Workplace Learning & Development

Promoting Employee and Organizational Growth and Development
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April 2019

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ASL Signing Together Series

ASL Signing Together Series

Series Start Date: 
Monday 4/1/19
Time: 
10am - 11am
Location: 
Campus Center
Description: 

In this 4 session workshop series you will learn more about hearing loss; deaf culture; as well as basic knowledge of American Sign Language (ASL) through fun activities to learn and practice signing.

You need to attend all 4 sessions.

 
 
Retirement Unplugged

Retirement Unplugged

Workshop Date: 
Tuesday 4/2/19
Time: 
Noon - 1:00pm
Location: 
Campus Center
Room: 
904-08

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.

 
 
FEMA "Until Help Arrives"

FEMA "Until Help Arrives"

Workshop Date: 
Wednesday 4/3/19
Time: 
1:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: 
Draper Hall
Room: 
122

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.

 

 
 
Summit Financials Reporting - Apr

Summit Financials Reporting - Apr

Workshop Date: 
Thursday 4/4/19
Time: 
2:30pm - 4:00pm
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.

 
 
 
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BuyWays Requisitioning - Apr

BuyWays Requisitioning - Apr

Workshop Date: 
Tuesday 4/9/19
Time: 
9:00am - 1:00pm
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.

 
 
New Supervisor Orientation In-Person Workshop

New Supervisor Orientation In-Person Workshop

Workshop Date: 
Tuesday 4/9/19
Time: 
9:30am - 11:30am
Location: 
Campus Center
Room: 
804-08

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

 
 
Resilience in the Workplace
 
 
Financial Transactions Series

Financial Transactions Series

Series Start Date: 
Thursday 4/11/19
Time: 
9:00am - Noon
Location: 
Campus Center
Description: 

Core training on policies and procedures related to effectively completing campus financial transactions. Participants who attend both sessions will receive a certificate of completion.

Session 1: Procurement  - 4/11 - Canceled until further notice
Procurement department functions; including purchase order (PO) requirements, contracts and policies for purchasing, contract for services, requests for bids, ProCard/Travel Card, and Office-2-Office.

 
 
Increase Your Motivation and Productivity
 
 
Navigating Rough Waters - Apr

Navigating Rough Waters - Apr

Workshop Date: 
Friday 4/12/19
Time: 
10:00am - 12:30pm
Location: 
Campus Center
Room: 
905-09

Whether the quiet storm you're navigating is inside your office, or follows you home at night, come join us to learn some simple body-based tools for reconnecting with your inner strengths.  And, use them as a foundation for riding whatever storms that frequent your days.  We can't just think our way to a more peaceful place.  Our body is both our anchor and our tiller.

We offer 2 sessions of this popular workshop this semester (Feb and April). Come to one or both. Each is a different "working session," applying the basic "navigating" principals to a particular group.

 
 
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Employee Travel/Business Reimbursement T101-B

Employee Travel/Business Reimbursement T101-B

Workshop Date: 
Wednesday 4/17/19
Time: 
9:30am - 11:30am
Location: 
Fine Arts Center (FAC)
Room: 
Room 444

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 - Apr - Canceled
 
 
 
 
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Inclusion Practices

Inclusion Practices

Workshop Date: 
Tuesday 4/30/19
Time: 
1:30pm - 3:30pm
Location: 
Campus Center
Room: 
174-76

The Campus Climate Survey Staff Report that was distributed in April 2018 recommends trainings for staff members that encourage workplace peers to cultivate a more inclusive environment that increases understanding about different social identities, belonging, and respect. In this workshop, we will generate ideas that staff can take action on themselves or bring back to their own workplaces, as we compile ways to create a workplace culture that respects all employees and makes UMass a better place to work.