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Featured Workshops

September 1: Breathe Well - Breathing is something we all need to do in order to survive.  Learn more about how to Breathe Well with CommonHealth.

September 3: 5 Choices (5 Sessions) - The barrage of information coming at us from multiple sources (e.g., texts, email, tweets, blogs, and alerts), coupled with the demands of our careers, are overwhelming and distracting. The sheer volume of information threatens our ability to think clearly and make wise decisions about what’s important. If we react to these stimuli without clear discernment, we fail to accomplish the goals that matter most in our professional and personal lives. FranklinCovey's The 5 Choices to Extraordinary are Choice 1 - Act on the Important, Choice 2 - Go for the Extraordinary, Choice 3 - Schedule the Big Rocks, Choice 4 - Rule Your Technology, and Choice 5 - Fuel Your Fire.  Join us for this multi-session workshop to find out how to better your own choices.

September 4: Customer Service When the Customer ISN'T Right  - Count to 20. Take a deep breath. Don’t take it personally. We’ve all heard it. But how do you do it? Although we all value our customers, there are times when we can feel our blood pressure rising and we notice the tone of our voice beginning to change. In this workshop, we will study those challenging customers and create strategies to serve them effectively.

September 17: Brain 101 - with Jennifer Testa and Brian Charette - I have a brain that contains 50 – 100 billion neurons, each registering and transmitting 250 – 2,500 impulses a second. Research shows I am at least 1,000 times smarter than a mouse and 500,000 times smarter than a fruit fly. I contain within me this amazing organ that can process sights, sounds and smells all at once. How is it, then, that I can sit through a 4-hour class and not remember one single thing? Recent research has given us exciting insight into how the brain learns. What we find is that many environments fail to take into consideration what happens naturally within us – learning. Truth is, we are always learning. Unfortunately, there are times when we just aren’t learning what was intended.

September 18: Focus: The Hidden Driver - How well can you focus on what really matters and ignore appealing or seemingly harmless distractions? We all have competing demands on our precious time. The skill of attention, the ability to focus, is critical to achieving excellence. Join us as we explore ways to maintain our focus despite a sea of daily distractions that can keep us from achieving our important personal and professional goals.

September 23 & 30: Congratulations!  You're a Supervisor, Now What? - It is exciting and a little scary when you become the supervisor. While the job duties may be familiar, learning to supervise people can be a little daunting. In this workshop you will learn about ten critical skills that new supervisors need to be successful and network with other supervisors from around campus.



  • Aug 27: Coordinating Moves at JMU (TD1022)
  • Sep 1: Breathe Well (TD2036)
  • Sep 1: Performance Management Information Session (TD1181)
  • Sep 3: 5 Choices (TD1699)
  • Sep 4: Customer Service When the Customer ISN'T Right (TD1065)
  • Sep 9: Individual Professional Development Plan Workshop (TD1152)
  • Sep 10: Copy & Card Services and the Computer Loan Program (TD1026)
  • Sep 10: 5 Choices (TD1699)
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