Faculty & Staff Change Conflict Workshop Series

Change can create, exacerbate, diminish and help bring about the resolution or transformation of conflict. With the consolidation of Georgia State University and Georgia Perimeter College comes great excitement and also many changes. The GSU Office of the Ombudsperson Spring 2016 Faculty & Staff Change Conflict Workshop Series features three interactive sessions focused on skills you can use to effectively navigate the conflicts that change creates in your workplace environment.

Boost: Raising Morale in the Workplace

Boost is the first of the three workshop sessions. During this workshop, we will explore the benefits of high employee morale, motivation and engagement, as well as the harm low morale does to the workplace. We will provide tools you can use to diagnose the morale in your own workplace. Finally, we will discuss four concrete steps you can take to boost morale.

Who Moved My GSU? How to Thrive in Times of Change

Who Moved My GSU? is the second of the three workshop sessions. Based on the best-selling book “Who Moved My Cheese?” by Dr. Spencer Johnson, the workshop will help you explore your “cheese” and why it is important to you. We will ask the questions: how do you seek new cheese in a time of change? Why is it important to change? What can you do to displace the doubts you have about enjoying new cheese?

Managing UP! Driving Success with Good Communication

Managing UP! is the third of the three workshop sessions. In times of change, the task of managing others often falls by the wayside. When we “manage up” we recognize that manager and employee share the responsibility of ensuring a management relationship that drives success for both persons. During this session, we will discuss ways you can use good communication to help your manager carry his or her own weight, while improving your own performance and achievement in the workplace as well.

All workshops will be held from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in Student Center East 217. Please bring your own lunch and feel free to munch during the workshop. You do not need to have attended the prior workshop(s) to attend the later ones. Please contact Sandra Vasher, Interim Associate Ombudsperson, at for more information.