Affiliate Registration

Fall 2022

Please review the Affiliate Registration & Cancellation Policies below, prior to registering.

Learning & Development workshops are available to Columbia University affiliates, including: Barnard College, Jewish Theological Seminary, Manhattan School of Music, Teachers College, and other members of the University community.

For the Fall, L&D will primarily offer virtual workshops via Zoom, with a selection of in-person workshops* (location is specified in the class details). Please review the Fall 2022 L&D Affiliate Course Catalog and Snapshot for the full list of upcoming opportunities open to affiliates.

All workshops provide skill building and professional enrichment, through a variety of methods. Virtual sessions will simulate an in-person classroom experience featuring individual and group activities. Our workshops are divided into categories to help you decide on the best course fit for you. 


Course Offerings by Category

*NEW* Improv for Better Communication (IN PERSON)
Learn cognitively and physically engaging strategies for communicating your ideas with greater clarity and confidence.
Tuesday, October 18, 2022 from 1:30pm – 4:30pm

*NEW* Persuasive Speaking: Get Your Ideas Heard Through the Noise
Learn how to use persuasive speech and how to adapt that speech to different audiences.
Thursday, November 3, 2022 from 1:30pm - 4:30pm

*NEW* The Power of 1: Exploring the Relationship Dynamic
Participants will examine where in their leadership or life they are being less effective than they would like as a result of undistinguished relationship dynamics.
Thursday, October 6, 2022 from 9:30am - 12:30pm

Peer Coaching for Greater Collaboration
Learn a collaborative coaching process to improve your professional and career development by engaging with peers in a mutually beneficial partnership.
Tuesday, October 11, 2022 from 9:30am - 11:30am  

*NEW* Stepping Up To Accountability
The workshop provides participants with an understanding of the importance of buying in and committing to goals in order to be more effective in the workplace.
Wednesday, October 12, 2022 from 9:30am - 12:30pm  

Effective Writing Skills
Learn to create professional communications that are clear, concise and successfully engage others.
Thursday, October 20, 2022 from 9:30am – 12:30pm

Appreciating Style Differences: Powered by the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® 
Reflect on your MBTI type and learn how to integrate that knowledge into your career and everyday life as you learn to adjust your preferences and build better work relationships.
Tuesday, October 25, 2022 from 9:30am – 12:30pm  
*Please note required (non-refundable) pre-work for this course includes the MBTI assessment *

*NEW* 5 Elements of Successful Team Performance in a Hybrid Environment
Learn a model to address common challenges that derail your team’s engagement and staff achievement.
Thursday, November 3, 2022 from 9:30am - 12:30pm

Having Difficult Conversations to Build Better Bridges (IN PERSON)
Learn to view challenging conversations as opportunities to enhance partnerships with colleagues.
Tuesday, November 15, 2022 from 9:30am - 12:30pm

*NEW* Increasing Engagement While Working in an Evolving Environment (IN PERSON)
Examine the components of engagement, assess your level, and create a plan to take yours to the next level. Consider the impact of a hybrid environment on your engagement.
Tuesday, November 15, 2022 from 1:30pm - 4:30pm

*NEW* Building Your Personal Brand
Learn how to effectively sell yourself.
Tuesday, December 6, 2022 from 9:30am - 12:30pm

Strategic Career Planning
Learn career management strategies that leverage your skills, interests, and professional goals.
Tuesday, December 13, 2022 from 9:30am - 12:30pm

Practicing Self-Leadership (IN PERSON)
Strengthen your impact as an individual contributor and prepare for future leadership roles.
Wednesday, December 14, 2022 from 9:30am - 4:30pm

Goal Setting and Developing Staff 
Learn how to establish clear and effective staff goals and development plans to ensure a productive and engaging fiscal year. 
Wednesday, October 12, 2022 from 1:30pm  4:30pm

Practicing Self-Leadership (IN PERSON)
Strengthen your impact as an individual contributor and prepare for future leadership roles.
Wednesday, December 14, 2022 from 9:30am - 4:30pm

*NEW* Essentials to Managing Meetings (Webinar)
This workshop is designed to provide a theoretical understanding of how to develop, run, and follow-up on meetings.
Wednesday, September 28, 2022 from 10:00am - 10:45am

Microsoft Office – Excel 2019 Level 1
Learn to create and edit basic Microsoft Office Excel 2019 worksheets and workbooks.
Tuesday, October 4, 2022 from 9:30am – 4:30pm

Fundamentals of Time Management
Learn to prioritize tasks, overcome procrastination and navigate frequent distractions. 
Wednesday, October 5, 2022 from 9:30am – 12:30pm

Microsoft Office – Excel 2019 Advanced Pivot Tables
Learn Excel 2019 advanced PivotTable functionality to analyze your raw data.
Wednesday, October 26, 2022 from 9:30am - 12:30pm

Microsoft Office – Excel 2019 The Fundamentals of Macros
Learn advanced formulas and work with various tools to analyze data in spreadsheets specifically using Macros.
Wednesday, October 26, 2022 from 1:30pm - 4:30pm

Project Management Essentials for the Unofficial Project Manager 
Develop the mindset, skillset, and toolset to consistently deliver successful projects to completion. 
Tuesday, November 1, 2022 from 9:30am - 4:30pm

The Five Choices to Extraordinary Productivity®
Combines timeless principles with current neuroscience research to help better manage decisions, attention, and energy to consistently make choices that give the greatest return on time.
Thursday, November 17, 2022 from 9:30am - 4:30pm

Registration & Payment: 

Affiliates may register for a course by creating an account in the Affiliate version of the Enterprise Learning Management system (ELM)Review the How to create an Account in ELM for Affiliates of CU job aid for detailed instructions on how to do this, paying special attention to the Security Key.

After your ELM account has been setup, please login to ELM to register for a workshop. For guidance, you may access the How to register for a Course for Affiliates of CU job aid for detailed instructions on how to register for one of our L&D workshops. 

Once registration is confirmed in ELM and payment has been received, you will get Zoom details for the workshop, and instructions on how to prepare for class. This will arrive to your inbox 1-2 days prior to the workshop start.    

Affiliate Registration and Cancellation Policies

Payment: When registering for a course in ELM, you will be prompted to provide a credit card to process payment. Accepted cards include: Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover. 

Refunds: Should you choose to cancel your registration, please note that it may take up to 3 months to process the reimbursement. 

Email [email protected] if you need further assistance.

Course registrations should be canceled at least seven days prior to the scheduled workshop date to ensure the full cost is waived. If the cancellation is not received within seven days, the full cost of the course will be charged to the registrant. The cancellation period allows wait-listed participants an opportunity to attend.

If you cancel a course at least seven days in advance, a refund will be processed for the cost of the course to be returned to your credit card. Reimbursements may take up to 3 months to process.

In the event that a workshop is currently at capacity, you have the option to request a seat on the waitlist. You will be notified of this at your time of registration in ELM.

As an affiliate, in the event that you request to be placed on the waitlist, you are required to provide payment via credit card. Your card will then be charged the full amount of the class. Should a seat not become available, or you choose to cancel your registration, you will then be issued a refund. 

Please note that reimbursements may take up to 3 months to process. 

For assistance with downloading or using Zoom, please visit the Columbia University IT page

* Note about in-person workshops: Most workshops will be virtual with the exception of a few in-person, on the Manhattanville campus.. The decision to offer workshops in person is subject to change, as we continue to survey the current climate.