Human Resources


2016 Course Catalog




All courses in the HR Professional Development catalog are FREE to UNCG employees unless otherwise stated. Courses are held during regular business hours and most courses take place in the Human Resources training room (Bryan 113). There must be a minimum of 5 participants registered in order for the course to be held. If the minimum participation is not met within 24 hours of the course it will be canceled and all registered participants will receive notification. 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 & Customer Service

Introductory American Sign Language - Part I

This four-part series gives you a quick introduction to American Sign Language (ASL) focusing on conversations and phrases that are useful in day-to-day office interactions. Because the sessions will build on one another, it is strongly recommended that you take all four two-hour sessions offered in a compact four-week period. Don't miss this special opportunity to receive an introduction to ASL and Deaf culture and learn useful phrases that can be used in the workplace. In Part I, participants will learn about fingerspelling in ASL, greetings, goodbyes, etiquette and social niceties within Deaf culture, introduction and self-identification. Intended Audience: This four part series is geared to UNCG Employees who would like to learn to converse in ASL. This is an introductory course and can be used as a refresher. *For Faculty/Staff Only* Participants are encouraged to commit to attending all sessions. Each session builds upon the last session.
Date Time Format Duration Location Instructor
2/26/201610am-12pmInstructor2Bryan 113"Professions in Deafness faculty in the SES department Lynne Allen, Lecturer Claudia Pagliaro, Professor Glenda Torres, Lecturer

Introductory American Sign Language - Part II

This four-part series gives you a quick introduction to American Sign Language (ASL) focusing on conversations and phrases that are useful in day-to-day office interactions. Because the sessions will build on one another, it is strongly recommended that you take all four two-hour sessions offered in a compact four-week period. Don't miss this special opportunity to receive an introduction to ASL and Deaf culture and learn useful phrases that can be used in the workplace. In Part II, participants will increase their conversational ability by learning basic questions in ASL and strategies when communicating with Deaf individuals. Intended Audience: This four part series is geared to UNCG Employees who would like to learn to converse in ASL. This is an introductory course and can be used as a refresher. *For Faculty/Staff Only* Participants are encouraged to commit to attending all sessions. Each session builds upon the last session.
Date Time Format Duration Location Instructor
3/4/201610am-12pmInstructor2Bryan 113Professions in Deafness faculty in the SES department Lynne Allen, Lecturer Claudia Pagliaro, Professor Glenda Torres, Lecturer

Introductory American Sign Language - Part III

This four-part series gives you a quick introduction to American Sign Language (ASL) focusing on conversations and phrases that are useful in day-to-day office interactions. Because the sessions will build on one another, it is strongly recommended that you take all four two-hour sessions offered in a compact four-week period. Don't miss this special opportunity to receive an introduction to ASL and Deaf culture and learn useful phrases that can be used in the workplace. In Part III, participants will further increase conversational ability and will learn numbers, time references, via hands on activities. Intended Audience: This four part series is geared to UNCG Employees who would like to learn to converse in ASL. This is an introductory course and can be used as a refresher. *For Faculty/Staff Only* Participants are encouraged to commit to attending all sessions. Each session builds upon the last session.
Date Time Format Duration Location Instructor
3/18/201610am-12pmInstructor2Bryan 113Professions in Deafness faculty in the SES department Lynne Allen, Lecturer Claudia Pagliaro, Professor Glenda Torres, Lecturer

Introductory American Sign Language - Part IV

This four-part series gives you a quick introduction to American Sign Language (ASL) focusing on conversations and phrases that are useful in day-to-day office interactions. Because the sessions will build on one another, it is strongly recommended that you take all four two-hour sessions offered in a compact four-week period. Don't miss this special opportunity to receive an introduction to ASL and Deaf culture and learn useful phrases that can be used in the workplace. In Part IV, participants will further increase conversational ability putting all the course work together in order to conduct simple conversations. A panel of Deaf individuals will be invited to present and engage in authentic conversations with students. Intended Audience: This four part series is geared to UNCG Employees who would like to learn to converse in ASL. This is an introductory course and can be used as a refresher. *For Faculty/Staff Only* Participants are encouraged to commit to attending all sessions. Each session builds upon the last session.
Date Time Format Duration Location Instructor
4/1/201610am-12pmInstructor2Bryan 113Professions in Deafness faculty in the SES department Lynne Allen, Lecturer Claudia Pagliaro, Professor Glenda Torres, Lecturer

IT STARTS WITH DESIGN: Improving Your Presentations with Simple Digital Design Advice

When preparing for a presentation using PowerPoint or Prezi, it is important to know that you and your presentation should complement one another. For instance, it is a best practice to create balance between you and your slides so that one form of communication (your slide) isn't overpowering your other form of communication (your voice). You should also try to keep slide text to a minimum, and use fonts and colors that compliment your presentation and are readable. This workshop, co-presented by the Digital Media Commons and Digital ACT Studio, will introduce users to some helpful tips for improving the aesthetic quality of their presentations, from a digital design perspective. Armondo Collins, Head of the Digital Media Commons, and Dr. Lindsay Sabatino, the Director of the Digital ACT Studio, will guide users through some best practices that mixes a hands-on technical experience with ideas on improving the rhetorical effectiveness of your visual presentations. All participants are asked to bring a PowerPoint presentation that they don't mind getting dirty. Intended Audience: All employees who present or are interested in learning how to present using PowerPoint or Prezi.
Date Time Format Duration Location Instructor
3/22/201610am-11amInstructor1CITIlab, Jackson LibraryArmondo Collins, Head of the Digital Media Commons, Jackson Library; Dr. Lindsay Sabatino, Director of the Digital ACT Studio, Jackson Library

Ka-Pow! Creating Powerful Presentations

This fast-paced session will provide insight on what to do and not to do when designing presentations. Learn how to use visuals, stories, data, and cases to inform and inspire your audience, and learn how to inject audience interaction into your presentations. Resources and tips will be provided. Please note, this session does not focus on how to create Powerpoint presentations. Intended Audience: Anyone who gives presentations as part of her/his job role. *For Faculty/Staff only.*
Date Time Format Duration Location Instructor
2/11/201610am-12pmInstructor2Bryan 113Kimberly Kappler Hewitt, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Educational Leadership and Cultural Foundations FTLC Fellow for Teaching with Technology and Online Learning

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

This workshop 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. Targeted Audience: All interested employees. *For Faculty/Staff only.*
Date Time Format Duration Location Instructor
3/15/201610am-12pmInstructor2Bryan 113Vidyaranya Gargeya, Ph.D., Professor and Head of the Department Information Systems and Supply Chain Management

Cultural Engagement

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 Duration Location Instructor
4/20/20162pm-5pmInstructor3Foust 206Dr. Penelope Pynes, Associate Provost, International Programs Center

Transforming the Workplace through the Power of Play - Workshop 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. Targeted Audience: All employees invited; and if you have been, bring a friend!
Date Time Format Duration Location Instructor
3/21/201611:45am-12:45pmInstructor1Bryan 113Omar Ali, Ph.D., Interim Dean of the Lloyd International Honors College and Associate Professor of Comparative African Diaspora History

Transforming the Workplace through the Power of Play - Workshop 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. Targeted Audience: All employees invited; and if you have been, bring a friend!
Date Time Format Duration Location Instructor
3/28/201611:45am-12:45pmInstructor1Bryan 113Omar Ali, Ph.D., Interim Dean of the Lloyd International Honors College and Associate Professor of Comparative African Diaspora History

Transforming the Workplace through the Power of Play - Workshop 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. Targeted Audience: All employees invited; and if you have been, bring a friend!
Date Time Format Duration Location Instructor
4/4/201611:45am-12:45pmInstructor1Bryan 113Omar Ali, Ph.D., Interim Dean of the Lloyd International Honors College and Associate Professor of Comparative African Diaspora History

Leadership

Behavioral Interviewing

How to get the right people in the right job - Learn techniques to assist you in keeping it legal, eliminating theoretical answers, utilizing open ended questions, and evaluating past experiences to predict future behavior. Behavioral based interviewing is highlighted. Targeted Audience: All interested employees. *For Faculty/Staff only.*
Date Time Format Duration Location Instructor
4/13/20169am-11amInstructor2Bryan 113Deb Carley Interim Associate Vice Chancellor, Human Resources

Equal Employment Opportunity Institute (EEOI)

This very informative workshop focuses on federal and state EEO laws, anti-discrimination practices; and the values of diversity. The Equal Employment Opportunity Institute (EEOI) helps managers understand important employment discrimination laws and how they impact day-to-day managerial decisions. Case studies and other activities are used to learn how to apply laws and principles to create fair, equitable, and inclusive work environments. The skills taught in EEOI enable managers to address complex diversity issues in a legally compliant manner. This workshop covers 2 days. Day 1: 9am to 4:30pm and Day 2: 9am to 1:30pm 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. Target Group: This course is designed for managers and supervisors. *For Faculty/Staff only.* Note: A minimum of 8 participants are required. This workshop covers 2 days.
Date Time Format Duration Location Instructor
4/27/20169am - 4:30pmInstructor11.5Bryan 113Angela L. Mahoney, PHR, HR Consultant - Classification/Compensation (SPA)

Practical Ethics: Professional Life Beyond the Legal Minimum

While the law provides a baseline for decision-making, much of our professional life is guided by ethical values. What are our core ethical values and how do we apply them in making workplace decisions? How can we avoid common reasoning errors that lead to ethically questionable choices? Ethical leadership requires ongoing utilization of the ethics toolbox. Join us for a frank discussion of ethics tools, framework, challenges, and practical solutions to real problems faced by professionals. Recommended audience: Anyone who has to or will make decisions. *Faculty/Staff Only.*
Date Time Format Duration Location Instructor
3/29/20162pm-4pmInstructor2Bryan 113Wade Maki Senior Lecturer, Department of Philosophy

Process of Continuous Improvement: The Devil is in the Detail!

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. Targeted Audience: All interested employees. *For Faculty/Staff only.*
Date Time Format Duration Location Instructor
4/12/201610am-12pmInstructor2Bryan 113Vidyaranya Gargeya, Ph.D., Professor and Head of the Department Information Systems and Supply Chain Management

RUN, HIDE, FIGHT - Active Shooter Training

This workshop provides information on surviving an active shooter incident. "Shots Fired!" is the last thing you expect to hear in the workplace or at school. Unfortunately, the possibility of this violent event taking place in your community has become a reality that employees and students have to deal with. Although no one is exempt from this threat, injury or death does not have to be the inevitable outcome. At the conclusion of this workshop, attendees will recognize the sound of gunfire, demonstrate the three response options, explain when each option should be used, and describe your interaction with law enforcement when they arrive. Targeted Audience: All Students, Staff, and Faculty.
Date Time Format Duration Location Instructor
3/15/201610am-11:30amInstructor1.51200 W. Gate City Blvd. UNCG Police Building (ECC)Steve Dedona, Professional Standards Lieutenant; Brandy Hopkins, Professional Standards Officer

State Authorization Compliance Professional Development Seminar

Background: Beginning in 2010 the rules of the game for online, distance education, and students participating in internships, practica, and field experiences changed, as an update to the Higher Education Act required institutions offering such programming to meet state requirements. The implications of this ruling are far reaching and have the ability to impact an institution's ability to offer title IV funds. Course Overview and Purpose: State Authorization Compliance is a one-hour seminar intended to give individuals an excellent introduction to the basic principles and core concepts of State Authorization rules, regulations, legislation, and risk mitigation. From this background, attendees will then develop a good understanding of the wide range of implications as they relate to state authorization and accreditation, distance education, marketing, recruiting, internships, practica, and out of state employees. The seminar will be relevant to a wide range of faculty and staff from differing backgrounds including leaders in online and distance learning, department heads, program directors, financial aid, enrollment management, admissions, strategy, and regulation and compliance. The workshop is open to any employee of the university who has the propensity to impact out-of-state educational activities. **For Faculty/Staff Only**
Date Time Format Duration Location Instructor
2/24/20169:30am-11:00amInstructor1Bryan 113Jana Walser-Smith, State Authorization Compliance Officer

Understanding Discipline and Grievance Procedures: The Importance of Coaching to Success

The aim of this course is help UNCG employees to better understand the value of coaching and how the discipline process works. Discussion will also include the University's Grievance processes. Emphasis will be placed on the employee's role and responsibility in ensuring their success. Targeted Audience: All employees
Date Time Format Duration Location Instructor
3/22/20162pm-4pmInstructor2Bryan 113Calvin Holloway, SPHR, HR Business Partner - Employee Relations Specialty

Personal Development

Balancing Work and Life

Using the philosophy that "those who are happy at home perform better on the job," this workshop was developed for those who feel burdened with too many responsibilities and without enough time for personal enjoyment. This workshop will help participants explore and define home responsibilities, identify career requirements and prioritize leisure time. The resulting better balance will help achieve more in one's career and at home. At the end of this workshop, you will be able to: Identify the components of a balanced lifestyle * Describe the concept of balance * Identify what is out of balance in your life * Describe how notions of balance have changed over time in your life and historically * Identify the relationship between stress and balance Identify and explore the balance between home responsibilities, career requirements and leisure activities * Describe how to create your own balance diagram * Identify the right questions to achieve balance * Describe the role of prioritization, limit setting and time management to balancing work and life * Identify tips and suggestions on how to achieve balance * Identify a personalized action plan to achieve balance in your life Target Audience: Individuals interested in learning techniques to live a more balanced lifestyle. *For Faculty/Staff only.*
Date Time Format Duration Location Instructor
4/13/201612pm-1pmInstructor1Bryan 113ComPsych

Communicating the Tough Stuff to Your Child: Drugs, Alcohol, Sex and Peer Pressure

It can be tough to be a teenager today - and tough to be a parent of a teenager. It's easy to be overwhelmed by stories about adolescents and violence, sex, drugs, suicides, alcohol and crime. All of these concerns are very real, but the very good news is most teenagers really are OK. The relationship you've had with your child all these years will play a big part in how your teenager will act and grow now that they are older. As your child matures, your relationship will change and become different, but it can still be positive and close. If you know what to expect, if you can look at things through your teenager's eyes, it will help both of you. This workshop helps parents learn communication methods to talk to their teen. At the end of this workshop, you will be able to: Identify the attributes of a healthy parent/teen relationship * Identify why certain subjects are difficult to broach with your teen and recognize your own present level of comfort * Describe how trust, respect, transparency and discipline can be cultivated in your relationship * Identify the parent's responsibility in addressing difficult subjects Identify what factors contribute to teen pregnancy and drug abuse * Describe the influence of peer culture on your child * Describe how family problems and parental modeling place children at risk * Identify ways to monitor your child's risk factors Identify strategies for addressing difficult subjects with your child/teen * Describe useful guidelines for discussing alcohol and drug use * Identify helpful tips for addressing sexuality with your preteen * Identify the common mistakes parents make in attempting to communicate with their children Target Audience: Parents or anyone interested in learning how communicate difficult subject matter to teens. *For Faculty/Staff only.*
Date Time Format Duration Location Instructor
2/10/201612pm-1pmInstructor1Bryan 113ComPsych

FUNdamentals of Ergonomics in the work environment (and Beyond)!

The International Ergonomics Association defines ergonomics or human factors as follows: Ergonomics (or human factors) is the scientific discipline concerned with the understanding of interactions among humans and other elements of a system, and the profession that applies theory, principles, data and methods to design in order to optimize human well-being and overall system performance. The goal of ergonomics (or human factors) is to reduce stress and eliminate injuries and disorders associated with overuse of muscles, bad posture, and repeated tasks. This fun course is designed to help you evaluate your work positions to prevent injury and increase efficiency. There will be real world demonstrations which will help attendees understand how important body position is to your daily activities. Each student will pick up techniques to improve their daily work experience, prevent injuries, and live a healthier life! Target Audience: Faculty and Staff
Date Time Format Duration Location Instructor
4/26/201611am-12pmInstructor1Bryan 113Todd Beck, CSP, Industrial Hygiene Manager, Department of Environmental Health and Safety

Healthy Food Choices on the Go

Don't allow changes in your normal routine to cause you to fall off track with good nutrition. Whether you are a frequent traveler, packing meals to bring to work or spending more time in your car lately, "Healthy Food Choices on the Go" will help you identify opportunities to improve your food choices no matter what situation you find yourself in. At the end of this workshop you will be able to: * Understand the benefits of good nutrition on your body and mind * Learn how to plan ahead for healthy meal options on the go * Improve menu-reading skills to identify healthy choices * Identify healthy snacks to keep on hand Target Audience: Anyone who frequently eats outside of the home and is looking for ways to improve his or her dining habits. *For Faculty/Staff only.*
Date Time Format Duration Location Instructor
3/30/201612pm-1pmInstructor1Bryan 113ComPsych

Helping Your Child Set Goals for the Future

Research has shown that parents have the greatest impact and influence on their children's career choices. Helping your children to explore and identify their interests from an early age not only aids them in defining themselves, but will also help them make decisions about how they want their life to be. The more exposure you can give your children to the opportunities available to them, the more likely they will set exciting and achievable goals for themselves as they grow into adulthood. At the end of this workshop, you will be able to: Identify ways to develop your child's interests * Describe how to expose your child to varied interests * Describe how to use reinforcement and questioning to help your child develop curiosity Identify ways to avoid interfering in the process * Describe how parental anxiety and notions of perfection and competition can sabotage development * Describe the impact of parental modeling on goal development * Describe the importance of play and unstructured time Describe ways to motivate your child * Describe the difference between internal and external motivations * Identify how to move interests into potential careers * Describe how to create a plan to work on goals with your child Target Audience: Parents with pre-school, elementary, middle or high school aged children and those working professionally with children. *For Faculty/Staff only.*
Date Time Format Duration Location Instructor
2/17/20161pm-2pmInstructor1Bryan 113ComPsych

Learning to Relax

Stress is experienced in the body as tension. To manage stress we have several choices: reduce or eliminate the stressor, think about the stressor differently so it no longer causes tension or change the way our body reacts to stress. The course will address the third option through exploring a variety of relaxation techniques to calm the body and mind. The class will allow participants to learn and experience several simple relaxation tools such as progressive muscle relaxation, abdominal relaxation breathing and visualization. At the end of this workshop, you will be able to: Identify the benefits of relaxation * Lowering blood pressure * Reducing muscle tension and chronic pain * Reducing anger and frustration * Improving concentration and creativity Recognize the steps to perform several different relaxation methods such as: * Cultivating tension awareness * Progressive muscle relaxation * Abdominal or diaphragmatic breathing * Using sound and voice to relax * Laughter * Visualization Target Audience: Anyone who is interested in learning how to relax more efficiently. *For Faculty/Staff only.*
Date Time Format Duration Location Instructor
4/20/20161pm-2pmInstructor1Bryan 113ComPsych

Loving...YOU!: The Art of Self-Acceptance

Somewhere along the way, many of us have replaced our positive self-regard with a critical voice. Like a shadow, it hovers at our side, reminding us of our flaws and our unworthiness. To live a fulfilling, serene, happy life, we must learn to love and accept ourselves, flaws and all. This workshop covers the basics of self-acceptance, factors that contribute to a poor self-image and practical tips for loving yourself unconditionally. At the end of this workshop, you will be able to: Define self-acceptance and its manifestation: * Self-esteem vs. self-acceptance * Determine your self-regard Identify factors that contribute to low self-regard: * Childhood * Socioeconomic factors * Life experiences * Society and the media * The tyranny of the musts, oughts and shoulds Describe how to rekindle self-love: * Silencing the critic * 11-step prescription for self-love Describe ways of loving yourself: * Daily tips for greater self-acceptance Target Audience: Anyone seeking self-acceptance *For Faculty/Staff only.*
Date Time Format Duration Location Instructor
3/16/20161pm-2pmInstructor1Bryan 113ComPsych

Stress: A Way of Life or a Fact of Life

All aspects of work and life require stress - everyone experiences it. Experiencing stress is not all bad, but how we perceive stress is what's important. Stress is our body's normal response to any extra physical, mental or emotional demand we place on it. This workshop will help you to understand more about stress, identify your stressors and learn ways to cope with and manage high stress levels. At the end of this workshop, you will be able to: Describe what stress really is * Describe how stress affects your body * Describe how stress affects cognitive, emotional and behavioral aspects of life * Distinguish between positive and negative stress Identify ways to manage your stress * List the three keys to managing stress * Describe how you can determine what is causing you stress * Describe how to get control of your stressors Describe stress coping techniques * Describe techniques to help you cope with short-term stress * Describe techniques to help you cope with longer-term stress Target Audience: Anyone who would like to understand stress more fully, and learn ways to cope with it. *For Faculty/Staff only.*
Date Time Format Duration Location Instructor
4/6/20162pm-3pmInstructor1Bryan 113ComPsych

Teaching Your Kids How to Manage Money

Money is a difficult concept for children to grasp. They understand quickly that adults use money to purchase the things they need and want but for obvious reasons do not have insights into the other side of the balance sheet; that is, what it takes to acquire money. By encouraging children to gain experience with earning, saving and spending money, we can provide them with fundamental financial experience that can reduce the likelihood of financial difficulties often experienced in early adulthood. At the end of this workshop, you will be able to: Describe the experiences that will help your children learn how to manage money * Describe the difference between knowledge and understanding * Identify ways to lead by example in money management matters Describe age-appropriate strategies * Identify financial tasks children can take on as they continue to grow * Identify strategies to help older children transition to financial independence Target Audience: Parents who would like to instill good money management behaviors in their children. *For Faculty/Staff only.*
Date Time Format Duration Location Instructor
2/24/201612pm-1pmInstructor1Bryan 113ComPsych

The Confident You: Taking Charge of Your Life

Have you ever had something you really wanted to say to someone, but held it back because of some kind of fear or shyness? Have you ever given in to someone else's way, and then regretted doing so because you believed strongly in your position. Do you wish you had the confidence to stand up for yourself more firmly in some situations? This workshop will give you some tips on how to add the confidence that helps you feel like you're in control. At the end of this workshop, you will be able to: Describe what confidence means * Distinguish between confidence and cockiness * Identify the four keys to boosting your confidence Describe how to overcome fear of failure * Identify ways to keep track of past successes * Identify alternative ways to view "failure" * Describe how to get control of your stressors Describe how to use assertive communication * Differentiate between assertiveness and aggressiveness * Describe how to tell people what's on your mind without damaging relationships Identify how clear goals can boost your confidence * Describe the difference between a goal and a dream * Identify how to write powerful goals for yourself Target Audience: Anyone looking to boost their confidence and feel more in control of their life. *For Faculty/Staff only.*
Date Time Format Duration Location Instructor
3/23/201612pm-1pmInstructor1Bryan 113ComPsych

Time Management

Time management is about prioritizing and identifying time wasters. But how do you prioritize? What are time wasters? This workshop will explore a 5-step method that may assist you in your time management skills. Emphasis is placed on utilizing a "Priority Matrix" as well as other suggestions for better time management. After all, time management is really about managing yourself! Targeted Audience: All interested employees. *For Faculty/Staff only.*
Date Time Format Duration Location Instructor
3/3/20169am-11amInstructor2Bryan 113Deb Carley Interim Associate Vice Chancellor, Human Resources

Policies & Processes

EHRA (EPA) Non-Faculty Workshop I: Requesting an EPA Non-Faculty Position

This 2 hour course will review the current UNC General Administration guidelines for establishing or reclassifying an existing position to an EHRA (EPA) Non-Faculty designation. Learn to utilize the EHRA (EPA) Analysis Tool to determine if a position meets the designation criteria; understand the definitions for Senior Academic and Administrative Officer, and Instructional/Research/Public Service (IRPS) positions; and what forms and processes are required. Targeted Audience: Hiring managers/supervisors, department HR Liaisons and administrative support staff responsible for processing and communicating such actions.
Date Time Format Duration Location Instructor
3/8/201610am-12pmInstructor2Bryan 113Gwen Evans, MBA, SPHR, Human Resources Consultant - Classification & Compensation

EHRA (EPA) Non-Faculty Workshop II: Effective Job Descriptions and Org Charts

Get that position action request approved! This 1.5 hour course will guide you through the job description template and how to write effective job descriptions that meet the EHRA (EPA) designation criteria. Learn how to best describe the major functions of a position and determine minimal qualifications required. This class will also review the key components of an organizational chart and how to show an accurate visual of your organizational structure. Targeted Audience: Hiring managers/supervisors, department HR Liaisons and administrative support staff responsible for processing and communicating such actions. Prerequisites: Workshop I
Date Time Format Duration Location Instructor
3/9/201610am-11:30amInstructor1.5Bryan 113Gwen Evans, MBA, SPHR, Human Resources Consultant - Classification & Compensation

EHRA (EPA) Non-Faculty Workshop III: Salary Guidelines

This course will review the current UNC Board of Governors' policy and guidelines for fixing compensation and making salary adjustments. Find out what and how salary market and peer data is utilized; understand the BOG 10% process, what factors determine the type of salary adjustment, and what forms and processes are required. Targeted Audience: Hiring managers/supervisors, department HR Liaisons and administrative support staff responsible for processing and communicating such actions.
Date Time Format Duration Location Instructor
3/10/201610am-12pmInstructor2Bryan 113Gwen Evans, MBA, SPHR, Human Resources Consultant - Classification & Compensation

Fundamentals of UNCG Health and Safety Programs

Introductory course outlining the key programs required to keep employees safe, and maintain compliance with applicable regulatory requirements. **For Faculty/Staff Only**
Date Time Format Duration Location Instructor
3/23/201610am-11amInstructor1Bryan 113Robert Wilson, Safety Coordinator, Department of Environmental Health and Safety

Leave Management 101

This workshop provides information on leave policies for EPA Non-Faculty and SPA employees. Review of key leave policies to support time and attendance management; to include, but not limited to; vacation, sick, community service, voluntary shared leave, adverse weather, emergency closing, holidays, compensatory time and leave without pay. Expected Outcomes: At the conclusion of this workshop, attendees will understand the use for each type of leave as it relates to the employment category of the employee and be able to assist with policy interpretation for their department and employees. Targeted Audience: Supervisors, EHRA (EPA) Non-Faculty and SHRA (SPA) Employees, Time Entry Liaisons, and any Departmental Staff responsible for managing leave inquiries. *For Faculty/Staff only.* Required Prerequisite: Banner HR Time and Leave Entry
Date Time Format Duration Location Instructor
3/24/201610am-11:30amInstructor1.5Bryan 113Marcia Rey, Human Resources Specialist for EPA Non-Faculty; Rhonda Rogers, Human Resources Specialist for SPA Permanent

Managing Personnel Action Forms: SHRA (SPA) and EHRA (EPA) Non-Faculty Employment

This workshop will provide a primer on SHRA (SPA) and EHRA (EPA) Non-Faculty temporary and permanent personnel action forms, to include key EPAFs and PAFs. Procedural review will consist of the when and how to utilize available personnel action forms, EPAFs and PAFs. Expected Outcomes: At the completion of this workshop, participants will be able to identify the appropriate personnel action form, EPAF and PAF required to process employee transactions, how to correctly populate the date series and job change reason for an EPAF/PAF, and understand the correlation of when to utilize a paper-based form verses an EPAF/PAF. Targeted Audience: Administrative Support Staff, Business Managers and other campus Staff responsible for completing personnel action forms, EPAFs and PAFs. *For Faculty/Staff only.* Recommended Prerequisites: Banner HR: EPAF and PAFs
Date Time Format Duration Location Instructor
4/25/201610am-12pmInstructor2Bryan 113Kathy Watford, Human Resources Specialist for SHRA (SPA) Temporary; Marcia Rey, Human Resources Specialist for EHRA (EPA) Non-Faculty; Rhonda Rogers, Human Resources Specialist for SHRA (SPA) Permanent

Managing Personnel Action Forms: Undergraduate and Graduate Student Employment

This workshop will provide a primer on Undergraduate and Graduate eligibility requirements for student payroll and review of personnel action forms, to include key EPAFs. Procedural review will consist of the when and how to utilize available personnel action forms and EPAFs to ensure timely pay for student workers. Expected Outcomes: At the completion of this workshop, participants will understand the pre-employment requirements for undergraduate and graduate student workers, be able to identify the appropriate personnel action form or EPAF required to process student employment transactions, how to correctly populate the date series and job change reason for an EPAF, and understand the correlation of when to utilize a paper-based form verses an EPAF. Targeted Audience: Administrative Support Staff, Business Managers and other campus Staff responsible for completing personnel action forms, EPAFs and PAFs. *For Faculty/Staff only.* Required Prerequisite: Banner HR: EPAF and PAFs
Date Time Format Duration Location Instructor
2/25/201610am-12pmInstructor2Bryan 113 Mitzi Burchinal Director of Budget, Personnel and Planning, Graduate School; Cati Munoz , Human Resources Specialist for Undergraduate Students; Tammie Hill , Employee Services Operations Manager, Human Resources

Policy 101: Revising & Writing University Policies

Have you discovered that your department has policies that are out-dated and non-compliant? Are your current policies difficult read to understand? Has a recent issue revealed that there is a need for a new policy in your area? This one hour workshop will cover the policy revision and creation process at UNCG. From developing the initial idea to receiving institutional approval to creating an implementation plan, participants will receive step-by-step instruction on how to maneuver the policy process. Recommended Audience: All employees who handle creation and implementation of policies. *For Faculty/Staff only.*
Date Time Format Duration Location Instructor
3/1/20161pm-2pmInstructor1Bryan 113Shannon Bennett, Associate Chief of Staff, Office of the Chancellor

Recruiting for Success: Safe Hire Practices

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. Recommended Audience: Hiring managers, search committee chairs, and any employee involved in the hiring process. Suggested Additional Workshops: UNCGjobsearch series and Behavioral Interviewing
Date Time Format Duration Location Instructor
4/14/201610am-11:30amInstructor1.5Bryan 113Benita Peace, Deputy Director, Human Resources and Professional Development, Affirmative Action and ADA Compliance Officer

SHRA (SPA) Position Description and Employee Competency Assessment Forms

A brief review of Career Banding competencies and competency levels and Career Banding terminology followed by instructions for completing the Job Description and Employee Competency Assessment forms. This workshop provides information on evaluating business needs, determining required levels of competencies, and applying that knowledge to observing, documenting, and assessing competency development in employees. The process and steps in the establishment of new positions, reclassifications and career progression adjustments are addressed. Please feel free to bring a Position Description and/or Employee Competency Assessment forms for a specific position in your area to receive assistance in completing. Targeted Audience: This workshop is primarily intended for supervisors and managers, who complete Position Descriptions and Employee Competency Assessment Forms. *For Faculty/Staff only.*
Date Time Format Duration Location Instructor
3/30/20169am-10:30amInstructor1.5Bryan 113Angela L. Mahoney, PHR, HR Consultant - Classification/Compensation (SPA)

UNCGjobsearch - Part I: Creating a Posting for EHRA (EPA)/SHRA (SPA)

A three-part workshop that is designed to aid you and will enable you to comfortably navigate the jobsearch system processes. This workshop will enhance your jobsearch knowledge and provide insights on how to use the tools available effectively and efficiently. Instruction will be given through hands-on simulation and/or scenarios. Part I: Creating a Posting for EPA/SPA Covered topics include: * Importance of the Position Summary * External Advertising Sources and Text * Automated Reference Letter Collection * Supplemental Questions * Search Committee and Ranking Criteria * Position Description's MUST be uploaded * Recruitment Range * Explain what can delay a position from being posted At the end of this workshop, you will be able to: * Transition the posting created for approval. Targeted Audience: All employees who use jobsearch as part of their job duties, such as, Administrative Support, Business Officers, Business Services Coordinators, and Hiring Assistants. *For Faculty/Staff only.* Note: A maximum of 10 participants. To be taken in conjunction with Part II and Part III. *Must attend all three workshops.*
Date Time Format Duration Location Instructor
3/8/201611am-12:30pmInstructor1.5Bryan 211Natalie Jacobs, Talent Acquisition Specialist, Human Resources

UNCGjobsearch - Part II: Review and Transition of Applicants

A three-part workshop that is designed to aid you and will enable you to comfortably navigate the jobsearch system processes. This workshop will enhance your jobsearch knowledge and provide insights on how to use the tools available effectively and efficiently. Instruction will be given through hands-on simulation and/or scenarios. Part II: Review and Transition of Applicants Covered topics include: * Review of Supplemental Answers * Downloading into PDF files * Adding Application Information Columns Key Recruitment/Safe Hire practices and policies: * Selecting applicants that are the most qualified and dependent based on the information provided by the applicant * Being consistent in the applicant selection * Do not assume an applicant will not be interested in the position based on certain factors included in the application provided * Review the Not Selected reasons, if a Hiring Assistant is unable to use one of those reasons to Not Interview an applicant, then contact HR to discuss immediately * Brief review of the Priority Policies * Why applicants must be approved by the University AA Officer before interviews can be conducted At the end of this workshop, you will be able to: * Transition an applicant to the Recommendation for Hire workflow state. Targeted Audience: All employees who use jobsearch as part of their job duties, such as, Administrative Support, Business Officers, Business Services Coordinators, and Hiring Assistants. *For Faculty/Staff only.* Note: A maximum of 10 participants. To be taken in conjunction with Part I and Part III. *Must attend all three workshops.* Prerequisites: Part I: Creating a Posting for EHRA (EPA)/SHRA (SPA)
Date Time Format Duration Location Instructor
3/9/201611am-12:30pmInstructor1.5Bryan 211Natalie Jacobs, Talent Acquisition Specialist, Human Resources

UNCGjobsearch - Part III: Creating a Hiring Proposal

A three-part workshop that is designed to aid you and will enable you to comfortably navigate the jobsearch system processes. This workshop will enhance your jobsearch knowledge and provide insights on how to use the tools available effectively and efficiently. Instruction will be given through hands-on simulation and/or scenarios. Part III: Creating a Hiring Proposal Covered topics include: * How to transition the Hiring Proposal * Workflows for EPA/SPA * EPA choices * Why it is important to choose the correct Hiring Proposal * Justification of chosen candidate is important * Competency Justification for SPA New Hires * Salary approval, Equity Review * Approve Hiring Proposals * Fill Postings * See history of Posting * Explanation of what can delay the Offer process At the end of this workshop, you will be able to: * Understand the jobsearch process and complete a hiring proposal. Targeted Audience: All employees who use jobsearch as part of their job duties, such as, Administrative Support, Business Officers, Business Services Coordinators, and Hiring Assistants. *For Faculty/Staff only.* Note: A maximum of 10 participants. To be taken in conjunction with Part I and Part II. *Must attend all three workshops.* Prerequisites: Part I: Creating a Posting for EPA/SPA & Part II: Review and Transition of Applicants
Date Time Format Duration Location Instructor
3/10/201611am-12:30pmInstructor1.5Bryan 211Natalie Jacobs, Talent Acquisition Specialist, Human Resources

Understanding and Preventing Sexual Harassment at UNCG

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 provide 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. Recommended Audience: All employees.*For Faculty/Staff only.*
Date Time Format Duration Location Instructor
4/19/201610am-12pmInstructor2Bryan 113Benita Peace, Deputy Director, Human Resources and Professional Development, Affirmative Action and ADA Compliance Officer

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