January 31, 2020

The Human Resources Department brings to you the following Professional Development opportunities:

February 3 @ 1:30 pm
HSU Introduction to Writing Effective Position Descriptions
The position description is the foundation of an employees' experience of work and impacts important processes such as job postings, recruitment, selection, setting expectations, compensation, training and performance management.
The Introduction to Writing Effective Position Descriptions offers employees and administrators an opportunity to learn best practices when approaching the often difficult task of creating or revising a position description.

February 5 @ 10 am
Non-Positional Thinking
Non-positional thinking helps us explore beyond the obvious and rise above our "positions" on specific issues.  It helps us question our underlying assumptions to create new and more well-founded solutions.   Learn this four-step process to help you think more deeply.

February 6 @ 8:30 am
Kaizen - Continuous Process Improvement Workshop
Join guest speaker Dr. Eric Olsen to for this introduction to Kaizen workshop. Kaizen is an approach to creating continuous improvement based on the idea that small, ongoing positive changes can reap major improvements. The Kaizen method can help lower defects, eliminate waste, boost productivity, encourage worker purpose and accountability, and promote innovation. Dr. Olsen is the Executive Director of Central Coast Lean, an affiliated program of Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.

February 12 @ 10 am
Influencing Without Authority
Having a position of authority is only one small piece of being a leader. A more important aspect of being a leader is exercising your influence. The savviest leaders know that behaving in ways that influence the feelings, thoughts, and actions of others is the piece that will ultimately give them traction. We will focus on the difference between influence and authority, and you will leave with advice on how to use your relational capital to influence up, across, and down. This is a multi-modal course, with a blend of webinar content and facilitated group dialogue.

February 13 @ 1 pm
Staff Compensation & Classification Request Informational Session
Informational session regarding the process for submitting staff classification and compensation related request for review such as requests for in-range progression and classification review.