Part 1: The Forgotten Dimension of Higher Education: Teaching with Heart
Monday, October 4, 10am – 11am • Student Union 169
In this workshop series, we employ experiential and meditative techniques to help teachers develop an awareness of their beliefs surrounding higher education–especially those that cultivate a character of love—and assist teachers with reframing their beliefs, and their expression of personal teaching style, in a positive way.
Part 2: Effective Negotiation Skills
Monday, October 4, 2pm – 3pm • Student Union 337
Negotiation is an integral part of professional life. Negotiating a job contract is one of the first things we do (hopefully) when leaving school. While in graduate school, or on the job, numerous occasions arise where we need to negotiate, and it is important that we can stand up for our interest by effective negotiation. Yet many of us are not comfortable negotiating, or don’t know how to negotiate. In this workshop we explore internal barriers we may face to enter a negotiation. We will cover the basics of negotiation, which involve knowing what you want or need, and conversation methods that encourage the other party to move towards your needs while maintaining a positive dialogue. Lastly we discuss simple practices that help you become more comfortable with negotiation.