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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

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
11/18/2014 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

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

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
11/18/2014 2pm-5pmInstructorCommunication Diversity M/S (elective) Performance Management Personal Development3 hoursFoust 206Dr. Penelope Pynes, Associate Provost, International Programs Center

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

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

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
11/18/2014 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 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

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

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

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

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
11/18/2014 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 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

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

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

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

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
11/18/2014 2pm-5pmInstructorCommunication Diversity M/S (elective) Performance Management Personal Development3 hoursFoust 206Dr. Penelope Pynes, Associate Provost, International Programs Center

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

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

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

Process Improvement

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

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

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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