Workplace Learning & Development

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

February 2018

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BuyWays Walk-In Session

BuyWays Walk-In Session

Workshop Date: 
Tuesday 2/6/18
Time: 
10am - 11am
Location: 
Whitmore Building

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.

 
 
 
 
 
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Working Through Conflict: Inviting change in seemingly stubborn environments

Working Through Conflict: Inviting change in seemingly stubborn environments

Workshop Date: 
Monday 2/12/18
Time: 
9:00am - Noon
Location: 
Campus Center

Have you ever felt as though no matter what you said, someone was set in their destructive ways?  Did it seem as though they did the opposite in spite of your suggestions?  Have you been frustrated by the continuously destructive actions of your employees, coworkers, or supervisors? 

This workshop is centered on The Arbinger Institute's "The Anatomy of Peace" and "Leadership and Self Deception".  Both books try to understand the heart of conflict and ask what we can do to be most effective in inviting change in others.

You will learn:

 
 
BuyWays Requisitioning - Feb

BuyWays Requisitioning - Feb

Workshop Date: 
Tuesday 2/13/18
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.

 
 
Supervising Student Workers

Supervising Student Workers

Series Start Date: 
Wednesday 2/14/18
Time: 
9:00am - Noon
Location: 
Campus Center
Description: 

Student workers are a vital part of our workplace and it’s important to recognize their unique situation as both student and worker. This two-part training will give supervisors tools and strategies to lay the groundwork for student workplace success.

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More than Mindfulness

More than Mindfulness

Workshop Date: 
Tuesday 2/20/18
Time: 
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: 
Campus Center

It can be difficult to remain in the moment in order to be efficient and productive, while being barraged with constant interruption. 

This workshop is not just tips on how to become more mindful.   It's also on how to identify the moments when you need to dive into self,  in order to be your best and most productive self. Come learn how to be more self-aware, what options you have in that moment, and things to do to get you more centered. 

 
 
Time Management: Managing your time to achieve work/like balance

Time Management: Managing your time to achieve work/like balance

Workshop Date: 
Tuesday 2/20/18
Time: 
9:00am - Noon
Location: 
Campus Center

Wouldn't it be nice to have better work/life balance?  This workshop is designed to help us understand what our priorities are and provide strategies to make time for them, so we can get things done in both our professional and home lives.

You will learn:

  • General time saving techniques and strategies
  • What we individually prioritize in our lives
  • How to make space for those priorities

 

 
 
Journal Workflow Training - Feb
 
 
Travel Payment Processing - 2/21
 
 
Supervisory Leadership Development Program (SLDP) - Spring

Supervisory Leadership Development Program (SLDP) - Spring

Series Start Date: 
Thursday 2/22/18
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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BuyWays Walk-In Session

BuyWays Walk-In Session

Workshop Date: 
Tuesday 2/27/18
Time: 
10:00am - Noon
Location: 
Whitmore Building

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.