Webinar: Writing Documents Under Pressure: Making It Easy

Chris Professional Development Program, Symposium

This article summarizes the content. (PDF) Webinar Workbook (PDF) The Plain Writing Act of 2010 requires that government employees write public documents in a clear and well-organized manner. Under short deadlines, government employees need to be able to create documents that are correct, complete, and concise. During this session, the instructors will demonstrate techniques that will help employees draft documents … Read More

Webinar: Creating a Culture of Respect and Civility

Chris Webinar

View recording. Download handouts (PDF) With increasing globalization comes diversification in the workplace. As organizations turn to hiring employees from many parts of the world, the need for cultural understanding is at its greatest. Culture shapes the values, habits and thinking patterns which impact work life from communication to time management. If you are visiting another country, working with a … Read More

Authentic Leadership in a Context of Crisis

Chris Symposium

We each have an inner sense that tells us when we are experiencing authenticity, integrity, and congruency. However, that inner knowing can become clouded and distorted by fear. How can leaders provide assurance and confidence to move forward and through a crisis without false promises or blaming and shaming others to provide the the temporary security others may be seeking? … Read More

Talking to Decision Makers: What to Say and How to Say It

Chris Professional Development Program

Government employees, as protectors of the public health, are required to communicate effectively. Working under time constraints, they must present the relevant issues and challenges of a situation and the proposed next steps. They need to speak succinctly and support their conclusions with evidence, so their words will not be misinterpreted. During a high energy, interactive session, Nancy Singer, a … Read More

Webinar: Don’t Get Left Behind

Chris Webinar

Click here to watch the recording. Click here to download the Sample Development Plan handout. [PDF] Click here to download the 5 Essentials for a High Quality Development Plan handout. [PDF] Whether you work in the public sector, private sector, academia, or are an entrepreneur, you have to be at the top of your game to be successful! In order … Read More

Connecting Strengths to Concrete Career Development

Chris Professional Development Program

In this session, Adelle J. Dantzler, M.S.Ed. will introduce to some and refresh others on Strengthsfinders 2.0 and how training professionals, especially in government, can use it to connect the strengths of workers to concrete ways to focus and develop their career plans. Using a collaborative approach, Adelle will use Strengthsfinders to explore innovative ways to focus an employee on … Read More