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Staff Training: April 2009

Published: April 15, 2009

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.

Friday, April 3 / 7:30 a.m.–3:30 pm
CONFINED SPACE ENTRY AND RESCUE-INITIAL
This course instructs the participants on both the Cal OSHA Title 8 Sec 5157 regulations and the CSULB confined space entry program training also includes confined space hazard identification, hazard mitigation, job assignments and their individual responsibilities, preparation of the confined space entry procedure, entry permit and atmospheric monitoring re-fresher. To register contact Gary Pons at 562/985-8893.

Friday, April 3 / 9–10 a.m.
FIRST FRIDAY FOR MANAGERS AND SUPERVISORS
In the University College and Extention 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, April 6 / 9–11 a.m.
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.

Thursday, April 9 / 9 a.m.–noon
ESSENTIALS FOR MANAGERS CERTIFICATE PROGRAM
Topic: “Recruitment.” Facilitated by Karen Kerr, Staff Human Resources. Attendance by invitation only.

Tuesday, April 14 / 8:30-10:30 a.m.
HAZARD COMMUNICATION
This course instructs the participants about the basics of the university’s Chemical Hazard Communication Program, and how to read a material safety data sheet (MSDS), chemical container labeling, chemical hazards, chemical handling, and basic personal protective equipment. To register contact Gary Pons at 562/985-8893.

Tuesday, April 14 / 9-11 a.m.
UNDERSTANDING THE LEAVE PROCESS
This session discusses the various leave options available, including maternity/paternity/adoption leave, sick leave, catastrophic leave, funeral leave, military leave, Industrial Disability Leave (IDL), Non-Industrial Disability Leave (NDI), leaves of absence without pay, family care, and medical leave. Facilitated by Tom Angell and Karol Valdez, Staff Human Resources.

Tuesday, April 14 / 11 a.m.–noon
UNIVERSITY PRINT SHOP ON-LINE ORDERING SYSTEM
This hands-on workshop will introduce you to the Print Shop’s new on-line ordering system. Learn the steps to easily place most of your Print Shop and Quick Copy orders on-line. You will automatically see a proof of your business card, letterhead, or envelope. Join us for this informative one-hour session.

Wednesday, April 15 / 7:30 a.m.–3 p.m.
HAZARDOUS ENERGY CONTROL-INITIAL
This course instructs the participant on the types of hazardous energy identified within the university and the types of isolation devices used to control or eliminate hazardous energy, as well as devices used to secure isolation devices. Included are the university’s Hazardous Energy Control Program requirements for de-energizing and re-energizing of machines and equipment as well as the application and removal of lock out devices, locks and tag out devices. To register contact Gary Pons at 562/985-8893.

Thursday, April 16 / 9 a.m.-noon
WRITING THAT WORKS AT WORK
This class facilitated by Jose Rodriguez is designed to help you improve your ability to write effective letters, memos, and emails. You will also learn to identify and eliminate common mistakes in writing and learn to recognize the changes and trends in today’s email technology that is part of your day-to-day business communication. Seating is limited.

Friday, April 17 / Two sessions: 10 a.m.–noon and 2-4 p.m.
403 (B) INFORMATIONAL WORKSHOP
You are invited to attend one of our 403(b) Information Workshop sessions to find out about saving for retirement using a 403(b) plan, and tools to help maximize your 403(b) investments during these difficult economic times. Representatives from all of our 403(b) Fund Sponsors will be available; AIG Retirement, Fidelity, ING, MetLife, TIAA-CREF. Registration required: Call 562/985-2381 or email:benefits@csulb.edu.

Tuesday, April 21 / 9 a.m.–noon
ROAD TO SUCCESS CERTIFICATE PROGRAM
Topic: “Cross Cultural Communication Skills.” Facilitated by James Sauceda. Attendance by invitation only.

Thursday, April 23 / 9 a.m.–noon
ESSENTIALS FOR MANAGERS CERTIFICATE PROGRAM
Topic: “Classification and Compensation.” Facilitated by Robyn Ames-Woodyard. Attendance by invitation only.

Thursday, April 23 / 2-4 p.m.
RETURN TO WORK
This course instructs supervisors and MPPs on the university’s revised Return to Work Program and helps them understand the responsibilities of the supervisor including the transitional employment plan and interaction with the return to work committee.

“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.