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Quick Takes: Three Things You Should Know About This Month

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

1)    Reward Awesome: Nominate A Colleague For The Lehigh University Awards

Hearing “good job” and “thank you” are part of what make the work day rewarding. Still, there are some levels of performance that are worthy of far more than a pat on the back.

The most prestigious recognition for staff and faculty, the Lehigh University Awards, are given out just once a year at the annual Lehigh Appreciation Dinner. These awards are based on the recommendations of students, staff, and faculty. Nominations are now open, and we are relying on you to select the most deserving members of our community.

Nominate the people that have made an impact, have impressed you with their innovation, have gone out of their way to lend a hand, or that you consider a superstar. This is your opportunity to give back, and acknowledge faculty and staff for their talent, creativity, and dedication. Learn more about the awards here.

Submit your nominations before 5:00 p.m. on February 15, 2013, and plan on attending the April 30, 2013 Appreciation Dinner to support your colleagues. It only takes a few minutes to complete the new streamlined nomination ballot, and provide a brief statement explaining why your nominee should win an award.

2)    Space Still Available In Crucial Conversations

Have you resolved to have better communication with your co-workers, your supervisor, and other important people in your life in 2013? The January/February session of Crucial Conversations is the perfect way to make it happen.

Crucial Conversations is a four-part series that could change the way you interact in the office and lead to a real breakthrough in your workplace performance. Each session takes place from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. The dates of the upcoming program are: January 30, February 6, 13, and 20.

The program requires a commitment of 16 hours of your work time over the course of four weeks. So, if you want to register, start by checking in with your supervisor to confirm that it’s okay. Once you have permission, visit the HR Training Registration page to sign up.

3)    Career Coaching For Managers Re-Scheduled

The Career Coaching For Managers workshop that was postponed by Superstorm Sandy has a new spot on the Workplace Learning calendar: March 4 and 5, from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. both days. 

Do you have what it takes to:

  • Grow Great Talent
  • Retain Your Best Staff
  • Support Your Team?


In just four hours over two days, you’ll learn strategies and build a game plan to develop and support your employees in their careers.

Register for this and all Workplace Learning programs via the HR Training Registration form.