Trends and Issues in the Work Place

Course # 47-196-411

Course Description

In Trends and Issues in the Workplace the participant will examine emerging trends and issues impacting today's workplace. The participant will design strategies and develop skills appropriate for dealing with the trends and issues of the contemporary workplace. Specific course content will vary significantly offering to offering based on unique needs and interest of course participants.

selectSectionStart DateEnd DateCreditsAvailable SeatsInstructorMTWThFSSuTimeLocationCost
Select0006Apr 3, 2018Apr 3, 20180.125Charles Draheim 8:00 AM to 12:00 PMSWTC-Bldg 500-Room 520$100.00
Managing in Times of Full Employment - Business is on a decade long expansion, the labor pool is shrinking, baby boomers are retiring, and unemployment is at historic lows. This set of factors has created a "perfect storm" for employers attempting to expand their workforces to support increased business opportunities. These times call for creativity in attracting and retaining key human resources. In this workshop participants will develop strategies to support their efforts to expand their workforce, with emphasis on: The cost of workforce shortage, understanding the changing labor pool, expanding the potential labor pool, making yours the preferred workplace and moving from motivation to engagement.

Select0004Apr 5, 2018Apr 5, 20180.124Craig Woodhouse 1:30 PM to 4:30 PMSWTC-Bldg 500-Room 520$75.00
Managing Generational Diversity in the Workplace - Changing demographics bring challenges and opportunities to the workplace. Are you maximizing the capabilities of your young leaders? Are your Baby Boomers comfortable passing the baton to the next generation? Come learn more about the strengths and differences of the 4 generations that now make up our workforce. Case studies, best practices and your examples will be explored.

Select0008Apr 17, 2018Apr 24, 20180.224Charles Draheim 8:00 AM to 12:00 PMSWTC-Bldg 500-Room 520$175.00
Emotional Intelligence - Registration deadline April 6. Purchase textbook ( ISBN 978-0974320625 must be new to have access code for online assessment) & complete prework (online assessment and print personalized report to bring to first course date) required prior to start date of this course. Any questions, please contact Business & Industry Services or 608.822.2360. Emotional Intelligence (EI) is the capability of individuals to recognize their own and other people's emotions, discern different feelings and label them, use emotional information to guide thinking and behavior, and manage and/or adjust emotions to adapt to environments or to achieve one's goals. Research suggests that Emotional Intelligence accounts for 67% of abilities deemed necessary for successful leadership and may be twice as important as IQ in predicting leadership effectiveness. Research has also shown that 90% of top performers across all fields have high Emotional Intelligence. But unlike IQ, Emotional Intelligence can be learned. Utilizing an on-line Emotional Intelligence Assessment as a starting point workshop participants will: Identify their current EI level across four skill sets: self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, and relationship management, reflect on the relationship between emotions and behavior, explore strategies for improving each of the four EI skill sets and commit to a personal action plan to improve EI.