December 12, 2017
1520 Avenue K
December 14, 2017
1520 Avenue K
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December 13, 2017, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM @ Joint Use Facility
You've planned, you've saved, now what? You may need to draw down your savings to meet ongoing and periodic expenses over many years, while also providing for loved ones. Many uncertainties exist, yet you don't want to over or underspend. We'll learn about distribution strategies commonly used for retirement savings.
December 11, 2017, All Day @ Training Room A
Please arrive at HR office by 8:00 AM. When participants complete this session, they should feel comfortable with their understanding of the culture of the City of Plano and how they fit within that culture. The class will explore the expectations that the City has of its employees and in turn what the employees should expect of their employment experience.
December 12, 2017, 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM @ Training Room A
This course is part of the Administrative Professional Series.
Creativity - Thinking Outside the Box
Creativity is not a trait that belongs only to artists and geniuses. The fact is everyone has the potential to think and act creatively. Organizations are seeking people who can generate new ideas and look for continuous improvement opportunities. In this module, participants will learn to approach tasks in innovative ways to make jobs easier. Participants will learn how to tap into their own creative power while gaining a better understanding of creativity and its impact on individual and organizational success
December 14, 2017, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM @ Training Room A
To stay competitive, high performance organizations realize they must effectively manage the interpersonal conflict that occurs among their employees. High Performance organizations are dedicated to developing employee skills needed to meet the challenges of the ever changing marketplace. To increase high performance, managers must lay the foundation for dealing with, and working through conflict. Managers need to have the essential knowledge about causes of conflict, types of difficult people, and strategies for preventing and managing conflict with them.
This module will motivate managers to set goals and define actions for developing and enhancing their current conflict management abilities. It will set the groundwork for participants to acknowledge the impact that conflict can have on their job performance and the positive effect that learning to manage organizational conflict can have on an organizations bottom line.
December 18, 2017, All Day @ Training Room A
December 21, 2017, 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM @ Training Room A
High Performance Teams for City of Plano (You must apply to enroll for the 2017 cohort.)
High performance teams are more than a group of people working together to accomplish a common task. They share a common vision and purpose that inspires their performance. They feel accountable for their work, solve problems, make decisions and fully invest themselves in the organization. In order for a team to achieve high performance, they must be allowed the time to set their purpose, operating norms, characteristics and desired performance results. They need to have a…
A shared mission - Autonomy & authority Interdependence - Shared leadership - Broadly defined jobs
Meaningful participation in decisions - Effective communication skills - and More!
The processes that goes into building a high performance team includes understanding how teams work, learning good meeting management skills, and clarifying team members’ roles and responsibilities.
Measuring performance, setting goals, and tr
December 27, 2017, All Day @ Training Room A