Vol 57 No. 6 | Mar. 2005
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.
Thursday, April 7, 9-11 a.m.
Demystifying the Classification Process – Facilitated by Ben Boish/Robyn
Ames, classification managers from 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
Friday, April 8, 9-10:30 a.m.
Advanced Healthcare Directive – This workshop is sponsored by Talbert
Medical Group and it in you will learn how to initiate and complete the Advanced
Healthcare Directive. You have the right to direct your healthcare and select
a person to carry out your wishes.
Friday, April 8, 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
Thursday, April 14, 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:
Industrial Disability Leave (IDL)
Non-Industrial Disability Leave (NDI)
Leaves of absence without pay
Family Care and Medical Leave
Thursday, April 21, 9-10:30 a.m.
Position Description Workshop – This practical workshop is designed
to assist staff members in writing a position description. It will be presented
by Staff Personnel Services. Located in Staff Personnel Services' Conference
Room, Brotman Hall 327. Topics covered during this workshop are:
Why we need position descriptions
Who prepares and approves position descriptions
When are they prepared
What format is used
Factors to consider
How to structure duty statements
Steps in writing position descriptions
Friday, April 22, 8:30 a.m.–4 p.m.
Building Performance Partnerships: A Fresh Look at Improving Performance Through
Evaluation – Sponsored by the Office of System-wide Professional Development,
Chancellor's Office, this workshop is designed to assist the manager or supervisor
develop true partnerships with employees. You will walk away with the tools
to use your employees' past performance to fine tune performance standards and
set new goals for the next performance cycle. There is a a fee and you may register
online at www.TheSource.calstate.edu.
Wednesday, April 27, 10-11:30 a.m.
Purchasing Workshop – This workshop includes instruction on initiating
requisitions, placing and receiving orders, invoice payments, PeopleSoft purchasing,
CSU system wide contract, and other purchasing options.
Friday, May 6, 1:30-4:30 p.m.
How to Prepare for Performance Appraisals – This workshop with
Pat Lynch will help you to prepare for the performance appraisal process.
Employees will learn how to best present themselves, and how to document their
performance over the appraisal period.
You may register
for the workshops/classes that require registration, or for more information,
contact Berta Hanson