Leadership Center workshops: Emotional Vampires; Personality Color Spectrum; Strengths-Based Management; Positive Leadership

Here are upcoming workshops for faculty and staff by CFAES’s OSU Leadership Center:

June 11: Emotional Vampires at Work

9 a.m.-noon, 105 Agricultural Administration Building, Columbus.

Emotional vampires tend to drain the energy of everyone they encounter. These “vampires” tend to suck out your optimism and enthusiasm rather than your blood. Their toxic behaviors can range from subtle comments to full-blown drama. These vampires — it can be one or 100 in an organization — affect workplace productivity and lower morale.

It is essential to stop having your energy drained from you. One way is to learn to identify the different types of behavior that emotional vampires possess. It is also vital to learn how to keep their negativity from affecting how you work and feel about yourself.

When working with emotional vampires, we need to remember that what they say or do is a reflection of them, not us.

Participants in this workshop will:

  • Learn about the different types of behaviors of emotional vampires.
  • Gain a better understanding about how emotional vampires affect the workplace.
  • Develop strategies for dealing with emotional vampires.

Beth Flynn is facilitating this workshop. Cost: $75 per participant.

June 17: What Is Your Personality Color Spectrum?

9 a.m. to noon, 105 Agricultural Administration Building, Columbus.

The Spectrum Temperament Development Model is a fun and exciting method for helping people better understand themselves and others. In our interactive workshops, participants are introduced to the different personality styles using the language of color. The research-based Spectrum Temperament Development Model is founded on the philosophy that individuals and organizations have the ability to increase and develop their potential if provided with applicable knowledge and skill. Spectrum Development emphasizes the key components for achieving optimal success: an awareness, appreciation, and development of self and others.

Spectrum Temperament Development is used to help team members with positive conflict resolution, effective communication and building strong teams.

Objectives of the workshop:

  • Participants will gain an understanding of their strengths, needs and motivators.
  • Participants will gain an awareness about how they can improve their workplace through learning more about their co-workers.
  • Participants will learn to value the differences among the people around them.

Beth Flynn is facilitating this workshop. Cost: $75 per participant. 

June 23: Strengths-Based Management and Supervision

9 a.m. to noon, 105 Agricultural Administration Building, Columbus.

“A manager’s role may be the most complicated and most important role in any organization” (Gallup).

The best supervisors and managers have a keen awareness of their strengths. These managers model behavior by partnering with someone whose strengths complements theirs in a way that together they are more productive. “The most successful know how to best direct their dominant talents to engage the hearts, minds and talents of their employees” (Gallup).

There is no certain strengths or set of strengths that create an effective manager. The best managers and supervisors figure out how to bring out the best of each employees’ strengths. This information can expand the manager’s ability to build their work team by selecting the right person for the right position, set high expectations for team achievement, engage employees so they are motivated to be successful, and finally, through coaching and workshops, develop each member to be active participants on the team.

This workshop will enable supervisors and managers to:

  • Appreciate their personal strengths in their role as a leader of a team.
  • Gain a better understanding and appreciation of the strengths of their team members.
  • Build upon the team’s strengths to create a stronger team.

To participate in this workshop, you must have attended a StrengthsFinder awareness workshop.

Beth Flynn is facilitating this workshop. Cost: $75 per participant.

June 24: Mission Possible: Positive Leadership

9 a.m. to noon, online.

Are you a positive leader? Do you wonder how others think about your attitude as a leader? A quick test is to observe the way people react to you when you walk into a room. Are people happy to see you? Do they want to talk to you? Or do they quickly make themselves scarce? If they run when they see you, it’s time for an attitude check.

Negativity in organizations is costing U.S. businesses $300 billion a year. It is imperative that leaders establish a culture of positive leadership. As a leader, others look to you to set the tone for your team/organization. Being engaged and committed to a positive culture is a priority for the leader, and also every employee in the organization.

Organizations that have a positive culture are more productive, have happier employees, and most importantly, have happy and satisfied customers. 

Leaders have a choice about their attitude — and no matter what the situation, you have a choice to make about how you are going to react. No matter what the current situation is, or who is causing the negativity in your organization/team, it is vital that you create positive strategies that keep the team/organization strong.

Participants will:

  • Learn new ideas for boosting their own attitude.
  • Develop strategies for creating a positive culture at work.
  • Discuss ways to increase productivity at work.
  • Improve working relationships.

Beth Flynn is facilitating this workshop. Cost: $75 per participant.

Registration for the workshops is available online at regonline.com/seriesleadership.