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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.

    Outward Mindset Refresher

    This workshop will review the Outward Mindset concepts and tools that are covered in the Developing and Implementing an Outward Mindset workshop. This session is designed as a refresher for employees who have attended the two-day workshop. 

    April 16 • 9-11 am • CRN 82354

    Outward Leadership

    This workshop is designed to significantly advance leaders’ abilities to implement outward mindset ways of working within teams and organizations. It will equip you with a suite of 38 practical tools to ensure you and your colleagues are working with an outward mindset. Participants must have attended the two-day Developing & Implementing an Outward Mindset workshop. Earn .8 CEUs. Registration deadline: April 8. 

    April 20 & 27, May 4 & 11 • 10 am-noon • CRN 81904

    Navigating Conflict with an Outward Mindset 

    This workshop will explore some of the dynamics of conflict and how we can transform our approach to conflict using an outward mindset. 

    May 25 • 10 am-noon • CRN 82357

Remote Workshops

  • Creating Engaging Zoom Presentations

    Creating Engaging Zoom Presentations

    What makes an engaging Zoom presentation? What are some interactive tools to increase participation? We will discuss those topics and more in this workshop.

    April 21 • 2-3:30 pm • CRN 82358

  • Conflict & Difficult Conversations

    Conflict & Difficult Conversations

    This interactive workshop will explore techniques and tools for difficult conversations and resolving conflict. Facilitated by Pam Moore from Compass HR.

    April 14 • 2-4 pm • CRN 82355

  • QPR Workshop

    QPR Workshop

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

    CRN 82356April 6 • 2-3:30 pm • CRN 82356

  • Wellness Workshops

    Webinar - How to Use Tech to Get Better Sleep

    This webinar will explore apps that monitor sleep patterns and help you identify changes you can make for a more restful sleep. Learn how to translate the goal of getting better sleep into an action plan. Presented by Better Choices, Better Health.

    April 8  • 11:30 am  • Register

    Webinar - Behavior Recognition for the Virtual Workplace

    With more people working from home than ever before, employees are spending more time alone than working in person with others. Learn to recognize virtual clues and behaviors that can pose concerns and ways to handle situations remotely.  Presented by SAIF.

    April 8  • 10-11am  • Register

    Ergonomics Workshop

    This workshop will cover the risk factors for musculoskeletal injuries to look for in any task and will outline a ‘guided’ brainstorming methodology for how groups or teams can arrive at the right kind of solution to solve the risk factor. Presented by SAIF.

    April 13  • 9:30-10:30 am • Register

    Webinar - Transforming Stress for Good

    Stress is inevitable and can be used to fuel positive change. But when stress builds up too much or lingers too long, it can hijack mental performance and hinder emotional intelligence. In this session, participants will understand their personal relationship with stress, recognize their signs and symptoms of stress overload and practice a few simple shifts to use stress for good. Presented by OEBB. 

    May 5  • 3:30 pm  • Register 

    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

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    Harnessing the Power of Pressure: Building Resilience When It Matters Most

    Dane Jensen has spent his career understanding pressure – what creates it, why it can lead to breakdowns, and what we can learn from those who channel pressure to breakthroughs. His research at the intersection of elite sport, academia, business, and government has produced a straightforward equation for understanding pressure, and a series of habits that high performers use to perform and find joy under pressure. Jensen’s extensive global experience includes work across 23 countries on 6 continents. He is an instructor in the Full-time MBA and Executive MBA programs at the Smith School of Business at Queen’s University.

    Tuesday, April 13  •  9-10 am

    No registration required

    Instructions for viewing the live event

    The Grit Factor: Courage, Resilience, and Leadership

    Grit is key to our success any time, but especially in the midst of uncertainty, challenge and change. Using her Commit-Learn-Launch framework as a backdrop, Shannon Huffman Polson draws on years of experience and research into grit and resilience, taking learners on a journey to plot their very own course for developing grit for themselves and their organizations. As one of the first women to fly the Apache helicopter in the US Army and a veteran of corporate life as well, Polson shares stories and lessons from the cockpit of the most technologically advanced helicopter in the world that apply to the challenges you face today.

    Tuesday, June 8  •  9-10 am

    No 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