Course Offerings

New live online learning offerings are now available to provide skill building and professional enrichment in a variety of formats.

Virtual workshops simulate an in-person classroom experience featuring individual and group activities. Webinars offer a brief topic overview with key resources in a shortened presentation format. Accelerators are multi-week blended learning programs that incorporate self-paced online and live virtual workshops. Review upcoming sessions with the Fall 2020 Course Snapshot.

Register for live online offerings using the Course Offerings by Category listed below, the Fall 2020 Course Descriptions or by searching for available workshops directly in ELM.
*Please note a majority of live online offerings are VIRTUAL WORKSHOPS with exception to those with WEBINAR or ACCELERATORS noted in the course title.

Course Offerings by Category

Microsoft Office – Excel 2016 Level 1 - Join the Waitlist
Learn to create and edit basic Microsoft Office Excel 2016 worksheets and workbooks.
Wednesday, October 14th at 9:30 a.m.

Fundamentals of Time Management - Join the Waitlist
Learn to prioritize tasks, overcome procrastination and navigate frequent distractions.
Thursday, October 15th at 1:30 p.m.

Microsoft Office – Excel 2016 Level 2 - Join the Waitlist
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.
Tuesday, November 10th at 9:30 a.m.

Project Management Essentials for the Unofficial Project Manager - Join the Waitlist
Develop the mindset, skillset, and toolkit to consistently deliver successful projects to completion.
Thursday, November 19th at 9:30 a.m.

Microsoft Office – Excel 2016: Advanced Pivot Tables - Join the Waitlist
Learn advanced formulas and work with various tools to analyze data in spreadsheets specifically using PivotTables.
Wednesday, December 2nd at 9:30 a.m.

Microsoft Office – Excel 2016: The Fundamentals of Macros - Join the Waitlist
Learn advanced formulas and work with various tools to analyze data in spreadsheets specifically using Macros.
Wednesday, December 2nd at 1:30 p.m.

Getting Results Through Effective Delegation - Join the Waitlist
Learn how to assign work, create a delegation plan and conduct effective delegation meetings.
Monday, October 26th at 1:30 p.m.

*NEW* Situational Leadership for Managers®- Join the Waitlist
Learn an action-oriented framework to lead, motivate, coach and develop staff.
Thursday, November 5th at 9:00 a.m.

Essentials to Managing at Columbia University - Join the Waitlist
Learn to manage staff with support from key University offices and administrative resources.
Monday November 9th 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 1st at 1:30 p.m.

*NEW* ACCELERATOR: Developing and Communicating A New Plan Amid Uncertainty** - Join the Waitlist
Leading teams through unforeseen change and decisions.
Final Session on Thursday, December 3rd at 1:30 p.m.
**Accelerators are multi-week blended learning programs that incorporate self-paced online and live virtual workshops. ​​​​​​Participants will be granted access to third party platforms to complete target assignments and share key insights in applying content and tools within their work at Columbia University.
The program features weekly assignments that begin November 2nd and culminate in a live online session for further application on December 3rd.

Discovering the 5 Elements of Team Success - Join the Waitlist
Learn a model to optimize team success by facing opportunities and challenges within the team.
Wednesday, November 11th at 1:30 p.m.

Appreciating Differences: Powered by the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® - Join the Waitlist
Identify your MBTI® style and learn how different styles can work together in complementary ways.
Thursday, November 12th at 1:30 p.m.

*NEW* Having Difficult Conversations to Build Better Bridges - Join the Waitlist
Learn to view challenging conversations as opportunities to enhance partnerships with colleagues.
Tuesday, November 17th at 9:30 a.m.

*NEW* Building Resilience During Times of Change - Join the Waitlist
Learn a framework for resilience muscle memory that you’ll draw on forever regardless of the state of constant change in your environment.
Tuesday, November 17th at 1:30 p.m.

*NEW* Effective Writing Skills - Join the Waitlist
Learn to create professional, clear, concise and successful communications to engage others.
Wednesday, November 18th at 9:30 a.m.

*NEW* Presentation Skills for Remote Environments - Join the Waitlist
Enhance your skills and create ways to elevate your remote presentations to the next level.
Wednesday, October 28th at 1:30 p.m.

Virtual Platform Information

Majority of online offerings will be held via Zoom or Webex. To join your registered session, the virtual platform link and call-in information will be available within the ELM Meeting Invitation or sent to you via email at a later date. 

For the most effective experience we recommend you:

  • Join the online session using a desktop or laptop.
  • Arrive 5 minutes early to become familiar with the learning environment.
  • Be prepared to download relevant workshop materials.
  • Verify technical settings by downloading the Zoom app or Webex app before the start of the session.

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.

Email 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.