Workshops

For these trainings, workshops, and services, the primary contact at the WSU Community Engagement Institute is Seth Bate, 978-5423, seth.bate@wichita.edu


APPRECIATING DIFFERENCES ON EFFECTIVE TEAMS

Using the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator as a starting place, learn how to harness what your team does naturally and to shine a light on your blind spots.


MYERS-BRIGGS TYPE INDICATOR (MBTI)

KOLB LEARNING STYLES (“THE EGG”)

LEADERSHIP LESSONS FROM KANSAS HISTORY

Two big stories from loudmouths in Kansas history—Carry Nation and the Rev. Gerald Winrod—have a lot to teach us about leadership, authority, holding to purpose, and working across factions. Think about the choices that faced these historical Kansans and decide what you would do.


ENERGIZING OTHERS THROUGH POWERFUL QUESTIONS

From Socrates to Yoda, the great thinkers engaged people in learning and problem-solving through expertly built, positively focused questions. You can do this too. Togas and light sabers not included.


UNDERSTANDING AND MANAGING TRIGGERS

You know the situations, people, and circumstances that set you off. You encounter one of them and you react quickly, without much thought. Probably the people around you know what these triggers are, too. Gain a better understanding of triggers, how to manage them, and how to navigate others’ triggers more effectively.


CREATING A COACHING CULTURE IN YOUR TEAM

Sometimes in our work we spend a lot of time bumping into obstacles. Using a coaching approach is like putting on a pair of night vision goggles. The obstacles don’t go away, but we can help ourselves and the people who depend on us better spot and navigate them.


COMPASSION FATIGUE AND BURNOUT

The fast pace of our jobs often masks the impact of fatigue and how close we are to burning out. Learn why self-care is an act of leadership and what you can do about it.


ASSET MAPPING FOR COMMUNITY AND ORGANIZATIONAL ISSUES

“Start with what you have” sounds like good advice, but it can be hard to take it when facing a complex challenge. Learn how asset mapping and an appreciative approach can launch your new efforts with energy.


HELPING YOUR TEAM MANAGE CONFLICT

The inability to communicate around touchy issues plagues even the best of teams. Enhance your team members’ relationships and mindsets through more effective communication that works to your team’s advantage—rather than its demise.


ESTABLISHING ACTION LEARNING CIRCLES

Implement a proven method to enhance productivity, share accountability, and reinforce learning. This approach is particularly effective as a follow-on to other training when it is critical that the learning “sticks.”


AFTER ASSESSMENTS: MORE EFFECTIVE TEAM BUILDING

Your team may have completed assessments such as StrengthsFinder, Kolb Learning Styles, or MBTI in the past. Review those results and learn new approaches to sustaining effective teams in changing environments.


SHIFTING CULTURE: FROM A MANAGEMENT TO LEADERSHIP

Recognize the essential functions of management and use them as a launching point to begin truly leading people to make progress on the work that matters most.


ENCOURAGING STAFF CREATIVITY

Identify the systems and behaviors that get in the way of staff members’ innovation, and practice some approaches to thinking in new ways.


SUPPORTING SUPERVISORS

Team success begins with effective supervisors. Learn how to help supervisors build effective leadership and communication skills that drive team success and promote a positive, energized environment for increased productivity and employee motivation.


STRATEGIC PLANNING FOR ORGANIZATIONS OR TEAMS

A plan with no data is merely an opinion. Learn options for identifying and organizing relevant data, approaches to establishing a shared vision, and methods to move your team or organization to action.


FACILITATING EFFECTIVE MEETINGS

Running a meeting that people are happy they attended is not difficult, but it requires intention. Increase your awareness of how to plan for, manage, and follow up on meetings in order to achieve their purpose.


MANAGE YOUR STRESS: MANAGE YOUR TIME

We are all given only 24 hours in a day. What if those 24 hours could be approached more productively, with higher energy, and with a greater understanding of how to physically and psychologically impact that time? Choose specific ways to focus on what is most important to you, and learn easy strategies for re-engaging your brain and body in managing stress.