California State University, Long Beach
Inside CSULB Logo

Staff Training: October 2009

Published: October 15, 2009

Employee Discount Program
Staff Human Resources and the College of Continuing and Professional Education (CCPE) offer the CSULB Staff Employee Discount Program for CCPE 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 CCPE 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.

Friday, Oct. 2 / 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.

Monday, Oct. 5 / 9–11 a.m.
EMPLOYEE SAFETY TRAINING
Revisit campus safety policies, the university Injury and Illness Prevention Program, worker compensation basics, and fire extinguisher use. To register, contact Liliana Medrano at 562/985-4031.

Tuesday, Oct. 6 / 9–11 a.m.
ACCESSIBILITY 101
This workshop will assist users who have a basic working knowledge of Word and/or PowerPoint 2007 and who would like to understand the exact accessibility requirements for document creation at CSULB. Learn what accessibility is, why it is important, and how it applies to the work you do at CSULB. Users will see a demonstration of the five basic principles in creating accessible documents in Word, PowerPoint 2007, and Adobe Acrobat 9. Register online at www.csulb.edu/training.

Wednesday, Oct. 7 / 9–11 a.m.
ACCESSIBILITY WORD/POWERPOINT
This hands-on workshop will assist users who have a solid understanding of accessibility (or have attended Accessibility 101) and who have a basic working knowledge of Word and/or PowerPoint 2007 to learn the five basic principles to create an accessible Word 2007 document or PowerPoint 2007 presentation including creating structure, dealing with text, color, images and tables. Register online at www.csulb.edu/training.

Thursday, Oct. 8 / 9–11 a.m.
ACCESSIBILITY IN ADOBE ACROBAT 9 PRO
This hands-on workshop will assist users who have a solid understanding of accessibility (or have attended Accessibility 101) and who have a basic working knowledge of Adobe Acrobat to learn the basic principles in creating an accessible PDF file in Adobe Acrobat 9 Pro, including how to use the Accessibility Checker tools, creating structure, and tagging image or table elements. Register online at www.csulb.edu/training.

Tuesday, Oct. 13 / 9 a.m.–noon
ESSENTIALS FOR MANAGERS
Topic: “Employment Law / Non-Discrimination.”
Facilitated by Tom Angell, Director Staff Human Resources and Perrin Reid, Director Equity and Diversity. Attendance by invitation only.

Tuesday, Oct. 13 / 9–11 a.m.
ACCESSIBILITY 101
This workshop will assist users who have a basic working knowledge of Word and/or PowerPoint 2007 and who would like to understand the exact accessibility requirements for document creation at CSULB. Learn what accessibility is, why it is important, and how it applies to the work you do at CSULB. Users will see a demonstration of the five basic principles in creating accessible documents in Word, PowerPoint 2007 and Adobe Acrobat 9. Register online at www.csulb.edu/training.

Wednesday, Oct. 14 / 9–11 a.m.
ACCESSIBILITY WORD/POWERPOINT
This hands-on workshop will assist users who have a solid understanding of accessibility (or have attended Accessibility 101) and who have a basic working knowledge of Word and/or PowerPoint 2007 to learn the five basic principles to create an accessible Word 2007 document or PowerPoint 2007 presentation including creating structure, dealing with text, color, images, and tables. Register online at www.csulb.edu/training.

Wednesday, Oct. 14 / 1:30–3:30 p.m.
OFFICE ERGONOMICS
This course instructs the participants how to set up their office workstation to minimize repetitive motion injuries. Included are self-evaluations, proper furniture adjustment, exercises, proper posture and medical management of reported injuries. To register, contact Richard Johnson at 562/985-1762.

Thursday, Oct. 15 / 9–11 a.m.
ACCESSIBILITY IN ADOBE ACROBAT 9 PRO
This hands-on workshop will assist users who have a solid understanding of accessibility (or have attended Accessibility 101) and who have a basic working knowledge of Adobe Acrobat to learn the basic principles in creating an accessible PDF file in Adobe Acrobat 9 Pro, including how to use the Accessibility Checker tools, creating structure, and tagging image or table elements. Register online at www.csulb.edu/training.

Tuesday, Oct. 20/ 9–10 a.m.
RECORDS MANAGEMENT
This training facilitated by Maryann Rozanski and Gene Wohlgezogen of Information Security Management and Compliance will review records classification, protection, retention and disposition. Space is limited, so reservations are required. Please contact Wohlgezogen at gwohlgez@csulb.edu or 562/985-4862 for questions and reservations.

Tuesday, Oct. 20 / 9–11 a.m.
INS AND OUTS OF THE POSITION DESCRIPTION AND CLASSIFICATION PROCESS
This practical workshop is designed to assist managers and staff members in understanding the classification process as well as to assist in creating and writing a proper position description. The first half of the workshop is 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 is 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, Oct. 21 / 9 a.m.-noon
EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT IN DIFFICULT TIMES
Challenging economic times often bring serious morale problems to the workplace. Employees become disengaged and much less productive, and this can have a serious impact on an already struggling campus. Survival depends on managers and supervisors seeing the proverbial glass as half full instead of half empty. Learn concrete actions that you can take to help your employees thrive by stimulating morale and productivity. Topics to be addressed include understanding the dynamics of the employer-employee relationship in order to create a positive workplace climate, leveraging appreciation to transform the work environment and how to increase acceptance and understanding of difficult decisions.

Monday, Oct. 26 / 9–11 a.m.
PERSONNEL TRANSACTION FORM (PTF) WORKSHOP
This workshop will cover the basics of completing the Personnel Transaction Form (PTF). The PTF is used for multiple purposes, including hiring an employee, extending a temporary appointment, changing an employee’s time base, placing an employee on a temporary reassignment, and separating an employee from the university. Information will be provided on the personnel policies that govern these transactions. Please note: This class concentrates mainly on the transactions affecting staff members; however, there will be some references to faculty transactions.

Tuesday, Oct. 27 / 9 a.m.–noon
ESSENTIALS FOR MANAGERS
Topic: “Safety and Risk Management.”
Facilitated by Gary Pons and Barbara Sasser, Safety and Risk Management. Attendance by invitation only.

Wednesday, Oct. 28 / 9:30–11:30 a.m.
OFFICE ERGONOMICS
This course instructs the participants how to set up their office workstation to minimize repetitive motion injuries. Included are self-evaluations, proper furniture adjustment, exercises, proper posture and medical management of reported injuries. To register, contact Richard Johnson at 562/985-1762.

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.