Workplace Learning & Development

Promoting Employee and Organizational Growth and Development
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Being a Zen Leader

Being a Zen Leader

Series Start Date: 
Wednesday 3/1/17
Time: 
10am - Noon
Location: 
Campus Center
Description: 

Stepping into Zen means releasing the iron grip that “thinking” has on our everyday life. In its place is … the rest of us: our body, emotions, heart, and presence. Ginny Whitelaw (The Zen Leader) has outlined 10 ways to do this when it comes to leading and managing in the workplace. We’ll explore some of these personal strategies to work with stress, fears, differences, and perspectives in our daily work.

What you'll learn at this 3-part series:

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BuyWays Requisitioning - New Date!
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BuyWays Walk-in Session

BuyWays Walk-in Session

Workshop Date: 
Thursday 3/23/17
Time: 
10am - 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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Creating a Bully-Free Environment

Creating a Bully-Free Environment

Workshop Date: 
Tuesday 3/21/17
Time: 
9am - 11am
Location: 
Campus Center

Supervisors play a key role in supporting and maintaining a respectful and bully-free work environment.  This workshop will explore the campus definition of workplace bullying, the supervisor’s role in creating a respectful workplace and addressing bullying behaviors, and the expectations of supervisors in the new campus procedures.

What you’ll learn:

  • What constitutes bullying
  • Campus Procedures and supervisory responsibilities
  • How to support a respectful workplace
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Getting on the Right Path - with Your Workplace Savings Plan

Getting on the Right Path - with Your Workplace Savings Plan

Workshop Date: 
Tuesday 3/21/17
Time: 
Noon - 1pm
Location: 
Campus Center

This workshop is designed for employees not participating in their workplace savings plan, or participants enrolled and not deferring the maximum amount.

What You’ll Learn:

  • Understand the benefits of enrolling in a retirement savings plan
  • Identify the plan’s features and investment options
  • How to manage debt and create a budget to identify available dollars for retirement savings
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Harassment Prevention (For New Faculty and Staff)
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Healthy Workplace Boundaries for Women

Healthy Workplace Boundaries for Women

Workshop Date: 
Tuesday 3/7/17
Time: 
9am - Noon
Location: 
Campus Center

Establishing and maintaining workplace boundaries impact one’s productivity and work environment.  As a woman in the workplace, this can be challenging at times due to societal norms that place certain expectations and limits on women.  For women, how does this play out in terms of your time, confidence, space, and interpersonal communication? 

At this workshop designated for women, participants will:

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Intro to Anti-Bullying

Intro to Anti-Bullying

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

The University of Massachusetts Amherst has launched an initiative aimed at increasing understanding of the problem of workplace bullying, reducing its occurrence, and clarifying the responsibility of supervisors for ensuring a productive workplace in which all can contribute to their maximum potential.

Attendance at one of these workshops is mandatory for all faculty and staff members (including post-docs) and for graduate student employees who receive stipends. Undergraduate and graduate student hourly employees are not expected to attend.

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Intro to Anti-Bullying

Intro to Anti-Bullying

Workshop Date: 
Tuesday 3/7/17
Time: 
10am - Noon
Location: 
Campus Center

The University of Massachusetts Amherst has launched an initiative aimed at increasing understanding of the problem of workplace bullying, reducing its occurrence, and clarifying the responsibility of supervisors for ensuring a productive workplace in which all can contribute to their maximum potential.

Attendance at one of these workshops is mandatory for all faculty and staff members (including post-docs) and for graduate student employees who receive stipends. Undergraduate and graduate student hourly employees are not expected to attend.

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Journal Workflow Training - New Date!
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Managing Up

Managing Up

Workshop Date: 
Tuesday 3/7/17
Time: 
1pm - 3pm
Location: 
Campus Center

Are you new to your position? Do you have a new boss and/or upper management? The power dynamics within an office are often hard to navigate, especially 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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Performance Management Overview

Performance Management Overview

Workshop Date: 
Wednesday 3/8/17
Time: 
1:30pm - 4pm
Location: 
Campus Center

Performance management is more than filling out a performance review once a year; it’s an ongoing process.  In this process, a supervisor has an essential role with performance planning, coaching, and review of their staff.  In this role, a supervisor helps promote employees’ effectiveness and development, and helps employees achieve workplace priorities.  

This workshop will give supervisors a foundation of knowledge and skills for managing staff performance in an effective and meaningful way.

This workshop will give you:

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State Employees' Retirement System

State Employees' Retirement System

Workshop Date: 
Wednesday 3/8/17
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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Transitioning with Organizational Change

Transitioning with Organizational Change

Workshop Date: 
Wednesday 3/22/17
Time: 
9am - Noon
Location: 
Campus Center

Large corporations often change under the label of restructuring or some other large word. As employees, change brings different stress and worry. However, change is evitable.

This workshop will give tools for employees to gain a sense of stability in a world of instability, through the framework of organizational change.

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Travel Payment Processing

Travel Payment Processing

Workshop Date: 
Thursday 3/16/17
Time: 
9:30am - 11:30am
Location: 
Campus Center

Planning and paying for University travel, including policies and procedures, processing travel payments, and understanding PeopleSoft travel-expense reports.

Participants will receive a certificate of completion after attending one workshop.

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Understanding Union Contracts

Understanding Union Contracts

Workshop Date: 
Tuesday 3/7/17
Time: 
9am - Noon
Location: 
Campus Center

More than 90 percent of UMass Amherst employees, including many supervisors, work under union contracts. We will focus on the basic structure of a collective-bargaining agreement, develop a working knowledge of non-faculty contracts (PSU/MTA, AFSCME and USA/MTA), and applying agreements to situations from your workplace.

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Using Microsoft Excel 2016- New Dates!

Using Microsoft Excel 2016- New Dates!

Series Start Date: 
Wednesday 3/22/17
Time: 
9am - Noon
Location: 
Lederle Graduate Research Center (LGRC Lowrise)
Description: 

Pre-requisites:  Ability to use a Windows computer (including the mouse and keyboard), to create a new document, open an existing document, and save a document. 

Microsoft Excel 2016 is about more than crunching numbers!  Learn what it can do and how best to use it.  Participants who attend all three consecutive sessions of this series will receive a certificate of completion and will be entitled to one hour of free follow-up consultation after the last session.  You determine the content! 

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What's My Style? - Option 1

What's My Style? - Option 1

Workshop Date: 
Thursday 3/9/17
Time: 
9am - Noon
Location: 
Campus Center

This workshop will introduce you to the MBTI ( Myers Briggs Type Indicator) and identify your personality type. We'll then explore how this information enhances your understanding of yourself, your motivations, your natural strengths and your potential areas for growth.  - Canceled -

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