AP Assembly Curriculum Schedule

Formalized training and workshops are offered to faculty and staff of Oakland University only. To enroll in a course, click on the ENROLL button for the course you are interested in and then type in the requested information. Your request will then be logged into the training enrollment database.

Courses currently being offered are listed below. To go straight to the dates and times for a course, click on the course name. Note that some courses are not offered on a regular basis and may only occur a few times a year.

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AP Professional Development Series - Building Your AP Brand
Description: Do you know how others view your professional "brand?" The AP Professional Development Committee encourages you to attend this interactive brand-building session which will encourage you to reflect on your professional brand and provide techniques on how to enhance it.
Thu, October 5, 2017, 10 - 11 a.m.
38 Gold Room C, Oakland Center [ENROLL]
AP Professional Development Series - Difficult Conversations
Description: Difficult conversations are a given in our professional lives. They are difficult for two reasons: either the situation is challenging, or the person is challenging. In this session, presented by Dr. Jenn Heisler, participants will learn the important role that conflict plays in healthy relationships and organizations, how to approach disagreements and conflict in more productive ways and finally, some strategies for working with people that just plain drive you nuts.
Tue, November 14, 2017, 2 - 3:30 p.m.
26 Recreation Center David. E. Herman Room [ENROLL]
AP Professional Development Series - OU Benefits Panel
Description: Have questions about your Oakland University Benefits? Join our panel of Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) for answers to your questions. Tuesday, August 29 10-11:30 a.m. Oakland Center's Lake Michigan Room We will have a SME for the following topics: Career Development Discount Program Financial Planning FMLA Retirement Well Being
Tue, August 29, 2017, 10 - 11:30 a.m.
34 Lake Michigan, Oakland Center [ENROLL]
AP Professional Development Series - Safe Computing Practices
Description: Please join the AP Assembly Professional Development Committee in learning how to protect yourself and your computer from cyber threats. This session will include information and tips on identifying data threats and social engineering attacks, safe browsing habits, updating and installing software, how to work remotely in a safe and secure fashion, proper storage of sensitive data, and the creation of secure and easy-to-remember pass-phrases.
Wed, July 26, 2017, 10 - 11 a.m.
42 312 Pawley Hall [ENROLL]
AP Professional Development Series - Stress Management Strategies
Description: Back by popular demand the AP Assembly is hosting a modified Stress Management Workshop. According to the American Institute of Stress, recent studies report 80% of workers have felt stressed on the job, with nearly half of those unsure of what to do to manage the effects they feel due to stress. Stress is not one-size-fits-all, causes different reactions and responses in individuals, and allows for a myriad of techniques and practices to cope. This interactive session will focus on the true understanding of what stress is and practicing different techniques to cope with stress, especially in the workplace, and how to combat the stress we experience during the holiday season.
Requirements: None.
Tue, December 12, 2017, 9:30 - 11 a.m.
35 110A O'Dowd Hall [ENROLL]
AP Professional Development Series - The Write Way: Professional Writing in the Workplace
Description: Not sure if you sound "professional" enough when writing to your colleagues? This workshop will provide an examination of the importance of professional writing and will demonstrate how to strengthen your writing style for office documents and emails. Participants will gain understanding of the importance of writing and how to sponsor effective communication within the workplace.
Tue, January 16, 2018, 10 - 11 a.m.
40 242 Kresge Library [ENROLL]