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External workshops & conferences

This page is for members who wish to share an upcoming workshop or conference that might be of interest to other GOOD Members.  Be sure to scroll down as the nearest dates are at the bottom of the list.  The far out dates appear at the top.  

You must be a member of GOOD Network to post to this page.  Enter a title of the conference or workshop along with the date of the session into the subject heading.  In the description box, add one or two sentences about the workshop and either a link to a registration/information page or an email address where members can learn more about the event.    

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GOOD Network is not endorsing or sponsoring ANY of these opportunities. We are simply providing space for sharing outside resources among our members.
  • Thursday, March 05, 2020 8:00 AM | Carol Emmett (Administrator)

    Emotional intelligence (EI) is a powerful component of effective leadership. It is often referred to as “common sense that isn’t so common,” a person’s ability to relate to people and get along in the world. Situationally it is the skill to recognize and positively manage emotions in yourself, others, and among groups.

    Research has shown that EI is a far better predictor of success than IQ (Intelligence Quotient). What’s more, EI can be learned, developed and leveraged for greater personal and organizational success. EI is what impactful leaders use to make pivotal decisions, plan projects and initiatives, solve problems, interact withclients, set performance expectations, communicate feedback, and interact with colleagues of all levels.

    Led by Thomas Horvath, MBA, this workshop will give you exposure and practice using EI to successfully navigate various situations and settings, through a combination of instruction, personal-reflection and group activities, case study, and interactive classroom discussion.


    Thursday, March 5, 2020 8:00 am - 5:00 pm


    UCF Partnership II, Room 208 3100 Technology Parkway Orlando, FL 32826


    Thomas Horvath, MBA



  • Thursday, February 27, 2020 8:30 AM | Anonymous member

    In this 1-day workshop, we will review strategies to create employee development programs, not training plans, but development opportunities.  These programs tap current employee’s potential and build their competencies to achieve employer’s goals.   In this session we will discuss how you can help your employees to take the next step in moving into critical internal roles, and how not lose them to the competition.


  • Friday, February 21, 2020 9:00 AM | Anonymous member
    • Navigating pre-employment background checks and drug testing
    • Benefits and requirements of Florida’s Drug Free Workplace Act
    • Compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act
    • Employer penalties and sanctions
    • Practical and legal considerations regarding medical marijuana in the workplace
    • Common pitfalls


  • Thursday, February 20, 2020 9:00 AM | Anonymous member

    Common mistakes in interviewing and selection, not utilizing a structured, behavioral interview format, not knowing when you haven’t heard anything useful, overlooking key information, and not listening for and noting three-part effective answers from applicants point to the many benefits resulting from a more scientific and objective process.

    • Learn behavioral interviewing techniques for hiring & promoting right the first time
    • Prepare for an effective interview
    • Identify “success factors” for a job
    • Create/choose focused behavioral interviewing questions
    • Practice conducting and observing “ROI” interviews
    • Learn to listen for specific facts and take notes
    • Evaluate proactive interview sessions


  • Monday, February 10, 2020 9:09 PM | Anonymous member

    The Leadership Challenge Workshop

    March 2-3 2020

    TLCW Facilitator’s Training: March 4-5

    LPI Coach Training: March 6

    Canterbury Retreat and Conference Center

    1601 Alafaya Trail

    Oveido, FL  32765

    Phone:  407-365-5571

    This internationally acclaimed workshop is conducted by Alan Lyme, Certified Master for The Leadership Challenge Workshop.  Alan brings years of training experience to this interactive and stimulating workshop.

    Certified Master Renee Harness will lead the LPI Coaching Training.

    To register or for more information, contact us at


    or go to our website:


  • Friday, January 31, 2020 11:30 AM | Carol Emmett (Administrator)

    January ICF-CF Meeting in Tampa --  Dare to Lead™ Coaching Courage

    January 31, 2020 (Tampa)  -- 11:30 - 2:00 PM

    Centre Club Westshore, 123 S. Westshore Blvd. Tampa, FL 33609

    Presenter:  Sandy Mitsch, MCC, CPCC, CDTLF

    GOOD Network members can use the Partner Organization Member rate of 30.00 by entering ICFFRIEND2020 to register.

    If you are a fan of Brené Brown’s work, this meeting is a MUST for you.  Sandy is a senior faculty member on Brené’s team and we are most fortunate to have her present information on Dare to Lead™.

    Daring coaches and daring leaders know how to have hard conversations, hold themselves and others accountable, lead with empathy and connection, take smart risks that lead to innovation, build trust, reset quickly after disappointments and setbacks, and give and receive feedback – even when it’s tough.

    Based on the research of Dr. Brené Brown, Dare to Lead™ is an empirically based courage-building program. The skill sets that make up courage are not new—they’ve been aspirational leadership skills for as long as there have been leaders. We just haven’t had the courage for real talk about courage. But it’s time. We need braver leaders and more courageous cultures.

    Courage is a collection of four teachable, observable, and measurable skills sets:

    1. Rumbling with Vulnerability: Facing risk, uncertainty, and emotional exposure with courage and clarity.

    2. Living into our Values: Identifying, operationalizing, and practicing the beliefs that we hold most important.

    3. BRAVING Trust: Creating or deepening connections in relationships and teams based on the seven elements of trust.

    4. Learning to Rise: Learning and growing from the failures, setbacks, and disappointments that are inevitable when we are brave.

    Join Sandy Mitsch, master certified coach and senior certified Dare to Lead™ facilitator, in this interactive exploration of how we can coach leaders to be more courageous. In doing so, start off your new year by answering your own call to courage as a coach.

    About our Presenter:


    Sandy is president of Sandy Mitsch LLC, a coaching and organization development firm based in Florida, serving clients across the globe.  She has more than thirty years of direct experience as a leader in executive coaching, organization development, and human resources with experience in various industries and diverse corporate settings. She has been a coach and a member of senior management teams for companies driving executive and leadership development, organizational change, and team optimization programs. Sandy’s fiercely compassionate coaching approach gets to the root cause, creating higher levels of resiliency and success. She helps her client’s brave new challenges and discover and overcome the obstacles that can prevent them from performing at their full potential. 

    Sandy is a master certified coach through the International Coach Federation (ICF) and is formally trained and certified through the Coactive Training Institute (CTI). Sandy is a Certified Dare to Lead™ Facilitator and senior mentor and coach for other facilitators. She is also a senior faculty member, certified facilitator, and case consultant for Brené Brown's Daring Way™ program.  She served as the founding leader for The Daring Way™ Midwest Region (covering 13 states and supporting more than 150 facilitators) in 2017 and co-leader in 2018. Sandy has been a valued presenter for Brené’s Courage Camp since 2016.

    Sandy is certified in the Leadership Circle Profile™ and the Team Diagnostic™ suite of tools through Team Coaching International (TCI), as well as, several other assessment instruments. She was a founding officer on the Board of Directors of the International Coach Federation-Chicago and served as President in 2002. She led the ICF’s Executive Coaching special interest group from 2005-2007.  Sandy is a regular speaker and workshop facilitator on key leadership topics in the area of human development. 

  • Wednesday, January 08, 2020 4:22 PM | Carol Emmett (Administrator)
    • Instructional Design Certificate



      This fully online certificate program (15 hours) prepares students from various backgrounds and levels of technological experience with the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively design, develop, facilitate, and evaluate instruction for delivery in the classroom or online.


      Individuals working in a variety of settings (K-12, higher education, corporate, healthcare, nonprofit, military, and government) will benefit from the opportunities to engage with fellow professionals on emergent topics in technology and education as they fulfill flexible project assignments that can be adapted to their relevant professional activities. 


      (Important! If you have a Bachelor’s degree, you are considered a college-credit transfer student.)

      1.                  Submit an application for admission

      a.                  Classify yourself as Degree Seeking, NOT post baccalaureate

      b.                  Choose College Credit Certificate

      2.                  Provide proof of residency

      3.                  Request copies of your transcripts

      4.                  If you have enrollment questions, please email


      Required Courses (9 credits)

    • 1.      EME 2450        Introduction to Distance Education    3 Credits
    • 2.      EME 2670        Introduction to Instructional Design   3 Credits
    • 3.      EME 2040        Introduction to Technology for Educators      3 Credits
    • Choose 3 credits from the following list:

      EDF 2130         Children and Adolescent Development for Educators     3 Credits


      EDF 2170         The Adult Learner    3 Credits


      EDP 2002         Introduction to Educational Psychology     3 Credits

      Choose 3 credits from the following list:

      EME 2470        Teaching and Learning in the Connected Age     3 Credits


      EME 2004 Introduction to Project Management     3 Credits

      Total Credits:  15

    • ·         Not all courses are offered every semester. You will need to check the catalog to see when classes are being offered. Most of these classes are offered online. Here is a link to the catalog

    Courses offered this spring:

    EME 2450        Introduction to Distance Education

    11241  ONLINE            12 WEEK                      2/3/20-4/30/20

    EME 2040        Introduction to Technology for Educators

    11239  ONLINE            FULL TERM                  1/8/20-4/30/20

    EDF 2130         Child and Adolescent Development

    11235  ONLINE            FULL TERM                  1/8/20-4/30/20

    11237  ONLINE            B TERM                       3/11/20-4/30/20

    EDF 2170         The Adult Learner

    11956  ONLINE            12 WEEK                      2/3/20-4/30/20

    Spring Session Starts January 8. Enroll today!


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