Fall Leadership Series
TO REGISTER: Log in to my.tcu.edu > Employee Center > Training, then select the appropriate course code. Registration closes 24 hours before each session. All registrants will receive a session link 24-hours before the session starts.
Intentional Dialogue Training Level 1
Discover opportunities for meaningful dialogue among diverse members of the TCU campus as we strive to build a more inclusive, connected, and vibrant community. Become equipped with the ability and skills necessary to strengthen self-awareness and empathy to effectively communicate personal viewpoints across areas of difference.
This training session requires a minimum of 8 participants in order to complete course work successfully. If it becomes necessary for you to cancel from the session, please email HRTraining@tcu.edu 48 hours prior to the scheduled training session.
- November 6, 9:00 – 11:00 AM
- Registration Code: INTD1V
Make Difficult Conversations Easy (er)
This session focuses on how to communicate productively when leading a difficult conversation. Participants will learn coach-centered communication skills, methods to recognize and master their personal stories, and a framework to follow up conversations. This interactive session includes opportunities to practice with common scenarios.
- November 12, 2:00 – 4:00 PM
- Registration Code: COMM1V
Mitigating Unconscious Bias
What is unconscious bias? How does it impact the ways in which we interact with one another, make decisions or engage in our work? In this session, participants will learn about unconscious bias, both implicit and explicit as well as the ways it may influence your communication and decision-making. A variety of interactive activities, including the Implicit Association Test, will give participants multiple opportunities to explore the concepts presented. Participants will also learn a variety of ways in which we can mitigate the impact of unconscious bias in our professional and personal lives.
- November 17, 3:00 – 5:00 PM
- Registration Code: BIAS1V
CoreStrengths Level 1 (formerly SDI) 2-Day Workshop
TCU’s workforce is more diverse than ever making it critical to understand how different outlooks impact our everyday interactions. This virtual session serves to help build your relationship intelligence (RQ) by exploring motives and values that drive behaviors (strengths and overdone strengths) to better understand yourself and others. This understanding of ‘Results through Relationships’ can help you lead with clarity, build strong teams and better manage conflict.
Core Strengths (formerly Total SDI) is the new online platform that empowers your ongoing application of RQ. It engages the learner with real-time assessment results, access to new resources, and tools to build your network of stronger teams to reflect the many ways we work together at TCU.
*Registration will close 1 week prior to scheduled session to allow time to complete assessments.
- November 17 & 18, 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM
- Registration Code: SDI01V
For additional information, contact us at HRTraining@tcu.edu.
Creating a Winning Resume
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Tips and suggestions on effective resume preparation that draws attention to positives and highlights key areas of individual strength. Resumes, in turn, are often accompanied by cover letters. The session will offer ideas of constructing this letter and show how it can fill in gaps and accent critical areas that your resume is not designed to do.
With KEVIN KILEY, Career Coach & Founder, Career Road Map
Fortifying Your Network Through LinkedIn
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Professional relationships can be the secret sauce for our success. Many people shudder at even the mention of the word “networking,” but the good news is that there are many ways to approach it so that it works for you. In an era of social distancing, one of the major resources for networking is LinkedIn. In this session, we will walk attendees through not only the elements of a strong LinkedIn profile but also advise them on how to leverage it to build their network.
With NATASHA ANTONETTY, Senior HR Recruiter
and KEVIN KILEY, Career Coach & Founder, Career Road Map
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Facing change, whether personal or professional, is sometimes welcome, while other times it feels insurmountable. Spend this session evaluating how you experience change to better understand why you experience it that way and explore ways to respond more intentionally.
With TODD BOLING, Senior Associate Chaplain
and SHELDON TATE, Assistant Director, Intramural Sports
Empathy & Intercultural Competency
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Developing an empathic approach to intercultural connection is an important step in addressing our own biases and behaviors around issues of race, class, and other social identities. This interactive, online session will provide a guided opportunity to build empathic skills, identify our own privileged identities, and learn to engage in meaningful conversation to build awareness and connection.
With EBONY ROSE, Senior Learning and Development Consultant
Topics for personal/professional development
- Learning to Teach Online
- Teaching with Technology
- Teaching Technical Skills Through Video
- Teaching Online: Synchronous Classes
- Office 365 for Educators
- Microsoft Teams for Education
- Google Hangouts Essential Training
- Teaching Techniques: Creating Multimedia Learning
- Camtasia 2019 Essential Training: The Basics
- Camtasia 2019 Essential Training: Advanced Techniques
- Camtasia 2019 for Mac Essential Training
- Camtasia Quick Tips
- Learning Canvas
- Teaching Techniques: Classroom Cloud Strategy
- Foundations of Learning Management Systems
- Learning Desire2Learn 2016
- Learning Moodle 3.8
- Teaching Techniques: Creative Effective Learning Assessments
- Learning OneNote Online (Office 365)
- WordPress Essential Training
- WordPress for Education
- Blackboard Essential Training
- Blackboard 9 Essential Training for Students
TCU Library Resources (Requires your TCU username and password)
- What to Do When the Library is Closed
- Online Training Resources for Faculty/Staff
- Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center — Detailed “how-to” instructions and creative ideas from books and magazines to meet the interests of virtually every hobby enthusiast.
- Home Improvement Reference Center — Full-text content from leading home-improvement magazines, including images not found anywhere else online and videos of popular home-repair projects.
- Ancestry — Genealogy database providing access to U.S. and U.K. census data, ship’s logs and passenger indexes, vital records, WWI draft cards, maps, reference books and more. Basic library subscription. Documents in the library can be saved or emailed. Users will need a personal subscription to create a tree online.
- MyHeritage Library Edition — Contains millions of historical records from around the world. Records include historical photographs; citizenship and naturalization records; the USA federal census (1790-1940) and the UK census (1841-1901; tombstone photos; military records, immigration records, and passenger lists; directories, guides, references, biographies, and yearbooks; wills and probate records.
- ARTstor — More than one million images from outstanding museums, photographers, libraries, scholars, photo archives and artists and artists’ estates from all over the world. Subject areas include art, architecture, music, religion, anthropology, literature, world history, American Studies, Asian Studies, Classical Studies, Medieval Studies, Renaissance Studies and more.
- CountryWatch — Provides geopolitical intelligence on countries’ demographics, economic overviews, investment overviews, social overviews, environmental overviews, and political overviews. Daily news coverage, maps and macroeconomic forecasts available.
- Global Road Warrior — Provides cultural, communications, travel and business information for more than 170 countries and territories.
- Learning Express Library — Interactive platform that contains practice tests for standardized and placement tests at every grade level. Also contains tutorials to help improve basic math, reading, writing and computer skills for every age. Assessment tests and career placement help are also available. SAT, ACT, GMAT, GRE, LSAT and MCAT are just some of the test preps available.
- Mango Languages — An online language learning system. Native English speakers can learn foreign languages, including French, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), Pashto and Urdu. Mango also has 15 ESL language courses for non-native English speakers, including Spanish, French, Polish, Russian, Cantonese and Mandarin. It also includes movies.
- What’s Cooking? — No care package is complete without treats to eat! Sure, you’ll need to create them yourself, but that’s just half the fun. Browse our online cookbook selection.
- Fun Fitness Options — Mash your inner couch potato with fantastic fitness videos to help you shake the stay-at-home blues. Find several options to inspire you to move.
- Getting Crafty! — For children and adults, channel your inner creator and build something fun out of common household items. Our Fort Worth Public Library expert crafters will guide you through the processes.
- Homework HELP! — Math not quite adding up? Astronomy sending you into orbit? No matter the subject, students and teachers can access our curated database full of encyclopedic knowledge. Start here to find assistance.
- Free Spanish Classes — ¿Quieres hablar español? Learn how to speak Spanish conversationally and make friends with our live lessons available virtually via Zoom, 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. To join, click here to send an email to learn more and receive an invitation to the group.
WorkLife & Other Podcasts
- WorkLife with Adam Grant, A New York Times Bestselling Author
- NPR – National Public Radio
- Association for Talent Development (*certain topics locked for ATD members only)
- Ted Talks
The Arbinger Institute
CoreStrengths/Strengths Deployment Inventory (SDI)
TCU Press Book Club
- TCU Press is launching a virtual book club! Join the Facebook group, TCU Press Book Club, for up-to-date book selections and weekly discussions—as well as live videos with authors—all from the comfort of your home. The TCU Press Book Club is a group for book lovers from all over! Regardless of your time zone, gather with others to discuss selected TCU Press books and interact directly with brilliant authors. Selected books may include historical fiction, literary fiction, and creative nonfiction.
To search other e-book titles, visit library.tcu.edu, click on “Databases,” then click on the “Browse by Type” dropbox and choose “E-books.” Scroll down to Safari Books Online.
Museums & More
- Experience the Kimbell Art Museum from Home
- Fort Worth Museum of Science & History –Discovery Lab Online
- Dallas Museum of Art: Flores Mexicanas: Women in Modern Mexican Art
- NPR Life Kit
- Understood.org Weekly Round Up
- DFW PBS station airs educational shows for schools. Beginning March 30, shows air weekdays from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. on KERA TV, with specific blocks of time for pre-K through 12th-grade levels. In addition to broadcasting on KERA TV, the schedule will stream live online at kera.org/learn, enabling students to watch on mobile devices.
- TED Talks — Stay curious.
Free Online Resources (Requires Account Setup)
- edX — The trusted platform for education and learning. Founded by Harvard and MIT, edX is home to more than 20 million learners, the majority of top-ranked universities in the world and industry-leading companies. As a global nonprofit, edX is transforming traditional education, removing the barriers of cost, location and access.
- Coursera — Build skills with courses, certificates, and degrees online from world-class universities and companies. Collaborate with 190+ leading universities and companies.
- GCF Global (Available in Spanish) — For almost 20 years, the GCFLearnFree.org program has helped millions around the world learn the essential skills they need to live and work in the 21st century. From Microsoft Office and email, to reading, math and more, GCFLearnFree.org offers more than 200 topics, including more than 7,000 lessons, 1,000 videos and 50 interactive and games — completely free.
- Fort Worth Public Library — FW resident access with active library card
- Benbrook Public Library
- Burleson Public Library – Burleson resident access with active library card
- Crowley Public Library
- Forest Hill Public Library
- Saginaw Public Library
- River Oaks Public Library
- Parker County Library Association — Portal for all Parker County Libraries