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Managing Smart: Creative Ways to Facilitate an Effective ...

A Message from Katie Tagye, Director, Organizational Design and Development Like lessons, workshops and retreats, meetings should be planned in advance. Planning is much more than just setting aside time to chat; a meeting is an opportunity to discuss issues, improve communication, promote coordination of a project or deal with any roadblocks that may impact deadlines. While […]

Managing Smart: How to Practice Mindfulness at Work

By Sally Leslie, Coordinator Employee Development For some time now, Employee Development has offered a Mindfulness at Work workshop that outlines ways in which we can cultivate mindfulness and calmness into our work day. Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley have found that people spend almost 47 percent of their waking hours thinking about something other than […]

Managing Smart: How Microsoft Teams Can Take Your...

By Sally Leslie, Coordinator Employee Development Recently, the Employee Development team began using the Microsoft Teams planning and collaboration software for all of our collaborative needs. Free to all Valencia employees as part of the Microsoft Office 365 suite of applications, we can attest that Teams is amazing. If you have already attended, or plan to […]

Managing Smart: Create a Hospitable Environment With the...

“Create a hospitable and accountable community.” It’s the first principle of the Peace and Justice Institute’s (PJI) 13 Principles For How We Treat Each Other, and it’s vitally important in creating and sustaining effective and well-cared-for teams. It’s also — in many ways — foundational to the remaining 12 principles, each of which communicates actions and behaviors essential to fostering […]

Managing Smart: Miguel Bonilla-Roman Shares His Insights...

After saving a co-worker’s life while working for Universal Studios, Miguel was presented with a Captain America Award. This led to colleagues throughout his career gifting him with Captain America memorabilia.  If you were able to attend the November 2018 Supervisor Summit, you heard the speech by Grounds Maintenance Supervisor Miguel Bonilla-Roman about how his life-changing […]

Managing Smart: Shara Lee Shares Her Style of Servant...

Campus Director of Faculty and Instructional Development Shara Lee took the time to talk with us about servant leadership. Shara is currently reading researcher Brené Brown’s latest book “Dare to Lead: Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts.,” a practical and insightful guide to courageous leadership. We had three questions for Shara on servant leadership through the lens […]

Managing Smart: Hidden Bias and How it Affects the...

By Sally Leslie, Coordinator, Employee Development Hidden bias is all around us. It lives in the spaces between you and your interests, and it is especially present when coming in contact with new people. This is particularly true during the hiring process, too. How can someone’s race, sex, age or other characteristics influence how we see […]

Managing Smart: Change Management: How to Adapt and...

By Sally Leslie, Coordinator, Employee Development During the 2017-18 cohort of Valencia’s PIVOT 180 Leadership Program, Dean of Business and Hospitality Terry Allcorn facilitated a session for our participants on change management. Two of the questions Terry posed at the outset were: Why is change hard, and why is change a reality? Let’s see if we can answer […]

Managing Smart: Erica Reese’s Three-phase Approach...

A Message from Sally Leslie, Coordinator, Employee Development As a supervisor, developing people is a crucial part of your job. It can mean the difference between an effective and ineffective team and, similarly, lead to either longevity or turnover. But just how do you help develop your team? And who needs development? (Hint: it isn’t just […]

Managing Smart: Making the Most of Check-ins and Evaluations

A Message from Sally Leslie, Coordinator, Employee Development With 2018-19 Check-Ins and Evaluations opening, you’ve probably already been working with your employees on their goals for the year ahead. Maybe you’ve even set personal resolutions, like losing 10 pounds or going to the gym three times a week, or even learning another language? Whatever your goals, however, […]