Personal Effectiveness Webinar Series
The School of Leadership and Professional Advancement offers a webinar series on ‘Personal Effectiveness'. These webinars are free to alumni, students, staff and friends of Duquesne University. All webinars are held noon to 1 p.m. EST.
Beyond Time Management - February 20 - 12 to 1 p.m. EST
Each day we complain that there just does not seem to be enough time to accomplish all the things that we want to get completed. While it is true that we always seem to have to fit more and more activities into each day, what has become necessary for us to master is the ability to complete the things that are of highest priority. This workshop is designed to improve participants' ability to successfully deliver on the goals they are responsible for achieving.
Negotiation - Getting to Win-Win - March 27 - 12 to 1 p.m. EST
The focus of win-win negotiation is to find a solution that both parties not only accept, but leaves them feeling that in some way they've won after the event. and Effective negotiation helps you to resolve situations where what you want conflicts with what someone else wants. The aim of win-win negotiation is to find a solution that is acceptable to both parties, and leaves both parties feeling that they've won, in some way, after the event.
Social Media for Leaders - April 24 - 12 to 1 p.m. EST
In this hyper-connected world, the emergence of social media has created more opportunities for executives to gather knowledge and build relationships. However, many still find social media daunting. Social media is a great tool that can help you to improve your practice of leadership, it requires a time investment but once it's part of your routine the return on investment - insights into your work and leadership, improve decision making capabilities, etc. - can be great. This webinar is for anyone who wants to learn how to effectively use social media - twitter, LinkedIn, blog, YouTube, Facebook and Pinterest - to become a more effective leader.
Strategic Thinking in a Changing World - May 8 - 12 to 1 p.m. EST
Amidst the turbulence of today's global economy, leaders need to find ways of uncovering opportunities to create value for their organizations. Strategic thinking is therefore a much needed and required skill for a leader, as it informs and determines the input to your strategic plan. This webinar explores the six things that executives need to do well to strengthen their ability to think strategically. Leaders who excel at strategic thinking, not only understand the fundamental drivers of their business but that a dialog must often be held to challenge conventional thinking about those drivers.
Leading Organizational Change - June 13 - 12 to 1 p.m. EST
Organizations need to innovate and change in order to survive. Yet, while many in organizations seem to be able to solve complicated technical problems, they fail miserably at implementing even the simplest changes. Whether it comes through strategic planning or as a response to outside events, change must be managed effectively to achieve organisational excellence. This webinar will help you to answer the question - How do you help people open themselves up to change? Leaders must learn how to not only manage change, but also how to manage the inevitable human transitions that people experience when faced with significant change. Participants in this training will learn how to deal with these dual challenges and how to lead their organisations through the change process.
Project Management Leadership - July 30 - 12 to 1 p.m. EST
Leading a successful project is more than just managing schedules and paperwork. It requires the project leader to have strong interpersonal skills, the ability to guide a team through change, work effectively with people in different roles and deal with conflict. This webinar will show you how to apply effective leadership strategies and skills to improve project implementation.
Building Effective Work Relationships - August 28 - 12 to 1 p.m. EST
The quality of work relationships in organizations has a tremendous impact on the level of employee productivity. Employees caught up in bickering and disruptive conflicts are more likely to produce poor work, whereas a cohesive and collaborative staff can create an effective and productive organization. Unfortunately, poor work relationships are prevalent in many organizations, and managers are not always comfortable or prepared to deal with them. This webinar will look at how to cultivate positive relationships among the employees in your work team. Topics will focus on Dynamic Listening, How to Work with Difficult People, Keys to Giving Constructive Feedback, and Resolving Conflicts among Team Members.
Leading With Emotional Intelligence - September 25 - 12 to 1 p.m. EST
Recent studies have shown that emotional intelligence is a powerful key to effective leadership - it can have a profound effect on a person's ability to create more collaborative, rewarding, and satisfying workplace relationships. In this webinar you will learn how to evaluate your current level of emotional intelligence, understand how your emotions affect others - and how their emotions affect you, and identify your communication strengths and weaknesses. Learn why Emotional Intelligence is so important to your career. Learn how to interact, communicate, and collaborate successfully with all types of people.
Leading Effective Meetings - October 29- 12 to 1 p.m. EST
Learn how to present ideas as a meeting participant or discover the tools to make meetings achieve results.
Communicating for Results - November 27 - 12 to 1 p.m. EST
This webinar will look at communication techniques that improve the engagement and effectiveness among team members.