Workplace Learning & Development

Promoting Employee and Organizational Growth and Development
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Foundations of Supervision - Leadership Academy (Apply by Sept 13)

Foundations of Supervision - Leadership Academy (Apply by Sept 13)

Workshop Date: 
Tuesday 10/1/19
Time: 
Varies depending on date
Location: 
Goodell Building
Room: 
Varies depending on date

This program is accessible through an application process only. Applications are due by September 13th. In order to learn more about the Foundations of Supervision program and to apply, please follow the link below: 

Leadership Academy 

 
 
Toshiba Copier Training Session 1

Toshiba Copier Training Session 1

Workshop Date: 
Tuesday 10/1/19
Time: 
9am - 9:45am
Location: 
Campus Center
Room: 
804

In this 45 minute session, you will have the opportunity to learn the various functions and capabilities of your Toshiba Copier.  In addition, you will have the opportunity to review your specific questions and needs!  Come with questions, examples and anything else you need answered! 

This workshop is not a series. You only have to attend ONE session.

 
 
Toshiba Copier Training Session 2

Toshiba Copier Training Session 2

Workshop Date: 
Tuesday 10/1/19
Time: 
10am - 10:45am
Location: 
Campus Center
Room: 
804

In this 45 minute session, you will have the opportunity to learn the various functions and capabilities of your Toshiba Copier.  In addition, you will have the opportunity to review your specific questions and needs!  Come with questions, examples and anything else you need answered! 

This workshop is not a series. You only have to attend ONE session. 

 
 
Toshiba Copier Training Session 3

Toshiba Copier Training Session 3

Workshop Date: 
Tuesday 10/1/19
Time: 
11am - 11:45am
Location: 
Campus Center
Room: 
804

In this 45 minute session, you will have the opportunity to learn the various functions and capabilities of your Toshiba Copier.  In addition, you will have the opportunity to review your specific questions and needs!  Come with questions, examples and anything else you need answered!  

This workshop is not a series. You only have to attend ONE session. 

 
 
Toshiba Copier Training Session 4

Toshiba Copier Training Session 4

Workshop Date: 
Tuesday 10/1/19
Time: 
12pm - 12:45pm
Location: 
Campus Center
Room: 
804

In this 45 minute session, you will have the opportunity to learn the various functions and capabilities of your Toshiba Copier.  In addition, you will have the opportunity to review your specific questions and needs!  Come with questions, examples and anything else you need answered! 

This workshop is not a series. You only have to attend ONE session. 

 
 
Toshiba Copier Training Session 5

Toshiba Copier Training Session 5

Workshop Date: 
Tuesday 10/1/19
Time: 
1pm - 1:45pm
Location: 
Campus Center
Room: 
804

In this 45 minute session, you will have the opportunity to learn the various functions and capabilities of your Toshiba Copier.  In addition, you will have the opportunity to review your specific questions and needs!  Come with questions, examples and anything else you need answered! 

This workshop is not a series. You only have to attend ONE session. 

 
 
Toshiba Copier Training Session 6

Toshiba Copier Training Session 6

Workshop Date: 
Tuesday 10/1/19
Time: 
2pm - 2:45pm
Location: 
Campus Center
Room: 
804

In this 45 minute session, you will have the opportunity to learn the various functions and capabilities of your Toshiba Copier.  In addition, you will have the opportunity to review your specific questions and needs!  Come with questions, examples and anything else you need answered! 

This workshop is not a series. You only have to attend ONE session.

 
 
Fostering an Inclusive Workplace Culture

Fostering an Inclusive Workplace Culture

Workshop Date: 
Wednesday 10/2/19
Time: 
12pm - 1pm
Location: 
Bartlett Hall
Room: 
221

Join us for a presentation to review the University’s processes for inclusion for employee’s with disabilities. Topics will included the use of inclusive-ethos language, the three C’s (comfort, confidence, and competence), request for reasonable accommodations, the interactive process, and the collaboration across departments on the topic of ADA. 

 
 
Kuali Session 1: Basics

Kuali Session 1: Basics

Workshop Date: 
Wednesday 10/2/19
Time: 
9am - 11am
Location: 
Lederle Graduate Research Center (LGRC Lowrise)
Room: 
A210

Participants will learn how to navigate Kuali and complete the Proposal Development record, including: 
·        An overview of the Kuali platform, user dashboard, key concepts, and how to create a new proposal
·        How to enter preliminary proposal details – sponsor, grant type, grant period, etc.
·        How to fill out investigators RTF and intellectual credit splits
·        How to fill out the compliance sections and the questionnaire (IPF)
·        How to attach documents to fulfill UMass and Sponsor requirements

 
 
Spread Civility in the Workplace
 
 
Disbursements and Receipts

Disbursements and Receipts

Workshop Date: 
Thursday 10/3/19
Time: 
9am - Noon
Location: 
Campus Center
Room: 
803

Core training on policies and procedures related to effectively completing campus financial transactions. 

Participants will learn:  Processing, accounts-payable, business-expense reimbursement, property and inventory purchases, cash handling and deposits, and internal control considerations.

 
 
Ergonomics in the Workplace

Ergonomics in the Workplace

Workshop Date: 
Thursday 10/3/19
Time: 
12pm - 1pm
Location: 
Bartlett Hall
Room: 
221

We will discuss the importance of best practices for proper posture, changing tasks, and adjusting positions for your well-being. Learn how to individualize your space to make your workday less stressed and more comfortable. Simple stretching exercises will be provided to you for your work area with a follow up Q & A. This discussion will be led by guest speakers Sheila Corbett and Marcel Perella.

 
 
Kuali Session 2: Budgeting

Kuali Session 2: Budgeting

Workshop Date: 
Thursday 10/3/19
Time: 
9am - 11am
Location: 
W.E.B. Du Bois Library
Room: 
1667

Participants will learn how to create a budget in Kuali, including:  
·        A review of Kuali’s basic budget concepts and tour of the budget module
·        How to create budget versions and export budgets to Excel
·        Learn how cost of living increases and inflation work and are calculated
·        How to add and assign personnel to budget periods
·        How to add non-employees (consultants, other significant contributors, etc). 
·        How to budget academic (AY) and summer faculty effort

 
 
Summit Financials Reporting - Oct

Summit Financials Reporting - Oct

Workshop Date: 
Thursday 10/3/19
Time: 
2:30pm - 4pm
Location: 
Whitmore Building
Room: 
115B

This training gives a comprehensive overview of financials reporting in Summit, including how to access fund and grant balances, summaries, and transactional detail with ease. It is useful for anyone who needs to review financial activity on their grants or funds.

 
 
Time and Organizational Management
 
 
Travel Q&A Session

Travel Q&A Session

Workshop Date: 
Thursday 10/3/19
Time: 
10am - -Noon
Location: 
Whitmore Building
Room: 
115B

Having trouble with a Travel and Expense Report?  Or, do you have a question about a specific travel policy?

Please sign-up and an Accounts Payable staff member from the Controller's Office will be available to answer your questions.

(Note: This is NOT a substitute for Travel and Expense Module Training which is mandatory before access to the module is granted, you need to sign up for those trainings separately.)

 
 
American Sign Language: Signing Together
 
 
Personal Fitness and Wellness

Personal Fitness and Wellness

Workshop Date: 
Friday 10/4/19
Time: 
11:30am - 1pm
Location: 
Life Sciences Lab building(LSL)
Room: 
N410

This 3 part workshop series will assist you in understanding your current health status and how to improve it. Kinesiology students will provide health screenings and information sessions on blood pressure, flexibility strength, cardiovascular fitness and personalized exercise programming. Each session will have a seminar and a health screening.

 
 
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FEMA "Until Help Arrives"

FEMA "Until Help Arrives"

Workshop Date: 
Tuesday 10/8/19
Time: 
1pm-4pm
Location: 
Draper Hall
Room: 
102

This is delivery of FEMA's "Until Help Arrives" curriculum (Comparable to "Stop the Bleed")

You are the help until "Help" arrives.  The people nearest in proximity to someone with life-threateneing injuries are best positioned to provide first care.  First care focuses on five essential actions: moving person away from danger, positioning injured so they can breathe, stopping life-threatening bleeding, keeping them warm, and providing comfort.  First care can contribute to saving a life.

 
 
Retirement Unplugged

Retirement Unplugged

Workshop Date: 
Tuesday 10/8/19
Time: 
Noon - 1pm
Location: 
Campus Center
Room: 
804-08

Understanding investments and retirement plan options can be confusing and overwhelming. This workshop will be an open forum format of Q & A. Please come with any questions concerning retirement plan options, retirement strategies, retirement decisions, investments, investment products, asset allocations, stock market, social security windfall and the like.

 
 
Giving and Receiving Feedback

Giving and Receiving Feedback

Workshop Date: 
Wednesday 10/9/19
Time: 
10am - Noon
Location: 
Campus Center
Room: 
805-09

Do you feel inadequate in giving constructive feedback? Do you feel as though you’re getting very little feedback yourself? Giving and receiving consistent and useful feedback is vitally important to continue doing your best work. Learn how to give and solicit useful feedback techniques.  

 
 
Kuali Session 3: Advanced Budgeting, GrantsGov

Kuali Session 3: Advanced Budgeting, GrantsGov

Workshop Date: 
Wednesday 10/9/19
Time: 
9am - 11am
Location: 
Lederle Graduate Research Center (LGRC Lowrise)
Room: 
A210

Participants will review additional budget items with special focus on Grants.gov (S2S) proposals, including: 
·        How to add subcontracts
·        How to link to a Grants.gov solicitation  
·        How to build NIH modular budgets
·        How to account for the NIH salary cap
·        How to account for cost sharing
·        How to modify the proposal and budget based on OPAS review comments

 
 
Mental Health in the Workplace Q & A

Mental Health in the Workplace Q & A

Workshop Date: 
Wednesday 10/9/19
Time: 
12pm - 1pm
Location: 
Bartlett Hall
Room: 
221

This discussion will be led by Dr. Corey Griffin, psychologist and director of the UMass Faculty and Staff Assistance Program. We will focus on how to talk about Mental Health issues with colleagues, supervisors and supervisees.  A great opportunity to better understand ADA protections and possible workplace accommodations for Mental Health challenges and to think through how to be supportive of fellow employees with Mental Health difficulties.

 
 
New Supervisor Orientation

New Supervisor Orientation

Workshop Date: 
Wednesday 10/9/19
Time: 
10am - Noon
Location: 
Campus Center
Room: 
903

This program, open to all staff and faculty supervisors, provides an introduction to the University expectations of supervisors, and the services and resources promote quality supervision. This 2 hour workshop will cover the basic skill set needed for supervising here at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. In addition, we’ll discuss the general responsibilities required of a supervisor at the University.

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Kuali Research Open Lab

Kuali Research Open Lab

Workshop Date: 
Thursday 10/10/19
Time: 
9am - 11am
Location: 
W.E.B. Du Bois Library
Room: 
1667

Participants will have an opportunity to explore and begin building proposals in the system. Research and Engagement staff will be present to troubleshoot and answer questions.

 
 
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Research Administration Orientation Part 2

Research Administration Orientation Part 2

Workshop Date: 
Tuesday 10/15/19
Time: 
9am - 11am
Location: 
Life Sciences Lab building(LSL)
Room: 
610

Research Administration Part 2 focuses heavily on proposal budgeting and proposal development methods and tools: The part 2 orientation provides practical and useful information, such as:
• Detailed information on proposal budgeting that can also translate to post award activities
• UMass policies and procedures related to proposal submissions
• Review budget justifications
• Methods and tool for proposal development including timeline and basic project management

 

 
 
Taking Meeting Minutes Efficiently
 
 
Disability Etiquette

Disability Etiquette

Workshop Date: 
Wednesday 10/16/19
Time: 
12pm - 1:30pm
Location: 
Bartlett Hall
Room: 
221

Disability etiquette involves treating people of all abilities with dignity and respect. Join the Accessible Workplace to learn how understanding the basics can help coworkers, employees and supervisors feel comfortable.

 
 
Employee Travel/Business Reimbursement T101-B

Employee Travel/Business Reimbursement T101-B

Workshop Date: 
Wednesday 10/16/19
Time: 
9:30am - 11:30am
Location: 
Lederle Graduate Research Center (LGRC Lowrise)
Room: 
A210

This is the second session of the Employee Travel/ Business Reimbursement training - T101. Please take T101-A (OWL) first, if possible.   To receive an invitation to access T101-A, please sign up for this T101-B workshop and you will be contacted.  (Please remember to print and bring your T101-A OWL training certificate to show completion of this prerequisite.)

In this T101-B you will learn:

 
 
Journal Workflow Training- Oct
 
 
Managing Up

Managing Up

Workshop Date: 
Wednesday 10/16/19
Time: 
10am - 11am
Location: 
Life Sciences Lab building(LSL)
Room: 
N410

Power dynamics within an office/department are often hard to navigate.  There are universal techniques for employees to “manage up” while having to traverse the work dynamics.  Learn certain strategies so you and your supervisor can work more productively together.

 
 
Kuali Session 1: Basics

Kuali Session 1: Basics

Workshop Date: 
Thursday 10/17/19
Time: 
9am - 11am
Location: 
W.E.B. Du Bois Library
Room: 
1667

Participants will learn how to navigate Kuali and complete the Proposal Development record, including: 
·        An overview of the Kuali platform, user dashboard, key concepts, and how to create a new proposal
·        How to enter preliminary proposal details – sponsor, grant type, grant period, etc.
·        How to fill out investigators RTF and intellectual credit splits
·        How to fill out the compliance sections and the questionnaire (IPF)
·        How to attach documents to fulfill UMass and Sponsor requirements

 
 
Rocking Our Own Boat - Self Leadership

Rocking Our Own Boat - Self Leadership

Workshop Date: 
Friday 10/18/19
Time: 
10am - 12:30pm
Location: 
Campus Center
Room: 
903

"Rocking the Boat" often implies shaking things up for others.  Partly because we have a tendency to blame others for our upsets.  Join us as we point the finger inward at ourselves and shake that boat up!  In this engaging and experiential workshop, we will explore our inner body world to find the information and guidance to take responsibility for ourselves and, walk in true leadership (whether we're the boss or not) as we engage with others.  You will learn:

 
 
Travel Q&A Session

Travel Q&A Session

Workshop Date: 
Friday 10/18/19
Time: 
10am - Noon
Location: 
Whitmore Building
Room: 
115B

Having trouble with a Travel and Expense Report?  Or, do you have a question about a specific travel policy?

Please sign-up and an Accounts Payable staff member from the Controller's Office will be available to answer your questions.

(Note: This is NOT a substitute for Travel and Expense Module Training which is mandatory before access to the module is granted, you need to sign up for those trainings separately.)

 
 
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What Interpreting Can Do For You

What Interpreting Can Do For You

Workshop Date: 
Tuesday 10/22/19
Time: 
11am - 12pm
Location: 
Bartlett Hall
Room: 
221

It is common to think that sign language interpreters are working only for Deaf people. Actually, we are working just as hard for you! This talk will help you realize the benefits of having interpreters involved in communication processes. Any language difference is a sign that you’re in an intercultural interaction—even if everyone is speaking English, and even if everyone knows the content of your work together, there are still cultural differences in addressing misunderstanding and making sure everyone shares the same meanings.

 
 
Accessible Workplace Q&A

Accessible Workplace Q&A

Workshop Date: 
Wednesday 10/23/19
Time: 
12pm - 1pm
Location: 
Bartlett Hall
Room: 
221

Come join the Accessible Workplace Office celebrate their first year celebration! This will also serve as a Q&A session, so come prepared with your questions! This is open to anyone who would like to attend. 

 
 
BuyWays - Oct

BuyWays - Oct

Workshop Date: 
Wednesday 10/23/19
Time: 
1pm - 4pm
Location: 
Whitmore Building
Room: 
115B

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.

 
 
Kuali Session 2: Budgeting

Kuali Session 2: Budgeting

Workshop Date: 
Wednesday 10/23/19
Time: 
9am - 11am
Location: 
Lederle Graduate Research Center (LGRC Lowrise)
Room: 
A210

Participants will learn how to create a budget in Kuali, including:  
·        A review of Kuali’s basic budget concepts and tour of the budget module
·        How to create budget versions and export budgets to Excel
·        Learn how cost of living increases and inflation work and are calculated
·        How to add and assign personnel to budget periods
·        How to add non-employees (consultants, other significant contributors, etc). 
·        How to budget academic (AY) and summer faculty effort

 
 
Kuali Session 3: Advanced Budgeting, GrantsGov

Kuali Session 3: Advanced Budgeting, GrantsGov

Workshop Date: 
Thursday 10/24/19
Time: 
10am - Noon
Location: 
W.E.B. Du Bois Library
Room: 
1667

Participants will review additional budget items with special focus on Grants.gov (S2S) proposals, including: 
·        How to add subcontracts
·        How to link to a Grants.gov solicitation  
·        How to build NIH modular budgets
·        How to account for the NIH salary cap
·        How to account for cost sharing
·        How to modify the proposal and budget based on OPAS review comments

 
 
Supervising Student Workers

Supervising Student Workers

Workshop Date: 
Thursday 10/24/19
Time: 
9am - Noon
Location: 
Life Sciences Lab building(LSL)
Room: 
N410

If you are relatively new to supervising student workers at UMass, then this interactive workshop will help give you tools and strategies to lay the groundwork for student workplace success.

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Giving and Receiving Feedback

Giving and Receiving Feedback

Workshop Date: 
Monday 10/28/19
Time: 
1pm - 3pm
Location: 
Campus Center
Room: 
804-08

Do you feel inadequate in giving constructive feedback? Do you feel as though you’re getting very little feedback yourself? Giving and receiving consistent and useful feedback is vitally important to continue doing your best work. Learn how to give and solicit useful feedback techniques.  

 
 
Customer Service in the Workplace

Customer Service in the Workplace

Workshop Date: 
Tuesday 10/29/19
Time: 
1pm - 3pm
Location: 
Campus Center
Room: 
803

We've all heard the old adage "the customer is always right," but this isn't always easy to implement in practice and can often seem insincere or impractical.  This 2-hour session will briefly cover how we can move to next level of customer service, by changing how we approach our interactions with even the most difficult of customers.

 
 
State Employees Retirement System
 
 
Kuali Research Open Lab

Kuali Research Open Lab

Workshop Date: 
Wednesday 10/30/19
Time: 
10am - Noon
Location: 
Lederle Graduate Research Center (LGRC Lowrise)
Room: 
A210

Participants will have an opportunity to explore and begin building proposals in the system. Research and Engagement staff will be present to troubleshoot and answer questions. 

 
 
Travel Q&A Session

Travel Q&A Session

Workshop Date: 
Thursday 10/31/19
Time: 
10am - Noon
Location: 
Whitmore Building
Room: 
115B

Having trouble with a Travel and Expense Report?  Or, do you have a question about a specific travel policy?

Please sign-up and an Accounts Payable staff member from the Controller's Office will be available to answer your questions.

(Note: This is NOT a substitute for Travel and Expense Module Training which is mandatory before access to the module is granted, you need to sign up for those trainings separately.)