Workplace Learning & Development

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

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ADA and Employee Leave Laws

ADA and Employee Leave Laws

Workshop Date: 
Thursday 10/5/17
Time: 
1:00pm - 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.

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American Red Cross Adult CPR/AED

American Red Cross Adult CPR/AED

Workshop Date: 
Wednesday 10/18/17
Time: 
1:00pm - 4:00pm
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. 

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BuyWays Requisitioning 10/10

BuyWays Requisitioning 10/10

Workshop Date: 
Tuesday 10/10/17
Time: 
9:00am - 1:00pm
Location: 
Whitmore Building

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

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Communicating Across Cultures

Communicating Across Cultures

Workshop Date: 
Thursday 10/5/17
Time: 
9:00am - 11:00am
Location: 
Campus Center

Despite good intentions, many people unknowingly miscommunicate, misunderstand, and offend others.  So, what's the one skill you need most in today's global and diverse business world? Effective communication -- recognized as an essential ingredient for success in business.

Now more than ever, it is necessary for us to communicate across cultures -- both domestically and internationally -- with clients, customers, colleagues, subordinates, and superiors. 

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Disbursements & Receipts - Financial Transactions Session 2
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Finding Your Behavioral Style

Finding Your Behavioral Style

Workshop Date: 
Thursday 10/19/17
Time: 
9:30am - 12:30pm
Location: 
Campus Center

This workshop will introduce you to the MBTI ( Myers Briggs Type Indicator) and identify your personality type.

We'll then explore how this information enhances your understanding of yourself, your motivations, your natural strengths and your potential areas for growth.

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Foundations of Investing: Money at Work
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Journal Workflow Training 10/18
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Planning Wellness into Your Work

Planning Wellness into Your Work

Workshop Date: 
Wednesday 10/18/17
Time: 
10:00am - Noon
Location: 
Campus Recreation

Wellness is an interactive process of becoming aware of, and practicing, healthy choices to create a more successful and balanced lifestyle.  Join us as we explore;  wellness at UMass,simple self-care techniques, and easy planning to holistically engage and develop the whole person.

What you'll learn:
A fluid definition of wellness and how to make it a part of your life.
How to become the most productive version of yourself.
Wellness opportunities available on campus. hidden treasures, wellness worksheets, goal setting, wellness journal.

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Running Effective Meetings

Running Effective Meetings

Workshop Date: 
Tuesday 10/17/17
Time: 
9:00am - 11:00am
Location: 
Campus Center

Participants will learn:

  • How to develop an agenda
  • Importance of identifying your audience
  • How to keep to a schedule
  • Methods for using handouts to reinforce important points
  • Presentation skills that enhance the focus and quality of participation
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Supervisory Leadership Development Program (SLDP)

Supervisory Leadership Development Program (SLDP)

Series Start Date: 
Tuesday 10/3/17
Time: 
9:00am - Noon
Location: 
Campus Center
Description: 

Please Note:  This program is for staff and faculty who currently supervise and manage staff, faculty and/or graduate student staff

This 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.

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Thrive: Getting Organized and Build Your Plan

Thrive: Getting Organized and Build Your Plan

Workshop Date: 
Thursday 10/5/17
Time: 
Noon - 1:30pm
Location: 
Campus Center

A workshop designed for women who want help with savings, spending,  debt,and who are actively contributing to their workplace savings plan and want to learn the basics of investing.
You will learn:

  • Why financial wellness is important for women
  • Essentials to building a budget, balancing savings and debt priorities
  • Investing basics and defining your investing personality
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Travel Payment Processing 10/18
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