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  • Sessions are free and open to all Tulane staff and faculty members.
  • Attendees may choose any session.You can mix and match across tracks. 
  • Space is limited, so registration is required for all breakout sessions and keynote luncheon. 
  • Most breakout sessions will be held at the Lavin-Bernick Center (LBC), however, technical track sessions will be held at the Innovative Learning Center

Agenda

You can browse the learning tracks, breakout sessions and speakers below.

Agenda

Professional Development Day - September 2019

Registration

8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Welcome Address

8:30 AM to 8:40 AM

Speaker/Facilitator: Dr. Robin Forman

Qatar Ballroom

President's Message

8:40 AM to 8:50 AM

Speaker/Facilitator: President Michael Fitts

Qatar Ballroom

Lead the Charge

8:50 AM to 9:00 AM

Speaker/Facilitator: Dr. Shantay Bolton

Qatar Ballroom

Resource Fair

10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

More Information

Keynote & Lunch

11:45 AM to 12:45 PM

Introduction: Dr. J. Davidson Porter

Speaker/Facilitator: Patrick Norton

Qatar Ballroom - Registration is required.

Close Out

4:40 PM to 5:00 PM

Speaker/Facilitator: Jason Chretien

Qatar Ballroom

Track 1: Connect - Effective Communication

"Why Are We Here? : The Business of Tulane"

9:15 AM to 10:15 AM

Speaker/Facilitator: Alysia Loshbaugh

Target Audience: All

Session Description

An overview of the University's strategic priorities and how they impact every employee. 

Learning Outcomes

Knowledge of the three strategic priorities of the university.

How they relate to me.

How can I support them.

Maximizing the Benefits of Generational Diversity in the Workplace

10:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Speaker/Facilitator: Laura Osteen , Erica Woodley

Target Audience: Supervisors, Managers

Session Description

This course will help managers and supervisors understand potential generational differences among their staff members, and how to bring out the best qualities of each individual using the generational research as a guide.

Learning Outcomes

Understand the generational differences and similarities among the Baby Boomers, X'ers, Millennials and Generation Z.

Learn how to cater their approaches based on generational guidelines without overly simplifying individual differences.

Learn how to lead multiple generations in a way that brings out the strengths of each.

"Mutual Conversations Can't be Inappropriate for the Workplace, right?"

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

Speaker/Facilitator: Tiffany Smith, Ruth Riley

Target Audience: All

Session Description

Civil Treatment for Employees is a dynamic and interactive learning experience that utilizes realistic workplace scenarios to provide individuals individuals and teams with skills and insights required to enhance engagement, inclusion, productivity, and professionalism.

Learning Outcomes

Understand how professionalism, fair conduct relates to and furthers Tulane’s mission.

Know your responsibilities and the role they play in fostering a professional workplace

Apply a model of speaking up about concerns to others.

“A Practical Guide to Owning your Career Development”

2:15 PM to 3:15 PM

Speaker/Facilitator: Cherie Duckworth , Omar Stanton

Target Audience: All

Session Description

Employees must be actively engaged in the advancement of their careers. This session will provide attendees with tips, tools, and techniques necessary for managing their careers.

Learning Outcomes

Participants will be able to evaluate their current career path.

Develop tangible strategies to aid in career development with measurable outcomes.

Participants will be able to use technology effectively to support career development.

Learning to Delegate

3:30 PM to 4:30 PM

Speaker/Facilitator: Liv Newman , Donata Henry

Target Audience: Faculty

Session Description

This presentation will examine the resistance many faculty have towards delegating and investigate potential areas in which delegating tasks can be most useful.

Learning Outcomes

Identify workload bottlenecks & evaluate potential areas for delegation.

Articulate resistance to delegating tasks.

Awareness of campus and professional resources to decrease workload bottlenecks.

Track 2: Learn - Performance Management

Lifelong learning to advance your career, at any stage.

9:15 AM to 10:15 AM

Speaker/Facilitator: Steven Siden

Target Audience: All

Session Description

No one is going to be a bigger advocate for your career path than you.  Join LinkedIn as they uncover tips and tools to help you assess your current skillset and how to plan to grow in your career.  We will also discuss the Education industry labor market trends and reveal today’s most in demand skills.

 

 

Learning Outcomes

Assess your current skillset.

Plan your career growth.

Understand current in demand skills

Feedback is a Gift: How to Effectively Give & Receive It

10:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Speaker/Facilitator: Katrina Greene

Target Audience: All

Session Description

Giving and receiving feedback is an essential and critical skill to be successful in any industry. This session will provide best practices to effectively deliver feedback to others and help you to better receive feedback from others.

Learning Outcomes

Understand the importance of giving and receiving feedback.

Learn the STAR coaching method to effectively deliver feedback with confidence.

Gain a new perspective to receive feedback with gratitude vs. defensiveness.

Email Jail

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

Speaker/Facilitator: Angela Breckenridge

Target Audience: All

Session Description

Light-hearted, interactive session about effective communication with a focus on how we use email. Participants can expect to discuss the benefits and traps of using email to communicate. The session opens with some statistics on the use of email and a few email “myth-busters.” Participants will then examine real messages and determine why the communication was effective/ineffective . We'll discuss why email can be a double-edged sword and strategies for avoiding the pitfalls. The session will also inlcude a dramatization of a mock trial for email "violations" using real-world examples. Participants play the roles of jury, defendant, defense attorney, plaintiff and prosecutor. The jury reaches a verdict on 2 cases, and if necessary, a judge determines the penalty: probation? Community service? Or email jail?

Learning Outcomes

Know when and when not to use email.

Understand when to manage email to increase productivity.

Apply best practices for effective email communication.

My TU Journey

2:15 PM to 3:15 PM

Speaker/Facilitator: Jennifer Coursey

Panel: Faculty and Staff

Target Audience: All

Session Description

Join us for an honest and engaging panel discussion with some of our staff and faculty as they share their own career journey. Learn about some of the obstacles or challenges they may have faced along the way and how they overcame those barriers. Hear what advice they would give someone starting out on their own career journey. Participants will have an opportunity to ask the panel questions. 

Learning Outcomes

Share an example of a career journey.

Understand that each career journey is unique.

Recognize a career opportunity.

Coaching for Performance: The Exponential Difference

3:30 PM to 4:30 PM

Speaker/Facilitator: Timmothy Dickens

Target Audience: All

Session Description

A “culture of coaching” means that your senior executives, managers, and front-line staff and faculty bring out the best in each other, constantly improve results, and build an unstoppable team that works for common goals. Ultimately a culture of coaching enables employees to have the business and emotional intelligence to delight customers, implement ideas which increase innovation and creativity, and increase the value of your organization.

Learning Outcomes

Define coaching and understand the true value it brings to professional environments.

Know the steps of the Coaching Engagement and how it improves accountability & results.

Recognize how coaching improves communication up, down, and across the organization.

Track 3: Grow - Supervisory Skills

Onboarding for Success

9:15 AM to 10:15 AM

Speaker/Facilitator: Jenna Zeringue

Target Audience: Supervisors, Managers

Session Description

This session will cover the importance of successfully onboarding new employees in your department. Effective onboarding goes far beyond just attending orientation on their first day. This session will give you the tools you need to onboard your new employees so that they are set up for success in their new position!

Learning Outcomes

Understand the importance of properly onboarding your new employees beyond orientation day.

Discover best practices in onboarding new employees in your department.

Ideas & resources to better onboard your new employees to ensure a successful tenure at Tulane.

Budget 101 and Beyond

10:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Speaker/Facilitator: Heather Hargrave , Pete Simonson

Target Audience: Supervisors, Managers

Session Description

Do you have financial management responsibilities? What exactly does that mean and what does the University expect you to do?

This course will review the University financial model, how budgets are developed, the need for monitoring to assist in meeting the University’s financial goals, the important role that you play and what tools are available to help you.

Learning Outcomes

Learn about the University’s Responsibility Centered Management financial model

Learn about the important role financial management plays in supporting the University’s mission.

Knowledge of tools available to support financial monitoring and forecasting for your departments.

Tulane Supply Chain

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

Speaker/Facilitator: Michael Dirnbauer, Bill Van Cleve

Target Audience: Supervisors, Managers

Session Description

Learn how to obtain goods and services for Tulane.

Learning Outcomes

Familiarization and where to find Tulane procurement policies.

Methods for contract review.

Purchase standard catalog items.

Managing Change

2:15 PM to 3:15 PM

Speaker/Facilitator: Amanda Rosenzweig

Target Audience: All

Session Description

Managing change means managing people’s fears. Getting people on board and participating in the change will make the difference. Individuals will have to do their jobs differently, and it is the degree to which they change their behaviors and processes that will make or break the experience. Come learn about one person’s experience defining, understanding and managing expectations. Engage in short activities that will help you experience shifts in the working environment.

Learning Outcomes

Prioritize people by addressing concerns and improving change.

Align employees objectives to change

Recognize and celebrate change milestones.

Leading from Experience

3:30 PM to 4:30 PM

Speaker/Facilitator: Human Resources Business Partners

Target Audience: Supervisors, Managers

Session Description

An interactive panel discussion where Tulane leaders will share their personal managerial experiences and best practices. The presentation will be an interesting opportunity for knowledge exchange between the panel and the audience.

Learning Outcomes

How to coach and mentor employees for development.

Effective communication.

Accessible tools and resources.

Track 4: Lead - Leadership

Emotional Intelligence

9:15 AM to 10:15 AM

Speaker/Facilitator: Carla Major , Dr. Shantay Bolton

Target Audience: All

Session Description

Good leaders are emotionally literate and secure and are not threatened by others or their differing opinions and beliefs. This workshop will help attendees develop robust relationships, solve problems using both logic and feelings, maintain an optimistic and positive outlook, cultivate flexibility in stressful situations, help others express their needs, respond to difficult people and situations calmly and thoughtfully and respond to change with grace and optimism.

Learning Outcomes

Clearly understand the benefit of raising their emotional quotient. Identify and assess the five components of Emotional Intelligence.

Identify and assess the five components of Emotional Intelligence :self-awareness, self-regulation, motivation, empathy and social skills.

Recognize and examine their moods, emotions, and drives, as well as their effect on others.

Designing an Impactful Presentation

10:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Speaker/Facilitator: Liv Newman , Donata Henry

Target Audience: All, Faculty

Session Description

This presentation will use the theory of effective course design to create an effective presentation.

Learning Outcomes

Articulate the learning objectives of a presentation.

Create two to four learning outcomes.

Analyze different active learning techniques.

Strategic Workforce Planning in Higher Education? Really!

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

Speaker/Facilitator: Jason Chretien

Target Audience: Supervisors, Managers

Session Description

Higher education is a people-centric industry that is only as good as its workforce. With strategic workforce planning, we gain the knowledge needed to make decisions based on hiring the right people to perform the right activities at the right time. Thus, a future-aligned, talent-focused, people-centric workforce is central to achieving institutional objectives.

Learning Outcomes

Understand the importance of strategic workforce planning in higher education.

Develop a strategy for starting the process at your department or school.

Understand common pitfalls with strategic workforce planning and how to avoid them.

Innovation Jam

1:00 PM to 3:15 PM

Target Audience: Faculty, Staff

More Information

Leaders of Tomorrow - Understanding Tulane students from their perspective

2:15 PM to 3:15 PM

Speaker/Facilitator: Brian Johnson (Panel)

Target Audience: All

Session Description

Tulane students are the best and the brightest. Each and every day our students push themselves to be the leaders of tomorrow. Come join this session for an opportunity to interact and hear directly from our students in a panel discussion.

Learning Outcomes

Participants will gain a deeper understanding about Tulane students leadership contribution while on campus.

Participants will learn about students hopes, dreams, and motivation to excel as students and future alumni.

Participants will be able to appreciate the diversity of experiences that our students experience during their time at Tulane.

Managing Organizational Change

3:30 PM to 4:30 PM

Speaker/Facilitator: Halima Leak Francis

Target Audience: Supervisors, Managers

Session Description

This session will examine the role of managers and leaders in facilitating organizational change. It will explore the relationship between the nature and process of change within organizations and the impact on organizational effectiveness.

Learning Outcomes

Develop an understanding of the role of managers and leaders during the process of organizational change.

Enhance proficiency in leading and managing self and others while experiencing organizational change.

Develop knowledge, tools, and strategies that will help organizational leaders and managers overcome barriers to successful organizational change.

Track 5: Technical Workshops

Excel - Beginner

9:15 AM to 10:15 AM

Speaker/Facilitator: Olivia Mitchell

Innovative Learning Center & Webinar

Target Audience: All

Session Description

Excel is arguably the most important software product in the modern workplace. In this workshop you will learn how to begin your journey with Excel. We will cover the basics including navigating spreadsheets, calculating functions, and sorting columns.

Learning Outcomes

Understand the uses of Excel.

Know how to navigate to the Excel training in LinkedIn Learning.

Learn how to complete basic functions, freeze panes, sort columns, and print spreadsheets.

Organize and Cite Your Research Using a Citation Management Tool: Zotero

10:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Speaker/Facilitator: Sean Knowlton

Innovative Learning Center & Webinar

Target Audience: All

Session Description

Zotero is a free, open-source citation management too to help you collect, organize, cite, and share your research. In this workshop, participants will install Zotero, add sources to your library, learn the basics of organizing and managing, and create a bibliography in the citation style of your choice.

Learning Outcomes

Understand the benefits of using a citation management tool.

Know how to use Zotero to capture sources, including full-text sources, organize their collection, and correct errors.

Create a bibliography manually using word processor integration.

Getting started with Zoom

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

Speaker/Facilitator: Travis Detillier

Innovative Leaning Center & Webinar

Target Audience: All

Session Description

Want to get into videoconferencing but don't know where to start? Start here!

Learning Outcomes

Create a Zoom account

Schedule and host meetings.

How to use meeting controls.

Excel - Intermediate

2:15 PM to 3:15 PM

Speaker/Facilitator: Olivia Mitchell

Innovative Learning Center & Webinar

Target Audience: All

Session Description

This session takes a deeper dive into Excel. In this session we will review important tools including pivot tables, Vlookups, and Flash Fill. This session aims to prepare you in your next steps as you become more proficient in Excel.

Learning Outcomes

Understand Tulane specific uses of Excel.

Know how to navigate to the Excel training in LinkedIn Learning.

Learn how to use Pivot Tables, Vlookups, Conditional Formatting and other tools.

Spark your Creativity: Using Adobe Creative Cloud in the Workplace

3:30 PM to 4:30 PM

Speaker/Facilitator: Bobbie Garner-Coffie , Kate Johnson

Innovative Learning Center & Webinar

Target Audience: All

Session Description

Adobe is not just for Forms anymore. Use the tools in Adobe Creative Cloud to design and develop amazing work, solve business problems and find new opportunities for growth and professional development..

Learning Outcomes

Access adobe creative cloud for Tulane.

Create a presentation using Adobe Spark

Navigate through menus in Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Acrobat Tools.

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Registration 

Registration will be managed in our learning management system, TULearn.

You will be required to log in using your Tulane sign-on credentials.Once registered, you will receive a confirmation and calendar invitation via email.

Register

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Please contact the L&OD team if you have any questions.