September 21, 2011

Workshop focuses on teamwork, kindness

by Christi Mathis

CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Teamwork makes good things happen. 

That’s the message of “It’s a Team Effort:  Working with Kindness.”  The free workshop set for 9:30-11:30 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 22, is open to all Southern Illinois University Carbondale faculty and staff.  The Labor and Employee Relations event will be in Rooms 111/112 at the Student Health Center. 

Carol Fisher, workforce learning and development officer, will present the workshop.  She notes that every day, we have countless one-second opportunities when we can display a little more patience, a little extra attention or kindness, things that could make a significant difference in our interactions with people.  She’ll offer ideas for handling frustrations so that our emotions don’t interfere with our ability to listen and help people as well as tips for responding kindly to rudeness.

Participants can register as they walk in or by sending an RSVP email to Fisher at