June, 2017

Grow • Engage • Inspire

Topic Spotlight – Collaboration

There is always a time when we will need to collaborate. Take a moment to reflect on your skills and find ways to collaborate more effectively. Below are a sampling of online courses, books and videos available in the HHS Learning Management System (LMS) that may assist you or those you support.

Resource Title Description Resource ID Duration or Pages
Encouraging Team Communication and Collaboration In this course, you'll learn techniques for encouraging effective communication and overcoming communication problems. You'll also learn strategies for encouraging team collaboration. Finally, you'll learn about tools and technologies that are commonly used for virtual team communication and key considerations for establishing virtual communication guidelines. atm_01_a03_bs_enus 30 min
The Building Blocks of Building Trust In this course, you'll explore what makes you and others trustworthy, how to demonstrate trustworthiness, demonstrate ways to maintain trust while collaborating and the importance of extending trust to receive trust. pe_04_a01_bs_enus 29 min

Resource Title Description Resource ID Duration or Pages
Humility Is Key to Collaboration Kelly Thompson explains why, if you want to be a good collaborator, you need to be humble. 112292 2 min
Millennials: Curiosity, Courage, and Community Changing the topic of what conversation from what we think Millennials want to how we can work across generations is how we get to the best solutions. Millennials want flexibility because there’s a new way to connect; they’re tech-savvy and tech-dependent; and they desire collaboration. 113431 3 min

Resource Title Description Resource ID Duration or Pages
Online Book
Collaboration delivers practical advice and tools to help your organization collaborate—for real results. Read this book review to gain an understanding of cutting-edge ideas in the book. 37509 4 pages
Breakthrough To Yes: Unlocking the Possible within a Culture of Collaboration
Online Book
Delivering a method to make collaboration work for you and your company, this book guides you to create the conditions that promote innovation and break through within and across your business and network. 112581 256 pages

Webinar Live Event - Save the Date!

Simply Brilliant: Essential Principles for Exceptional Performance
Date: Wednesday, September 6, 2017 at 11:00am CDT – Duration: 1 hour
Featuring William C. Taylor
Skillsoft Ireland Limited

In this provocative and far-reaching talk, Bill Taylor draws on themes and case studies from his forthcoming book, Simply Brilliant, to explain how great organizations do ordinary things in extraordinary ways.

True Grit: The Science of Success
Date: Thursday, Nov 16, 2017 at 11:00am CST – Duration 1 hour
Featuring Angela Duckworth
Skillsoft Ireland Limited

In this talk, Angela Duckworth presents her influential work on grit—the tendency to pursue long-term goals with perseverance and passion. She describes the predictive power of grit for performance in a variety of fascinating contexts.

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