April Program Update

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Dear All,

We hope this finds you and your family well. Let us also take the opportunity to give a special thanks to all of the people still working on campus, doing their best to keep our UMass community healthy and safe.

As our staff works from home, we're committed to staying in touch with you and continuing to provide outstanding learning and career building opportunities. Please open the links below to learn more and to stay in touch.

Learn New Skills and Improve Existing Skills
200 UMass Staff Attend PWE's "Meeting In Zoom" Webinar - Video Available
Building Bridges Virtual Showcase
PWE Career Ladder Programming
Wellness from Home
Career Counseling
Campus COVID-19 Resources

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Group picture from our December 2019 Building Bridges lunch.

Learn New Skills and Improve Existing Skills

Are you interested in learning or improving skills in different computer based programs?

Please let us know by answering four short questions in the survey link below. If you already gave us feedback after the Webinar then you don't need to do it again. PWE is working hard to respond to your learning needs and we use your feedback to shape our programming. 

To complete these four questions, simply click below
Tell us What You Want to Learn

200 + Attend PWE's "Meeting in Zoom" Webinar

More than 200 UMass staff attended our Webinar on Meeting in Zoom. The recording can be easily accessed through the link below. The webinar explores various Zoom capabilities and provides foundational skills to become an effective Zoom user. 
To view the Webinar, simply click below
Watch - Meeting in Zoom: Scheduling, Joining and Collaborating

Building Bridges Virtual Showcase

Last week, 16 members of our Building Bridges community convened to discuss the upcoming Virtual Showcase.

What we hope the Showcase will create:
Solidarity, awareness, breaking down isolation, spaces of calm, togetherness, kindness, resilience, a sense of hope, a deepening of relationships, and more.  
What formats will we use?
“Live Sessions” to gather together, a digital presence on campus, and an online space that can be accessed at any time.  

For more information and/or to get involved, contact Jacob Carter: jacarter@umass.edu

PWE Career Ladder Programming

PWE continues our dynamic work with developing career ladders here at UMass. This includes innovative responses to the new work cycles such as tailored learning opportunities for people who are now working from home.

For more information on our career ladder programming, contact Joe Connolly: connolly@admin.umass.edu

Wellness from Home

We are working to expand our wellness programming and will send more information soon on how to access these critical resources. 

To sign up for updates, contact Leslie Fraser: lfraser@admin.umass.edu

Career Counseling

Many of us are working from home, making adjustments in our work assignments, and wondering how to gear up for the future. Are you looking for ways to up-skill the work you do? Do you know what you’d like to do, but need help getting there? Would you like some help with work and education goals? Are you planning to start an apprenticeship, technical training, or college program and need some support for going back to school?

To sign up for a session, contact Leslie Fraser: lfraser@admin.umass.edu

Stay tuned - PWE will be offering a series of live webinars on how to make the best use of the technology available to us, how to stay well and how to support each other.
Check our website for new offerings and updates: 

See www.umass.edu/coronavirus/ for campus updates.

Please stay in touch and let us know how we can support you during this challenging time.

Very Best,

Joe Connolly

Joseph Connolly, Ed.D
Director, The Partnership for Worker Education
Office of Human Resources
303 Goodell, University of Massachusetts
Amherst, MA  01003     413-545-1469