Workplace Learning & Development

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

February 2017

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Travel Payment Processing

Travel Payment Processing

Workshop Date: 
Wednesday 2/8/17
Time: 
9:30am - 11:30am
Location: 
Campus Center

Planning and paying for University travel, including policies and procedures, processing travel payments, and understanding PeopleSoft travel-expense reports.

Participants will receive a certificate of completion after attending one workshop.

 
 
BuyWays Walk-in Session

BuyWays Walk-in Session

Workshop Date: 
Thursday 2/9/17
Time: 
10am - Noon
Location: 
Whitmore Building

Having trouble navigating BuyWays or have a question about a specific purchasing policy? Please come to our new BuyWays Walk-in Sessions, and a Procurement Office staff member will be available to answer your questions.

Please Do Not Register for this training, as you are welcomed as a walk-in participant only.  Thank you!

 
 
Intro to Anti-Bullying

Intro to Anti-Bullying

Workshop Date: 
Thursday 2/9/17
Time: 
10am - 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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BuyWays Requisitioning

BuyWays Requisitioning

Workshop Date: 
Tuesday 2/14/17
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.

 
 
Journal Workflow Training

Journal Workflow Training

Workshop Date: 
Wednesday 2/15/17
Time: 
10am - Noon
Location: 
Whitmore Building

This is required training for UMass staff who have been assigned the task of making adjustments to the General Ledger, such as expense transfers or cash transfers from one account to another.

 
 
American Red Cross Adult CPR/AED

American Red Cross Adult CPR/AED

Workshop Date: 
Thursday 2/16/17
Time: 
1pm - 4pm
Location: 
Draper Hall

This program offers certification through the American Red Cross in CPR/AED for adult patients.  Topics covered include recognizing an emergency, basic respiratory management, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), and automatic external defibrillator (AED) use. 

 
 
Intro to Anti-Bullying

Intro to Anti-Bullying

Workshop Date: 
Thursday 2/16/17
Time: 
10am - 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.

 
 
State Employees' Retirement System

State Employees' Retirement System

Workshop Date: 
Thursday 2/16/17
Time: 
9am - Noon
Location: 
Campus Center

This workshop is for benefitted employees who began contributing to a Massachusetts pension system before April 2, 2012 and have not rolled or withdrawn those contributions from the system.  It will help these employees understand the state rules and regulations that can affect their retirement calculations and help them to plan effectively for retirement.

 
 
 
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BuyWays Walk-in Sessions

BuyWays Walk-in Sessions

Series Start Date: 
Tuesday 2/21/17
Time: 
10am - Noon
Location: 
Whitmore Building
Description: 

This training is for PO Data Entry Operators and Liaisons.

Having trouble navigating BuyWays or have a question about a specific purchasing policy? Please come to our new BuyWays Walk-in Sessions, and a Procurement Office staff member will be available to answer your questions.

Please Do Not Register for this training, as you are welcomed as a walk-in participant only.  Thank you!

 

 
 
Supervisory Leadership Development Program (SLDP)

Supervisory Leadership Development Program (SLDP)

Series Start Date: 
Wednesday 2/22/17
Time: 
9am - Noon
Location: 
Campus Center
Description: 

This 7-session certificate program offers in-depth learning for supervisors and managers who seek to establish or enhance the broad range of knowledge, skills, and abilities required for effective supervision. The program covers topics such as performance management, dealing with employee conflicts, organizing and delegating work, and implementing campus policies.

Organized around four competencies of managing self, others, the work, and the system, the course offers both new and seasoned supervisors an opportunity to learn collaboratively with supervisors from across campus. 

 
 
Time and Organizational Management

Time and Organizational Management

Workshop Date: 
Wednesday 2/22/17
Time: 
10am - Noon
Location: 
Campus Center

How do we as an office, and big business, set large goals and manage our time to achieve these goals? Time is fleeting. Nevertheless goals must be accomplished and as employees we can only manage our own time.

Let’s take a look at how to macro-achieve goals through micro-changes.

 
 
Intro to Atomic Learning - Option 1

Intro to Atomic Learning - Option 1

Workshop Date: 
Thursday 2/23/17
Time: 
10am - 11:30am
Location: 
W.E.B. Du Bois Library

Do you want to learn computer software and operating systems at your own pace?  Go to “Atomic Learning” that is free to members of the campus community and is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Atomic Learning provides short, easy-to-use web-based tutorials on more than 250 common software and operating systems, including Adobe Creative Suite, Google Drive, Mac OS X, Microsoft Office Suite, Twitter, Windows, and more!

Through this introduction on how best to use Atomic Learning, employees will:

 
 
 
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Getting on the Right Path - with Your Workplace Savings Plan

Getting on the Right Path - with Your Workplace Savings Plan

Workshop Date: 
Tuesday 2/28/17
Time: 
Noon - 1pm
Location: 
Campus Center

This workshop is designed for employees not participating in their workplace savings plan, or participants enrolled and not deferring the maximum amount.

What You’ll Learn:

  • Understand the benefits of enrolling in a retirement savings plan
  • Identify the plan’s features and investment options
  • How to manage debt and create a budget to identify available dollars for retirement savings