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Boundaries and Balance: Wellness for the Workplace
 
 
Bias-Free Recruitment Practices

Bias-Free Recruitment Practices

Workshop Date: 
Thursday 5/2/24
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10am - 12noon
Location: 
Campus Center
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Bias-free recruitment practices involve structured processes to give applicants a fair and equitable opportunity to demonstrate their skills, experience, and qualifications for a job position. This session will establish a foundational understanding of how bias affects decision-making, highlights the impact of bias, and provides structured steps to mitigate bias in our recruitment and hiring processes.  This session is geared towards staff who are responsible for hiring, participate on hiring teams or would like to learn more about bias- free recruitment processes.

 
 
Managing Remote Teams and Projects
 
 
Summit Financials Reporting - May

Summit Financials Reporting - May

Workshop Date: 
Thursday 5/2/24
Time: 
2:30pm - 4pm
Location: 
Zoom

This workshop is offered via Zoom.  The Zoom meeting connection information will be sent out to attendees a day prior to the training. If you have not received the link by that time, please check your "Junk" folder. 

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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Goal Setting for the Employee Performance Management Cycle
 
 
Effective Communication 2.0 : Difficult Conversations
 
 
 
 
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LinkedIn Learning for Staff

LinkedIn Learning for Staff

Workshop Date: 
Monday 5/13/24
Time: 
1pm - 2pm
Location: 
Zoom

This workshop provides tips for staff on how to make best use of the video training resources available. Learn how to quickly search for relevant trainings, download exercise files to practice with, track your learning progress and experiment with the new AI-powered coaching feature.

 
 
Retiring from the State Employees' Retirement System

Retiring from the State Employees' Retirement System

Workshop Date: 
Monday 5/13/24
Time: 
9am - 12noon
Location: 
Zoom

This workshop provides employees important information about the: State Employees' Retirement System/MERS pension, the impact of retirement on their Social Security income & University benefits and the retirement application process. Participants who seek a pension projection should complete and submit the a pension estimate form directly to the MA Retirement Board.

 
 
Maximizing Productivity through Digital Tools
 
 
Boundaries and Balance: Wellness for the Workplace
 
 
Talent Acquisition – Staff Search Training

Talent Acquisition – Staff Search Training

Workshop Date: 
Wednesday 5/15/24
Time: 
10:30am - 12pm
Location: 
Zoom

The process of hiring staff at the university can seem complex. This workshop can simplify the experience by providing a better understanding of the steps involved. Our training refreshes employees’ knowledge of hiring procedures and, by doing so, helps ensure that the university complies with the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP).

 
 
HRCN (Human Resources Colleagues Network) Walking Group

HRCN (Human Resources Colleagues Network) Walking Group

Workshop Date: 
Thursday 5/16/24
Time: 
2pm
Location: 
Flint Laboratory

Join us for a 30-minute midafternoon walk to step away from your desk, get a bit of exercise, boost wellness, and get to know your HRCN and campus colleagues. Walks will be hosted by Paul Papierski, Director of Workplace Learning and Development. Meet at the entrance to Flint, 90 Campus Way at 2 pm on May 16th.  Contact ppapierski@umass.edu with questions. 

 
 
 
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Difficult Conversations

Difficult Conversations

Workshop Date: 
Thursday 5/23/24
Time: 
10am - 12noon
Location: 
Zoom

Learn how to navigate tough workplace discussions with confidence in this dynamic workshop. Gain practical tips and tricks for delivering feedback, resolving conflicts, and communicating effectively in challenging situations. Empower yourself to handle difficult conversations with clarity and poise. 

 
 
 
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