Upcoming Professional Development Seminars

Keep an eye out for more exciting PDS in 2022!

Past Professional Development Seminars

Lab Safety 201
May 11th and 13th AND May 18th and 20th, 2021

This PDS is intended to develop and improve the participant’s knowledge of a comprehensive laboratory safety program. The class is framed around the "life cycle of the lab" -from when the new researcher just arrives, to when they ramp up their research, to the time they leave or retire. Topics include new lab outreach, risk assessment, hazard communication, chemical and hazard management, and lab closeouts. With this approach, the participants will be empowered to develop and maintain a comprehensive lab safety program. The course is a collaborative effort from the Laboratory Safety Community of Practice and is intended for attendees from small colleges to large universities with research enterprises of all types.

Conflict Management and Resolution Workshop |
Description, Learning Objectives, Design, Exercise Prompts (as questions), and Assessing/Evaluating
January 19th and 21st AND January 26th and 28th, 2021

How many times have you found that a safety issue is actually a conflict that just happens to be about safety? Let's face it - in safety we deal with a lot of conflict management needs - it's just part of what we do.  In this workshop we'll look at the nature of conflicts (they can be helpful if approached the right way), what works and what doesn't, communication and active listening skills, perspective vs. perception, human behavior and decision making, and how to build up your skills in these areas. We'll engage in active learning with practices, discussion on the learning, some role playing, and have fun throughout the day.  


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