Available Course Listings
Below is a list of the professional and leadership development courses being offered to Baylor faculty and staff this summer. Courses, dates, and times are subject to additions, updates, and changes.
Please sign up for the courses in the Learning module in Ignite. Clicking on the course name will take you to the registration page in Ignite to enroll.
In This Guide
Professional Development Courses
Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes are High (2-day class)
We have all faced difficult conversations where opinions vary and emotions run strong. This two-day workshop provides the knowledge and skill to have those tough discussions, whether with co-workers or providing feedback and coaching to employees.
October 14 & 21, 8:30am - 5:00pm (at the BRIC)
The Power of Habit
Based on the bestseller by Charles Duhigg and the latest science in habit formation, The Power of Habit teaches how habits work and how to master them for improved performance.
December 16, 9:00am - 5:00pm (at the BRIC)
Setting and Managing Goals
This class is for managers and employees and focuses on best practices for setting goals as well as how to enter and track them in Ignite.
September 9, 10:00am - 12:00pm (via Microsoft Teams)
September 28, 3:00pm - 5:00pm (via Microsoft Teams)
These are short classes, usually less than two hours, focused on leadership skills and best practices.
Leadership Lessons: Creating a Feedback Culture
As a leader, you know giving and receiving feedback is crucial to your team’s performance. Ongoing, informal feedback is how people know what they are doing well, where they are off track, and what they could be doing even better. But feedback isn’t just something provided by leaders. The best teams are focused on continually improving through a culture where everyone on the team is comfortable seeking and giving feedback to their peers and even their leaders.
This short course provides participants with a simple feedback model, how to approach feedback when things aren’t simple, how to seek and receive feedback well, and how to build a feedback culture with your team.
September 16, 8:30am - 10:00am (via Microsoft Teams)
October 28, 8:30am - 10:00am (via Microsoft Teams)
Leadership Lessons: Leading Great Meetings
This course covers best practices for leading effective, productive, and even enjoyable meetings. Includes the different types of meetings (and when to use each) as well as leading in person, remote, and hybrid meetings.
September 22, 3:00pm - 5:00pm (via Microsoft Teams)
Leadership Lessons: Making Your One-on-Ones Matter
One on one (1:1) meetings are arguably a leader’s most valuable meetings. However, not ever leader holds them and not every leader holds them well. This short class will help you create impactful 1:1 meetings that make a difference. You will learn the value and benefits of 1:1s, how to get started, three different types of 1:1s, how to help your employees get the most from the meeting, and how to avoid common mistakes.
October 12, 11:00am - 12:00pm (via Microsoft Teams)
December 17, 11:00am - 12:00pm (via Microsoft Teams)
Leadership Lessons: Mistakes Managers Make
No manager intends to fail, but there are some common mistakes that cause managers get in their own way. This class discusses common leadership errors and ways managers can avoid them.
September 14, 10:00am - 12:00pm (via Microsoft Teams)
October 5, 10:00am - 12:00pm (via Microsoft Teams)
Additional Leadership Courses
Compensation + Coffee
This short and informal class is designed to give managers and supervisors an overview of how compensation is determined and set in accordance with Baylor’s Staff Compensation philosophy. This knowledge helps managers take a strategic approach to compensation throughout their team, across the employment lifecycle and prepares them for answering employee questions about pay.
Last Updated: August 3, 2021