• GROW
  • MU TOPICS
  • TOURS
  • BENEFITS AND WELLNESS
  • MEDIA & Web TRAINING
  • it OFFICE TRAINING
  • Professional Growth

GROW With Marquette

GROW registration is done through EventBrite. http://growwithmu.eventbrite.com/. The event code to register for all classes is "GROW". If you need assistance, please email growwithmu@marquette.edu or call 414-288-7305.

All GROW classes are free to Marquette employees and retirees. Courses with fewer than 10 registrants may be cancelled, therefore, it’s important you register online and cancel your reservation in EventBrite if you are unable to attend.

If you have a suggestion for a GROW with Marquette session or if you have a proposal for a class you would like to offer through the program, please contact us at: growwithmu@marquette.edu.

Thank you to all the individuals who have recently given of their time and talent to the Grow with Marquette program.

On demand training - academic impressions

Academic Impressions provides leadership, personal development, and skills-based training opportunities to faculty and staff in higher ed. Marquette has a campus-wide membership. Access these resources by creating an account using your Marquette email address.

https://www.academicimpressions.com/

 

Focused Learning Plans - Certificate of Completion

Each learning plan includes a set of questions that help you reflect on what you've learned and begin to think of ways to apply it. Access the training and the questions from a single PDF to track progress and your notes. Each plan requires 2 to 3 hours of work and when finished, you can submit for a certificate of completion. Topics include:

  • Improving Your Meetings
  • Leveraging Team Performance
  • Understanding Teams in Higher Ed
  • Improving the Effectiveness of Your Decision Making
  • Leading More Inclusively
  • Managing Conflict as a Leader
  • Understanding Strengths-Based Leadership
  • Supervision and Feedback
  • Identifying Talent
  • Creative Problem Solving in Higher Ed
  • Building Resilience
  • Developing Better Time Management
  • Working with Introverts
  • Managing Difficult Colleagues

https://www.academicimpressions.com/courses/micro-plan-sfwd/ (NOTE you need to log in to Academic Impressions here before the course link will work)

 

 

The Meeting Diagnostic Tool (MDT)

Assess the effectiveness of your regular meetings and identify the specific factors that either help or hinder your meetings.

 

It looks at four critical elements that either make or break a meeting

  • Discipline and Focus
  • Participation and Engagement
  • Group Dynamics
  • Practices and Protocols

 

Use this tool with your team or group that has regular face-to-face meetings on an ongoing basis (e.g. weekly, bi-weekly). Although the MDT is designed to evaluate face-to-face meetings, it has also been successfully used with video conferences/online meetings

 

https://www.academicimpressions.com/product/meeting-diagnostic-tool-mdt/ (NOTE you need to log into Academic Impressions here before the link will work)

 

 

The High Performing Teams Survey

Is your team performing to its fullest potential? The High Performing Teams Survey is based on a research-informed team effectiveness model that Academic Impressions has developed specifically for higher education. This model values collaborative decision making, transparency, accountability and mutual support, and team learning.

 

The booklet you receive includes:

  • A model and framework for understanding the six components of team effectiveness
  • A review of the research on effective teams
  • A tested and proven survey instrument, with worksheets and tools for scoring the findings
  • Instructions for conducting an in-depth item analysis and benchmarking your team's improvement over time

 

https://www.academicimpressions.com/product/the-high-performing-teams-survey/ (NOTE you need to log in to Academic Impressions here before the link will work)

 

 

Time Management: Focusing on Your Priorities and Purpose

  • Identify and focus on your purpose and top priorities in order to move towards greater effectiveness
  • Define goals that drive you toward achieving your purpose without overwhelming you
  • Create and manage a schedule that allows you to accomplish your most important work first
  • Protect your schedule and stay accountable to your top priorities when distractions and derailments inevitably arise

 

    • 9 lessons covered in just over 1 hour of video content
    • 16 hands-on activities allowing you to practice and hone your time management skills
    • Bite-sized lessons with course content that is broken down into chunks of no more than 20 minutes
    • Access the course from wherever you are
    • Progress on your own time and at your own pace

 

Access the course here. (NOTE remember to log in to receive access at no cost)

 

 

Interested in joining a group discussion after completing a course? Need help with facilitating a group discussion? If so, contact Wendy Butler.

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Marquette University GROW Classes

Opportunities for professional and personal growth (Marquette employees only)

NEW ONLINE TECHNOLOGY COURSES!

Video training is available at your own pace without an Eventbrite registration!

Need a course in Excel, Sharepoint or accessible documents and PDFs? https://www.marquette.edu/technology-training/

 

Sessions by Category

Marquette Topics

  • A Peaceful Moment: Wednesday Weekly Reflection
    • Wednesdays / 12-12:30 pm
    • Except 3/10, 5/5; Ending 5/12/21
  • A Retreat for Busy People
    • Initial Meeting: Monday, February 15, 2021 / 3-4 pm
    • All other meetings will be inidividually scheduled
  • Praying with Our Senses
    • Tuesdays / 12-1 pm
    • Ending 3/9/21
  • Best Practices for Working with Students of Color
    • Friday, February 26, 2021 / 3:30-4:30 pm
  • Safer Spaces Workshop
    • Friday, March 26, 2021 / 1-2 pm
  • University Staff Senate Information Session
    • Thursday, April 8, 2021 / 10-11 am

Benefits and Wellness

  • Wellness Wednesday - Nutrition & Immune Support
    • Wednesday, March 3, 2021 / 11-11:45 am
  • Wellness Wednesday - Nutrition & Immune Support - Live Demo
    • Wednesday, April 14, 2021 / 12-12:45 pm

Media and Web training

  • Microsoft Teams Meetings
    • Tuesday, March 9, 2021 / 1:30-2:30 pm
    • Tuesday, August 10, 2021 / 1:30-2:30 pm
  • Microsoft Planner
    • Tuesday, March 23, 2021 / 1:30-2:30 pm
    • Tuesday, July 22, 2021 / 1:30-2:30 pm
  • Qualtrics 101
    • Thursday, May 6, 2021 / 10-11:30 am
    • Friday, August 20, 2021 / 10-11:30 am

professional growth

To offer flexibility, these courses are offered once per month, now through August 2021. The specific date and time will be determined by participant availability, to the extent possible. Registration is open now so you may sign up for the course and month of your choice at any time. MS Teams invitations will then be sent to registrants at the beginning of each month.

 

  • Creating Capacity
    • Registrations are due the first of every month, February is due on 2/15
    • Once you sign up for your month of choice, the session will be scheduled based on group availability
  • Managing a Blended Work Environment
    • Registrations are due the first of every month, February is due on 2/15
    • Once you sign up for your month of choice, the session will be scheduled based on group availability
  • Change is Inevitable
    • Registrations are due the first of every month
    • Once you sign up for your month of choice, the session will be scheduled based on group availability
  • Topics from Academic Impressions
    • March and June - Improving the Effectiveness of Your Decision Making
    • April and June - Creative Problem Solving in Higher Ed
    • May and August - Building Resilience
    • Registrations are due the 15th of every month
    • Once you sign up for your month of choice, the session will be scheduled based on group availability
    • Discussions will be sheduled for the last week of each month
  • TED Talk Discussions
    • Join your colleagues for this monthly series to be held the first Wednesday of each month from 12-1pm, March through August.
    • Similar to a book club, participants will submit their suggestions for group consideration.
    • Join for all, a few or just one! Sign up here to get on the list!

A PEACEFUL MOMENT: WEDNESDAY WEEKLY REFLECTION

  • Wednesdays / 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
  • Except: 3/10, 5/5
  • Ending on 5/12/21

Our days can easily become filled with stress, anxiety, and busyness. It helps every now and then to slow down, pause, and return to our center. Each Wednesday, we will offer a peaceful moment to allow yourself to be grounded. Please register here. Zoom link will be sent via email the day before (this same link will be used for entire series). Additional Faber Center events can be found here.

 

Presented by Michael Dante, Faber Center for Ignatian Spirituality

 

university staff senate information session

  • Thusday, April 8, 2021 / 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Join members of the USS at this special information session designed to share information about the work of the USS, how it is organized, the upcoming election process, ways to get involved, and benefits of being a part of the group!

 

 

A RETREAT FOR BUSY PEOPLE

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  • Initial Meeting: Monday, February 15, 2021 / 3:00 - 4:00 pm
    • All other meetings will be schdeduled individually

Our lives are full of uncertainty, anxiety, and change. This retreat offers you the chance to slow down and get grounded. This 6-week retreat with its 1-1 meeting is flexible to accommodate your schedule. Please register here. Zoom link and more details will be sent via email. Additional Faber Center events can be found here.

 

Presented by Michael Dante, Faber Center for Ignatian Spirituality

 

 

SHARED INQUIRY: THE GIFT OF PRESENCE IN LISTENING

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  • Mondays / 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
  • Beginning 4/12; Ending 5/3

This gathering will start with shared inquiry, and what we have learned from it about listening itself. Moving beyond this experience, we will reflect together on ways we have found grace in saying nothing, “just listening.” Please join us as John Pustejovsky PhD (retired Assoc. Professor) leads us through this reflective experience. Register here.

 

 

 

 

WELLNESS WEDNESDAY - NUTRITION & IMMUNE SUPPORT - LIVE DEMO

  • Wednesday, April 14, 2021 / 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm

Marquette Dining Services Culinary Director, Gary Schrubbe, Lucas Flaherty will demonstrate ways to prepare your favorite immune boosting foods. This will be a live virtual cooking demo style event with the possibility for a limited in person experience as the semester moved along.


Presented by Gary Schrubbe and Lucas Flaherty, Marquette Dining Services

mICROSOFT TEAMS MEETINGS

  • Tuesday, August 10, 2021 / 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Discover best practices for leading a Microsoft Teams meeting, including scheduling, screen sharing, recording and understanding roles. Use Spotlight, chat, backgrounds, polls and whiteboard.


Presented by Dan Smith, Deputy CIO, IT Services

 

Qualtrics 101

  • Thursday, May 6, 2021 / 10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • Friday, August 20, 2021 / 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Qualtrics online survey software is available to all faculty, staff and students. This training will teach you how to create, edit, distribute and generate reports for online surveys and explore options and features to help you build a better survey. No previous knowledge of Qualtrics is necessary.


Presented by Laura MacBride and Heba Ali, Office of Institutional Research and Analysis


 

 

 

MICROSOFT PLANNER

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  • Tuesday, July 22, 2021 / 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Organize your next group effort with Planner (“Tasks by Planner” in Microsoft Teams). Assign tasks with deadlines, checklists and attachments. Track progress and filter tasks.


Presented by Dan Smith, Deputy CIO, IT Services

 

custom training for your department

Schedule small group training or department training on one of the IT topics. Trainings can be hands-on or large-screen projection at a department meeting. Contact the IT Services Help Desk to request a department training session.

cybersecurity awareness training

IT Services has partnered with the SANS Institute to provide cybersecurity training for Marquette University faculty and staff. Topics include recognizing social engineering, browsing safely, enhancing mobile security, and creating strong passwords. All active Marquette University faculty and staff can access the training via this URL:https://access.sans.org/go/marquette

 

NEW ONLINE TECHNOLOGY COURSES!

Video training is available at your own pace without an Eventbrite registration!

Need a course in Excel, Sharepoint or accessible documents and PDFs?

 

https://www.marquette.edu/technology-training/

 

 

 

To offer flexibility, these courses are offered once per month, now through August 2021. The specific date and time will be determined by participant availability, to the extent possible. Registration is open now so you may sign up for the course and month of your choice at any time. MS Teams invitations will then be sent to registrants at the beginning of each month.

 

CREATING CAPACITY

  • This 60-minute course will be offered once a month, February through August 2021.
  • Registrations are due on the first day of the month you want to attend, with the exception of February which is due on the 15th.
  • Once you sign up for your month of choice, the session will be scheduled based on group availability, to the extent possible

The definition of capacity includes the maximum amount that something can contain and the amount that something (or someone) can produce. Learn strategies to help create capacity in your day by applying decision-making frameworks and prioritization techniques to your workload. This skill is especially important when working with limited resources

Presented by Wendy Butler, Human Resources

 

MANAGING A BLENDED WORK ENVIRONMENT

  • This 60-minute course will be offered once a month, February through August 2021.
  • Registrations are due on the first day of the month you want to attend, with the exception of February which is due on the 15th.
  • Once you sign up for your month of choice, the session will be scheduled based on group availability, to the extent possible

Discuss the positive outcomes and challenges when working in a remote or blended work environment and suggestions for addressing them. Learn how to stay engaged with your colleagues.

Presented by Wendy Butler, Human Resources

 

change is inevitable

  • This 60-minute course will be offered once a month, March through August 2021
  • Registrations are due on the first day of the month you want to attend
  • Once you sign up for your month of choice, the session will be scheduled based on group availability, to the extent possible

 

Change can be difficult. Learn the methods, tools, and techniques to manage the people-side of change to achieve desired results and adapt to new situations.

 

Presented by Wendy Butler, Human Resources

 

 

TOPICS FROM ACADEMIC IMPRESSIONS

March and June - Improving the Effectiveness of Your Decision Making

April and July - Creating Problem Solving in Higher Ed

May and August - Building Resilience

 

  • Join us for a facilitated discussion to be scheduled the last week of each month, which will be scheduled based on group availability to the extent possible.
  • Access the training and the questions from a single PDF to track progress and your notes. Each topic includes a set of questions that help you reflect on what you have learned and begin to think of ways to apply it.
  • Each plan requires 2 to 3 hours of work and when finished, you can submit for a certificate of completion.
  • Learn more here (NOTE you need to log in to Academic Impressions here before the course link will work)

Presented by Wendy Butler, Human Resources

 

ted TALK DISCUSSIONS

  • Join your colleagues for this monthly series to be held the first Wednesday of each month from 12-1 pm, March through August
  • Similar to a book club, participants will submit their suggestions for group consideration
  • Join for all, a few or just one! Sign up here to get on the list!

Presented by Wendy Butler, Human Resources

 

on demand training - academic impressions

Academic Impressions provides leadership, personal development, and skills-based training opportunities to faculty and staff in higher ed. Marquette has a campus-wide membership. Access these resources by creating an account using your Marquette email address.

https://www.academicimpressions.com/

Focused Learning Plans - Certificate of Completion

Each learning plan includes a set of questions that help you reflect on what you've learned and begin to think of ways to apply it. Access the training and the questions from a single PDF to track progress and your notes. Each plan requires 2 to 3 hours of work and when finished, you can submit for a certificate of completion. Topics include:

  • Improving Your Meetings
  • Leveraging Team Performance
  • Understanding Teams in Higher Ed
  • Improving the Effectiveness of Your Decision Making
  • Leading More Inclusively
  • Managing Conflict as a Leader
  • Understanding Strengths-Based Leadership
  • Supervision and Feedback
  • Identifying Talent
  • Creative Problem Solving in Higher Ed
  • Building Resilience
  • Developing Better Time Management
  • Working with Introverts
  • Managing Difficult Colleagues

https://www.academicimpressions.com/courses/micro-plan-sfwd/ (NOTE you need to log in to Academic Impressions here before the course link will work)

 

The Meeting Diagnostic Tool (MDT)

Assess the effectiveness of your regular meetings and identify the specific factors that either help or hinder your meetings.

 

It looks at four critical elements that either make or break a meeting

  • Discipline and Focus
  • Participation and Engagement
  • Group Dynamics
  • Practices and Protocols

Use this tool with your team or group that has regular face-to-face meetings on an ongoing basis (e.g. weekly, bi-weekly). Although the MDT is designed to evaluate face-to-face meetings, it has also been successfully used with video conferences/online meetings

https://www.academicimpressions.com/product/meeting-diagnostic-tool-mdt/ (NOTE you need to log into Academic Impressions here before the link will work)

The High Performing Teams Survey

Is your team performing to its fullest potential? The High Performing Teams Survey is based on a research-informed team effectiveness model that Academic Impressions has developed specifically for higher education. This model values collaborative decision making, transparency, accountability and mutual support, and team learning.

 

The booklet you receive includes:

  • A model and framework for understanding the six components of team effectiveness
  • A review of the research on effective teams
  • A tested and proven survey instrument, with worksheets and tools for scoring the findings
  • Instructions for conducting an in-depth item analysis and benchmarking your team's improvement over time

 

https://www.academicimpressions.com/product/the-high-performing-teams-survey/ (NOTE you need to log in to Academic Impressions here before the link will work)

 

Time Management: Focusing on Your Priorities and Purpose

  • Identify and focus on your purpose andtop priorities in order to move towards greater effectiveness
  • Define goals that drive you toward achieving your purpose without overwhelming you
  • Create and manage a schedule that allows you to accomplish your most important work first
  • Protect your schedule and stay accountable to your top priorities when distractions and derailments inevitably arise

 

    • 9 lessons covered in just over 1 hour of video content
    • 16 hands-on activities allowing you to practice and hone your time management skills
    • Bite-sized lessons with course content that is broken down into chunks of no more than 20 minutes
    • Access the course from wherever you are
    • Progress on your own time and at your own pace

 

Access the course here. (NOTE remember to log in to receive access at no cost)

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Fax: (414) 288-7425

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