Success Series Webinars

It is time to reserve your spot for the next series of Success Series Webinars.

Find us at the regular time and place – Third Thursdays of each month at 1:00 p.m. at the monitor of your choosing.

We have a great season planned for you with topics that can help both your professional and personal development.


REGISTER NOW:    Success Series Registration Link


You may also view clips from previous webinars on the SCS YouTube page here.

Schedule
October 18, 2018 – SOCIAL MEDIA Doing it Right / Avoiding the Dangers

November is election time and the perfect time to remind ourselves of state employee guidelines for social media. It’s also an exciting time to realize that social media can be a positive force for your career when done right. We’ll share great tips and ideas to develop a professional image with your social media presence.

November 15, 2018 – MAKING A DIFFERENCE Getting Involved in Your Community

With the holiday season upon us, this webinar will give you some wonderful ideas to make this a season of giving. Giving back to those less fortunate can also be an amazing cure for holiday depression. Join us as we share ideas ranging from simple action to full-fledged holiday projects that can make a difference for you and for the lives you touch.

January 17, 2019 – APPY HOUR Apps for Productivity

Your phone is just waiting to make your life easier, but it’s also tempting you with the latest update of Candy Crush. Let us help you move away from time wasters and toward rewarding app usage as we take you on a tour of useful and fun apps that can make you productive, give you needed breaks, and help you learn and manage new information every single day.

February 21, 2019 – YOUR PROFESSIONAL IMAGE

If you have only seven seconds to make a strong first impression, what are those seconds saying about you? Take a closer look at your appearance, actions, words, and even those unconscious behaviors, so you know you’re always presenting your best self. We’ll look at the elements of our professional image and how we can ensure that others view us as the dedicated, trustworthy professionals that we are.

March 21, 2019 – REMODEL YOUR MEETINGS

We spend a large percentage of our time in meetings, and yet surveys reveal that many of us see them as wasted time. If you could redesign your meetings for better focus, condense the time needed, and stay on track, how much more effective would your meetings be? We’ll give you the tools to do just that. And we’ll give you techniques to help make meetings productive, even when you’re not in control.

April 18, 2019 – POWER UP YOUR POWERPOINTS

We’ve all thought it. “Oh please, don’t just stand and read these slides to me.” We’re going to help solve this problem in this webinar. This compilation of tips to cure “Death by PowerPoint” syndrome will include design concepts and even a checklist for effective presentations.

May 16, 2019 – PERFORMANCE EVALUATION PLANNING For Supervisors and Supervised

Let’s not underestimate the power of positive planning to make evaluation sessions productive. After all, evaluation and planning sessions determine our potential for success for the entire year ahead. This webinar will help us design our evaluations and planning sessions for positive outcomes, whether we are the ones performing the evaluation or the person being evaluated.

August 15, 2019 – LOUISIANA LAGNIAPPE Annual Update on the State

This webinar will update you on everything you need to know about what’s happened at the capitol and what you need to know to be effective in the days ahead. It’s a great opportunity to learn about trends and topics that are important in Louisiana.

September 19, 2019 – SPEAKING POWER Inspiring Confidence and Action

Your great ideas deserve to be heard. Learn to share them with confidence and conviction when you join us for this program featuring the best techniques to share information in ways that people will listen to, understand, and act upon.

October 17, 2019 – ORGANIZING FOR INCREASED PRODUCTIVITY

Some people make it look so easy. They get things done on schedule. They know where things are. And they don’t even look stressed. How do they do it? We’ll find out as we share power tips for productivity, organization, and project management.

NOTE: THIS WEBINAR HAS BEEN POSTPONED AND WILL BE RESCHEDULED TO A LATER DATE TBD.

November 21, 2019 – CONTINUOUS LEARNING Free Ways to Keep Improving

From your local library to international professional development sites, there are countless resources available to help you continue developing your skills at your own pace. Let us help you sift through the possibilities to pick the best classes, tools, and even informal learning opportunities that suit your needs.

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FAQs

If I register, am I enrolled in only one webinar?

No. Once you complete your registration, you are enrolled for the entire season! You will receive reminders each month, three days before and the day of the webinar.

How do I join a webinar on the day it goes live?

You will receive a reminder email three days before and the day of the webinar. The emails will include the link to connect and other technical specifications to help you get the most from the program.

What can I expect from the webinar?

Christee Atwood, Talent Development Program Manager, and members from the Talent Development team, host each webinar. Different subject matter experts will join them and share tips pertaining to a specific topic. During the webinar, our host will ask you to submit comments and/or questions and answer our polls.

I am interested in a topic not listed on the schedule. What should I do?

Contact our office at (225) 342-8539 or cptplso.coordinator@la.gov to submit your ideas, questions, or concerns. After each webinar, you will receive a survey to tell us your thoughts on what you would like in future webinars. We are interested in your input to keep making a tool that works for you. After all, the Success Series is your State Civil Service program!