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Human Resources

2018-2019 Faculty & Staff Professional Development Series

Inclusion, Enrichment, Engagement

The Faculty & Staff Professional Development Series is designed for participants to strengthen and build professional skills, provide an opportunity to collaborate with fellow colleagues, and bring awareness about important topics that may impact our work at Linfield.  This series is a collaborative effort between Human Resources and Academic Affairs and is in alignment with the College’s Strategic Plan to foster global and multicultural understanding. The year-long series of lectures and interactive workshops will provide faculty and staff with an opportunity to engage in continuing education for professional and personal growth.  The sessions will be presented by faculty, staff, and outside consultants. All Linfield employees are encouraged to attend any of these free sessions throughout the year.  Be sure to follow the standard approval process that has been established for your specific department when registering to attend each session.

September 2018

Strategies for Engaging in Difficult Conversations with Colleagues

Date:  Friday, September 14, 2018
Time:  9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Location:  McMinnville Campus - Riley 201 / Portland Campus - Peterson Hall 3rd Floor Conference Room             (Videoconference from McMinnville to Portland)
Presenter: Dr. Becky Wai-Ling Packard

Session Description:

Using a case scenario approach, Becky Wai-Ling Packard will facilitate a workshop on navigating difficult conversations among colleagues. Participants will practice specific strategies to help them to make sense of and move through different types of situations. While we cannot be prepared for every situation, we can invest in our colleagueship and our shared workplace through such conversations. 

Sponsored by: Academic Affairs & Human Resources