Course Offerings Fall 2022

For the Fall, Learning & Development will primarily offer virtual workshops via Zoom, with a selection of in-person workshops* (location is specified in the class details). 

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. Workshops are divided into categories to help you decide on the best course fit for you. 

CU Employees may register and view costs for L&D workshops from the Course Offerings by Category listed below, in the Fall 2022 L&D Course Catalog, Snapshot, or by searching for available workshops directly in ELM

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

Please have your Chartstring available at the time of registration in ELM

For more information, see the Payment & Registration section below.

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
Price: $100 (payable by departmental Chartstring)

*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
Price: $100 (payable by departmental Chartstring)

 

*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
Price: $100 (payable by departmental Chartstring)

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  
Price: $100 (payable by departmental Chartstring)

*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  
Price: $100 (payable by departmental Chartstring)

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
Price: $100 (payable by departmental Chartstring)

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 *
Price: $135 (payable by departmental Chartstring)

*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
Price: $100 (payable by departmental Chartstring)

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
Price: $100 (payable by departmental Chartstring)

*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
Price: $100 (payable by departmental Chartstring)

Practicing Self-Leadership (IN PERSON - CUIMC)
Strengthen your impact as an individual contributor and prepare for future leadership roles.
Thursday, December 1, 2022 from 9:30am - 4:30pm
Price: $300 (payable by departmental Chartstring)

*NEW* Building Your Personal Brand
Learn how to effectively sell yourself.
Tuesday, December 6, 2022 from 9:30am - 12:30pm
Price: $100 (payable by departmental Chartstring)

Strategic Career Planning
Learn career management strategies that leverage your skills, interests, and professional goals.
Tuesday, December 13, 2022 from 9:30am - 12:30pm
Price: $100 (payable by departmental Chartstring)

Practicing Self-Leadership (IN PERSON - MANHATTANVILLE)
Strengthen your impact as an individual contributor and prepare for future leadership roles.
Wednesday, December 14, 2022 from 9:30am - 4:30pm
Price: $300 (payable by departmental Chartstring)

Leave Management (Condensed Version)
Learn about Columbia-specific policies as well as the application of federal, state and local laws with regard to leave management.
Wednesday, October 19, 2022 from 10:00am - 11:30am
Price: FREE

Leave Management (IN PERSON)
Learn about Columbia-specific policies as well as the application of federal, state and local laws with regard to leave management.
Wednesday, October 19, 2022 from 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Price: FREE

Essentials to Managing at Columbia University (IN PERSON)
Learn to manage staff with support from key University offices and administrative resources.
Thursday, October 27, 2022 from 9:30am - 12:30pm
Price: FREE

Essentials to Managing at Columbia University - CUIMC (IN PERSON)
Learn to manage staff with support from key University offices and administrative resources.
Wednesday, November 2, 2022 from 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Price: FREE

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
Price: $100 (payable by departmental Chartstring)

Managing Unionized Staff at Morningside/Manhattanville 
Understand the processes and procedures of managing unionized staff.
Wednesday, November 16, 2022 from 10:00am - 1:30pm
Price: FREE

Managing Unionized Staff at CUIMC
Understand the processes and procedures of managing unionized staff at CUIMC.
Wednesday, November 16, 2022 from 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Price: FREE

Practicing Self-Leadership (IN PERSON - CUIMC)
Strengthen your impact as an individual contributor and prepare for future leadership roles.
Thursday, December 1, 2022 from 9:30am - 4:30pm
Price: $300 (payable by departmental Chartstring)

Performance Management for Managers (IN PERSON)
Set clear work goals for your staff and provide them ongoing coaching and feedback.
Tuesday, December 7, 2022 from 10:00am - 4:00pm
Price: FREE

Performance Management for Managers - CUIMC (IN PERSON)
Set clear work goals for your staff and provide them ongoing coaching and feedback.
Wednesday, December 8, 2022 from 10:00am - 4:00pm
Price: FREE

Practicing Self-Leadership (IN PERSON - MANHATTANVILLE)
Strengthen your impact as an individual contributor and prepare for future leadership roles.
Wednesday, December 14, 2022 from 9:30am - 4:30pm
Price: $300 (payable by departmental Chartstring)

*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
Price: FREE

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
Price: $240 (payable by departmental Chartstring)

Fundamentals of Time Management
Learn to prioritize tasks, overcome procrastination and navigate frequent distractions. 
Wednesday, October 5, 2022 from 9:30am – 12:30pm
Price: $100 (payable by departmental Chartstring)

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
Price: $135 (payable by departmental Chartstring)

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
Price: $135 (payable by departmental Chartstring)

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
Price: $200 (payable by departmental Chartstring)

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
Price: $200 (payable by departmental Chartstring)

Project Management Essentials for the Unofficial Project Manager 
Develop the mindset, skillset, and toolset to consistently deliver successful projects to completion. 
Tuesday, November 29, 2022 from 9:30am - 4:30pm
Price: $200 (payable by departmental Chartstring)

Microsoft Office – Excel 2019 Level 2
Learn advanced formulas and work with various tools to analyze data in spreadsheets.
Wednesday, November 30, 2022 from 9:30am – 4:30pm
Price: $240 (payable by departmental Chartstring)

 

Policies

When registering for a course in ELM, you will be prompted to provide your department's chartstring for payment. If you do not know this information, please wait to register for the workshop until you receive the details. Reach out to your manager, department administrator (DA) or finance contact within your school/department for help.  

What is a Chartstring? Click this link to learn more.

For L&D workshop registration, your chartstring should at minimum, consist of both your Department number and Project number:

  • Department numbers are seven digits; example: 1234576
     
  • Project numbers usually 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 registration in ELM, please email [email protected] with that information in order to secure your seat.

For workshops with fees associated to them, please note that if you do not provide your Chartstring for payment we will attempt to contact you to retrieve this information. However, if we do not hear back from you, you will be automatically withdrawn from the class. 

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.

I registered for a workshop, when do I receive my Zoom link or other class details?

VIRTUAL: You will receive the Zoom details for a virtual workshop and instructions on how to prepare for class via email. This will arrive to your inbox the day prior to class.

IN-PERSON: The workshop location is listed in the class details in ELM, as well as the automatic email confirmation you received at registration. You may also receive an email from the L&D team with supplemental materials for the workshop, prior to the workshop. 

REMINDER: For workshops with fees associated to them, please note that if you do not provide your Chartstring for payment at the time of registration in ELM we will attempt to contact you to retrieve this information. However, if we do not hear back from you with the necessary Chartstring details, your registration will be cancelled.

 

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 and at CUIMC. The decision to offer workshops in person is subject to change, as we continue to survey the current climate.