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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
4/21/20159:30am-11:30amInstructorCommunication Diversity Leadership M/S (elective) Organizational Culture Performance Management Teambuilding2Bryan 113Shirley 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
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

Preventing Bullying and Mobbing in the Workplace

This workshop will focus on Bullying and Mobbing as aspects of subtle workplace violence. Participants will learn ways of identifying bullying and mobbing behaviors and developing ways of confronting bullies and mobbers.
Date Time Format Credit Duration Location Instructor
4/14/20159am-11amInstructorCommunication Leadership M/S (elective) Organizational Culture Performance Management Teambuilding2Bryan 113Thomas Matyˇk, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies Department of Peace and Conflict Studies

Simulation of Organizations

This simulation is simple, non-threatening, and challenging to the individual. Yet, it has profound effects for people as they attempt to understand and make sense of the experience. This simulation displays in a very real way, how difficult it is to communicate across organization structures, allows participants to experience decision-making and role ambiguity at a different level of the organization than they may presently be used to, allows for feedback from other parts of the organization on their participation in a simple task, and provides the experience of leading at whatever level of the organization they happen to find themselves.
Date Time Format Credit Duration Location Instructor
4/8/20151:30pm-3:30pmInstructorCommunication M/S (elective) Organizational Culture Performance Management Process Improvement Teambuilding2Bryan 113Dr. Patrick Madsen, Director, Career Services Center

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
4/21/20159:30am-11:30amInstructorCommunication Diversity Leadership M/S (elective) Organizational Culture Performance Management Teambuilding2Bryan 113Shirley Landry, Faculty, Center for Creative Leadership

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

Understanding and Responding to Discrimination and Harassment

This workshop will increase your knowledge about sexual harassment and sexual misconduct in order to help prevent its occurrence. It will define what sexual harassment and sexual misconduct mean and what they don't mean, as well as an understanding of the difference between the two. The course will produce an environment for dialogue about sexual harassment and sexual misconduct at UNCG, how to provide support and resources for victims, the procedures to be followed when one is made aware of an incident, and understanding your role and responsibility in ensuring UNCG is free of sexual harassment and sexual misconduct.
Date Time Format Credit Duration Location Instructor
3/31/20152pm-4pmInstructorDiversity Leadership M/S (core) Organizational Culture Performance Management Policies Teambuilding2Bryan 113Benita Peace, Director, Talent Acquisition/Affirmative Action Officer, HR

Leadership

Building an Engaged and Innovative Team

Change the status quo, believe in thinking differently, and bring unconventional thinking to business challenges! Join this workshop and explore the topic of teamwork through experiential exercises, idea generating methods and processes to achieve engagement, collaboration, and innovation.
Date Time Format Credit Duration Location Instructor
4/21/20159:30am-11:30amInstructorCommunication Diversity Leadership M/S (elective) Organizational Culture Performance Management Teambuilding2Bryan 113Shirley Landry, Faculty, Center for Creative Leadership

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
4/8/20159am-12pmInstructorLeadership M/S (core) Performance Management Policies3Bryan 113Angela L. Mahoney, PHR, HR Consultant-Classification/Compensation Manager, HR

Preventing Bullying and Mobbing in the Workplace

This workshop will focus on Bullying and Mobbing as aspects of subtle workplace violence. Participants will learn ways of identifying bullying and mobbing behaviors and developing ways of confronting bullies and mobbers.
Date Time Format Credit Duration Location Instructor
4/14/20159am-11amInstructorCommunication Leadership M/S (elective) Organizational Culture Performance Management Teambuilding2Bryan 113Thomas Matyˇk, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies Department of Peace and Conflict Studies

Simulation of Organizations

This simulation is simple, non-threatening, and challenging to the individual. Yet, it has profound effects for people as they attempt to understand and make sense of the experience. This simulation displays in a very real way, how difficult it is to communicate across organization structures, allows participants to experience decision-making and role ambiguity at a different level of the organization than they may presently be used to, allows for feedback from other parts of the organization on their participation in a simple task, and provides the experience of leading at whatever level of the organization they happen to find themselves.
Date Time Format Credit Duration Location Instructor
4/8/20151:30pm-3:30pmInstructorCommunication M/S (elective) Organizational Culture Performance Management Process Improvement Teambuilding2Bryan 113Dr. Patrick Madsen, Director, Career Services Center

Understanding and Responding to Discrimination and Harassment

This workshop will increase your knowledge about sexual harassment and sexual misconduct in order to help prevent its occurrence. It will define what sexual harassment and sexual misconduct mean and what they don't mean, as well as an understanding of the difference between the two. The course will produce an environment for dialogue about sexual harassment and sexual misconduct at UNCG, how to provide support and resources for victims, the procedures to be followed when one is made aware of an incident, and understanding your role and responsibility in ensuring UNCG is free of sexual harassment and sexual misconduct.
Date Time Format Credit Duration Location Instructor
3/31/20152pm-4pmInstructorDiversity Leadership M/S (core) Organizational Culture Performance Management Policies Teambuilding2Bryan 113Benita Peace, Director, Talent Acquisition/Affirmative Action Officer, HR

Managerial and Supervisory Development

Building an Engaged and Innovative Team

Change the status quo, believe in thinking differently, and bring unconventional thinking to business challenges! Join this workshop and explore the topic of teamwork through experiential exercises, idea generating methods and processes to achieve engagement, collaboration, and innovation.
Date Time Format Credit Duration Location Instructor
4/21/20159:30am-11:30amInstructorCommunication Diversity Leadership M/S (elective) Organizational Culture Performance Management Teambuilding2Bryan 113Shirley Landry, Faculty, Center for Creative Leadership

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

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
4/8/20159am-12pmInstructorLeadership M/S (core) Performance Management Policies3Bryan 113Angela L. Mahoney, PHR, HR Consultant-Classification/Compensation Manager, HR

Preventing Bullying and Mobbing in the Workplace

This workshop will focus on Bullying and Mobbing as aspects of subtle workplace violence. Participants will learn ways of identifying bullying and mobbing behaviors and developing ways of confronting bullies and mobbers.
Date Time Format Credit Duration Location Instructor
4/14/20159am-11amInstructorCommunication Leadership M/S (elective) Organizational Culture Performance Management Teambuilding2Bryan 113Thomas Matyˇk, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies Department of Peace and Conflict Studies

Simulation of Organizations

This simulation is simple, non-threatening, and challenging to the individual. Yet, it has profound effects for people as they attempt to understand and make sense of the experience. This simulation displays in a very real way, how difficult it is to communicate across organization structures, allows participants to experience decision-making and role ambiguity at a different level of the organization than they may presently be used to, allows for feedback from other parts of the organization on their participation in a simple task, and provides the experience of leading at whatever level of the organization they happen to find themselves.
Date Time Format Credit Duration Location Instructor
4/8/20151:30pm-3:30pmInstructorCommunication M/S (elective) Organizational Culture Performance Management Process Improvement Teambuilding2Bryan 113Dr. Patrick Madsen, Director, Career Services Center

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
4/2/201510am-12pmInstructorM/S (core) Policies2Bryan 113Mitzi Burchinal, Director of Budget, Personnel and Planning, Graduate School; Tammie Hill, Employee Services Operations Manager, Human Resources

Understanding and Responding to Discrimination and Harassment

This workshop will increase your knowledge about sexual harassment and sexual misconduct in order to help prevent its occurrence. It will define what sexual harassment and sexual misconduct mean and what they don't mean, as well as an understanding of the difference between the two. The course will produce an environment for dialogue about sexual harassment and sexual misconduct at UNCG, how to provide support and resources for victims, the procedures to be followed when one is made aware of an incident, and understanding your role and responsibility in ensuring UNCG is free of sexual harassment and sexual misconduct.
Date Time Format Credit Duration Location Instructor
3/31/20152pm-4pmInstructorDiversity Leadership M/S (core) Organizational Culture Performance Management Policies Teambuilding2Bryan 113Benita Peace, Director, Talent Acquisition/Affirmative Action Officer, HR

Organizational Culture

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
4/21/20159:30am-11:30amInstructorCommunication Diversity Leadership M/S (elective) Organizational Culture Performance Management Teambuilding2Bryan 113Shirley Landry, Faculty, Center for Creative Leadership

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

Preventing Bullying and Mobbing in the Workplace

This workshop will focus on Bullying and Mobbing as aspects of subtle workplace violence. Participants will learn ways of identifying bullying and mobbing behaviors and developing ways of confronting bullies and mobbers.
Date Time Format Credit Duration Location Instructor
4/14/20159am-11amInstructorCommunication Leadership M/S (elective) Organizational Culture Performance Management Teambuilding2Bryan 113Thomas Matyˇk, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies Department of Peace and Conflict Studies

Simulation of Organizations

This simulation is simple, non-threatening, and challenging to the individual. Yet, it has profound effects for people as they attempt to understand and make sense of the experience. This simulation displays in a very real way, how difficult it is to communicate across organization structures, allows participants to experience decision-making and role ambiguity at a different level of the organization than they may presently be used to, allows for feedback from other parts of the organization on their participation in a simple task, and provides the experience of leading at whatever level of the organization they happen to find themselves.
Date Time Format Credit Duration Location Instructor
4/8/20151:30pm-3:30pmInstructorCommunication M/S (elective) Organizational Culture Performance Management Process Improvement Teambuilding2Bryan 113Dr. Patrick Madsen, Director, Career Services Center

Understanding and Responding to Discrimination and Harassment

This workshop will increase your knowledge about sexual harassment and sexual misconduct in order to help prevent its occurrence. It will define what sexual harassment and sexual misconduct mean and what they don't mean, as well as an understanding of the difference between the two. The course will produce an environment for dialogue about sexual harassment and sexual misconduct at UNCG, how to provide support and resources for victims, the procedures to be followed when one is made aware of an incident, and understanding your role and responsibility in ensuring UNCG is free of sexual harassment and sexual misconduct.
Date Time Format Credit Duration Location Instructor
3/31/20152pm-4pmInstructorDiversity Leadership M/S (core) Organizational Culture Performance Management Policies Teambuilding2Bryan 113Benita Peace, Director, Talent Acquisition/Affirmative Action Officer, HR

Performance Management

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
4/21/20159:30am-11:30amInstructorCommunication Diversity Leadership M/S (elective) Organizational Culture Performance Management Teambuilding2Bryan 113Shirley 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
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

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
4/8/20159am-12pmInstructorLeadership M/S (core) Performance Management Policies3Bryan 113Angela L. Mahoney, PHR, HR Consultant-Classification/Compensation Manager, HR

Preventing Bullying and Mobbing in the Workplace

This workshop will focus on Bullying and Mobbing as aspects of subtle workplace violence. Participants will learn ways of identifying bullying and mobbing behaviors and developing ways of confronting bullies and mobbers.
Date Time Format Credit Duration Location Instructor
4/14/20159am-11amInstructorCommunication Leadership M/S (elective) Organizational Culture Performance Management Teambuilding2Bryan 113Thomas Matyˇk, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies Department of Peace and Conflict Studies

Simulation of Organizations

This simulation is simple, non-threatening, and challenging to the individual. Yet, it has profound effects for people as they attempt to understand and make sense of the experience. This simulation displays in a very real way, how difficult it is to communicate across organization structures, allows participants to experience decision-making and role ambiguity at a different level of the organization than they may presently be used to, allows for feedback from other parts of the organization on their participation in a simple task, and provides the experience of leading at whatever level of the organization they happen to find themselves.
Date Time Format Credit Duration Location Instructor
4/8/20151:30pm-3:30pmInstructorCommunication M/S (elective) Organizational Culture Performance Management Process Improvement Teambuilding2Bryan 113Dr. Patrick Madsen, Director, Career Services Center

Understanding and Responding to Discrimination and Harassment

This workshop will increase your knowledge about sexual harassment and sexual misconduct in order to help prevent its occurrence. It will define what sexual harassment and sexual misconduct mean and what they don't mean, as well as an understanding of the difference between the two. The course will produce an environment for dialogue about sexual harassment and sexual misconduct at UNCG, how to provide support and resources for victims, the procedures to be followed when one is made aware of an incident, and understanding your role and responsibility in ensuring UNCG is free of sexual harassment and sexual misconduct.
Date Time Format Credit Duration Location Instructor
3/31/20152pm-4pmInstructorDiversity Leadership M/S (core) Organizational Culture Performance Management Policies Teambuilding2Bryan 113Benita Peace, Director, Talent Acquisition/Affirmative Action Officer, HR

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.
Date Time Format Credit Duration Location Instructor
4/9/201511am-12pmInstructorPersonal Development1Bryan 113ComPsych

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

Paying Off Debt While Building Wealth

In difficult economic times, many people are struggling to just keep up with monthly bills, let alone make progress on debt repayment. What suffers most is contributing to savings and investing goals. This session will focus on developing financial plans and strategies to address the dual goals of having a plan for paying off debt, while also contributing to building personal wealth. This session covers the basics (or essentials) of each area and describes practical techniques that can help you to formulate your own plan to manage your personal finances to organize a sensible debt repayment plan without sacrificing other financial goals. Brown Bag Lunch
Date Time Format Credit Duration Location Instructor
4/14/201512pm-1pmInstructorPersonal Development1Bryan 113ComPsych

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

Time Management Tools: To-Do Lists, Calendars, Smartphones and More

It seems that more than ever, people are living busy, chaotic lives that often leave them feeling overwhelmed and out of control. Between work, parental responsibilities, community involvement, exercise, hobbies, friendships, family responsibilities and more, sometimes it feels as if keeping track of it all is just impossible. Fortunately, there are many tools available to help people gain control, though sometimes sorting through what is available can add what seems like even more chaos to life. Smartphones, day planners, alarms, e-mail systems, priority grids, voice mail systems, note pads, to-do lists, contact lists, address books, folders, file cabinets and more! The purpose of this workshop is to help you sort through the tools available to help you organize your life, and pick the ones that will work for you.
Date Time Format Credit Duration Location Instructor
3/31/201511am-12pmInstructorPersonal 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

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
4/8/20159am-12pmInstructorLeadership M/S (core) Performance Management Policies3Bryan 113Angela L. Mahoney, PHR, HR Consultant-Classification/Compensation Manager, 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
4/2/201510am-12pmInstructorM/S (core) Policies2Bryan 113Mitzi Burchinal, Director of Budget, Personnel and Planning, Graduate School; Tammie Hill, Employee Services Operations Manager, Human Resources

Understanding and Responding to Discrimination and Harassment

This workshop will increase your knowledge about sexual harassment and sexual misconduct in order to help prevent its occurrence. It will define what sexual harassment and sexual misconduct mean and what they don't mean, as well as an understanding of the difference between the two. The course will produce an environment for dialogue about sexual harassment and sexual misconduct at UNCG, how to provide support and resources for victims, the procedures to be followed when one is made aware of an incident, and understanding your role and responsibility in ensuring UNCG is free of sexual harassment and sexual misconduct.
Date Time Format Credit Duration Location Instructor
3/31/20152pm-4pmInstructorDiversity Leadership M/S (core) Organizational Culture Performance Management Policies Teambuilding2Bryan 113Benita Peace, Director, Talent Acquisition/Affirmative Action Officer, HR

Process Improvement

Simulation of Organizations

This simulation is simple, non-threatening, and challenging to the individual. Yet, it has profound effects for people as they attempt to understand and make sense of the experience. This simulation displays in a very real way, how difficult it is to communicate across organization structures, allows participants to experience decision-making and role ambiguity at a different level of the organization than they may presently be used to, allows for feedback from other parts of the organization on their participation in a simple task, and provides the experience of leading at whatever level of the organization they happen to find themselves.
Date Time Format Credit Duration Location Instructor
4/8/20151:30pm-3:30pmInstructorCommunication M/S (elective) Organizational Culture Performance Management Process Improvement Teambuilding2Bryan 113Dr. Patrick Madsen, Director, Career Services Center

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
4/21/20159:30am-11:30amInstructorCommunication Diversity Leadership M/S (elective) Organizational Culture Performance Management Teambuilding2Bryan 113Shirley Landry, Faculty, Center for Creative Leadership

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

Preventing Bullying and Mobbing in the Workplace

This workshop will focus on Bullying and Mobbing as aspects of subtle workplace violence. Participants will learn ways of identifying bullying and mobbing behaviors and developing ways of confronting bullies and mobbers.
Date Time Format Credit Duration Location Instructor
4/14/20159am-11amInstructorCommunication Leadership M/S (elective) Organizational Culture Performance Management Teambuilding2Bryan 113Thomas Matyˇk, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies Department of Peace and Conflict Studies

Simulation of Organizations

This simulation is simple, non-threatening, and challenging to the individual. Yet, it has profound effects for people as they attempt to understand and make sense of the experience. This simulation displays in a very real way, how difficult it is to communicate across organization structures, allows participants to experience decision-making and role ambiguity at a different level of the organization than they may presently be used to, allows for feedback from other parts of the organization on their participation in a simple task, and provides the experience of leading at whatever level of the organization they happen to find themselves.
Date Time Format Credit Duration Location Instructor
4/8/20151:30pm-3:30pmInstructorCommunication M/S (elective) Organizational Culture Performance Management Process Improvement Teambuilding2Bryan 113Dr. Patrick Madsen, Director, Career Services Center

Understanding and Responding to Discrimination and Harassment

This workshop will increase your knowledge about sexual harassment and sexual misconduct in order to help prevent its occurrence. It will define what sexual harassment and sexual misconduct mean and what they don't mean, as well as an understanding of the difference between the two. The course will produce an environment for dialogue about sexual harassment and sexual misconduct at UNCG, how to provide support and resources for victims, the procedures to be followed when one is made aware of an incident, and understanding your role and responsibility in ensuring UNCG is free of sexual harassment and sexual misconduct.
Date Time Format Credit Duration Location Instructor
3/31/20152pm-4pmInstructorDiversity Leadership M/S (core) Organizational Culture Performance Management Policies Teambuilding2Bryan 113Benita Peace, Director, Talent Acquisition/Affirmative Action Officer, HR

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