Workshops for Faculty and Staff
The following is a list of upcoming workshops/classes put on through Staff
Personnel Services to assist and inform employees in a variety of areas.
Friday, Nov. 19, noon-1:30 p.m.
Adult Children of Aging Parents - This workshop will be held in the
Department of Family and Consumer Sciences, Room 108. Anyone caring for an aging
relative or parent is invited to this monthly open forum. Prof. Jeanne Bader
from gerontology will facilitate the discussion.
Wednesday, Dec. 1, 9-11:30 a.m.
Sexual Harassment and Discrimination for Managers - all managers and supervisors
should attend this important training (and are actually mandated by law to do
so). Facilitated by Perrin Reid, Director of Equity and Diversity, the topics
covered include employer liability (the consequence of a supervisor's failure
to address discrimination complaints; consensual relationships in the workplace
- a precursor to sexual harassment complaints), the complaint procedure, legal
requirements, and addressing employee conflicts before they escalate.
Thursday, Dec. 2, 9-11 a.m.
Demystifying the Classification Process - Facilitated by Staff Personnel Services,
this workshop is designed to prepare staff going through cycle-review, or for
others who are interested in the classification and re-classification process.
This two-hour workshop will go over the basics of classification, including
the objectives of position classification, an explanation of the different types
of classification reviews, tips for preparing for classification reviews, the
reclassification and classification appeal process, and instructions for preparing
position descriptions prior to a classification review.
Friday, Dec. 3, 9-10 a.m.
First Friday for Managers and Supervisors - Facilitated by Tom Angell,
Director of Staff Personnel and Leslie Nix-Baker, Director of Employee Relations,
all managers and supervisors are encouraged to attend this monthly informative
meeting. Held on the first Friday of every month, it is a great time to meet
other managers, ask questions and stay updated on what's going on around the
university. There is so much to keep track of, especially as a manager, let
them help you. Each month a different management topic is addressed. No need
to register on-line. Located in the Student Health Center, Room 118.
Tuesday, Dec. 7, 9-11 a.m.
Managing Change in the Workplace for Managers and Supervisors - Facilitated
by Toni Aquino, Faculty and Staff Assistance Program, this workshop teaches
you how to be an effective agent of change. On a daily basis staff members face
a variety of big and small changes that impact their lives in many ways, both
at work and home. Because the change process can at times be complicated and
confusing, this workshop will address change as a journey that unfolds in fairly
predictable phases. You will examine the dynamics that staff experience when
change is rapid and unexpected and discuss ways that managers can better understand
what your staff are going through. Learn how to be supportive and make appropriate
accommodations for your staff. Learn where to draw the line and what resources
are available on campus for your staff.
Wednesday, Dec. 8, non-1 p.m.
Cholesterol: What You Need to Know - Join Erin Cooper, Registered Dietician
with Talbert Medical Group, and learn more about cholesterol. What is Cholesterol?
Where is it found? How to prevent, reduce and help control high cholesterol.
Also being discussed will be the importance of watching your fat intake, the
types of fat, the fat that affects your cholesterol levels and the importance
of exercise and reducing stress to help control cholesterol levels. Bring your
lunch and your questions.
Thursday, Dec. 9, 9-10:30 a.m.
Understanding the Leave Process - Facilitated by Staff Personnel Services, this
session will clearify the leave process and the different types of leave. You
will learn more about the following leaves:
- 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
Friday, Dec. 17, noon-1:30 p.m.
Adult Children of Aging Parents - This workshop will be held in the Department
of Family and Consumer Sciences, Room 108. Anyone caring for an aging relative
or parent is invited to this monthly open forum. Prof. Jeanne Bader from gerontology
will facilitate the discussion.
You may register
online or for more information, call Jill Knight at 562/985-1764.