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ODE Live Training Via Zoom (in real time)

Utilizing the New Gallup Portal 

This 1-hour informational session will cover tips on how to access and analyze your results from the Q12 Gallup survey inside the new Gallup Access Portal. 

You will learn how to navigate the Gallup Access Portal Menu, identify where to find resources, learn to find and analyze your department’s results, and explore ways to start an Action Plan based on your team’s report. 

When:  Tuesday, December 1, 2020  2:00 PM – 3:00 PM  

Intended Audience:  All employees 

How to Manage Your Emotions

Emotions guide our behavior (sometimes productively and sometimes not). Emotions, even positive ones, can cause us to make impulsive and sometimes irrational decisions. 

Emotions are often a signal; however, they don’t solve problems. If not expressed constructively, emotions can drain energy and damage relationships. 

It is important to learn how to handle emotions effectively, controlling one’s thoughts about a situation, and creating healthy work relationships.

When:  Thursday, December 3, 2020  10:30 AM – 12:00 PM   Intended Audience:  All employees

Understanding & Boosting Motivation

Imagine a work environment that creates positive feelings and eliminates obstacles; an environment in which everyone feels appreciated, valued, encouraged, and respected.  

This describes an environment that we would say fosters a climate of motivation.  You have an impact in creating this type of environment for yourself as well as for others.  
In this session, you will explore elements that will help you create a more motivating environment.

When:  Wednesday, December 9, 2020  10:30 AM – 12:00 PM   Intended Audience:  All employees

Clifton Strengths

Do you have the opportunity to do what you do best every day? The strengths-based approach is more relevant than ever during these uncertain and challenging times. All too often, our natural talents go untapped. From the cradle to the cubicle, we devote more time to fixing our shortcomings than to developing our strengths. It is time to change all that.

This session provides a general overview of the CliftonStrengths philosophy. Those interested in this session would benefit most by taking the CliftonStrengths assessment prior to attending, but it is not required. More information about the assessment can be found here: 

When:  Wednesday, January 13, 2021  10:30 AM – 12:00 PM   Intended Audience:  All employees

Feeling Anxious About 2021:  Strategies to Start the New Year Off Less Stressed!

Anxious About 2021? Join us as we learn and practice 5 anti-anxiety techniques that can help you feel calmer and train your brain to manage stress more effectively. 

When:  Tuesday, January 19, 2021  10:00 AM – 11:30 AM   Intended Audience:  All employees

Managing Remote Workers

The workplace is changing rapidly. A large and increasing number of employees work remotely. Given the impact of the pandemic, the increasingly global nature of today’s organizations, and improvements in collaboration technology, this trend is likely to keep gaining momentum. By improving your ability to manage off-site employees, you will help ensure that your team is cohesive and productive.

When:  Friday, January 22, 2021  9:00 AM – 10:30 AM   Intended Audience:  Supervisors

Communication Skills:  Part 1

We send and receive hundreds of messages each day, but is the simple exchange of a message all there is to effective communication?  

Communication is more than just hearing or reading a message.  To effectively communicate, we must first, “seek to understand”.  In this session, we will lay the foundation for cultivating effective communication including learning the importance of active listening and understanding the “why” behind our messages. 

This is part one of two sessions on the topic of communication. Attending part one is not required to attend part two.   

When:  Wednesday, January 27, 2021  2:30 PM – 4:00 PM   Intended Audience:  All employees

ODE Pre-Recorded Webinars

Our pre-recorded webinars, along with accompanying participant guides, are available on UNT World Learning. Click on the title below to access the training, and then click "Register Now" to begin. Participant guides are available for download at the start of each session.

Webinars for All Employees

Critical Thinking Skills
Benefits of the EAP
Clifton Strengths 
How to Handle Change 
Emotional Intelligence 
Communicating with Confidence
Multi-Generational Workplace
Attitude: A Little Thing that Makes a Big Difference
Customer Service Principles Communication
Skillful Collaboration
Building Resilience in Uncertain Times
Developing Positive Relationships
Dealing with Challenging Attitudes:  From the Inside Out
Employee Engagement Overview
Resolving Conflict
Communication Styles
Productive Work Habits
Customer Service Principles:  Problem Solving
De-escalation Techniques:  How to Communicate Effectively with Upset People
Communication Skills:  Part 1
Communication Skills Part 2
Engaging with Empathy
How to Manage Your Emotions
Strategies for Flourishing in the New Normal:  Is it even possible?
Managing Up
Got the COVID Holiday Blues?  Strategies for Coping with 2020 Holiday Stress

Webinars for Supervisors

Deconstructing the Difficult Conversation
Positive Approaches to Resolving Performance and Conduct Problems 
Foundations of Supervision 
Coaching for Performance 
Performance Management
Facilitating Effective Performance Evaluations
The Employee Lifecycle
The Art of Successful Coaching
Supervisor Communication Skills

Diversity and Inclusion Training

We have partnered with UNT Diversity and Inclusion to deliver virtual diversity and inclusion training resources to everyone in UNT World. Check out UNT Diversity and Inclusion’s recommended webinars and Tele-Talks! These webinars provide foundational concepts that serve as great primers for UNT’s in-person diversity and inclusion sessions. Completion of these sessions will appear in each employee’s professional development portfolio.

Please click here to access these virtual training opportunities on the D&I Resources website.

Register for a Class

You can enroll in live training and/or online training classes using the UNT World Learning system.  UNT World learning will save your training record and provide the option for a certificate if needed.

Follow the directions below to enroll in a live training session or take an online course.

  1. Login to UNT World Learning
  2. Click on the Learning Library
  3. Browse through a category to locate a live training session or an online course
  4. Click on Review for additional information
  5. Click on Register or Begin Course button