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COVID-19 UPDATE: VIRTUAL LEARNING CONTINUES! 
While we are operating in a modified business model, Learning & Development will continue to offer a full schedule of virtual learning opportunities and resources to support UAB employees. Visit our learning calendar to register for upcoming events!



Virtual Learning

Learning & Development offers a variety of learning opportunities to enhance the professional and personal development of UAB faculty and staff. 

  • Communication Resources


    DISC: Understanding Your Behavioral Style

    VIRTUAL LEARNING

    Sometimes it is difficult to understand why two reasonable people can respond so differently to exactly the same event. We tend to chalk it up to difficult behavior, but, more often than not the behavior is not difficult, just different. And many of those differences are based on our personality styles. The DISC Model offers insights on communication preferences and tendencies, and provides guidance on how to maximize your potential results on a team, and minimize potential conflicts. This class will help you understand you own personality style and how it influences your behavior. You’ll also learn why people with different styles may not communicate and behave the same way you do.

    Key Takeaways

    • Understand their own behavioral style, and communication tendencies and preferences
    • Recognize the Four Behavioral Styles using DISC
    • Adapt personal communication style based on how others prefer to receive information
    • Recognize personal behavioral & communication strengths
    • Recognize potential personal behavioral & communication pitfalls
    • Create Personal Action Plan for improved communication results

    See the Learning Calendar to register.



    Navigating Difficult Conversations

    VIRTUAL LEARNING

    Communication skills are a vital part of the success of any role, team, and arguably any organization. But creating and maintaining dialogue is not always easy. In fact, difficult conversations are bound to occur. But what does it take to navigate those challenging situations effectively? What does it take to foster a respectful dialogue, and create an alignment of goals? This learning program evaluates the roots of what make conversations difficult, and provides actionable strategies that increase trust, improve team relationships, increase confidence, and empower you to constructively open dialogue with anyone, about almost anything.

    Key Takeaways

    • Recognize patterns that lead to difficult conversations
    • Overcome barriers to healthy dialogue
    • Apply active listening techniques
    • Deal with difficult responses

    See the Learning Calendar to register.

  • Productivity Resources


    Productive Work Habits | Practical Project Management


    Productive Work Habits

    VIRTUAL LEARNING

    The modern work world is full of distractions — private emails, social media, the internet and chatty co-workers cut into productivity and prompt procrastination. Yet work left unfinished today becomes a mountain of work due tomorrow, making a lack of productivity one of the biggest causes of profit loss for organizations. Learn how to kick bad habits and stay more focused on work throughout the day resulting in work at a higher level, ability to prioritize tasks, and create long-lasting behavioral changes.

    Key Takeaways

    • Understand what it means to be productive
    • Become better organized
    • Learn how to manage your time
    • Create balance between work and personal life

    See the Learning Calendar to register.



    Practical Project Management

    VIRTUAL LEARNING

    Practical Project Management will help employees become effective leaders on projects of any size and scope. The program walks participants through four key stages to project management. Throughout the course, they are given the opportunity to apply the techniques inherent in each stage of the process.

    Key Takeaways

    • Carry out the four stages of a project
    • Understand what makes a project succeed
    • Initiate and define a project
    • Plan steps to move a project forward
    • Keep a project on track
    • Bring a project to a close and evaluate its success

    See the Learning Calendar to register.