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Learning, Development & Performance (LDP) Philosophy:

The philosophy of Ramapo College’s Learning, Development and Performance (LDP) plan, in full support of the College’s Mission, Vision, and Values Statement, is committed to enhance the current and future organizational effectiveness of Ramapo College by increasing employees’ abilities to maximize performance. We are committed to supporting the continued growth and development of Ramapo’s most valuable resource, its people.

The LDP carries out this philosophy by:

  • Cultivating Ramapo’s workforce and enhancing Ramapo’s organizational culture through professional development programs;
  • Promoting diversity to protect individuals from discrimination and harassment;
  • Assisting individuals in developing their interpersonal and supervisory skills;
  • Responding to conflict issues within Ramapo’s work units to facilitate performance management, foster team unity and productivity;
  • Improving the quality of work life and job satisfaction for employees;
  • Educating employees so they can best utilize the benefits, services, policies, and procedures of the College.

If you are interested in customized training or interested in additional training, please complete and e-mail this LDP Form to LDP@ramapo.edu.  Upon receipt, we will review and follow up to discuss questions and next steps.

LDP Opportunities

 Collaborative Learning

Managing Millennial Myths

With millennials now the largest generation in the workforce, many organizations have become consumed with trying to cater to this group’s learning preferences. But is Generation Y really that different? This 1 hour workshop focuses on how to make the most of your multi-generational workforce and deepen your understanding of this particular generation and their unique potential.

Date: March 8, 2018

Time: 2:00 pm

Location: York Room

Size: Registration required/seating limited to 20

Please register at the following link: https://www.ramapo.edu/hr/managing-millennial-myths-registration/

New Employee Orientation

This 1 hour workshop is an opportunity for all new Faculty and Staff to explore life and resources at Ramapo College, as well as to learn about the benefits that suit your personal needs.  This program is a helpful way to start employment on the right informational track.

Date: TBA

Time: TBA

Location: TBA

Size: Registration required/seating limited to 20

Please register at the following link:

Competencies Learning

Having a Difficult Conversation

This 1 hour session explores strategies for effectively improving your communication skills using simple techniques that promote interpersonal relationships and creates an effective communication strategy during challenging or difficult  conversations.

Date: March 19, 2018

Time: 1:00 pm

Location: SC157

Size: Registration required/seating limited to 20

Please register at link: https://www.ramapo.edu/hr/having-a-difficult-conversation/

Effective Communication

This session explores strategies for effectively improving your communication skills using simple techniques that promote interpersonal relationships and creates an effective communication strategy.

Date: March 6, 2018

Time: 10:00 am

Location: SC156

Size: Registration required/seating limited to 20

Please register at link:https://www.ramapo.edu/hr/effective-communication-registration/

Goal Planning/Time Management

This 1 hours session explores easy to use techniques and strategies that you can use every day to make the most of your time by getting a grip on your workflow.

Date: March 7, 2018

Time:  1:00 pm

Location: Pavilion 1

Size: Registration required/seating limited to 20

Please register at link: https://www.ramapo.edu/hr/goal-planningtime-management-registration/

Team Building

Promoting teamwork in the workplace creates an environment that leads to greater productivity and success. This 1 hour session explores basic strategies and techniques for developing effective teams. Participants will learn about the essential skills needed to build and foster relationships, communicate with fellow team members, group problem solving, and handling team conflict.

Date: March 22, 2018

Time: 10:00 am

Location: SC156 & SC157

Size: Registration required/seating is limited to 20

Please register at link: https://www.ramapo.edu/hr/team-building-training-registration/

Team Building Article – Building a Sense of Teamwork Among Staff Members

Applying Conflict Resolution Strategies

Unresolved workplace conflict can cause serious consequences to an organization. This 1 hour session explores strategies for effectively resolving conflicts. Participants will employ appropriate resolution strategies; understand the different conflict management styles; and learn techniques for navigating toward positive outcomes.

Date: March 5, 2018

Time: 2:00 pm

Location: Pavilion 1

Size: Registration required/seating limited to 20

Please register at link: https://www.ramapo.edu/hr/applying-conflict-resolution-strategies/

The Basics of Conflict Resolution

Unresolved workplace conflict can cause serious consequences to an organization. This 1 hour session explores strategies for effectively resolving conflicts. Participants will develop basic skills to identify and employ appropriate resolution strategies; understand the different conflict management styles; and learn techniques for navigating toward positive outcomes.

Date: TBA

Time: TBA

Location: TBA

Size: Registration required/seating limited to 20

Please register at link: TBA

The Basics of Employee Coaching

Coaching is one of the quickest and most effective ways to advance the success of your department.  Coaching leads to employees having a shared sense of goals, purpose, and objectives that continue to yield positive growth for your organization. This 1 hour session explores basic strategies and techniques for developing effective coaching skills.  Participants will learn ways to better equip, encourage, and empower employees to be successful by guiding their ongoing progress, and removing obstacles that stand in their way.

Date:  TBA

Time: TBA

Location: TBA

Size: Registration required/seating limited to 20

Please register at the following link: TBA

Health and Safety

Defensive Driving/Safety Training

Classroom Course

The recently adopted Motor Vehicle Policy requires individuals that drive College vehicles/golf carts complete a defensive driving course every three years.  This is in addition to the requirement of obtaining an annual driver’s abstract for each employee who drives College vehicles/golf carts.  The Department of Human Resources and Environmental Health/Safety Department are offering on-campus defensive driving courses and will launch an online version in mid-October.  Either the classroom or online training is required – you do not need to complete both courses.  All employees currently driving on campus who have not taken a defensive driving course are required to do so before they can operate a College vehicle.   The Human Resources Department must have run and received a satisfactory driver’s abstract before an employee can be eligible for defensive driving training.  Please contact Human Resources with any questions at x7498 or email driving@ramapo.edu.

ON-CAMPUS TRAINING (A 6-hour classroom session)

Please click on link below to register for on-campus training and choose from the dates listed on the registration form.   New Jersey residents attending the on-campus course have the option to pay a $10 fee to receive a 2 point reduction from their motor vehicle record and/or request an insurance discount (this fee cannot be expensed to the College).  Individuals should contact the New Jersey Division of Motor Vehicles (609-292-7500) prior to the training if you have questions about points on your license, as well as your insurance company to verify eligibility for an insurance discount.   Please note that prior supervisor approval is required as this training program is a 6-hour course.

https://www.ramapo.edu/hr/defensive-drivingsafety-training/

ONLINE TRAINING

The online training will be available shortly and will be taken at your convenience.  Individuals will create a login with DefensiveDriving.com and use the login to establish a defensive driving training session; online training offers individuals the flexibility to initiate the training at the employee’s convenience and “step in and step out” of the training based on their schedule.  The online course does not offer New Jersey Division of Motor Vehicles driver point reduction.  Please contact your insurance company regarding a possible discount for completion of the online course.

Regulatory Learning

Affirmative Action

Affirmative Action is an outcome of the 1960’s Civil Rights Movement, intended to provide equal opportunities for members of minority groups and women in education and employment.  This 1 hour session provides an overview of the laws, responsibilities, and requirements that Ramapo College must follow to be in compliance with these laws.

Date: March 27, 2018

Time: 12:00 pm

Location: SC-156

Size: Registration required/seating limited to 20

Please register at link: https://www.ramapo.edu/hr/basics-affirmative-action-form/

FERPA

Training Materials

FERPA (PPT)

Web Time Entry

Web Time Entry instruction guides for:

 

Technical Learning

Hiretouch

Hiretouch Training

The Department of Human Resources will be offering a training session for our applicant tracking system, Hiretouch.  This 1 hour session will focus on Search Chair and Search Committee roles. Please use the link below to register.

The next training session is: TBA – registration is limited to 20 individuals.

Registration: TBA

Lynda.com and Instructional Design Center

Lynda.com is a leading online learning company that has thousands of tutorials aimed at teaching business, software, technology and creative skills to allow users to achieve personal and professional goals.

The video learning sessions are taught by industry experts and are broken down into manageable short segments to accommodate busy schedules.

Ramapo’s Instructional Design Center has a contract with Lynda.com and access is available to faculty and staff.

Please click on the below link to request a learning session or to learn more about how Lynda.com can help you.

Link: https://www.ramapo.edu/idc/lynda-com-request-form/

Instructional Design Center - Spring 2018 Workshops

 

Link to Instructional Design Center Workshops

Training and Workshops

Lunch & Learn (Brown Bag)

Lunch & Learn (Brown Bag)

This series offers bi-weekly one-hour interactive sessions on vital professional development topics.

Date: TBA

Time: TBA

Location: TBA

Size: Registration required/seating limited to 20

Please register at the following link: TBA

Self Learning

Academic Impressions aiPRO Membership

The Department of Human Resources is excited to announce a membership with Academic Impressions. This self-learning membership provides webcasts, articles, books, and short videos that focus on best practices and current issues regarding housing/residence life, retention/student success, student safety/conduct, enrollment services, health/wellness, orientation/transitions, and more.

We encourage employees to connect with this expert training tool to help with identifying best practices, replicable models, and practical solutions to the challenges we face in Higher Education.

Below are the membership log on instructions and site link.

Membership Instructions

Professional Development for Higher Ed

Please contact Roger Jans, Manager of Learning, Development and Performance (rjans@ramapo.edu) if you have any questions or need a quick tutorial on how to use the membership.

Micro Learning

Microlearning (a.k.a. micro learning or micro-learning) is an emergent learning strategy known for quickly closing skill and knowledge gaps. This tab will deal with relatively small learning units and short-term learning activities by using short learning articles and or videos.

Posted 1/25/2018 – New Article – The One Thing Your Team Wants You To Stop Doing

Posted 12/21/2017 –  Article – The 5 Biggest Mistakes Team Leaders Make

Posted 12/5/2017 –  Article – 10-ways-Leadership Development Programs Fail in Higher Ed

Posted 11/15/2017 – Article – 7 Ways Academic Leaders Can Cultivate Creativity

Posted 10/16/2017 – Article – How we treat one another at work matters.10.16.2017

Posted 9/25/2017 – Article –   10 Ways to Create a Culture of Encouragement at Work

Posted 09/14/2017 – Article – From Me to We

Posted 09/01/2017 – Article – The Perils of Managing Up

Self Learning Programs

Video Learning SeriesDealing Effectively With Unacceptable Employee Behavior & Excelling as a Manager or Supervisor

Video Link: https://web.ramapo.edu/hr/learning-development/videos/

Leadership Learning

Essentials of Supervising Employees

This 1 hour workshop focuses on the “need-to-knows” of being a supervisor at any level. The workshop reviews how to set supervisor expectations in the areas of communication, employee performance, and other issues that are involved in the supervision of employees.  Additionally, the workshop focuses on strategies to encourage cooperation and ways to engage and motivate employees.

Date:  TBA

Time: TBA

Location: TBA

Size: Registration required/seating limited to 20

Please register at the following link:  TBA

The Essentials of Leadership

This 1 hour workshop focuses on the basics of being a Leader. You’ll gain insights into leading yourself, leading others, and leading a process.

Date: March 9, 2018

Time: 10:30 am

Location:  Pavilion 1

Size: Registration required/seating limited to 20

Please register at the following link: https://www.ramapo.edu/hr/the-basics-of-leadership-registration/

Other Resources

Center for Innovative & Professional Learning (CIPL)

The Center for Innovative and Professional Learning (CIPL) supports postgraduate professional education, workforce development, and alternative learning. The Center also engages in internal and external educational partnerships to advance the College, and provides innovative continuous learning opportunities for community members of all ages.

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