The Professional Development Center hosts training sessions for Case Western Reserve University staff and faculty on a wide range of topics. In April, the center will offer trainings on conflict management, time management, and a new training titled “High Performance Culture: Hard Elements.” At the end of April, the next round of the Management Development Series will begin with “Introduction to Your Management Style.”

To register for each of these sessions and to see a full list of offered trainings, visit the Professional Development Center’s online calendar.

“Introduction to Conflict Management”

April 3, 9 a.m.­–noon

Conflict is inevitable, but it doesn’t have to be painful. How conflict is managed determines whether it is helpful or unhelpful. In this workshop, participants will take the Thomas-Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument self-assessment and receive a customized report about their typical behavior in conflict situations. Using their results as a guide, participants will explore why we engage in conflict, the different ways one can approach conflict, and how to effectively utilize the different conflict-handling modes depending on the situation.

“High-Performance Culture: Hard Elements”

April 10, 9 a.m.­–noon

A high-performance culture is one in which employees are able to thrive and teams achieve superior results. But a high-performance culture doesn’t usually happen by accident; they require purposeful planning and implementation. So how do we build a high-performance culture? In this three-hour training, we will focus on how to incorporate the hard elements of high performance into our workplaces including strategy, systems, continuous improvement, and more.

“Conflict Management & DiSC”

April 17, 9 a.m.­–noon

Conflict doesn’t have to be unproductive. In this session, we will review what conflict is, review the different DiSC styles, and explore how different DiSC styles might view and approach conflict differently. With this understanding, we will be able to practice adapting our behavior to deescalate conflict with someone of different DiSC styles, making it more productive.

“Improving Your Time Management”

April 24, 9 a.m.–3 p.m.

How efficient are you with your time? Here’s how you find out. In this highly customized workshop, participants will first complete an online self-assessment to generate a personalized report that gives them feedback on their skills as it pertains to 12 different areas associated with managing time effectively. Participants will explore various tools and techniques that can be used to increase organization and effectiveness.

“Introduction to Your Management Style (DiSC Part I)”

April 30, 9 a.m.–noon

We all have our own style when it comes to communication and management, and sometimes our style is effective. But other times, we aren’t as effective as we could be. In this interactive, three-hour course, you will learn about the different DiSC behavioral styles and how they make up your management style. In addition, you will learn and practice how to adapt your style to other people in order to increase your effectiveness. This if part one of six of the Management Development Series.

View the full course list and sign up today.