Upcoming Virtual Training: Unleash Your Talents and Do Your Best Work

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Unleash Your Talents and do your Best Work (Half-day Virtual Training)

Date And Time

Fri, May 29, 2020

9:00 AM – 12:00 PM PDT

This training is open to all, so please forward!

When you really understand who you are, you are going to be better at what you do! In this half-day workshop, you will:

  1. LEARN how to identify and embrace untapped talent in yourself and others.
  2. EXPLORE what gets in the way of you being your best self.
  3. DESIGN an individualized action plan to add value to your workplace.

This workshop is designed for anyone interested in learning how to unleash talent for themselves and others. It’s also great for supervisors, managers and HR professionals who help others succeed in the workplace.

Previous workshops have sold out quickly – early registration is recommended.

This course qualifies for 3 SHRM Professional Development Units (PDUs).

Link to registration:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/unleash-your-talents-and-do-your-best-work-virtual-training-tickets-99954239822

·         General Admission

$125.00+$9.24 Fee

Select quantity: General Admission

Sales end on May 25, 2020

·         Government/Non Profit

$95.00+$7.42 Fee

Select quantity: Government/Non Profit

Sales end on May 25, 2020

Upcoming Webinars

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As more and more employees begin teleworking as a result of the COVID-19 epidemic, more companies are offering professional development webinars you can take from home online.

Here are some training and support offerings from Compass Consulting and The Athena Group:

For those of you who missed the last Compass Consulting webinar, here is the recording of the Manage Stress during Difficult Times webinar:

Manage Stress during Difficult Times

1-hour Webinar

Facilitated by Amy Leneker

The Athena Group is offering various types of support from expert coaches and consultants, including free online webinars, resources for managers, coaching consultations and more. Explore current support . This web page will be continuously updated as new challenges and needs arise.

Centering Sessions Live Online Guided Meditation

Thursdays 10:00 – 10:30am PDT Starting April 9 Donation-Based

“We know you are holding a lot, both personally and professionally, and we know proven tools that can help. Whether you’re new to meditation or are a seasoned practitioner, you are welcome to join us for live, online, guided meditation sessions. These short sessions are open to all, so you can regroup, center yourself and find the ground under your feet.” This training does not have a set fee, as it is donation based.  >>> Click here to learn more & reserve your seat.

 

Become an Interview STAR

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When it comes to interviewing, Leadership Coach Amy Leneker tells her clients to use the mantra “Practice Makes Better,” as there’s no such thing as being perfect. Photo by Rachel Friederich

by Rachel Friederich, ICSEW Communications Chair

Behavioral based interviews. The mere phrase can strike fear into the hearts of even the most experienced job candidates. Yet, they’re one of the most common types of questions for government jobs.

The key to acing these type of interviews, according to leadership consultant and coach Amy Leneker is to practice responding to these type of questions long before you’re even called into the interview. Leneker, a former state employee and the CEO of Compass Consulting, held multiple workshops on using the STAR method for behavioral based interviews at the ICSEW’s first ever career fair May 21 at the Department of Labor and Industries.  More than 100 people attended. Minutes for the May 2019 ICSEW meeting viewed here.

The STAR Method

STAR stands for Situation, Task, Action, Results.

Leneker says the response to each question should be given using each component of STAR.

Situation:  Describe the situation you encountered

Task: Describe the task you had to do.

Action: Tell the interviewer the action you took to accomplish the task.

Results: Wrap up the question describing the outcome of the situation.

Participants in each session were divided into groups of three and attendees role played the interviewer, job candidate, and observer. Each person practiced the STAR method and received feedback from their peers.

Leneker also suggested when answering questions to say the words Situation, Task, Action and Results in your responses because it often helps you organize your responses and keep them succinct. And if the company/interviewer values the STAR method in its work culture, they’ll be impressed you’re familiar with it, too, Leneker said.