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Request for Tuition Reimbursement

Washington and Lee University offers a professional development program for staff that includes tuition reimbursement for educational opportunities at other accredited institutions. Reimbursement is considered for employees seeking to obtain a college level degree or attend educational courses not leading to a degree. Reimbursement is also considered for employees seeking to attend educational courses in preparation for work-related certification or license.
Requests for tuition reimbursement for the 2013-14 budget year are currently under review. If you are interested in funding and have not yet submitted an application, please do so as soon as possible.
For details on employee eligibility and application procedure, please refer to the Professional Development Policy on Tuition Reimbursement found on the HR website at http://www.wlu.edu/x11399.xml
For more information, contact Sherry Wright.

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Training Topic: Error-Free Writing

Webinar on Tuesday, October 9, 2012
1:30 – 3:00 pm
Hillel Multipurpose Room 101
Presented by: Dr. Thomas M. Eaton, Southeast Missouri State University
Webinar Agenda:
To Whom Am I Speaking, Please?
• Identifying Your Audience
• Finding Emotional Balance
• Making Your Case – Correspondence That People Welcome in Their Inbox
There Is a Write Way to Do It
• Only Three Types of Writing Exist – Know Their Rules and Write Your World
• Designing the Look, Polish the Master – Prewriting/Strategizing and Transitioning
• Making Your Case – Adapting Quality Writing Templates to Fit Any Occasion
Grammar Isn’t Rules – It Is a Kind Ruler
• Five Key Problems in What’s Called ‘Bad Grammar’
• Grammar Is Manipulation – Word Choice Says It All
• Making Your Case – Avoiding Grammar Errors; Making Successful Grammatical Choices
Please sign up go to http://go.wlu.edu/stafftraining
 

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Webinars: Training and Development

 
 
 
A series of training and development webinars have been scheduled that will provide you with the most up-to-date trends, techniques, and best practices. Topics include managing chaotic workloads, email etiquette, multiple bosses, gatekeeping, and much more. . . . .
To view descriptions and sign up for the scheduled dates, times and locations go to http://go.wlu.edu/stafftraining.
If you are interested in a webinar-on-demand format for you or your department on these or other topics, contact Sherry Wright at extension 8252 or at swright@wlu.edu for more information.

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AMA Webinar – Crafting Business Stories that Captivate, Convince, and Inspire

Join us on Wednesday, August 15th, in the Hillel Multipurpose Room from 12:00 – 1:00 pm for the next webinar sponsored by American Management Association. The presenter, Paul Smith, is the author of a new book about storytelling as a leadership tool titled Lead with a Story: A Guide to Crafting Business Narratives That Captivate, Convince, and Inspire.
When you want to be understood, tell a story
Over the last decade, storytelling has become one of the most rapidly growing communication tools used by business leaders and executives.
Companies like Disney, 3M, Motorola, and the World Bank have adopted storytelling as a key method of influence and leadership. Instead of corporate memos, email, and PowerPoint presentations, storytelling is now being used to inspire and motivate organizations, to create a vision for the future, to define culture and values, to set goals and build commitment to them, and to lead change.
What You Will Learn
WHY storytelling works, and WHEN to use it

A simple, three-part story structure that’s proven to work
Tips for turning a good story into a great story by using metaphors, emotion, and surprises, while keeping the style concrete, direct, and engaging

Presenter: Paul Smith is Director of Consumer Research at The Procter & Gamble Company. In his 19 years with the company, he’s worked in leadership positions in both consumer research and finance and accounting functions spanning several multibillion dollar business units and worked directly with retailers including Wal-Mart, Sam’s Club, Costco, and BJ’s. He is also a highly-rated trainer in several P&G training colleges for leadership and communications courses. Prior to P&G, he was a consultant for Arthur Andersen & Company. Smith is the author of a new book about storytelling as a leadership tool titled Lead with a Story: A Guide to Crafting Business Narratives That Captivate, Convince, and Inspire. For more information, visit: http://www.leadwithastory.com/

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AMA Webinar – How Smart Women Ask-and Stand Up-for What They Want

Join us on Wednesday, August 8, 2012, from 12:00-1:00 pm in the Hillel Multipurpose Room for the next webinar sponsored by the American Management Association.  Selena Rezvani will share tips from her brand new book, PUSHBACK.
What You Will Learn

Flex your style based on the topic or person with whom you are negotiating
Prepare for a negotiation from both informational and emotional perspectives
Maneuver through negotiation using verbal and nonverbal communication, making concessions, managing tradeoffs and closing the deal

Women negotiate all day, every day, often without even realizing they are in a bargaining situation. Whether the negotiation is a small, everyday matter, or a bigger, more structured deal, making the most of these conversations is imperative.
About the Presenter
Selena Rezvani is a recognized authority on women and leadership and is a leading author, speaker, and consultant regarding women and the workplace. She is the co-owner of Women’s Roadmap, a consulting firm that elevates women into leadership through assessment, the design of gender-inclusive policies, and coaching. She has also offered  training programs  at Harvard, SAP, Princeton, Comcast, eBay, UBS, Duke, Johnson & Johnson, among other places.

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Webinar – Discovering Values: The Key to Unlocking Employee Engagement

Wednesday, July 18, 2012 from 11am-12pm
Hillel Multipurpose Room
Values. They’re the driving force behind personal action and a beacon of focus during turbulent times. Successful organizations recognize the business case for value clarity, and they know that connecting personal values to organizational strategy is the vital link to employee engagement, innovation, commitment, performance, decision making—and a competitive advantage.
What You Will Learn
•              How values are formed and shaped
•              Why values matter in the workplace
•              How to balance personal and work values
•              The role values play in motivating positive behavior
•              Business benefits of values clarification
•              How to handle values-based conflict
•              The importance of linking personal and organizational values
Who Should Attend
•              Supervisors
•              Managers
•              Front-line leaders
For more information, Sherry Wright in the Office of Human Resources

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Training Promotional Offer – Fred Pryor/Career Track

Fred Pryor/Career Track has a promotional offer through June 30, 2012 for their Training Rewards Program. For a flat annual subscription rate, an employee may attend unlimited regional seminars, online courses, and on-demand webinars. For the typical cost of two days of training, an employee would have access to this training resource for an entire year.
If we have sufficient interest in this program, the membership subscription rates are as follows:

$199.00 per employee for 10 or more employees
$189.00 per employee for 25 or more employees

Please let me know by Friday, June 22, 2012, if you are interested in participating in this offer.
For more information, view details of the program online at http://Documents/humanresources/FredPryor Training Rewards.pdf
 
Or contact Sherry Wright at extension 8252.
 

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Request for Tuition Reimbursement

Washington and Lee University offers a professional development program for staff that includes tuition reimbursement for educational opportunities at other accredited institutions. Reimbursement is considered for employees seeking to obtain a college level degree or attend educational courses not leading to a degree. Reimbursement is also considered for employees seeking to attend educational courses in preparation for work-related certification or license.
Requests for tuition reimbursement for the upcoming budget year are currently under review. If you are interested in funding and have not yet submitted an application, please do so as soon as possible.
For details on employee eligibility and application procedure, please refer to the Professional Development Policy on Tuition Reimbursement found on the HR website at http://www.wlu.edu/x11399.xml
For more information, contact Sherry Wright.

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