Public Sector - Leadership

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Boundaries  in  Leadership:  How to Lead With Your Heart Without Losing Your Soul
We all want to lead with passion and heart, giving our best to the teams we work with and to the task at hand. The balance of being able to do that while maintaining healthy relationships with your co-workers, family, and self is tricky to develop and maintain.  Join us for this half-day workshop where we'll briefly discuss the benefits of Relationship-Based Leadership, and then focus on the boundaries and habits that will ensure that you can do so without losing your mind or soul!  We'll use small group discussion, case-study stories, and experiences from our own lives to help you discover practical ways to strike this delicate balance in your own individual style. Leave this class knowing what it looks like to lead from your heart, with strategies to implement healthy boundaries to improve work productivity, co-worker relationships, home life and internal soul.

Date:                     October 11, Thursday
Time:                     8;30am-12:30pm
Instructor:              Holly Hoeksema
Location:               COCC Boyle Education Center Room 154
                             2600 NW College Way, Bend OR 97703

Building Trust at Work: Define It & Apply It!
Walk away with an individualized plan for building trust at work in this two-session course facilitated by Wendy Boyer. Start with defining and exploring the four dimensions of trust: Sincerity, Reliability, Competence and Caring, based on The Thin Book of Trust: An Essential Primer for Building Trust at Work. You’ll receive the book before the first session to complete assigned reading before November 8 (about 42 pages). In preparation for the second session, complete an assessment using the four trust dimensions to learn about your areas of strength and areas for improvement. Using your trust assessment as a guide, you'll explore actions that build on your strengths and address areas for improvement. This course filled to capacity in Spring 2018, so clear your schedule and register as soon as possible.*

Date:                     November 8 & December 13, Thursdays (attend both sessions)
Time:                    1:00-5:00pm
Instructor:             Wendy Boyer
Location:              COCC Boyle Education Center Room 154
                             2600 NW College Way, Bend OR 97703

* Register by 10/22 to receive your book two weeks before the first session. ________________________________________________________

Respect & Inclusion in the Workplace
When a person is part of the dominant group, it can be common for them to have good intentions but lack awareness that may lead to unintended harassment, bullying or discrimination. This interactive workshop will build awareness of underrepresented and dominant group misunderstandings that may result in challenging situations. Learn how to change your personal approach, workplace environment and social situations to encourage inclusive behavior and respect in the workplace.

Date:                     November 14, Wednesday
Time:                     8:30am-12:00pm
Instructor:             Rane Johnson-Stempson
Location:              COCC Boyle Education Center Room 154
                             2600 NW College Way, Bend OR 97703

The Supervisor’s Tool Chest: Get the Right Tools for the Job
This fast-paced, two-session course will help you navigate regulatory considerations of managing people. Supervisors will gain valuable tips and tools for facilitating positive employee contributions to departmental work. The first session will include content facilitated by a Bureau of Labor and Industries’ (BOLI) trainer on employment laws and regulations, followed by topic-specific breakout sessions led by HR representatives to discuss agency-specific considerations. The second session will cover employee relations, engagement, and performance management aspects of supervision. This training is perfect for new supervisors or those with more experience who are seeking up-to-date information. Space is limited and attendance to both sessions is required. If you are interested in participating, please contact your HR Representative.

Date:                     October 17 & 31, Wednesdays (attend both sessions)
Time:                     8:00am-12:00pm
Location:               COCC Boyle Education Center Room 154
                              2600 NW College Way, Bend OR 97703

Registration: Attendees to this two-session training are being selected by HR Representatives from each organization.  Please contact your HR Representative if you are interested in attending.

Essential Leader Fall Program
The public sector partner organizations offer a five-session leadership training program for participants to enjoy learning with colleagues from other organizations through sharing leadership best practices, challenges and ideas. Your Human Resources Department selects participants to represent your organization. Space is limited. If you are interested, please contact your organization’s HR department to inquire. Series sessions are scheduled on five Tuesdays and attendance is required to all five sessions of the series.

Kick-Off Meeting  (September 11, 3:00-5:00pm)
Participants and representatives from each organization gather to understand the Essential Leader Program components, commitments and next steps. Meet your facilitator and fellow colleagues in your leadership cohort.

#1: Increasing Communication & Collaboration through DiSC (September 25, 12:30-5:00pm)
This powerful and interactive session challenges participants to increase awareness of how their communication approach helps or hinders their effectiveness as a leader and peer. Explore how to adapt your communication and approach with both internal and external clients based on the situation and/or person. This session utilizes DiSC profiles as a guide and tool for understanding communication styles and adapting strategies for increasing communication and collaboration skills.

#2: Moving Through Change & Into Accountability (October 9, 12:30-5:00pm)
Explore accountability and how we develop it in ourselves and others. Demystify how people process change by identifying their specific behavior and language cues, allowing you to proactively coach them from opposition and into personal accountability and engagement.

#3: Team Coach (October 23, 12:30-5:00pm)
Explore the process and impact of on-going goal setting, and challenge yourself to ensure goals and expectations are truly aligned to drive the results and commitment required to move your organization forward. You will assess the effectiveness and impact of relationship management and explore how and when to apply facili­tative versus directive coaching skills using two practical feedback and dialogue tools.

#4: Leveraging Conflict (November 6, 12:30-5:00pm)
Identify your individual approach to conflict and learn how to adjust and adapt to other styles based on the situation and person. Using a TKI conflict assessment, participants will apply tools to understand and leverage conflict to increase collaboration and root problem solving.

#5: Series Integration & Best Practices (December 11, 12:30-5:00pm)
This critical session explores your progress and application from sessions one through four. Identify peer best-practices and support required for continued success and growth as a leader. Bring your success stories, challenges, and ideas to share.


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City of Redmond
Susan Bailey

Deschutes County
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