Course Offerings

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

To help identify each learning experience, 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. Review upcoming sessions with the Spring 2021 Course Snapshot.

Register for live online offerings using the Course Offerings by Category listed below, the Spring 2021 Course Descriptions or by searching for available workshops directly in ELM. For Registration and Payment details, please review the Registration and Cancellation Policy
*Please note a majority of live online offerings are VIRTUAL WORKSHOPS with exception to those with WEBINAR noted in the course title.

Course Offerings by Category

Speaking with Presence
Promote your expertise and impact by developing your leadership presence.
Tuesday, February 23rd at 9:30 a.m.

*NEW* Influencing Others to Achieve Results
Learn techniques to motivate others who are not team members or willing to initially assist.
Wednesday, March 10th at 9:30 a.m.

*NEW* Communication Skills with Win/Win Strategies
Learn techniques to solve problems using novel and creative approaches.
Wednesday, March 10th at 1:30 p.m.

Discover Your Strengths and Work Potential
Gain an in-depth analysis of your top 5 CliftonStrengths® to help you identify your dominant talents, develop strategies and personalized resources for building a strengths-based work life.
Thursday, February 11th at 1:30 p.m.
*Please note, required (non-refundable) pre-work for this course includes an assessment.

Business Writing
Gain tools to produce clear, concise, and persuasive business communications.
Thursday, February 25th at 1:30 p.m.

7 Habits of Highly Effective People® a Monthly Series
Bring balance to your work and professional life with an iterative learning journey.
Tuesday, March 2nd - Tuesday, March 23rd
*Participants will meet weekly for 3-hours per workshop over the span of one month. Sessions will be held from 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. on:
Tuesday, March 2, 2021
Tuesday, March 9, 2021
Tuesday, March 16, 2021
Tuesday, March 23, 2021

*NEW* Problem Solving When Variables Keep Changing
Learn how to become more adaptable with solution-based strategies to support ever-changing circumstances.
Tuesday, March 9th at 1:30 p.m.

Engage Your Unique Personality Style with MBTI® Step II
Deepen your understanding and capacity to leverage MBTI® Type insights in working with others.
Wednesday, March 24th at 1:30 p.m.
*Please note, required (non-refundable) pre-work for this course includes an assessment.

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.
Thursday, March 25th at 1:30 p.m. 

*NEW* Practicing Self-Leadership
Strengthen your impact as an individual contributor and prepare for future leadership roles.
Wednesday, April 7th at 9:00 a.m.

*NEW* Motivating and Developing Employees  Cancelled
Discover inspirational techniques and practices to bring the best out of your teams.
Wednesday, February 10th 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, March 18th at 10:30 a.m.

WEBINAR: Delivering Performance Reviews Remotely
Deliver fair, honest and balanced performance reviews.
Thursday, April 1st at 12:30 p.m.

*NEW* Practicing Self-Leadership
Strengthen your impact as an individual contributor and prepare for future leadership roles.
Wednesday, April 7th at 9:00 a.m.

Fundamentals of Time Management
Learn to prioritize tasks, overcome procrastination and navigate frequent distractions.
Tuesday, February 9th at 1:30 p.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.
Wednesday, February 24th at 9:30 a.m.

The Five Choices to Extraordinary Productivity® Essentials
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, March 11th at 9:30 a.m.

Microsoft Office – Excel 2016 Level 3
Gain the skills necessary to create macros, audit and analyze worksheet data, incorporate multiple data sources, and import and export data.
Tuesday, March 16th at 9:30 a.m.

Making Email Matter
Gain techniques for using email in a way that maximizes your time and productivity.
Tuesday, April 6th at 1:30 p.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.
Thursday, April 8th at 9:30 a.m.
Thursday, April 8th at 1:30 p.m.

Virtual Platform Information

Majority of online offerings will be held via Zoom. To join your registered session, you will receive the Virtual Workshop Meeting URL and Dial-in Phone Number when your registration is confirmed.

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 before the start of the session.
  • Update the Zoom app before the session to install the latest version.

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 hrlearning@columbia.edu if you need further assistance.

If you did not provide your chartstring during immediate registration please email hrlearning@columbia.edu 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.