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Workers' Comp

Professional Development
Fall 2009



It's About Respect
Thu, 10/8
KSC 323
Topics that will be discussed in this session:
  • Discover how to create a respectful work environment and civility in the workplace.
  • What are harassing behaviors?
  • Could we be doing it without realizing it?
  • What is the impact of a work enviroment with 'bad' behaviors?
  • How could a respectful workplace help address this issue?
  • Learn to identify the types and forms of harassing behaviors and recognize the financial and hard to measure impacts of it to an individual. 
  • Understand guidelines to prevent harassing behaviors and identify recourses for it. 

Facilitator: Patty Samberg has a twelve year history of working with the U of M serving the campuses of Duluth, Twin Cities, Morris, and Crookston on various training topics related to Enterprise Financial System, Human Resource Management System, Sponsored Projects, Effort as well as Business Management Topics. 

Conflict Fluency
Mon, 10/19
Garden Room


Mon, 10/19
Garden Room

Maximum 20 per session. The sessions are identical - need to attend only one.

The session is free to UMD faculty and staff.
The $10 Inventory Instrument fee is waived.

In this session, we will explore different models and approaches to conflict and the ways in which it can be a source of creativity and growth. Conflict fluency is the ability to interact and engage with conflict in intentional and effective ways. Participants will increase their understanding of how conflict can be constructively engaged, managed and resolved, and the ways in which this can improve morale, productivity, efficiency and innovation.

Participants will:

- Gain knowledge of strategies and techniques for dealing with conflict and the ways in which these can be applied in a variety of situations;

- Better understand the nature and value of conflict;

- Increase awareness of barriers to conflict fluency;

- Enhance capacity to interact and engage with conflict in intentional and effective ways;

- Apply and practice specific tools of conflict engagement, particularly receiving and sending skills.

julius erolin is a consultant in the Organizational Effectiveness division of the Office of Human Resources in the twin cities campus.  He works with individuals, leaders and teams in building capacity for individual and organizational effectiveness.  He provides consulting, coaching, group facilitation and training in leadership development, team building, strategic and process planning, conflict management and resolution, and intercultural competence. He has a degree in English from UCLA and received his law degree from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law.

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