Course Offerings

EAP 10 Navigating Organizational Change

This course will assist those in leadership roles in understanding the correlation between organizational changes and the process of transition. Changes are common in the workplace and can affect some employees. Managers and supervisors will learn how to identify coping responses and resources. The course will also discuss managerial techniques for implementing change to ensure successful transitions. Participants will also have an opportunity to learn more about the Employee Assistance Program and how it can benefit everyone.

PST 555 Business and Technical Writing

Study and practice of professional writing skills and genres, such as resumes, letters of application, emails, memos, proposals, short reports, and manuals. Also covers professional use of social media. Designed for non-English majors and professionals.

GUP 10 The Gallaudet - Federal Connection

This course describes Gallaudet's unique relationship with the Federal Government. Included are topics such as the appropriations process, the law providing certain Federal benefits to Gallaudet, and the importance of Gallaudet's identity as a private institution.

GUP 11 Policies and Procedures

Managers will become better acquainted with the on-line Administration and Operations Manual. The Family Medical Leave Act and other laws governing employment will also be covered.

GUP 12 Administering Compensation

This course will help managers understand the new staff compensation system, be able to explain it to staff and answer questions, and be able to link compensation to the Performance Evaluation process.

GUP 13 Evaluating Staff Performance

Establishing clear expectations and measures are key to valid performance evaluations. This course will introduce methods of establishing expectations, providing in-process feedback, assessing outcomes, and creating evaluations that employees will find valid, actionable, and perhaps even motivational for future improved performance.

GUP 15 Risk Management

Managers play a significant role in risk management, an important aspect of protecting Gallaudet from lawsuits and financial settlements This course will cover issues such as civil rights laws, environmental laws, student protections, workplace injury, travel safety, ADA, and the Family and Medical Leave Act. It will also teach strategies for managing interactions so that issues get resolved before they become significant problems with risk ramifications.

GUP 18 Managing the Hiring Process

You have ethical and legal responsibilities in the recruitment and selection of individuals who will become working members of the Gallaudet community. Learn the staff hiring process steps and timelines, interview procedures do's and don'ts, and how to run an effective screening committee.

GUP 20 Worker's Compensation

Managers will learn about the differences between worker's compensation laws and OHSA, how worker's compensation, the FMLA and the ADA relate to each other, procedures for processing worker's compensation paperwork, how to manage a work related injury, and how to make Gallaudet a safe place to work.

GUP 21 Driving Safety

Driving is so commonplace that it is sometimes easy to forget the risks of the road. This safety workshop is advisable for all employees, but required for those employees who anticipate driving more than 12 times a year for Gallaudet. In this workshop, you'll learn about possible litigation arising from traffic accidents, defensive driving tips, and compliance with our internal driving policies.

LAW 3 Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

This workshop covers the 1974 Family Education Rights and Privacy Act. Participants will learn about Gallaudet's policies and practices with respect to student information, and will learn their responsibilities about guarding student data.

LAW 4 Civil Treatment for Managers

Managers will learn about laws pertaining to sexual harassment and the hostile work environment. Emphasis will be placed on creating a positive, respectful work environment including setting expectations and preventing harassing innuendos and behaviors, how to respond to informal as well as formal complaints, techniques for managing offensive behavior in staff, reporting obligations, and the formal process for processing and addressing complaints.

LAW 5 Civil Treatment for Employees

It is designed to teach employees respectful behavior and what they cannot say (or do) that others might find offensive or illegal in the workplace.

LD 102 Managing Conflict

Using the Thomas-Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument, participants will learn to recognize their own responses to conflict situations and to develop a wider array of personal responses. In addition, participants will learn how to analyze a conflict situation, differentiate among needs and wants, invent options, and negotiate for win/win outcomes.

LD 117 Introduction to Leadership (on-line)

 This course examines how to be a successful (that is, effective) leader. Based on D. Quinn Mills' book, Leadership: How to Lead, How to Live, a text used at Harvard Business School, this course asks the crucial questions about leadership in today's organizations: What is leadership and why is it important? What does effective leadership require? What is visionary leadership? What is the role of charisma? What is the difference between managing, administering, and leading?

LD 118 Leaders and Work-Life Balance (on-line)

 This course addresses the question of work-life balance, one which is of great importance to leaders in all settings. Based on D. Quinn Mills' book, Leadership: How to Lead, How to Live, a text used at Harvard Business School, this course looks at methods and techniques to reconcile work and family. You will also consider the question of personal fulfillment and the needs and demands of leadership.

LD 119 Leading and Managing Change (on-line)

Whether adopting new technology or adapting to a drastic shift in an organization's core focus, managers play a fundamental role in effecting changes. Based on D. Quinn Mills' book, Leadership: How to Lead, How to Live, a text used at Harvard Business School, this course addresses the key issues managers face in a dynamic environment. By understanding the steps in effecting change and how to overcome resistance, a manager can successfully lead change at various levels of an organization.

LD 120 Leading Teams (on-line)

This course addresses the key issues surrounding leadership in a team. Why is it important? What does it require for a team leader to lead his team effectively? Based on D. Quinn Mills' book, Leadership: How to Lead, How to Live, a text used at Harvard Business School, this course considers how team leaders must account for the special and unique circumstances of working in a team, where responsibility, accountability, communication, and leadership are shared.

PSF101 Finance 101: Gallaudet Budget Basics

The class overviews of high level financial situation at Gallaudet, basic budgeting concepts, what the PS reports contains, how to analyze your department's budget, basic excel functions and general budget practices.

PSF301 Finance 301: Gallaudet Endowment Basics

The class explains the PeopleSoft endowment reports that can be used to help administrators budget their endowment funds and to monitor that applicable expenses are being properly charged against these funds.

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