Professional Book Club - 2012

One Friday of each month is dedicated to the Professional Book Club.  The Training and Development Department hosts an informal discussion facilitated by Judy Rannow and Kelly Okken from 11:30AM to 1:00PM on a variety of professional development topics. 

JMU employees are welcome to join in the conversation and can sign up through J-ESS for topics that interest them.  The series is offered "a la carte".  Attend all the sessions or only the discussions that most interest you.

Participants are encouraged to read the monthly selection before attending the discussion.  A limited number of books are available to be checked out of the Training and Development Professional Resource Collection. Some books are also available on audio/CD.

Please contact Renee Reed (reedra@jmu.edu) via email or phone (8-7398) to borrow the books or request an audio/CD version.

Disclaimer

2012 Selections by Month

January 
Help! Was that a Career-Limiting Move?
by Pamela Holland, Marjorie Brody and Miryam Roddy
Course# TD1588
Friday, January 20, 2012, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM, Wine-Price

February
What If? Short Stories to Spark Diversity Dialogue
by Steve Robbins
Course# TD1589
Friday, February 17, 2012, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM, Wine-Price

March 
Open Leadership: How Social Technology Can Transform The Way You Lead
by Charlene Li
Course# TD1590
Friday, March 16, 2012, 2012, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM, Wine-Price

April  
Have a Nice Conflict
by Tim Scudder, Michael Patterson and Kent Mitchell
Course# TD1591
Friday, April 20, 2012, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM, Wine-Price

May  
Switch: How to Change Things When Change is Hard
by Chip Heath and Dan Heath
Course# TD1592
Friday, May 18, 2012, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM, Wine-Price

June  
Touchpoints: Creating Powerful Leadership Connections in the Smallest Moments
by Douglas Conant and Mette Norgaard
Course# TD1593
Friday, June 15, 2012, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM, Wine-Price

July  
How to Make Meetings Work
by Michael Doyle and David Straus
Course# TD1594
Friday, July 20, 2012, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM, Wine-Price

August 
The Way We're Working Isn't Working
by Tony Schwartz, Jean Gomes and Catherine McCarthy
Course# TD1595
Friday, August 17, 2012, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM, Wine-Price

September  
Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us
by Daniel Pink
Course# TD1596
Friday, September 21, 2012, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM, Wine-Price

October:
The Seed: Finding Purpose and Happiness in Life and Work
by Jon Gordon
Course# TD1597
Friday, October 19, 2012, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM, Wine-Price

November:
Snoop: What Your Stuff Says About You
by Sam Gosling
Course# TD1598
Friday, November 16, 2012, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM, Wine-Price

December:
Your Brain at Work: Strategies for Overcoming Distraction, Regaining Focus, and Working Smarter All Day Long
by David Rock
Course# TD1593
Friday, December 14, 2012, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM, Wine-Price

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