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Ombuds In-Person and Online Workshops for April and May

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The Ombuds Office provides confidential and impartial assistance for staff, faculty and students by listening to their concerns, facilitating communication and conflict resolution, and offering information and referral. For more information on any of these workshops, please visit the website.

Ombuds 1These new workshops are offered in-person or online. For online workshops, a Zoom link will be sent out after registration.

Depolarizing Conversations

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Register here for Zoom workshop

The goal of this workshop is to have productive and respectful conversations with others whose views differ from our own. The content is based on the work of several authors. You will learn how to depolarize conversations while honoring each other’s humanity and personal values.

Wednesday, April 17, 12 pm to 1:30 pm, Frey Hall, Room 211
Friday, April 26, 12 pm to 1:30 pm, Health Sciences Center, Level 2, Room 101
Wednesday, May 8, 12 pm to 1:30 pm via Zoom

Workplace Dynamics

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Register here for Zoom workshop

In today’s dynamic and interconnected workplace, success is not only measured by individual skills, but by how well we navigate relationships, understand workplace dynamics and connect with each other. Every workplace has its own culture, management style, and people with different backgrounds and personalities. Topics covered are:

  1. Workplace dynamics
  2. Power dynamics
  3. Why do relationships break down?
  4. Creating successful relationships

Friday, April 19, 12 pm to 1:30 pm, Health Sciences Center, Level 2, Room 101
Wednesday, April 24, 12 pm to 1:30 pm, Frey Hall, Room 211
Wednesday, May  15, 12 pm to 1:30 pm via Zoom

Management Roundtable (for supervisors only)

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Register here for Zoom workshop

A Space for Managers to Listen, Learn and Share

The ombuds will facilitate a discussion with supervisors. The purpose of the roundtable is to address common supervisory issues and to empower supervisors to:

  1. Explore options in solving workplace problems
  2. Identify helpful institutional resources (e.g., other offices, policies and procedures)
  3. Create a respectful, productive and inclusive culture
  4. Learn about the Ombuds Office’s Quick Tips and Library on workplace topics

When registering for the workshop, supervisors can indicate their challenges in the aggregate without any identifying information. The focus will be on current issues that supervisors bring to the table. There will also be case scenarios for discussion.

Wednesday, May 1, 12 pm to 2 pm, Frey Hall, Room 211
Friday, May 3, 12 to 2 pm, Health Sciences Center, Level 2, Room 101
Friday, May 10, 12 pm to 2 pm via Zoom

Visit the website for a list of workshop titles and descriptions. Upon request, workshops will be customized for your department, class or work group.

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