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Vol 56 No. 16 | Dec. 2004
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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.

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 reclassification 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. Each month a different management topic is addressed. No need to register online. 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 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, noon-1 p.m.
Cholesterol: What You Need to Know - Join Erin Cooper, a registered dietician with Talbert Medical Group, and learn more about cholesterol. What is Cholesterol? Where is it found? How can we 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 clarify 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.


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