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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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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Quick Reference Guide for Facilitators

Tip sheet introducing effective facilitation skills and knowledge designed to help any group achieve its goals more efficiently and enjoyably.

Tip sheet introducing effective facilitation skills and knowledge designed to help any group achieve its goals more efficiently and enjoyably.

http://www.omafra.gov.on.ca/english/rural/facts/95-073.htm

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Giving Confident and Powerful Presentations

Article addresses helping the reader overcome anxiety and deliver an effective presentation.

Article addresses helping the reader overcome anxiety and deliver an effective presentation.

http://www.lifecoachingstudio.com/work9.htm

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Roberta's Rules of Order

This book provides an alternative to the formality of Robert's Rules of Orders and attempts to run meetings in an informal, dialogue-rich way.

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Planning and Leading Productive Meetings

This course focuses on the organizational and interpersonal skills needed to lead highly productive meetings. It also recommends decision-making tools and facilitation techniques to make meetings productive and cost-effective.

This course focuses on the organizational and interpersonal skills needed to lead highly... (continued)

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Communication in Coalitions

Article addressing many aspects of effective communications in coalitions and alliances. It includes a discussion of developing healthy group processes, useful facilitation skills, and facilitator functions.

Article addressing many aspects of effective communications in coalitions and alliances. It includes a discussion of... (continued)

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Multicultural Toolkit

Toolkit focusing on collaborations with different ethnicities. It specifically focuses on communication patterns, cultural patterns and provides a summary of communication styles and values. NOTE: Book is free.

Toolkit focusing on collaborations with different ethnicities. It specifically focuses on communication patterns, cultural... (continued)

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