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.
8 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.
0 Recreation Center David. E. Herman Room no seats left
AP Professional Development Series - Productivity: Why Bother?
Description: Growth is good. That is the central, underlying assumption in our society. But achieving increased productivity is only healthy if the motivations and desires fueling that growth are healthy. We will explore the five frames model of motivation and desire, and consider how personal and/or professional obstacles might be problematic. Relatedly, our intention is often strong and clear, but translating intention into action can be difficult. We will discuss frameworks, tools, and day rules that can help with transforming intention into action. 1) Participants will learn to harness motivation and desire using the five frames model 2) Participants will be able to identify obstacles between intention and action
Tue, February 13, 2018, 9:30 - 11 a.m.
63 110A O'Dowd 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.
22 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.
24 242 Kresge Library [ENROLL]
AP Professional Development Series - Understanding the Needs of Veterans for Higher Education Staff
Description: Who are today's veterans? This presentation will give you a better idea of who the 390+ student veterans on OU's campus are today. Additionally, you'll learn some interesting facts and general information about today's student veterans.
Tue, March 13, 2018, 2 - 3:30 p.m.
46 224 Elliott Hall [ENROLL]