Professional Enhancement Courses

Professional Enhancement CoursesCourse Catalog

We are excited to make four (4) never-before offered courses available to university employees by special offer following our highly successful first-annual Employee Learning Week. We have partnered with The Myers-Briggs Company, Crucial Learning, and The Table Group to bring employees four high-quality courses.

Myers-Briggs Type Indicator 4-Course Series

The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI®) assessment is one of the world’s most popular personality tools—because it works. MBTI helps you understand your natural personality preferences, gives you objective insight that you can use to enhance your professional and personal relationships, as well as your direction, focus, and choices.

The four-course series includes:

  • Course #1:  Understanding & Working with Personality Types 
  • Course #2:  Compelling Conversations: Developing Communication Style 
  • Course #3:  Managing Conflict Using MBTI Type 
  • Course #4:  Embracing Change Using MBTI Type 

To learn more, visit:   All About the Myers-Briggs® (MBTI®) Assessment

Course #1:  Understanding & Working with Personality Types

Participants will increase their understanding of personality type by learning about the Myers-Briggs® framework, develop greater self-awareness and awareness of others, and identify ways to use personality differences constructively to improve personal interactions and team performance.

Schedule and Registration for Course #1:  Understanding & Working with Personality Types

Section Date/Time Location Fees Registration Registration Ends
10860

06/21/24 - 9:00am to 3:30pm

College Station, TX

Texas A&M University (M) - $277.00
TAMUS - $319.00

  Register

06/07/24 - 5:00pm

10861

07/19/24 -  9:00am to 3:30pm

College Station, TX

Texas A&M University (M) - $277.00
TAMUS - $319.00

  Register

07/5/24 - 5:00pm

10483

08/02/24 -  9:00am to 3:30pm

College Station, TX

Texas A&M University (M) - $277.00
TAMUS - $319.00

  Register

07/12/24 - 5:00pm

10977

08/06/24 - 9:00am to 3:30pm

McAllen, TX

 Texas A&M University (M) - $277.00
TAMUS - $319.00

  Register

07/26/24 - 5:00pm

 The following MBTI courses require that you attend Course #1:  Understanding & Working with Personality Type as a prerequisite. After you have completed Course #1, you will receive the registration links for Courses 2-4. The dates and times have been provided below so you can block your schedule, as needed. Courses 2-4 can be taken in any order and must be completed within 6 months of completing Course 1.

Course #2:  Compelling Conversations:  Developing Communication Style 

Communication is essential in building and maintaining relationships. The Compelling Conversations workshop helps participants identify and understand their own and others' communication styles based on MBTI type and practice their skills to communicate more effectively.

Upcoming Schedule for Course #2 in College Station, TX:

  • 06/12/24 1:00pm to 5:00pm
  • 07/02/24 1:00pm to 5:00pm
  • 09/06/24 8:00am to 12:00pm
  • 11/07/24 1:00pm to 5:00pm

Upcoming Schedule for Course #2 in McAllen, TX:

  • 08/07/24 1:00pm to 5:00pm

Course #3:  Managing Conflict Using MBTI Type 

Conflict can exist in many places and at many levels in an organization. Participants will explore their MBTI Type and how they contribute positively to conflict situations:  what they need from others, what their blind spots are, how others perceive them, how they look under stress, what generates conflict for them, and areas for development. They will also learn tips on how to better approach conflict situations, communications strategies, and ways to resolve conflict in work situations.

Upcoming Schedule for Course #3 in College Station, TX:

  • 06/11/24 1:00pm to 5:00pm
  • 07/11/24 8:00am to 12:00pm
  • 08/28/24 1:00pm to 5:00pm
  • 09/19/24 1:00pm to 5:00pm
  • 10/04/24 8:00am to 12:00pm

Upcoming Schedule for Course #3 in Galveston, TX:

  • Please check back later for new dates/times.

Upcoming Schedule for Course #3 in McAllen, TX:

  • 08/08/24 1:00pm to 5:00pm

Course #4:  Embracing Change Using MBTI Type 

Embracing Change Using Myers-Briggs Type helps participants understand the impact of type on their and others' response to change and introduces the psychology of change. Participants will leave equipped to manage their personal response to change in a positive and constructive way.

Upcoming Schedule for Course #4 in College Station, TX:

  • 07/11/24 1:00pm to 5:00pm
  • 08/15/24 8:00am to 12:00pm
  • 09/25/24 8:00am to 12:00pm
  • 10/28/24 1:00pm to 5:00pm
  • 11/08/24 8:00am to 12:00pm

Upcoming Schedule for Course #4 in Galveston, TX:

  • 06/07/24 8:00am to 12:00pm

Upcoming Schedule for Course #4 in McAllen, TX:

  • 08/09/24 8:30am to 12:30pm

Crucial Conversations for Mastering Dialogue

Whenever you’re not getting the results you want, it’s likely an important conversation either hasn’t happened or hasn’t been handled well. In fact, both individual and organizational success are largely determined by how quickly, directly, and effectively we speak up when it matters most. At the heart of healthy and high-performance organizations are people willing and able to hold Crucial Conversations.

Backed by 30 years of social science, “crucial conversations” skills represent the standard in effective communication and the marker of high-performance individuals and organizations. This course will teach you how to engage in those difficult or high-stakes crucial conversations.

To learn more, download:   Crucial Conversations for Mastering Dialogue

Also available online! Email orgdev@tamu.edu for more information.

Schedule and Registration for Crucial Conversations for Mastering Dialogue

Section Date/Time Location Fees Registration Registration Ends
10523

7/17/24 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
7/18/24 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

College Station, TX

Texas A&M University (M) - $380.00
TAMUS - $414.00

Register

7/03/24 - 5:00pm

10525 7/18/24 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
7/19/24 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

Galveston, TX

Galveston (G) - $380.00
TAMUS - $414.00

Register

7/4/24 - 5:00pm

10908 7/31/24 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
8/1/24 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

Fort Worth, TX

Texas A&M University (M) - $380.00
TAMUS - $414.00

Register

7/19/24 - 5:00pm

Getting Things Done

Based on the bestseller by David Allen, The Getting Things Done® (GTD®) methodology was developed 30 years ago and teaches skills that improve focus and productivity while reducing stress and burnout.

While David originally developed the methodology by observation, experimentation, and practice, researchers have since shown that the principles taught in GTD relieve cognitive load, allow for increased focus, even result in peak performance and optimal experience, or what is popularly called “flow.”

In other words, GTD isn’t only about getting things done. The real promise of GTD is efficient engagement. It’s productivity with presence and purpose.

To learn more, visit:  Getting Things Done

Also available online! Email orgdev@tamu.edu for more information.

Schedule and Registration for Getting Things Done

Section Date/Time Location Fees Registration Registration Ends
10477 6/06/24 - 8:00am to 5:00pm

Galveston, TX

Galveston (G) - $311.00
TAMUS - $328.00

Register

5/23/24 - 5:00pm

10479 8/21/24 - 8:00am to 5:00pm

College Station, TX

Texas A&M University (M) - $311.00
TAMUS - $328.00

Register

8/7/24 - 5:00pm

The 6 Types of Working Genius

The 6 types of Working Genius is a new model that helps people discover their natural gifts and thrive in their work and life. When people better understand the types of work that bring them more energy and fulfillment and avoid work that leads to frustration and failure, they can be more self-aware, productive and successful.

Working Genius identifies the six fundamental activities required for any type of work and provides a simple framework for how work gets done. Too many people feel frustrated, underutilized or misunderstood at work. Far too many teams experience failure, feel stuck or are confused because they don't know how to tap into the people around them. Working Genius is changing the way people are thinking about their work and teams, and is leading to more dignified, fulfilled and successful work.

To learn more, visit:  About The 6 Types of Working Genius

Schedule and Registration for The 6 Types of Working Genius

Section Date/Time Location Fees Registration Registration Ends
10500 6/7/24 - 8:00am to 12:00pm

College Station, TX

Texas A&M University (M) - $139.00
TAMUS - $148.00

Register

5/17/24 - 5:00pm

10909 8/2/24 - 8:30am to 12:30pm

Fort Worth, TX

Texas A&M University (M) - $139.00
TAMUS - $148.00

Register

7/19/24 - 5:00pm

Course Catalog

We provide this course catalog to support divisions, colleges/schools, and departments in meeting the unique learning and development needs of their employees. Any of these courses can be delivered exclusively to your department, college/school, and/or division. These courses can also be modified to fit a desired duration or meet desired learning outcomes. Find out more about our Customized Services.

The Five Dysfunctions of a Team is the world's definitive guide for building healthy teams. Using the team assessment as a guide, you will learn strategies for working through dysfunction to make your team more cohesive and effective.

Duration: 2 days

The 6 types of Working Genius is a new model that helps people discover their natural gifts and thrive in their work and life. When people better understand the types of work that bring them more energy and fulfillment and avoid work that leads to frustration and failure, they can be more self-aware, productive and successful.

Working Genius identifies the six fundamental activities required for any type of work and provides a simple framework for how work gets done. Too many people feel frustrated, underutilized or misunderstood at work. Far too many teams experience failure, feel stuck or are confused because they don't know how to tap into the people around them. Working Genius is changing the way people are thinking about their work and teams, and is leading to more dignified, fulfilled and successful work.

To learn more, visit:  About The 6 Types of Working Genius

Duration: 1/2 day

Through the world’s most influential and enduring framework for personal and professional effectiveness, you will learn foundational principles of personal improvement and gain a deeper appreciation for true collaboration and synergy with others.

Duration:  3 days

This course will teach the importance of managing priorities. This course will enable you to properly prioritize your obligations, allowing you to improve performance and productivity, minimize stress, and, ultimately, improve working relationships.

Duration:  1/2 day

Communication is essential in building and maintaining relationships. The Compelling Conversations workshop helps participants identify and understand their own and others' communication styles based on MBTI type and practice their skills to communicate more effectively.

*Prerequisite: Understanding & Working with Personality Types

Duration:  1/2 day

If there’s one thing that’s certain, it’s change. To successfully navigate change, you will learn to understand the difference between change and transition, identify key phases of transition, and develop an awareness of personal reactions to change.

Duration:  1.5 hours

Whenever you’re not getting the results you want, it’s likely an important conversation either hasn’t happened or hasn’t been handled well. In fact, both individual and organizational success are largely determined by how quickly, directly, and effectively we speak up when it matters most. At the heart of healthy and high-performance organizations are people willing and able to hold Crucial Conversations.

Backed by 30 years of social science, “crucial conversations” skills represent the standard in effective communication and the marker of high-performance individuals and organizations. This course will teach you how to engage in those difficult or high-stakes crucial conversations.

To learn more, download:   Crucial Conversations for Mastering Dialogue

Duration:  2 days

Accountability is critical to healthy relationships and organizations. As you develop your ability to hold others accountable, you will improve trust, efficiency, engagement, and more.

Duration:  2 days

“Crucial Influence” teaches leadership skills that are essential for leaders at every level of the organization—from new managers to top executives. You will learn to engage personal, social, and structural factors to influence people and results.

Duration:  1 day

To support a service-oriented culture, customer service skills are crucial. You will learn strategies for providing service to internal and external customers to create good impressions and support our Aggie Core Values.

Duration:  1/2 day

Embracing Change Using Myers-Briggs Type helps participants understand the impact of type on their and others' response to change and introduces the psychology of change. Participants will leave equipped to manage their personal response to change in a positive and constructive way.

*Prerequisite: Understanding & Working with Personality Types

Duration:  1/2 day

Based on the bestseller by David Allen, The Getting Things Done® (GTD®) methodology was developed 30 years ago and teaches skills that improve focus and productivity while reducing stress and burnout.

While David originally developed the methodology by observation, experimentation, and practice, researchers have since shown that the principles taught in GTD relieve cognitive load, allow for increased focus, even result in peak performance and optimal experience, or what is popularly called “flow.”

In other words, GTD isn’t only about getting things done. The real promise of GTD is efficient engagement. It’s productivity with presence and purpose. To learn more, visit:  Getting Things Done

Duration:  1 day

Active listening is key to successful interactions in the workplace and in life. This course will improve your active listening skills to help minimize misunderstandings, encourage open communication, and increase cooperation and collaborative problem solving.

Duration:  1/2 day

Conflict can exist in many places and at many levels in an organization. Participants will explore their MBTI Type and how they contribute positively to conflict situations:  what they need from others, what their blind spots are, how others perceive them, how they look under stress, what generates conflict for them, and areas for development. They will also learn tips on how to better approach conflict situations, communications strategies, and ways to resolve conflict in work situations.

*Prerequisite: Understanding & Working with Personality Types

Duration:  1/2 day

Experience an accelerated introduction to emotional intelligence. Understand your current level of EQ from the Emotional Intelligence Appraisal assessment results, and create your own EQ Development Plan with goals and strategies to put to practice.

Duration:  1 day

A follow-up program to Mastering EQ Level 1. Dive deeper through EQ strategy practice to continue building the skills that directly impact performance. Learn how to reframe your negative self-talk, and develop the listening and observational skills that allow you to step into another’s shoes.

Duration:  1 day

Are meetings a necessary evil or an opportunity for productivity? This course will help to change your mindset about meetings as you eliminate habits that make meetings unproductive.

Duration:  1/2 day

MBTI helps you get to know yourself better, enhance your interpersonal skills, develop better relationships at work and home, and make better choices. The four-course series includes:
  • Understanding & Working with Personality Types
  • Compelling Conversations:  Developing Communication Styles
  • Managing Conflict Using MBTI Type
  • Embracing Change Using MBTI Type

Duration:  4 days

Habits affect performance more than talent, intelligence, luck, or decision making. Most know this, yet they struggle to take control of their habits to get the outcomes they want. Learn how The Power of Habit can help you gain mastery over the one thing that’s in your control: your own behavior.

Duration:  1 day

Workplace stress is unavoidable. The key is to work with it without losing resolve. This course offers tools and strategies to identify workplace stressors, calmly handle daily upsets, have better relationships with coworkers and clients, and deal with change.

Duration:  1/2 day

Initiative is one of the Texas A&M Core Competencies for Performance Evaluations. This course focuses on taking initiative on a large scale. You will learn the four-step initiative model in order to identify and solve problems and take advantage of ambitious opportunities.

Duration:  1/2 day

The best teams aren’t built in a day! In this course you will consider what makes a good team, learn the five stages of team development, and discuss what influences the coherence of a team in order to gain an understanding of how to build effective teams.

Duration:  1/2 day

Everyone needs more time in the day, but what if you could create that time yourself? This course will review personal time management styles and techniques to increase personal effectiveness.

Duration:  1/2 day

Participants will increase their understanding of personality type by learning about the Myers-Briggs® framework, develop greater self-awareness and awareness of others, and identify ways to use personality differences constructively to improve personal interactions and team performance.

Duration:  1 day