Professional Development Webinars

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Webinar Series: Avoiding Burnout at Work

In today’s fast-paced, pressure-filled work climate, we need tools and tips to keep from losing our marbles. This three-webinar series aims to help you boost your emotional intelligence, enhance teamwork, and develop a learning and growth mindset to avoid burnout at work. 

Mindsets and the Power of Perspectives

Mindsets are assumptions and expectations about ourselves and others that guide our decisions, practices, and interactions. The view that you adopt of yourself and others strongly affects the way you conduct yourself in professional settings and how you interact with or lead your teams. For example, a mindset that favors dedication, grit, and hard work matters as much as innate brains and talent.

In this webinar we looked at:

  • the impact of the labels we put on our own and other people’s words and actions.
  • the relationship between mindset, resilience, stress management, and success.
  • strategies for making shifts in thinking that can positively impact life and work.

Carolien Moors, MPsych and MEd, has applied psychology and business insight to challenges faced by leaders and teams as an organizational consultant, speaker, and coach, focusing on candor, accountability, and change for more than 30 years.

Presented on May 20, 2021.

Teamwork: Small Acts, Big Wins

Resilient teams are just as important to businesses as resilient individuals. Especially today, we need teams that can overcome the challenges of these unusual times. A critical foundational component of resilient teams is a climate in which team members feel comfortable expressing and being themselves. Also called “psychological safety,” it is one of the characteristics that most high-performing teams have in common. So how do you build and maintain psychological safety? You may be surprised at how a few small changes can positively impact your team in significant ways.

In the webinar we examined:

  • what psychological safety is and why it is important.
  • ways to make it safe for team members to be themselves.
  • useful tips to express emotions without “getting emotional.”

Nan Gesche, MA, is an educator, speaker, and coach who aims to “help people play well together.” She has guided organizations through change management, resiliency building, and conflict management for over 20 years.

Presented on April 22, 2021

Cultivate Emotional Intelligence to Manage Stress

Are you looking for techniques to fortify your resilience and well-being? It goes without saying that stress has been a long-standing factor in our professional and personal lives, even before the pandemic. We all can get frazzled at different times and react to it in different ways, but stress is something we can all relate to—and a well-developed emotional intelligence is key to minimizing its effects.

During this webinar, we explore:

  • the nature and importance of emotional intelligence.
  • a research-based emotional intelligence model that addresses stress management.  
  • how to evaluate ourselves on three of the key components: flexibility, stress tolerance, and optimism.
  • strategies for strengthening these components of our emotional intelligence for better workplace and personal satisfaction.

Webinar presenter 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.

Presented on March 25, 2021.

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Lisa Beckham, Professional Development Enrollment Advisor

Meet Lisa Beckham

As your enrollment advisor, I'm here to help you choose which programs are the best fit to meet your career goals. There are three ways to connect with me: give me a call at 612-301-3091, email me, or schedule an appointment on my calendar below.

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I work with an extremely talented enrollment team where I advise adult learners about professional development programs to help them achieve their career goals. Before working for the University of Minnesota, I spent six years working with College Possible, a nonprofit organization that supports students in gaining access to and navigating through college. When not at work, I love reading fantasy books, watching goofy cartoons, traveling, and walking for exercise. I also enjoy cooking, baking, and playing board games.