Friday Microlearning

What is a Friday Microlearning Session?

Friday Microlearning sessions use a microtraining model for delivering learning opportunities in a short timespan in a way that is engaging and interactive for participants.  For more information on the microtraining approach and model, the Wikipedia page on the topic is both informative and succinct.

To summarize, Friday Microlearning sessions should be:

  1. Short.  Sessions are 30 minutes or fewer.  
  2. Learner-centered.  The facilitator should fill no more than half the time with their own voice / content and generate opportunities for participants to fill the other half (or more) of the space.
  3. Interactive.  Participants should have opportunities to apply the concept discussed during the session...
  4. Relevant. ...and participants should leave with ideas on how they might further apply it after the session.

Schedule 

Friday Microlearning will reconvene for fall 2023 starting in September.  Please see below for the schedule.

Friday Microlearning sessions take place Fridays, 11:00-11:30 AM, at https://tinyurl.com/CLUMicrolearning

For security purposes, you must be logged into Zoom with your callutheran.edu email address to attend.

Date Topic & Presenter Files
September 8
Staff Senate
Matthew Yates, Director, Education Abroad and President, Staff Senate     
Recording
Session PPT
September 15

Business Office Processes & Forms, Part I
Rick Ysasi, Vice President, Administration & Finance
Geetha Huma, Executive Director of Budget & Financial Planning
Heather Shuster, Assistant Controller

Recording
September 22      Business Office Processes & Forms, Part II
Rick Ysasi, Vice President, Administration & Finance
Geetha Huma, Executive Director of Budget & Financial Planning
Heather Shuster, Assistant Controller
Recording
September 29 Campus Ministry: Chapel Hour and More
Rev. Scott Adams, Campus Pastor
 
October 6

Workers' Compensation for Managers
Lindsay Grange, Benefits Manager

 
October 13
Composing Interview Questions
Xialu Chen, Talent Acquisition & HR Operations Manager
 
October 20

CARE Team Referrals
Chris Paul, Assitant Dean of Students and Director, Residence Life

 
October 27 Cal Lutheran Marketing & Branding
Mark Berry, Associate Vice President of Marketing & Communications
 
November 3 Interviewing Skills
Xialu Chen, Talent Acquisition & HR Operations Manager
 
November 10 Facilities 101
Ryan Van Ommeren, Associate VP for Facilities Planning & Operations
 
November 17 Developing and Supporting a Culture of Giving
Regina Biddings-Muro, Vice President, University Advancement
 
November 24
No Friday Microlearning - Thanksgiving Break
 
December 1 Cal Lutheran Travel Registry
Matthew Yates, Director, Education Abroad
 
December 8 Cal Lutheran's HSI Initiatives
Maria Thayer, Director, HSI and DEIJ Programs
 

 

Past terms' sessions are archived below for one year:

 

Have an Idea for a Friday Microlearning Session?

Human Resources invites other colleagues from across campus or nominate other Cal Lutheran employees / departments to share their expertise with the community through the Friday Microlearning structure.  If you are a Cal Lutheran faculty or staff employee and are interested in facilitating a future Friday Microlearning session, please complete this form with a potential topic.

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