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E.g., 08/14/2018
E.g., 08/14/2018
  • The (PTPs) Perceptual Thinking Patterns play a significant role in how we process our thoughts and feelings, how we take action, how we communicate and how we see the world. The Perceptual Thinking Patterns workshop offers a useful framework for understanding more about us and those people we spend our days with. It helps you understand the dynamics and needs of people when we come together in a group. Objectives of the workshop include:

    • Develop understanding of the Perceptual Thinking Patterns
    • Gain insight and understanding into one's own pattern and the learning patterns of others in your work, community and family
    • Deepen relationships in your workplace, family and community through applying our understanding of the Perceptual Thinking Patterns

    Attendees must be present for both days.

    Upcoming Courses:
    11/08/2018 - 11/09/2018
    Occurs November 9th & 8th from 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
    Lussier Family Heritage Center
    3101 Lake Farm Rd
  • Learn how to plan and produce simple yet effective brochures or newsletters that inform, educate and stimulate your audiences to action. Find out how the right use of subheads and graphics can help you, while the wrong use will hurt you.

    Upcoming Courses:
    09/18/2018
    1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    30 W Mifflin St.
    10th Floor
  • What do you do when a member of the public says something racist, sexist, or classist? How do you react? Does this change when it is a one on one interaction, or in a public meeting? How about when it is a colleague or even a supervisor? The City of Madison has made racial equity and social justice a priority in everything it does, and yet many of us still struggle responding when confronted with comments targeting a particular group. Attend this course for skill building and practice around the following objectives:

    • Discuss practices related to framing and community building in addressing a variety of situations.
    • Learn what coded language is and how to recognize it.
    • Discuss the intersection between race and the perception of the role of government.
    • Review tools to use in response to both coded and overt stereotypical comments.
    • Plan how to respond to comments in different environments: emails, phone conversations, one on one interactions, and group settings.
    • Practice these skills in an authentic way in class.
    Upcoming Courses:
    12/11/2018
    1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    30 W Mifflin St.
    10th Floor
  • What makes a training or presentation excellent? How can you design your trainings, presentations, and workshops to maximize your participant's learning? In this course we will explore these questions and accomplish the following objectives:

    • Learners will understand the theory behind how adults learn and they will be able to apply this theory to their trainings and presentations.
    • Participants will understand the difference between facilitating and training and gain tools to facilitate challenging attendees.
    • Learners will leave the session with alternate methods for training delivery besides PowerPoint/lecture.
    • As a result of applying the tools learned in this session, participants can expect to see improved evaluations of the trainings they conduct.
    Upcoming Courses:
    08/15/2018
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Water Utility
    119 E Olin Ave