Upcoming Events

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Delivering Powerful Presentations - How to Get RAVE Reviews

November 7, 2017 8:30 AM  – 12:30 PM
Cram Alumni House, Barn [Torrey Barn]

Please note - This training is divided into 2 half day sessions. Attendance is required at both training dates: November 7 & 14, 2017.

Giving presentations is an often dreaded task in the workplace today. However, effective presentation skills can be the stepping stone for individual career and Bowdoin college success. In this workshop, we create a safe environment for you to build and practice your presentation skills (maximum 8 participants).

Objectives:
1. Recognize your presentation strengths and identify specific areas to develop. 
2. Build your presentation confidence.
3. Identify your objectives, and  understand and interact with your audience
4. Organize your presentation more easily and effectively.
5. Review and practice improving your nonverbal communication, including visuals and body language.
6. Practice a 5 - 7 min presentation and received valuable verbal and written feedback.
7. Write and commit to applying the skills on your next presentation.

Data & Dessert Series: Introduction to ArcGIS Online

November 9, 2017 4:00 PM  – 5:30 PM
Visual Arts Center, 304 [North]

Join Gabriella Papper and Sabina Hartnett to learn more about ArcGIS Online and how faculty are using it in their courses and research.

Sponsored by the Digital and Computational Studies Program and Academic Technology & Consulting.

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Time Management - How To Be More Effective & Satisfied - Session I*

December 5, 2017 8:30 AM  – 12:30 PM
Moulton Union, Lancaster Lounge

In this 24/7 time we live in, many of us are feeling overworked and overwhelmed. Students, parents, staff, faculty and even community members often want our time and attention. We'll look at specific strategies you can apply to address your challenges and improve your effectiveness and satisfaction.


Session I Objectives -
1. Connect with other Bowdoin staff on your time management challenges.
2. Increase self-awareness and self-care to promote effectiveness and satisfaction.
3. Identify the challenges and value of staying focused in today's distracted environment.
4. Practice looking at patterns of behavior and organization that can support or derail you.
5. Review essentials for setting and achieving your priorities.
6. Write and commit to an action plan to apply the skills on the job.


*Session II will be offered 2/27/2018. Sessions I and II offer different learning objectives and can be taken separately or together. For more information on the learning objectives for each session, visit the Employee Enrichment Calendar on the HR website Learning page.

Data & Dessert Series: Introduction to R Studio

December 7, 2017 4:00 PM  – 5:30 PM
Visual Arts Center, 304 [North]

Join Gabriella Papper and Sabina Hartnett to learn more about R and how faculty are using it in their courses and research.

Sponsored by the Digital and Computational Studies Program and Academic Technology & Consulting.

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Skillful Conversations - How to Communicate to Build Relationships and Get Results - Session I*

December 12, 2017 8:30 AM  – 12:30 PM
Moulton Union, Main Lounge

We often set aside time on our calendar to learn the latest technology, yet we may not spend any learning time on improving our communication skills. Yet, think of the biggest challenges you have at work, don't they often revolve around conversations with others? In this interactive session, we'll discuss and practice specific skills to build relationships and get results. 


Session I Objectives -
1. Connect with other Bowdoin staff on your communication challenges.
2. Observe and recognize the task and human needs of communication.
3. Identify the challenges and benefits of listening and 6 key skills to improve.
4. Review an effective model for giving positive feedback and feedback for improvement to others.
5. Write and commit to an action plan to apply the skills on the job.


*Session II will be offered 3/6/2018. Sessions I and II offer different learning objectives and can be taken separately or together. For more information on the learning objectives for each session, visit the Employee Enrichment Calendar on the HR website Learning page.