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The Farmer's Wife
Make Every Day a Terrific Day!
Achieving excellence through positive attitudes.
Productivity and the Self-Fulfilling Prophecy: The Pygmalion Effect
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
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)
Windows of Change
Jennifer James, Ph. D.
Videocassette with booklet
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
Building a Learning Organization for the 21st Century
Epsilon Sigma Phi
Communicate and Win
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
1 hour 18 minutes
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!
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
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
The Art of Investing: Tips from America's Experts
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
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
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
Book, Videotape and Computer Software
14-minute video, 52 pages
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
Videotape (includes leader's guide and participant workbook)
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
Videotape (includes video workshop user's guide)
"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
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.
Dee W. Hock
Communicating to Reduce Stress on the Job
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
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
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.
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
3� hours, 2 tapes
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
Frontline: A Class Divided
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
Getting Cooperation: Team Building that Works
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
Guide to Everyday Negotiating
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.
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
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
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
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
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
Step Beyond...A Question of Ethics
Towns in Transition: Managing Change in Natural Resource-Dependent Communities
Oregon State University
Videotape with Study Guide
30 minutes (Study Guide = 40 pages)
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
J. E. Patterson
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
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
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