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Jul 30 02:30 pm FISH (UCF Faculty & Staff Only) Human Resource: OD & Training
Are your department’s meetings sometimes lifeless and dull? Is the “boring monster” knocking the wind out of your leadership sails? Are people taking everything way too seriously?
Take control and learn about this philosophy that began in the corporate world... FISH Philosophy! Utilizing the model of the highly successful Pike Fish Market in Seattle, Washington, this program will “charge you up” and can assist your department to improve morale and productivity, recruitment and retention, customer service, as well as creativity and innovation.
Swimming upstream has never been so much fun!!!
Facilitated by:
Patty Farris
OD & Training
OD & Training Room
3280 Progress Drive Suite 100
Orlando, Fl 32826

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Aug 5 03:00 pm Annual Employee Awards Program (UCF Staff only) CFE Arena
The Annual Awards Program recognizes USPS and A&P employees for longevity of service to UCF. USPS employees are recognized at 5 year increments, and A&P employees are recognized at 10 year increments. In addition, we also recognize those employees who are retiring from UCF, as well as the Employees of the Month from that year. The Employee of the Year and the A&P Gabor Excellence Award winner are announced; both will be presented with a $2,500 check. This year’s Employee Awards Program will be held on Tuesday, August 5, 2014 at 3 p.m. in the UCF Arena. Visit our website here for a list of those being honored Annual Employee Awards Program site
Aug 7 01:00 pm CPR Training(UCF Faculty & Staff Only) Human Resource: OD & Training
Would you know what to do if you encountered a person who appeared to be unconscious? What would you do before help arrived? This hands-on course (Workplace FA & Safety Adult CPR/AED) follows the guidelines of the American Red Cross in teaching the proper CPR techniques for non-emergency personnel. Sponsored by UCF's Environmental Health and Safety Office, the class is limited to 16 participants. To purchase your own personal copy of the reference book used in class, call Jose Vasquez Perez at x3-2605. Facilitated by: Jose Vazquez Perez Environmental Health and Safety Register Now for LIF001 myUCF
Aug 19 03:00 pm Meeting Management Human Resource: OD & Training
Are you new to the world of running meetings, or have you being doing it so long that every meeting blends together? Do you want to learn tips to keep your meetings brief & effective, yet still fun? Meeting management will cover how to run efficient meetings while keeping everyone energized and on task. You’ll learn what to do (and not to do) before, during and after meetings. Facilitator(s): Patty Farris Register Here!
Aug 20 03:00 pm Supervisor: Addressing Negativity in the Workplace (UCF Faculty and Staff Only) Human Resource: OD & Training
Negativity is bound to happen in a workplace and eliminating it completely is an unrealistic expectation. This presentation will help you focus your energy on the negativity that you can impact and will provide tools to create positive change. By the end of this training, you will be able to: -Identify two types of negativity -Review the causes/reasons negativity occurs in the workplace -Identify ways negativity impacts the workplace -Discuss solutions for creating a more positive workplace Register here!
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!
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 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!

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