• Professional Growth

Imporant COVID-19 Information

Per University guidance sent on March 23, GROW With Marquette will be cancelling all sessions prior to May 10.

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.

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Active Shooter Training

  • Thursday, January 30, 2020 / 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m
    • AMU 252

MUPD will provide training on how to respond and react in the event of an active shooter incident. This presentation is intended to to provide the Marquette University campus community the necessary information to prepare and survive a potential active shooter situation. (Individual requests for larger groups can be made with advance notice. Contact MUPD to schedule a presentation.)

Presented by MUPD


Safety and Self Defense (CANCELLED)

  • Wednesday, March 25, 2020 /12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
    • AMU 252

MUPD's self-defense program uniquely combines a hands-on approach to learning effective techniques with information about the latest national and local crime trends. Designed for female and male audiences, the class incorporates simple strategies for escaping potentially dangerous situations. This will include an overview of the Eagle Eye app.

Presented by MUPD


The Spiritual Exercises: A Journey of transformation

  • Tuesday, April 7, 2020 / 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
    • Raynor Memorial Library Beaumier Suite C

The Exercises are at the heart of Ignatian tradition, and for some they are very mysterious. Please join us as several of your colleagues share their experiences of the Spiritual Exercises and the effect they have had on them personally and professionally. Register by Friday, April 3.

Presented by The Faber Center

StoryMaps JS: Tools for telling digital stories (CANCELLED)

  • Wednesday, March 18, 2020 / 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m
    • Digital Scholarship Lab (lower level of Raynor Library)

Want to share your family history? Or preserve the memory of your summer vacation with pictures, videos, and more? Digital Scholarship Lab staff will teach you how to use two free multimedia applications to create online digital exhibits. Learn how to use Story Maps JS to combine photo memories with a map to create a digital slideshow of your travels. All you'll need is a Google account. The DS Lab will provide a file with sample photos and multimedia, or you can bring your own!

Presented by Elizabeth Gibes and Liz Wawrzyniak


The Ignatian Examen (CANCELLED)

  • Thursday, March 26, 2020 / 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
    • Raynor Memorial Library Beaumier Suite C

The Daily Examen is a simple yet powerful prayer in the Ignatian tradition. It can be adapted for meetings, classroom settings, and our personal growth. Join us as we understand and discover the power of this ignatian prayer method. Please register by Tuesday, March 24.

Presented by The Faber Center

Athletic and human performance research center tour

  • Wednesday, February 12, 2020 / 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
    • Meet at 12:00 p.m. in the lobby of the AHPRC

Completed in April 2019, the Athletic and Human Performance Research Center (AHPRC) is a one-of-a-kind facility that blends intercollegiate athletics with cutting edge research. Housing a state-of-the-art research lab, men's and women's lacrosse offices and locker rooms, it also houses a world-class indoor golf facility and locker space for the golf team. In addidtion, the AHPRC offers much-needed meeting space for athletic teams and administration.

Presented by Clark MacLean, Athletics

Al McGuire Center Tour

  • Friday, March 6, 2020 / 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
    • Meet at 12:00 p.m. in the lobby of the Al McGuire Center

Located in the heart of campus, the practice and game competition facility features a 3,700-seat arena where both women's basketball and women's volleyball compete and includes the full-sized practice gym. The Al McGuire Center also houses intercollegiate administrative offices, core student-athlete services for strength and conditioning, sports medicine and academics, as well as basketball and volleyball team offices, locker rooms, and office suites.

Presented by Clark MacLean, Athletics

How do you connect with your core and pelvic floor

  • Tuesday, February 11, 2020 / 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
    • Marquette Wellness Center, Coughlin Hall

Come join Colleen Wilkins, MPT, pelvic health physical therapist, for this interactive class to learn how to engage the proper muscles for decreasing pain, providing support, and staying continent.

Presented by Colleen Wilkins, PT Clinic



How to treat headaches and migraines

  • Tuesday, April 21, 2020 / 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
    • Location TBD

We have all experienced the nagging headache or multi-day migraine that seems to never get better regardless of what we try. From a dental and physical therapist perspective, this presentation will go into greater detail about the underlying causes of headaches/migraines and what treatments are available from both a dentist and a physical therapist.

Presented by Dr. Yasser, Dental School and Brent Bode, PT Clinic


qualtrics 101

  • Friday, February 14, 2020 / 1:00 p.m. – 11:30 a.m.
    • Cudahy Hall, Room 417

Qualtrics online survey software is available to all faculty, staff and students. Learn 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 Crystal Lendved, Office of Institutional Research and Analysis

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.

intro to R

  • Monday, March 9, 2020 / 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  • Monday, April 20, 2020 / 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
    • Digital Scholarship Lab (lower level of Raynor Library)

If data analysis is part of your work, you could probably benefit from a little R. Not just a letter, R is a powerful statistical programming language that can be used for data processing and analysis. Come learn the foundations of the language, including how to import your own data, conduct data professing (e.g. rename columns, remove duplicates), and run a linear regression. No coding or statistics experience is required.

Presented by Emily Bovee

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


Intro to python (CANCELLED)      

  • Thursday, April 2, 2020 / 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
    • Digital Scholarship Lab (lower level of Raynor Library)

Learn how to code - through gaming! This session will teach introductory Python coding skills by creating a simple computer game. No previous experience needed! Python is a high-level programming language that is easy for begineers and versatile for a variety of projects.

Presented by Elizabeth Wawrzyniak




Change management

  • Tuesday, February 18, 2020 / 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    • AMU 157

Change can be difficult. Change management is the process, tools and techniques to manage the people-side of change to achieve desired results and viewing change as an opportunity instead of a threat. This session will provide tips on how to do this.

Presented by Wendy Butler, Human Resources


Running effective meetings

  • Wednesday, March 4, 2020 / 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    • AMU 227

Research indicates that the average employee attends 62 meetings per month. For a full-time employee at Marquette, this equates to 41% of our time. Learn what to do before, during, and after meetings to make them as effective and efficient as possible.

Presented by Wendy Butler, Human Resources


Time Management (CANCELLED)

  • Thursday, April 2, 2020 / 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    • AMU 163

Well-managed time leads to increased productivity and efficiency, resulting in a feeling or pride and accomplishment. Learn techniques of how to make the most of your work schedule.

Presented by Wendy Butler, Human Resources


Professional Growth and development Summer series

  • Friday, May 29, 2020 / 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    • AMU 157 (with online and face-to-face discussions to be scheduled over the summer)

A series on navigating your personal and professional growth to position yourself for new challenges. Guided by Ignatian principles, topics include the importance of purpose, values, character, and how to take an active role in your development through self-empowerment.

Presented by Wendy Butler, Human Resources





Performance Appraisals - Workshop for Supervisors

  • Wednesday, February 26, 2020 / 11:00 a.m. -12:30 p.m.
    • Raynor Memorial Library Beaumier Suite C

This session is designed for supervisors responsible for completing annual performance appraisals. Gain a better understanding of the process and tools for preparing for an effective performance evaluation meeting with your employees and learn how to effectively set performance objectives for your staff.

Presented by Jennifer Burns and Liz Sides, Human Resources


Performance Appraisals - Strategies for working with your supervisor (CANCELLED)

  • Monday, March 16, 2020 / 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    • Raynor Memorial Library Beaumier Suite BC

Gain a better understanding of the performance appraisal process. Learn how you can take an active role in the process, which is vital in determining a fair and accurate appraisal. Learn strategies for working with your supervisor to ensure that you are making the most of your performance appraisal.

Presented by Jennifer Burns and Liz Sides, Human Resources


Work Style Preference (DISC)

  • Wednesday, April 22, 2020 / 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    • AMU 157

Discover your preferred work style(s) and motivators and how they affect your approach to work and interactions with other. Understand your opposite style(s) to enhance communication with those who think, structure, organize, and complete their work in a different way. An online assessment is required for this course. Be sure to register to be included.

Presented by Wendy Butler, Human Resources




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