Events

  1. Wed, 03/18/2020 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

    What is your change style preference? Would you be an originator? A conserver? Or would you find yourself in the pragmatist category? Which category would my team members fall? Does it matter? Yes it does...knowing our tendencies and understanding their respective implications provide us with the tools to be more effective in our change efforts.

  2. Wed, 03/25/2020 (All day)

    Wednesday, March 25, 2020 Youth Leadership and Empowerment: Creating a Culture of Engagement - Jera Niewoehner-Green, PhD REGISTRATION

  3. Thu, 03/26/2020 - 9:00am to 11:00am

    “Successful teamwork is not about mastering subtle, sophisticated theories, but rather about embracing common sense with uncommon levels of discipline and persistence. Ironically, teams succeed because they are exceedingly human. By acknowledging the imperfections of their humanity, members of functional teams overcome the natural tendencies that make teamwork so elusive.” - Patrick Lencioni

  4. Thu, 04/02/2020 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

    Conflict is a part of our daily lives at work or at home. How we manage conflict has a direct impact on how fulfilled we feel about our work, the quality of work, and the quality of work from our respective teams or units. Effectively dealing with and using conflict as a positive tool is a major component of success in current or future leadership roles.

  5. Tue, 04/07/2020 - 9:00am to 4:00pm

    We are excited to annouce our first research symposium! Please join us for a day filled with human-animal interactions research. This is a free event and all interested in the area of human-animal interactions are welcome to attend. Click the registration page to learn more!

  6. Wed, 04/15/2020 - 9:00am to 2:30pm

    Over the past decade a growing body of literature has documented the importance of social and emotional effectiveness as well as effective coaching (how we take good people and make them the best they can be) and feedback skills.  As leaders face times of increasingly rapid changes within their respective organizations, teams, and/or laboratories they must proactively work with others to lead them through these challenging times while continuing to meet the changing needs of stakeholders and clientele.  

  7. Tue, 04/21/2020 - 9:00am to 4:00pm

    Save the date for the 2019 Annual Research Conference and Poster Competition. More details will be added soon.

  8. Wed, 04/22/2020 (All day)

    Wednesday, April 22, 2020 Telling the Farm Story - Joy Rumble, PhD and Emily, Buck, PhDREGISTRATION

  9. Wed, 04/22/2020 (All day)

    Wednesday, April 22, 2020 Telling the Farm Story - Joy Rumble, PhD and Emily, Buck, PhDREGISTRATION

  10. Thu, 04/23/2020 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

    “If knowing yourself and being yourself were as easy to do as to talk about, there wouldn't be nearly so many people walking around in borrowed postures, spouting secondhand ideas, trying desperately to fit in rather than to stand out.” - Warren G. Bennis

  11. Wed, 04/29/2020 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

    "You get what you focus on."  -Vannoy & Ross As a leader it is important to know what talents you possess, that you bring to the leadership table.  Do you know what strengths you possess?  Every leader possesses her/his own unique set of talents.  According to the Gallup Organization, "we spend too much time focusing on our weaknesses, trying to make them stronger rather than recognizing our strengths."  When you focus on your weaknesses, you miss out on utilizing what you do best for your organization. 

  12. Wed, 05/06/2020 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

    "Success in life, in anything, depends upon the number of persons that one can make himself agreeable to.” -Thomas Carlyle Working relationships are improved when you know and understand your personality style. Why? Because it helps you understand your behavior and why you act the way you do. When you can figure out what makes people tick and what ticks them off, you can create strategies for improving your relationships with them.

  13. Wed, 05/13/2020 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

    **You must have participated in the StrengthsFinder introductory workshop to attend this workshop.** You may be wondering how can you apply your strengths at work. Have you given any thought about how focusing on your strengths allows you to unleash your highest potential, leading you to be happier at work and more productivity? Weakness fixing only prevents failure, but strengths-building leads to success – Gallup.

  14. Wed, 05/20/2020 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

    There are many choices to be made in the workplace. The workplace can be a breeding ground for conflict due to different personality and communication styles. We can choose to ignore or accelerate conflict with others, or we can choose to allow conflict to make the positive changes within our organization. On the other hand, we can choose to work collaboratively, or cooperatively together to further the goals of our organization. It's a choice we make, so what will it be today?

  15. Thu, 05/28/2020 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

    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 one hundred in an organization, affect workplace productivity and lowers morale. It is essential to stop having your energy drained from you. One way is to learn to identify the different types of behavior they possess.

  16. Thu, 06/04/2020 - 9:00am to 11:00am

    Millennials are no longer simply entering a multi-generational workforce; many are leading it.   As of 2015,  the majority of employees in the workforce are now Millennials, and many are being promoted to supervisory leadership positions.  This generation of highly educated 20-30 somethings tend to have an unconventional supervisory style, which can be a source of inspiration... or conflict. To be an effective supervisor it is important for a Millennial to understand the  work values and management preferences of the other generations.

  17. Thu, 06/11/2020 - 9:00am to 11:00am

    We’re all in the same business, the people business.  It’s not what we make or sell that’s critical; it’s how we take care of the people who buy it.  Our job is to make customers (internal and external) happy. What’s the best way to do that?  By giving our “pickles.”  “Pickles” are those special or extra things you do to make people happy.  It may be doing something extra for a customer or sending a handwritten thank you to them.  The trick is figuring out what your customers want, then making sure they get it, that’s the “Pickle!”

  18. Thu, 06/18/2020 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

    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.

  19. Wed, 06/24/2020 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

    “What really matters for success, character, happiness and lifelong achievements is a definite set of emotional skills – your EQ — not just purely cognitive abilities that are measured by conventional IQ tests.” — Daniel Goleman What is Emotional Intelligence? It is the awareness of our emotions that drive our behavior, and how it impacts others (both positively and negatively), and then learning how to manage these emotions. Why is it important to have a high emotional intelligence?

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