New Courses

Since the assumption of professional development responsibilities, HR has undertaken an assessment of past course offerings, course materials, and employee development needs. We worked through an extensive review process that involved searching for and creating high-quality development experiences to be offered through the HR Center for Learning & Leadership that will provide employees with practical, professional tools.

You are invited to participate in these new courses, as well as those we continue to offer!

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New Courses:

The Interview Experience
Will you be hiring an employee in the next few months or serving on a search committee?
The Office of Human Resources encourages the involvement of staff and stakeholders throughout the interview process. This presentation is designed to ensure a positive and consistent interview experience for candidates.
Learning Objectives: - Provide an overview of the hiring and interview process. - Raise awareness of elements contributing to the successful interview experience. - Educate interviewers on legal parameters of interviewing. - Review interviewing etiquette.

Behavioral Interviewing: Selecting the Right Candidate Every Time
What if there were a way to predict how a candidate will perform on the job? There is.
It is called behavior-based interviewing. Working habits and past actions are the practical foundation for predicting job performance. The good news is that you can learn how to ask past-event questions and gain behavioral predictors of job performance.
Learning Objectives: - Define behavior-based interviewing as a job-related interviewing strategy that draws from past actions to predict future performance. - Explain the benefits of using a behavior-based interviewing strategy. - Formulate behavior-based interview questions. - Gain behavioral predictors by asking past-event questions and following up with behavioral probes. - Ask reverse questions to minimize snap judgments and bias. - Ask follow-up probes for more information when a candidate's non-verbal behaviors signal strong feelings about an answer. - Improve defensibility and minimize legal risks by asking job-related questions during a structured interview.

Ethics: The Power of One
What would I do if . . . ?
We are faced with ethical situations in both the workplace and our personal lives. Sometimes policies and experts can provide guidance, but what do you when they don't have the answers? This interactive seminar will introduce you to a guideline that may be used in these circumstances, as well as the resources and policies Baylor has in place for these types of situations.
Learning Objectives: - Define ethics and discuss why they are important. - Explore ethical guidelines by which to make decisions. - Discuss how ethics and character relate to each other. - Apply ethical guidelines and University policies in a case study activity.

Inclusion Insights
"Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen." - Albert Einstein
We are human, and, as such, we tend toward the familiar - personalities, people, actions, places, etc. - and often misunderstand the dissimilar. This can lead to stereotypes, lazy brains, and unintentional intolerance. But what can we do about it? Learn how the creativity & innovation approach to diversity & inclusion works by seeking different perspectives, new ideas, knowledge and experiences.
Learning Objectives: - Examine how nice, well-meaning people engage in "unintentional intolerance." - Recognize how closed-mindedness and exclusion take place, and how to become more open-minded to new people and novel ideas. - Discover how everyday experiences shape our perspectives and influence our interpretations of the people and world around us. - Develop skills to enhance communication producing increased creativity and more effective teamwork

Strengths Snapshot
Heard about Strengths, but not sure what it is? Think it's only for students?
Come get a snapshot of the background of Strengths, how it's used with Baylor students and staff, and how it can be used with teams.
Learning Objectives: - Provide an overview to familiarize participants with the purpose and uses of Strengths. - no assessments will be taken nor will personal applications be discussed. For a seminar that includes a code for the Strengths assessment and detailed conversations about individual strengths, please attend Strengths & You.

Strengths & You
"What would happen if we studied what is right with people?" Donald O. Clifton posited this question and launched the Strengths philosophy. The Strengths assessment, now taken by over 8 million people, offers insights into how we can identify, develop, and apply our talents, skills, and knowledge to be our best personally and professionally.
Prior to this seminar, you will be provided a code to access the Strengths assessment and will receive a report detailing your top 5 Strength Themes.
Learning Objectives: - Learn what constitutes a strength and how we develop them. - Discuss each of the 34 strength themes, highlighting the behaviors and blind spots associated with each of them. - Discover how to apply strengths personally and professionally.

Continuing courses:

Harassment: Liability & Prevention
The purpose of this training is to provide faculty and staff with an understanding of what harassment is, how to prevent it, and how to report it. It is highly recommend for all faculty and staff to attend this class.

Social Media: Benefits & Risks
Are you familiar with Facebook, Twitter, YouTube? Do you utilize any of these for personal or private use? Is it REALLY private?
Social media offer valuable opportunities to connect personally, professionally and organizationally. These opportunities carry risks of negative publicity and legal liabilities. This seminar will review some of the venues of social media and explain the benefits and risks associated with each, especially as employees of Baylor University.

Managing Legally
Topics include: Clarify the role of General Counsel at Baylor, identify types of legal issues with which managers may come in contact, identify "Litigation Landmines" and how to avoid them, identify management "shoulds" that can reduce or eliminate legal problems and learn your responsibilities regarding FMLA and worker's compensation.