4 Disciplines of Execution: The Secret to Getting Things Done, on Time, with Excellence - CA0038
1 Audio CD 60 min. 2007 Adult
This book on compact disc describes four measures leaders need to take to make sure that the strategic goals of their organizations are met. Effective leaders focus on the wildly important, act on lead measures, keep compelling scoreboards and create a cadence of accountability. (SIMSCH)
7 Habits of Highly Effective People - CA0027
13 Audio CDs 840 min. 2004 Adult
This unabridged version of the Stephen R. Covey classic explains that true success encompasses a balance of personal and professional effectiveness. Covey discusses productivity, time management, positive thinking, developing "proactive muscles" (acting with initiative rather than reacting), and much more.
10 Steps to Successful Business Writing. Jack Appleman, 2007. Book. (HF 5726 A648 2007 RHB)
The secret to effective writing is simplicity. This book teaches how to think about where you want to take your readers; polish your writing skills to be clear and concise; organize your message; use rhythm and tone; and handle details like grammar and editing.
101 Tough Conversations to Have with Employees: A Manager’s Guide to Addressing Performance, Conduct, and Discipline Challenges. Paul Falcone, 2009. Book. (HF 5549.5 E42 F182 2009 RHB)
This book provides sample dialogues a manager can use to facilitate clear, direct interactions with employees about topics that can be very awkward. Topics include uncomfortable workplace situations; poor work habits and job performance concerns; inappropriate workplace behavior and conduct; and corporate actions like layoffs or firing.
The 24-Carrot Manager: A Remarkable Story of How a Leader Can Unleash Human Potential. Adrian Robert Gostick and Chester Elton, 2002. Book. (HF 5549.5 I5 G682t 2002 RHB)
This book offers answers for improving employee commitment and profitability through strategically acknowledging employee effort. Plentiful examples show how to choose the right reward for each employee, how to time rewards, how to effectively present rewards, and more.
Acting Blind - DD0401 (closed captioned) (audio described)
DVD color 52 min. 2006 Adult
Acting Blind takes audiences behind the scenes as a company of non-professional actors rehearse a play about blind characters negotiating their way through the emotional and physical maze of life without sight. Most of the performers have no problem imagining themselves in these roles. They are blind themselves. In this documentary, we hear their own stories about losing their vision and learning to cope with the world of blindness.
ADA Checklist for Emergency Shelters. U.S. Dept. of Justice, 2007. Book. (415 A191e 2007 RHB)
This document is designed to assist state and local officials and operators of emergency shelters to determine whether a facility being considered for use as an emergency shelter is accessible and if not, whether modifications are needed to remove barriers or whether relocation to another accessible facility is necessary.
ADA Checklist for Polling Places. U.S. Dept. of Justice, 2004. Book. (415 A191p 2004 RHB)
This document is designed to help voting officials determine whether a polling place has basic accessible features needed by most voters with disabilities.
ADA Standards for Accessible Design 2010. U.S. Dept. of Justice, 2010. Book. (415 A191 2010 RHB)
This document includes the 2010 Standards for state and local governments, which consist of the Title II regulations at 28 CFR 35.151 and the 2004 ADAAG at 36 CFR part 1191, appendices B and D; the 2010 Standards for public accommodations and commercial facilities, which consist of the Title III regulations at 28 CFR part 36, subpart D, and the 2004 ADAAG at 36 CFR part 1191, appendices B and D.
Applying to College for Students with ADD or LD: A Guide to Keep You (and Your Parents) Sane, Satisfied, and Organized through the Admission Process. Blythe N. Grossberg, 2010. Book. (557.3 G878a 2011 RHB)
This book gives step-by-step instructions for applying to college, especially aimed at those students who have ADD or learning disabilities. The book includes charts, checklists, and assessments to make the college application process easier.
ASL: Sign Language Made Easy: Lessons 1-4 - DD0416
DVD color 120 min. 2005 Adult
These lessons teach an introduction to sign language, signs you already know, more signs you already know and basic conversation.
ASL: Sign Language Made Easy: Lessons 5-8 - DD0417
DVD color 120 min. 2005 Adult
This DVD contains the following lessons: Review of First Four Lessons, Weather Part 1, Weather Part 2 and Family Part 1.
ASL: Sign Language Made Easy: Lessons 9-12 - DD0418
DVD color 120 min. 2005 Adult
This DVD contains the following lessons: Wonderful Baby, Review of Previous Four Lessons, Time Part 1 and Time Part 2.
ASL: Sign Language Made Easy: Lessons 13-16 - DD0419
DVD color 120 min. 2005 Adult
This DVD contains the following lessons: Time Part 3, Numbers, Review of Previous Four Lessons, and Sports.
ASL: Sign Language Made Easy: Lessons 17-20 - DD0420
DVD color 120 min. 2005 Adult
This DVD contains the following lessons: Colors, Family Part 2, Family Part 3, Review of Previous Four Lessons.
ASL: Sign Language Made Easy: Lessons 21-24 - DD0421
DVD color 120 min. 2005 Adult
This DVD contains the following lessons: Golf, Fruits and Colors, Emergency Signs and Furniture.
ASL: Sign Language Made Easy: Lessons 25-28 - DD0422
DVD color 120 min. 2005 Adult
This DVD contains the following lessons: Review of Previous Four Lessons, Decoder, TTY/Telephone, Vehicles.
ASL: Sign Language Made Easy: Lessons 29-32 - DD0423
DVD color 120 min. 2005 A
This DVD contains the following lessons: Beauty Parlor/Occupations, Review of Previous Four Lessons, Family Vacation, Vacationing.
ASL: Sign Language Made Easy: Lessons 33-36 - DD0424
DVD color 120 min. 2005 Adult
This DVD contains the following lessons: Megan's 2nd Birthday, Food, Review of Previous Four Lessons, House Cleaning.
ASL: Sign Language Made Easy: Lessons 37-40 - DD0425
DVD color 120 min. 2005 Adult
This DVD contains the following lessons: Holiday and Seasons, General Health, Emotions, Final Review of Material.
Asperger Syndrome at Work - DD0389
DVD color 103 min. 2009 Adult
Employees with Asperger Syndrome and their supervisors, co-workers and job coaches reveal their secrets to getting and keeping a job. The program covers job coaching, personal assessments, choosing careers based on interests and strengths, applying, interviewing, disclosure, supports, accommodations, interacting with bosses and coworkers, and modifying behaviors. Employers describe the benefits of hiring employees with Asperger syndrome and the accommodations that make them as productive, or more productive, than their coworkers.
Autism Spectrum Disorders: From Theory to Practice. Laura J. Hall, 2009. Book. (203.63 H177a 2009 RHB)
This book provides information about common practices used by educators who are involved with students with autism spectrum disorders. It is organized by the theoretical perspective on which each practice is based. It includes chapters on classification and the physiological approach; assessment; identifying evidence-based educational practices; applied behavior analysis to increase skills; applied behavior analysis to replace behavior; developmental and social-relational approaches; cultural approaches; focus on communication; building social skills and social relationships; and systems of support and accountability.
The Best 373 Colleges. Robert Franek, 2011. Book. (580 B561 2011 RHB)
This college directory includes candid feedback from 122,000 students. It ranks the top 20 colleges in 62 different categories such as dorms, food, athletics, professors, etc. Eight key topics are scored including financial aid, selectivity, green ratings, quality of life, and fire safety. Advice on financial aid is also given.
Can We Count on You? - DD0377
DVD color 26 min. 2010 Adult
This program is restricted to employees of the Texas Health and Human Services agencies and their contractors. This DVD provides a basic overview of what it takes to be seen as accountable. Ten scenes illustrate why being accountable means making sure you understand your colleagues, speaking and writing clearly, doing what you say you're going to do, not making excuses, learning from mistakes, being ethical, taking initiative to solve problems, serving customers professionally, being a team player, and knowing how to solve your own conflicts.
Career Plans and Goals (closed captioned) - DD0457
DVD color 15 min. 2007 Senior High – Adult
This DVD offers encouragement and concrete strategies for finding a meaningful career. Viewers learn the importance of mentors in helping them to match their strengths and skills with their ideal jobs.
Careers for Computer Buffs and Other Technological Types, 3rd ed. Marjorie Eberts and Margaret Gisler, 2006. Book. (482.3 E16c 2006 RHB)
This book is for those who love computers and would like to make them the focus of their career. It includes careers in many interesting fields working as a systems integrator, programmer, animator, tech-support representative, web developer, manufacturer, salesperson, or technical consultant.
Careers for Health Nuts & Others Who Like to Stay Fit, 2nd ed. Blythe Camenson, 2004. Book. (482.8 C145 2004 RHB)
From the world of fitness to the world of plants, the career opportunities for health-minded people are as diverse as they are rewarding. Some of the options available are working with herbs, cooking healthy food, working in physical fitness, writing about health, working in nature, coaching athletics, and more.
A Carrot a Day: A Daily Dose of Recognition for Your Employees. Adrian Robert Gostick and Chester Elton, 2004. Book. (HF 5549.5 I5 G682d 2004 RHB)
This toolkit includes a book with daily notes about how and why to recognize employees. It also includes sample thank you cards.
A Carrot a Day Recognition Training: Participant Workbook. 2006. Book. (HF 5549.5 I5 G682w 2006 RHB)
This is the workbook used in recognition training using the “Carrot A Day” approach. The training teaches that memorable, high-impact recognition can happen without much time and effort and still bring great results. It explains why recognition is so important, how to recognize more effectively, and how to create a “Carrot Culture” in any organization.
The Carrot Principle: How the Best Managers Use Recognition to Engage Their People, Retain Talent, and Accelerate Performance. Adrian Robert Gostick and Chester Elton, 2009. Book. (HF 5549.5 I5 G682c 2009 RHB)
This book shows that the central characteristic of the most successful managers is that they provide their employees with frequent and effective recognition. When managers offer constructive praise and meaningful rewards, it motivates employees to excel, achieving higher productivity, engagement and retention. This book demonstrates how managers can adopt the carrot principle in their place of business.
The Carrot Principle: How the Best Managers Use Recognition to Engage Their People, Retain Talent, and Accelerate Performance - CA0036
5 Audio CDs 330 min. 2007 Adult
This book on compact disc shows that the central characteristic of the most successful managers is that they provide their employees with frequent and effective recognition. When managers offer constructive praise and meaningful rewards, it motivates employees to excel, achieving higher productivity, engagement and retention. It demonstrates how managers can adopt the carrot principle in their place of business.
Celebrating the Achievement - DD0375
DVD color 58 min. 2005 Adult
Short clips give managers examples of how to present performance awards and service awards in a group setting. Viewers will learn what to say to bond employees to the team and how to avoid common presentation mistakes.
Challenged to Win: Turning Overwhelming Challenges into Unbelievable Results, 2nd ed. Nancy Shugart, 2010. Book. (219.1 S562c 2010 RHB)
This is the inspiring story of Nancy Shugart who became blind at the age of eight. She had always wanted to be a teacher. Even though many people told her this dream would be impossible, she explains how she never gave up. Later, she is diagnosed with diabetes and she describes how she overcame that challenge as well.
Complete Job Search System: Interviewing for a Job (closed captioned) - DD0455
DVD color 12 min. 2007 Adult
This program covers preparing for an interview, dressing for an interview, using body language to good advantage, articulating skills and abilities, answering difficult questions, and handling salary and benefits issues. Emphasis is placed on being prepared and relaxed during the most important step of the job search process.
Complete Job Search System: Succeeding on the Job (closed captioned) - DD0456
DVD color 10 min. 2007 Adult
This program shows viewers not only how to survive on the job, but how to get ahead, too. Attitude, timeliness, dress, ethics, grooming, teamwork, conflict resolution, and getting along with co-workers are among the topics discussed in this video. Interviews with employers are interspersed with commonsense narration to provide solid advice for any newly hired employee.
The CRCC Desk Reference on Professional Ethics: A Guide for Rehabilitation Counselors. Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification, 2010. Book. (267 C911 2010 RHB)
This book begins with an overview of the Scope of Practice for Rehabilitation Counselors. The role of the Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification (CRCC) Ethics Committee and grievance process by which standards are enforced is presented in Part II. Decision-making models and recommended forms are in Part III. Interpretation of the Code is illustrated in Part IV through training scenarios, discussion points and advisory opinions.
Crisis: Prevention and Response in the Community. Ronald Halton Hanson, Norman Anthony Wieseler, and K. Charlie Lakin, 2002. Book. (264 C932 2002 RHB)
This book first discusses the challenge of community systems. It then talks about state and regional networks of behavioral support and crisis response. The final part describes specialized programs for special populations.
Crucial Confrontations: Tools for Talking When Stakes are High - CA0034
4 Audio CDs 270 min. 2002 Adult
This book on compact disc helps readers learn to handle difficult conversations. It teaches how to transform anger and hurt feelings into powerful dialogue; make it safe to talk about almost anything; and to be persuasive, not abrasive.
Deafblind: A World Without Sight and Sound - DD0402
DVD color 60 min. 2003 Adult
In this DVD, originally a BBC broadcast, viewers explore the world of two 12 year-old boys who were born deaf and blind. Their families explain how they have learned to communicate with the boys. It also describes the experiences of two adults who are both deaf and blind after they lost their hearing after childhood. This program, by using special effects that simulate sensory deprivation and compensation, illustrates how the adults who are deaf and blind lead fulfilled, even adventurous lives.
Decide & Deliver: 5 Steps to Breakthrough Performance in Your Organization. Marcia W. Blenko, Michael C. Mankins, and Paul Rogers, 2010. Book. (HD 30.23 B647 2010 RHB)
This book covers how to make decisions and get results. It explains how to score an organization’s decision abilities and to focus on the decisions that matter most. It describes how to make individual decisions work, to build an organization that can decide and deliver, and to embed decision capabilities.
Developing College Skills in Students with Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome. Sarita Freedman, 2010. Book. (203.6 F853d 2010 RHB)
This book describes the unique needs that students with autism spectrum disorders who are entering higher education are likely to have. It offers strategies that can be implemented during the students’ elementary, middle, and high shool years. The author offers advice on the various types of support these students may need during their college years.
Developing Your Conflict Competence: A Hands-On Guide for Leaders, Managers, Facilitators, and Teams, 3rd ed. Craig E. Runde and Tim A. Flanagan, 2010. Book. (HD 42 R941d 2010 RHB)
This book offers a hands-on resource for leaders, managers, team members, and everyone within an organization who wants to sharpen their skills and learn to respond to conflict with confidence. It is filled with tips, checklists, exercises, and illustrative stories that offer insight into the nature of conflict and show how to handle conflict successfully.
Doing Our Best Work 10 Ingredients of Quality Support - DD0413
DVD color 17 min. 2008 Adult
This program is designed as a discussion starter for training and conversations with people providing or coordinating direct support. Peter Leidy, a personal care attendant, uses humor to look at the essential components of quality direct support. He urges attendants to build community relationships, use people first language, support people through relationships and question the structures that limit people.
The Down Syndrome Transition Handbook: Charting Your Child’s Course to Adulthood. Jo Ann Simons, 2010. Book. (226.11 S611d 2010 RHB)
This handbook helps parents with the task of preparing a child with Down syndrome for adulthood. It contains practical tips and step-by-step instructions for envisioning their child’s future, developing a transition plan, and carrying it out. Postsecondary options, residential options, financial issues, legal issues and guardianship, training, transportation, health care, and more are discussed.
The Drama-Free Office: A Guide to Healthy Collaboration with Your Team, Coworkers and Boss. Jim Warner and Kaley Klemp, 2011. Book. (HF 5549.5 E42 W282 2011 RHB)
This book defines four roles that cause drama in the office: the complainer, the cynic, the controller, and the caretaker. The authors explain how to initiate difficult conversations, defuse dramatic moments, reclaim time wasted in overly dramatic meetings, take control of the work life, and create a fun work environment.
Drive: The Surprising Truth about What Motivates Us. Daniel H. Pink, 2009. Book. (BF 503 P655d 2009 RHB)
This book emphasizes that the secret to performance and satisfaction at work, school, or home, is the need to direct our own lives, to learn and create new things, and to improve ourselves and the world. Three elements of true motivation, autonomy, mastery, and purpose, are explained and techniques are outlined to put these motivators into motion.
Emotional Intelligence - DD0376
1 DVD + 1 CD-ROM color 27 min. 2001 Adult
This program is restricted to employees of the Texas Health and Human Services agencies and their contractors. This program provides an overview of emotional intelligence (EI) and includes commentary from experts Daniel Goleman, Peter Salovey and others. Participants will learn the five EI competencies: self-awareness, self-regulation, self-motivation, and empathy. Viewers will come away with specific areas of improvement to focus on, and a structured step-by-step approach to developing the required emotional competencies to bring more creativity, energy and intuition to their work, whatever their industry or field.
Employment Options: The Ultimate Resource for Job Seekers with Disabilities and Other Challenges. Paula Reuben Vieillet, 2010. Book. (459 V657e 2010 RHB)
This book is aimed at helping job seekers find a job and get hired even under the most challenging circumstances. It uses a visual approach, with lots of lists, tables, and easy-to-complete activities.
Energize Your Training: Creative Techniques to Engage Learners. Robert W. Lucas, 2010. Book. (HF 5549.5 T7 L933e 2010 RHB)
This book provides ingenious methods trainers can use to improve their delivery and create an invigorating, memorable, results-focused training program. Tips are given for creating a stimulating environment, getting learners’ attention, connecting with and engaging learners, reinforcing learning, and much more.
Enhancing the Lives of Adults with Disabilities: An Orientation Manual, 3rd ed. Training Resource Network, 2000. Book. (322.1 D576e 2000 RHB)
This book was developed to train people who have chosen a career of helping people with disabilities by working with them in their home, on their job site, or as a support person in an office. It presents information on persons with disability and the systems that serve them.
Enhancing the Lives of Adults with Disabilities: Trainer’s Guide, 3rd ed. Training Resource Network, 2000. Book. (322.1 D576t 2000 RHB)
This Trainer’s Guide helps facilitators train employees who will be working with people with disabilities in their home communities. It covers the needed values and principles for new staff.
Federal Disability Law in a Nutshell, 4th ed. Ruth Colker, 2010. (104 C696f 2010 RHB)
This book gives a brief introduction and overview of federal disability law and discusses the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, ADA, and IDEA.
The Fifth Discipline: The Art and Practice of the Learning Organization - CA0035
4 Audio CDs 240 min. 1994 Adult
In this book on compact disc, the author suggests that the learning organization is one that defies the odds and overcomes its learning disabilities to clearly understand threats and recognize new opportunities. Not only is the learning organization a new source of competitive advantage, it also offers a marvelously empowering approach to work.
Forging a Federal-State Partnership: A History of Federal Developmental Disabilities Policy. Robert M. Gettings, 2011. Book. (100.3 G394 2011 RHB)
This book describes the role of education and social services funding during the early years. It then explains the Developmental Disabilities Act and the road to entitlement-based funding. It discusses the role of litigation and the foundation of Medicaid funding, going into detail about community-based services and other key components of Medicaid policy. It explores social security and SSI payments and finally applies history’s lessons to contemporary challenges.
From Bud to Boss: Secrets to a Successful Transition to Remarkable Leadership. Kevin Eikenberry and Guy Harris, 2011. Book. (HD 57.7 E34 2011 RHB)
This book helps new leaders deal with the change and uncertainty that comes with a new job, requiring new skills, especially for workers who have been promoted from peer to leader. The book pulls from the best leadership and management thinking, and puts the focus on the difficulties that new leaders experience, including practical information for new managers who must supervise friends and former peers.
The Fred Factor: How Passion in Your Work and Life Can Turn the Ordinary into the Extraordinary - CA0032
2 Audio CDs 150 min. 2006 Adult
The Fred in the “Fred factor” is Mark Sanborn’s postman. Sanborn witnessed the outstanding service provided by this mail carrier and realized Fred could be an example to anyone wanting to be extraordinary. The “Fred factor” is summarized by four principles: make a difference; build relationships; create value; reinvent yourself. The principles laid down by Sandborn can be applied to relationships with customers, co-workers, friends, and family members.
Good to Great and the Social Sectors - CA0031
2 Audio CDs 90 min. 2005 Adult
This audio book on compact disc was written by the same author to accompany the original monograph, "Good to Great". It applies that model to the nonprofit sector and discusses how to achieve greatness in spite of difficult circumstances.
Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap - and Others Don’t - CA0029
8 Audio CDs 600 min. 2001 Adult
This audio book on compact disc discusses the results of research into how companies change from average to outstanding. The findings include what type of leadership is required to achieve greatness; how to transcend the curse of competence; how to achieve a culture of discipline with an ethic of entrepreneurship; and the role of technology.
Groups: Process and Practice, 8th ed. Marianne S. Corey, Gerald Corey, and Cindy Corey, 2010. Book. (264.2 C793g 2010 RHB)
This book covers both the "how to" and the "why" of group counseling. It draws on the experience of the authors in leading groups and training group leaders to provide this hands-on resource filled with examples, guidelines, insights, and ideas that demonstrate how group leaders can apply key concepts of group process.
Guerrilla Marketing for Job Hunters 3.0, Rev ed. Jay Conrad Levinson, 2011. Book. (459 L665g 2011 RHB)
This book explains how to use unconventional ways to achieve what you want. It gives advice on how to find a job in the digital age, using digital tools. Advice for resumes, cover letters, and other traditional tools is also included. Its subtitle is, “How to stand out from the crowd and tap into the hidden job market using social media and 999 other tactics today.”
Guidance on the 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design. U.S. Dept. of Justice, 2010. Book. (415 A191g 2010 RHB)
This document includes guidance from the revised regulations related to 28 CFR 35.151; 28 CFR part 36, subpart D; and the 2004 ADAAG. It addresses changes to the standards, the reasoning behind those changes, and responses to public comments received on these topics. Available electronically at: http://www.ada.gov/2010ADAstandards_index.htm.
A Guide to Being a Companion Homemaker: Roles and Responsibilities - DD0459
DVD color 22 min. 2008 Adult, Professional
This program teaches personal care attendants about positive communication techniques, ethics, integrity and professional behavior. Viewers will also learn about avoiding ageism, the importance of a neat appearance and good hygiene, cultural sensitivity, phone etiquette, escorting and transporting your client, observation skills, and handling medical emergencies.
A Guide to Being a Companion Homemaker: Safety and Housekeeping - DD0460
DVD color 22 min. 2008 Adult, Professional
This program teaches personal care attendants how to ensure safety in the home, how to perform housecleaning tasks efficiently and how to do laundry and ironing correctly. Correct handwashing and infection control are also covered.
The Guide to Good Health for Teens & Adults with Down Syndrome. Brian Chicoine and Dennis Eugene McGuire, 2010. Book. (226.11 C533g 2010 RHB)
This book highlights differences in promoting the health of adults and adolescents with Down syndrome, addresses the health problems that are more common and those that are less common, and focuses on how health problems sometimes present in a unique manner in adults with Down syndrome.
The Handbook of High-Performance Virtual Teams: A Toolkit for Collaborating across Boundaries. Jill E. Nemiro, 2008. Book. (HD 66 H236 2008 RHB)
This handbook provides a framework based on five principles for working collaboratively across boundaries of time, space, and culture. It offers practical suggestions and tools for virtual teams who need to assess their current level of effectiveness and develop strategies for improvement. Case studies and practical tools for designing, implementing, and maintaining effective virtual work are included.
Hospital Accreditation Standards 2011. The Joint Commission, 2011. Book. (WX 15 J734 2011 REF)
This manual includes accreditation requirements, policies, and procedures and includes scoring information at every element of performance.
How to Manage in a Flat World: Get Connected to Your Team Wherever They Are. Susan Bloch, 2007. Book. (HD 66 B651 2007 RHB)
This book presents ten strategies to become a high-performing manager. The key is to communicate well and collaborate closely with the team, even if the team is spread out geographically. The book helps managers make the best use of technology; establish an acceptable work-life balance; decide when travel is necessary; lead and motivate the team; create a culture of trust; and adapt to inevitable change.
How to Write Fast under Pressure. Philip Vassallo, 2010. Book. (HF 5718.3 V337 2010 RHB)
This book presents a process that will help employees be more productive and stay on top of writing assignments. It presents the DASH approach: direction, acceleration, strength, and health.
Inclusion for All: The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. Deborah A. Ziegler, 2010. Book. (104 I37 2010 RHB)
A wide variety of perspectives on the issues and controversies surrounding the inclusion of people with disabilities in all aspects of society is presented in this book. The reader will understand the historical perspective on human rights; the critical nature of inclusion; the need for reducing poverty and social exclusion, and much more.
Individual Employment Plan - KT0077
kit 2007 Professional
This assessment pinpoints 84 employability assets and barriers and is organized into seven major employability areas. You can record information about an individual’s assets and liabilities in seven categories, such as personal issues and considerations, work orientation, education and training. Worksheets are included to develop a training and services plan and to summarize the individual’s progress and recommended changes.
The Influencer Power to Change - CA0030
7 Audio CDs 510 min. 2008 Adult
This book on compact disc explains how you can have more influence with the people in your life. It explains how to change the way you change minds; how to make the undesirable desirable; how to surpass your limits; how to harness peer pressure; how to find strength in numbers; how to design rewards and demand accountability; and how to change the environment.
Jeffrey Gitomer's Little Black Book of Connections: 6.5 Assets for Networking Your Way to Rich Relationships - CA0039
4 Audio CDs 240 min. 2009 Adult
This book on compact disc uncovers secrets and dispels myths about how to connect with others. Gitomer teaches where to network for the best results, how to make the initial connection and how to capture the opportunity and follow up so that you can capitalize on the connections that you make.
Job Application: Looking Good on Paper (open captioned) - DD0392
DVD color 24 min. 2008 Adult
A job interview is a crucial opportunity to shine -- but before that happens, a would-be employee needs to sell his or her abilities in writing. This program helps students identify, organize, and promote their skills and experience during the application phase of a job hunt. Starting with a period of personal reflection and goal-setting, the video guides viewers through the critical components of cover letters and resumes, with emphasis on clarity, simplicity, appropriate formats and styles, and the best ways to make up for lapses in work history or experience. Using the STAR method to answer selection criteria questions is another important topic. Contains brief references to Australian employment Web sites.
Job Search Handbook for People with Disabilities, 3rd ed. Daniel J. Ryan, 2011. Book. (459.51 R988 2011 RHB)
This book provides advice on how to network online and offline to find the best opportunities; to shift employers’ focus to a person’s qualifications, not his or her disability; to address workplace accommodations effectively; and to manage coworkers’ perceptions and succeed on the job. It includes self-assessment exercises, sample resumes, cover letters, and thank-you notes, tips on interviews, and more.
Job Smarts: 12 Steps to Job Success: Activities to Help You Find and Keep a Job, 2nd ed. Dixie L. Wright, 2004. Book. (459 W948j 2004 RHB)
The worksheets in this book help make the transition from school to work a smooth one. The worksheets teach the basics of how to find, get, and keep a job. They help a student decide what work to look for, how to set goals, write a cover letter and resume, prepare for an interview, and keep a job.
Job Smarts Instructor’s Manual: 12 Steps to Job Success for Students with Special Needs, 2nd ed. Dixie L. Wright, 2004. Book. (459 W948i 2004 RHB)
This manual provides scripts and tips for presenting 12 steps to job success to students and explains how to most effectively use the student workbook in class. It includes case studies, homework assignments, and extra activities.
Just Like Someone without Mental Illness Only More So: A Memoir. Mark Vonnegut, 2010. Book. (227.1 V947j 2010 RHB)
This is the autobiography of Mark Vonnegut, the son of the writer Kurt Vonnegut. It describes Mark’s struggle with schizophrenia as well as his joys of being a pediatrician. Reviewers call this a wise, unsentimental, and inspiring book.
Just Listen: Discover the Secret to Getting through to Absolutely Anyone. Mark Goulston, 2010. Book. (HF 5718 G699 2010 RHB)
This book explains how to truly listen to others and in the end you will be able to reach them with what you want and need.
Launching a Leadership Revolution: Mastering the Five Levels of Influence. Christopher Brady and Orrin Woodward, 2008. Book. (HD 57.7 B812 2008 RHB)
This book describes the five levels of influence which are: learn, a leader must be able to learn from anyone; perform, persevere through failure to find success; lead, extend your abilities by expanding your team; develop leaders, learn to trust your people; and develop leaders who develop leaders, create a legacy.
Leading Change - CA0033
5 Audio CDs 350 min. 2007 Adult
This book on compact disc, based on the author's twenty-five years of business experience, discusses what it will take to bring organizations successfully into the twenty-first century. It is inspiring, clear-headed, and filled with important implications for the future. The author emphasizes the critical need for leadership to make the change happen, and provides the vicarious experience and positive role models for leaders to emulate.
Leading the Virtual Workforce: How Great Leaders Transform Organizations in the 21st Century. Karen Sobel Lojeski and Richard R. Reilly, 2010. Book. (HD 57.7 L835 2010 RHB)
This book explains how to understand and attain the attributes and skills required to be a successful leader in the new digital age. Motivating and inspiring employees who are geographically, culturally, and functionally dispersed requires new sets of skills and different kinds of behaviors. This book uses real-life models of world-class leaders who have demonstrated their ability to lead their virtual workforce through the combined use of technology and personal styles. It presents a new model of leadership that incorporates the key attributes of these successful leaders and presents tools and techniques for becoming a successful leader in the digital age.
Leading Virtual Teams: Expert Solutions to Everyday Challenges. 2010. Book. (HD 66 L434 2010 RHB)
This book from Harvard Business Press provides advice on forming virtual teams, assessing their communication and technology needs, and ensuring they produce high-quality work.
Learn Like a Leader: Today’s Top Leaders Share Their Learning Journeys. Marshall Goldsmith, Beverly L. Kaye, and Ken Shelton, 2010. Book. (HD 30.4 L438 2010 RHB)
This book brings together stories of learning and provides a close look at how top leaders were able to grow their careers, overcome setbacks and soar to the top. It uses storytelling to convey key lessons in teaching, training, and mentoring.
Life after High School: A Guide for Students with Disabilities and Their Families. Christina Cacioppo Bertsch, 2010. Book. (461 Y43 2010 RHB)
This book provides a complete overview of the issues students with disabilities and their families need to consider when these students graduate from high school and move on to further education or the workplace. The legal obligations and disability documentation needed to ensure that students receive appropriate support and accommodations in college are discussed. Practical advice on entrance exams and applications, selecting the right college, achieving independence and more is given in this helpful book.
A Life of Control: Stories of Living with Diabetes. Alan L. Graber, Anne W. Brown and Kathleen Wolff, 2010. Book. (213.1 G728 2010 RHB)
Almost forty personal narratives from teenagers, physicians, immigrants, athletes, pregnant women, accountants, a prisoner, a farmer, and others discuss how patients handle monitoring, diet, insurance coverage, family life, work, and sports. Many speak about their anxieties and frustrations of living with diabetes.
Linchpin: Are You Indispensable? Seth Godin, 2010. Book. (HF 5549.5 M63 G585 2010 RHB)
This book describes another category of worker besides management and labor. The new category is the linchpin. These people love their work, pour their best selves into it and turn each day into a kind of art. The author explains how to become a linchpin and be indispensable.
Louder than Words: Take Your Career from Average to Exceptional with the Hidden Power of Nonverbal Intelligence. Joe Navarro and Toni Sciarra Poynter, 2010. Book. (HF 5381 N322 2010 RHB)
This book explains how to use body language to understand what others are thinking or feeling. It helps the reader recognize habits that send the wrong message and become more culturally aware and gender-sensitive.
Making Community Emergency Preparedness and Response Programs Accessible to People with Disabilities: An ADA Guide for Local Governments. U.S. Dept. of Justice, 2008. Book. (415 M235 2008 RHB)
Making local government emergency preparedness and response programs accessible to people with disabilities is a critical part of the responsibility of local government to protect their citizenry from harm. This document helps local officials consider the needs of the population with special needs. Available electronically at: http://www.ada.gov/emergencyprep.htm.
Managing Knock Your Socks off Service, 2nd ed. Chip R. Bell, Ron Zemke and David Zielinski, 2007. Book. (HF 5415.5 B433 2007 RHB)
This book gives advice on how to provide world-class customer service, including how to find people who are service-oriented, how to know your customers, how to train and coach, and how to establish systems that foster good customer service.
Managing the Mobile Workforce: Leading, Building, and Sustaining Virtual Teams. David Clemons and Michael S. Kroth, 2011. Book. (HD 66 C626m 2011 RHB)
Business is heading towards a mobile workforce. This book gives managers key essentials for coping with this new reality - empowering them to create, maintain, support and reward a passionate and productive mobile workforce.
Managing the Symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis, 5th ed. Randall T. Schapiro, 2007. Book. (203.3 S299 2007 RHB)
This book for patients describes what multiple sclerosis is and gives tips on how to manage the disease process. It discusses fatigue, spasticity, weakness, tremor and balance, and paroxysmal symptoms. Other symptoms covered include pressure sores, bladder and bowel difficulties, speech, swallowing, vision, pain, dizziness, numbness, cold feet, and swollen ankles. Cognitive difficulties are also mentioned. The book gives advice on diet and nutrition, exercise, and sexuality in order to adapt the best one can to multiple sclerosis.
Meaningful Workplaces: Reframing How and Where We Work. Neal Chalofsky, 2010. Book. (HD 7261 C439 2010 RHB)
This book provides guidelines to build an employee-engaged, high-performance, community-based culture and a place where people want to work. It discusses the changed nature of work, what constitutes meaningful work, and explores the self, work, and a sense of life balance and integration.
Multipliers: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter. Liz Wiseman and Greg McKeown, 2010. Book. (HD 57.7 W814m 2010 RHB )
This is an exploration of why some leaders (called "Diminishers") drain capability and intelligence from their teams while others (called "Multipliers") amplify it to produce better results.
Objects in Mirror Are Closer than They Appear: Inside Brain Injury, 2nd ed. Sol Mogerman, 2006. Book. (203.2 M696o 2001 RHB)
The author, a former professional musician, tells the story of his recovery from a brain injury caused by a head-on car accident. The loss of his self-image is the most devastating outcome of his injury. His recovery unfolds through a challenging journey of self-discovery and transformation, especially when he finds his way back to playing guitar after 20 years.
Off the Hook: Workplace Fashion Secrets for All Ages, Shapes and Sizes - DD0386
2 DVDs color 107 min. 2004 Adult
This program reveals how to develop and sustain a professional wardrobe regardless of a woman’s age, shape, size, and budget. It only has grooming tips for women not men.
On the Move: A Financial Guide for People with Spinal Cord Injury. National Endowment for Financial Education, 2002. Book. (216.1 N277o 2002 RHB)
This guide first looks at the immediate financial concerns associated with a spinal cord injury. It then discusses issues involved with resuming life’s activities, such as returning to work or school. Finally, planning the future considers retirement and the long-term care needs of people with spinal cord injuries.
Oops Wrong Planet! Understanding Asperger’s Syndrome - DD0403
DVD color 55 min. 2008 Adult
Einstein, Beethoven, Mozart, Van Gogh: all displayed symptoms of Asperger’s syndrome. But not every person with Asperger’s is a genius. This Australian program follows a self-described eccentric who, after discovering he matches up with the general Asperger’s profile, sets out on a quest to learn all he can about the disorder. Along the way, he speaks with Temple Grandin, Tony Attwood, Wired magazine’s Steve Silberman, Professor Simon Baron-Cohen, and a number of children and adults with AS about topics ranging from Asperger’s traits, to possible causes of the condition, to Geek Syndrome and the AQ Test.
A Patient’s Guide to Heart Rhythm Problems. Todd J. Cohen, 2010. Book. (206.1 C678 2010 RHB)
This book is aimed at people who have problems with their heart rhythm (arrhythmias). It will help them get an accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment. The author describes the heart’s basic function, the various conditions associated with arrhythmia, and recommended courses of treatment based on clinical guidelines. It describes tests and diagnostic procedures, medication, and other treatments such as pacemakers.
Pathway to Freedom: A Guide Dog Owner’s Manual. Shelley McMullen, 2010. Book. (219.1 M168p 2010 RHB)
This manual was written to assist blind and visually impaired adults to make realistic quality decisions about their travel choices. The manual presents both advantages and disadvantages of owning and caring for a guide dog. It gives great personal insight into the challenges and joys of life with a guide dog.
Perfectly Able: How to Attract and Hire Talented People with Disabilities. Jim Hasse, 2011. Book. (454.2 P438 2011 RHB)
This book, written from a business point of view, explains how to recruit talented individuals with a disability and strengthen the team’s productivity. It supplies interview questions to pinpoint people with the qualities or skills the organization needs. It explodes the myth that ADA’s accommodation guidelines make it too expensive to employ workers with disabilities. Real life stories are included throughout the book.
Personality Plus at Work: How to Work Successfully with Anyone. Florence Littauer and Rose Sweet, 2011. Book. (BF 698 L776p 2011 RHB)
This book teaches how any employee can work successfully with anyone else by paying attention to basic personality differences. It discusses the four primary personality types: sanguine, choleric, melancholy, and phlegmatic and how they function in the workplace.
Physicians’ Desk Reference: PDR, 63rd ed. 2010. Book. (REF 249 P578d 2010 RHB)
This volume compiles detailed information on drugs and prescribing information as provided by participating manufacturers.
The Principles and Practices of Building Community: Instructional Strategies - DD0458
DVD color 49 min. 2005 Professional
Dr. Thomas Pomeranz lectures direct support professionals on how to teach skills needed for daily living and full participation in the community. He talks about how best to provide verbal and physical prompts, physical queuing, backward chaining, graduated guidance, successive approximations, proximity control and environmental engineering. His lecture also reinforces the idea that the essential responsibility of all support staff is to emancipate the individuals they support from unnecessary dependence.
Prove Them Wrong: The Kids Who Refused to Quit. Nancy Shugart, 2010. Book. (322.1 S562p 2010 RHB)
This book tells the stories of real people and shows how they overcome obstacles to fight for their dreams and refuse to quit.
Quick Emotional Intelligence Activities for Busy Managers: 50 Team Exercises that Get Results in Just 15 Minutes. Adele B. Lynn, 2007. Book. (HD 66 L989 2007 RHB)
The games in this book help managers identify individual and team mood, deal with anger and emotional triggers, avert conflict, encourage communication, overcome fear, understand competition, and control the emotional climate of the team in order to achieve outstanding results.
Rediscovering MAPS Charting Your Journey New MAPS Training Video - DD0454
DVD color 128 min. 2004 Adult
This DVD demonstrates the 8-step MAPS tool used to collect information about a person, family, or organization and design a person-centered plan. It contains 3 segments. ReDiscovering MAPS Charting Your Journey (74 min.): After 15 years of MAPS experiences, the founders return to rediscover the MAPS process. Shafik's Map (45 min.): Shafik Asante, a human rights activist from Philadelphia discusses his life and uses the MAPS process. Judith Snow on Dreaming: Ms. Snow describes dreaming, which is the heart of the process.
Research Methods for the Behavioral Sciences, 4th ed. Charles Stangor, 2011. Book. (350.5 S785r 2011 RHB)
This book explains how to do research in the social sciences. It begins with the basic concepts of research, including ethics, and then discusses measuring and describing. Part three is how to test hypotheses. The final part covers designing and interpreting research.
Right Job For You - DD0394
DVD color 22 min. 2010 Adult
This program teaches viewers how to set short and long term goals, methods for researching job objectives that fit their skills and interests, and develop a career plan for achieving these goals.
Self-Determination Tools for Direct Support Staff (closed captioned) - DD0415
DVD color 66 min. 2009 Adult
This program teaches specific skills and strategies direct support staff can use to promote self-determination. Twenty four video exercises give staff the opportunity to rehearse and practice. The DVD is segmented into five sections that can be viewed individually or the program as a whole can be viewed.
Social Skills Training and Frustration Management - DD0383
DVD color 270 min. 2007 Professional
Viewers will learn how to de-escalate meltdowns, prevent problems with comprehensive behavior plans, increase motivation to learn social skills, develop strategies to teach and generalize skills and create accepting peer environments.
The Starfish and the Spider - CA0037
5 Audio CDs 330 min. 2006 Adult
This book on compact disc argues that organizations fall into two categories: traditional "spiders," which have a rigid hierarchy and top-down leadership, and revolutionary "starfish," which rely on the power of peer relationships. It reveals how established companies and institutions are learning how to incorporate starfish principles to achieve success.
Speed of Trust: The One That Changes Everything - CA0028
10 Audio CDs 720 min. 2009 Adult
Stephen R. Covey challenges our assumption that trust is a soft, social virtue, and instead demonstrates that it is a hard-edged economic driver. It is a learnable and measurable skill that makes organizations more profitable, people more promotable and relationships more energizing. He shows leaders how to quickly and permanently gain the trust of their clients, coworkers, partners and constituents.
Successfully Surviving a Brain Injury: A Family Guidebook: From the Emergency Room to Selecting a Rehabilitation Facility. Garry Prowe, 2010. Book. (203.2 P969s 2010 RHB)
This book--which is based upon the experience of hundreds of people living with a brain injury, their families, and the medical professionals who treat them--will answer many of your questions. It will teach you: the basics of brain injury and the recovery and rehabilitation processes; the wide range of impairments caused by a brain injury; ways to make this stressful and exhausting time easier for you and your family; what you need to know about health insurance and disability pay; how a case manager and an attorney can help you; the factors that influence how well someone recovers from a brain injury; and how to access the wide range of resources available to the families of brain injury survivors.
Super Service: Seven Keys to Delivering Great Customer Service Even When You Don’t Feel Like It, Even When They Don’t Deserve It, Rev ed. Val and Jeff Gee, 2009. Book. (HF 5415.5 G297s 2009 RHB)
This book teaches how to deliver great service in a way that enriches the employee and keeps him or her from burning out. It includes information on listening to customer needs; understanding today’s customer; adopting a positive attitude; adding value to the customer experience; and providing service quickly and efficiently.
Taking Charge of Adult ADHD. Russell A. Barkley, 2010. Book. (228.2 B256t 2010 RHB)
This book shows adults who have attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder how to concentrate, pay attention, get organized, manage their time, resist impulses, and control their emotions. Adults with ADHD learn rules that will help them succeed. Specific areas such as education, work, money, relationships and other trouble spots are discussed.
Telling Ain’t Training: Why Training Fails, What Makes Training Successful, How You and Your Learners Can Achieve Astonishing Results, 2nd ed. Harold D. Stolovitch and Erica J. Keeps, 2011. Book. (550 S875 2011 RHB)
This book avoids the one-way communication of telling trainers how to teach and presents an interactive approach that models the basic message that humans learn best through active mental engagement. This book presents easily understood, interactive, practical ideas that are the results of years of learning research in convincing, fun, and interesting ways.
Think College!: Postsecondary Education Options for Students with Intellectual Disabilities. Meg Grigal, 2010. Book. (557.3 G857t 2010 RHB)
This book explains how to support students with disabilities before, during, and after a successful transition to college. It explores three models for these students: inclusive individual approach, the mixed hybrid approach, and substantially separate options.
The Thinker’s Toolkit: Fourteen Powerful Techniques for Problem Solving, Rev. ed. Morgan D. Jones, 1998. Book. (HD 30.23 J78t 1998 RHB)
This book gives proven, practical methods for simplifying any problem in order to make fast, effective decisions. It describes how to restate the problem, create a causal-flow diagram, and conduct utility analysis in order to compare things that are not alike. Other problem-solving tools are also explained.
Through a Dog's Eyes (closed captioned) - DD0414
DVD color 60 min. 2010 Adult
This documentary, narrated by Neil Patrick Harris, follows the inspiring stories of people with disabilities as they experience the heartwarming and sometimes challenging process of being matched with and receiving a service dog. Trainer Jennifer Arnold offers advice on training a service dog.
The Top 100: The Fastest Growing Careers for the 21st Century, 5th ed. 2011. Book. (480 T673 2011 RHB)
This book presents current information from the Department of Labor about the fastest growing jobs between now and the year 2018.
Touch Wood - DD0388
DVD color 46 min. 2006 Adult
This program was filmed in New Zealand. Viewers meet Nellie, who fears becoming someone else and uses repeating rituals to keep those fears at bay; Margaret, a hoarder and a hand-washer; and Mark, who must check every single thing in his house when he leaves and returns. In addition, two psychologists and a researcher shed light on the diagnosis of obsessive compulsive disorder subtypes and management of the disorder through exposure-and-response therapy and cognitive therapy.
Transition of Secondary Students with Emotional or Behavioral Disorders: Current Approaches for Positive Outcomes, 2nd ed. Douglas Cheney, 2010. Book. (461 T772c 2010 RHB)
This book discusses the cultural, familial, and personal context of transition services for students with emotional or behavioral disorders. It covers the assessment and planning for these students at the secondary level. Settings and services for these students in their transition to adulthood is described. Transition approaches for students in the juvenile justice system are also discussed.
Traumatic Brain Injury: Rehabilitation, Treatment, and Case Management, 3rd ed. Mark J. Ashley, 2010. Book. (203.2 T777 2010 RHB)
This book contains a combination of relevant neuroscience theory, medical practice, rehabilitation practice, and case management. It provides the reader with a reference tool for use in developing and implementing treatment approaches in traumatic brain injury rehabilitation. There are three major parts: medical themes, allied health themes, and case management themes.
Traumatic Stress: The Effects of Overwhelming Experience on Mind, Body, and Society. Bessel A. Van der Kolk, Alexander C. McFarlane, and Lars Weisaeth, 2007. Book. (227.52 T777 2007 RHB)
This classic book presents theory and research on post-traumatic stress disorder. It examines how trauma affects an individual’s biology, conception of the world, and psychological function. It discusses why some people cope successfully with traumatic experiences while others do not, as well as other important questions surrounding trauma and stress.
Unstoppable in Stilettos: A Girl’s Guide to Living Tall in a Small World. Lauren Ruotolo, 2010. Book. (205.24 R944u 2010 RHB)
This book provides “Lauren’s Lessons,” in which the author shares her hard-earned wisdom and life experiences. She was born with McCune-Albright syndrome and stands 4 feet, 2 inches tall. Being short does not slow her down. This book teaches how to build self-confidence and be successful, no matter how tall one may be.
Virtual Team Success: A Practical Guide for Working and Leading from a Distance. Darleen M. DeRosa, 2010. Book. (HD 66 D437 2010 RHB)
The authors researched teamwork around the world and compiled a list of why teams fail, a profile of high performing teams, and a virtual team launch kit. The second part of the book gives tips for how to lead virtual teams - best practices, performance boosters, how to hold virtual meetings, and summarizes the most important six lessons the authors have learned to make virtual teams a success.
What Color Is Your Parachute: A Practical Manual for Job-Hunters and Career-Changers. Richard Nelson Bolles, 2011. Book. (459 B691 2011 RHB)
This book is a career guide for job seekers and job changers. It teaches the reader to take chances, gain confidence, and learn to make changes in their career and life in order to find meaningful employment. This edition continues advice about job-hunting in hard times.
What’s that Pig Outdoors: A Memoir of Deafness, 2nd ed. Henry Kisor, 2010. Book. (219.2 K61w 2010 RHB)
This memior by journalist Henry Kisor recounts the story of his life as a deaf person in a hearing culture. Kisor lost his hearing after a bout with meningitis at age three. A supportive family and an unconventional teacher helped him to develop the language foundations necessary for a mainstream life in which he communicates directly with his hearing peers through speech and lipreading. Kisor describes his various practical problems in anecdotes. His choice of journalism as a career is perhaps the most exceptional aspect of Kisor’s life. For a deaf person in a verbal profession it has required great ingenuity and perseverance. The book is a fascinating look into an inspiring life.
When the Coach is You (closed captioned) - DD0378
DVD color 18 min. 2000 Adult
Restricted to employees of the Texas Health and Human Services agencies and their contractors. Hosted by television personality George Wendt of Cheers, this program explores coaching from the perspective of both coach and learner. Viewers will watch purchasing administrator Wes try to move Peggy from one-on-one vendor ordering to an online purchasing system. In the state's unemployment department, supervisor Michelle enlists Hal to help a coworker with his customer service skills and compliance with the Workforce Investment Act. At the service center, veteran service representative Todd is none too pleased to have a freshman rep assigned to coach him on calls. Viewers will learn how to prepare the learner, demonstrate for the learner the skills desired, establish and maintain a positive coaching atmosphere, and let the learner perform his/her newly learned skills.
When Your Doctor Says Diabetes: A Guide to Regaining Control over Your Health and Well-Being. David A. Cooke, 2010. Book. (213.1 W567 2010 RHB)
This is a resource guide for people with diabetes. It describes different forms of diabetes; reviews diagnostic and monitoring tests; examines treatment options including insulin and other medications; explores eating plans and lifestyle modifications to prevent complications; and reviews recent research.
When Your Doctor Says Heart Disease: A Guide to Regaining Control over Your Health and Well-Being. David A. Cooke, 2010. Book. (206.1 W567 2010 RHB)
This is a resource guide for people with heart disease. It describes different forms of heart disease; reviews diagnostic tests and procedures; examines treatment options including medications and surgeries; explores cardiac rehabilitation and recovery; discusses lifestyle modifications to prevent complications; and reviews recent research.
Who Moved My Cheese (closed captioned) - DD0380
DVD color 29 min. 2008 Adult
This program is restricted to employees of the Texas Health and Human Services agencies and their contractors. This animated movie, which is based on the book of the same name by Spencer Johnson, M.D., presents a simple parable that reveals profound truths about change. Two versions of the movie are included, one from 1999 (13 min) and one from 2003 (16 min).
Workplace Disabilities: Beyond Wheelchairs - DD0395
DVD color 16 min. Adult
Viewers will meet people with dyslexia, ADD, AD/HD, bipolar disorder, down syndrome, autism/ fragile x and cerebral palsy working as an artist, author/ speaker/trainer, author/speaker/counselor, student/artist, and a trainer with expertise in the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Work Preference Match - KT0078
kit 2007 Adult
This assessment is designed to help career decision makers identify priorities and evaluate career or job choices based on those priorities. It is a structured self-exploration and career exploration tool.
Working with You is Killing Me: Freeing Yourself from Emotional Traps at Work - DD0379
1 DVD + 1 CD-ROM color 23 min. 2007 Adult
This program is restricted to employees of the Texas Health and Human Services agencies and their contractors. This program portrays how employees on any career path and at any level of an organization can be undone by a problem co-worker or supervisor. This DVD provides the antidote, showing employees how to “unhook” from difficult situations in four simple ways: physically, mentally, verbally and with a business tool. Viewers will learn to examine how their own reactions can enable the situation, internalize a series of proven responses to problem behavior and reinforce the message if the problem behavior returns.
Workplace Etiquette - DD0442
DVD color 24 min. 2009 Adult
Common workplace scenarios are dramatized to show the wrong way and the right way for employees to conduct themselves. Topics include: dressing properly; treating customers and fellow employees with respect; using appropriate language; respecting personal boundaries; being punctual; using proper telephone manners; using voicemail and email properly; avoiding gossip; responding appropriately to constructive criticism; and being a good listener.
You’re Hired: Job-Winning Interview Strategies (closed captioned) - DD0393
DVD color 26 min. 2010 Adult
Job seekers will learn how to define personal employment goals; research a company of interest; do mock interviews, for practice; dress for success; make a good first impression; communicate strengths, skills, accomplishments, and more; ask and answer a wide variety of pertinent questions; and follow up strategically via phone, mail, or e-mail.
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