May 2, 8:30 a.m.–noon
Who wouldn't want more time? We all struggle with the demands of work and impending deadlines. This program deals with the basics of time management. We will explore how our attitude affects time management and how to plan and organize ourselves for increased efficiency.
Learn to write results-oriented goals, prioritize tasks, make the most of your schedule, organize your space for optimum efficiency, control interruptions effectively, and deal with piles of paperwork.
Leave with specific tips for improving time management of everything from paper flow to filing to project management and more.
Job Talk: Oral Communications Skills
June 1, 1–4:30 p.m.
Discover dynamic skills for oral communication and presentation skills on the job in the Government Training Institute's new class Job Talk.
Here are the techniques you’ll learn:
1. Tips for Effective Oral Presentations
- Organization—techniques for introducing, organizing and concluding your presentation
- Practice —skills for decreasing your fear factor and enhancing verbal and non-verbal cues
- Presenting—methods for speaking, minimizing nervousness and handling conflict
- Effective Oral Presentation Checklist
2. PowerPoint Tips
- Before the Presentation—techniques for achieving readability, variety and emphasis
- During the Presentation—methods for effectively melding oral communication and technology
- After the Presentation —skills for concluding successfully
Effective PowerPoint Checklist
3. PowerPoint Practice and Personalized Feedback
- Hands-on PowerPoint Application
- One-on-one Facilitator Feedback
The training minimizes lecture and maximizes hands-on activities and group work.
Planning for Change
April 13, 8:30 a.m.–noon
Creative leadership is necessary today more than ever. With revenue shortages, service cuts, privatizing and outsourcing, local governments need leaders to have an entrepreneurial spirit that drive change. You must be visionary while being practical enough to get the job done. Your team counts on your leadership to help them achieve their best in an ever-changing environment.
- Define leadership as it relates to change management
- State the responsibilities of a leader during change
- Identify 13 common barriers to change
- Develop plans for overcoming these barriers to change
- Outline the approach best taken to orchestrate change
Leave with concrete ideas for coping with change on a personal level and leading your staff through changes.
April 20, 8:30 a.m.–noon
Employee turnover is a huge drain on business — it saps morale, reduces productivity and often endangers client relationships. Research shows that employees don’t leave companies as much as they leave their supervisor or manager. Supervisors and managers need to be knowledgeable about ways to retain star employees
- Develop a motivational work environment
- Write expectations
- Discuss ways to instill trust and increase employee commitment
- Design an approach to elicit and encourage suggestions
- Outline ways to meaningfully recognize your staff
Leave with concrete ideas for improving your staff’s performance and get ideas for low-cost or no-cost rewards and recognition