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Vol 57 No. 4 | Feb. 2005
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Upcoming 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, Feb. 25, 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. Professor Jeanne Bader from gerontology will facilitate the discussion.

Friday, Feb. 25, noon-1 p.m.
Staying Healthy: Women's and Men's Preventative Health Screenings, part of the Health for Life series, with Maziyar Shoaee, M.D., Talbert Medical Group. Learn what to do now to prevent illness in the future. Learn what tests you should have done regularly and at what age you should have them. In the Faculty Development Center, Gallery, fifth floor, Main Library. Bring your lunch.  

Wednesday, March 2, 9 a.m.-noon
Communicating with Tact and Skill with Sheryl Benzon from Starfire Training. In this three-hour workshop, learn to identify your style of communication, manage conflict and get your point across with tact and finesse. This class also will focus on personality styles, body language, attitude, and mental and emotional filters that influence perceptions. Registration is required. Register online.

Friday, March 4, 9-10 a.m. (note location change below)
First Friday for Managers and Supervisors - Facilitated by Tom Angell, director of Staff Personnel Services, 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. This workshop is located in the Library East, Room 110.

Tuesday, March 8, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
From Managing to Leading: Bringing Your Values to Work sponsored by the Office of Systemwide Professional Development, Chancellor's Office, at The Pointe. There is a fee for this workshop. Before you can become a leader, you have to change the way you look at the whole concept of what management and leadership means. For more information or to register (required), visit

Thursday, March 10, 9-11 a.m.
Navigating the Recruitment Process, facilitated by Vickie Hamilton, recruitment manager, Staff Personnel Services. Gain a better understanding of the hiring process, related forms, and university policies and procedures. Register online.

Friday, March 11, 9 a.m.-noon
Managing Performance and Reward Systems with Patricia Lynch. For HEERA managers and supervisors. Learn the importance of the performance evaluation process, forms, and setting goals. Register online.

Tuesday, March 15, 8:30 a.m.-noon
E-mail: Strategies for Writing Messages with Steven Belisle, Belisle & Associates. A three-hour workshop designed for those who use e-mail technology as part of their business communication. Program agenda includes:   “Watch your tone,” “be aware of e-mail etiquette and politics,” “make a good first-screen impression,” “make the subject line compelling,” and other important tips. Register online.

You may register online for the workshops/classes that require registration, or for more information, contact Vickie Hamilton at 562/985-2299.

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