The Office of Organizational and Employee Development is pleased to present Learning Exchanges. These hour long webinars are a learning opportunity open to the entire USGS. Topics for the Learning Exchanges include information pertinent to the USGS such as Budget and Science Ethics, Mentoring topics such as mentoring tips, dos and don'ts, Leadership and Supervisory topics such as Leadership lessons and Telework regulations as well as general self-help topics like Conflict Resolution and Assertive Communication. In addition to these learning opportunities, we are offering "Share Your Science Moments" where USGS employees share their work through these Learning Exchange Webinars.
Attendance is free and registration is easy. Please note that in order to manage the Learning Exchanges more effectively and to allow for greater input from you, the audience, we have put in place a registration process. Please be sure to register early for the webinar you wish to attend using the "Register Now" link in the schedule below.
We continually work to grow our list of Learning Exchange topics and to keep our schedule full of pertinent and interesting sessions. Additional Learning Exchange sessions will be announced, so please come again to check out what’s new! Your participation and feedback are appreciated and valued. We look forward to chatting with you in an upcoming Learning Exchange.
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|Learning Exchange Schedule|
|October 26, 2016||Dealing with Poor Performance||Dale Roy||2:00-3:00 pm ET|
|Identify the reason for poor performance; Providing effective performance feedback to employees; Understand the possibilities for addressing less than Fully Successful performance; and the Steps for dealing with poor performers; and Performance Improvement Plans (PIPS).|
|November 2, 2016||Delivering Bad News||Jo-Ann Dominique||2:00-3:00 pm ET|
|Delivering bad or unpleasant news to another person can be uncomfortable, at best, and for some it can be downright stressful. However, it doesn't have to be. By taking the time to prepare well for the discussion, and having a basic model to follow during the dialogue, you can deliver difficult information in a way that makes it easier for both you and the person receiving the information. To learn more about how to deliver difficult news please join the USGS Collaborative Action and Dispute Resolution (CADR) office for a learning exchange webinar on "Making Difficult Conversations Easy: How to prepare for and deliver a difficult message". Register Now|
|November 9, 2016||Using Emotional Intelligence in a Diverse Workplace||Kathy Faison||2:00-3:00 pm ET|
|With the rate of change and complexity in today’s organizations, Emotional Intelligence (EI) is more important than ever. Developing the capacity to understand and manage feelings and deal effectively with others, no matter how great the difference, is a critical competence in today’s diverse workplace. During this session, we will explore ways to apply EI skills to engage fully the diverse backgrounds, intellects, and cultural perspectives that may exist between individuals, within teams and throughout an organization. Register Now|
|November 30, 2016||Telework||Terry Scruggs||2:00-3:00 pm ET|
|December 1, 2016||2016 FEVS Data Summary||Ashley Cannady||2:00-3:00 pm ET|
|December 15, 2016||Time Management: Increasing Productivity||Stacey Clarke||2:00-3:00 pm ET|
|January 10, 2017||Workers Comp: Info for New Supervisors||Janet Jacobs||2:00-3:00 pm ET|