Leadership Excellence II Electives

Program Overview

Although open to all, the Leadership Excellence II Electives are specifically designed with the Leadership Excellence (LE) graduates in mind.  Unlike the original 9-week series, these offerings can be taken individually on an as needed basis.  Our first offering under the LE II banner was 7 Habits of Highly Effective People (summer of 2007).  Since then, 3 to 4 LE II workshops have been offered each year to support the development needs of leaders on campus.   

2013-2014 Offerings


Mastering Your Workday with Outlook and Email
Tuesday, January 21st , 9:00 am – 12:30, UC Maroon/Gold/Chippewa rooms
Use your Outlook to get better organized, prioritized, and productive each and every day.  Randy will not only show you how to better manage your e-mail and calendar, but also how to make sure that your key projects, priorities, and goals are better represented in your Outlook, leading to a smarter daily plan for continuous, focused productivity.  Randy will show how to set up critical data points in your Outlook Calendar, Notes, Tasks, and Contacts that will help you better manage each day and each week, working toward bigger goals while also still handling the day-to-day aspects of your work.  You will learn a new routine for starting each day that will help you have better confidence that your calendar and personal task list are pointing you in the correct direction.  You will also learn (or re-learn!) many important tips and techniques for all five of your Outlook functions, leading to greater daily efficiency.  Finally feel on top of your e-mail and related activities, rather than feeling it is on top of you!  Register online at CentraLink/My Account/My Work Day/EmployeeTraining.


Smart Phones & Terrific Tablets: Gaining Productivity (and Fun!) from Your Personal Devices
Tuesday, January 21st, 1:30-4:00pm, UC Maroon/Gold/Chippewa rooms
You know which apps are fun, but what apps and functions will help you turn your Droid, IPhone/IPad, and/or BlackBerry into a productivity workhorse? In this session, we'll discuss the apps and peripheral devices that help take your Smart Phone (and tablets) from "cool" to "critical" when it comes to productivity, time, project, people, and e-mail management as well as "remote" productivity. A highlight to this program is when the presenter, Randy Dean, opens up the floor to program participants to share their favorite apps, allowing people to gain knowledge from all program attendees.Register online at CentraLink/My Account/My Work Day/EmployeeTraining.
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
Thursday and Friday, February 20th and 21st, 8:30 – 5:00, Rowe 229
Presenters:  Harley Blake and Kim Voisin, CMU
This intensive, two-day Franklin Covey workshop provides participants with a robust and tactical implementation plan to fully integrate the 7 Habits into their lives. It is designed for anyone looking to become a more effective person - regardless of your occupation, position, or stage in life. You'll learn how to improve focus, communication, and balance for yourself and your organization; how to develop professional relationships for productive collaboration; skills for increasing productivity by staying focused on the right things; and how to reduce conflict through gaining a deeper understanding of other points of view.  The cost of $150 covers the 170+ page Franklin Covey workbook and 2 lunches.  Register online at CentraLink/My Account/My Work Day/Employee Training.

The 5 Choices of Extraordinary Productivity
Wednesday, March 19th, 8:30 – 5:00, Rowe 229
Presenter:  Harley Blake
The difference between extraordinary and average is a choice…actually 5 choices to be precise!  Welcome to Franklin Covey's time management workshop for the 21st Century!  Drawing from up to date brain science research and their foundational principles of personal and organizational effectiveness, this full day workshop focuses in on the skills of decision, attention, and energy management to weather the dramatic storm of 21st century distractions and demands.  The cost of $150 includes lunch, and high quality materials to help keep you on track long after the workshop comes to a close.  Register online at CentraLink/My Account/My Work Day/EmployeeTraining.


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