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PD Wednesday Webinars

 

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Career & Professional Development at the Centre for Continuing Education is excited to launch a new weekly professional development webinar series, PD Wednesday Webinars.

Fall 2020Join us for free as our instructors discuss a variety of topics. Take one hour every Wednesday to learn with us each week!

  • Wednesdays at 11am beginning April 29
  • Free to attend in April, May and June
  • One-hour long
  • Presented over ZOOM
  • Registration required
CLICK on each Header to sort the column alphabetically or by date.
Webinar 11:00am▲▼ Instructor ▲▼ Date▲▼
Model for Improvement: Rapid Change in Times of Crisis Trish Livingstone Jul 15
Creating an Open, Safe, Innovative Team Culture Cristine Saxon Jul 22
A Pragmatic Guide to Business Analysis Planning Ryan Gerstmar Jul 29
Achieving Project Success and Career Advancement Shari Hildred Aug 5
Business Analysis Principles: Listening, Learning and Leading Eli Rizk Aug 12
A Baker's Dozen - 13 Different Ways to Lead Cristine Saxon Aug 19
Leading and Motivating Employees Bob Hornsberger Aug 26

 

Model for Improvement: Rapid Change in Times of Crisis - Trish Livingstone

Wednesday, July 15,  11am

Learn how to use the Model for Improvement to make changes in response to the pandemic such as complying with new government and organizational regulations or developing new service delivery modes. Learn how to use this simple and powerful tool for accelerating improvement in your organization. The Model for Improvement is based on answering three questions: What are we trying to accomplish? How will we know that a change is an improvement? What changes can we make that will result in improvement? The Model for Improvement is based on the applied science of improvement that emphasizes innovation, rapid testing and replication. It draws on other disciplines, like psychology and statistics, for methods and tools.

Creating an Open, Safe, Innovative Team Culture - Cristine Saxon

Wednesday, July 22, 11am

Building a team culture that is open and safe sparks innovation. Pick up a leadership book at an airport bookstore and you will find examples of leading-edge companies, game changers in the world of innovation, and they have this in common: an open and safe culture and engaged employees. In this one-hour webinar, you will learn some tips on how to create more openness and safety in your own teams, whether you are a leader or an employee. You’ll be invited to think about the principles of leadership that create openness and safety, and how to set clear expectations so that employees will lean in, step up and become even more innovative.

A Pragmatic Guide to Business Analysis Planning - Ryan Gerstmar

Wednesday, July 29, 11am

Effective and efficient requirements gathering and analysis requires a plan. This webinar will cover the crucial information required along with techniques, tips, and tools that are useful for developing a Business Analysis plan. This webinar will include: understanding your organization’s culture and capabilities; stakeholder analysis and how a RACI matrix can be useful; determining what meetings are required; prioritizing and ordering meetings; and how to schedule meetings.

Achieving Project Success and Career Advancement - Shari Hildred

Wednesday, August 5, 11am

Project management (PM) supports successful project completion while utilizing available resources to the fullest extent. Now, more than ever before, employers are seeking PM expertise to help achieve organizational goals. This one-hour webinar will provide an overview of the benefits of PM and a provide a glimpse into the Project Management Certificate offered by the Center of Continuing Education. This session will focus on PM training with an overview of the course at-a-glance, and will examine how training can be leveraged to support project and organizational goals. Most importantly, attendees will gain knowledge on the potential to advance career paths through training in project management!

Business Analysis Principles: Listening, Learning and Leading- Eli Rizk

Wednesday, August 12, 11am

The work of business analysis requires that a medley of skills be brought together. Listening for what the right problem is to be solved, being a bridge between the highly technical and their business partners, learning how to best reach your stakeholders, whether they are front line staff or senior management, and providing good leadership are all just another day in the life of a business analyst! This informative webinar will talk about the skills of a business analyst and how those skills translate into tangible and positive outcomes for any project or team.

A Baker's Dozen - 13 Different Ways to Lead - Cristine Saxon

Wednesday, August 19, 11am

If you are like most leaders, you are always looking for more ideas on how to lead people more effectively to get great results; and as leadership theory and research continues to develop, it is becoming increasingly clear that ‘one size does not fit all’. In this webinar, you will get a taste of 13 different approaches you can use to ensure that you are using the right tool for the job, and customizing your leadership to meet the needs of each individual employee in each unique situation. You will walk away with a few more recipes for your leadership kitchen, and some ideas you can start to bake right away.

Leading and Motivating Employees - Bob Hornsberger

Wednesday, August 26, 11am

Leadership is fundamental to achieving the results wanted within organizations, groups or teams. In this one-hour webinar, we will discuss the impact that leadership has on the culture of the workplace and on the organizational results. Time will be spent on the four levels of leadership within an organization and the importance of gaining and maintaining trust with the people you lead. We will clarify what motivation is and how it links to engagement, discretionary effort and employee empowerment. Some key motivational principles and tips will also be presented.