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Staff Resource Library

Videotapes

The Farmer's Wife
David Sutherland
1998
2 Videotapes
6-1/2 hours

Make Every Day a Terrific Day!
Ed Foreman
Videotape
65 minutes
Personal Development
Achieving excellence through positive attitudes.

Productivity and the Self-Fulfilling Prophecy:  The Pygmalion Effect
crm films
Videocassette
30 minutes
Discover the power of the film for yourself and learn about the myth of Pygmalion and how it applies today, the influence of both positive and negative expectations on performance, communicating expectations effectively, and fostering high self-confidence and achievement among all employees and students.

Reaching Your Financial Goals
TIAA CREF
1998
Videocassette
60 minutes
Today most of us are looking for ways to balance multiple financial priorities, including saving for retirement, college costs, a new home, and other goals.  Here what some of America's top investment experts have to say when the share their insights.

Reaching Your Financial Goals (3)
Videocassette
90 minutes

Windows of Change
Jennifer James, Ph. D.
1993
Videocassette with booklet
Organizational Management
25 minutes
Sets the platform for the future.  In this program, she systematically shows that the key skill for the future is the ability to change.  At issue is not necessarily changing our values, but our strategies.

"Sixty Minutes"-Louis Farrakhan interview
Sixty Minutes
Videocassette

Building a Learning Organization for the 21st Century
Epsilon Sigma Phi
1998
Videocassette
Advisory Councils
3 hours

Communicate and Win
communication briefings
1989
Videocassette
Communication
48 minutes
All successful manager are successful communicators.  Seven key communication topics are highlighted in this video. They are:  persuading people to accept your ideas, using the telephone, providing dynamic leadership, listening for increased productivity, conducting effective meetings, and getting the most our of your writing.

The Role of Intuition in Decision Making
University of Texas — El Paso
1992
Videotape
1 hour 18 minutes
Organizational Management
This video shows private and public sector executives using their intuitive skills in critical decision-making situations. You can use and develop your intuitive skills for productive use at both a personal and organizational level.

Marketing Where Your Competition is Not!
TomKat Production
1995
Videotape
35 minutes
Marketing
Learn how to differentiate your competitors from your competition, analyze the fourth factor of success, create and analyze your SWAD list, find your competitive advantage and learn how to use it.

Retirement Ahead: Save Now
College and University Personnel Association
1997
Videotape
104 minutes
Retirement
This satellite conference brings employers and employees at higher education institutions up to date on social Security and retirement savings issues and concerns. The program includes a "how to" segment to encourage individuals to plan and save for retirement.

The Art of Investing: Tips from America's Experts
TIAA-CREF
1997
Videotape
90 minutes
Retirement
This satellite conference gives insights on evaluating investment alternatives, allocating assets, creating lifetime investment strategies, and getting the most out of retirement plans, mutual funds and investment plans.

Save! Your Future Depends on You
TIAA-CREF
1998
90 minutes
Videotape
Retirement
This satellite conference offers information on the basics of retirement saving, strategies for starting a personal savings program, anticipated benefits from Social Security and employer- sponsored retirement plans, and the mechanics of SEPs, IRAs and 403(b) and 401(k) savings vehicles.

Land for Learning: Justin Morrill and America's Land-Grant Colleges and Universities
Vermont Public Television
1998
Videotape
57:50
Education
This videotape provides some history and philosophy of the land-grant system. The development of teaching, research and extension are explored, and the addition of the 1890 black land-grants and 1994 tribal land-grants is explained. The video might especially help new faculty and staff better understand the background of the land-grant system and how it continues to evolve.

Impact Statement Reporting Training Kit
NDSU, USDA CSREES and Purdue
1998
Book, Videotape and Computer Software
14-minute video, 52 pages
Evaluation
This training package features sections on the importance of impact, elements and uses of impact statements, reporting and writing impact statements, and building your system. The training kit can be used as a self-study or with groups of staff. It includes a PowerPoint file with teaching slides and notes, a videotape on accountability and stakeholders, printed information and writing drills.

Workteams and The Wizard of Oz
Ken Blanchard
1993
Videotape (includes leader's guide and participant workbook)
18 minutes
Collaboration/Cooperation
Using footage from the film "The Wizard of Oz" as a powerful metaphor, Blanchard teaches six keys to successful teamwork. He shows that Dorothy becomes a team leader that any modern-day organization would value. She begins with a clear objective, builds a team of diverse individuals to pursue a goal that will benefit all, delegates tasks and gives team members courage to creatively take risks. They establish mutual trust and empower themselves to support one another while mounting a dangerous mission. They achieve their team goal and grow as individuals.

Building Boards That Work
National Center for Nonprofit Boards
1996
Videotape (includes video workshop user's guide)
68 minutes
Advisory Councils
"Building Boards that Work" explores how an organization builds the board it needs. Part One of the workshop looks at the elements of a strong board: a clear sense of the board's role, strategies for identifying and recruiting a productive corps of board members, and a commitment to sound orientation and ongoing board education. Part Two focuses on the development of a working partnership between the board and the staff.

Best of CareerTrack: Personal Growth
Roger Mellott, Julie White, Tom Miller, Helga Rhode, and Bobbe Sommer
1993
Videotape
1 hour
Personal Development
This fourth volume of CareerTrack has informative segments which include The Courage to See Clearly, Image and Self-Projection for Women, Self-Discipline and Emotion Control, Dealing with Conflict and Confrontation, and How to Set and Achieve Goals.

Chaordic Organization
Dee W. Hock
1996
Videotape
1� hours
Organizational Management

Communicating to Reduce Stress on the Job
Communication Briefings
1994
Videotape
13 minutes
Communication
When communication fails, stress occurs. Busy co-workers can often miscommunicate , causing stress levels to rise. This video will show viewers how to reduce stress on the job by recognizing the stress triggers that impair communication.

Communicating with Confidence to Get the Job Done
Communication Briefings
1994
Videotape
15 minutes
Communication
How you communicate your message can affect the listener more than the actual message itself. Communicate poorly, and your ideas will be ignored. Communicate confidently, and your ideas will be respected. This video shows you the tactics used by today's most respected and successful communicators.

Cooperative Extension Service and Accessibility
Purdue University
1995
Videotape
15 minutes
Diversity
Topics covered in this videotape include making programs, services and materials accessible, accommodations for employees with disabilities, removing attitudinal barriers, and further informative resources. The workbook accompanying this video follows the material covered in the video as well as sample accessibility signage.

Empowered Team
Leland Russell
1992
Videotape
30 minutes
Leadership
This video presentation explores three key concepts for developing empowered teams: selected management models, tearing down the walls, and team development issues.

First Things First
Stephen R. Covey
1996
Videotape
3� hours, 2 tapes
Time/Life Management
You will learn: (1) Direction-Not Speed: Trade you clock for a compass (2) Alignment-Not Control: Become truly effective by aligning your life with timeless principles. (3) High-Leverage Activities: Identify and focus on the activities that will take you in the direction you want to go. (4) Progress-Not Crises: Minimize the crises in your life and redirect your focus toward key activities that consistently product results. (5) Relationships-The Key to Success: Build strong relationships in your life that will enhance trust and synergy. (6) Vision and Direction through a Mission Statement: Create a mission statement that puts first things first and provides vision and direction. (7) Life Balance: Build a more balanced, fulfilling, and effective life on both a personal and a professional level.

Frontline: A Class Divided
PBS Video
1984
Videotape
57 minutes
Diversity
In 1970, a public school teacher in Riceville, Iowa, divided her all-white, all-Christian third-graders into blue- and brown-eyed groups for a lesson in discrimination. On successive days, each group was treated as inferior and subjected to discriminatory treatment. This Frontline reunites the teacher and class after 15 years to relate the enduring effects of their lesson.

Frontline: Seven Days in Bensonhurst
PBS Video
1984
Videotape
1 hour
Diversity

Getting Cooperation: Team Building that Works
Communication Briefings
1994
Videotape
17 minutes
Collaboration/Cooperation
Teamwork suffers--and can even fail--when team members make communication blunders that hurt productivity. This video looks at the major causes of teamwork failure and ways to overcome them.

Guide to Everyday Negotiating
Roger Dawson
1988
Videotape
45 minutes
Negotiation
This video teaches you how to negotiate on any level and in any situation - without fear and with all the confidence you need to win. You can learn to gain personal pride in your abilities and new respect from others. Former big hassles, such as dealing with angry associates or irate customers, become exciting challenges. You don't cringe from sharp salespeople. You know you can handle them. You meet them on even footing and negotiate the terms you want. The author has geared this information to everyday situations. His techniques will help you save money just as often as you decide to use them.

Guide to Retirement Security
Conrad and Associates, Inc.
1989
Videotape
55 minutes
Retirement
No matter how far away retirement seems, it's not too early to begin planning. How much money will you need? Where will it come from? How can you know whether you'll have enough? This videotape has answers to these questions.

How to Resolve Conflict on the Job
Communication Briefings
1994
Videotape
16 minutes
Conflict Management
Everyone wants to avoid conflict on the job. But when people work together, disagreements sometimes occur. This video demonstrates how you can manage conflict to help you and your co-workers achieve your goals.

Humor Your Stress
Loretta LaRoche
1995
Videotape
1 hour
Stress
In Humor Your Stress, Loretta shows eight steps to enlightenment--which translated means "lightening our ways." This will include: finding the humor in everyday situations; learning how to stop "to-doing" and start "tah-dahing;" learning how to walk lightly (including twirling and standing on one leg); and finding "the bless in all the mess."


Managing a Multi-cultural Workforce
National Employee Development Staff and Texas A&M University
Videotape
1 hour
Diversity
In this satellite downlink, a panel of people explain terms that need to be understood and ideas for how to manage a multicultural workforce.

Opening Doors on Work/Life Issues
Ohio State University Extension
1998
Videotape
85 minutes
Balance
This satellite broadcast summarizes a national research study funded by the Joint Council of Extension Professionals (JCEP) by Ohio State University Extension to identify issues concerning Extension personnel and their families in balancing work, family and personal time. A Web site with the research summary, project references, strategies for managing work/family/personal life, an action planning tool, sample organizational policies and life works resources is at http://www.ag.ohio-state.edu/~worklife/.



Question of Ethics
Jeff Goodwin
year
Videotape
30 minutes
Ethics

Step Beyond...A Question of Ethics
Jeff Goodwin
year
Videotape
23 minutes
Ethics
description

Towns in Transition: Managing Change in Natural Resource-Dependent Communities
Oregon State University
1996
Videotape with Study Guide
30 minutes (Study Guide = 40 pages)
Community Development
Natural resource-dependent communities have a lot in common when dealing with change. This educational package includes a video that shows how three of these communities are managing change and a companion study guide that offers practical information to help your own community deal with change. You'll get insights from farmers, loggers, fishermen and other community residents who have experienced change plus professional community development specialists.

Unwriting Workshop
J. E. Patterson
year
Videotape
14 minutes
Communication
Mark Twain has joined Unwriting Workshop in a novel way to help you improve your writing. The workshop is as useful to secretaries as it is to administrators. It is useful to anyone who writes anything for others to read. The Unwriting Workshop consists of a 14-minute videotape and a 17-page workbook.

What Customers Really Want
Communication Briefings
1994
Videotape
14 minutes
Marketing
Keeping customers happy means giving them what they want, when they want it, with no unpleasant surprises. This video shows how all employees can give customers quality and service by making customers feel valued--and by exceeding their expectations.


Books can be checked out for one month, audio and video tapes for two weeks. Contact the Distribution Center at dctr@ndsuext.nodak.edu or 701 231-7399 to check out Staff Resource Library materials, or stop by Morrill 10 to browse the shelves.