Professional Development Workshops for November

Learning and Development, a division of Talent Management and Organization Development, has a small number of openings remaining for November workshops. Here's a brief description of what's available in date order.

It's Not Your Way or My Way, It's the Civil Way This interactive workshop will discuss and demonstrate the value of benevolent words and behaviors. Participants will review P.M. Forni's suggested steps in achieving interpersonal competence and Whoopi Goldberg's observations on how the lack of civility is impacting the quality of our lives. Learn how civility and care can give you a competitive edge at work. Tuesday, Nov. 4 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 1101 E. 33rd Street, B101 Click here to register

Creative Decision Making and Problem Solving This workshop guides participants from the beginning of the problem-solving process to identifying the problem and clearly stating it, to a place where they can comfortably work with others in a creatively charged environment to find innovative ways to solve problems together. Teams become refreshed and energized when they realize they can work together cohesively. Old or recurring problems won't have a chance when your team learns to tackle them in a new way. Wednesday, Nov. 5 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 1101 E. 33rd Street, B102 Click here to register

Business Law for Supervisors Do you have a clear understanding of how the information and data in your charge should be handled and maintained? Do you know the liability in signing a contract for JHU? Has a vendor offered you gifts or favors that you are not certain you can accept? Taught by a cadre of JHU senior staff, this course will address these and other legal and ethical issues that supervisors must face today.
Thursday, Nov. 6 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 1011 E. 33rd Street, Room B102 Click here to register

Making the Transition to Management If you are in your first supervisory position, or plan to change roles soon, this seminar will give you specific techniques to help you with your changing responsibilities, reduce anxiety, and provide quick start strategies for managing the transition. Learn how to avoid the most common traps encountered by new supervisors and get a better understanding of what your boss, peers, and staff expect from you. Thursday, Nov. 6 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 1101 E. 33rd Street, A120 Click here to register

Practical Project Management This two-part workshop would be beneficial for anyone with project management responsibilities or if you just want a better understanding of the various components of project management. Participants will review the principles and practices of successful project management including planning, scheduling, costing, and monitoring and control.
Friday, Nov. 7 and Friday, Nov. 21 (you must attend both days) 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 1011 E. 33rd Street, Room B101 Click here to register

Professional Medical Coding Training: Intro to CPT and Modifiers Intro to CPT and Modifiers is a full day of education on the CPT coding manual, the compilation of guidelines, codes and descriptions to report health care services performed by health care professionals in the U.S.
Friday, Nov. 7 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 1011 E. 33rd Street, Room B102 Click here to register

Communicating with Tact and Skill A two-day workshop designed for career-focused professionals will offer participants powerful communication strategies and interpersonal skills in diplomacy and tact. You'll gain tips on delivering standout presentations, letters, and memos, as well as techniques for exerting influence on the actions and attitudes of others.
Monday, Nov. 10 to Tuesday, Nov. 11 Time: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 1011 E. 33rd Street, Room B102 Click here to register

Thinking Outside the Box: Creativity and Innovation at Work In today's fast-paced work environment, it is critical to find new answers to customer problems, team interactions, and day-to-day management. This interactive workshop will probe the ways in which we trap our thinking and limit our potential.
Thursday, Nov. 13 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 1011 E. 33rd Street, Room B103 Click here to register

Professional Medical Coding Training: Integumentary This workshop will review coding for the largest organ system of the human body and the guidelines for coding lesions versus biopsies. Participants will leave knowing how to recognize when other sections of CPT or ICD-9-CM should be accessed and when HCPCS Level II codes or modifiers are appropriate. Friday, Nov. 14 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 1011 E. 33rd Street, Room B102 Click here to register

Relationship Awareness Theory Understanding the behavior that governs your interaction with others is the first step in reducing interpersonal conflict. This workshop will provide an understanding of your personal strength in relating to others when things are going well and when faced with disagreement that may produce conflict. Participants will learn more about their personal strengths and how to better leverage those strengths for effective action. Understand how the manner in which we behave during conflict impacts the way others respond to us and ultimately, our relationships with them. Participants must complete the Strength Deployment Inventory, Portrait of Personal Strengths, and Portrait of Overdone Strengths online assessments one week prior to the workshop. Wednesday, Nov. 19 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 1101 E. 33rd Street, B102 Click here to register

Campus Conversations on Diversity & Inclusion at Johns Hopkins University This 4-hour workshop will provide insight on how diversity and inclusion create value and show the importance of ensuring that all faculty, staff, and students are treated with equity, civility, and respect. Using exercises and scenarios, the workshop takes a multimedia approach in exploring perceptions of power, identity, and unconscious biases. Thursday, Nov. 20 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 1101 E. 33rd Street, Room A120 Click here to register

Crucial Conversations This workshop focuses on the use of powerful conversations and crucial confrontations—transformational conversations that create mutual learning and lead to committed action. Participants will practice powerful conversation techniques and learn how to use these methods to improve performance and relationships. Thursday, Nov. 20 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 1011 E. 33rd Street, Room B102 Click here to register

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Learning and Development classes are free if you qualify as a benefits-eligible, full- or part-time JHU employee and adhere to the class attendance policies.

For additional information or assistance with enrolling you can contact us by calling our main phone line at 443-997-6800 or by email at