Workplace Learning & Development

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

November 2018

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Travel and Expense Walk-In Session

Travel and Expense Walk-In Session

Workshop Date: 
Thursday 11/1/18
Time: 
10am - Noon
Location: 
Whitmore Building
Room: 
122

No sign-up or appointment is necessary for the Peoplesoft 9.2 Travel and Expense Walk-In Sessions.

This open session is for anyone who would like to learn more about the Travel and Expense Module or the travel and expense processes.  

A Controller’s Office trainer will be available during the time indicated above.

Feel free to walk in without signing up. You may contact the instructors directly with questions.

 
 
 
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Assist Multiple Bosses

Assist Multiple Bosses

Workshop Date: 
Monday 11/5/18
Time: 
10:00am - 11:00am
Location: 
Campus Center
Room: 
162-75

Many of us have multiple supervisors that pull on your efforts with competing demands. Learn how to prioritize shape and communicate with your bosses in order to make everyone happy and satisfied with your work.

 
 
BuyWays Walk-In Session

BuyWays Walk-In Session

Workshop Date: 
Tuesday 11/6/18
Time: 
10:00am- 12:00pm
Location: 
Whitmore Building
Room: 
115B

No sign-up or appointment is necessary for the BuyWays Walk-In Session.

This open session is for anyone who would like to learn more about BuyWays or the purchasing process. A Procurement trainer will be available during the time indicated above. No appointment is necessary. Feel free to walk in without signing up. You may contact the instructor directly with questions.

 
 
University Budget Series

University Budget Series

Series Start Date: 
Tuesday 11/6/18
Time: 
9:00am - 12:00pm
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:  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.

 
 
Spread Civility at Work
 
 
Inclusion Practices: How to make your workplace more inclusive

Inclusion Practices: How to make your workplace more inclusive

Workshop Date: 
Thursday 11/8/18
Time: 
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Location: 
Campus Center
Room: 
162-75

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.

 
 
 
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Survey Monkey for Projects

Survey Monkey for Projects

Workshop Date: 
Tuesday 11/13/18
Time: 
10:00am - 11:00am
Location: 
Campus Center
Room: 
165-69

Does your department use Survey Monkey? Are you looking to become more proficient with this platform? Come to this presentation for an in-depth discussion on the best ways to utilize this platform and how to effectively use it as a tool for your future projects. 

 
 
Journal Workflow Training - Nov
 
 
Research Administration Orientation

Research Administration Orientation

Workshop Date: 
Wednesday 11/14/18
Time: 
10:00am - 12:00pm
Location: 
Life Sciences Lab building(LSL)
Room: 
210

This orientation program is meant to introduce new staff, in departments and colleges, to key concepts essential to research administration.

You will learn:

  • Introduction to University research offices, policies and processes.
  • Fundamentals of research administration, including the OMB Uniform Guidance.

 

 
 
Set Expectations and Boundaries
 
 
State Employees' Retirement System - 11/14

State Employees' Retirement System - 11/14

Workshop Date: 
Wednesday 11/14/18
Time: 
9:00am - 12:00pm
Location: 
Campus Center
Room: 
162-75

This workshop is for members of the Massachusetts State Employees’ Retirement System (MSERS).  The topics covered will include general information regarding the factors used in calculating a pension, buybacks, impacts on Social Security, Medicare, and employees’ benefits post-retirement.  Information provided will prove useful in understanding the state rules and regulations that will affect their retirement calculations and assist them to effectively plan for retirement.

 
 
Employees and the ADA Law

Employees and the ADA Law

Workshop Date: 
Thursday 11/15/18
Time: 
10:00am - 11:00am
Location: 
Campus Center
Room: 
917

Topics covered include who is a "qualified" individual with a "disability"; "reasonable accommodation" requirements; developments concerning medical questions and the critical issues surrounding confidentiality of medical information; words supervisors and amangers should be listening for from employees that technically trigger the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA).

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Travel and Expense Walk-In Session

Travel and Expense Walk-In Session

Workshop Date: 
Friday 11/16/18
Time: 
10am - Noon
Location: 
Whitmore Building
Room: 
115B

No sign-up or appointment is necessary for the Peoplesoft 9.2 Travel and Expense Walk-In Sessions.

This open session is for anyone who would like to learn more about the Travel and Expense Module or the travel and expense processes.  

A Controller’s Office trainer will be available during the time indicated above.

Feel free to walk in without signing up. You may contact the instructors directly with questions

 
 
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American Red Cross Adult CPR/AED

American Red Cross Adult CPR/AED

Workshop Date: 
Monday 11/19/18
Time: 
1:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: 
Draper Hall
Room: 
122

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. 

 
 
BuyWays Requisitioning - Nov - New date!
 
 
Employee Travel/ Business Reimbursement - T102

Employee Travel/ Business Reimbursement - T102

Workshop Date: 
Wednesday 11/21/18
Time: 
9:30am - 11:30am
Location: 
Fine Arts Center (FAC)
Room: 
444

This is part two of the Employee Travel/ Business Reimbursement training - T102. 

(Please remember to bring your T101 OWL training certificate to show completion of this prerequisite.)

In this workshop you will learn:

How to process reimbursements through the Travel and Expense module
How to register yourself and others in the Terradotta Travel registry
How to understand the difference between Travel reimbursements and Business Expense reimbursements

 
 
 
 
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Build a Relationship with My Boss
 
 
BuyWays Walk-In Session

BuyWays Walk-In Session

Workshop Date: 
Tuesday 11/27/18
Time: 
10:00am - 12:00pm
Location: 
Whitmore Building
Room: 
115B

No sign-up or appointment is necessary for the BuyWays Walk-In Session.

This open session is for anyone who would like to learn more about BuyWays or the purchasing process. A Procurement trainer will be available during the time indicated above. No appointment is necessary. Feel free to walk in without signing up. You may contact the instructor directly with questions.

 
 
Employee ADA Accommodations - New Date!

Employee ADA Accommodations - New Date!

Workshop Date: 
Tuesday 11/27/18
Time: 
10:00am - 11:00am
Location: 
Campus Center
Room: 
917

Did you know the disability community is the only minority group that anyone can join at any time?  Individuals with disabilities make up the largest minority group in the U.S.  In this introductory workshop, you will learn more about the ADA, the expanded definition of a qualified individual with a disability, request for accommodations, documentation that is required, employee rights, employment laws, and the enforcement of these laws.

 
 
Really Listen

Really Listen

Workshop Date: 
Tuesday 11/27/18
Time: 
10:00am - 12:00pm
Location: 
Campus Center
Room: 
162-75

Active listening is an important skill. This session is focused around what we actually mean when we say “active listening” and what specific techniques we can implement to better our skills. Much emphasis will be placed on the “nonjudgmental listening cycle” utilized in counseling settings.

 
 
 
State Employees' Retirement System - 11/29

State Employees' Retirement System - 11/29

Workshop Date: 
Thursday 11/29/18
Time: 
9:00am - 12:00pm
Location: 
Campus Center
Room: 
162-75

This workshop is for members of the Massachusetts State Employees’ Retirement System (MSERS).  The topics covered will include general information regarding the factors used in calculating a pension, buybacks, impacts on Social Security, Medicare, and employees’ benefits post-retirement.  Information provided will prove useful in understanding the state rules and regulations that will affect their retirement calculations and assist them to effectively plan for retirement.

 
 
Travel and Expense Walk-In Session

Travel and Expense Walk-In Session

Workshop Date: 
Thursday 11/29/18
Time: 
10am - Noon
Location: 
Whitmore Building
Room: 
115B

No sign-up or appointment is necessary for the Peoplesoft 9.2 Travel and Expense Walk-In Sessions.

This open session is for anyone who would like to learn more about the Travel and Expense Module or the travel and expense processes.  

A Controller’s Office trainer will be available during the time indicated above.

Feel free to walk in without signing up. You may contact the instructors directly with questions.

 
 
Navigating Rough Waters 2

Navigating Rough Waters 2

Workshop Date: 
Friday 11/30/18
Time: 
2pm - 4:30pm
Location: 
Campus Center
Room: 
917

This is a second session of Navigating Rough Waters.

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.

You will learn: