Increase Your Productivity Through Training

The difference between sinking and soaring is our ability to make wise choices. In Franklin Covey’s 5 Choices to Extraordinary Productivity course, participants learn how making five fundamental choices will dramatically increase their ability to achieve extraordinary outcomes. Backed by science and years of experience, this course will produce a measurable increase in productivity and an inner sense of fulfillment and accomplishment. This time- and life-management workshop will help you make the right choices as you plan your day, week and life. The next session is Friday, March 1, 8 am to 4:30 pm, University Campus. Self-register through E-Learning 4U by Friday, February 22. Questions: Call 508-793-5626.

Improve Your Working Relationships Through DiSC Training

DiSC is a personal assessment tool that helps participants understand and appreciate the styles of the people with whom they work, and improves communication, productivity and teamwork. The Everything DiSC Workplace® program incorporates classroom training, online pre-work, engaging facilitation with contemporary video, and individual reports for a personalized learning experience. The result is more effective and productive working relationships. Everything DiSC Workplace is appropriate for all caregivers. The next session is Friday, February 22, 8 am to noon, on the University Campus. Register through E-Learning 4U by Friday, February 8. Questions: Call 508-793-5626.

How to Avoid Web Browsing Dangers; Take the EL4U Course

As part of our continuing security awareness program, Privacy and Information Security is providing access to Wombat Security Awareness Training via E-Learning 4U. This month’s topic is “Organization Safer Web Browsing.” Take the course to learn how to avoid many of the common pitfalls and dangers associated with web browsing. You’ll also learn how to identify potentially dangerous URLs, avoid malware and virus downloads, and spot internet scams. Register for the course by logging onto E-Learning 4U and using “wombat” as a search word in the catalog tab.

Learn Skills to Manage Crucial Conversations

Crucial Conversations is a two-day course that provides you with skills and tools to help discuss and resolve issues when the stakes are high, when there is disagreement and/or when emotions are running strong. Join the next session on Thursday, February 14 (day 1), and Friday, February 15 (day 2), 8 am to 4:30 pm, University Campus. Speak with your manager about attending, then register by email or through E-Learning 4U. Questions: Call 508-793-5626.

Sign Up for a Lean Green Belt Learning Session

If you have completed Lean Yellow Belt training and are interested in pursuing your Green Belt, join one of our engaging learning sessions! Attending a Green Belt learning session will help you learn about the Green Belt process and determine next steps for A3 completion and development coaching. Bring an A3 you are working on or a problem statement about an opportunity to make process improvements in your department. Upcoming Green Belt learning sessions are November 15, January 10 and March 14. Visit E-Learning 4U for more information and to sign up! For training materials and templates; visit the Center for Innovation and Transformational Change on OurNet. Please email improvementeducation@umassmemorial.org if you have any questions.

Register Today for Course on Nonviolent Crisis Intervention

This two-day nonviolent crisis intervention course offers a solid foundation of violence prevention and intervention approaches to enhance your ability to provide the best possible care – even during crisis situations. Strategies taught will provide you with a framework for decision making and problem solving to prevent, de-escalate and safely respond to disruptive or assaultive behavior. Join the next session offered October 16 and 18, 8:30 am to 4 pm, Worcester Business Center. Register by email or through E-Learning 4U by October 9. Questions: Call 508-793-5606.

Learn How to Keep Your Personal Information Private; Visit EL4U

As part of our continuing security awareness program, Privacy and Information Security is providing access to Wombat Security Awareness training. In this month’s course, “Organization Personally Identifiable Information,” learn how to identify personally identifiable information (PII); the best practices for handling, storing and sharing PII; and the fundamental actions to take in the event of a PII breach. Register for the course by logging into E-Learning 4U and using “Wombat” as search word in the catalog tab.

Need Help with Difficult Work Conversations? Attend Training!

Crucial Conversations is a two-day course that teaches skills for creating alignment and agreement by fostering open dialogue around high-stakes, emotional or risky topics – at all levels of the organization. By learning how to speak and be heard – and encouraging others to do the same – you’ll begin to surface the best ideas, make the highest-quality decisions, and act on your decisions with unity and commitment. Join the next two-day session offered October 1 and 3 from 8 am to 4:30 pm on the University Campus. Register by email or through E-Learning 4U by Monday, September 24. Questions: Call 508-793-5606.

Sign Up for Two-Day Nonviolent Crisis Intervention Training

This two-day nonviolent crisis intervention course offers a solid foundation of violence prevention and intervention approaches to enhance your ability to provide the best possible care – even during crisis situations. Strategies taught will provide you with a framework for decision making and problem solving to prevent, de-escalate and safely respond to disruptive or assaultive behavior. Join the next session offered September 19 and 20, 8:30 am to 4 pm, 367 Plantation Street. Register by email or through E-Learning 4U by September 13. Questions: Call 508-793-5606.