CUIMC Training Opportunities

We are pleased to present a selection of learning programs for the CUIMC community and look forward to your participation!

Course Schedule

To register, please click on the link in the "Course" column on the left.  You will be prompted to log in to our Enterprise Learning Management (ELM) system where upcoming sessions will be listed.

Course Description
Developing Agility as a Leader The purpose of this course is to provide managers with a framework and specific skills for enabling their teams to adapt to rapid change through agility.
Building Team Resilience The purpose of this course is to provide managers with guidelines and practical techniques for building resilience at the individual and team levels.
Delegation The purpose of this course is to provide an overview of delegation best practices with strategies and tips on how to empower others.
Giving Effective Feedback The purpose of this training is to help you acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to provide effective feedback to the individuals you lead. This course is intended for managers at CUIMC.
Learning Objectives:
- Discuss the benefits and costs of communicating feedback
- Define the different types of feedback and why they are used
- Identify factors to consider before giving constructive feedback
- Study and practice an effective technique for giving constructive feedback
Remote Work Skills Module 1:  Introduction This is the first module in the Remote Work Skills micro learning series. In this module, we'll discuss trends indicating an increase in remote work, differences between remote and in-office work, and remote work skills.
Remote Work Skills Module 2:  Organizational Skills This is the second module in the Remote Work Skills micro learning series. In this module, we'll discuss key remote work skills and tools for applying them effectively. You'll also have an opportunity to complete an anonymous self-assessment of your current remote organizational skills.
Remote Work Skills Module 3:  Communication This is the third module in the Remote Work Skills micro learning series. In this module, we'll identify the challenges of remote communication and key skills. You'll also have an opportunity to respond to a scenario to identify when to use the skills discussed. 
Remote Work Skills Module 4:  Using Technology This is the fourth module in the Remote Work Skills micro learning series. In this module, we'll discuss key remote work technology skills and identify resource to help you perform those skills.
Remote Work Skills Module 5:  Maintaining Work-Life Balance This is the fifth module in the Remote Work Skills micro learning series. In this module, we'll discuss unique challenges of maintaining work life balance as a remote worker and specific things you can do to overcome these challenges.
Managing Remote Teams Micro Learning:  Success Factors This is the first module in the Managing Remote Teams series.  In this session, we'll identify trends affecting remote work and resulting success factors.  You'll also have an opportunity to respond to an interactive scenario to practice recognizing success factors in action.
Managing Remote Teams Micro Learning:  Preparation This is the second module in the Managing Remote Teams series.  In this session, we'll identify key areas of remote work preparation and actions you can take to effectively plan each area.  You'll also have an opportunity to respond to brief quizzes to check your knowledge.
Managing Remote Teams Micro Learning:  Launching Remote Team Work This is the third module in the Managing Remote Teams series.  In this session, we'll discuss the launch success factors of holding an effective launch meeting and taking follow up action to ensure effective implementation of your launch.
Managing Remote Teams Micro Learning:  Implementing Your Communication Plan This is the fourth module in the Managing Remote Teams series.  In this session, we'll discuss practices for implementing your remote team communication plan as well as steps for managing virtual meetings effectively.
Managing Remote Teams Micro Learning:  Managing Performance Remotely This is the fifth module in the Managing remote Teams series.  In this session, we'll discuss the differences in remote work that make performance management challenging as well as practices for monitoring deliverables, giving feedback, and providing reports to management.  You'll also have a chance to respond to a practice scenario on giving feedback.
The Key Principles of Leading in a Crisis (Session Recording) This is a recording of the webinar session conducted in May 2020.  The session  discussed the uniqueness of the COVID pandemic and its implications.  It also defined the key qualities and skills leaders need to have a positive impact, as well as provided examples of outstanding crisis leadership.
Maintaining the Mission During a Crisis (Session Recording) This is a recording of the webinar session conducted in May 2020.  This session  explored why it’s so critical to maintain focus on work unit purpose and morale during a crisis. Participants learned how to build greater emotional awareness and resilience, both for themselves and their teams. This enables them to better navigate the turbulence around them.
Communicating During a Crisis (Session Recording) This is a recording of the webinar session conducted in May 2020.  This session presented a set of guiding principles for effective crisis communication. It discussed the challenges of communicating under pressure, particularly when there are so many unknowns. The presenters offered various tips for meeting these and other communication challenges.
Crisis Decision Making (Session Recording) This is a recording of the webinar session conducted in May 2020.  The session discussed decision making pitfalls which are multiplied in a crisis. The presenters suggested ways to overcome these pitfalls including the use of a step-by-step process for making and communicating decisions. In addition, participants were given tips for how to cope with uncertainty and ambiguity.
Moving Forward:  The Leadership Challenge Ahead (Session Recording) This is a recording of the webinar session conducted in June 2020.  The session explored the issue that as we gradually resume operations, more people will be returning to work onsite.  But we should expect "business as unusual" for the foreseeable future.  The webinar helped participants anticipate the challenges of this uncertain period, ensure that they know what resources are available to guide them, and provided tips for how to enhance resilience and agility.
Proactively Responding to Change at CUIMC (for staff) (on demand) Become adept at navigating change and taking a proactive – rather than a reactive - stance. Assess your own readiness to transition and explore tips for moving towards supporting anticipated changes (Staff and Manager versions of this online program are available).
Relieving Stress at CUIMC (on demand) Try out some approaches to recognizing, preventing, and managing stress to see if they might work for you. Resources are provided for additional support on any of the presented topics.
Time Management at CUIMC (on demand) Assess your time management skills and explore resources and tips that can assist you in those areas identified as challenges.
Worthwhile Meetings (on demand) Holding a worthwhile meeting takes effort, as well as knowledge of some well-researched best practices. This course will help you to identify and commit to best practices to prepare for, run, and follow-up on a productive meeting. Additional meeting management resources are provided. This course is prework for Worthwhile Meetings: Advanced Skills.

Columbia University Learning and Development offers additional resources including on demand and live virtual programs on topics like emotional wellness and remote work skills.  To access the offerings, click here

Registration Notes

  • Some courses may not have current sessions to enroll in.
  • For classroom courses, click the “View Classes” button to "Enroll" in the session you wish to attend. If you do not see any sessions listed, click on the blue link to "Find more Classes" at the bottom of the list to bring up a full listing.
  • For online courses, click the "Launch" button to start the training.

Custom courses

If you desire a customized version of any of the training programs listed above, or other training topics, for your staff of 12 employees or more, please contact cuimclearning@cumc.columbia.edu as early as possible to ensure quality and availability.

Registration Help

If you have questions or need assistance with the registration process, please contact cuimclearning@cumc.columbia.edu.