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Release: July 25, 2001

UI Staff Development features new Fall Seminar Series

IOWA CITY, Iowa—The University of Iowa Office of Staff Development is featuring a new set of seminars designed to address common workplace challenges. Speakers from National Seminars Group will return to present strategies and skill-building techniques for improving organizational morale and effectiveness.

The Fall Seminar Series features five new sessions, beginning with "Cultivating Winning Attitudes—How to Handle Negativity in the Workplace" on Wednesday, Aug. 29. "How to Develop Highly Effective Marketing Plans and Competitive Strategies" will be Thursday, Sept. 20, followed by "Coaching, Mentoring, & Team-Building Skills for Supervisors, Managers, & Team Leaders" on Tuesday and Wednesday, Oct. 30-31. "Thinking Outside the Lines—Creative Strategies for the Workplace" will be Tuesday, Nov. 20. The series concludes on Tuesday, Dec. 4 with "Building Budgeting Skills." More information can be found online at www.uiowa.edu/~fusstfdv/ in the "Special Events" section.

The fee for each daylong seminar is $99; the two-day session in October is $199. Those who register for three or more seminars in the fall series are eligible for a 10 percent discount.

Registration deadline for the first program is Wednesday, Aug.15. Call (319) 335-2687 for registration and information.