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Communication Enrichment

Optimal Business Writing Skills, December 3
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Learn to identify the "pitfalls" of business writing and explore how to get started in the writing process.

Communication Muppet Style: Moving Right Along, December 10
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In a creative and whimsical way, learn the nine different Muppet communication styles in the workplace as well as the turn-on's and turn-offs of each style. After examining the strengths and limitations of each style, examine how to best flex your style to achieve the best possible outcomes.

Dialogue: The Next Step in Communication, January 14, 2015
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Recognize the difference between communication and dialogue. Explore the basic elements of dialogue, and enhance your skills with the tools of dialogue. Learn when to listen, how to show respect, and when and how to suspend a conversation.


Health and Wellness Enrichment 

De-Stressing the Holidays, December 2
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Listen to insights and strategies to simplify the holidays and manage the anxiety that often comes with it - including tips that will help you throughout the year. 

How to Raise a Healthier Family, December 10
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Answer the question, "What is health?", master the keys to a healthier family, and learn how to get started on your family's journey to health and wellness.

How to Make Stress Your Friend, January 16, 2015
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Kelly McGonigal, health psychologist, delivered an infamous fifteen minute TED Talk that will shift you in how you think about stress. Stress may only be bad for you if you believe that it's bad. How you think and how you act can transform how you experience stress. Therefore, you are encouraged to see stress as positive. Learn how to view stress as helpful and connect with others during stress to create resilience.

Leadership Enrichment

Crushing Performance Management Myths, December 12
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Learn how to maximize performance evaluation resources and processes by dispelling its myths. Uncovering the truths can result in a culture of high level performance through strategic alignment, effective communication, and coaching, and self-assessment.

13 Weeks 13 Essential Skills, January 13 - April 7, 2015
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This self-paced, easy to follow 13 week e-program allows you to learn and practice new strategies in 13 vital success areas such as: increasing workplace energy, dealing with difficult people, building team synergy, leading and serving others, and effective meetings. Become that valued employee that your department can't live without!

A Leader's Path, January 15 - January 29, 2015
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Watch best selling author and speaker, John Maxwell's three part series cover his key principles: influence, impact, and income. In the first forty minute video, you will learn how to create a shared vision with your team and see what you can do together to make that vision come to life. In the second video, you will learn how to create the energy that allows you to connect with others. The third video shows how we can create influence, add value to others, and potentially increase income.

Staff Meeting Starters Using Disney Animation, January 23 - February 20, 2015
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Staff meetings can be creative, fun, and meaningful with these 15 minute staff meeting starters. Each week for five weeks, watch a clip, engage in discussion, and apply your knowledge! Topics include: Innovation (Little Mermaid), perseverance (Frozen), service (Beauty and the Beast), goal setting (Princess and the Frog), and change (Shrek).

Performance Management Teleseminar Series, January 27 - February 10, 2015
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For managers and supervisors who are responsible for completing performance evaluations and discussions, learn about the value, purpose, and logistics; how to write effective reviews; and strategies to conduct effective discussions (especially uncomfortable ones).

Take Your Employees Where They Didn't Think They Could Go, January 28, 2015
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One of your most effective leadership tools is communicating necessary information for employees to best perform. Handled skillfully, you can empower your people; fumble it, and you'll surely hamper theirs and your organization's success. Learn how, when, and why to use the right questions as a surefire leadership approach.


Productivity Enrichment

Get Organized from the Inside Out, December 9
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In this 20 minute pre-recorded video, become empowered to identify, examine, and confront roadblocks to getting and keeping your space organized. Gain a foolproof method and action plan for customizing space to reflect who you are and what is important to you.

Integrate the Paper Tiger System, January 12, 2015
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Meggin McIntosh, PhD has been called "one of the nation's educational treasures." Watch Meggin as she provides tips to a good filing system for files, notebooks, papers, boxes, and other supplies. Learn the systems and strategies to keep up with the massive quantity of paper and other "stuff" that comes across your home or office.

Organize Yourself from the Inside Out, January 21, 2015
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In this 40 minute pre-recorded teleseminar, gain an in depth look into identifying, examining, and confronting roadblocks to getting and keeping your space organized. Gain a foolproof method and action plan for customizing space to reflect who you are and what is important to you.


Personal Enrichment

CPR/AED Training and Certification, December 3 & December 8
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American Heart Association's Heartsaver First Aid/CPR/AED is a classroom, video-based, instructor-let course that teaches critical skills needed to respond to and manage a first aid, choking or sudden cardiac arrest emergency in the first few minutes until Emergency Medical Services (EMS) arrives. This session will teach adult CPR and AED use.

Developing Good Judgment with Michael Boyes, December 17
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Michael Boyes of Credo Consulting helps viewers to understand the intuitive decision making process; know when and how to rely on intuition; and apply techniques for building intuitive decision making capacity.

Give and Take with U Penn's Most Popular Faculty Member, January 26, 2015
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Adam Grant is U Penn's most popular faculty member and international best-selling author. His research shows how givers and takers impact customer satisfaction, innovation, and knowledge sharing. Creating a culture of giving and being consistent is important in any organization. learn the correlation between four giver and taker paradigms, key ways that we can be more successful at giving, and how leaders leverage give and take.

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PASSHE Academy Contact

Michelle Holbein
123 Alumni Hall
Mansfield, PA 16933
570 662-4055

FAX: 570 662-4117

Office Hours
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.

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