Summer Learning 2022

Participate in self-paced learning via LinkedIn Learning, or explore the Resource Library and Team Building pages for activities to inspire and engage yourself and your staff. 

Have a specific idea in mind, and want to use the summer to run a workshop for your team/department/school? Take a look at our Consulting Services page, and inquire about customized services. 

Email [email protected] if you need further assistance.

Fall 2022 workshop registration opens in September

Learning Opportunities

LinkedIn Learning provides video courses taught by industry experts in software, creative, and business skills.  Visit our LinkedIn Learning page to explore Monthly Challenges and Recommended Learning Paths. 

The Resource Library includes articles other resources that can be used to encourage growth and development for all employees at Columbia. 

'Who Moved My Cheese?' by Spencer Johnson

Length: 94 pages -- an easy read for your team this summer. 

About the book: Life doesn’t always turn out the way we think it will. When change happens, a lot of us have a natural tendency to resist that change. Why? Simply put, change can be scary; it represents the unknown, which challenges our sense of safety and security.

Who Moved my Cheese? is a very simple story about change. It’s about seeing change, anticipating change, and adapting to change.

"Cheese" is a metaphor for what you want to have in life -- whether it is a good job, a loving relationship, money, a possession, health, or spiritual peace of mind.

The only constant in the world is change.

Use these Discussion Questions & Team Building Activities to incorporate the reading of Who Moved My Cheese? into your team meetings. 

This is especially useful as we continue the quest to find balance and connection in the hybrid/remote work environment.  

Watch this animated summary of Who Moved My Cheese?  on Youtube. 

Continue to foster team dynamics by facilitating one of our recommended team building exercises at your next team meeting.

Customized learning solutions for teams/departments/schools are available upon request. Visit the Consulting Services page for more information. 

Resources for Managers

 

Resources for Individual Contributors

 

Additional books to enrich your professional development:

  • 'Leading from Anywhere: The Essential Guide to Managing Remote Teams' by David Burkus
    • Leading from Anywhere provides everything you’ll need to survive and thrive as the leader of a remote team
  • 'Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High, Second Edition' by Kerry Paterson, Joseph Grenny, David Maxfield, Ron McMillan, and Al Switzler
    • Suggested for anyone seeking ways to communicate with colleagues persuasively and effectively
  • 'Get a G.R.I.P. on Remote Work: Tips and Techniques to Avoid "Zoomicide" and Other Hazards' by Andrew Silberman
    • Beneficial reading for anyone looking for ways to deal with and overcome the challenges presented by remote work

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