SEED Workshops

2020 Spring Semester Course Listing and Class Schedule

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.

Effective Communication and Problem-Solving

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:

    • Wednesday, April 8, 2020, 3:30pm  in FAC 332 or
    • Tuesday, April 14, 2020, 5pm 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:

    • Wednesday, March 25, 2020, 5pm – 6pm in SSB G1.104 or
    • Tuesday, April 7, 2020, 5pm – 6pm in SSB G1.104

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.

 

  • Public Speaking 
    Presented by the Sanger Learning Center
    Dates:

    • Monday, February 24, 2020, 5pm in JES A309;
    • Thursday, March 5,  2020, 4pm in BMC 2.508; or
    • Tuesday, March 31, 2020, 6pm in JES A216

Course Description: Are you presenting for a class, conference, or student organization meeting? This free workshop developed by UT’s Public Speaking Center will help you meet the requirements of the assignment and the needs of your audience. We will provide strategies for every stage of the process, from planning and rehearsing to delivering with confidence.

 

    • Other Professional Development Experiences include:
      • Public Speaking Appointment:Visit with a speech consultant at the Public Speaking Center to get individual or group assistance at the preparation or rehearsal phase of any upcoming speaking engagement. Consultants are trained to assist with speaker notes, outlines, and visual aids as well as provide feedback on verbal and nonverbal delivery in a welcoming and nonjudgmental environment.
      • Attending 1-2 workshops offered by your College or School’s Career Services Department.
      • 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 

  • Time and Procrastination 
    Presented by the Sanger Learning Center
    Dates:

    • Tuesday, February 18, 2020, 6pm in JES A216;
    • Monday, March 9, 2020,  4pm in JES A309; or
    • Thursday, April 2, 2020, 5pm in JES A216

Course Description: We all have the same amount of time in a day, but how we allocate it can make the difference between success and stress. In this free workshop, we’ll show you how to better use your time to make the most out of every minute of your day and find a balance between work and play.

  • Success Through Resilience 
    Presented by the Leadership and Ethics Institute in the Office of the Dean of Students
    Dates:

    • Tuesday, February 18, 2020, 5pm – 6pm in PCL – Learning Lab 3 or
    • Wednesday, April 8, 2020, 5pm – 6pm in PCL – Learning Lab 3

Course Description: Through this interactive workshop, participants will explore the concept of resilience as a skill that is necessary for success. Participants will learn about the importance of attitude when facing challenges and setbacks.

    • Other Professional Development Experiences include:
      • 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

Ethics and Leadership

 

Course Description:Boundaries are critical tools in creating positive, thriving relationships in the workplace and focusing up-stream on the prevention of sexual violence, harassment, and discrimination. “Are we okay? Tools and tips for setting and communicating our boundaries” introduces simple skills in boundary setting, communication and self-awareness. We aim to empower attendees to cultivate healthy relationships with their personal boundaries and to incorporate conversations about consent and personal accountability into professional and educational spaces, as well as into their lives off campus.

    • Other Professional Development Experiences include:
        • Attend Leadership and Ethics Institute’s True Colors: Develop Your Leadership Style, hosted on March 10, 2020. Details can be found on the LEI Workshops on Demand website 
        • For this option, 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:

    • Wednesday, February 12, 2020, 3pm in SSB 4.212; or
    • Tuesday, February 25,  2020, 5pm in G1.104

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.