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Staff Training: December 2008

Published: December 15, 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, Dec. 2 / 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 Internet Explorer 7. To register contact Kerri Sorenson at 562/985-5901.

Wednesday, Dec. 3 / 9 a.m.-noon
SUPERVISORY SKILLS CERTIFICATE PROGRAM
Topic: “Performance Evaluations and More.”
Facilitated by Vickie Hamilton and Tom Angell. Attendance by invitation only.

Friday, Dec. 5 / 9-10 a.m.
FIRST FRIDAY FOR MANAGERS AND SUPERVISORS
In the University College and Extension Services’ 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.

Monday, Dec. 8 / 9-11 a.m.
NEW EMPLOYEE SAFETY TRAINING
Come and re-visit 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.

Monday, Dec. 8 / 9-11 a.m.
INS AND OUTS OF THE POSITION DESCRIPTION AND CLASSIFICATION PROCESS WORKSHOP
This practical workshop was designed to assist managers and staff in understanding the classification process as well as to assist in creating and writing a proper position description. The first half of the workshop will be dedicated to a discussion of the classification process, with tips for preparing for classification reviews, and the re-classification and classification appeals process. The second half will be devoted to understanding, creating, and writing an accurate position description. Please bring a copy of a position description you are currently working on, or one you would like to create.

Wednesday, Dec. 10 / 11 a.m.-noon
UNIVERSITY PRINT SHOP ON-LINE ORDERING SYSTEM
This hands-on workshop will introduce you to the print shop’s new online ordering system, taking you through the steps to easily place most of your print shop and quick copy orders online. You will also learn how to automatically see a proof of your business card, letterhead or envelope.

Tuesday, Dec. 16 / 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
HAZARDOUS ENERGY CONTROL
This course instructs participants 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 the university’s Hazardous Energy Control Program requirements for de-energizing and re-energizing machines and equipment as well as the application and removal of lock-out and tag-out devices. To register, contact Gary Pons at 562/985-8893.

Wednesday, Dec. 17 / 9 a.m.–noon
LEAD-RELATED CONSTRUCTION WORK
This course instructs the participants on the requirements of the university’s Lead Compliance Program. To register, contact Gary Pons at 562/985-8893.

PROFESSIONALISM IN THE WORKPLACE
A great way to start the new year is with a staff development activity such as Professionalism in the Workplace. The presentation is available for your staff meetings, retreats, etc. For more information or to schedule a meeting, call Neil Iacono at 562/985-8231.

“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.