WLPD Learning Resource Guide

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Values-based learning and living our values every day

Workplace Learning & Professional Development


Introduction to WLPD

WLPD Value Proposition

The Workplace Learning & Professional Development team is dedicated to advancing Georgia Tech’s mission and our community members’ career potential through engaging and applicable learning. We believe that effective individuals and organizations never stop learning, and we are constantly striving to create learning that can be immediately applied and integrated into participants day to day activities. We have spent the last quarter creating relevant and impactful learning and developmental opportunities that align with the Institute’s vision, values and beliefs, as well as learning competencies that support them. We invite you to engage in our learning offerings.


Why Values-Based Learning

Our values are foundational in everything we do. They are our guidepost. Values define who we are and who we aspire to be as a community. They help us make decisions. They refer to an inclusive “we” and apply to every member of the Georgia Tech community — student, faculty, staff, alumni, and affiliate. To that end, we have deliberately crafted learning and professional development opportunities that are directly connected to each of our nine organizational values. Let’s take a deeper look at our ways of being and learning. As a member of the Georgia Tech community:

Table of Contents

Students are our top priority.

Introduction to WLPD................................ 1

We strive for excellence.

Why Values-Based Learning...................... 2

Resource Organization.............................. 3

We thrive on diversity.

Students are Our Top Priority .................... 3

We celebrate collaboration.

Explore These Values Based Learning Resources................................................ 4

We champion innovation.

How Do You Learn Best............................. 8

We safeguard freedom of inquiry and expression.

Signature Programs................................ 10

We nurture the well-being of our community.

Curated Learning ................................... 12

We act ethically.

We are responsible stewards.


Resource Organization

Students are our top priority.

We all learn differently, as you browse the catalog you will notice opportunities that fall under four categories:

We are educators first and foremost, committed to developing leaders who advance technology and improve the human condition. We measure our success by the achievements of our students and the impact of our graduates in improving the lives of others. To learn more: READ: Georgia Tech Human Resources Student Employment Website: The Student Hiring Tool Kit

READ: A book or article that allows you to investigate the topic.

LISTEN: A podcast that allows you to hear others explore the topic.

WATCH: An online learning course or video that allows you to engage with the topic.

WATCH: Progress and Service for All: A Chat About Georgia Tech’s New Strategic Plan

DISCUSS: A synchronous face-to-face or virtual instructor-led experience that allows you to engage with others about the topic.

DISCUSS: WLPD Virtual Session - Best Practices for Helping Our Student Employees Succeed

Dates: The sessions are held online. June 8 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. July 14 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Aug. 13 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.


Explore these resources to learn more about our value:

We thrive on diversity.

We strive for excellence.

We see diversity of backgrounds and perspectives as essential to learning, discovery, and creation. We strive to remove barriers to access and success, and to build an inclusive community where people of all backgrounds have the opportunity to learn and contribute to our mission. To learn more: WATCH: Mary-Frances Winters - LinkedIn Learning: Cultivating Cultural Competence and Inclusion

We strive to be among the best at what we do and to set high expectations for each of us individually and for our community as a whole. The expectation of excellence, which is instrumental to our ability to have a meaningful impact in the world, extends to our teaching, our research and creative endeavors, our athletic programs, and our operations. To learn more: READ: Mindtools - How to Create a Personal Learning Plan: Taking Control of Your Career Development

READ: Institute Diversity and Inclusion - An Introduction to Implicit Bias

LISTEN: James Clear - How to Make Better Decisions, Faster

DISCUSS: WLPD Virtual Session - MBTI Discovering your Personal Style

WATCH: Gary Bolles - LinkedIn Learning: Developing a Learning Mindset that Views Challenges as Opportunities

Dates: The sessions are held online. May 18 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. June 17 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. July 22 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.


Explore these resources to learn more about our value:

We celebrate collaboration.

We enable and celebrate collaboration across disciplines and perspectives, between units and departments, and with other organizations at home and around the world. We value the contributions of all members of our community, promote civil and respectful discourse, and help one another succeed. To learn more: READ: Jeff Toister - The Service Culture Handbook, Step-by-Step Guide to Getting Your Employees Obsessed with Customer Service

WATCH: Tom Wujec - TED talk, Build a Tower, Build a Team, A Simple Team-Building Exercise

DISCUSS: WLPD Virtual Session - Giving and Receiving Feedback

We champion innovation.

Dates: The sessions are held online. April 26 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. May 11 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. June 17 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

We inspire, empower, and provide the resources and environment for innovative ideas and solutions to flourish. We welcome new concepts and approaches that lead to creative ideas and solutions. To learn more: READ: Ed Catmull - Creativity, Inc. A Manual for Anyone Who Strives for Originality

WATCH: Todd Dewett - LinkedIn Learning: Learning from Failure

WATCH: Gemma Roberts - LinkedIn Learning: Learn How to Incorporate Innovation and Creativity into Your Workplace


Explore these resources to learn more about our value:

We nurture the well-being of our community.

We strive to build a healthy and vibrant environment that helps our students and every member of our community grow holistically and develop the self- awareness, knowledge, and practices necessary to pursue healthy, purposeful, fulfilling lives. To learn more: READ: Health and Well-Being/Employee Assistance Resources

WATCH: Sharon Steed - LinkedIn Learning: Communicating with Empathy

DISCUSS: WLPD Virtual Session - Thriving in the Virtual Workplace

We safeguard freedom of inquiry and expression.

Dates: The sessions are held online. May 18 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. June 22 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. July 14 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

We protect the freedom of all members of our community to ask questions, seek truth, and express their views. We cherish diversity of ideas as necessary for learning, discovery, scholarship, and creativity. To learn more: LISTEN: WLPD Interruptions Podcast - Radical Candor the Intersection of Care Personally and Challenge Directly

READ: Kim Scott - Radical Candor Courses

WATCH: Dave Birss - LinkedIn Learning: The Power of Considering Different Viewpoints


Explore these resources to learn more about our value:

We are responsible stewards.

We are careful stewards of the resources we are entrusted with and strive to be an example of sustainability, efficiency, respect, and responsibility. To learn more: READ: Peterson (2016). Serving People First: The Lesson of Stewardship: How to Protect Your Most Valuable Resource and Reap the Greatest Reward

We act ethically. We hold one another to the highest standards of professional and ethical conduct. We are transparent and accountable, and strive to earn and maintain public trust.

WATCH: Todd Dewett - LinkedIn Learning: Developing Resourcefulness, Doing More with Less

Ready to Learn? Click on the resource title to launch the learning experiences. If you have a unique learning need that you don’t see addressed, please reach out to us at training@gatech.edu, so we can help you.

To learn more: READ: Georgia Tech’s Ethics First website

LISTEN: The Leadership Podcast - Accountability: There Must Be Consequences

Need assistance? Email: training@gatech.edu

WATCH: Mory Fontanez - LinkedIn Learning: Communicating with Transparency

Broader Learning Opportunities with GTPE With Georgia Tech Professional Education, you get the best of both worlds, academic rigor combined with hands-on, practical learning opportunities. Whether you choose an online master’s degree, a certificate program, or an industry course, you’re sure to see a return on your investment. Explore learning opportunities available to you through GTPE by clicking HERE. Also consider how you will fund your GTPE learning opportunities. As a Tech employee, GTPE offers certain discounts, so be sure to learn more about prospect financial savings as you further explore. Additionally, Georgia Tech offers educational assistance to faculty and staff employees. Many of GTPE degree seeking opportunities can be funded through the TAP program. Be sure to engage your manager as you think about your next course, degree, or certificate, as there may be ways your department can support your learning goals.


How do you learn best?

How do you learn best? For those already performing the skill

• Job Shadowing • Cross-Training • Job Sharing/Rotation

By taking on additional responsibilities • Stretch Assignments • Work Delegation • Special Projects/Committees Through formal and informal training • Training Courses/Programs • Certifications/Certificates/Badges • Degrees

Take some time to evaluate your learning needs and objectives. Then consider what approach will help you meet those needs. Self-directed learning is a powerful tool for personal and professional growth. It allows you to take control of both what and how you learn; selecting methods and subjects that most appeal to you and align with your development goals. Some learning modes can easily be self- selected and completed, while others may require partnership with your manager or support from your department, unit, or school to implement.

By group participation • Communities of Practice • Service/Volunteerism • Online Forums With guidance from others • Coaching • Mentoring • Mastermind Groups

From self-study • Videos/Podcasts • Books/Articles • Social Media


Signature Programs

For more information about our signature programs be sure you are on our mailing list. Click here to be added. New Employee Experience The New Employee Experience (NEE) at Georgia Tech includes a series of learning events bridging the first six months of employment, all designed to accelerate your productivity as a new hire. Productivity comes from a sense of ownership, and a personal connection to our mission, vision, and values. We think of the New Employee Experience as a continuous process of engagement and learning and have designed each experience to be impactful, informative, fun, and packed with key takeaways that set you up for success.

First 15 Days New Employee Experience: Virtual Welcome to Tech PARTY! The New Employee Experience: Welcome to Tech session is the first of many virtual interactions included in the New Employee Experience. At Welcome to Tech, new employees will enjoy an interactive fun-filled experience. This session will start the new employee on a path of interactions throughout their six-month probationary period that will accelerate their productivity and create an environment where new employees begin to establish key connections. Please come prepared to have a fun time and be camera ready. We look forward to connecting with you soon! New Employees are extended a personal invitation to attend by email. Contact us at training@gatech.edu if you have not received your invitation.

2nd Month Virtual Georgia Tech Leaders Panel

When new and seasoned voices come together, we all stand to learn something. That’s the premise of Georgia Tech’s New Employee Experience: Leaders Panel. The loose Q&A format provides an opportunity for new hires to seek answers to their questions from experienced leaders from all over campus, and to share the benefit of their fresh perspective with key institute decision-makers. Participants leave the ninety-minute session with a deeper understanding of Tech’s culture, processes, resources and community. New Employees will be automatically enrolled. The panel is offered quarterly; day of week varies.


Signature Programs

3rd Month Virtual Managing Your Performance the Georgia Tech Way Performance management at Georgia Tech is about more than annual goals and assessments — it’s about open communication, clear expectations, and continuous improvement, personally and collectively. This class will introduce you to the foundation of Georgia Tech’s Performance Management approach, including interactive activities to hone your skills and deepen your connection with your peers. Topics include the link between engagement and satisfaction, the unexpected dangers of a comfort zone, and the three ingredients you can use today to create a more productive working relationship with your manager.

Virtual Seizing Your Career The Georgia Tech Way This class will prepare you to seize control of your career by mastering the four core attributes of professional success and satisfaction: Self- awareness, Perception, Fundamental Skills, and Specialty Skills. The session uses discussion and storytelling to heighten your under-standing of all four attributes, and features a number of engaging activities to help hone specific strengths in each area. By building on the lessons learned in this class over time, you can come to own your career like never before.

The sessions are held online. We will send login information once you register!

April 27 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. May 25 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. June 30 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

The sessions are held online. We will send login information once you register!

May 27 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. June 16 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. July 16 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.


Signature Programs

ASPIRE: Leadership Preparation Program This program is designed to elevate you from an individual contributor to a dynamic leader who effectively manages complexities and conflicts. You will assess your current approach to management and learn the competencies of the four competing approaches to a leadership mindset to broaden your repertoire of effective behaviors. Together, we will analyze case studies and practice the competencies. You will then create an action plan of how you can apply these practices in your workplace. This experience is a 40-hour commitment over the span of six months. Email training@gatech.edu or visit https://hr.gatech.edu/aspire for more information. Learning Salons Ever scroll through your social media feed and come across a great inspirational quote? Or read a positive story about a historical figure or person of influence and admire their efforts? Instead of just “liking” or sharing, why not find ways to integrate those principles and words of wisdom into your life; put them into practice and take some real action. Come gather, share, and collaborate with other members of the Georgia Tech community through our Learning Salon sessions; a casual and “different” type of learning experience. Stay tuned for more information coming in the fall.

MentorTECH: Professional Partnerships Step out of your comfort zone and into a one- on-one experience designed to elevate your horizons and strengthen your leadership skills. Our professional partnerships are strategically matched to ensure you’re more than just the right fit on paper. Apply to be a mentor or a mentee. As a mentor, you are charged with fostering a sense of empowerment within the mentee. Visit hr.gatech. edu/mentortech-professional-partnerships to start a new professional partnership.


Curated Learning

Episode List:

Episode 1: Radical Candor

Episode 2: Winning One-on-Ones

Episode 3: Diversity and Inclusion

Episode 4: Imposter Syndrome

Episode 5: Seasoned Employees at Georgia Tech: How to Keep Yourself Motivated

Episode 6: The Power of Habit

Episode 7: The Four Ethical Corners

Interruptions WLPD podcast

Episode 8: The Mentor Relationship

Episode 9: What’s My Face Telling You?

Listen at soundcloud.com/interruptions

Episode 10: Radical Acceptance

Interruptions: the space between the stimulus and the response is where the magic can happen. This podcast series presents candid conversations about workplace and professional development related topics. This is an opinion-based podcast where we explore relevant topics through raising and answering questions we often think about but are sometimes hesitant to ask. So take a listen and come along with us as we explore what to do when faced with Interruptions.

Episode 11: Onboarding

Episode 12: Building Community Through Professional Development Circles


People Manager Communication Skills: Series of Mini- Lessons WLPD eLearning This series focuses on expanding communication skills that enable us to live our strategic values at Georgia Tech. Topics include: Sneak Peak – Coming Fall 2021 Look for these new learning experiences . What it Means to be a Good Steward in Your Organization WLPD Podcast In this podcast episode, we discuss our role as stewards in the careful and responsible management of the resources entrusted to us at Tech. Trust, Clarity, and Ownership WLPD Course In this course, we look at three key components to building collaborative working relationships. Fundamentals From Fierce Conversations. WLPD Course Ignite productive dialogue that promotes learning, resolves tough challenges and enriches relationships. • Delegation • Interrogating Reality • Giving and Receiving Disconfirming Information • Overcoming Barriers to Effective Communication • Consensus Building

Returning Fall 2021 .

Four Ethical Corners WLPD Course

Participants will learn to effectively examine any situation by quickly isolating relevant information while also looking out for common cognitive errors. The course concludes with a simulated experience that gives participants an opportunity to apply the “Four Ethical Corners” to a complex ethical scenario pulled from today’s higher education headlines. Service Excellence WLPD Course Customer service skills are a foundational competency for every professional. Identify service excellence behaviors and techniques that are most impactful in your workplace. Conflict Management: An Exercise in Enriching Relationships WLPD Course How we manage conflict is a key differentiator in navigating and enriching relationships. Participants will learn their personal conflict style and a tailored framework to leverage as they work through conflict.

Email training@gatech.edu for more information.

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