March 2022 Newsletter

Putting People at the Center of Change

change-chanceWith the positive action by the CSU Board of Trustees and our continued movement forward as Cal Poly Humboldt, change leadership is more relevant than ever. We all understand that this transformation is a long game. Its success and sustainability require that our Cal Poly Humboldt community members are knowledgeable of the direction of desired ongoing change and willing participants in it. For those who would like the opportunity to continue to develop additional skills to meet the moment, we’ve got you!

Our People-Centered Change Initiative (PCCI) provides anyone leading or participating in change with additional core skills and competencies to approach change with people at the center. This initiative is an extension of the CSU Change Management initiative focused on the validated ADKAR model of Prosci. Over a decade of research shows that change initiatives that include a focus on the people-side of change are six times more likely to succeed.

Learn more about the People-Centered Change Initiative, and engage in learning opportunities to expand your skills and increase the success of your new initiatives now and in the future.

Featured Tech Skills Course

Tech Skills

Pinterest for Web: Adding and Sharing Pins

Pins are used in Pinterest to share related content with other users. Find out how to create boards to organize your pins, add new pins from your browser or device, and share content via your inbox and an embeddable widget for your website or blog.

Course time: 40 minutes


Leading Your Team through Change


Change requires more than a tactical plan; it requires that all those responsible for and impacted by the change are ready to engage. In this course, you will learn foundational concepts, tools and strategies to successfully lead your team through change, based on Procsi's internationally utilized ADKAR model. This is being offered as part of HSU's People-Centered Change Initiative.

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Interviewing 101 Workshop


Learn about common interview questions and how to prepare for a successful in person and virtual interview.

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Person-Centered Thinking: Organizational Change

Retaining Continuity when Employees Leave

Out of Office
Learn the basics of retaining institutional knowledge, transfering key partnerships, appropriately acknowledging exiting employees and more.

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Ask Me Anything: LinkedIn Edition

Linkedin Person
Whether you're first year or full time professional, it’s critical to utilize your network. LinkedIn can help. Even if you do not have an account, join us with any questions. This will be formatted with a short presentation but mostly allowing space for Q/A and LinkedIn Demo.

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How To Get Your Child to College

Black Student Success
Learn what you can do now, and at every stage of your child’s life – elementary, middle, and high school, to help prepare them to get to college.

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Featured Soft Skills Course

Soft Skills

The Happy Secret to Better Work

We believe that we should work to be happy, but could that be backwards? In this fast-moving and highly entertaining talk from TEDxBloomington, psychologist Shawn Achor argues that actually happiness inspires productivity.

Course time:  12 minutes


Fundamentals of People-Centered Change

people Change
Change at an institutional, department or even individual level is more than the business side of planning. Every bit as important is how people adapt to and engage with the change. In this two hour course you will learn how we as human beings experience change, and gain easy-to-use tools to navigate it successfully.

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 On the Bookshelf


Change : How Organizations Achieve Hard-to-Imagine Results in Uncertain and Volatile Times

by John Kotter, Vanessa Akhtar and Gaurav Gupta

In Change you'll discover:

  • Why the ability of organizations to deal with threats and take advantage of opportunities in the face of ever greater complexity and uncertainty is being severely challenged
  • In-depth, evidence-based, actionable solutions for dealing with institutional resistance to change
  • Case studies and success stories that describe organizations who have successfully built the ability to change quickly into their DNA
  • A universal approach for how to dramatically improve outcomes from various change efforts, including: strategy execution, digital transformation, restructuring, and more.

Find the Book at the Cal Poly Humboldt Library

Exposing Hidden Bias

Join us for an important discussion that brings attention to the unconscious biases we all possess and provides some strategies for overcoming its impact in our work and relationships. Come learn about diversity & inclusion, how to recognize areas where unconscious bias may surface, identify strategies for avoiding bias, and learn of resources available for additional learning and involvement.

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5 Tips for Better Communication Around Change

Communication Bubbles
Effective communications are critical to every change initiative. When effective people-centered change practices happen, new projects are 6 times more likely to be successful.

Read the Article on Prosci Blog

CSU's Got Talent

How to Beat Burnout

"How to Beat Burnout for Yourself, Your Family, and Colleagues" March 23 from 10:00 - 11:00 AM PT


Register the Day of the Webinar

Upcoming Classes

Learning Opportunities from Across the CSU

Love Learning
Cal Poly Humboldt's Learning and Development team is partnering with more than a dozen other CSU campuses to bring you a wider array of professional and personal development opportunities. These opportunities are announced at the end of each month for the coming month. Check out what's on tap for March!

Calendar of Learning Opportunities

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True Colors Personal Success Workshop

People Color Bars
Discover Your True Colors! What are your True Colors? The True Colors Personal Success Workshop combines the element of fun while asking participants to identify four distinct aspects of their personalities.

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Positive Psychology - The Happiness Advantage

Join this engaging and interactive learning experience on how positive psychology can lead to personal and professional success. We will explore the happiness advantage principles that can help shift our mindset through positive psychology.

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Personal Branding - Building your Professional Presence

Your Brand
What does your personal branding say about you? Join us as we discuss the importance of personal branding in attaining your professional presence and aspired goals.

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Tech Tips

Grammarly Extension for Chrome Browser

Grammarly is a spelling and grammar checker with a clean and simple interface. Users can customize their spell-checking settings easily, and check for plagiarism with just one click.

Its premium version offers features for tone adjustment, word choice, and formality levels. Grammarly is the perfect fit for any writer that wants to clean up and optimize their written content.

Skillshops @ the Library