Workshop:  Connections

Course ID - CTD0510

Short Title: Connections

(Course ID, Reference #, or Keyword title can be used to find and register for this course in Odyssey) 

Audience:   All Employees
Length of Workshop:    8 hours
Prerequisite None

Description: This program is built around the concept of making people feel better about their work and their lives. It is also a structured approach to improving student retention through increasing support staff sensitivity and personal communication skills. Since there is a positive relationship between the caring attitude of staff and student retention, it is in the College's best interest to do all that is possible to provide that care. This workshop will focus on ways for individuals to become more efficient and effective in their departments, Highlights will include: working with multiple supervisors; crisis and stress management; building assertiveness; practicing effective interpersonal and communication skills (relative to coworkers and students); developing effective listening skills; identifying positive and negative reinforcement and understanding how attitudes are transmitted.


 As a result of successful completion of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Work with multiple supervisors
  • Build assertiveness
  • Create effective communication and interpersonal skills
  • Develop effective listening skills
  • Understand how attitudes are transmitted


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Registration information
Course ID: - CTD0510
Course Title: Connections
Reference # - see table 

How to Register

Registration for CT&D workshops are through the Student Information and Registration system.  The process for registering for a CTD workshop will be the same as registering for a regular class at MDC.  

New - Easier registration for workshops

You can access the Registration System and register for a CTD workshop using the same user name and password that use to login to your computer.    Example:   Richard Johnson  would be rjohnson     (You will NOT need to create a separate student myMDC account to register for a CTD workshop

Make a note of the Reference Number for the workshop then go to Registration Instructions

Once you have registered for a class, you can print your schedule.    Please make every effort to attend once you've registered as seats are limited.     However, If you need to drop, you can also do this through the Web Registration screen.     CTD classes will appear on your transcript as non-credit classes.

If you need special assistance to participate in this workshop due to a disability, please call CT&D at 7-2366 so that appropriate arrangements can be made.  College Training and Development complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act.