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Adapting to Change - WBT

Change is seldom easy. Unfortunately, though, the only thing that is constant is change. Change happens in every aspect of our lives and we often have little to no control over what happens. We do, however, have a choice as to how we deal with change. This course will give you strategies to help you deal with, accept, and ultimately, thrive during the change process. Upon completion of this course, you will be able to: discuss the drivers and types of organizational change, describe the stages of change, recognize how change affects individuals, and apply strategies to thrive personally during the change process.

Addressing Emotions at Work (1/2 day)

The purpose of this ½-day course is to provide strategies to address your own strong emotions and, when appropriate, those of people with whom you work.

Learning Objectives:
– Identify the impact of emotions on your own productivity
– Identify factors that cause your emotions to intensify, so you can manage them more effectively
– Choose and apply techniques to address your own strong emotions, so you can focus on getting work done
– Take positive action to help others manage their emotions when appropriate
– Respond to the strong emotions of others in a constructive and objective way

Job Outcome
- Considers and responds appropriately to the needs, feelings, and capabilities of all individuals

This course is open to all employees.

TRAINING HOURS: 3

Adult Learning Principles - WBT

Whether you are facilitating a class or just training a new employee, considering the needs of your learner is crucial to the success of both you, as the trainer, and the learner. This course explains the basic principles of adult learning and offers practical tips for meeting the needs of those you may be training. A downloadable job aid that summarizes the principles and offers application techniques is available under Resources in the course. For the final assessment, you will participate in a classroom simulation that offers you opportunities to apply different strategies.

Benchmarking Basics – WBT

This course is designed to help you discover new ways to stay at the top of the competitive high-performance chain by providing you with a basic understanding of benchmarking and the process involved in using benchmarking to increase performance.

Change Management – WBT

Change is difficult, especially in organizations. Any type of change upsets the established "norm" and creates an adjustment period for those involved. Organizations cannot change unless people change. As a leader, if you want to facilitate change in your area, having a vision for change is not enough. You need to understand people. This course will give you strategies to help you implement, manage, and sustain change within your area. After completing this course, you will be able to explain the basic principles of change management, determine strategies for implementing change initiatives, apply change management strategies to sustain change initiatives, and utilize the principles of change management to facilitate change initiatives.

Conflict Management - WBT

This course provides you with a basic understanding of conflict management. While taking this course, you will learn about the areas of conflict, how conflict affects you and others, and what conflict management style you most often use. This course also provides you with a Conflict Resolution Model that can be used as a guide to help you manage and resolve conflicts as they arise.

Correcting Performance Problems (1/2 Day)

This ½-day class is designed to provide supervisors with the necessary skills for addressing recurring or serious performance problems to help an individual get their performance back on track.

Learning Objectives:
- Discuss consequences of not confronting poor performance < br /> - Decide when to conduct conversations about poor performance
- Determine key actions for correcting performance problems
- Plan a conversation for correcting performance problems
- Practice a conversation for correcting performance problems
- Develop an action plan for implementing new techniques in the workplace

Job Outcomes:
- Recognizes why leaders postpone correcting performance problems
- Describes the consequences of postponing action of correcting poor performance.
- Identifies performance situations that call for corrective action
- Explains the benefits of collecting/documenting background information prior to discussing performance concerns
- Demonstrates a set of key actions for correcting performance problems
- Conducts focused conversations about poor performance that result in performance improvement

TRAINING HOURS: 3

Critical Thinking - WBT

This course covers the basic process of critical thinking that can be used for any area, issue, or question you may be addressing. It also discusses fallacies of thinking that you may encounter. Upon completion of this course, you will be able to define critical thinking, analyze information needed to work through issues, use the critical thinking process to solve problems, and recognize fallacies in your thinking.

Dealing with Change (1 Day)

This 1-day course will help participants implement strategies to help themselves adapt to various changes in their work situations. Participants will learn how to identify areas of resistance and negative mental models, manage their personal reactions to change, apply techniques that will foster creativity and innovation during the change process, and identify ways to be proactive when changes are being implemented.

Learning Objectives:
- Responds constructively to change and setbacks
- Modifies behavior and work methods in response to new information, changing conditions, or unexpected obstacles
- Adjusts as quickly as possible to new situations that need attention
- Helps to create a work climate that encourages and recognizes innovation
- Proactively manages conflict that results from change

Job Outcomes
- Apply change process steps to reduce resistance to change
- Manage reactions to change using an individual transition model
- Analyze mental models that influence change
- Apply techniques that will foster creativity and innovation during the change process
- Apply strategies and techniques to help create an empowering work climate

This course is open to all employees.

TRAINING HOURS: 6

Delegating Effectively (1/2 Day)

This ½-day course will help supervisors make decisions when confronted with activities which require the assistance of others. Delegation is more than just asking for assistance from a co-worker. Delegation requires the ability to see expertise in others in relation to projects being delegated and letting go of projects once they have been delegated.

Learning Objectives:
- Recognize the common reasons why people choose not to delegate
- Identify means for breaking the cycle of ineffective delegation
- Identify reasons for not delegating effectively
- Develop methods for effectively delegating within a work group

Job Outcomes:
- Identifies and understands interests and positions of others
- Builds productive working relationships with key individuals and groups
- Understands job expertise required by staff to do their work
- Remains open to new ideas and approaches.
- Delegates authority with responsibility

TRAINING HOURS: 3

Developing a Motivated Workgroup (1 Day)

Developing a Motivated Workgroup is a 1-day course designed for supervisors to learn motivational strategies and goal setting as components of managing employee performance. Areas covered during this course include linking goal setting with individual action plans and strategies, objectives, and agency goals. Class exercises include practical techniques to improve and maintain motivation.

Job/Learning Outcomes:
- Create a strong foundation for workgroup processes
- Analyze the motivators of workforce members
- Apply targeted strategies to create a positive, motivating environment

TRAINING HOURS: 6

Effective Problem Solving and Decision Making (1 Day)

This 1-day course teaches participants effective problem solving skills. The instructor will guide participants through the process of diagnosing problems, identifying the root causes of problems, and generating and evaluating solutions to problems. Case situations will be used to help participants learn how to apply the problem solving process to their own work situations.

Learning Objectives:
- Diagnose potential and actual problems
- Demonstrate the ability to identify the root causes of problems
- Use creative problem solving techniques to generate multiple solutions
- Evaluate alternative solutions and select the best based on available data

Job Outcomes:
- Recognizes and defines problems and issues
- Uses appropriate methods to analyze and interpret data
- Generates multiple solutions based on data analysis
- Recommends appropriate solutions to problems

This class is open to all employees.

TRAINING HOURS: 6

Ethical Leadership - WBT

This course covers the basics of ethical leadership and is designed to assist in determining possible unethical actions and recognize the differences between ethical and compliance questions. After completion of this course, you will be able to discuss the differences between ethics and compliance, summarize the sources of ethical behavior, recognize the supervisor’s responsibility to model ethical behavior, and describe possible ways to deal with unethical people.

Managing Across Generations (1 Day)

This is a 1-day course that enables supervisors to identify and understand the characteristics of the four generations in the workforce. This course also provides information and strategies for managing across generations, communicating with each generation, identifying motivators for each generation, and dealing with conflict across the generations.

Learning Objectives:
- Reframe perceptions and interpretations of others’ behavior
- Adapt your approach to better communicate with others
- Compare and contrast the values and the potential outcomes of generational interaction
- Consider and identify potential problems for an organization when people from different generations fail to communicate effectively.
- Compare and identify differing feedback styles and their impact
- Offer strategies for effective cross generational communication
- Build an awareness of the various generations, their traits, and key motivators

Job Outcomes:
- Communicates ideas and facts verbally in a clear and organized way
- Adjusts style, tone, and level of verbal communication to fit the audience and situation
- Builds productive working relationships with key individuals and groups
- Considers and responds appropriately to the needs, feelings, and capabilities of all individuals
- Treats all individuals with sensitivity and respect
- Recognizes the value of individual differences at all levels of the organization

TRAINING HOURS: 6

Managing and Improving Work Processes (1 Day)

This 1-day class examines how work processes impact work effectiveness. Participants will learn how to analyze current work processes, develop a process performance tracking system, break down processes into tasks and apply a process improvement strategy. Skills learned in this class will be applicable to the management of any work process.

Learning Objectives:
- Analyze current work processes using specific tools and techniques
- Illustrate how linked processes affect internal and external customers
- Develop a process performance tracking system
- Apply techniques to break down processes into smaller, less intimidating tasks
- Assess leadership competencies required to process management and improvement

Job Outcomes:
- Manages and plans work as a process rather than focusing only on individual jobs
- Designs work processes to meet the needs of customers of the work group
- Measures and monitors outputs of work processes
- Works to ensure that work processes are as simple as possible
- Changes work processes when a new approach appears better

NOTE: This course is scheduled only as a special

TRAINING HOURS: 6

Organizational Dynamics - WBT

This course illustrates how organizational dynamics are influenced by individuals and their use (or misuse) of workplace power and politics, as well as the existing organizational culture. When you complete this course, you will be able to: identify the types of power that exist within the workplace, discuss the effects of workplace politics, recognize the symptoms of dysfunction in the workplace, apply solutions to improve organizational health, explain organizational culture and its effects, and apply strategies for cultivating a positive organizational culture.

Planning and Accountability (2 Days)

This 2-day class is designed to facilitate the performance measures phase of the strategic planning process. The course will provide an introduction to the role of performance management, an overview of the strategic planning process, and tools to develop methods to measure results.

Learning Objectives:
- Explain the roles and functions of performance management
- Link performance measurement to the strategic planning process
- Formulate and document performance measures to meet agency objectives
- Use performance measures to gauge performance
- Develop a plan for tracking and updating performance measures

Job Outcomes:
- Applies a long-term perspective when developing strategic plans
- Develops performance measures that fit with the department/office long-term vision
- Adjusts strategic plans in response to changes inside and outside the department

This class open to managers/supervisors and employees involved in their agency’s strategic planning process.  Note: This course is scheduled only as a special.

TRAINING HOURS: 12

Preparing to Train - WBT

Preparing to facilitate a class is like preparing to run in a race. You don’t wait until the night before to start learning the material. Trainers will tell you – the more prepared you are, the better the class is. This course is designed to help new trainers prepare mentally, emotionally, and physically to facilitate a class. In several brief videos, the trainers at CPTP offer their perspectives, advice, and practical tips to help learners create their own action plan and training routine. A downloadable trainer’s checklist is available under Resources in the course. For the course assessment, a series of reflective activities are used throughout the course.

Preventing Workplace Violence for the Supervisor - WBT

The purpose of this course is to provide the supervisor state employee with basic guidelines on identifying, reporting and dealing with possible violent incidents within the workplace. The learning outcomes for this course are after completion of this course, you will be able to identify warning signs of workplace violence, apply counseling strategies to diffuse potentially violent situations, and determine the safest course of action during an incident of workplace violence.

Preventing Workplace Violence for Non-Supervisors - WBT

The purpose of this course is to provide the non-supervisor state employee with basic guidelines on identifying, reporting and dealing with possible violent incidents within the workplace. The learning outcomes for this course are after completion of this course, you will be able to identify warning signs of workplace violence, explain how to properly report warning signs, determine the safest course of action during an incident of workplace violence.

Prioritizing Tasks with Agency Mission and Values - WBT

Using established time management strategies, this course offers general guidelines and practical techniques for prioritizing tasks using the mission and vision of an agency. Apply time management strategies to determine and address important/urgent tasks. Determine and prioritize mission critical tasks. Discuss the role of Strategic Alignment. Prioritize your own schedule in accordance with agency mission and goals.

Situational Leadership 1 - WBT

This course will help you examine your beliefs about employees and how these beliefs affect your leadership style. It will also help you expand your options as a supervisor by giving you additional tools you can use in different situations. After you complete this course, you will be able to identify your leadership style, discuss Theory X and Theory Y theories of leadership, apply leadership strategies appropriate to the situation at hand, and avoid common leadership pitfalls

Situational Leadership 2 - WBT

This course builds on the basic theories presented in the Situational Leadership 1 course, by offering you additional leadership strategies and examples of practical application you can use to enhance your team’s performance.

Strategic Alignment - WBT

Strategic alignment uses an agency's mission, vision, and values statements as a guide in the decision making process. This course is designed to help leaders align tasks with these agency standards to increase employee engagement and to achieve agency goals.

Strategic Planning - WBT

This course is intended to help supervisors and employees understand the strategic planning process. It is not designed for upper-level managers involved in strategic planning. Managers who are involved in the strategic planning process should take the CPTP instructor-led course: Planning and Accountability. After you complete this course, you will be able to define strategic planning; explain the purpose and scope of strategic planning; identify the components of a basic strategic plan; and discuss your role in strategic planning.

Strategic Thinking - WBT

This course will give you techniques to help you to become a strategic thinker. It will also help you use strategic thinking on the job, especially in relation to teams or supervisory duties. Upon completion, you will be able to explain strategic thinking and its benefits, identify the traits of strategic thinkers, overcome barriers to strategic thinking, and apply strategic thinking techniques in the workplace.

Strategies for Supervisory Success (1 Day)

Supervision is defined in this book as the first level management of the organization and is concerned with encouraging members of the work unit to contribute positively toward accomplishing the organization’s goals and objectives. Although the definition is simple, the job of supervision is quite complex. The varied work of the supervisor can be difficult to master. Yet mastery of supervision is vital to organizational success because supervisors are the management persons that most employees see and deal with every day. This 1-day class is designed to help participants develop strategies to effectively assume their supervisory roles within their agencies.

Learning Objectives:
- Managing your transition to a supervisory role.
- Build personal credibility.
- Develop work group commitment.
- Implement action planning with agency.

Job Outcomes:
- Outlines actions required to build credibility.
- Identifies strategies to tap into the commitment of others.
- Creates a clear connection between departmental and organizational goals to increase work group commitment.
- Plans for a conversation to build a constructive relationship with your own manager to gain managerial support.

TRAINING HOURS: 6

Supervisor's Toolbox: Managing and Improving Work Processes - WBT

This course is designed to give supervisors a variety of tools to manage, analyze, and improve work processes. Seven different tools are covered, including Process Mapping, Role and Responsibility Analysis, and the 5S method. Downloadable templates and other resources are available for each tool to help supervisors apply these methods. This course uses adaptive testing – the test changes with each answer given – within a realistic scenario.