Upcoming events at the Center for Research and Innovation

BEMIDJI, Minn. (Jan. 5, 2010) — The Bemidji State University Center for Research and Innovation has a pair of events scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 19, including the first session in a four-part “Strength-Based Leadership” program and the first webinar in the “Working Together Better” series.

All events are held at the Center for Research and Innovation, 3801 Bemidji Ave. N., Bemidji, unless otherwise noted.

Course: “Strength-Based Leadership.”
Presenter: DeAnna Murphy, Northland Community & Technical College
Do you have the chance to do what you do best every single day? Only 20 percent of all people report that they do. The 20 percent who do play to their strengths are six times more likely to be emotionally engaged on the job and three times more likely to report having an excellent quality of life. That makes them better, less stressed, more passionate and more productive employees who make significant, quality contributions to their organizations. Learn how to determine your team’s strengths and how to put those strengths to work during this illuminating four-day course. Space is limited so early registration is encouraged.

Date: Four-day course: Tuesday, Jan. 19; Tuesday, Feb. 2; Tuesday, Feb. 16; Tuesday, March 2.
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. on each of four scheduled dates.
Registration: $199 per person, plus a $25 materials fee which includes the book “StrengthsFinder 2.0” and workbook. $20-per-person discount for organizations sending two or more people. / Registration form

Webinar: “How People Work: Understanding and Valuing Differences.”
Presenter: Doug Peters, DS Performance Group
Part one of a four-part “Working Together Better” webinar series intended to help develop skills necessary to create a more productive, effective and harmonious workplace. In part one, participants will learn how to survive and prosper in nearly any environment, how to avoid personality conflicts and develop an attitude that it’s what is different about the individual that makes the group more successful.

A 30-minute introductory session will be held on Thursday, Jan. 7 from 1-1:30 p.m., for people interested in exploring the webinar format before committing to the course. During the introduction, Peters will offer an overview of each part of the four-part course .

Date: Tuesday, Jan. 19
Time: 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Registration: $39 / Registration Form

Individuals who wish to be added to the center’s mailing list or have questions regarding these events should contact the Bemidji State University Center for Research and Innovation at (218) 755-4900; toll free, (888) 738-3224; or via e-mail, cri@bemidjistate.edu.

• Center for Research and Innovation: http://www.cri-bsu.org