Professional Pathways: Intentional Career and Leadership Development, Starting from Wherever You Are Now

Wed, Dec 07, 2016 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT

Whether you are early in your career or have been a leader for many years, it is important to be intentional about your own professional and leadership development. In this webinar, we will consider the essential foundation for further developing as a... (continued)

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Crafting Effective Persuasive Arguments

Article defining the process of persuasion and the required elements to be successful. The article also provides links to examples high-stakes persuasion.

Article defining the process of persuasion and the required elements to be successful. The article also provides links to examples high-stakes persuasion.

http://www.colorado.edu/conflict/peace/treatment/usepersn.htm

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Communication Styles

This article provides an explanation to understand communication styles. There are four main styles in this exercise: Assertive Communication, Aggressive Communication, Passive Communication and Passive-Aggressive Communication.

This article provides an explanation to understand communication styles. There are four main styles in this... (continued)

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GTP Organizer Training

This checklist provides an outline on effective negotiations. It maintains that the most common misunderstanding about the world of power and ideology, leading to confusion about negotiations, is that we have our choice between cooperation and conflict.

This checklist provides an outline on effective negotiations. It maintains that... (continued)

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360-Degree Feedback

360 feedback is multi-source feedback, multi-rater assessment, upward feedback, and peer evaluation. Basically, each of these terms describes the process in which you evaluate yourself on a set of criteria, your manager evaluates you, as do your peers and direct reports. You receive a gap analysis detailing how you perceive yourself versus... (continued)

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Basics of Presentation Skills

Leaders make presentations to a wide variety of audiences, for example, Board members, employees, community leaders and groups of customers. Usually there is a lot that can be quickly gained or quickly lost from a presentation. A little bit of guidance goes a long way toward making a highly effective presentation.

Leaders make... (continued)

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Better Public Speaking & Presentation

Article providing tips on how to improve public speaking and presentation skills. The article also provides links to additional resources.

Article providing tips on how to improve public speaking and presentation skills. The article also provides links to additional resources.

http://www.mindtools.com/CommSkll/PublicSpeaking.htm

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Three Easy Steps to a Well Run Meeting

This article discusses three key aspects of effective meetings: setting appropriate goals, creating a preliminary agenda with timeframes, and preparing meeting participants.

This article discusses three key aspects of effective meetings: setting appropriate goals, creating a preliminary agenda with timeframes, and preparing meeting participants.

http://www.strategiccomm.com/meetingsfacil.html

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Leadership & Communication

This article explores how to address the many problems that occur in an organization resulting from people failing to communicate effectively.

This article explores how to address the many problems that occur in an organization resulting from people failing to communicate effectively.

http://www.nwlink.com/~donclark/leader/leadcom.html

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Seated Presentations - Don't Be A Sitting Duck

Article addressing the importance of standing during presentations with tips for presenting when the only option is to sit.

Article addressing the importance of standing during presentations with tips for presenting when the only option is to sit.

http://www.strategiccomm.com/seatedpres.html

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Conflict Resolution

Effective communication can be the key to resolving conflict; ineffective communication often may be the cause of, and exacerbate, conflict. Thinking of conflict often arouses strong, negative emotions (such as anger, resentment, confusion, etc.) that impact communication and impedes resolution.

http://www.npccny.org/info/pmei7.htm

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Humor + Training = Impact

Article promoting using humor in presentations and introducing techniques for incorporating it into a presentation to assist with public speaking.

Article promoting using humor in presentations and introducing techniques for incorporating it into a presentation to assist with public speaking.

http://www.volunteertoday.com/ARCHIVES2003/Feb03train.html

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The Center for Collaborative Organizations

Created for the purpose of education and research in all areas of collaborative work systems. This site contains many articles on Communication and Collaboration, Team Building, Leadership and Performance Management. Also, research articles on various aspects of team performance are offered. Articles in the archived... (continued)

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Basics of Conducting Performance Appraisals

This article provides tips on performance measurement and how to design and implement a valid performance review process.

This article provides tips on performance measurement and how to design and implement a valid performance review process.

http://managementhelp.org/employeeperformance/performance-appraisals.htm

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Public Speaking Website

Tutorial teaching the fundamentals of public speaking including assessing the situation, analyzing the audience, researching the topic, organizing and writing the speech, and delivering the presentation.

Tutorial teaching the fundamentals of public speaking including assessing the situation, analyzing the audience, researching the... (continued)

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Focus Groups: A Step-By-Step Guide

Book instructs readers in the use of focused group interviews as a tool for learning more about employees and customer groups. Provides sample agendas, checklists, and communication tools. Roles and tasks of those responsible for conducting focus groups are described as well.

http://www.amazon.com/Focus-Groups-Step-By-Step-Guide-Edition/dp/0966470877

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Team Management Systems (TMS)

The TMS approach focuses on identifying and understanding key work elements that prove to be a reliable and valid focus in explaining why some individuals, teams, and organizations perform,
work effectively and achieve their objectives,
while others fail. TMS offers research proven assessments that reveal critical dynamics to... (continued)

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Training Volunteer Speakers

Article offering tips for those new to public speaking. It demonstrates how to draft a powerful outline for a speech.

Article offering tips for those new to public speaking. It demonstrates how to draft a powerful outline for a speech.

http://www.volunteertoday.com/ARCHIVES2003/Feb03train.html

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10 Tips for Successful Public Speaking

Article addressing how to prepare for a positive public speaking experience. It emphasizes controlling nervousness, knowing the material, and practicing as keys to making effective, memorable presentations.

Article addressing how to prepare for a positive public speaking experience. It emphasizes controlling... (continued)

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Workplace Communication

This article discusses how to be assertive in the workplace and also how to resolve conflicts through communication.

This article discusses how to be assertive in the workplace and also how to resolve conflicts through communication.

http://www.shepellfgi.com/

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