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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

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
4/22/20152pm-5pmInstructorCommunication Diversity M/S (elective) Organizational Culture Performance Management Personal Development Teambuilding3Foust 216BDr. Penelope Pynes, Associate Provost, International Programs Center

Navigating the Workplace through the Power of Play: Part I

Two-part workshop on developing your improvisational skills to create a more joyful and productive workplace. Led by award-winning teacher, scholar, and performer, Dr. Omar Ali combines cutting-edge research in developmental psychology, improv theater, and philosophy by taking participants/players 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 work on play and performance to life. Part I explores Learning and Development through Play.
Date Time Format Credit Duration Location Instructor
4/22/201511am-12pmInstructorCommunication M/S (elective) Organizational Culture Performance Management Personal Development Teambuilding1Bryan 113Omar H. Ali, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies, African American & African Diaspora Studies

Navigating the Workplace through the Power of Play: Part II

Two-part workshop on developing your improvisational skills to create a more joyful and productive workplace. Led by award-winning teacher, scholar, and performer, Dr. Omar Ali combines cutting-edge research in developmental psychology, improv theater, and philosophy by taking participants/players 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 work on play and performance to life. Part II will focus on Creativity, Productivity, and Possibilities within the workplace.
Date Time Format Credit Duration Location Instructor
4/29/201511am-12pmInstructorCommunication M/S (elective) Performance Management Personal Development Organizational Culture1Bryan 113Omar H. Ali, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies, African American & African Diaspora Studies

Diversity

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
4/30/20159am - 4:30pmInstructorDiversity M/S (mandatory) Organization Culture Policies Teambuilding11.5Bryan 113Angela 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
4/22/20152pm-5pmInstructorCommunication Diversity M/S (elective) Organizational Culture Performance Management Personal Development Teambuilding3Foust 216BDr. Penelope Pynes, Associate Provost, International Programs Center

Leadership

Managerial and Supervisory Development

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
4/30/20159am - 4:30pmInstructorDiversity M/S (mandatory) Organization Culture Policies Teambuilding11.5Bryan 113Angela 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
4/22/20152pm-5pmInstructorCommunication Diversity M/S (elective) Organizational Culture Performance Management Personal Development Teambuilding3Foust 216BDr. 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
4/28/20151:30pm-3:00pmInstructorM/S (core) Policies1.5Bryan 113Kathy Watford, Employee Services Supervisor, HR and Marcia Rey, Employee Services Specialist, HR

Navigating the Workplace through the Power of Play: Part I

Two-part workshop on developing your improvisational skills to create a more joyful and productive workplace. Led by award-winning teacher, scholar, and performer, Dr. Omar Ali combines cutting-edge research in developmental psychology, improv theater, and philosophy by taking participants/players 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 work on play and performance to life. Part I explores Learning and Development through Play.
Date Time Format Credit Duration Location Instructor
4/22/201511am-12pmInstructorCommunication M/S (elective) Organizational Culture Performance Management Personal Development Teambuilding1Bryan 113Omar H. Ali, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies, African American & African Diaspora Studies

Navigating the Workplace through the Power of Play: Part II

Two-part workshop on developing your improvisational skills to create a more joyful and productive workplace. Led by award-winning teacher, scholar, and performer, Dr. Omar Ali combines cutting-edge research in developmental psychology, improv theater, and philosophy by taking participants/players 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 work on play and performance to life. Part II will focus on Creativity, Productivity, and Possibilities within the workplace.
Date Time Format Credit Duration Location Instructor
4/29/201511am-12pmInstructorCommunication M/S (elective) Performance Management Personal Development Organizational Culture1Bryan 113Omar H. Ali, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies, African American & African Diaspora Studies

Undergraduate/Graduate Student Forms Training

The workshop will provide a primer on Undergraduate and Graduate Student employee personnel action forms.
Date Time Format Credit Duration Location Instructor
4/20/20153:00pm-5:00pmInstructorM/S (core) Policies2Bryan 113Mitzi Burchinal, Director of Budget, Personnel and Planning, Graduate School; Tammie Hill, Employee Services Operations Manager, Human Resources

Organizational Culture

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
4/30/20159am - 4:30pmInstructorDiversity M/S (mandatory) Organization Culture Policies Teambuilding11.5Bryan 113Angela 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
4/22/20152pm-5pmInstructorCommunication Diversity M/S (elective) Organizational Culture Performance Management Personal Development Teambuilding3Foust 216BDr. Penelope Pynes, Associate Provost, International Programs Center

Navigating the Workplace through the Power of Play: Part I

Two-part workshop on developing your improvisational skills to create a more joyful and productive workplace. Led by award-winning teacher, scholar, and performer, Dr. Omar Ali combines cutting-edge research in developmental psychology, improv theater, and philosophy by taking participants/players 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 work on play and performance to life. Part I explores Learning and Development through Play.
Date Time Format Credit Duration Location Instructor
4/22/201511am-12pmInstructorCommunication M/S (elective) Organizational Culture Performance Management Personal Development Teambuilding1Bryan 113Omar H. Ali, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies, African American & African Diaspora Studies

Navigating the Workplace through the Power of Play: Part II

Two-part workshop on developing your improvisational skills to create a more joyful and productive workplace. Led by award-winning teacher, scholar, and performer, Dr. Omar Ali combines cutting-edge research in developmental psychology, improv theater, and philosophy by taking participants/players 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 work on play and performance to life. Part II will focus on Creativity, Productivity, and Possibilities within the workplace.
Date Time Format Credit Duration Location Instructor
4/29/201511am-12pmInstructorCommunication M/S (elective) Performance Management Personal Development Organizational Culture1Bryan 113Omar H. Ali, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies, African American & African Diaspora Studies

Performance Management

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
4/22/20152pm-5pmInstructorCommunication Diversity M/S (elective) Organizational Culture Performance Management Personal Development Teambuilding3Foust 216BDr. Penelope Pynes, Associate Provost, International Programs Center

Navigating the Workplace through the Power of Play: Part I

Two-part workshop on developing your improvisational skills to create a more joyful and productive workplace. Led by award-winning teacher, scholar, and performer, Dr. Omar Ali combines cutting-edge research in developmental psychology, improv theater, and philosophy by taking participants/players 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 work on play and performance to life. Part I explores Learning and Development through Play.
Date Time Format Credit Duration Location Instructor
4/22/201511am-12pmInstructorCommunication M/S (elective) Organizational Culture Performance Management Personal Development Teambuilding1Bryan 113Omar H. Ali, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies, African American & African Diaspora Studies

Navigating the Workplace through the Power of Play: Part II

Two-part workshop on developing your improvisational skills to create a more joyful and productive workplace. Led by award-winning teacher, scholar, and performer, Dr. Omar Ali combines cutting-edge research in developmental psychology, improv theater, and philosophy by taking participants/players 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 work on play and performance to life. Part II will focus on Creativity, Productivity, and Possibilities within the workplace.
Date Time Format Credit Duration Location Instructor
4/29/201511am-12pmInstructorCommunication M/S (elective) Performance Management Personal Development Organizational Culture1Bryan 113Omar H. Ali, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies, African American & African Diaspora Studies

Personal Development

Emotional Intelligence

Implementing discipline over our emotional life is difficult and requires lifelong practice. Being able to choose to act or respond in a particular manner is preferable to re-acting on a consistent basis, yet it is difficult. Enhancing emotional intelligence improves our ability to master our emotional functioning. High emotional intelligence can improve our communications with all others, enhance our perception of satisfaction with ourselves and our lives and increase our productiveness overall.
Date Time Format Credit Duration Location Instructor
4/28/201510am-11amInstructorPersonal Development1Bryan 113ComPsych

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
4/22/20152pm-5pmInstructorCommunication Diversity M/S (elective) Organizational Culture Performance Management Personal Development Teambuilding3Foust 216BDr. Penelope Pynes, Associate Provost, International Programs Center

Navigating the Workplace through the Power of Play: Part I

Two-part workshop on developing your improvisational skills to create a more joyful and productive workplace. Led by award-winning teacher, scholar, and performer, Dr. Omar Ali combines cutting-edge research in developmental psychology, improv theater, and philosophy by taking participants/players 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 work on play and performance to life. Part I explores Learning and Development through Play.
Date Time Format Credit Duration Location Instructor
4/22/201511am-12pmInstructorCommunication M/S (elective) Organizational Culture Performance Management Personal Development Teambuilding1Bryan 113Omar H. Ali, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies, African American & African Diaspora Studies

Navigating the Workplace through the Power of Play: Part II

Two-part workshop on developing your improvisational skills to create a more joyful and productive workplace. Led by award-winning teacher, scholar, and performer, Dr. Omar Ali combines cutting-edge research in developmental psychology, improv theater, and philosophy by taking participants/players 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 work on play and performance to life. Part II will focus on Creativity, Productivity, and Possibilities within the workplace.
Date Time Format Credit Duration Location Instructor
4/29/201511am-12pmInstructorCommunication M/S (elective) Performance Management Personal Development Organizational Culture1Bryan 113Omar H. Ali, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies, African American & African Diaspora Studies

The Sandwich Generation: Balancing Your Personal Life with the Needs of Your Older Parents or Loved Ones

Most of us reach a point in life when parents or elderly relatives begin to require more attention and time, and sometimes, our financial support as well. Caring for an older person can be complicated and few of us are trained for the many aspects of that care. Providing care for an elder is a very personal matter. No two situations are the same and there are no simple solutions. You can, though, benefit from following some practical suggestions. Balancing work, family and care-giving responsibilities can present some challenges. This workshop provides an overview of information to help the participant cope with their personal life while dealing with their elder's needs.
Date Time Format Credit Duration Location Instructor
4/21/201512pm-1pmInstructorPersonal Development1Bryan 113ComPsych

Policies

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
4/30/20159am - 4:30pmInstructorDiversity M/S (mandatory) Organization Culture Policies Teambuilding11.5Bryan 113Angela L. Mahoney, PHR, HR Consultant - Classification/Compensation (SPA)

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
4/28/20151:30pm-3:00pmInstructorM/S (core) Policies1.5Bryan 113Kathy Watford, Employee Services Supervisor, HR and Marcia Rey, Employee Services Specialist, HR

Undergraduate/Graduate Student Forms Training

The workshop will provide a primer on Undergraduate and Graduate Student employee personnel action forms.
Date Time Format Credit Duration Location Instructor
4/20/20153:00pm-5:00pmInstructorM/S (core) Policies2Bryan 113Mitzi Burchinal, Director of Budget, Personnel and Planning, Graduate School; Tammie Hill, Employee Services Operations Manager, Human Resources

Process Improvement

Teambuilding

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
4/30/20159am - 4:30pmInstructorDiversity M/S (mandatory) Organization Culture Policies Teambuilding11.5Bryan 113Angela 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
4/22/20152pm-5pmInstructorCommunication Diversity M/S (elective) Organizational Culture Performance Management Personal Development Teambuilding3Foust 216BDr. Penelope Pynes, Associate Provost, International Programs Center

Navigating the Workplace through the Power of Play: Part I

Two-part workshop on developing your improvisational skills to create a more joyful and productive workplace. Led by award-winning teacher, scholar, and performer, Dr. Omar Ali combines cutting-edge research in developmental psychology, improv theater, and philosophy by taking participants/players 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 work on play and performance to life. Part I explores Learning and Development through Play.
Date Time Format Credit Duration Location Instructor
4/22/201511am-12pmInstructorCommunication M/S (elective) Organizational Culture Performance Management Personal Development Teambuilding1Bryan 113Omar H. Ali, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies, African American & African Diaspora Studies

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