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Workforce Education and Development

Course Descriptions (in alphabetical order)

Note: This is a list of typical courses offered through the Workforce Education and Development Office. Most courses will be offered at different times throughout the year and may vary slighlty based on the HSC location in which the course is offered.

For more information on these or other courses, please contact your local Workforce Education and Development Office.

The term "management" used in the following course descriptions refers to supervisors, managers, administrators, etc...

1 Day: New Employee Orientation

Description:

This class is required for new benefits and/or insurance eligible staff and graduate student employees of the Health Sciences Center and is to be attended within the first 30 days of employment.

Elements:

1 Day: New Employee Orientation

This class is required for new benefits and/or insurance eligible staff and graduate student employees of the Health Sciences Center and is to be attended within the first 30 days of employment. 

Upon successfully completing this course, students will have knowledge of:

1)  Organizational Overview
2)  Payroll, Benefits & Insurance information
3)  General Information / Policies & Procedures
         a) Parking
         b) ID's
        c) Safety Services, Etc

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2 Day: New Employee Orientation

Description:

This class is required for new benefits and/or insurance eligible staff and graduate student employees of the Health Sciences Center and is to be attended within the first 30 days of employment.

Elements:

2 Day: New Employee Orientation

This class is required for new benefits and/or insurance eligible staff and graduate student employees of the Health Sciences Center and is to be attended within the first 30 days of employment. 


The class agenda includes payroll and benefits enrollment
1)  Organizational Overview
2)  Payroll, Benefits & Insurance information
3)  General Information / Policies & Procedures
         a) Parking
         b) ID's
        c) Safety Services, etc




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212 Continuum: Are You Coachable?

Description:

Are you ready to improve your skills and develop your career?

Elements:

212 Continuum: Are you Coachable?

Are you ready to improve your skills and develop your career?
 Participants will

  • Identify their level of coachability
  • Develop a deeper understanding of coachable attitudes
  • Create a personal action plan to enhance their coachability.

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212 Continuum: Effective Problem Solving

Description:

212 Continuum: Effective Problem Solving When unexpected problems hit your already busy schedule, do they put you on overload?

Elements:

212 Continuum: Effective Problem Solving

When unexpected problems hit your already busy schedule,
do they put you on overload?

  • Learn the skills to develop a systematic problem solving process
  • Examine the mindset needed to simplify the complicated
  • Commit to a positive and productive attitude of  excellence in problem solving

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212 Continuum: Increasing Your Steam

Description:

Coal feeds the fire that heats up the water!! What do you feed yourself to turn up the heat of your 212˚life? We can help you learn how to EAT More to fuel your 212˚ life!

Elements:

212° Continuum:Increasing Your Steam

Have you lost your 212˚ Steam?

Coal feeds the fire that heats up the water!!
What do you feed yourself to turn up the heat of your 212˚life?
We can help you learn how to EAT More to fuel your 212˚  life!

    Participants  of  212 ˚ Increasing Your Steam will:

  • Learn how to take control of your personal and professional development
  • Identify the best places to learn for success
  • Develop your personalized plan to achieve desired goals


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212 Continuum: Introduction

Description:

At 211˚ water is hot. At 212˚ water begins to boil. Boiling water creates steam and steam can power a train. One extra degree can make all the difference!

Elements:

212 Continuum: Introduction

At 211˚ water is hot.  At 212˚ water begins to boil. 

Boiling water creates steam and steam can power a train.

One extra degree can make all the difference!

212˚ Continuum is a bimonthly class for non-supervisory employees that provides tools and encouragement equipping you to reach the extra degree in all that you do.

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212 Continuum: Self-Reflecting for Success

Description:

Do you ever wonder why lasting change is so difficult to achieve? Come gain the tools you need to make successful changes in your personal and professional life.

Elements:

212 Continuum: Self-Reflecting for Success

Do you ever wonder why lasting change is so difficult to achieve?
Come gain the tools you need to make successful changes in  your personal and professional life.

Participants of 212 Continuum: Self-Reflecting for will:

  • Identify fixed vs. growth mindsets
  • Explore the tool of self-reflection
  • Develop an action plan to achieve lasting change

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212 Continuum: The Power of Making Connections

Description:

Come join us for the 212 Continuum: The Power of Making Connections where you learn how to make successful connections with others in your personal and professional life.

Elements:

212 Continuum: The Power of Making Connections

Come join us for the 212 Continuum: The Power of Making Connections where you learn how to make successful connections with others in your personal and professional life.

Participants will:

-Examine the value of successful connections
-Learn the tools needed to make good connections with others
-Discover what prevents people from making connections with others

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212 Continuum: Unchain the Elephant

Description:

Do you feel chained to your past? Are there beliefs that you have developed over time that are limiting your present and future success?

Elements:

212 Continuum: Unchain the Elephant

Do you feel chained to your past?  Are there beliefs that you have developed over time that are limiting your present and future success?


Participants will:

  • Examine the concept and effects of self-limiting beliefs
  • Cover the five stages of learning
  • Learn three steps to unlearning false information
  • Develop an action plan for present and future success

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212 Continuum: Unclutter

Description:

Are you ready to unclutter, but don’t know where to begin? Then this class is for you!

Elements:

212 Continuum: Unclutter

Are you ready to unclutter, but don't know where to begin?

Then this class is for you.

  • Discover the importance of uncluttering
  • Learn tips to help decrease clutter
  • Commit to tackling clutter on step at a time




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An Extra Degree of Service

Description:

An Extra Degree of Service is an educational initiative that prepares and equips all employees of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center to successfully carry out the commitment of making the lives of those we serve our number one purpose.

Elements:

 An Extra Degree of Service

An Extra Degree of Service is an educational initiative that prepares and equips all employees of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center to successfully carry out the commitment of making the lives of those we serve our number one purpose.

 Participants will:

  •   Discover practical ways to consistently practice the TTUHSC commitment, Your Life, Our Purpose
  •  Learn specific ways to make positive connections within TTUHSC
  •    Practice steps to develop professional relationship within and outside of the organization
  •   Realize what is required to achieve success within and outside of TTUHSC

 

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Coaching for Improved Performance

Description:

In its simplest form, coaching is the act of helping others to perform better. Sometimes it is focused on helping to correct poor performance or improve existing skills. Other times it is targeted at developing new skills. Whichever the purpose, effective coaching will accelerate the development of employees and move them to higher levels of achievement.

Elements:

Coaching for Improved Performance

In its simplest form, coaching is the act of helping others to perform better.  Sometimes it is focused on helping to correct poor performance or improve existing skills.  Other times it is targeted at developing new skills.  Whichever the purpose, effective coaching will accelerate the development of employees and move them to higher levels of achievement. 

Participants will be able to:

  • Identify 3 things an employee needs to be successful at their tasks
  • Determine the importance of coaching and becoming a coach
  • Identify whether a situation requires coaching
  • Learn the steps to 2 different coaching models
  • 9 Step Coaching Model (Supervisor driven)
  • WIN BIG Coaching Model (Employee driven)


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Communication Strategies

Description:

Have you ever wondered why it seems so difficult to talk with some people and so easy to talk with others? Can you recall an occasion where you