Workplace Learning & Development

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

February 2016

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BuyWays - Requisitioning

BuyWays - Requisitioning

Workshop Date: 
Tuesday 2/9/16
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.

 
 
 
Harassment and Discrimination

Harassment and Discrimination

Workshop Date: 
Thursday 2/11/16
Time: 
10am - Noon
Location: 
Campus Center

This workshop provides an overview of sexual harassment and discrimination, and how to prevent these from occuring on campus.  It also provides participants with resources and instructions on recognizing, reporting and addressing discrimination.

 

(Please Note:  For the mandatory training  for New Faculty and Staff, look under Harassment Prevention)

 
 
State Employees' Retirement System

State Employees' Retirement System

Workshop Date: 
Thursday 2/11/16
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employees who began contributing to a Massachusetts pension system before April 2, 2012 and have not rolled or withdrawn those contributions from the system.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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Journal Workflow Training

Journal Workflow Training

Workshop Date: 
Wednesday 2/17/16
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.

 
 
Intro to Anti-Bullying (For New Faculty and Staff)

Intro to Anti-Bullying (For New Faculty and Staff)

Workshop Date: 
Thursday 2/18/16
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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Managing Meetings - (For Faculty Only)

Managing Meetings - (For Faculty Only)

Workshop Date: 
Tuesday 2/23/16
Time: 
10am - 11:15am
Location: 
Campus Center

Managing Faculty Service Session 1 of 4:   Meetings are an opportunity to bring people together and get things done.  During this session, faculty will learn strategies to maximize the efficiency and productivity of their meetings, which will help busy colleagues feel that their time was well-spent.

 
 
Committed to the Committee

Committed to the Committee

Workshop Date: 
Wednesday 2/24/16
Time: 
10am - Noon
Location: 
Campus Center

Overseeing committees involves a number of responsibilities to keep members informed, engaged, and on task.  As a chair or coordinator of a committee there are strategies you can use before, during, and after committee meetings to foster productivity for all involved.

 
 
Harassment Prevention (For New Faculty and Staff)
 
 
Supervisory Leadership Development Program
 
 
 
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Promoting Workplace Inclusivity

Promoting Workplace Inclusivity

Workshop Date: 
Monday 2/29/16
Time: 
9am - Noon
Location: 
Campus Center

Current research and thinking affirms, organizations that are more inclusive are more productive. In this workshop we will define the components of an inclusive organization. Additionally, we look at strategies and techniques to promote inclusivity in your workplace.