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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 - Finding Peace in Times of Chaos

    Mountain West Philanthropies will be hosting a webinar series on using an Outward Mindset to approach conflict and connection. 

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    May 29, 11 am: Building Bridges and Understanding Those Around Us in Conflict

    June 1, 11 am: Reconnecting With Those Around Us in Times of Chaos

    June 5, 11 am: What Responsibility Requires During a Pandemic

    June 9, 11 am: Helping Peace Last in The Good Times and The Bad

    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

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Remote Workshops


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    Accessing Skillsoft 

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  • Skillsoft Live Events

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    The Power of Insight: How Self-Awareness Helps Us Succeed at Work and in Life

    Dr. Tasha Eurich is an organizational Psychologist, researcher, and New York Times best-selling author. In this live presentation, Dr. Eurich will provide several battle-tested tools to improve and a newfound confidence not just to survive, but thrive, in a constantly changing world.

    Thursday, April 23
    9-10 am
    No advance registration required

    Instructions for viewing the live event

    The Get Better Mindset

    In this live presentation, social psychologist and researcher Dr. Heidi Grant explores the mindsets needed to ensure personal growth. You will learn how to identify your mindset and the mindset of others, as well as strategies for changing your own mindset and creating a Get Better mindset culture in your team or organization.

    Wednesday, May 13
    Noon - 1 pm
    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