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Employee Development

Employee Development will be providing resources and remote training for Chemeketa employees while the campus is closed. This page will be updated regularly. Please email Sheila Brown if you need assistance or have questions about workshops.

Outward Mindset

  • Outward Mindset Webinars, Videos & Related Resources

    Webinar Series - Beyond Bold: Leading in a New Frontier

    Organizations and individuals are facing a remarkable opportunity. As the world slowed down we have adapted to restrictions, challenges and opportunities, accepting and navigating them despite the lack of preparation we may have had. Now, as restrictions begin to soften, we have the chance to charge into an accelerating market in a way few organizations have been able to. How can we ensure we are prepared to ride this new wave, and boldly move through uncertainty to thrive in this new time? Join us as we learn from various industry experts to explore this topic.

    May 6, 10 am: Set to Succeed: Strategies for Emerging from Crisisview recording

    May 7, 10 am: How Leaders Lead: Three Crucial Aspects of Leading in Changeview recording

    May 13, 10 am: Navigating Uncertainty: Three Ways to Befriend Fear 

    May 14, 10 am: Summiting Insurmountable Conflictview recording

    Webinar Series - Working Outward: Igniting Growth in Change

    As the world begins to settle into current circumstances, many individuals & organizations are left to question "How do we move forward right now?" This four-part webinar series will discuss common challenges that we may be facing and help orient ourselves to a new way of working with reimagined roles.

    April 21, 10 am: Shifting Sights: How Outward Mindset Creates Lasting Solutionsview recording

    April 22, 10 am: Proactivity, Preparation, and Responsiveness: Insights on How To Move Forwardview recording

    April 29, 10 am: Five Pillars of Focus: Insights of a Navy SEALview recording

    April 30, 10 am: Distance or Disconnect? Coming Together When Your Team is Apartview recording

    Webinar Series - Managing Rapid Change in Crisis 

    This series is focused on helping individuals and organizations address the most pressing challenges they may be facing. It provides mindset frameworks and tools to help approach and positively resolve our current situations. Click on a title below to view a recording of the webinar. 

    Humanize Communication - view recording 

    Sustaining Engagement During a Time of Anxietyview recording

    Strategic Flexibility in a Crisis - view recording

    Don't Hold People Accountable: Develop Accountable People - view recording

    Doing More with Less: Balancing an Increased Workloadview recording 

    Webinar Series - Forging Resilience in Chaos

    The world we live in is not the same one we lived in last year, last month, or even last week. And it won’t be the same next week, next month, or next year. Our teams are anxious, isolated, disengaged, and distracted. Now, more than ever, organizations need strong leaders who tackle the most difficult problems and build resilience in their companies and in their teams. This webinar series from the Arbinger Institute brings together a collection of powerful presenters to equip you with the tools to be that leader.

    Captain Your Ship: Exerting Influence in a High-Stress Environmentview recording

    Chaos to Calm: Developing an Organization Change Plan - view recording

    Turning Chaos into Growth: Creating an Anti-Fragile Organization - view recording

    We are All Doctors: How Outward Mindset Creates Unity in Chaos - view recording


    Audio Books on Skillsoft

    The Outward Mindset: Seeing Beyond Ourselves, Leadhership and Self-Deception: Getting out of the Box and The Anatomy of Peace: Resolving the Heart of Conflict are all available in audio-book format on Skillsoft. You will find them on the Skillsoft homepage.  

  • Outward Mindset Workshops

    Contact Sheila Brown if you would like to schedule an Outward Mindset workshop for your department or team.

    Developing and Implementing an Outward Mindset

    Feb 25, March 4,11 & 18
    9 am-noon
    CRNs 64152 & 64153

    Register by February 8. Participants must register for both CRNs and attend all four sessions.

    Earn 20 Cultural Competency points and 1.4 CEUs upon completion.


    Navigating Conflict with an Outward Mindset 

    Tuesday, March 2
    2-4 pm
    CRN 64150

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Remote Workshops

  • Creating Engaging Zoom Presentations

    Creating Engaging Zoom Presentations

    What makes an engaging Zoom presentation? Does Zoom have interactive features to increase participation? We will discuss those topics and more in this workshop.

    Thursday, January 28
    2:30-4 pm
    CRN 64148

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  • QPR Workshop

    QPR Workshop

    Question. Persuade. Refer. Three steps anyone can learn to help prevent suicide. 

    Wednesday, January 21
    2:30-4 pm
    CRN 64149

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  • Wellness Workshops

    Moda Health Be Well Webinar: Embracing the New Year: How to Reflect on 2020 & Prepare Your Mindset for 2021

    In this webinar you will learn the benefits of reflection, how to reflect in a positive way and how to set goals for the new year! Open to all employees.

    Wednesday, January 13
    3-4 pm

    Register >>


    Resilience: The Art of Daring Greatly, Falling with Style, and Bouncing Back Workshop

    In this workshop we will discuss strategies for not just surviving tough times, but even thriving during them. We’ll talk about strategies that help us cultivate resilience and grit. We will talk about how to turn stress and even sadness into allies. In sum – we will talk about how to create a healthy mental health immune system that is capable of weathering through all forms of change (whether positive or negative) and using those experiences to transform into our best selves. Presented by Salem Health.

    Tuesday, January 26
    noon-1 pm
    CRN 64151

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    Lifetime Wellness Program

    Meet one-on-one for a remote appointment (Zoom or on the phone) for wellness-related goal setting. You will create three personal wellness goals to work on, and you can earn a "Well Day" after one year if your goals are complete or if you have made progress with your goals. Goals can be anything related to your wellness- making changes in exercise, nutrition or stress management, managing a chronic health issue, improving sleep, emotional or financial wellness or anything else that is meaningful. Appointments usually take about 15-20 minutes and can be scheduled at your convenience. The Lifetime Wellness Program is designed to help improve accountability as you work towards your wellness goals. All Chemeketa Employees are invited to be part of this program, though only salaried employees can earn a "Well Day." A Well Day" is a pre-planned day off using available sick time.  Email for more information or to schedule an appointment. 


  • Accessing Skillsoft

    Accessing Skillsoft 

    View the instructions for Logging into Skillsoft through your Chemeketa employee email

  • Skillsoft Live Events

    Make sure you are logged into Skillsoft.

    Adaptive Recovery: Learning to Live and Manage Amidst Challenging Times

    Featuring Juliette Kayyem

    National Security Analyst Juliette Kayyem will discuss preparedness and resilience pertaining to COVID-19 and help the audience access how to accurately judge their responses as organizations, community members and individuals. In this presentation, Kayyem will reflect on what we can learn from 2020 and what it can teach us about becoming resilient organizations, teams and individuals.

    Tuesday, February 23
    9-10 am
    No advance registration required

    Instructions for viewing the live event


    The Transformation Myth: Leading Your Organization into an Uncertain Future

    Featuring Jerry Kane

    When COVID-19 hit, businesses had to respond almost instantaneously. They were forced to adapt to a confluence of multiple disruptions inextricably linked to a longer term, ongoing digital disruption. Professor Jerry Kane’s research shows that companies that use disruption as an opportunity for innovation emerge from it stronger. Companies that merely attempt to “weather the storm” until things go back to normal (or the next normal), on the other hand, miss an opportunity to thrive.

    Thursday, March 25
    9-10 am
    No advance registration required

    Instructions for viewing the live event

  • Featured Skillsoft Content

    You must be logged into Skillsoft for the links below to work. If you are not logged in, you can search for the title by typing it into the search box in the top right corner of the Skillsoft home page. 

    View the instructions for Logging into Skillsoft through your Chemeketa employee email


    Applying Soft Skills and Emotional Intelligence in the Workplace 

    Leah Weiss © 2019 (4 min)

    More than ever before, people are experiencing greater difficulties with work-life conflict and engagement. Find out how soft skills are the answer to these rising issues that we’re experiencing in the workforce.

    Compassion in the Workplace 

    Leah Weiss © 2019 (6 min)

    We need to understand how organizational cultures and teams’ rituals and habits foster or inhibit compassion or strong relationships in the workplace. Find out about the importance of compassion in the workplace.

    Audio Books

    Communication: How to Connect with Anyone 

    Gill Hasson © 2019 (247 pages)

    This audio edition shares everything you need to know to develop empathy and rapport with others, and feel confident about communicating with a diverse range of people.

    Forever Skills: The 12 Skills to Futureproof Yourself, Your Team, and Your Kids 

    Kieran Flanagan and Dan Gregory © 2019 (378 pages)

    This audio edition uncovers the key skills that will always be critical to success in business and in life. Read by the authors.

    The Good Ones: Ten Crucial Qualities of High-Character Employees 

    Bruce Weinstein © 2019 (439 pages)

    This audio edition presents 10 crucial qualities of high-character employees, qualities that enhance employee satisfaction, client relationships, and the bottom line. Read by the author.

    Print Books

    Resilient Management 

    Lara Hogan © 2019 (105 pages)

    Sharing a recipe for supporting and leading a tech team, this book covers topics from developing your mentoring and coaching skills, to getting comfortable with having difficult conversations, to boosting trust among teammates - while staying grounded along the way.




  • Webinars

    Cast a Wider Net: Prioritizing mental health and well-being when the world is out of sorts

    Dr. Brian Mayhugh of Integrated Behavioral Health and Dr. Allen Miller from the Beck Institute present best practices on providing help in times of crisis, keeping employees engaged as day-to-day work environments change, understanding new work challenges, and managing both home and work relationships during these uncertain times.

    Resiliency, Flexibility, and Adaptability: Practical applications for today, so we can all bounce back tomorrow

    Dr. Mayhugh and Dr. Miller will discuss ways to support organizations and their workers in responding to the ongoing coronavirus crisis, including how to tap into our strengths of resiliency, flexibility, and adaptability to better cope with anxiety and fear, and ways to be our personal best ? not only for ourselves and loved ones, but also for our workplaces and communities.

  • Resources

    Employee Assistance Program - Reliant Behavioral Health

    We understand life is different and unpredictable right now. Things changed fast for all of us, and no one is quite sure when we’ll get back to normal. Many of us are experiencing isolation, anxiety, fear, stress, and family tensions, as well as financial problems. We wanted to remind you about the online resources you can access to help you maintain a healthy balance, so you can be your best today and every day moving forward.

    Visit Reliant Behavioral Health to access your EAP. It includes thousands of current health, life-balance, financial planning and wellbeing articles, movies, and other resources to help you maintain a healthy balance.

    Download Flyers: EAP Resources  HR Resources

    Community Resources

    Reliant Behavioral Health has set up a special site to support you and your family during the COVID-19 crisis. We just published a new overview: Workouts for One: Staying Fit in Extraordinary Times. Access all of the resources:

Working Remotely

TED Talks & Other Videos