SEED Workshops

2019 Fall Semester Course Listing and Class Schedule

Here is a list of the SEED modules and workshops. Full details, along with links to register, are provided below. Student employees should register for SEED workshops on the UT Learn system. First, click on the name of the workshop you wish to attend and enter your UT EID and password to access UT Learn. Click on Session Details for the session you wish to attend and register using the Request button.

If you are not a UT Austin student employee but want to attend a SEED workshop, please email seed@austin.utexas.edu with your name, EID, and the name and date of the workshop you want to attend.

Workshops that are especially suitable for graduate student employees and more experienced student employees are marked with an asterisk.

If you need accommodations to attend a SEED workshop, please contact us at seed@austin.utexas.edu.

Service Excellence

  • Customer Care: Skills for Everyone You Meet
    Presented by Information Technology Services
    Dates:
    Tuesday, October, 8, 2019, 5pm – 6pm in FAC 332 or
    Wednesday, October 16, 2019, 3:30pm – 4:30pm in FAC 332
    Course Description: This interactive workshop will teach you quality customer care skills that transcend beyond customer interactions. Incorporating the We Care methodology, we will discuss the benefit of these skills and how to put them into practice. We learn best through real world interactions, so please bring your experiences and be ready to share. Over the course of this workshop, you will:
    – discuss personal customer experience (as the customer and the employee)
    – learn to understand customers from the We Care methodology perspective, and
    – learn to incorporate customer care skills into everyday interactions.

 

Effective Communication

  • Can We Talk the Talk? Becoming an Effective Communicator *
    Presented by the Office of the Student Ombuds
    Dates:
    Thursday, October 10, 2019, 5pm – 6pm in POB 2.402 or
    Wednesday, October 23, 2019, 5pm – 6pm in POB 3.408
    Course Description: We all know that communication is important. Sometimes it is a struggle to express ourselves and say what we want. So how can we become better communicators? In this interactive workshop students will explore, practice, and develop communication skills that lead to effective communication. Over the course of the workshop, you will:
    – learn communication styles;
    – learn active listening skills; and
    – engage in assertive communication

 

  • Straight Talk: Redefining Feedback
    Presented by Information Technology Services
    Dates:
    Tuesday, September 17, 2019, 5pm – 6pm in FAC 332 or
    Wednesday, September 25, 2019, 3:30pm – 4:30pm in FAC 332
    Course Description: Feedback is often thought of as a one way conversation. This interactive workshop will explore understanding how you provide and receive feedback and how those you are interacting with receive and provide feedback as well. Understanding others’ points of view opens up a new level of communication and one that can be quite beneficial when utilized correctly in the workplace. Over the course of the workshop, you will:
    – learn how to realign your views around feedback;
    – learn how important communication is among your internal customers; and
    – learn how to provide and receive feedback in a more comfortable manner

 

  • Moving Through Conflict*
    Presented by the Office of the Student Ombuds
    Dates:
    Tuesday, October 1, 2019, 5pm – 6pm in POB 3.408 or
    Wednesday, October 30, 5pm – 6pm in POB 2.402
    Course Description: In this workshop, you will explore your personal approach to handling conflict and learn how different approaches to conflict can have different outcomes. Over the course of the workshop, you will:
    – explore your own personal style of handling conflicts; and
    – explore healthy ways to address and resolve conflict.

 

  • Other Professional Development Experiences include:
    • Public Speaking Appointment: Visit with a Learning Specialist at the Sanger Learning Center to learns tips and tricks to enhance your Public Speaking skills
    • Participate in online learning through LinkedIn Learning:
    • For these options, for the Level 1 and Level 2 certifications, include a synopsis of the activity and the date you completed it as well as 3 things that you learned

Work / Life Balance 

  • Managing Stress*
    Presented by the UT Counseling and Mental Health Center
    Dates:
    Tuesday, October 22,2019, 3pm – 4pm in POB 3.408 or
    Tuesday, November 12, 2019, 5pm – 6pm in POB 2.402
    Course Description: Stress is a part of our daily lives, but when we start to feel overwhelmed we may need to rethink the strategies we are using to cope. Using cognitive techniques and guided relaxation, this interactive workshop will help you learn to recognize how stress affects you and teach you new ways to relax.: On completion of the workshop, you will be able to:
    – identify the impact of stress on your body, thoughts, feelings and behavior;
    – recognize the difference between “good stress” and “bad stress,” and
    – put into practice proven techniques for managing stress.

 

  • Becoming Resilient Inside and Outside the Workplace
    Presented by the UT Counseling and Mental Health Center
    Dates:
    Wednesday, October 9, 2019, 5pm – 6pm in POB 2.402 or
    Thursday, November 7, 3pm – 4pm in POB 2.402
    Course Description: In this interactive workshop, staff from the Counseling and Mental Health Center present on a relevant topic for college students: how to cope with setbacks. This workshop helps to normalize the experience of failure and rejection, explains the Growth vs. Fixed mindset as a framework for understanding resilience and provides concrete coping strategies that students can use in and outside the workplace setting. Over the course of this workshop, you will:
    – learn strategies to help get through setbacks you experience in and out of the workplace setting; and
    – learn about resources available on campus to help you through setbacks

 

Ethics and Leadership

  • Being a “Responsible Employee:” Creating a Culture of Support*
    Presented by the Title IX Office
    Dates:
    Tuesday, September 17, 2019, 5pm – 6pm in SZB 526 or
    Friday, November 15, 3pm – 4pm in SZB 524
    Course Description: As a student employee, you may be deemed a “responsible employee” and required to report specific incidents to Title IX. This workshop will explain what it means to be a mandatory reporter as it relates to sexual harassment, interpersonal violence, sexual misconduct, and stalking. Through case scenarios, we will discuss best practices to support students impacted by gender-based discrimination and violence. Over the course of the workshop, you will learn to:
    – understand your mandatory reporting obligations per university policy and federal guidelines
    – discuss campus and community resources and options available,
    – learn how to support an individual who has been impacted by a Title IX related incident; and
    – lean how to navigate your roles as both a student and employee

 

  • Other Professional Development Experiences include:
    • Attend Leadership and Ethics Institute’s True Colors: Develop Your Leadership Style, hosted on September 18, 2019. Details can be found on the LEI Workshops on Demand website 
    • Attend Leadership and Ethics Institute’s Values and Ethical Leadership workshop, hosted on September 25, 2019. Details can be found on the LEI Workshops on Demand website 
    • For these options, for the Level 1 and Level 2 certifications, include a synopsis of the activity and the date you completed it as well as 3 things that you learned

Diversity and Inclusion

  • disABILITY Advocate 101*
    Presented by Services for Students with Disabilities
    Dates:
    TBD
    Course Description: The disABILITY Advocate Program provides knowledge and skills to be ABLE to work more effectively and confidently with people with disabilities. This workshop uses discussion and activities to learn about disabilities and accessibility at UT and to prepare student employees to work toward a more accessible and inclusive campus. During the course of the workshop, you will learn:
    the prevalence of disability in the US and at UT Austin (visible and invisible);
    – respectful and empowering language to use to talk about disability;
    – how to recognize and reduce barriers for people with disabilities; and
    – how to work effectively with people with disabilities.

 

  • Other Professional Development Experiences include:
    • Attend a Gender and Sexuality Center Open Workshop
    • Attend Leadership and Ethics Institute’s Become an Inclusive Leader workshop, hosted on October 2, 2019. Details can be found on the LEI Workshops on Demand website 
    • For these options, for the Level 1 and Level 2 certifications, include a synopsis of the activity and the date you completed it as well as 3 things that you learned