Upcoming Courses for Professional Development

Performance Partnership Training Sessions

Training sessions are now available for both supervisors and staff to assist with the completion of the 2018 Performance Partnership forms [DOC].

The Supervisor session is designed to ensure the Performance Partnership process, including both form completion and the subsequent meeting between supervisor and staff member is productive and effective. The training will review providing accurate and honest feedback, navigating difficult conversations with employees, communicating performance expectations and creating goals with staff that will help advance the initiatives of the University.

The Performance Partnership Staff session is designed to provide assistance to staff participating in the Performance Partnership process. The training will assist staff in effectively assessing their past accomplishments, reviewing opportunities for improvement, establishing SMART goals for the future and discussing future professional development needs.

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Gallup StrengthsFinder Team Workshop

In the StrengthsFinder Team Workshop, we use the Gallup StrengthsFinder 2.0 book and the results from each team member’s StrengthsFinder assessment to discuss how each person can use their top five strengths to enhance their individual and team effectiveness. This workshop will help you and your team identify your strengths and create a culture where strengths thrive.

Decades of Gallup research uncovered 34 strengths that exist at some level within everyone. However, each person has “signature strengths,” which dominate their actions and behaviors. People who focus on their strengths are more engaged, more productive, and happier. Gallup developed its online StrengthsFinder assessment to help millions of people discover their top five talents.

Below is a list of the steps that need to be taken prior to the delivery of the StrengthsFinder Team Workshop. We recommend at least a 1 to 2 month lead-time for scheduling the workshop date, due to the following steps that need to be completed prior to delivery of the workshop.

StrengthFinder Team Workshop Preparation Steps

If you would like to begin a discussion with us about the possibility of scheduling a StrengthsFinder Team Workshop, please contact either HR representative listed below:

We look forward to working with you and your team on discovering your individual and combined team strengths.


Contact your Sr. HR Business Partner to discuss opportunities for professional development courses.