The Workforce Development Unit at the Rutgers Office of Continuing Professional Education is thrilled to invite you to our Winter series of one-hour Lunch and Learn events!
Improve your business skills and advance your career by joining us for our professional development workshops. All sessions are online, interactive, and accessible from anywhere with an internet connection so you can keep pushing your skills and career forward.
Winter 2024 Online Lunch and Learn Sessions
More than 135 documented studies indicate that listening is a top skill needed for your personal and business success. Yet, less than 2% of the American population has had any formal education regarding the art of listening. In the Rutgers OCPE Lunch and Learn Series The Art of Listening online course, popular instructor John Eric Jacobsen will teach you skills that you can immediately implement to improve your listening skills.
Date: February 1, 2024 | Time: 1:00-2:00pm
No matter your position in any organization, the key to professional success is the ability to work with others. You need to build and maintain relationships with your boss, peers, and direct reports to be effective in your position and to achieve positive results regarding your career. In “Managing Up, Down and Across” participants will learn why this skill is critical in navigating the corporate environment in addition to practical knowledge to incorporate it daily to set yourself up for success.
Date: February 8, 2024 | Time: 1:00-2:00pm
Outlook is constantly evolving. This workshop will review familiar options, share tips and techniques to increase efficiency in performing routine tasks, and introduce users to some of the newer features Outlook has to offer. Class participants will improve their ability to view, search and organize messages, as well as learn some of the “gotchas” of message formatting and read receipts. You will also be shown pitfalls of message recall and much more.
Date: February 15, 2024 | Time: 1:00-2:00pm
Stress has a significant link to every problem we encounter professionally and personally. Stress is linked to many health problems, including insomnia, headaches, anxiety, absentmindedness, reduced productivity, excessive worry, lack of concentration, etc. This program is a must for anyone desiring to eliminate the harmful side effects of stress. Learn practical strategies for stress reduction, including mindfulness, time management, and resilience-building techniques. Engage in real-world scenarios and group discussions to master stress management in both professional and personal spheres.
Date: February 22, 2024 | Time: 1:00-2:00pm
You have to execute, yet if you only spend time on the operations, how will you grow your team? How will you meet the strategic needs of the organization? It’s time to flex your strategic thinking muscles. In this session, practice how to shift from tactical to strategic and vice versa to meet the needs of the organization. Focus on the right things and the right time to create a powerful forward momentum for your team and the organization.
Date: February 29, 2024 | Time: 1:00-2:00pm
The cornerstone of personal and professional success is self-leadership. This course is designed to empower individuals with the skills, mindset, and strategies needed to unleash their potential, cultivate resilience, and achieve personal excellence. Participants will explore various concepts of self: leadership, awareness, and management to enhance their decision-making, goal-setting, and overall effectiveness in both professional and personal realms.
Date: March 7, 2024 | Time: 1:00-2:00pm
We all want to communicate in a way that will result in understanding and collaboration, but whether we are aware of it or not, our unconscious biases often get in the way of healthy interactions with others.
In this one-hour session, you’ll learn about differences stemming from the twelve domains of culture which will help to expand your cultural perspective-taking, thereby increasing the knowledge and motivation to find new ways to communicate with your diverse team.
Last Held: July 12, 2023 | Time: 1:00-2:00pm
Take ownership of your personal and professional development in this one-hour workshop! This course is designed to help participants build resilience and develop a strong sense of self-leadership to overcome adversity and bounce back from setbacks. Participants will learn practical techniques for cultivating a growth mindset, managing stress, and building resilience.
Last Held: July 19, 2023 | Time: 1:00-2:00pm
You don’t have to be an artist, poet, inventor, or scientist to be creative or demonstrate “out-of-the-box” thinking. Creative and innovative thinking is a quality that many businesses and organizations highly value and generously reward and we are all capable of it!
In this one hour workshop, learn how to unleash your innovative and creative potential and overcome the mental roadblocks established by years of old-fashioned traditional thinking.
Last Held: July 26, 2023 | Time: 1:00-2:00pm
We all must make decisions both business and personal, but how do you know if you’re making the right decision? In this course, you’ll receive helpful resources and learn an organized method to review facts and identify clear objectives to help you make strong decisions so you can solve problems, enhance productivity, and enjoy positive outcomes.
Last Held: August 2, 2023 | Time: 1:00-2:00pm
Do you always feel like you are at the mercy of colleagues, peers, friends, or family? Do you spend time and energy doing what others want you to do instead of what you want to do? Boundaries are important for healthy interactions but for many of us, it is difficult to establish, communicate, and maintain them. This course can help! You’ll learn why boundaries are important for maintaining healthy relationships, how to set clear boundaries, and how to communicate those boundaries effectively.
Last Held: August 9, 2023 | Time: 1:00-2:00pm
Customized Training for Your Team
We can customize these courses or one of our many other training offerings and deliver the instruction to your team online or at your place of business! Request a free consultation today to learn more about how we can help your organization achieve its training and staff development goals.
Questions? We’re Here to Help!
If you have any questions about the Lunch and Learn series, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us.
Senior Program Coordinator: Sharon Gutterman
For registration assistance, please contact our Registration Department at 848-932-9271, option 2 or email email@example.com.