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Thinking Differently

Our Thinking Differently series offers expert-led discussions that cover recent and relevant topics to help your business stay informed and up-to-date. Gain knowledge and actionable solutions on the latest topics that companies are continuing to face locally. 

For questions, contact the Events Team at meeting@letscatapult.org.

Thinking Differently is hosted once a month from 10am-11am. Register for available dates below:

Our Thinking Differently series offers expert-led discussions that cover recent and relevant topics to help your business stay informed and up-to-date. Gain knowledge and actionable
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Thinking Strategically and Managing Risk

Overview:

It's important that all professionals in an organization learn how to think strategically in order to help them in their management tasks. This course explores the characteristics of strategic thinking as well as the traits you need to be an effective strategic thinker. It also covers how to develop your capacity for thinking strategically though being creative, being prepared to deal with complexity, and being aware of what's going on inside and outside your organization. This course also focuses on identifying risk factors, which is the first stage of risk management. It outlines key techniques you can use to identify risk including how to use root cause identification, the Delphi technique, and brainstorming sessions.

Designed for:

Functional managers, professionals, departmental leaders, and all individuals in key roles who want to develop or refine their strategic thinking skills and learn about issues relating to risk and risk management

Expected Duration:

3 hours

Bundle Includes:

Overview: It's important that all professionals in an organization learn how to think strategically in order to help them in their management tasks. This course
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Thursday HR teams of 1 Roundtable

Description:

Are you the sole HR professional for your company or part of a small HR team? You’re not alone! Join this Roundtable to connect with other professionals and discuss best practices, policy implementation, employee engagement, workplace culture and more! 

Led by Linda Hunter, HR Advisor at Catapult



Details:

We ask that you enable both video and computer audio to interact throughout the session.

To preserve the close-knit nature of a small roundtable discussion, we will limit the number of seats. Help us ensure the ongoing value to all participants by arriving ready to take part and offer your insights and experiences in this specialized area of interest. We ask that you sign up only for discussions you plan to attend, to keep seats open for others who can benefit.

If the date you desire to join is sold out, please contact our Community team to join the waitlist: community@letscatapult.org.

Description: Are you the sole HR professional for your company or part of a small HR team? You’re not alone! Join this Roundtable to connect
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Time Management

Overview:

Meeting targets and achieving goals consistently regardless of the business situation isn't easy. A big part of doing this successfully is managing time effectively. In this course, you'll learn why it's important to align your goals with your company's goals, and you'll learn how to do it with a goal alignment worksheet. You'll also learn how to ask questions to clarify goals, and how to establish and prioritize priorities based on these goals.

You'll learn strategies for improving your productivity depending on your time management personality, how to deal with time stealers, create manageable to-do lists, and maintain an organized time management approach.

In addition, you'll learn strategies for dealing with focus challenges and distractions at work, explore ways of saying no, and consider ways in which you can adjust your focus in response to changing circumstances or emergencies. Lastly, you'll learn how to refocus when something causes you to lose focus.

Designed For:

Anyone at any level in a company who wants to get some practical guidance for how to manage their time.

Expected Duration:

1 hour 24 minutes

Bundle Includes:

Overview: Meeting targets and achieving goals consistently regardless of the business situation isn't easy. A big part of doing this successfully is managing time effectively.
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Transformational HR and Talent Management

Overview:

HR departments need to support their organization's key strategies and help them in the fight to remain competitive. A key way that HR can do this is through effective talent management. In this course, you'll learn about the role of HR in talent management, how to identify the skills your organization needs, how to satisfy these needs through planning to recruit, train, and promote talent as your organization requires it, and how to manage performance successfully within the framework of talent management.

Designed for:

Managers, team leaders, human resources, and other professionals who manage talent and who want to evolve the HR department from a transactional cost center into a strategic business partner in their organization

Expected Duration:

1.5 hours

Bundle Includes:

Overview: HR departments need to support their organization's key strategies and help them in the fight to remain competitive. A key way that HR can
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Troublesome Words and Phrases: Common Usage Mistakes in Writing

Overview:

The many nuances and conventions in the English language make it diverse and interesting but sometimes difficult too. It's a good idea to familiarize yourself with some of the most common errors of usage. This course describes how to use commonly confused words correctly, including word pairs that sound alike and those that have related meanings. It also covers verbs that are often misused – for example, affect and effect or apprise and appraise. In addition, the course reviews some idiomatic combinations of verbs and prepositions that can be confusing.

Expected Duration:

30 minutes

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Overview: The many nuances and conventions in the English language make it diverse and interesting but sometimes difficult too. It's a good idea to familiarize
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Trust Building through Effective Communication

Overview:

Communication is most effective when you build and maintain the trust of the people you communicate with. In this course, you'll explore how a clear intention is the basis of an effective communication, and how understanding your audience ensures that the message gets delivered. You'll also learn how body language, vocal tone, and managing emotions can influence your communications and build trust with your audience.

Designed for:

Individuals who want to improve their interpersonal communication skills.

Expected Duration:

24 Minutes

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Overview: Communication is most effective when you build and maintain the trust of the people you communicate with. In this course, you'll explore how a
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Tuesday HR Teams of 1 Roundtable

Description:

Are you the sole HR professional for your company or part of a small HR team? You’re not alone! Join this Roundtable to connect with other professionals and discuss best practices, policy implementation, employee engagement, workplace culture and more! 



Led by Jill Feldman, Director Strategic HR at Catapult

Details:

We ask that you enable both video and computer audio to interact throughout the session.

To preserve the close-knit nature of a small roundtable discussion, we will limit the number of seats. Help us ensure the ongoing value to all participants by arriving ready to take part and offer your insights and experiences in this specialized area of interest. We ask that you sign up only for discussions you plan to attend, to keep seats open for others who can benefit.

If the date you desire to join is sold out, please contact our Community team to join the waitlist: community@letscatapult.org.

Description: Are you the sole HR professional for your company or part of a small HR team? You’re not alone! Join this Roundtable to connect
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Twitter for Professionals (No Assessments)

Overview:

Connect with users and promote your business on Twitter. Learn to identify trends, use hashtags effectively, deploy business-specific features and call-to-action buttons, and interact with Twitter users in meaningful and engaging ways. With Twitter Analytics, you can get detailed information on how users are interacting with your tweets. Find out how to analyze global trends and engagement, explore audience metrics, and track tweet interaction and conversion events. Learn how to upload videos, GIFs, and images, share and schedule tweets, and keep track of your audience engagement and interactions.

Expected Duration:

2 hours 20 minutes

Bundle Includes:

Overview: Connect with users and promote your business on Twitter. Learn to identify trends, use hashtags effectively, deploy business-specific features and call-to-action buttons, and interact
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Understanding and Overcoming Unconscious Bias

Overview:

Increasing focus on the importance of diversity in the workplace has shed light on another concept: unconscious bias. Though it's rooted in human nature, it's important to understand what unconscious bias is in order to overcome it and build strong, diverse teams. In this course, you'll learn about the different kinds of unconscious bias and how to recognize them in action. You'll also learn about the importance of addressing unconscious bias in the workplace.

Designed for:

Team leaders, supervisors, and managers; anyone who wants to learn how to address unconscious biases in the workplace.

Expected Duration:

1.2 hours

Bundle Includes:

Overview: Increasing focus on the importance of diversity in the workplace has shed light on another concept: unconscious bias. Though it's rooted in human nature,
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Union Awareness

Overview:

Recent decisions by the National Labor Relations Board have increased the focus on labor unions and their role in the modern workplace. This course will provide an overview of workers' rights under the various US labor laws, as well as employers' rights and obligations with respect to union activity. This course was developed with subject matter support provided by the Labor, Employment, and Employee Benefits Law Group of the law firm of Sheehan Phinney Bass + Green PA. Please note, however, that the course materials and content are for informational purposes only and do not constitute legal advice. Nothing herein, or in the course materials, shall be construed as professional advice as to any particular situation or constitute a legal opinion with respect to compliance with any federal, state, or local laws. Transmission of the information is not intended to create, and receipt does not constitute, an attorney-client relationship. Readers should not act upon this information without seeking professional counsel. The information contained herein is provided only as general information that may or may not reflect the most current legal developments. This information is not provided in the course of an attorney-client relationship and is not intended to constitute legal advice or to substitute for obtaining legal advice from an attorney licensed in your state.

Designed for:

Managers and supervisors

Expected Duration:

30 Minutes

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Overview: Recent decisions by the National Labor Relations Board have increased the focus on labor unions and their role in the modern workplace. This course
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Unleashing Personal and Team Creativity

Overview:

Believe it or not, everyone has the potential to be creative. If you're struggling to express your creativity then something is getting in the way. The good news is that these barriers can be overcome. At work, it can be especially difficult for individuals to express themselves freely and interact in teams. But with the right approach and techniques, team leaders can provide a safe space that allows everyone to share and contribute their ideas.This course describes personal barriers to creativity and how to overcome them. It provides strategies for enhancing creativity in the workplace. In addition, it outlines key requirements for promoting creativity in a work environment. And it explores techniques for fostering creativity in teams, including brainstorming and role playing.

Designed for:

Team leaders and any individuals at work who want to creatively develop viable business ideas

Expected Duration:

30 Minutes

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Overview: Believe it or not, everyone has the potential to be creative. If you're struggling to express your creativity then something is getting in the
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Using E-mail Effectively in the Workplace

Overview:

E-mail has become an indispensable part of the way organizations communicate, conduct business, and maintain their operations. Knowing e-mail etiquette is key to using this business tool effectively. It can help ensure you get messages across quickly, appropriately, and concisely. This course introduces tried-and-true guidelines for e-mailing effectively, fundamental elements every e-mail should contain, and the importance of keeping e-mails concise. This course also introduces techniques for managing e-mail effectively.

Designed for:

All levels of employees, and any individual who wishes to refresh and refine their e-mail skills

Expected Duration:

1.5 hours

Bundle Includes:

Overview: E-mail has become an indispensable part of the way organizations communicate, conduct business, and maintain their operations. Knowing e-mail etiquette is key to using
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Using Strategic Thinking to Consider the Big Picture

Overview:

Big-picture thinking stretches beyond the short term and considers how an organization can succeed in the long term. By thinking strategically about a problem using the bigger picture, you can elevate your perspective and get a better idea of the forces at play within your organization. This course describes how systems thinking can help you become skillful at making sense out of opposites and contradictions and better understand cause and effect while managing your department according to the business strategy. It explains actions you can take to encourage creative thinking and come up with solutions that take into account the bigger picture. You’ll also learn how understanding your organizational value chain can help you connect to the organization's strategy and implement it more effectively.

Designed for:

Functional managers, professionals, departmental leaders, and all individuals in key roles who want to develop or refine their strategic thinking skills and learn about issues relating to risk and risk management

Expected Duration:

30 Minutes

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Overview: Big-picture thinking stretches beyond the short term and considers how an organization can succeed in the long term. By thinking strategically about a problem
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Verifying and Building on Creative Ideas

Overview:

The initial stages of idea generation require an open approach uninhibited by rationale and critique. But sometimes to put those ideas into practice, you need to make sure they'll actually work. This involves checking whether they're grounded in reality and feasible from an organizational viewpoint. Some techniques that can help verify ideas are getting the opinions of key people and using simulations. Building on ideas continues the verifying process by making them more clear, relevant, and practical. This course covers a variety of techniques used to verify and build on creative ideas. It outlines when to use research and when to use simulations to check the workability of an idea. In addition, it discusses ways to build on ideas effectively.

Designed for:

Team leaders and any individuals at work who want to creatively develop viable business ideas

Expected Duration:

24 Minutes

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Overview: The initial stages of idea generation require an open approach uninhibited by rationale and critique. But sometimes to put those ideas into practice, you
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