Training Information

The new training facilities for Learning and Development that will replace the Amy Blue conference rooms will be Redwood G19 for new employee orientation classes and Arguello 105 for smaller group/flexible training courses.

Training courses available now:

Invitation to Change Webinar Series - May 2008

Moving Soon? Get support for the challenges in this time of change!

You don't have to move an inch from your desk to receive helpful, practical tips and strategies for navigating the changes associated with the upcoming moves.  Stanfords Learning & Development Department invites you to review a series of one-hour webinars that focus on ways to effectively deal with change as part of the Embracing Change efforts in Business Affairs & LBRE.  These webinars are similar to the workshops offered last summer by the Work Anywhere Task Force and L&D.

Webinar Topics:

Organizing to Work from Anywhere
Target Audience:  Staff & Managers
Open Handout (pdf)

Leading through Change
Target Audience:  Managers
Open Handout (pdf)

Responding to Change
Target Audience:  Staff & Managers
Open Handout (pdf)

New Ways to Work
Target Audience: Staff & Managers
Open Handout (pdf)

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The “Total Organization Workshop: Making your move efficient and more!”

Getting ready for the move and getting organized in the new space

This workshop was conducted four times during May and June of 2008. You can now view the PDF handout.

Not only will this workshop prepare you for the move, but also for making the move more efficient, and your work in the new environment more productive.

We will cover a specific methodology for going through your existing workspace and purging old files as well as organizing current files. We will review your existing filing structure, and apply three important organizational concepts to help you enhance it, and make filing and finding information faster and easier, as well as eliminate redundancies.

In addition, we will use the ToolsMap™ exercise (an innovative approach to organization) to help you examine the layout of your current and new workspaces, and identify how to best organize your desk and filing area for convenience and increased productivity.

Finally, we will look into effective techniques for managing and organizing your e-mail, your electronic documents, your calendar, and your to-do lists. These techniques will help you better track your action items, and optimize your workflow and your schedule.

As a result, you will be able to start fresh in the new location, operate efficiently, and communicate more effectively with your colleagues, while experiencing a boost in your productivity.

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The “Effective Meetings Workshop”

Conducting effective meetings online and in person

Important Note: This is an online live workshop (conducted via Webex, the Web and phone conferencing tool currently available at Stanford). Please click on the link next to the desired date to register (see dates and links below). There is no charge for this workshop. The online registration form is for registration purposes only, and no payment is necessary. When you get to the online registration form, please enter “1” in the “Order “ field (in order to reserve one seat) and then click on the Continue button to provide your contact information. When you finish registering, you will receive an e-mail confirmation which also includes the Web and phone conference details. Please review the e-mail confirmation carefully, and if you have questions, please e-mail People-OnTheGo at We look forward to your participation.

Workshop Dates & Times & Registration Links:

Tuesday May 20th, 1:30 to 3:00 pm
(via Web/phone conferencing)
Open Handout

Tuesday June 3rd, 1:30 to 3:00 pm
(via Web/phone conferencing)
Cancelled due to low signups. A replacement course will be offered at a future date.

Thursday August 7th, 1:30 to 3:00 pm
(via Web/phone conferencing)
Register now!

In this interactive online session, we will discuss the fundamentals of conducting effective meetings online and in person, and review the additional issues that are involved in handling online meetings. We will also present some best practices that can help eliminate unnecessary meetings, shorten meeting times, and make meetings more effective and results oriented. Here are some of the concepts/techniques addressed in this session:

  • Setting the ground rules
  • The type of agenda items (information, input, decision)
  • Handling interactions
  • The facilitator’s “rights” and “responsibilities”
  • The “parking lot”
  • The action items
  • The end of meeting survey
  • To meet or not to meet, that is the question
  • The meeting alternatives
  • More on best practices

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