Human Resources

Next Event: TBA 03/12/2019  1:00 pm EDT 03/07/2019  1:00 pm EST

The Human Resources Channel features Cornell University faculty who bring deep experience and a finger on the pulse of emerging best practices in human resource leadership: HR technology and automation, big data and HR analytics, performance metrics, conflict resolution, talent and performance management, diversity and inclusion, cross-team collaboration, and fresh methods to harness employee engagement.

In these one-hour interactive sessions you’ll learn how to:

  • Hire, retain and engage your workforce.
  • Manage talent and develop employees to their true potential.
  • Cultivate a culture of coaching, support and collaboration.
  • Deliver meaningful performance feedback.
  • Identify bias and stereotypes and put forth diversity and inclusion policies.
  • Align employee performance with organizational goals.
Webinar Information

The Human Resources WebSeries offers monthly webinars with esteemed Cornell University faculty. New webinars are being scheduled often in order to bring you the latest in industry news, trends, and best practices.

What holds people back from realizing their dreams? To many, the simple answer is fear, but fear may also increase your capacity to act with courage. Erica Dawson, from Cornell’s College of Engineering, will discuss what you can can do to harness fear and apply it to both your personal life and as a leader to others.

In this fast-paced interactive discussion with Professor Erica Dawson, you will learn how to:

  • Understand courage as a character strength that can be developed and practiced intentionally—by anyone
  • Reframe fear as a necessary part of powerful leadership, and learn ways to reduce or manage fear in the face of challenging situations
  • Apply psychological tools to help you act with courage and conviction when it matters most

Do you have the presence of a leader? The ability to connect with other people and make your case while communicating genuine emotion is a vital skill in both business and life. Even if you don’t consider yourself a skilled – or even comfortable – public speaker, you can still develop an executive presence that will carry you through even the most intimidating circumstances.

In this live discussion, you will learn why refining your public speaking skills can build confidence so that people won’t be able to look away. This is a lifelong process, and this session is designed to introduce you to the discipline of public speaking.

In this hour-long, fast-paced interactive discussion with David Feldshuh of Cornell University’s College of Arts & Sciences, you will:

  • Learn why analyzing and understanding your strengths and weaknesses as a presenter are crucial to your own leadership development.
  • Look at how breath, voice, body positioning, and a passionate belief can bolster your authenticity.
  • Observe strategies for connecting with listeners, allowing for effective transfer of information, emotional resonance, adding to your persuasive appeal.
  • Learn how performance anxiety, mannerisms, and other distractions can limit your effectiveness in presentation.

Your Human Resources subscription will include access to these recordings of past webinars.

Leading teams and getting results rests on your ability to frame, manage, and solve complex problems. Systems Thinking teaches us that these problems should not be looked at individually, but be treated as moving parts connected to a larger system. Looking through this lens can help you better analyze complex situations and help your team learn and grow.

In this one-hour online event with professors and systems scientists Derek and Laura Cabrera, you will learn how to:

  • Identify how complex problems are interconnected
  • Consider more effective methods for managing complex systems, situations, processes, and problems
  • Analyze and model changes to complex systems
  • Enhance the logic you use to solve problems
  • Build a culture that inspires systems thinking at organizational, team, and individual levels

Today’s working household looks drastically different than it did just 30 years ago: Women are half of the workforce, more than two-thirds of families are dual-earner; and in the majority of these, spouses contribute almost equally to household income. These changes are affecting how people navigate gender roles, work/family demands, and career choices. Join a live discussion with Cornell ILR School faculty expert Pamela Tolbert to better understand these critical shifts so you can design effective policies and management practices for the contemporary workplace.

Beyond the hashtags and headlines, a rapid shift is occurring in the way our society talks about and addresses harassment. For many HR professionals, this is uncharted territory. Yet HR teams are a crucial part of the solution; to succeed, they need to know what’s possible.

Join our live panel discussion with Cornell University experts to start navigating HR’s role in creating the systemic organizational and cultural changes needed to eliminate harassment and ensure all employees can thrive in a safe, respectful workplace.

Cornell panelists Susan Brecher and Katrina Nobles—researchers and experts in crisis, conflict, and HR management—will discuss what role HR plays in workplace harassment and strategic organizational guidance, as well as how to handle high-level policy decisions in the current environment and move toward rebuilding harassment-free workplace cultures.

Don’t miss this opportunity to ask your questions, have them answered live, and learn practical HR approaches to begin addressing this urgent problem.

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