Thursday, Oct. 24 and Friday, Oct. 25
11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
OSU-Tulsa Helmerich Research Center
Our differences are what makes us unique, makes use individuals, and helps us to stand out. Our differences can also negatively impact our relationships, productivity and willingness to learn something new. Join us we explore ways to tap into these differences to enhance our connections at work and in life.
You will be able to receive a one-time incentive payment by attending workshops and submitting an action plan. You will be able to count the workshop hours toward your respective training certificate.
The same workshops will be offered each day. Participants may attend workshops on either or both days, but they will only receive one incentive payment for the conference. Participants may apply workshop hours from both days to their OSU Pride Works certificate program. Contact Jennifer Lawson-Newby in Human Resources for information.
Schedule and sessions are identical for both days.
|Lunch/Keynote (11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.)|
Karen HIll, Training Professionals, Inc.
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Though we know that diversity strengthens the organization, there are still many concerns and fears associated with people from different cultural, ethnic and religious backgrounds. This thought-provoking diversity training video program has been created to acknowledge and address some of the natural biases that everyone has and needs to overcome in today's workplace. While acknowledging new fears and concerns, the video effectively exposes the problems caused by stereotypical thinking and biased behaviors.
|Session 1 (12:40-2 p.m.) Choose one:|
Appreciation Changes Everything
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Based on the book The Five Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace
Do you feel appreciated by the people with whom you work? If so, then you probably enjoy going to work each day. If not, then you may see work just as a means of keeping food on the table and paying the bills. If you are a manager, it is vital to know how to effectively encourage your employees through appreciation. Both groups, managers and employees, want to feel appreciated for the work we do for the organization. But since all of us are different, we have unique needs for how we like to be acknowledged and appreciated. This workshop is designed to acquaint employees and managers with the importance of expressing appreciation and more importantly the best method of doing so. Specific strategies for workplace appreciation will be presented along with communication methods to enhance employee/manager relationships.
Tapping into the Generational Divide
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Performance, values, benefits, flexibility…how do you describe each generation? And how do we find a way to tap into each generation's talents? Success is more than knowing the difference between the generations. Success will come from application of how each generation impacts our workforce. Learn strategies for tapping into the strengths of the diverse generational workforce we have at OSU in Tulsa.
|Sesson 2 (2:10-4:10 p.m.) Choose one:|
Speak Up: Trust and Teams
The workshop will be interactive and engaging. Throughout the two hours, the facilitator will invite open discussion and engage members in the room to draw relevance to their 'teams' and the perception of teams. This workshop/session will include:
Global Footprints: Enhancing Cross-Cultural Communication
OSU-Tulsa is increasingly global, hosting international students, sending students abroad and building relationships with scholarship communities around the world. This workshop will help us understand cultural differences in order to enhance our relationships and interactions with diverse people.
|Closing Session (4:20-5 p.m.)|
Making it Work
This closing program will wrap up the discussions and learning points that have been reflected throughout the day. Participants must have attended at least one other workshop during the day to take part in the closing session.
Lunch will be provided by Baxter's Interurban and served in the atrium area of the Helmerich Research Center (HRC). Participants must sign up for lunch when they register for the conference.
Attendees will be able to apply workshops toward their currently enrolled certificate program in conjunction with obtaining credit for this workshop day. The lunch/keynote speaker session counts as a workshop.
Amoutn of monetary incentive payment is based on the number of workshops attended.
All action plans are due to Human Resources by 5 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 8. If an employee is unable to obtain their manager’s signature on the action plan, they should submit their plan to HR with at least the employee’s signature. A training representative will follow up with the manager to obtain final signatures if needed.
Participants must have their supervisor's approval to participate in the conference. Register by submitting the online form, which will email your supervisor to confirm approval for participation. Your supervisor must reply to the email in order for you to be enrolled in the workshop.
Download and fill out the following two forms and return to Human Resources by 5 p.m. on Monday, March 5 to receive credit for your participation in the conference and your incentive.
How do I enroll?
Enrollment for the conference and/or a workshop is done online. Once completed, your request will forward to your supervisor via email. To approve enrollment, your supervisor will need to click on Reply All and the Training Department will be notified.
Do I have to enroll in the Conference to attend a workshop?
Enrolling in any workshop (with supervisor’s approval) automatically enrolls you in the Conference.
Do I have to attend all day? Can I attend both days?
The same workshops will be offered both days. Participants are not required to attend all day, nor are they expected to attend both days. It is, however, preferred that participants choose one day to attend to allow their coworkers to attend on the other day.
To receive the $100 incentive, a participant must attend the opening, two workshops and the closing session. While participants may attend both days, only one incentive payment will be given for this conference and workshops only count toward one training program.
Do I have to sign up for lunch?
If you plan on attending lunch, yes. This way we have an accurate count to order food.
How do I write an Action Plan?
Each incentive option requires an Action Plan. The template for the Action Plan can be found online.
What are the incentives for attending the Conference?