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Staff Training Opportunities: November 2008

Published: November 17, 2008

Employee Discount Program
Staff Human Resources and University College and Extension Services (UCES) are pleased to offer the CSULB Staff Employee Discount Program for UCES Professional Development for non-credit courses and programs. This program entitles CSULB staff employed for six months or more (full-time temporary/permanent or part-time permanent) to a 30 percent discount on select UCES Professional Development courses and programs.

Covered under this program are the Human Resource Management Certificate program, Professional Meeting and Event Planning program, Global Logistics Specialist program, IT Technology and Engineering courses, AutoCAD and UNIX courses, Forensic Science and the High Tech Crime Certificate programs, Senior Level Human Resource Management Certificate program and on-camera leadership courses. Courses in photography, animation and writing for TV are periodically offered.

Professional Development Grant Program
The Professional Development Grant Program, sponsored by Staff Human Resources, provides financial support for any staff employee who wants to pursue job-related and/or skill-enhancing training opportunities. Matching grants of up to $750 are available. For more information on the program or for grant application, go to the Staff Human Resources forms Web page.

Tuesday, Nov. 4 / 9-11 a.m.
Microsoft Office 2007
This introductory session includes a one-hour-and-15-minute hands-on introduction to Word 2007, a 30-minute overview of Excel 2007, and a 15-minute intro to IE7. To register contact Kerri Sorenson at 562/985-5901.

Wednesday, Nov. 5 / 9 a.m.-noon
Supervisory Skills Certificate Program
Topic: “Safety and Risk Management and Sexual Harassment.” Facilitated by Gary Pons and Perrin Reid. Attendance by invitation only.

Wednesday, Nov. 5 / 9-11 a.m.
New Employee Safety Training
Come and revisit campus safety policies, the University Injury and Illness Prevention Program, worker’s compensation basics, and fire extinguisher use. To register, contact Gary Pons at 562/985-8893.

Friday, Nov. 7 / 9-10 a.m.
First Friday for Managers and Supervisors
In the UCES Executive Conference Room, Foundation Building, Room 204. Facilitated by Tom Angell, Director of Staff Human Resources. A fun and informal training session loaded with “need to know” information.

Thursday, Nov. 13 / 10-11:30 a.m.
Purchasing Workshop
This workshop includes instruction on initiating requisitions, placing and receiving orders, invoice payments, PeopleSoft purchasing, CSU system-wide contracts, and other purchasing options.

Tuesday, Nov. 18 / 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Hazardous Energy Control Initital
This course instructs the participant on the types of hazardous energy identified within the university; the types of isolation devices used to control or eliminate hazardous energy as well as the devices used to secure isolation devices. Included are OCSD Hazardous Energy Control Program requirements for deenergizing and reenergizing of machines and equipment as well as the application and removal of lock out devices, locks and tagout devices. To register, contact Gary Pons at 562/985-8893.

Tuesday, Nov. 18 / 9 a.m.-noon
Road To Success
Topic: “Mindful Communication.” Facilitated by Jose Rodriguez. Attendance by invitation only.

Wednesday, Nov. 19 / 9 a.m.-noon
Supervisory Skills Certificate Program
Topic: “Interviewing Strategies.” Facilitated by Karen Kerr. Attendance by invitation only.

Wednesday, Nov. 19 / 10 a.m.-noon
Return to Work
This course will instruct the supervisors and MPPs on the university’s revised Return to Work Program. It will detail the responsibilities of the supervisor including the transitional employment plan and the interaction with the Return to Work Committee. To register, contact Gary Pons at 562/985-8893.

Thursday, Nov. 20 / 9-11 a.m.
Attendance Management
This training will provide an overview of the attendance management practices used for Staff employees at CSULB, and to review the ways in which these practices are applied on a daily basis. The training also touches on how to manage employees with attendance issues, and how attendance issues can affect your department as a whole. For MPPs only.

Professionalism in the Workplace
Ask us about our Professionalism in the Workplace training program. The presentation is available for your staff meetings, retreats, etc. Call Neil Iacono at 562/985-8231 for more information.

“Classes and Events” are brought to you by Staff Training and Development, part of Staff Human Resources in Human Resources Management, BH 335. Register online or contact Berta Hanson at 562/985-8798 for more information.