Fall 2021 Course Offerings

For Fall 2021, Learning & Development will continue to offer virtual workshops via Zoom. These courses will provide skill building and professional enrichment, through a variety of methods. 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. 

CU Employees may register for Learning & Development workshops from the Course Offerings by Category listed below, the Fall 2021 Course Descriptions, or by searching for available workshops directly in ELM

Affiliates may only register for workshops by visiting the Affiliate Registration Details page, and following the guidelines listed.

For Registration and Payment details, please review the Registration and Cancellation Policy. Once your registration is confirmed in ELM, you will receive the virtual workshop URL and instructions on how to prepare for the session.   

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

Course Offerings by Category

Speaking with Presence
Promote your expertise and impact by developing your leadership presence.
Wednesday, October 13th at 9:30 a.m.

Appreciating Style Differences: Powered by the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® 
Identify your MBTI® style and learn how different styles can work together in complementary ways.  
Wednesday, October 27th at 9:30 a.m.

*NEW* Using Mindfulness to Reduce Stress  
Demystify mindfulness and learn how to use it to reduce stress by increasing awareness and improving emotional well-being.
Tuesday, November 9th at 9:30 a.m.

Building Resilience During Times of Change
Learn a framework for resilience muscle memory that you will draw on forever regardless of the state of constant change in your environment.
Tuesday, November 9th at 1:30 p.m.

*NEW* Practicing Self-Leadership
Strengthen your impact as an individual contributor and prepare for future leadership roles.
Wednesday, November 10th at 9:00 a.m.

*NEW* Improving Productivity and Focus in the Hybrid World
Learn to set up a work environment to maximize connection when not working in-person.  
Wednesday, November 17th at 9:30 a.m.

*NEW* Leading Teams Successfully in a Hybrid Environment
Learn the fundamentals of successfully leading teams when some members work remotely while others are in the office.
Tuesday, October 19th at 9:30 a.m.

*NEW* Making the Most of Your Virtual Meetings
Learn the fundamentals of successful meetings that function within a hybrid environment.
Tuesday, October 19th at 1:30 p.m.

Essentials to Managing at Columbia University
Learn to manage staff with support from key University offices and administrative resources.
Thursday, November 4th at 10:30 a.m.

*NEW* Practicing Self-Leadership
Strengthen your impact as an individual contributor and prepare for future leadership roles.
Wednesday, November 10th at 9:00 a.m.

*NEW* Improving Staff Motivation and Connection in a Hybrid World
Learn to foster team relationships within a virtual environment.
Wednesday, November 17th at 1:30 p.m.

Performance Management for Managers
Set clear work goals for your staff and provide them ongoing coaching and feedback.
Tuesday, December 7th at 9:30 a.m.

Fundamentals of Time Management
Learn to prioritize tasks, overcome procrastination and navigate frequent distractions.
Thursday, October 14th at 9:30 a.m.

*NEW* Making the Most of Your Virtual Meetings
Learn the fundamentals of successful meetings that function within a hybrid environment.
Tuesday, October 19th at 1:30 p.m.

Project Management Essentials for the Unofficial Project Manager
Develop the mindset, skillset, and toolset to consistently deliver successful projects to completion.
Wednesday, November 3rd at 9:30 a.m.

Microsoft Office – Excel 2016 Level 2
Learn advanced formulas and work with various tools to analyze data in spreadsheets. Organize table data, present data as charts, and enhance the look and appeal of workbooks by adding graphical objects.
Thursday, November 11th at 9:30 a.m.

Microsoft Office – Excel 2016 The Fundamentals of Macros
Learn advanced formulas and work with various tools to analyze data in spreadsheets specifically using Macros.
Wednesday, December 1st at 9:30 a.m.

Microsoft Office – Excel 2016 Advanced Pivot Tables
Learn Excel 2016 advanced PivotTable functionality to analyze your raw data.
Wednesday, December 1st at 12:30 p.m.

Registration and Cancellation Policy

When registering for a course in ELM, you will be prompted to provide your department chartstring. If you do not know this information, please reach out to your manager, department administrator (DA) or finance contact within your school/department.

Your chartstring should consist of both your department number and project number

  • Department numbers are seven digits; example: 1234576
     
  • Project Numbers begin with UR/GG/PG/ or CP and are followed by six digits; example: UR009999

Access the Register for a Course – Employees job aid for detailed instructions.

If you did not provide your chartstring during immediate registration please email [email protected] for 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.