Develop and Recognize You

Develop & Recognize You Working Together for Job Opportunities & Fullfillment

Wellesley celebrates employees who have used innovative ideas, approaches, or techniques in their work and who collaborated successfully in pursuit of a goal or objective. Pursuing new ways of working and working together collaboratively require skills in communication, productivity and innovation.  Wellesley offers employee development programs aimed at building these skills.  See below for our current and future Develop and Recognize You programming or email working@wellesley.edu for more information.

Upcoming Onsite Seminars

September 25, 2019 - Managing Up
According to Gallup, the most important predictor of employee engagement is whether or not the employee knows what is expected of them every day. Do you know what’s expected of you? If not, attend this seminar to learn how to manage upward in order to get more from your relationship with your manager. When we manage upward, we receive better and more frequent feedback, understand expectations, and know our priorities.

Date: Wednesday, September 25, 2019, 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Location: Library Lecture Room
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October 24, 2019 - Riding the Waves of Workplace Uncertainty and Change Training
In today’s fast -paced work environment, employees face frequent and often unpredictable changes. These changes can produce stress at work and at home. This workshop will explain normal reactions to change and uncertainty and provide techniques for helping decrease the associated stress.

Date: Thursday, October 24, 2019, 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Location: LWC 413
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November 19, 2019 - Email / Electronic Communication Etiquette
Most Americans view electronic communication (e-communication) as an essential part of professional and personal life. Research shows that the majority of us consider it a necessary work chore. Whether you are overwhelmed by the volume of e-communication you receive, or perplexed/vexed by its culture this seminar is for you. This session will focus on the efficacy and etiquette of e-communications in order to improve the outcomes of e-exchanges.

Date: Tuesday, November 19, 2019, 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Location: Library Lecture Room
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December 17, 2019 - Being a Thought Leader
Being a thought leader requires pushing the envelope and advocating for ideas and change that lead to innovation. How do we do this in a way that inspires others and leads to shared vision? Today, whether an organization, brand, or individual, being a disruptor means being a thought leader, pushing the envelope and insisting on change. But, how do we do this without alienating others and in a way that inspires, even gets others to share our vision? And, how do organizations embrace these sensibilities.

Date: Wednesday, December 17, 2019, 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Location: Library Lecture Room
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January 22, 2020 - Expert Communication
Communication Skills for Working Effectively with Others: Expert communicators are influential, productive, and resourceful and get more of what they want and need. Sounds good, doesn’t it? Attend this training to increase your communication competence. This seminar explores the three parts of sending a message, the three components of active listening, positive statements, persuasion, and inserting oneself safely into difficult conversations.

Date: Wednesday, January 22, 2020, 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Location: LWC 413
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February 27, 2020 - Leveraging Your Strengths
It’s tempting to focus on bridging gaps and improving weaknesses when we want to guide people and organizations to success. When Gallup asked nearly 1.7 million employees worldwide “Do you feel that your strengths are in play every day at work?”, only 20% responded affirmatively. What if we make full use of people’s strengths? Come to this seminar to consider developing your strengths and become more satisfied, engaged, and more effective at work.

Date: Thursday, February 27, 2020, 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Location: Library Lecture Room
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April 28, 2020 - Persuasive Presentations: Tips and Techniques for Public Speaking
Speaking publicly is increasingly becoming a requirement for many jobs. Luckily, effective public speaking is not magic. There are specific skills that enhance presentation delivery, strategies for program development, and tips for converting speaker anxiety into energy. This interactive workshop provides participants with practical tools for public speaking in any setting.

Date: Wednesday, April 28, 2020, 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Location: Library Lecture Room
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May 21, 2020 - Networking: Making the Best Of a Meet and Greet Opportunity
As professionals and members of a community, we are often thrust into uncomfortable situations where we must socialize with people we don’t know. Conferences, board meetings, benefits/awards banquets, business meetings and health fairs, to name just a few such occasions, are all wonderful opportunities to network with other professionals for mutual benefit? Some people are really good at creating lasting connections with others. How do they do it? Attend this seminar to find out.

Date: Wednesday, May 21, 2020, 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Location: Library Lecture Room
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