Available Classes

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BuckeyeLearn is a university-wide online training tool, allowing learning and training opportunities to be easily accessed by the university community of faculty, staff, and student employees. Check out the following instructor-led and online classes offered by the Office of Human Resources in Buckeye Learn.

Conversations of Performance Management

The Office of Human Resources Conversations of Performance Management curriculum is an online program intended to provide you with the tools and resources to engage in thoughtful and rewarding performance conversations. These resources focus on the four critical conversations managers and employees should be having throughout the year:

  • Plan
  • Develop
  • Feedback
  • Review

Click on the tools and resources in the Buckeye Learn curriculum for quick tips on performance management conversations. You’ll also find an on online performance management course. For more specific information regarding the performance management processes in your unit, please contact your human resources professional.

Critical Thinking Skills

Increasing your critical thinking skills can help you in decision making, problem solving, creativity and planning. In this 25 minute online course, you’ll learn the key characteristics of critical thinking and how to implement a critical thinking process in your work. You will also learn how to avoid critical thinking mistakes, identify assumptions and biases, evaluate information, and distinguish between fact and opinion.

Discover Your Personal Leadership Brand

Learn why creating a professional brand is important, and how to create a brand that goes beyond your strengths, skills and character to convey your leadership ability. This 90 minute instructor-led interactive workshop includes reflection on your personal presence, how you use your strengths in your role, how you engage others, and your outcomes and results. Participants bring this information together on a Leadership Brand Worksheet and receive suggestions on how to continue their branding effort after the workshop.

A Glimpse into Emotional Intelligence

This curriculum contains 4 online courses.  To complete the curriculum successfully, you must complete all four courses.  There is a suggested but not required sequence to the courses:

  • An Introduction to Emotional Intelligence – Part 1 of 4
  • Emotional Intelligence: Self-Awareness – Part 2 of 4
  • Emotional Intelligence: Self-Management – Part 3 of 4
  • Emotional Intelligence: Social Skills and Empathy – Part 4 of 4

How to Boost Your Value at Work

When you think of someone who is invaluable, what do you think of? Indispensable people are found in many different roles and settings, yet they share common characteristics. In this 25 minute online course you’ll learn how to thrive under pressure and expand your career opportunities by taking initiative, effectively resolving problems, sharing your knowledge, and being an overall positive influence in the workplace.

Paper and Bytes: Best Practices, and Resources for Managing Ohio State Records

The Ohio State University, as a public institution, must comply with laws governing public records. Effective compliance can only be achieved in an environment of proper records retention and management. This two hour instructor-led workshop will help participants become more knowledgeable about university policies, legal requirements, and best practices concerning the retention, management and disposition of records in their care.

Paper and Bytes is provided in partnership by University Libraries and the Office of Human Resources.

Reframe and Renew

This 90-minute instructor-led workshop introduces techniques to reframe thoughts, situations, and challenging relationships in a more positive or beneficial way. This refreshing and interactive session is full of tools and examples to help you look at things from new perspectives.

The Art of Influencing Others

This online course helps you understand the nature of influence and persuasion and gives you tools to increase your influence. By learning the art of influence, you can change people’s minds, win their support, or broaden their perspective without resentment. Influence is not manipulation, bribing or forcing people to your point of view – influence is opening people’s minds to your way of thinking.

Working in the Public Sector

The Ohio State University is part of the public sector, with assets held in the public trust. This has many implications for the university and for you as a public sector employee. These brief videos describe the essentials of working in this unique environment:

  • History of the Public Sector: Stresses the importance of fairness and transparency in our work.
  • Ethics and You: Describes the high ethical standards expected by the university and the Ohio Ethics Commission.
  • Handling Public Records: Describes how to create, maintain and store the many public records (forms, email, etc.) we handle in our roles.

Working Through Difficult Conversations

Do you sometimes avoid difficult or challenging conversations? Is it hard to decide where to start? Do you have the same conversation more than once with the same person?This two hour instructor-led workshop provides tools and practice to help you increase your skill and comfort in engaging in difficult conversations. Learn how to prepare in advance, start the conversation effectively, and maintain a productive environment. We will also cover how to handle conversations that become difficult in the moment and how to anticipate and respond to other’s reactions.