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Leadership Tune-Up — UW ARC 360

June 19, 2019
Catherine Bachy, Organizational Excellence Partner Leadership can be a lonely venture. Whether early in a career or after many years of experience, leaders inevitably develop blind spots in their awareness and in their effectiveness, yet the dynamics of authority and power sometimes get in the way of receiving honest feedback. A 360-degree assessment can be a vital tool in discovering what’s working and what’s not. As the name suggests, 360 assessments rely on collecting feedback from people ...
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Upcoming leadership offerings

June 12, 2019
Offerings include Core Strengths — Results Through Relationships, which is part of our SLP Level 2 suite of offerings, and Systems Wisdom, a new one-day workshop. Check out all our summer offerings.
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Communication strategies (PDF)

June 12, 2019
“Author and former presidential speechwriter James Humes wrote, “”The art of communication is the language of leadership.” Access this Communication Strategies microlearning module to discover how to express yourself more effectively, speak like a STAR and ask good questions.
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Upcoming classes

May 15, 2019
Limited spaces are available in the following late May and early June classes: Negotiating Effectively, Labor Relations Skills, and Peer Coaching and Communities of Practice. Check out upcoming classes by date in POD’s online catalog.
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Employee development and coaching

May 15, 2019
POD offers a variety of ways to help you help your team members succeed! Check out this page for information on classes and coaching along with links to downloadable resources and toolkits.
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Interpersonal skills — moving the conversation along (PDF)

May 15, 2019
“Sometimes when it looks like I’m deep in thought, I’m just trying not to have a conversation with people,” said musician Pete Wentz. We’re not all natural conversationalists, especially with conversations we may be nervous or worried about. If you sometimes struggle with one-on-one communication, access this microlearning module (PDF) to help conversations move more fluidly by asking for examples, using repetition, summary questions and asking for clarity.
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Career Planning Resource

May 15, 2019
Looking for self-directed career planning for yourself or a tool to use with team member?  This Career Planning Resource (PDF) provides worksheets that walk the user through five key steps: career concepts, development questions, goal-setting, development methods and action planning.
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Strive for excellence

April 30, 2019
Announcing the Partnership for Organizational Excellence, a new University-supported program designed to assist academic leaders and units with strategic goals, leadership and team development, and organizational needs. Learn more about at POE’s services and staff.
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Appreciative inquiry — changing the way you think (PDF)

April 2, 2019
““We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorns have roses” (Alphonse Karr, A Tour Round My Garden). Access this microlearning module (PDF) for insights and activities on shifting your thinking and harnessing the power of positivity in order to overcome obstacles and achieve goals.
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Switch: How to Change Things When Change is Hard, by Chip and Dan Heath

April 2, 2019
Recommended by Catherine Bachy, Organizational Excellence Analyst, UW Professional & Organizational Development Overwhelmed by change? This engaging, seven minute video summarizes the key points of the Heath brothers’ popular book on change. Delight in the graphic storyboard review and refresh your toolkit on how to manage change for yourself and your team. For a deeper dive and real world examples and tips on how to navigate change, read the book. And if you don’t have time to read the ...
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