October 24, 2011

Faculty, staff welcome to attend workshop

by Christi Mathis

CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Most of us work with others in our daily work and doing so effectively gets more accomplished.

“It’s a Team Effort:  Working with Kindness” is a workshop on Thursday, Oct. 27, from Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s Labor and Employee Relations.  Faculty and staff are welcome to attend the presentation from 9:30 to 11 a.m. in the Student Health Center Auditorium.

Carol Fisher, workforce learning and development officer, will present the workshop.  She said every day we have numerous one-second opportunities to exhibit a bit more patience with people around us, show a little extra kindness and pay a little more attention.  She’ll offer ideas for handling frustration, responding kindly to rude behavior and dealing with emotions that can interfere with our ability to listen and get things done.

Participants can register as they arrive or by sending an RSVP email to Fisher at cefisher@siu.edu.