Workplace Learning & Development

Promoting Employee and Organizational Growth and Development
(413) 545-1787

September 2016

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Online Travel Registry Training

Online Travel Registry Training

Workshop Date: 
Tuesday 9/6/16
Time: 
10:00am - 11:30am
Location: 
Campus Center

As you may know, any travel that is out-of-state or overnight requires a supervisor’s signed approval.  The University is now transitioning from a paper Pre-Travel Authorization form, to an online process. 

The new Online Travel Registry has been piloting in several departments for the past year, and all of the remaining departments will be coming onboard in the next several months. 

 
 
 
Online Travel Registry Training

Online Travel Registry Training

Workshop Date: 
Thursday 9/8/16
Time: 
10:00am - 11:30am
Location: 
Campus Center

As you may know, any travel that is out-of-state or overnight requires a supervisor’s signed approval.  The University is now transitioning from a paper Pre-Travel Authorization form, to an online process. 

The new Online Travel Registry has been piloting in several departments for the past year, and all of the remaining departments will be coming onboard in the next several months. 

 
 
Intro to Anti-Bullying

Intro to Anti-Bullying

Workshop Date: 
Friday 9/9/16
Time: 
10:00am - Noon
Location: 
Campus Center

The University of Massachusetts Amherst has launched an initiative aimed at increasing understanding of the problem of workplace bullying, reducing its occurrence, and clarifying the responsibility of supervisors for ensuring a productive workplace in which all can contribute to their maximum potential.

Attendance at one of these workshops is mandatory for all faculty and staff members (including post-docs) and for graduate student employees who receive stipends. Undergraduate and graduate student hourly employees are not expected to attend.

 
 
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Intro to Anti-Bullying

Intro to Anti-Bullying

Workshop Date: 
Monday 9/12/16
Time: 
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: 
Campus Center

The University of Massachusetts Amherst has launched an initiative aimed at increasing understanding of the problem of workplace bullying, reducing its occurrence, and clarifying the responsibility of supervisors for ensuring a productive workplace in which all can contribute to their maximum potential.

Attendance at one of these workshops is mandatory for all faculty and staff members (including post-docs) and for graduate student employees who receive stipends. Undergraduate and graduate student hourly employees are not expected to attend.

 
 
BuyWays Requisitioning

BuyWays Requisitioning

Workshop Date: 
Tuesday 9/13/16
Time: 
9am - 1pm
Location: 
Whitmore Building

This is hands-on training session, for UMass PO Data Entry Operators and Liaisons, covers the new BuyWays Requisitioning which will include; shopping and creating requisitions, inquiring on purchasing and payables transactions.

 
 
Online Travel Registry Training

Online Travel Registry Training

Workshop Date: 
Tuesday 9/13/16
Time: 
10:00am - 11:30am
Location: 
Campus Center

As you may know, any travel that is out-of-state or overnight requires a supervisor’s signed approval.  The University is now transitioning from a paper Pre-Travel Authorization form, to an online process. 

The new Online Travel Registry has been piloting in several departments for the past year, and all of the remaining departments will be coming onboard in the next several months. 

 
 
 
Online Travel Registry Training

Online Travel Registry Training

Workshop Date: 
Thursday 9/15/16
Time: 
10:00am - 11:30am
Location: 
Campus Center

As you may know, any travel that is out-of-state or overnight requires a supervisor’s signed approval.  The University is now transitioning from a paper Pre-Travel Authorization form, to an online process. 

The new Online Travel Registry has been piloting in several departments for the past year, and all of the remaining departments will be coming onboard in the next several months. 

 
 
 
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Online Travel Registry Training

Online Travel Registry Training

Workshop Date: 
Tuesday 9/20/16
Time: 
10:00am - 11:30am
Location: 
Campus Center

As you may know, any travel that is out-of-state or overnight requires a supervisor’s signed approval.  The University is now transitioning from a paper Pre-Travel Authorization form, to an online process. 

The new Online Travel Registry has been piloting in several departments for the past year, and all of the remaining departments will be coming onboard in the next several months. 

 
 
Journal Workflow Training - Sep - CANCELED
 
 
Managing Workplace Stress

Managing Workplace Stress

Workshop Date: 
Wednesday 9/21/16
Time: 
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: 
Campus Center

Dread your drive into work?  Have you ever walked in and felt beat down before the day has begun?  We can’t change your workplace, but we can help your perspective.  Come learn some tools to help manage daily stress in the workplace. 

What you’ll learn:

  • To identify and examine different causes and types of stress.
  • To explore different methods to help reduce workplace stress.
  • Develop strategies to help horizontal stress within the office.
 
 
Online Travel Registry Training

Online Travel Registry Training

Workshop Date: 
Wednesday 9/21/16
Time: 
10:00am - 11:30am
Location: 
Campus Center

As you may know, any travel that is out-of-state or overnight requires a supervisor’s signed approval.  The University is now transitioning from a paper Pre-Travel Authorization form, to an online process. 

The new Online Travel Registry has been piloting in several departments for the past year, and all of the remaining departments will be coming onboard in the next several months. 

 
 
Improve Facilitation

Improve Facilitation

Workshop Date: 
Thursday 9/22/16
Time: 
9:30am - Noon
Location: 
Campus Center

Running groups and meetings requires effective skills, to move the process and work along both efficiently and effectively.  Learn about the role, responsibilities, and skills of a facilitator as well as helpful techniques.  This workshop will include several activities to practice skills.

What you’ll learn:

  • How to identify personal attributes and listening skills that contribute to effective facilitation
  • Strategies to handle difficult group members
  • Techniques to generate and process ideas and decisions in their work groups
 
 
 
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New Supervisor Orientation

New Supervisor Orientation

Workshop Date: 
Tuesday 9/27/16
Time: 
9:00am - 11:00am
Location: 
Campus Center

This program, open to all staff and faculty supervisors, provides an introduction to the University expectations of supervisors, and the services and resources available to promote quality supervision. This program is especially designed for those who are new supervisors and/or supervisors who are new to the campus.

What you’ll learn:

  • University expectations for supervision
  • Expectations for performance management
  • University resources available to support you in your role
 
 
 
ADA and Employee Leave Laws

ADA and Employee Leave Laws

Workshop Date: 
Thursday 9/29/16
Time: 
1:00 - 3:00pm
Location: 
Campus Center

This workshop discusses the University’s obligations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), with a focus on how the accommodation process works, with examples of best practices for managers and supervisors.  Also included is an explanation of the various leave policies created by federal and state law such as the Family and Medical leave Act.

 
 
Online Travel Registry Training

Online Travel Registry Training

Workshop Date: 
Thursday 9/29/16
Time: 
10:00am - 11:30am
Location: 
Campus Center

As you may know, any travel that is out-of-state or overnight requires a supervisor’s signed approval.  The University is now transitioning from a paper Pre-Travel Authorization form, to an online process. 

The new Online Travel Registry has been piloting in several departments for the past year, and all of the remaining departments will be coming onboard in the next several months. 

 
 
Supervising Student Workers

Supervising Student Workers

Workshop Date: 
Friday 9/30/16
Time: 
9:00am - Noon
Location: 
Campus Center

Learn tools for the recruitment, training, and supervision of student employees to meet the needs of your department and to create opportunities for students’ success.

What you’ll learn:

  • Key factors for the effective recruitment and retention of student workers
  • Effective strategies and techniques for supervising student workers
  • Problem solving techniques when performance improvement is needed