The age-old adage that “the only thing constant is change” is as accurate as ever in the contemporary workplace. Yet, it can be hard to accept the idea that we, too, need to change.
This course focuses on how to change oneself and others by developing interpersonal skills. These skills can serve as a foundation for leader and employee behavior – a kind of lighthouse guiding personal change and performance. By developing interpersonal skills such as giving/receiving feedback, mindful interactions, and active listening, leaders and employees can increase their abilities to help others grow.
- Feedback & feedforward
- Mindful interactions
- Identifying strengths
- Active listening
- Showing compassion
- Overcoming bad interpersonal habits
This training is ideal for supervisors, managers, and leaders who would like to help themselves and others grow through interpersonal skills.
9 a.m. – 4 p.m. MT
Glen Kreiner, Ph.D.
Professor Glen Kreiner is the L.S. Skaggs Presidential Chair of Business Ethics and the Management Department Chair at the University of Utah. He received his Master’s in Organizational Behavior from Brigham Young University and his Ph.D. in Business Administration from Arizona State University. He has taught a wide range of audiences, from undergraduates to doctoral students, and from MBAs to executive education. He has taught in-person and online courses and workshops on an extensive variety of topics, including workplace mindfulness, leadership skills, authenticity, identity-based leadership, work-life balance, and teamwork. Professor Kreiner has won multiple awards for his research, which has been published in the leading management journals. His research focuses on topics such as identity, mindfulness, work-life balance, and ethics. He is currently conducting multiple research projects regarding workers with intellectual and developmental disabilities (such as autism and Down syndrome), and seeks to make workplaces better for this population. Outside of work, he enjoys traveling, gardening, and theatre, especially when he can do those things with his wife and three children.