Workplace Learning & Development

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

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Brainstorming/ Swarming

Brainstorming/ Swarming

Workshop Date: 
Tuesday 11/14/17
Time: 
9:00am - 11:00am
Location: 
Campus Center

Too often we get stuck in our comfort zone and are bogged down by our lack of creativity when trying to think of new and innovative solutions to the ever-increasing complex workplace problems. 

This workshop will help think through ways to break out of your comfort zone and find fresh answers to today’s questions. 

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BuyWays Requisitioning 11/14

BuyWays Requisitioning 11/14

Workshop Date: 
Tuesday 11/14/17
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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BuyWays Walk-in Session

BuyWays Walk-in Session

Workshop Date: 
Wednesday 11/1/17
Time: 
10:00am - 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!

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BuyWays Walk-in Session

BuyWays Walk-in Session

Workshop Date: 
Wednesday 11/15/17
Time: 
10:30am - 12:30pm
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!

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Intro to Employee Assistance Services
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Make the Most of Social Security

Make the Most of Social Security

Workshop Date: 
Friday 11/3/17
Time: 
Noon - 1:30pm
Location: 
Campus Center

This workshop will help you learn more about Social Security benefits in retirement.
What you’ll learn:
·        When to start collecting your benefits
·        How working in retirement may impact your benefits
·        Different strategies for collecting your benefits

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Managing Employee Performance

Managing Employee Performance

Workshop Date: 
Wednesday 11/15/17
Time: 
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: 
Campus Center

Performance management is more than filling out a performance review once a year; it’s an ongoing process. A supervisor has an essential role with performance planning, coaching, and review of their staff. How can this be done in an effective and meaningful way? This workshop will give supervisors a foundation of knowledge and skills for promoting their employees’ effectiveness and development, and for helping employees achieve workplace priorities.

Participants will learn:

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Managing Up

Managing Up

Workshop Date: 
Wednesday 11/8/17
Time: 
9:00am - 11:00am
Location: 
Campus Center

Are you new to your position? New boss and upper management? Power dynamics within an office are often hard to navigate, specially navigating up. There are some universal techniques that help employees become their most effective selves while having to traverse the dynamics of the office. In this workshop you will gain valuable insight on how to manage up. 

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New Supervisor Orientation

New Supervisor Orientation

Workshop Date: 
Wednesday 11/1/17
Time: 
9:30am - 12:30pm
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.

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State Employees' Retirement System (SERS) 11/16

State Employees' Retirement System (SERS) 11/16

Workshop Date: 
Thursday 11/16/17
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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Title IX and Preventing Sexual Harassment

Title IX and Preventing Sexual Harassment

Workshop Date: 
Wednesday 11/8/17
Time: 
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: 
Campus Center

This workshop focuses on the University’s obligations under federal and state laws, including Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972, as they relate to sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, sexual assault, and sexual discrimination.  
It will provide an overview of prohibited conduct, best practices on preventing these from occurring on campus, resources and new online training available to the University community.

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Travel Payment Processing 11/15
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University Budget Series

University Budget Series

Series Start Date: 
Wednesday 11/1/17
Time: 
9:00am - Noon
Location: 
Campus Center
Description: 

This Budget Office series covers essential budgeting skills and responsibilities including campus practices for creating and monitoring a budget. Participants who attend all three consecutive sessions will receive a certificate of completion.
Session 1 (11/1): Budget Overview/Basic Finance
Basic budgeting concepts and terms, budget timelines, the structure and funding of the campus budget, and the basics of fund accounting.
Session 2 (11/8): Campus Budget & Acctg Practice

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