Webinar Series: Adapt and Thrive
in Changing Times
We're living through strange times, indeed. We may be "in this together" but we've got to deal with the uncertainties and changes in our work and personal lives individually. The College of Continuing and Professional Studies is here to help.
Through this series of webinars, we aim to bring you practical advice on working remotely, coping with stress, and navigating conflict.
Master Your Strengths and Boost Resilience
June 17 | Noon–1 p.m.
Presented by Karin Goettsch
The uncertainty of sudden major crises, as well as smaller everyday setbacks, can test our resilience. Our transforming workplace will require us to pay more attention to our overall wellness and balance and that of our teams. In addition to prioritizing self-care, you can draw on a set of your best inner qualities as positive drivers to help guide you in challenging situations and create a more fulfilling work experience.
In this webinar, we will:
- evaluate your resilience capability and some best practices for bouncing back.
- introduce an evidence-based character strengths profile.
- highlight how certain key character strengths linked to resilience can help you manage your reactions to the current pandemic.
- explore how to tap into your unique signature strengths to present your authentic self with more confidence to accomplish your professional and personal goals.
Karin Goettsch, PhD, CPTD, is a global talent and communication consultant who designs strategic talent and organizational development solutions, drawing on more than 20 years of HR, business and higher education experience. She coaches her clients on navigating the complexities of collaboration across boundaries with expertise in leadership development, global virtual teams, impactful communication, and cultural and emotional intelligence.
Resolving Conflict During Trying Times
May 14 | Noon–1 p.m.
Presented by Jean Morrison
Difficult and uncertain times put us at a higher risk of relationship tension, resulting in conflicts. We are shorter-fused, less tolerant, and therefore more at risk of being hooked by our emotions. The use of self-control and other self-management techniques is important to calming our emotions and strengthening relationships during this volatile time.
In this webinar we'll help you:
- recognize your pressure points and current response to stress and conflict.
- identify what has worked for you in resolving past conflicts.
- collaborate to accomplish shared goals.
- lower defensiveness by understanding and meeting each other’s needs.
- plan what you’re going to do differently to deter conflict from arising.
Jean Morrison's expertise includes conflict resolution, team building, performance management, and people management. Jean is president of human resource management consulting firm Morrison & Associates, Inc., and a founding partner of RESOLVE, a consulting firm providing conflict management and professional training and development services.
Managing Change and Stress in Unpredictable Times
April 30 | Noon–1 p.m.
Presented by Drs. Carolien Moors
We are all navigating unusual, unprecedented, and evolving challenges. The COVID-19 pandemic is profoundly affecting our own mental and physical health and that of our loved ones. It's impacting the way we conduct work—if we are fortunate to still be in a job—and the way we live our daily lives, with many of us in all-family, stay-at-home circumstances. We are of course in this together, and we are all responding in our distinctive ways, which may at times clash with how our family members or colleagues deal with the same circumstances.
After this webinar, you'll have:
- a better understanding of your and others' particular responses to unexpected changes and associated uncertainties.
- more ways to manage your worries, fear, and stress.
- insight into different ways you can assist others in managing their stress.
Carolien Moors, M.Psych and M.Ed., is an organizational consultant, speaker, and leadership and team coach from the Netherlands with 30 years of experience in Europe and the U.S. who focuses on candor, accountability, and change.
Strategies for Working Remotely
April 16 | Noon–1 p.m.
Presented by Karin Goettsch
The current global health and economic upheaval is transforming our work and personal lives in ways we couldn’t have imagined even a few months ago. Fortunately, we live in a time where technology connects many of us better than ever before. However, managing and contributing to a high-performing virtual team requires complex skills beyond logging in—skills you can learn and implement now.
In this webinar, we will explore:
- some myths of remote work arrangements.
- how to help colleagues feel a sense of belonging and collaboration.
- instituting accountability and performance expectations.
- expanded career development opportunities.
Karin Goettsch, PhD, CPTD, designs research-based strategic talent and organizational development solutions for prominent clients across industries and sectors. She consults and coaches on leadership, team building, effective communication, and other core topics, and specializes in intercultural communication on global virtual teams.
See all CCAPS professional development webinars on YouTube.