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2013 Course Catalog
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As employees of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, we are all seeking ways to acquire new knowledge and competencies that will enable us to excel in our positions. Courses are available without cost to all UNCG faculty, staff, and administrators. We particularly thank Chancellor Linda Brady, Vice Chancellor Charles Maimone, Provost Dana Dunn, and Vice Provost Alan Boyette for their support of this program.




All courses in the HR Professional Development catalog are free to UNCG employees unless otherwise stated, and are held during regular business hours. If you are not a UNCG employee and are interested in attending a course, please submit a request to attend via this form.

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Communication

Building an Engaged and Innovative Team

Change the status quo, believe in thinking differently, and bring unconventional thinking to business challenges! Join this workshop and explore the topic of teamwork through experiential exercises, idea generating methods and processes to achieve engagement, collaboration, and innovation.
Date Time Format Credit Duration Location Instructor
11/18/20149:30am - 11amInstructorCommunication Diversity Leadership M/S (elective) Personal Development Teambuilding1.5 hoursClaxton Room, Elliott University CenterShirley Landry, Faculty, Center for Creative Leadership

Conversational Spanish for Beginners (Part I)

This three-part course gives you a quick introduction to Spanish that focuses on conversations and phrases that are useful in day-to-day office interactions, travel and recreation. Taught by a native speaker and lecturer in the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, you will learn pronunciation of key phrases. It is strongly recommended that you take all three one-hour sessions offered in a compact three-week period. Don't miss this special opportunity to receive an introduction to Spanish conversation and learn useful phrases and pronunciation.
Date Time Format Credit Duration Location Instructor
9/25/20142pm-3pmInstructorCommunication Diversity Personal Development1 hour113 BryanLaura Lopez, Lecturer in Spanish, Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures

Conversational Spanish for Beginners (Part II)

This three-part course gives you a quick introduction to Spanish that focuses on conversations and phrases that are useful in day-to-day office interactions, travel and recreation. Taught by a native speaker and lecturer in the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, you will learn pronunciation of key phrases. It is strongly recommended that you take all three one-hour sessions offered in a compact three-week period. Don't miss this special opportunity to receive an introduction to Spanish conversation and learn useful phrases and pronunciation.
Date Time Format Credit Duration Location Instructor
10/2/20142pm-3pmInstructorCommunication Diversity Personal Development1 hour113 BryanLaura Lopez, Lecturer in Spanish, Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures

Conversational Spanish for Beginners (Part III)

This three-part course gives you a quick introduction to Spanish that focuses on conversations and phrases that are useful in day-to-day office interactions, travel and recreation. Taught by a native speaker and lecturer in the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, you will learn pronunciation of key phrases. It is strongly recommended that you take all three one-hour sessions offered in a compact three-week period. Don't miss this special opportunity to receive an introduction to Spanish conversation and learn useful phrases and pronunciation.
Date Time Format Credit Duration Location Instructor
10/9/20142pm-3pmInstructorCommunication Diversity Personal Development1 hour113 BryanLaura Lopez, Lecturer in Spanish, Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures

Intercultural Sensitivity: Looking Through Other Eyes

Intended audience: All employees interested in incorporating intercultural competency into curriculum (as part of our university-wide internationalization plan) and/or into their daily professional/personal lives. Note: All enrollees are required to take the DMIS instrument one week prior to class. The fee is $12.00. See the instructions for taking the test and the payment procedure can be found the Documents section, located within the full description for the course.
Date Time Format Credit Duration Location Instructor
11/11/20149am-12pm (alternate time 2pm-5pmInstructorCommunication Diversity M/S (elective) Performance Management Personal Development3 hoursFoust 206Dr. Penelope Pynes, Associate Provost, International Programs Center

Positive Communication and Critical Conversations

The workshop will introduce skills and concepts associated with creating and maintaining "positive communication" in critical communication processes such as conversations. Building on the "positive psychology" movement, positive communication promotes wellness and health, happiness in relationships through the implementation of particular virtues (ethics and values) and skills/competencies (these include: playfulness, supportiveness, forgiveness, listening, humor, affection/intimacy, and many others). We will focus on some of these skills and competencies through case discussion and role playing.
Date Time Format Credit Duration Location Instructor
11/14/201410am-12pmInstructorCommunication Leadership M/S (elective) Performance Management2 hours113 BryanPete Kellett, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Communication Studies

Preventing Bullying and Mobbing in the Workplace (Part I)

This workshop will focus on Bullying and Mobbing as aspects of subtle workplace violence. Participants will learn ways of identifying bullying and mobbing behaviors and developing ways of confronting bullies and mobbers. This is a Brown Bag lunch seminar. Light refreshments will be served.
Date Time Format Credit Duration Location Instructor
9/30/201412pm-1:30pmInstructorCommunication Leadership M/S (elective)1.5 hoursFaculty CenterThomas Matyok, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies Department of Peace and Conflict Studies

Preventing Bullying and Mobbing in the Workplace (Part II)

This workshop will focus on Bullying and Mobbing as aspects of subtle workplace violence. Participants will learn ways of identifying bullying and mobbing behaviors and developing ways of confronting bullies and mobbers. This is a Brown Bag lunch seminar. Light refreshments will be served.
Date Time Format Credit Duration Location Instructor
10/28/201412pm-1:30pmInstructorCommunication Leadership M/S (elective)1.5 hoursFaculty CenterThomas Matyok, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies Department of Peace and Conflict Studies

Working at Play and Playing at Work: Developing Your Improvisational Skills for Workplace Success (Part I)

Part I: Foundations of Play and Improvisation
A three-part workshop on developing your improvisational skills for being happier, more satisfied, and more effective in the workplace. Led by popular and award-winning teacher and scholar, Dr. Omar Ali, the workshops are designed for participants who want to change their workplace environments so that they are more joyful and productive places to be. Combining the latest and most innovative research in developmental psychology, business performance, theater, and improvisation, Ali walks participants through a brief history of science regarding human development, play, and learning before launching into improvisational techniques and exercises. Grounded in the developmental methodology of the Russian psychologist Lev Vygotsky and the work of the American developmental psychologist Lois Holzman, Ali brings the latest science of play and performance to life.
Date Time Format Credit Duration Location Instructor
10/22/201410am-11amInstructorCommunication M/S (elective) Performance Management Personal Development Workplace Climate1 hour113 BryanOmar H. Ali, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies, African American & African Diaspora Studies

Working at Play and Playing at Work: Developing Your Improvisational Skills for Workplace Success (Part II)

Part II: On Creativity, Possibility and Productivity
A three-part workshop on developing your improvisational skills for being happier, more satisfied, and more effective in the workplace. Led by popular and award-winning teacher and scholar, Dr. Omar Ali, the workshops are designed for participants who want to change their workplace environments so that they are more joyful and productive places to be. Combining the latest and most innovative research in developmental psychology, business performance, theater, and improvisation, Ali walks participants through a brief history of science regarding human development, play, and learning before launching into improvisational techniques and exercises. Grounded in the developmental methodology of the Russian psychologist Lev Vygotsky and the work of the American developmental psychologist Lois Holzman, Ali brings the latest science of play and performance to life.
Date Time Format Credit Duration Location Instructor
10/29/201410am-11amInstructorCommunication M/S (elective) Performance Management Personal Development Workplace Climate1 hour113 BryanOmar H. Ali, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies, African American & African Diaspora Studies

Working at Play and Playing at Work: Developing Your Improvisational Skills for Workplace Success (Part III)

Part III: Practice, Practice, Practice
A three-part workshop on developing your improvisational skills for being happier, more satisfied, and more effective in the workplace. Led by popular and award-winning teacher and scholar, Dr. Omar Ali, the workshops are designed for participants who want to change their workplace environments so that they are more joyful and productive places to be. Combining the latest and most innovative research in developmental psychology, business performance, theater, and improvisation, Ali walks participants through a brief history of science regarding human development, play, and learning before launching into improvisational techniques and exercises. Grounded in the developmental methodology of the Russian psychologist Lev Vygotsky and the work of the American developmental psychologist Lois Holzman, Ali brings the latest science of play and performance to life.
Date Time Format Credit Duration Location Instructor
11/5/201410am-11amInstructorCommunication M/S (elective) Performance Management Personal Development Workplace Climate1 hour113 BryanOmar H. Ali, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies, African American & African Diaspora Studies

Diversity

Building an Engaged and Innovative Team

Change the status quo, believe in thinking differently, and bring unconventional thinking to business challenges! Join this workshop and explore the topic of teamwork through experiential exercises, idea generating methods and processes to achieve engagement, collaboration, and innovation.
Date Time Format Credit Duration Location Instructor
11/18/20149:30am - 11amInstructorCommunication Diversity Leadership M/S (elective) Personal Development Teambuilding1.5 hoursClaxton Room, Elliott University CenterShirley Landry, Faculty, Center for Creative Leadership

Conversational Spanish for Beginners (Part I)

This three-part course gives you a quick introduction to Spanish that focuses on conversations and phrases that are useful in day-to-day office interactions, travel and recreation. Taught by a native speaker and lecturer in the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, you will learn pronunciation of key phrases. It is strongly recommended that you take all three one-hour sessions offered in a compact three-week period. Don't miss this special opportunity to receive an introduction to Spanish conversation and learn useful phrases and pronunciation.
Date Time Format Credit Duration Location Instructor
9/25/20142pm-3pmInstructorCommunication Diversity Personal Development1 hour113 BryanLaura Lopez, Lecturer in Spanish, Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures

Conversational Spanish for Beginners (Part II)

This three-part course gives you a quick introduction to Spanish that focuses on conversations and phrases that are useful in day-to-day office interactions, travel and recreation. Taught by a native speaker and lecturer in the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, you will learn pronunciation of key phrases. It is strongly recommended that you take all three one-hour sessions offered in a compact three-week period. Don't miss this special opportunity to receive an introduction to Spanish conversation and learn useful phrases and pronunciation.
Date Time Format Credit Duration Location Instructor
10/2/20142pm-3pmInstructorCommunication Diversity Personal Development1 hour113 BryanLaura Lopez, Lecturer in Spanish, Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures

Conversational Spanish for Beginners (Part III)

This three-part course gives you a quick introduction to Spanish that focuses on conversations and phrases that are useful in day-to-day office interactions, travel and recreation. Taught by a native speaker and lecturer in the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, you will learn pronunciation of key phrases. It is strongly recommended that you take all three one-hour sessions offered in a compact three-week period. Don't miss this special opportunity to receive an introduction to Spanish conversation and learn useful phrases and pronunciation.
Date Time Format Credit Duration Location Instructor
10/9/20142pm-3pmInstructorCommunication Diversity Personal Development1 hour113 BryanLaura Lopez, Lecturer in Spanish, Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures

Equal Employment Opportunity Institute (EEOI)

This very informative workshop focuses on federal and state EEO laws, anti-discrimination practices; and the values of diversity. Note: This workshop covers 2 days. Required of all state managers and supervisors by NC Office of State Human Resources (OSHR). The Equal Employment Opportunity Institute (EEOI) became a legal mandate for state government managers and supervisors when North Carolina Assembly ratified House Bill 959 on June 26, 1991. This act requires managers and supervisors, employed by the state, to attend equal employment opportunity training within their first year of appointment or promotion. Notes: (1) A minimum of 8 participants required. (2)This workshop covers 2 days. Day 1: 9am-4:30pm Day 2: 9am-1:30pm
Date Time Format Credit Duration Location Instructor
9/30/20149am - 4:30pmInstructorDiversity M/S (mandatory) Performance Management Workplace Climate7.5 hours113 BryanAngela L. Mahoney, PHR, HR Consultant - Classification/Compensation (SPA)

Intercultural Sensitivity: Looking Through Other Eyes

Intended audience: All employees interested in incorporating intercultural competency into curriculum (as part of our university-wide internationalization plan) and/or into their daily professional/personal lives. Note: All enrollees are required to take the DMIS instrument one week prior to class. The fee is $12.00. See the instructions for taking the test and the payment procedure can be found the Documents section, located within the full description for the course.
Date Time Format Credit Duration Location Instructor
11/11/20149am-12pm (alternate time 2pm-5pmInstructorCommunication Diversity M/S (elective) Performance Management Personal Development3 hoursFoust 206Dr. Penelope Pynes, Associate Provost, International Programs Center

Understanding and Responding to Discrimination and Harassment

This workshop will increase your knowledge about sexual harassment and sexual misconduct in order to help prevent its occurrence. It will define what sexual harassment and sexual misconduct mean and what they don't mean, as well as an understanding of the difference between the two. The course will produce an environment for dialogue about sexual harassment and sexual misconduct at UNCG, how to provide support and resources for victims, the procedures to be followed when one is made aware of an incident, and understanding your role and responsibility in ensuring UNCG is free of sexual harassment and sexual misconduct.
Date Time Format Credit Duration Location Instructor
10/16/20142pm-4pmInstructorDiversity M/S (core) Policies2 hours113 BryanBenita Peace, Director, Talent Acquisition/Affirmative Action Officer, HR

Leadership

Building an Engaged and Innovative Team

Change the status quo, believe in thinking differently, and bring unconventional thinking to business challenges! Join this workshop and explore the topic of teamwork through experiential exercises, idea generating methods and processes to achieve engagement, collaboration, and innovation.
Date Time Format Credit Duration Location Instructor
11/18/20149:30am - 11amInstructorCommunication Diversity Leadership M/S (elective) Personal Development Teambuilding1.5 hoursClaxton Room, Elliott University CenterShirley Landry, Faculty, Center for Creative Leadership

Positive Communication and Critical Conversations

The workshop will introduce skills and concepts associated with creating and maintaining "positive communication" in critical communication processes such as conversations. Building on the "positive psychology" movement, positive communication promotes wellness and health, happiness in relationships through the implementation of particular virtues (ethics and values) and skills/competencies (these include: playfulness, supportiveness, forgiveness, listening, humor, affection/intimacy, and many others). We will focus on some of these skills and competencies through case discussion and role playing.
Date Time Format Credit Duration Location Instructor
11/14/201410am-12pmInstructorCommunication Leadership M/S (elective) Performance Management2 hours113 BryanPete Kellett, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Communication Studies

Preventing Bullying and Mobbing in the Workplace (Part I)

This workshop will focus on Bullying and Mobbing as aspects of subtle workplace violence. Participants will learn ways of identifying bullying and mobbing behaviors and developing ways of confronting bullies and mobbers. This is a Brown Bag lunch seminar. Light refreshments will be served.
Date Time Format Credit Duration Location Instructor
9/30/201412pm-1:30pmInstructorCommunication Leadership M/S (elective)1.5 hoursFaculty CenterThomas Matyok, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies Department of Peace and Conflict Studies

Preventing Bullying and Mobbing in the Workplace (Part II)

This workshop will focus on Bullying and Mobbing as aspects of subtle workplace violence. Participants will learn ways of identifying bullying and mobbing behaviors and developing ways of confronting bullies and mobbers. This is a Brown Bag lunch seminar. Light refreshments will be served.
Date Time Format Credit Duration Location Instructor
10/28/201412pm-1:30pmInstructorCommunication Leadership M/S (elective)1.5 hoursFaculty CenterThomas Matyok, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies Department of Peace and Conflict Studies

Recognizing the Leader in You

This workshop is designed to develop your leadership skills by using "followership" as a method to determine your leadership abilities. You will learn to identify and apply skills of other effective leaders, work with negative emotions, deal with value challenges, and still gain followers. Come prepared to integrate you own work-related situations into this workshop.
Date Time Format Credit Duration Location Instructor
10/30/20142pm-4pmInstructorLeadership M/S (elective) Personal Development2 hours113 BryanDianne Garrett, Faculty, Bryan School of Business & Economics

Recruitment and Appointment of EPA Non-Faculty

When you make a decision to fill a vacant position, do you know if you are following due diligence in filling the position from beginning to end? Whether you have recruited to attract a diverse and qualified applicant pool, have you screened the most qualified for interview, etc. This workshop will guide you through the entire recruitment process, including on-boarding. Group participation and interaction is encouraged.
Date Time Format Credit Duration Location Instructor
10/8/20142pm-4pmInstructorLeadership M/S (core) Policies2 hours113 BryanBenita Peace, Director, Talent Acquisition/Affirmative Action Officer, HR

Managerial and Supervisory Development

Building an Engaged and Innovative Team

Change the status quo, believe in thinking differently, and bring unconventional thinking to business challenges! Join this workshop and explore the topic of teamwork through experiential exercises, idea generating methods and processes to achieve engagement, collaboration, and innovation.
Date Time Format Credit Duration Location Instructor
11/18/20149:30am - 11amInstructorCommunication Diversity Leadership M/S (elective) Personal Development Teambuilding1.5 hoursClaxton Room, Elliott University CenterShirley Landry, Faculty, Center for Creative Leadership

Creating a Hiring Proposal: When and How to Complete a PAF/EPAF/PPAF

This workshop will cover the information required in the hiring proposal process, focusing on when and how to complete a PAF/EPAF/PPAF, to ensure that all information required by both Human Resources and the Budget Office is in place before a person is hired. Through this workshop, participants will gain an understanding on the interrelationship of the budget process with the hiring process, which is formalized in UNCGjobsearch.
Date Time Format Credit Duration Location Instructor
11/19/201410am-12pmInstructorM/S (core) Policies2 hours113 BryanChris Russell, Position Control Supervisor & State EPA Budget Specialist, Amanda Levens, SPA & Non-State EPA Budget Specialist and Benita Peace, Director of Talent Acquisition and Affirmative Action Officer, HR

EPA Non-Faculty Position Compensation Management

This course will provide an overview of UNCG's compensation philosophy and processes for EPA Non-Faculty positions. Participants will gain a better understanding of how administrative and professional positions are classified and compensated, learn what the current Board of Governors salary protocols and guidelines are required, and what are the business forms and processes to request a position and compensation action. Topics to be covered include: compensation compliance, compensation pay ranges, managing internal equity and external competitiveness.
Date Time Format Credit Duration Location Instructor
10/15/201410am-12pmInstructorM/S (core) Performance Management Policies2 hours113 BryanGwen Evans, HR Consultant - Compensation Manager

Equal Employment Opportunity Institute (EEOI)

This very informative workshop focuses on federal and state EEO laws, anti-discrimination practices; and the values of diversity. Note: This workshop covers 2 days. Required of all state managers and supervisors by NC Office of State Human Resources (OSHR). The Equal Employment Opportunity Institute (EEOI) became a legal mandate for state government managers and supervisors when North Carolina Assembly ratified House Bill 959 on June 26, 1991. This act requires managers and supervisors, employed by the state, to attend equal employment opportunity training within their first year of appointment or promotion. Notes: (1) A minimum of 8 participants required. (2)This workshop covers 2 days. Day 1: 9am-4:30pm Day 2: 9am-1:30pm
Date Time Format Credit Duration Location Instructor
9/30/20149am - 4:30pmInstructorDiversity M/S (mandatory) Performance Management Workplace Climate7.5 hours113 BryanAngela L. Mahoney, PHR, HR Consultant - Classification/Compensation (SPA)

Intercultural Sensitivity: Looking Through Other Eyes

Intended audience: All employees interested in incorporating intercultural competency into curriculum (as part of our university-wide internationalization plan) and/or into their daily professional/personal lives. Note: All enrollees are required to take the DMIS instrument one week prior to class. The fee is $12.00. See the instructions for taking the test and the payment procedure can be found the Documents section, located within the full description for the course.
Date Time Format Credit Duration Location Instructor
11/11/20149am-12pm (alternate time 2pm-5pmInstructorCommunication Diversity M/S (elective) Performance Management Personal Development3 hoursFoust 206Dr. Penelope Pynes, Associate Provost, International Programs Center

Leave Management Training

This workshop covers information on the leave policies for EPA Non-Faculty and SPA employees, including: vacation, sick, community service, voluntary shared, adverse weather, overtime, comp-time, holidays, leave without pay, and a time-sheet review.
Date Time Format Credit Duration Location Instructor
10/21/20149am-10:30amInstructorM/S (core) Policies1.5 hours113 BryanKathy Watford, Employee Services Supervisor, HR and Marcia Rey, Employee Services Specialist, HR

Managing "Lean" Projects in a University Environment: A Toolkit (Part I)

Learn to reduce wasteful processes and increase inefficiencies using Lean techniques within the framework of Six Sigma and implementing the process changes using Project Management principles. Used in combination, an office, department, school, college or division will be able to identify areas of inefficiencies in a process, determine where the waste can be eliminated, define the method to rework the process, implement the changes, and control the new process until it becomes the standard procedure. In Part I, using interactive activities, we will explore Lean principles and Six Sigma frameworks in the university environment.
Date Time Format Credit Duration Location Instructor
10/29/20142pm-4pmInstructorM/S (elective) Performance Management Process Improvement2 hours113 BryanKim Zinke, Project Manager of the Office of Assessment and Accreditation; Sean Farrell, IT Analyst, Human Resources

Managing "Lean" Projects in a University Environment: A Toolkit (Part II)

Learn to reduce wasteful processes and increase inefficiencies using Lean techniques within the framework of Six Sigma and implementing the process changes using Project Management principles. Used in combination, an office, department, school, college or division will be able to identify areas of inefficiencies in a process, determine where the waste can be eliminated, define the method to rework the process, implement the changes, and control the new process until it becomes the standard procedure. Part II will focus on how to implement desired changes using project management techniques.
Date Time Format Credit Duration Location Instructor
11/5/20142pm-4pmInstructorM/S (elective) Performance Management Process Improvement2 hours113 BryanKim Zinke, Project Manager of the Office of Assessment and Accreditation; Sean Farrell, IT Analyst, Human Resources

Mindfulness (Part I)

Emphasizing guided meditation and mindfulness practices, this course will offer: (1) basic orientation to beginning or deepening a mindfulness or meditation practice, cultivating a diligent yet non-judgmental style of practice, and overcoming common concerns such as "Am I doing it right?" or "I just don't think I can meditate;" (2) definitions of mindfulness and practice techniques for a few forms of formal meditation practices, and techniques for carrying mindfulness into daily activities, including our interactions with technology; (3) guidance toward using mindfulness as a means of connecting more fully with others, including maintaining mindfulness in stressful environments and interactions.
Date Time Format Credit Duration Location Instructor
9/23/201410am-11amInstructorM/S (elective) Personal Development1 hour113 BryanAnthony Taylor, D.M.A, Associate Professor, School of Music, Theatre and Dance

Mindfulness (Part II)

Emphasizing guided meditation and mindfulness practices, this course will offer: (1) basic orientation to beginning or deepening a mindfulness or meditation practice, cultivating a diligent yet non-judgmental style of practice, and overcoming common concerns such as "Am I doing it right?" or "I just don't think I can meditate;" (2) definitions of mindfulness and practice techniques for a few forms of formal meditation practices, and techniques for carrying mindfulness into daily activities, including our interactions with technology; (3) guidance toward using mindfulness as a means of connecting more fully with others, including maintaining mindfulness in stressful environments and interactions.
Date Time Format Credit Duration Location Instructor
10/28/201410am-11amInstructorM/S (elective) Personal Development1 hour113 BryanAnthony Taylor, D.M.A, Associate Professor, School of Music, Theatre and Dance

Performance Measurement for Continuous Improvement

Performance measurement is essential for continuous improvement in organizations. The course will focus on input, process, output, and outcome measures through examples from profit and not-for-profit organizations. In addition, the course will stimulate critical discussion and reflection (amongst the participants) on measuring performance for continuous improvement in their respective organizations.
Date Time Format Credit Duration Location Instructor
10/2/201410am - 12pmInstructorM/S (elective) Performance Management Process Improvement2 hour113 BryanVidyaranya Gargeya, Ph.D., Professor and Head of the Department Information Systems and Supply Chain Management

Position and Performance Management

A brief review of career banding competencies and competency levels followed by instructions for completing the Job Description, Competency Assessment, and PMP forms. Please feel free to bring a Position Description, Employee Competency Assessment and/or PMP form for a specific position in your area to receive assistance in completing. This workshop is primarily intended for supervisors and managers, who complete Position Descriptions, Employee Competency Assessment Forms and Performance Management Plans (PMP). Must have at least 3 participants to hold the class.
Date Time Format Credit Duration Location Instructor
11/12/20149am-12pmInstructorM/S (core) Performance Management Policies2.5 hours113 BryanAngela L. Mahoney, PHR, HR Consultant-Classification/Compensation Manager, HR

Positive Communication and Critical Conversations

The workshop will introduce skills and concepts associated with creating and maintaining "positive communication" in critical communication processes such as conversations. Building on the "positive psychology" movement, positive communication promotes wellness and health, happiness in relationships through the implementation of particular virtues (ethics and values) and skills/competencies (these include: playfulness, supportiveness, forgiveness, listening, humor, affection/intimacy, and many others). We will focus on some of these skills and competencies through case discussion and role playing.
Date Time Format Credit Duration Location Instructor
11/14/201410am-12pmInstructorCommunication Leadership M/S (elective) Performance Management2 hours113 BryanPete Kellett, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Communication Studies

Preventing Bullying and Mobbing in the Workplace (Part I)

This workshop will focus on Bullying and Mobbing as aspects of subtle workplace violence. Participants will learn ways of identifying bullying and mobbing behaviors and developing ways of confronting bullies and mobbers. This is a Brown Bag lunch seminar. Light refreshments will be served.
Date Time Format Credit Duration Location Instructor
9/30/201412pm-1:30pmInstructorCommunication Leadership M/S (elective)1.5 hoursFaculty CenterThomas Matyok, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies Department of Peace and Conflict Studies

Preventing Bullying and Mobbing in the Workplace (Part II)

This workshop will focus on Bullying and Mobbing as aspects of subtle workplace violence. Participants will learn ways of identifying bullying and mobbing behaviors and developing ways of confronting bullies and mobbers. This is a Brown Bag lunch seminar. Light refreshments will be served.
Date Time Format Credit Duration Location Instructor
10/28/201412pm-1:30pmInstructorCommunication Leadership M/S (elective)1.5 hoursFaculty CenterThomas Matyok, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies Department of Peace and Conflict Studies

Recognizing the Leader in You

This workshop is designed to develop your leadership skills by using "followership" as a method to determine your leadership abilities. You will learn to identify and apply skills of other effective leaders, work with negative emotions, deal with value challenges, and still gain followers. Come prepared to integrate you own work-related situations into this workshop.
Date Time Format Credit Duration Location Instructor
10/30/20142pm-4pmInstructorLeadership M/S (elective) Personal Development2 hours113 BryanDianne Garrett, Faculty, Bryan School of Business & Economics

Recruitment and Appointment of EPA Non-Faculty

When you make a decision to fill a vacant position, do you know if you are following due diligence in filling the position from beginning to end? Whether you have recruited to attract a diverse and qualified applicant pool, have you screened the most qualified for interview, etc. This workshop will guide you through the entire recruitment process, including on-boarding. Group participation and interaction is encouraged.
Date Time Format Credit Duration Location Instructor
10/8/20142pm-4pmInstructorLeadership M/S (core) Policies2 hours113 BryanBenita Peace, Director, Talent Acquisition/Affirmative Action Officer, HR

Safe Hire Training

A Safe Hiring Program is a series of policies, practices and procedures designed to minimize the probability of hiring dangerous, questionable, or unqualified candidates, while at the same time helping to identify those candidates who are capable, trustworthy, and best suited to the job requirements. Without exercising due diligence in hiring, it has become a statistical certainty that managers may hire employees that can lead to lawsuits for negligent hiring, workplace violence, theft, embezzlement and numerous other workplace problems. Managers now have to be aware of practical issues such as what information is available, how do you get it, and how do you utilize it and analyze it in a cost-effective manner.
Date Time Format Credit Duration Location Instructor
9/24/20142pm-4pmInstructorM/S (core) Policies2 hours113 BryanBenita Peace, Director, Talent Acquisition/Affirmative Action Officer, HR

Safe Hire Training

A Safe Hiring Program is a series of policies, practices and procedures designed to minimize the probability of hiring questionable, or unqualified candidates, while at the same time helping to identify those candidates who are capable, trustworthy, and best suited to the job requirements. Without exercising due diligence in hiring, it has become a statistical certainty that managers may hire employees that can lead to lawsuits for negligent hiring, workplace violence, theft, embezzlement and numerous other workplace problems. Managers now have to be aware of practical issues such as what information is available, how do you get it, and how to utilize it and analyze it in a cost-effective manner.
Date Time Format Credit Duration Location Instructor
11/6/20142pm-4pmInstructorM/S (core) Policies2 hours113 BryanBenita Peace, Director, Talent Acquisition/Affirmative Action Officer, HR

SPA/EPA Temp and EPA Non-Faculty Employee Personnel Action Forms

The workshop will provide a primer on SPA/EPA Temp employment, and EPA Non-Faculty employee personnel action forms. At the completion of this workshop, participants will be able to identify the current types of SPA & Temporary and EPA Non-Faculty EPAFs available which include: - SPA Temporary Hourly Hire - SPA Temporary Hourly Reactivate - SPA Temporary Labor Distribution and/or Pay Rate Change - SPA Probation to Permanent (SPAPTP) - SPA Job Status Change (SPAJSX) - Faculty/Staff/Student/Temp Changing or Terminating Job at UNCG - Faculty/Staff/Student/Temp Terminating Job and Leaving UNCG - Appointment With End Date - Reactivate Appointment With End Date - Ongoing Appointment - Add-Pay - Reactivate Add-Pay - Title Change for Faculty, Non-Faculty & Grad School - Labor Distribution Change - Organizational Change - Complete an EPAF and submit for approval
Date Time Format Credit Duration Location Instructor
11/24/20141:30pm-3pmInstructorM/S (core) Policies1.5 hours113 BryanKathy Watford & Marcia Rey, Human Resources

The Key to Customer "Delight": The Journey to Excellence

The course will provide a framework for enhancing quality, innovation, effectiveness, efficiency, productivity, and profitability for enhancing internal and external customer satisfaction and "delight" on an on-going basis. In addition, the course will stimulate a critical discussion and reflection (amongst the participants) on customer focus, continuous improvement, and total commitment in achieving the goals and mission of the organization.
Date Time Format Credit Duration Location Instructor
9/25/201410am-12pmInstructorM/S (elective) Performance Management Process Improvement2 hours113 BryanVidyaranya Gargeya, Ph.D., Professor and Head of the Department Information Systems and Supply Chain Management

Understanding and Responding to Discrimination and Harassment

This workshop will increase your knowledge about sexual harassment and sexual misconduct in order to help prevent its occurrence. It will define what sexual harassment and sexual misconduct mean and what they don't mean, as well as an understanding of the difference between the two. The course will produce an environment for dialogue about sexual harassment and sexual misconduct at UNCG, how to provide support and resources for victims, the procedures to be followed when one is made aware of an incident, and understanding your role and responsibility in ensuring UNCG is free of sexual harassment and sexual misconduct.
Date Time Format Credit Duration Location Instructor
10/16/20142pm-4pmInstructorDiversity M/S (core) Policies2 hours113 BryanBenita Peace, Director, Talent Acquisition/Affirmative Action Officer, HR

Working at Play and Playing at Work: Developing Your Improvisational Skills for Workplace Success (Part I)

Part I: Foundations of Play and Improvisation
A three-part workshop on developing your improvisational skills for being happier, more satisfied, and more effective in the workplace. Led by popular and award-winning teacher and scholar, Dr. Omar Ali, the workshops are designed for participants who want to change their workplace environments so that they are more joyful and productive places to be. Combining the latest and most innovative research in developmental psychology, business performance, theater, and improvisation, Ali walks participants through a brief history of science regarding human development, play, and learning before launching into improvisational techniques and exercises. Grounded in the developmental methodology of the Russian psychologist Lev Vygotsky and the work of the American developmental psychologist Lois Holzman, Ali brings the latest science of play and performance to life.
Date Time Format Credit Duration Location Instructor
10/22/201410am-11amInstructorCommunication M/S (elective) Performance Management Personal Development Workplace Climate1 hour113 BryanOmar H. Ali, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies, African American & African Diaspora Studies

Working at Play and Playing at Work: Developing Your Improvisational Skills for Workplace Success (Part II)

Part II: On Creativity, Possibility and Productivity
A three-part workshop on developing your improvisational skills for being happier, more satisfied, and more effective in the workplace. Led by popular and award-winning teacher and scholar, Dr. Omar Ali, the workshops are designed for participants who want to change their workplace environments so that they are more joyful and productive places to be. Combining the latest and most innovative research in developmental psychology, business performance, theater, and improvisation, Ali walks participants through a brief history of science regarding human development, play, and learning before launching into improvisational techniques and exercises. Grounded in the developmental methodology of the Russian psychologist Lev Vygotsky and the work of the American developmental psychologist Lois Holzman, Ali brings the latest science of play and performance to life.
Date Time Format Credit Duration Location Instructor
10/29/201410am-11amInstructorCommunication M/S (elective) Performance Management Personal Development Workplace Climate1 hour113 BryanOmar H. Ali, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies, African American & African Diaspora Studies

Working at Play and Playing at Work: Developing Your Improvisational Skills for Workplace Success (Part III)

Part III: Practice, Practice, Practice
A three-part workshop on developing your improvisational skills for being happier, more satisfied, and more effective in the workplace. Led by popular and award-winning teacher and scholar, Dr. Omar Ali, the workshops are designed for participants who want to change their workplace environments so that they are more joyful and productive places to be. Combining the latest and most innovative research in developmental psychology, business performance, theater, and improvisation, Ali walks participants through a brief history of science regarding human development, play, and learning before launching into improvisational techniques and exercises. Grounded in the developmental methodology of the Russian psychologist Lev Vygotsky and the work of the American developmental psychologist Lois Holzman, Ali brings the latest science of play and performance to life.
Date Time Format Credit Duration Location Instructor
11/5/201410am-11amInstructorCommunication M/S (elective) Performance Management Personal Development Workplace Climate1 hour113 BryanOmar H. Ali, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies, African American & African Diaspora Studies

Writing and Using Competency Assessments for SPA Positions: A Primer

A competency can be defined as "a measurable pattern of knowledge, skills, abilities, behaviors, and other characteristics that an individual needs to perform work roles or occupational functions successfully." (U.S. Office of Personnel Management). This workshop will show you how to complete competency assessments for positions and employees within the NC Career Banding System. This is an interactive class with writing exercises, tools and tips. At the end of the workshop participants should be able understand how to use and write competencies for more effective assessment and evaluation of positions and employees.
Date Time Format Credit Duration Location Instructor
10/30/201410am-12pmInstructorM/S (core) Performance Management Policies2 hours113 BryanGwen Evans, HR Consultant - Compensation Manager

Performance Management

EPA Non-Faculty Position Compensation Management

This course will provide an overview of UNCG's compensation philosophy and processes for EPA Non-Faculty positions. Participants will gain a better understanding of how administrative and professional positions are classified and compensated, learn what the current Board of Governors salary protocols and guidelines are required, and what are the business forms and processes to request a position and compensation action. Topics to be covered include: compensation compliance, compensation pay ranges, managing internal equity and external competitiveness.
Date Time Format Credit Duration Location Instructor
10/15/201410am-12pmInstructorM/S (core) Performance Management Policies2 hours113 BryanGwen Evans, HR Consultant - Compensation Manager

Equal Employment Opportunity Institute (EEOI)

This very informative workshop focuses on federal and state EEO laws, anti-discrimination practices; and the values of diversity. Note: This workshop covers 2 days. Required of all state managers and supervisors by NC Office of State Human Resources (OSHR). The Equal Employment Opportunity Institute (EEOI) became a legal mandate for state government managers and supervisors when North Carolina Assembly ratified House Bill 959 on June 26, 1991. This act requires managers and supervisors, employed by the state, to attend equal employment opportunity training within their first year of appointment or promotion. Notes: (1) A minimum of 8 participants required. (2)This workshop covers 2 days. Day 1: 9am-4:30pm Day 2: 9am-1:30pm
Date Time Format Credit Duration Location Instructor
9/30/20149am - 4:30pmInstructorDiversity M/S (mandatory) Performance Management Workplace Climate7.5 hours113 BryanAngela L. Mahoney, PHR, HR Consultant - Classification/Compensation (SPA)

Intercultural Sensitivity: Looking Through Other Eyes

Intended audience: All employees interested in incorporating intercultural competency into curriculum (as part of our university-wide internationalization plan) and/or into their daily professional/personal lives. Note: All enrollees are required to take the DMIS instrument one week prior to class. The fee is $12.00. See the instructions for taking the test and the payment procedure can be found the Documents section, located within the full description for the course.
Date Time Format Credit Duration Location Instructor
11/11/20149am-12pm (alternate time 2pm-5pmInstructorCommunication Diversity M/S (elective) Performance Management Personal Development3 hoursFoust 206Dr. Penelope Pynes, Associate Provost, International Programs Center

Managing "Lean" Projects in a University Environment: A Toolkit (Part I)

Learn to reduce wasteful processes and increase inefficiencies using Lean techniques within the framework of Six Sigma and implementing the process changes using Project Management principles. Used in combination, an office, department, school, college or division will be able to identify areas of inefficiencies in a process, determine where the waste can be eliminated, define the method to rework the process, implement the changes, and control the new process until it becomes the standard procedure. In Part I, using interactive activities, we will explore Lean principles and Six Sigma frameworks in the university environment.
Date Time Format Credit Duration Location Instructor
10/29/20142pm-4pmInstructorM/S (elective) Performance Management Process Improvement2 hours113 BryanKim Zinke, Project Manager of the Office of Assessment and Accreditation; Sean Farrell, IT Analyst, Human Resources

Managing "Lean" Projects in a University Environment: A Toolkit (Part II)

Learn to reduce wasteful processes and increase inefficiencies using Lean techniques within the framework of Six Sigma and implementing the process changes using Project Management principles. Used in combination, an office, department, school, college or division will be able to identify areas of inefficiencies in a process, determine where the waste can be eliminated, define the method to rework the process, implement the changes, and control the new process until it becomes the standard procedure. Part II will focus on how to implement desired changes using project management techniques.
Date Time Format Credit Duration Location Instructor
11/5/20142pm-4pmInstructorM/S (elective) Performance Management Process Improvement2 hours113 BryanKim Zinke, Project Manager of the Office of Assessment and Accreditation; Sean Farrell, IT Analyst, Human Resources

Performance Measurement for Continuous Improvement

Performance measurement is essential for continuous improvement in organizations. The course will focus on input, process, output, and outcome measures through examples from profit and not-for-profit organizations. In addition, the course will stimulate critical discussion and reflection (amongst the participants) on measuring performance for continuous improvement in their respective organizations.
Date Time Format Credit Duration Location Instructor
10/2/201410am - 12pmInstructorM/S (elective) Performance Management Process Improvement2 hour113 BryanVidyaranya Gargeya, Ph.D., Professor and Head of the Department Information Systems and Supply Chain Management

Position and Performance Management

A brief review of career banding competencies and competency levels followed by instructions for completing the Job Description, Competency Assessment, and PMP forms. Please feel free to bring a Position Description, Employee Competency Assessment and/or PMP form for a specific position in your area to receive assistance in completing. This workshop is primarily intended for supervisors and managers, who complete Position Descriptions, Employee Competency Assessment Forms and Performance Management Plans (PMP). Must have at least 3 participants to hold the class.
Date Time Format Credit Duration Location Instructor
11/12/20149am-12pmInstructorM/S (core) Performance Management Policies2.5 hours113 BryanAngela L. Mahoney, PHR, HR Consultant-Classification/Compensation Manager, HR

Positive Communication and Critical Conversations

The workshop will introduce skills and concepts associated with creating and maintaining "positive communication" in critical communication processes such as conversations. Building on the "positive psychology" movement, positive communication promotes wellness and health, happiness in relationships through the implementation of particular virtues (ethics and values) and skills/competencies (these include: playfulness, supportiveness, forgiveness, listening, humor, affection/intimacy, and many others). We will focus on some of these skills and competencies through case discussion and role playing.
Date Time Format Credit Duration Location Instructor
11/14/201410am-12pmInstructorCommunication Leadership M/S (elective) Performance Management2 hours113 BryanPete Kellett, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Communication Studies

The Key to Customer "Delight": The Journey to Excellence

The course will provide a framework for enhancing quality, innovation, effectiveness, efficiency, productivity, and profitability for enhancing internal and external customer satisfaction and "delight" on an on-going basis. In addition, the course will stimulate a critical discussion and reflection (amongst the participants) on customer focus, continuous improvement, and total commitment in achieving the goals and mission of the organization.
Date Time Format Credit Duration Location Instructor
9/25/201410am-12pmInstructorM/S (elective) Performance Management Process Improvement2 hours113 BryanVidyaranya Gargeya, Ph.D., Professor and Head of the Department Information Systems and Supply Chain Management

Working at Play and Playing at Work: Developing Your Improvisational Skills for Workplace Success (Part I)

Part I: Foundations of Play and Improvisation
A three-part workshop on developing your improvisational skills for being happier, more satisfied, and more effective in the workplace. Led by popular and award-winning teacher and scholar, Dr. Omar Ali, the workshops are designed for participants who want to change their workplace environments so that they are more joyful and productive places to be. Combining the latest and most innovative research in developmental psychology, business performance, theater, and improvisation, Ali walks participants through a brief history of science regarding human development, play, and learning before launching into improvisational techniques and exercises. Grounded in the developmental methodology of the Russian psychologist Lev Vygotsky and the work of the American developmental psychologist Lois Holzman, Ali brings the latest science of play and performance to life.
Date Time Format Credit Duration Location Instructor
10/22/201410am-11amInstructorCommunication M/S (elective) Performance Management Personal Development Workplace Climate1 hour113 BryanOmar H. Ali, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies, African American & African Diaspora Studies

Working at Play and Playing at Work: Developing Your Improvisational Skills for Workplace Success (Part II)

Part II: On Creativity, Possibility and Productivity
A three-part workshop on developing your improvisational skills for being happier, more satisfied, and more effective in the workplace. Led by popular and award-winning teacher and scholar, Dr. Omar Ali, the workshops are designed for participants who want to change their workplace environments so that they are more joyful and productive places to be. Combining the latest and most innovative research in developmental psychology, business performance, theater, and improvisation, Ali walks participants through a brief history of science regarding human development, play, and learning before launching into improvisational techniques and exercises. Grounded in the developmental methodology of the Russian psychologist Lev Vygotsky and the work of the American developmental psychologist Lois Holzman, Ali brings the latest science of play and performance to life.
Date Time Format Credit Duration Location Instructor
10/29/201410am-11amInstructorCommunication M/S (elective) Performance Management Personal Development Workplace Climate1 hour113 BryanOmar H. Ali, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies, African American & African Diaspora Studies

Working at Play and Playing at Work: Developing Your Improvisational Skills for Workplace Success (Part III)

Part III: Practice, Practice, Practice
A three-part workshop on developing your improvisational skills for being happier, more satisfied, and more effective in the workplace. Led by popular and award-winning teacher and scholar, Dr. Omar Ali, the workshops are designed for participants who want to change their workplace environments so that they are more joyful and productive places to be. Combining the latest and most innovative research in developmental psychology, business performance, theater, and improvisation, Ali walks participants through a brief history of science regarding human development, play, and learning before launching into improvisational techniques and exercises. Grounded in the developmental methodology of the Russian psychologist Lev Vygotsky and the work of the American developmental psychologist Lois Holzman, Ali brings the latest science of play and performance to life.
Date Time Format Credit Duration Location Instructor
11/5/201410am-11amInstructorCommunication M/S (elective) Performance Management Personal Development Workplace Climate1 hour113 BryanOmar H. Ali, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies, African American & African Diaspora Studies

Writing and Using Competency Assessments for SPA Positions: A Primer

A competency can be defined as "a measurable pattern of knowledge, skills, abilities, behaviors, and other characteristics that an individual needs to perform work roles or occupational functions successfully." (U.S. Office of Personnel Management). This workshop will show you how to complete competency assessments for positions and employees within the NC Career Banding System. This is an interactive class with writing exercises, tools and tips. At the end of the workshop participants should be able understand how to use and write competencies for more effective assessment and evaluation of positions and employees.
Date Time Format Credit Duration Location Instructor
10/30/201410am-12pmInstructorM/S (core) Performance Management Policies2 hours113 BryanGwen Evans, HR Consultant - Compensation Manager

Personal Development

Building an Engaged and Innovative Team

Change the status quo, believe in thinking differently, and bring unconventional thinking to business challenges! Join this workshop and explore the topic of teamwork through experiential exercises, idea generating methods and processes to achieve engagement, collaboration, and innovation.
Date Time Format Credit Duration Location Instructor
11/18/20149:30am - 11amInstructorCommunication Diversity Leadership M/S (elective) Personal Development Teambuilding1.5 hoursClaxton Room, Elliott University CenterShirley Landry, Faculty, Center for Creative Leadership

Conversational Spanish for Beginners (Part I)

This three-part course gives you a quick introduction to Spanish that focuses on conversations and phrases that are useful in day-to-day office interactions, travel and recreation. Taught by a native speaker and lecturer in the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, you will learn pronunciation of key phrases. It is strongly recommended that you take all three one-hour sessions offered in a compact three-week period. Don't miss this special opportunity to receive an introduction to Spanish conversation and learn useful phrases and pronunciation.
Date Time Format Credit Duration Location Instructor
9/25/20142pm-3pmInstructorCommunication Diversity Personal Development1 hour113 BryanLaura Lopez, Lecturer in Spanish, Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures

Conversational Spanish for Beginners (Part II)

This three-part course gives you a quick introduction to Spanish that focuses on conversations and phrases that are useful in day-to-day office interactions, travel and recreation. Taught by a native speaker and lecturer in the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, you will learn pronunciation of key phrases. It is strongly recommended that you take all three one-hour sessions offered in a compact three-week period. Don't miss this special opportunity to receive an introduction to Spanish conversation and learn useful phrases and pronunciation.
Date Time Format Credit Duration Location Instructor
10/2/20142pm-3pmInstructorCommunication Diversity Personal Development1 hour113 BryanLaura Lopez, Lecturer in Spanish, Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures

Conversational Spanish for Beginners (Part III)

This three-part course gives you a quick introduction to Spanish that focuses on conversations and phrases that are useful in day-to-day office interactions, travel and recreation. Taught by a native speaker and lecturer in the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, you will learn pronunciation of key phrases. It is strongly recommended that you take all three one-hour sessions offered in a compact three-week period. Don't miss this special opportunity to receive an introduction to Spanish conversation and learn useful phrases and pronunciation.
Date Time Format Credit Duration Location Instructor
10/9/20142pm-3pmInstructorCommunication Diversity Personal Development1 hour113 BryanLaura Lopez, Lecturer in Spanish, Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures

Intercultural Sensitivity: Looking Through Other Eyes

Intended audience: All employees interested in incorporating intercultural competency into curriculum (as part of our university-wide internationalization plan) and/or into their daily professional/personal lives. Note: All enrollees are required to take the DMIS instrument one week prior to class. The fee is $12.00. See the instructions for taking the test and the payment procedure can be found the Documents section, located within the full description for the course.
Date Time Format Credit Duration Location Instructor
11/11/20149am-12pm (alternate time 2pm-5pmInstructorCommunication Diversity M/S (elective) Performance Management Personal Development3 hoursFoust 206Dr. Penelope Pynes, Associate Provost, International Programs Center

Mindfulness (Part I)

Emphasizing guided meditation and mindfulness practices, this course will offer: (1) basic orientation to beginning or deepening a mindfulness or meditation practice, cultivating a diligent yet non-judgmental style of practice, and overcoming common concerns such as "Am I doing it right?" or "I just don't think I can meditate;" (2) definitions of mindfulness and practice techniques for a few forms of formal meditation practices, and techniques for carrying mindfulness into daily activities, including our interactions with technology; (3) guidance toward using mindfulness as a means of connecting more fully with others, including maintaining mindfulness in stressful environments and interactions.
Date Time Format Credit Duration Location Instructor
9/23/201410am-11amInstructorM/S (elective) Personal Development1 hour113 BryanAnthony Taylor, D.M.A, Associate Professor, School of Music, Theatre and Dance

Mindfulness (Part II)

Emphasizing guided meditation and mindfulness practices, this course will offer: (1) basic orientation to beginning or deepening a mindfulness or meditation practice, cultivating a diligent yet non-judgmental style of practice, and overcoming common concerns such as "Am I doing it right?" or "I just don't think I can meditate;" (2) definitions of mindfulness and practice techniques for a few forms of formal meditation practices, and techniques for carrying mindfulness into daily activities, including our interactions with technology; (3) guidance toward using mindfulness as a means of connecting more fully with others, including maintaining mindfulness in stressful environments and interactions.
Date Time Format Credit Duration Location Instructor
10/28/201410am-11amInstructorM/S (elective) Personal Development1 hour113 BryanAnthony Taylor, D.M.A, Associate Professor, School of Music, Theatre and Dance

Recognizing the Leader in You

This workshop is designed to develop your leadership skills by using "followership" as a method to determine your leadership abilities. You will learn to identify and apply skills of other effective leaders, work with negative emotions, deal with value challenges, and still gain followers. Come prepared to integrate you own work-related situations into this workshop.
Date Time Format Credit Duration Location Instructor
10/30/20142pm-4pmInstructorLeadership M/S (elective) Personal Development2 hours113 BryanDianne Garrett, Faculty, Bryan School of Business & Economics

Working at Play and Playing at Work: Developing Your Improvisational Skills for Workplace Success (Part I)

Part I: Foundations of Play and Improvisation
A three-part workshop on developing your improvisational skills for being happier, more satisfied, and more effective in the workplace. Led by popular and award-winning teacher and scholar, Dr. Omar Ali, the workshops are designed for participants who want to change their workplace environments so that they are more joyful and productive places to be. Combining the latest and most innovative research in developmental psychology, business performance, theater, and improvisation, Ali walks participants through a brief history of science regarding human development, play, and learning before launching into improvisational techniques and exercises. Grounded in the developmental methodology of the Russian psychologist Lev Vygotsky and the work of the American developmental psychologist Lois Holzman, Ali brings the latest science of play and performance to life.
Date Time Format Credit Duration Location Instructor
10/22/201410am-11amInstructorCommunication M/S (elective) Performance Management Personal Development Workplace Climate1 hour113 BryanOmar H. Ali, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies, African American & African Diaspora Studies

Working at Play and Playing at Work: Developing Your Improvisational Skills for Workplace Success (Part II)

Part II: On Creativity, Possibility and Productivity
A three-part workshop on developing your improvisational skills for being happier, more satisfied, and more effective in the workplace. Led by popular and award-winning teacher and scholar, Dr. Omar Ali, the workshops are designed for participants who want to change their workplace environments so that they are more joyful and productive places to be. Combining the latest and most innovative research in developmental psychology, business performance, theater, and improvisation, Ali walks participants through a brief history of science regarding human development, play, and learning before launching into improvisational techniques and exercises. Grounded in the developmental methodology of the Russian psychologist Lev Vygotsky and the work of the American developmental psychologist Lois Holzman, Ali brings the latest science of play and performance to life.
Date Time Format Credit Duration Location Instructor
10/29/201410am-11amInstructorCommunication M/S (elective) Performance Management Personal Development Workplace Climate1 hour113 BryanOmar H. Ali, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies, African American & African Diaspora Studies

Working at Play and Playing at Work: Developing Your Improvisational Skills for Workplace Success (Part III)

Part III: Practice, Practice, Practice
A three-part workshop on developing your improvisational skills for being happier, more satisfied, and more effective in the workplace. Led by popular and award-winning teacher and scholar, Dr. Omar Ali, the workshops are designed for participants who want to change their workplace environments so that they are more joyful and productive places to be. Combining the latest and most innovative research in developmental psychology, business performance, theater, and improvisation, Ali walks participants through a brief history of science regarding human development, play, and learning before launching into improvisational techniques and exercises. Grounded in the developmental methodology of the Russian psychologist Lev Vygotsky and the work of the American developmental psychologist Lois Holzman, Ali brings the latest science of play and performance to life.
Date Time Format Credit Duration Location Instructor
11/5/201410am-11amInstructorCommunication M/S (elective) Performance Management Personal Development Workplace Climate1 hour113 BryanOmar H. Ali, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies, African American & African Diaspora Studies

Policies

Creating a Hiring Proposal: When and How to Complete a PAF/EPAF/PPAF

This workshop will cover the information required in the hiring proposal process, focusing on when and how to complete a PAF/EPAF/PPAF, to ensure that all information required by both Human Resources and the Budget Office is in place before a person is hired. Through this workshop, participants will gain an understanding on the interrelationship of the budget process with the hiring process, which is formalized in UNCGjobsearch.
Date Time Format Credit Duration Location Instructor
11/19/201410am-12pmInstructorM/S (core) Policies2 hours113 BryanChris Russell, Position Control Supervisor & State EPA Budget Specialist, Amanda Levens, SPA & Non-State EPA Budget Specialist and Benita Peace, Director of Talent Acquisition and Affirmative Action Officer, HR

EPA Non-Faculty Position Compensation Management

This course will provide an overview of UNCG's compensation philosophy and processes for EPA Non-Faculty positions. Participants will gain a better understanding of how administrative and professional positions are classified and compensated, learn what the current Board of Governors salary protocols and guidelines are required, and what are the business forms and processes to request a position and compensation action. Topics to be covered include: compensation compliance, compensation pay ranges, managing internal equity and external competitiveness.
Date Time Format Credit Duration Location Instructor
10/15/201410am-12pmInstructorM/S (core) Performance Management Policies2 hours113 BryanGwen Evans, HR Consultant - Compensation Manager

Leave Management Training

This workshop covers information on the leave policies for EPA Non-Faculty and SPA employees, including: vacation, sick, community service, voluntary shared, adverse weather, overtime, comp-time, holidays, leave without pay, and a time-sheet review.
Date Time Format Credit Duration Location Instructor
10/21/20149am-10:30amInstructorM/S (core) Policies1.5 hours113 BryanKathy Watford, Employee Services Supervisor, HR and Marcia Rey, Employee Services Specialist, HR

Position and Performance Management

A brief review of career banding competencies and competency levels followed by instructions for completing the Job Description, Competency Assessment, and PMP forms. Please feel free to bring a Position Description, Employee Competency Assessment and/or PMP form for a specific position in your area to receive assistance in completing. This workshop is primarily intended for supervisors and managers, who complete Position Descriptions, Employee Competency Assessment Forms and Performance Management Plans (PMP). Must have at least 3 participants to hold the class.
Date Time Format Credit Duration Location Instructor
11/12/20149am-12pmInstructorM/S (core) Performance Management Policies2.5 hours113 BryanAngela L. Mahoney, PHR, HR Consultant-Classification/Compensation Manager, HR

Recruitment and Appointment of EPA Non-Faculty

When you make a decision to fill a vacant position, do you know if you are following due diligence in filling the position from beginning to end? Whether you have recruited to attract a diverse and qualified applicant pool, have you screened the most qualified for interview, etc. This workshop will guide you through the entire recruitment process, including on-boarding. Group participation and interaction is encouraged.
Date Time Format Credit Duration Location Instructor
10/8/20142pm-4pmInstructorLeadership M/S (core) Policies2 hours113 BryanBenita Peace, Director, Talent Acquisition/Affirmative Action Officer, HR

Safe Hire Training

A Safe Hiring Program is a series of policies, practices and procedures designed to minimize the probability of hiring dangerous, questionable, or unqualified candidates, while at the same time helping to identify those candidates who are capable, trustworthy, and best suited to the job requirements. Without exercising due diligence in hiring, it has become a statistical certainty that managers may hire employees that can lead to lawsuits for negligent hiring, workplace violence, theft, embezzlement and numerous other workplace problems. Managers now have to be aware of practical issues such as what information is available, how do you get it, and how do you utilize it and analyze it in a cost-effective manner.
Date Time Format Credit Duration Location Instructor
9/24/20142pm-4pmInstructorM/S (core) Policies2 hours113 BryanBenita Peace, Director, Talent Acquisition/Affirmative Action Officer, HR

Safe Hire Training

A Safe Hiring Program is a series of policies, practices and procedures designed to minimize the probability of hiring questionable, or unqualified candidates, while at the same time helping to identify those candidates who are capable, trustworthy, and best suited to the job requirements. Without exercising due diligence in hiring, it has become a statistical certainty that managers may hire employees that can lead to lawsuits for negligent hiring, workplace violence, theft, embezzlement and numerous other workplace problems. Managers now have to be aware of practical issues such as what information is available, how do you get it, and how to utilize it and analyze it in a cost-effective manner.
Date Time Format Credit Duration Location Instructor
11/6/20142pm-4pmInstructorM/S (core) Policies2 hours113 BryanBenita Peace, Director, Talent Acquisition/Affirmative Action Officer, HR

SPA/EPA Temp and EPA Non-Faculty Employee Personnel Action Forms

The workshop will provide a primer on SPA/EPA Temp employment, and EPA Non-Faculty employee personnel action forms. At the completion of this workshop, participants will be able to identify the current types of SPA & Temporary and EPA Non-Faculty EPAFs available which include: - SPA Temporary Hourly Hire - SPA Temporary Hourly Reactivate - SPA Temporary Labor Distribution and/or Pay Rate Change - SPA Probation to Permanent (SPAPTP) - SPA Job Status Change (SPAJSX) - Faculty/Staff/Student/Temp Changing or Terminating Job at UNCG - Faculty/Staff/Student/Temp Terminating Job and Leaving UNCG - Appointment With End Date - Reactivate Appointment With End Date - Ongoing Appointment - Add-Pay - Reactivate Add-Pay - Title Change for Faculty, Non-Faculty & Grad School - Labor Distribution Change - Organizational Change - Complete an EPAF and submit for approval
Date Time Format Credit Duration Location Instructor
11/24/20141:30pm-3pmInstructorM/S (core) Policies1.5 hours113 BryanKathy Watford & Marcia Rey, Human Resources

Understanding and Responding to Discrimination and Harassment

This workshop will increase your knowledge about sexual harassment and sexual misconduct in order to help prevent its occurrence. It will define what sexual harassment and sexual misconduct mean and what they don't mean, as well as an understanding of the difference between the two. The course will produce an environment for dialogue about sexual harassment and sexual misconduct at UNCG, how to provide support and resources for victims, the procedures to be followed when one is made aware of an incident, and understanding your role and responsibility in ensuring UNCG is free of sexual harassment and sexual misconduct.
Date Time Format Credit Duration Location Instructor
10/16/20142pm-4pmInstructorDiversity M/S (core) Policies2 hours113 BryanBenita Peace, Director, Talent Acquisition/Affirmative Action Officer, HR

Writing and Using Competency Assessments for SPA Positions: A Primer

A competency can be defined as "a measurable pattern of knowledge, skills, abilities, behaviors, and other characteristics that an individual needs to perform work roles or occupational functions successfully." (U.S. Office of Personnel Management). This workshop will show you how to complete competency assessments for positions and employees within the NC Career Banding System. This is an interactive class with writing exercises, tools and tips. At the end of the workshop participants should be able understand how to use and write competencies for more effective assessment and evaluation of positions and employees.
Date Time Format Credit Duration Location Instructor
10/30/201410am-12pmInstructorM/S (core) Performance Management Policies2 hours113 BryanGwen Evans, HR Consultant - Compensation Manager

Process Improvement

Managing "Lean" Projects in a University Environment: A Toolkit (Part I)

Learn to reduce wasteful processes and increase inefficiencies using Lean techniques within the framework of Six Sigma and implementing the process changes using Project Management principles. Used in combination, an office, department, school, college or division will be able to identify areas of inefficiencies in a process, determine where the waste can be eliminated, define the method to rework the process, implement the changes, and control the new process until it becomes the standard procedure. In Part I, using interactive activities, we will explore Lean principles and Six Sigma frameworks in the university environment.
Date Time Format Credit Duration Location Instructor
10/29/20142pm-4pmInstructorM/S (elective) Performance Management Process Improvement2 hours113 BryanKim Zinke, Project Manager of the Office of Assessment and Accreditation; Sean Farrell, IT Analyst, Human Resources

Managing "Lean" Projects in a University Environment: A Toolkit (Part II)

Learn to reduce wasteful processes and increase inefficiencies using Lean techniques within the framework of Six Sigma and implementing the process changes using Project Management principles. Used in combination, an office, department, school, college or division will be able to identify areas of inefficiencies in a process, determine where the waste can be eliminated, define the method to rework the process, implement the changes, and control the new process until it becomes the standard procedure. Part II will focus on how to implement desired changes using project management techniques.
Date Time Format Credit Duration Location Instructor
11/5/20142pm-4pmInstructorM/S (elective) Performance Management Process Improvement2 hours113 BryanKim Zinke, Project Manager of the Office of Assessment and Accreditation; Sean Farrell, IT Analyst, Human Resources

Performance Measurement for Continuous Improvement

Performance measurement is essential for continuous improvement in organizations. The course will focus on input, process, output, and outcome measures through examples from profit and not-for-profit organizations. In addition, the course will stimulate critical discussion and reflection (amongst the participants) on measuring performance for continuous improvement in their respective organizations.
Date Time Format Credit Duration Location Instructor
10/2/201410am - 12pmInstructorM/S (elective) Performance Management Process Improvement2 hour113 BryanVidyaranya Gargeya, Ph.D., Professor and Head of the Department Information Systems and Supply Chain Management

The Key to Customer "Delight": The Journey to Excellence

The course will provide a framework for enhancing quality, innovation, effectiveness, efficiency, productivity, and profitability for enhancing internal and external customer satisfaction and "delight" on an on-going basis. In addition, the course will stimulate a critical discussion and reflection (amongst the participants) on customer focus, continuous improvement, and total commitment in achieving the goals and mission of the organization.
Date Time Format Credit Duration Location Instructor
9/25/201410am-12pmInstructorM/S (elective) Performance Management Process Improvement2 hours113 BryanVidyaranya Gargeya, Ph.D., Professor and Head of the Department Information Systems and Supply Chain Management

Teambuilding

Building an Engaged and Innovative Team

Change the status quo, believe in thinking differently, and bring unconventional thinking to business challenges! Join this workshop and explore the topic of teamwork through experiential exercises, idea generating methods and processes to achieve engagement, collaboration, and innovation.
Date Time Format Credit Duration Location Instructor
11/18/20149:30am - 11amInstructorCommunication Diversity Leadership M/S (elective) Personal Development Teambuilding1.5 hoursClaxton Room, Elliott University CenterShirley Landry, Faculty, Center for Creative Leadership

Workplace Climate

Equal Employment Opportunity Institute (EEOI)

This very informative workshop focuses on federal and state EEO laws, anti-discrimination practices; and the values of diversity. Note: This workshop covers 2 days. Required of all state managers and supervisors by NC Office of State Human Resources (OSHR). The Equal Employment Opportunity Institute (EEOI) became a legal mandate for state government managers and supervisors when North Carolina Assembly ratified House Bill 959 on June 26, 1991. This act requires managers and supervisors, employed by the state, to attend equal employment opportunity training within their first year of appointment or promotion. Notes: (1) A minimum of 8 participants required. (2)This workshop covers 2 days. Day 1: 9am-4:30pm Day 2: 9am-1:30pm
Date Time Format Credit Duration Location Instructor
9/30/20149am - 4:30pmInstructorDiversity M/S (mandatory) Performance Management Workplace Climate7.5 hours113 BryanAngela L. Mahoney, PHR, HR Consultant - Classification/Compensation (SPA)

Working at Play and Playing at Work: Developing Your Improvisational Skills for Workplace Success (Part I)

Part I: Foundations of Play and Improvisation
A three-part workshop on developing your improvisational skills for being happier, more satisfied, and more effective in the workplace. Led by popular and award-winning teacher and scholar, Dr. Omar Ali, the workshops are designed for participants who want to change their workplace environments so that they are more joyful and productive places to be. Combining the latest and most innovative research in developmental psychology, business performance, theater, and improvisation, Ali walks participants through a brief history of science regarding human development, play, and learning before launching into improvisational techniques and exercises. Grounded in the developmental methodology of the Russian psychologist Lev Vygotsky and the work of the American developmental psychologist Lois Holzman, Ali brings the latest science of play and performance to life.
Date Time Format Credit Duration Location Instructor
10/22/201410am-11amInstructorCommunication M/S (elective) Performance Management Personal Development Workplace Climate1 hour113 BryanOmar H. Ali, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies, African American & African Diaspora Studies

Working at Play and Playing at Work: Developing Your Improvisational Skills for Workplace Success (Part II)

Part II: On Creativity, Possibility and Productivity
A three-part workshop on developing your improvisational skills for being happier, more satisfied, and more effective in the workplace. Led by popular and award-winning teacher and scholar, Dr. Omar Ali, the workshops are designed for participants who want to change their workplace environments so that they are more joyful and productive places to be. Combining the latest and most innovative research in developmental psychology, business performance, theater, and improvisation, Ali walks participants through a brief history of science regarding human development, play, and learning before launching into improvisational techniques and exercises. Grounded in the developmental methodology of the Russian psychologist Lev Vygotsky and the work of the American developmental psychologist Lois Holzman, Ali brings the latest science of play and performance to life.
Date Time Format Credit Duration Location Instructor
10/29/201410am-11amInstructorCommunication M/S (elective) Performance Management Personal Development Workplace Climate1 hour113 BryanOmar H. Ali, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies, African American & African Diaspora Studies

Working at Play and Playing at Work: Developing Your Improvisational Skills for Workplace Success (Part III)

Part III: Practice, Practice, Practice
A three-part workshop on developing your improvisational skills for being happier, more satisfied, and more effective in the workplace. Led by popular and award-winning teacher and scholar, Dr. Omar Ali, the workshops are designed for participants who want to change their workplace environments so that they are more joyful and productive places to be. Combining the latest and most innovative research in developmental psychology, business performance, theater, and improvisation, Ali walks participants through a brief history of science regarding human development, play, and learning before launching into improvisational techniques and exercises. Grounded in the developmental methodology of the Russian psychologist Lev Vygotsky and the work of the American developmental psychologist Lois Holzman, Ali brings the latest science of play and performance to life.
Date Time Format Credit Duration Location Instructor
11/5/201410am-11amInstructorCommunication M/S (elective) Performance Management Personal Development Workplace Climate1 hour113 BryanOmar H. Ali, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies, African American & African Diaspora Studies

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