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Sep 4 08:30 am Supervisory Skills Series(UCF Faculty & Staff Only) Human Resource: OD & Training
September 4, 11, 18, & 25, 2014 from 8:30-5:00 p.m. This 32-hour program introduces the day-to-day aspects of supervision, as well as the basics of effective management practices and techniques. It is intended for new supervisors. It includes core supervisory and leadership skills with UCF-specific procedures and guidelines. The workshops are facilitated by subject matter experts from the UCF campus. Normally designed in four 8-hour days (meeting once a week), the series also can be configured to meet a department’s scheduling requirements. The series is open to all UCF faculty and staff, with the only cost being a one-time $100 materials fee charged to each participant’s department by way of an Interdepartmental Transfer (initiated by our office) here . The 10 modules of this interactive, hands-on series are: • The Leader's Role: Focus on leadership roles, qualities, effective management styles, and strengthening cultural diversity. • Personalities at Work/MBTI: Recognizing and effectively managing the various behavior styles that affect the workplace. This workshop is based on the Myers Briggs Type Indicator. • Coaching and Counseling: Developing a positive attitude within the team. Also introduces an effective coaching model. • Employment Law: Provides an understanding of the various laws affecting the workplace, and how to legally and responsibly respond to various situations surrounding those laws. • Time Management: An in-depth look at time management and how personal planning, scheduling, and prioritizing can add to productivity. Also includes some tips for delegating, and how to deal with common "time wasters." • Ethical Leadership: Discusses our responsibility as ethical leaders, policies & procedures, how to promote an ethical culture • Leadership and Customer Service: An introduction to the customer service initiative on campus and the role leaders play in ensuring service excellence. • Constructive Discipline/Performance Appraisals: Focuses on using progressive discipline as an optimum management tool; provides an understanding of specific UCF rules and procedures. Provides a review of UCF's Performance Appraisal procedure. Also covers the merits of setting goals, tracking performance, and evaluating fairly. • Team Building: Learn to give employees the responsibility and the authority to work more effectively as individuals and as diverse team members. • Interviewer Certification: Learn the UCF hiring process, and how to utilize behavioral interviewing techniques, while practicing affirmative action and avoiding discrimination. The course agenda can be found here . Register now for SUP000 MyUCF!
Sep 9 03:30 pm Protecting Personal Information: Identity Theft (UCF Faculty and Staff Only) Human Resource: OD & Training
Identity Theft is America's fastest growing and most costly crime. Florida ranked #1 in the nation for reported complaints of identity theft and #1 in fraud complaints reported to the Federal Trade Commission in 2012. Join Theresa Ronnebaum and her eye opening workshop that will proactively educate attendees about identity theft protection, and drastically help you reduce your chances of suffering from this crime. Course objectives: · What is Identity Theft? · What is Personal Identification Information? · Top ID Theft and Fraud Complaints in Florida · What is Stolen Identity Tax Refund Fraud (SIRF) · Types of Data Breaches · Five Principles to Safe Guard Personal Information Register now for LIF151! Contact Information: Office of the Attorney General Orlando, Florida (407) 999-5588
Sep 17 03:00 pm Internet Safety (UCF Faculty and Staff Only) Human Resource: OD & Training
The internet is a wonderful resource for finding information and connecting with others. But it can also be a hazard. An innocent search might bring up adult images. Strangers might steal your information. Or your child could experience cyber-bullying. This training will discuss: -Common Internet dangers -Steps to protect yourself and your children online -Warning signs to look for -Healthy habits for the Internet Register here!
Sep 24 02:00 pm Parents + Child= Parental Leave (Faculty & Staff only) Human Resource: OD & Training
(UCF Faculty & Staff only) Are you anticipating parenthood? This free workshop is offered specifically for soon-to-be new parents, adoptive parents and those who are anticipating a foster child placement. The focus will be on helping employees plan for and make decisions regarding a Parental Leave of Absence. For example, as an employee, did you know you need to request a Parental Leave from the University thirty (30) days in advance? This short, one to two hour, workshop is intended to provide you with your rights and responsibilities prior to, during, and after a parental leave. The workshop will cover topics such as requesting a Parental Leave, planning for benefits coverage during a leave, adding your new arrival to your insurance, plus advise you on using your accrued leave and much more. You will be provided with a "Parental Leave Information Kit" and we will aim to answer all of your questions and concerns regarding your employment as it relates to this joyful time in your life. Facilitated by: Benefits and Leave of Absence Team Members Human Resources
Oct 15 03:00 pm Adopting a Healthy Lifestyle (Faculty & Staff only) Human Resource: OD & Training
You can live a healthy life by adopting healthy habits and thoughts! This is an achievable goal in anyone's life. In this seminar, we'll review behaviors and beliefs that make up a healthy life, including: • An overview of a healthy lifestyle • Understanding the basics of healthy eating • The role of exercise • The power of sleep • How setting and reaching goals empowers us to live well Facilitated by: Horizon Health, UCF’s EAP Register now at MyUcf
Oct 22 01:00 pm Interviewer Certification (UCF Faculty & Staff Only) Human Resource: OD & Training
Do you want to hire the best people? During this workshop we will: * Introduce the concept of behavioral interviewing * Examine areas of possible discrimination concerns * Review hiring procedures * Offer 100+ interview questions to select from for your interviews * Provide sample reference check questions Upon completion of the program, participants earn the designation of “Certified Interviewer,” a requirement for those who sign employment paperwork. Facilitated by: Maria Beckman, Director, Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Program Joshua Tschiggfrie, HR Coordinator Human Resources Recruitment Register Now for PER006 at myUCF
Oct 23 02:30 pm Barnga (Game of Five Cards) Human Resource: OD & Training
Barnga is a simulation activity that allows participants to explore and experience the challenges and communication barriers of life in a cross-cultural setting. Participants will: • Recognize the subtlety of cultural differences • Understand how cultural differences can create communication barriers • Discover and discuss ways to overcome communication barriers Alignment with Workplace Goals: • Communication breaks down when two parties bring different assumptions to their interaction • Awareness of the pitfalls of cross-cultural relationships prepares employees to recognize potential problems and communicate clearly with coworkers, suppliers, and clients of a different culture A minimum of 15 participants is required to effectively run this training event. Register Now for DIV077!
Nov 19 03:00 pm Divorce and Separation (UCF Faculty and Staff Only) Human Resource: OD & Training
The end of a relationship is a difficult time. Divorce turns a relationship into a business matter, dividing assets and deciding on custody. But while divorce is an adult matter, it also makes a big impact on children. This training reviews: -Breaking the news to your children -Supporting your child through the break-up -Taking care of yourself Register here!
Dec 17 03:00 pm New Year's Resolutions: How to Make Them & Keep Them! Human Resource: OD & Training
This seminar reviews why we make New Year’s resolutions and the most common ones. Can you guess? We will unveil “resolution pitfalls” and offer a recipe for resolution success. • Why make New Year’s resolutions? • Common resolutions • Resolution pitfalls • Resolution success tips • Recipe for success Register for EAP022!

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