Sinclair Training

These sessions are open to all Sinclair faculty and staff.

We hope you find these trainings helpful in your work at Sinclair.


October 29, 2020
Deep Relaxation (Yoga Nidra) for Faculty and Staff
Zoom room

3:00 - 4:00 PM

In this one hour session, you are invited to be guided by certified Yoga and meditation teacher, Prof. Amanda Hayden, through a traditional Yogic Deep Relaxation (Nidra). This session utilizes sound meditation, guided breathwork, full body relaxation, pratyahara (withdrawal of senses) and mindful observation of breath, body and mind.

Unlike previous relaxation sessions where this deep Nidra has typically only occupied 15-20 minutes of the session, with our current circumstances, we will be going all in, using the whole of the hour to fully surrender into deep relaxation in order to maximize the benefits for stress reduction.

November 4, 2020
N4P - Outlook Tips and Tricks
Please register to receive the Zoom room link

Outlook Tips and Tricks

2:00 - 3:30 PM

This session will be a demonstration of Outlook tips and tricks to be more productive and manageable in a virtual environment. This session assumes basic knowledge of using Outlook to send/receive email and schedule calendar appointments.

November 6, 2020
N6A - LinkedIN Learning/Lynda.com Getting Started
https://sinclair.zoom.us/j/96158159029?pwd=S0pVWXg1cC9TdWp1Wm9lbzFqeFhBdz09 Meeting ID: 961 5815 9029 Passcode: 059928

10:00 - 11:30 AM

LinkedIN Learning (formerly known as lynda.com) provides more than 16,000 online classes on topics ranging from software, customer service, leadership, management, professional development. LinkedIN Learning includes short videos and full length courses on many topics. This introductory session will help you get started using LinkedIN Learning, find courses of interest to you, navigate a course, and earn certificates.

Join Zoom Meeting:
https://sinclair.zoom.us/j/96158159029?pwd=S0pVWXg1cC9TdWp1Wm9lbzFqeFhBdz09
Meeting ID: 961 5815 9029 Passcode: 059928

November 9, 2020
N9A - Uncomfortable Conversation with a Black Man: Seeing Color
Zoom link in the description

10:00 - 11:00 AM

Former NFL linebacker Emmanuel Acho started an online series “Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man” as an educational tool at a time when the racial divide between white and black Americans is at a peak. In this episode, Chip & Joanne Gaines sit down with Emmanuel Acho to have an uncomfortable conversation about teaching their kids to "see color" and Acho is asked, "if he's afraid of white people."

View the YouTube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xfo1XJDJKSU

November 10, 2020
N10P - Sinclair LINC: Listen, Intersect, Network, Connect
Please register to receive an email with the Zoom room link the day before the session.

2:00 - 3:00 PM

Wonder how the Sinclair staff and faculty you don’t see on Zoom are doing? Feel a bit embarrassed that you never really did catch the name of that person you smiled at in the hallway every morning? Meet old friends and new people during Sinclair LINC : Listen, Intersect, Network and Connect. A one-hour zoom session where employees will be paired with another employee for a 10-minute conversation, and then we switch pairs. Depending on the number of participants, we expect 3 – 5 pairings during the one-hour session. Don’t miss it!

November 13, 2020
N13A - Online Fireside Chat with the Provost
Zoom room

10:00 - 11:00 AM

Join Zoom room
https://sinclair.zoom.us/j/94812430993?pwd=RlN2S0phRjdFOUJjbUlWSVV2SS8wZz09

I would like to offer a completely optional opportunity for you to come to a “Fireside Chat” with me this week to swap stories and see how I can be helpful to you.  This will have the spirit of the Coffee with the Provost gatherings, although there will be no kickoff presentations, and it will be virtual. My plan is simply to chat, see how things are going, and give us all a chance to spend time with our campus community.

November 18, 2020
N18A - Uncomfortable Conversation with a Black Man: Seeing Color
Zoom link in the description

10:00 - 11:00 AM

Former NFL linebacker Emmanuel Acho started an online series “Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man” as an educational tool at a time when the racial divide between white and black Americans is at a peak. In this episode, Chip & Joanne Gaines sit down with Emmanuel Acho to have an uncomfortable conversation about teaching their kids to "see color" and Acho is asked, "if he's afraid of white people."

View the YouTube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xfo1XJDJKSU

November 19, 2020
Office 365 and One Drive: What is it? Why do I want it? How do I get it? How do I use it?
Please register to receive an email with the Zoom room link the day before the session.

1:00 - 2:00 PM

Please watch this video before the session: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/office/what-is-onedrive-for-work-or-school-187f90af-056f-47c0-9656-cc0ddca7fdc2.

 

November 20, 2020
Save the Date for the Equity Summit
Zoom rooms

8:00 AM - 1:00 PM

This year's theme is Mind the Gap: Equity in a Time of COVID. More details will be coming in the next few weeks when the event's program is finalized and registration is opened.

December 3, 2020
D3P - Deep Relaxation (Yoga Nidra) for Faculty and Staff
Zoom room

3:00 - 4:00 PM

In this one hour session, you are invited to be guided by certified Yoga and meditation teacher, Prof. Amanda Hayden, through a traditional Yogic Deep Relaxation (Nidra). This session utilizes sound meditation, guided breathwork, full body relaxation, pratyahara (withdrawal of senses) and mindful observation of breath, body and mind.

Unlike previous relaxation sessions where this deep Nidra has typically only occupied 15-20 minutes of the session, with our current circumstances, we will be going all in, using the whole of the hour to fully surrender into deep relaxation in order to maximize the benefits for stress reduction.

December 9, 2020
D9A - Article Discussion of The False Promise of Anti-Racism Books
Zoom link in the description

10:00 - 11:00 AM

PRE-REQUISITES:   Please read the The Atlantic article: https://sinclair.edu/www/assets/File/Hom-StuLif-DivCam/The%20False%20Promise%20of%20Anti-Racism%20Books.pdf

Texts that seek to raise the collective American consciousness are rendered futile without concrete systemic changes. In today’s cultural moment—during which hundreds of mainstream institutions in the U.S. are acknowledging systemic racism—books and other content about race and discrimination have surged in popularity.

Zoom link: https://sinclair.zoom.us/j/96013902385 

December 9, 2020
D9A - Sinclair LINC: Listen, Intersect, Network, Connect
Please register to receive an email with the Zoom room link the day before the session.

12:00 - 1:00 PM

Sinclair LINC: Listen, Intersect, Network, Connect is an opportunity for Sinclair employees to meet other employees. Participants meet with another employee for a 10-minute conversation; then pairs will switch several times during the hour-long session. You could talk with someone you have known for a long time or you might meet someone new but you will have a chance to listen and be heard, network, intersect and connect. Join us!