PennTRAIN Webinar Series: How to make working from home, work for you

  • 04/30/2020
  • 05/15/2020
  • 6 sessions
  • 04/30/2020, 1:30 PM 2:30 PM (EDT)
  • 05/01/2020, 1:30 PM 2:30 PM (EDT)
  • 05/06/2020, 1:30 PM 3:00 PM (EDT)
  • 05/08/2020, 1:30 PM 3:00 PM (EDT)
  • 05/14/2020, 1:30 PM 3:00 PM (EDT)
  • 05/15/2020, 1:30 PM 3:00 PM (EDT)
  • Online Webinar


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Attendance Restrictions: In order to provide an interactive format, each session will be capped at 22 participants. Because of this cap, registrations per agency may be limited depending on the level of interest in each session. Additionally, we expect that registrants who sign up, show up; meaning that registrants attend the sessions they register for, or provide as much notice as possible if they are unable to participate as planned. Excessive "no-shows" may result in waitlisted registrations for future courses. 

Registration Instructions: Click the Register button and complete the registration form. You may register for one or more sessions based on your interest & availability. Before the webinar, PennTRAIN will email you (using the email you provide in the registration form) with instructions on how to access the webinar. Each session will be presented through Zoom and attendees will be encouraged to use webcams to facilitate participation. Contact with any questions or concerns. 

Cost: No charge! PennTRAIN has worked with PennDOT to waive registration fees for PennTRAIN courses through June 30, 2020.

Developed by: Kristen Joyner, Founder & President of KJ Backpack LLC

How to make working from home, work for you. 

Essential, yet fun online sessions that will help you not just survive but thrive in your home office environment. The goal for each one-hour session will be to tackle 2-3 of the most annoying aspects of managing an office at home, receive practical ideas, engage in Q&A and leave with an action plan to keep you from losing your mind. A pre-session survey will allow us to tailor the classes to the individuals.

Over the course of six, one-hour sessions you can expect to learn the following:

Thursday, April 30, 1:30 to 2:30 PM 
Communicating in our “New Normal:” 

  • Remote Leadership
  • Engagement vs. Isolation
  • Buy-in
  • Problem-solving Remotely
  • Learning to Say No
  • Self-Care

Friday, May 1, 1:30 to 2:30 PM 
Time Management, Motivation, and Work-life Balance... from Home

  • Managing distractions and interruptions
  • Managing office hours to avoid burnout
  • Timely communication with peers
  • Knowing your weaknesses and setting boundaries
  • Managing the day-to-day tasks
  • The bottomless In-box
  • Setting priorities for greater focus

Please note that the length of the following webinars has been extended from 60 to 90 minutes to allow ample discussion time. 

Wednesday, May 6, 1:30 to 3 PM 
Clutter Busting - Creating a workable home space to keep up with your workload.

  • Establishing work zones
  • Sharing space with others
  • Keeping your work docs organized and secure
  • Furniture: Having the right equipment to cut down on fatigue
  • Organizing the chaos

Friday, May 8, 1:30 to 3 PM 
Personal Finances: Keeping on track in Uncertain Times

  • How to define an emergency fund
  • How to save for real emergencies
  • How to use your money wisely when there IS an emergency
  • How to set up a savings for other non-emergency items

Thursday, May 14, 1:30 - 3 PM
Managing People from a Distance: Knowing yourself and others will make it easier

  • Recognize the 4 basic personality styles
  • Understand the science behind good communication
  • Ask one simple question to understand your communication partner 
  • Learn to enhance communication through understanding each other

Friday, May 15, 1:30 - 3 PM
7 Power Questions to Help You Be Better After This is All Over – What does this make possible?

  • Discover 7 high-quality Power Questions you can use to position yourself and your team to be better after this crisis
  • Think more deeply about what truly matters in life and work
  • Determine the best actions you can take to move from DREAM to DO as a leader and as a team

Trainers in this Series:

Kent Julian is a lot of things... family man, champion swim coach, CSP* professional speaker, fish taco lover, and proud bald guy. Along the way, Kent realized that the successes he experienced were never “his successes.” Each accomplishment came about because of the teams he was privileged to lead. Whether working with millennial students, coaching championship swim teams, or leading his own businesses, success was the result of committed, engaged teams. Now, with his expertise in leadership and employee engagement, he is privileged to speak, write, and consult leaders and teams all over the country on what it takes to create what he calls “DREAM-to-DO” culture.

Jill Davis is a speaker coach for TEDx, CEOs, conference leaders and entrepreneurs. She has spent a decade coaching and is known for helping her clients polish presentation skills so they get the promotion they want, and realize success in life. Jill guides people to the story that they truly want to tell, whether it is on stage or around the fire. Jill is also a certified DISC coach and works with entrepreneurs to use their skills and talents to build their business. Every Story Deserve its Stage. 

Christine Odle is a Small Business Financial Coach and Personal Financial Coach and Speaker. With home bases in Norwood, Colorado and St. George, Utah, she and her husband own several small businesses and have personally lived debt free and run their businesses debt free since crawling out from under more than $500,000 in debt in 2009. She works with small business owners and offers financial education and coaching to individuals and family via her company’s financial wellness programs. She earned BA in Business & Mathematics from Fort Lewis College and has a background in banking and small business financial management.

Kristen Joyner is Founder and President of KJ Backpack LLC. Her expertise includes transit association work as Executive Director for the South West Transit Association and administrative public transportation experience for Rock Region Metro, Little Rock, Arkansas.  She leads with energy, expertise, and creativity in executive roles, as a team leader, and as a subject-matter expert. For twelve years, Ms. Joyner has developed and delivered training programs, workshops, and conferences for the transit industry, promoting strong transit workforce development, leadership, and communication across the transportation sector. 

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