LUNCHTIME LEARNING SERIES (VIRTUAL) (MSLLSERIES)
(01/12/2021-04/27/2021)

Course Memo

The Ego Trip (Up): How Decision Fatigue Leaves us Depleted January 12, 2021:

Have you ever sat through a difficult conversation and remained emotionally collected, then struggled to make a decision for the remainder of the day?  Have you ever planned, shopped, and prepped your groceries for the week, and then looked at your overflowing refrigerator and instead ordered pizza? What about needing to go back to bed after you have gotten everyone where they need to go in the morning instead of facing the day head on?  These are all real, and completely normal situations...and have something in common...decision fatigue.  In this session, individuals will hear about the effects of decision fatigue, and what they can do to help recognize, prepare for, and potentially alleviate the exhaustion that comes with this process.

Amie is passionate about many things, including her faith, family, the power of a good belly laugh, and how the world can thrive through education (especially when it comes to ourselves!). She believes strongly in helping others find their true purpose through individual coaching, team facilitation, or large group training, specializing in communication, relationship building, and presence. As a nationally certified Gallup Strengths Coach, Amie comes alongside and teaches others how to best show up for themselves and those around them.  Outside of owning her own business, Amie loves being with her husband, Josh, their three beautiful children Ava, Miles and Warren, cracking open a new book, drinking a good cup of coffee, exploring the outdoors, and spending an evening at the theater.

Upping Your Zoom Game: Designing Win-Win Virtual Meetings and Training Sessions - January 26, 2021:

Are the Zoom meetings you’re part of feeling a little tired and boring?  This session will help!  Virtual meetings can be just as engaging and effective as face-to-face settings, but the trick is to make those sessions participant-centered.  Learn how to engage your virtual audience right from the start, hold their attention, and deliver the messages you need to share succinctly and efficiently.  Facilitator Marcy Luter will share a variety of free and low-cost polling, games and chat tools; offer strategies for asking and answering questions on live webinars; and explore a framework for participant-centered focus for your virtual events.

Marcy works with businesses and organizations of all kinds to meet their goals through training and other educational opportunities for their greatest asset … their human resources. Her areas of expertise include personal effectiveness and time management, playing to your strengths, communication skills and team dynamics.

Marcy holds a bachelor’s in agricultural communications from Oklahoma State University, and she is a certified facilitator and trainer for FranklinCovey, Gallup’s StrengthsQuest assessment, Development Dimensions International, AchieveGlobal and Myers Briggs Type Indicator.

Leading While Shy - February 9, 2021:

Shyness and leadership don’t seem to go together. Being shy, though, may mean you have some unique leadership strengths you can leverage to make a difference in your organization. In this session we’ll take a close look at what shyness is (and isn’t), how to build your leadership toolkit, and how to support those who want to lead from a place of shyness.

John Mark Day currently serves as the Director of Leadership and Campus Life at Oklahoma State University, where he connects, engages, and develops students as leaders who make a difference in their communities. He is also a faculty member in OSU’s College of Education and Human Sciences where he teaches courses on leadership and advises capstone projects and dissertations. John Mark holds a doctorate in Higher Education Leadership and Policy from Vanderbilt University, a master of arts degree from Dallas Theological Seminary, and master of science and bachelor of arts degrees from Texas Christian University.

High Stakes Conversations in a Virtual World - February 23, 2021:

High stakes conversations can be tricky, even in the best of settings. What about when we have those difficult conversations in a virtual world? In a virtual world, it seems these can go from being difficult conversations to impossible conversations, but when the stakes are high these important conversations need to take place regardless of the setting. Whether you are collaborating with a colleague or advising a client, high stakes conversations help all of us improve and reach our goals. This session will engage participants while they learn principles to help lead or participate effectively in high stakes conversations online.

Molly Kyler has been employed at Pioneer Technology Center for the past 22 years.  She holds two degrees from the University of Central Oklahoma — a bachelor’s of science in marketing education and a masters of education in school administration.  Kyler’s background is in marketing education and educational leadership. Some of her specialty areas include communications, customized curriculum development and training as well as executive business coaching and people development. She is an Alumni of Leadership Oklahoma and holds a credential with the International Coach Federation.

Actionable Accountability - March 9, 2021:

Quint Studer said, “Clear and consistent communication can work magic in an organization, but only if leaders have the courage and skills to set clear expectations and hold all individuals accountable.” The lack of accountability is rampant in society today. Why are we afraid to hold people accountable, both at work and in our personal lives? In Actionable Accountability, you will learn actionable tools to improve accountability as well as best practices to drive better results. You’ll see what the “magic” that comes from setting expectations, communication and holding others accountable can do for you, your work team and your organization.

Lorinda Schrammel is the Director of Talent Development at Oklahoma State University and the owner of Growth Training and Consulting. Lorinda additionally serves as a national advisor for the Association for Talent Development. Lorinda has been a TedX speaker and a recipient of the Pike’s Peak Award presented annually for exemplary performance in participant-centered training. Lorinda is a Gallup-certified strengths coach and holds a variety of training certifications in various disciplines.  Lorinda is a graduate of Baylor University. 

The Power of Emotional Intelligence - March 23, 2021:

What is the formula for success at your job? As a spouse? A parent? As part of your community?   Emotional intelligence (EI) is the unique repertoire of emotional skills that we use to navigate the everyday challenges of life. Research has demonstrated that our EI or (EQ) is often a more accurate predictor of success than our IQ. No matter how intellectually intelligent we are, our success is still governed by how well we communicate our ideas and interact with our peers.   This course will give you the foundational knowledge to help you understand how to leverage current skill strengths and recognize opportunities for development.

Anna Irwin is a Human Behavior Specialist, focusing in the people skills arena. Anna assists individuals as they master their communication and leadership skills, ensuring they become an invaluable member on any team they are part of in all areas of their life. Anna has worked with numerous organizations across the state in an effort to improve their leadership, communication and team cohesiveness skills. Anna holds a B.A. in communication from UCO and an M.A. in organizational behavior from Boston University.

Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance - April 14, 2021:

Based on the book of the same name, this session will make the case to anyone striving to succeed that the secret to outstanding achievement is not talent, but a special blend of passion and persistence called “grit.” We will discuss what goes through our brains when we fail, and how that—not talent or luck—makes all the difference.  Come learn how to strengthen your own level of grit, and how this can impact every facet of your life!

Bonnie loves sunshine, movies, the color yellow, and being a redhead. She serves as Manager of Library Communications at her alma mater, Oklahoma State University, where she earned a B.S. in environmental science and a M.S. in mass communications. Bonnie stumbled upon a career in public relations after a life-changing afternoon washing dirt. She has worked in communications for more than a decade, specializing in education, libraries and the arts. Bonnie became accredited in public relations in 2007. Now, she enjoys mentoring students and sharing her skills and experience with others.

Fear of Failure: Why Perfectionism Stops Us in Our Tracks - April 27, 2021:

"No!" "Stop!" "Don't even begin!" "If you never start, then you cannot fail!" The words perfectionism speaks into our minds are harsh ones.  We are fooled into thinking that if we never begin, or procrastinate, or focus solely on the results, we cannot stumble.  So, what do we do about these messages and ideas we have trained ourselves to hear when we inevitably falter?  In this session, you will learn how to identify perfectionist tendencies (we all have them!), and what to do when the fear of failing begins to creep in.

Amie is passionate about many things, including her faith, family, the power of a good belly laugh, and how the world can thrive through education (especially when it comes to ourselves!). She believes strongly in helping others find their true purpose through individual coaching, team facilitation, or large group training, specializing in communication, relationship building, and presence. As a nationally certified Gallup Strengths Coach, Amie comes alongside and teaches others how to best show up for themselves and those around them.  Outside of owning her own business, Amie loves being with her husband, Josh, their three beautiful children Ava, Miles and Warren, cracking open a new book, drinking a good cup of coffee, exploring the outdoors, and spending an evening at the theater.

$59 for all 8 sessions if registered prior to January 11, 2021. After January 11, 2021, it will be $80 for all 8 sessions.