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Keep Growing

Keep Growing

In our fast-paced world, people are engaging in training in new and different ways. UF HR Training & Organizational Development designed the Keep Growing series to meet today’s training needs in new ways. These online resources were crafted based on identified key skills that faculty and staff can develop as individuals and as leaders. These skills are critical for navigating the present and for flourishing over the long-term. The training materials we developed are designed to be taken at your own pace. Below, you will find the Keep Growing content broken down into three categories:


Upcoming Webinars

Here are our upcoming webinars, with links to their myTraining Registration pages:

Friday, October 30 – 11:00AM-12:00PM – Talking About Grief in the Workplace


Keep Growing at UF Podcast

The Keep Growing at UF Podcast features trainings produced by UF T&OD, presented in an audio format so that you can listen and learn at your convenience. New episodes release every other Thursday.

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Keep Growing Training Content

Training & Organizational Development has developed many new training materials to help you learn in new ways, at your convenience. Here is a list of materials created as part of the Keep Growing initiative. Please note: Many of our recorded webinars can also be found on our YouTube channel.

Applying Performance Measures to Your Work

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Getting Organized PDF
Goal Setting PDF
Track What You’ve Done PDF

Instructor: Brandon Telg & Courtney Moon

An important element of Productivity & Performance is one’s ability to apply performance measures to their everyday work, not just for an annual review. This webinar will help you apply an organizational structure to your work, identify and write your goals using backwards design, and ultimately track and maintain your performance records over time.

Building Your Own Long-Term Success Story

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Instructor: Kara Wight and Brandon Telg

We live in a time where people are achieving early success at a rapid pace and their stories are amplified. In a short amount of time these stories have gone from the remarkable exception, to the new expectation of success. While reaching a certain level of success at a young age can set you up for long-term success, there are some inherent dangers that come with taking on too much too soon. In this webinar, we will debunk this myth that you must have your dream job and be building your empire by the time you’re in your 30’s. Then we’ll take a look at some examples of success that were a slower burn, built up over time. Finally, we will dig into some tools to help you design your own long-term success story.

Building Your Resilience Muscles

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Instructor: Ronda Mitchell and Irma Alvarez

Do you feel like you are just managing to get through these challenging times? It may be your resilience muscles are weak. In this webinar we’ll share with you a roadmap with concepts to build your resilience, regain your balance and move forward with optimism and energy for sustaining and, even, increasing work performance.

Cultivating An Abundance Mindset

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Instructor: Brandon Telg

How can one cultivate a mindset of positivity and compassion when the world is changing so rapidly? Attend this webinar to learn about the difference between a Scarcity Mindset and an Abundance Mindset, as well as what it takes to move from the former into the latter.

Embracing the Growth Mindset in Times of Turbulence

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Instructor: Kara Wight

What does the growth mindset look like when our world is flipped upside down? Embracing the growth mindset will allow us to learn and grow during challenging times. Join us for this webinar to look at how we can do this while we’re adjusting to our new work circumstances.

Identity Capital

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Is Stress Your Friend?

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Instructor: Courtney Moon and Yusof Al-Wadei

Is Stress Your Friend? Strange right? Stress is an unfortunate part of life that we all experience to varying degrees. While it may seem strange at first, having a strategic approach to managing stress can result in a more productive and healthier you.

Leadership and Judgment in Uncertain Times

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Instructor: Irma Alvarez

Leaders who practice good judgment during times of uncertainty provide anchoring when it is most needed and appreciated by those who look up to them for direction. Modeling good judgment reassures and engages the team to remain aligned and focused on results despite an environment of doubt and ambiguity.

Leading with Emotional Intelligence During Times of Uncertainty and Change Webinar

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Instructor: Rebecca Younglove

One thing is certain- there is little constant in our lives right now. These challenging times can also be a great opportunity to build stronger relationships and teams. In this webinar, managers/leaders will learn ways to leverage the components of emotional intelligence to lead effectively during these ever-changing times.

Manage Change Before it Manages You

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Instructor: Courtney Moon & Becky Younglove

Change happens. It’s a real, concrete part of life that we sometimes wish would just go away, or at least slow down. Now more than ever, we are dealing with rapid fire change and it is having an impact on our lives both professionally and personally. In this webinar, we’ll review the Change Cycle, a helpful model that explains the sequential steps to change and discuss ways to manage change in helpful and productive ways.

Stop Stressing Me Out!

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Instructor: Ronda Mitchell

Things are stressful right now for all of us. In this session we will learn what each behavioral style considers stressful, the signals we each give when under stress, and flexibility tips to help each other lower their stress levels for improved collaboration and productivity during these trying times and beyond.

Story Development

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Values are More Important than Ever: Good Judgment in Difficult Times

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Working and Managing in a Remote/Hybrid Environment

4 Pillars of Remote Facilitation

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Accountability for the Virtual Workplace

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Instructor: Tricia Bachus

This webinar is for managers who want to know how to achieve a culture of accountability whether in a virtual or co-located workforce. Having a team who can work from home and still stay productive, optimistic, and deliver on expectations is what will drive success.

Being Together Apart

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Instructor: Dianne Matheis

Being together apart is about teams and shared stories. Some people will thrive, while others will fall silent. Practical tips and guidance for newly remote teams in building trust, membership and belonging, and caring for each other.

Can You Hear Me Now? Using Streaming Video & Web Conferencing to Enhance Engagement

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Instructor: Dustin Howard & Brandon Telg

In our ever-changing work environments, we are confronting new communication challenges that require new technological answers. “Can You Hear Me Now,” presented in association with UF IT’s Video & Collaboration Services, will present you with a basic walkthrough of two streaming communication tools: Mediasite and Zoom. Learn how to engage your team using video technology in this webinar.

Collaborating in Microsoft Teams

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Instructor: Gwynn Cadwallader

Collaboration happens everywhere, from in-person meetings to catch-ups in the hall. Since these opportunities—both formal and informal—have move online, Microsoft Teams can bring a much-needed structure to our remote-work experience. In this session, we will work directly in Teams to share tips, strategies, and best practices.

Effective Virtual Meetings

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Instructor: Gwynn Cadwallader & Dianne Mathies

Communicating virtually (whether presenting, participating in a meeting, leading a class or facilitating a conversation) brings with it a unique set of challenges. A strong virtual presence allows you to engage and build credibility with your audience. In this webinar we’ll share keys to connect with people with authenticity so you can achieve your purpose to inspire, influence and include across the virtual divide.

Engaging with a Virtual Audience

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Instructor: Kara Wight & Irma Alvarez

Communicating virtually (whether presenting, participating in a meeting, leading a class or facilitating a conversation) brings with it a unique set of challenges. A strong virtual presence allows you to engage and build credibility with your audience. In this webinar we’ll share keys to connect with people with authenticity so you can achieve your purpose to inspire, influence and include across the virtual divide.

Leading a Hybrid Team

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Instructors: Dianne Mathies & Becky Younglove

Are you leading a hybrid team comprised of both remote and in-office positions? This webinar will provide supervisors with some best practices and strategies to increase team effectiveness when not everyone is “in the office”.

Making Remote Meetings Work

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Providing Effective Feedback for Remote Employees

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Instructor: Courtney Moon

Providing timely and meaningful feedback to your direct reports might already feel like a challenging task. And, you now must do it during a time of increased stress and physical distance. In fact, ongoing feedback is even more crucial then ever. Attend this webinar to identify tips and strategies for how to effectively provide feedback while working remotely.

Tips for Teams: Maintaining a Productive and Collaborative Remote Work Environment

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Instructor: Sarah Hanson

During these uncertain times, it’s more important than ever for teams to stay connected and remain productive! During this session, we will explore tips to improve team communication and collaboration while working remotely, including advice from high performing teams at UF.

Return to the Workplace

How Managers use Norms and Crucial Conversations to Promote a Safe Workplace

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NORMS PDF

CRUCIAL CONVERSATIONS PDF

Instructors: Tricia Bachus and Becky Younglove

Behaviors, not policies, are the key to keeping our workplace safe. Join this interactive webinar to learn strategies for promoting the right behaviors and how to hold tough conversations to make them stick. Through scenarios and Q/A, we’ll discuss the challenges and answer your questions.

Manager Guidelines for a Safe Return to the Workplace

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Instructor: Tricia Bachus & Brook Mercier

This webinar is for managers who want to better understand the UF policies for returning employees safely to the workplace. Brook Mercier, Director Employee Relations, and Tricia Bachus, Leadership and Organizational Development, will facilitate the session and answer questions related to compliance of policies.

Managing the Mental Load of Returning to Work

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Instructor: Kara Wight

Our “return to work” isn’t a “return to normal.” There are new safety regulations that impact our mental load. This webinar is designed to help you understand that new burden and provide strategies to set you up for success.

Remote Work: To Be or Not To Be

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Instructor: Becky Younglove & Kenya Williams

The temporary shift to remote work for many areas has brought about new learning. As a manager, there’s a lot to consider when thinking through flexible work arrangements. During this session, we’ll review the guidelines and resources for determining an alternate work location and engage in some discussion about possibilities to rethink our way of work.

Return to the Workplace: A Step-by-Step Guide for Leaders

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Returning to the Workplace: Leading through Transition

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Setting Boundaries for Returning to Work

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Instructor: Kara Wight

As we prepare to return to campus, there may be some new boundaries that we have to draw to feel comfortable in our new environment. This webinar is designed to help you identify, communicate, and enforce boundaries in a professional setting.