Workshops & Events: Human Resources - Personal Development [Faculty/Staff Only]

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START DATE & TIME END DATE & TIME TITLE SIGN UP SEATS AVAILABLE LOCATION CONTACT
Wednesday
Sep/27/2017
12:00 PM
Wednesday
Sep/27/2017
01:00 PM
Using Reason to Resolve Conflict
Whether they take place in the workplace or in one's personal life, conflicts are inevitable; however, that does not mean that they must always be damaging. When emotions are understood and reason is used to handle conflict, the result can actually be strengthened relationships rather than damaged ones. This workshop discusses how you can replace pure emotion with rational decision-making when dealing with conflict.

At the end of this workshop, you will be able to:

Identify the potential outcomes of conflict:
* Describe what happens when conflict is handled poorly.
* Describe what happens when conflict is handled well.

Identify your conflict management style:
* Describe the five conflict resolution styles
* Describe the contexts for which each style is appropriate

Describe the most effective methods for handling conflict:
* Describe the importance of self-monitoring
* Describe the process of identifying motives
* Identify methods for communicating feelings appropriately

Target Audience: Anyone looking for ways to resolve conflict in productive rather than destructive ways.
*For Faculty/Staff only.*

Facilitator: ComPsych
FULL 0 seats Bryan 113 Sarah Dreier-Kasik
Monday
Oct/02/2017
12:15 PM
Monday
Oct/02/2017
01:00 PM
Monday Play!
Time: Every Monday at 12:14 (till 1:00)
Location: Faculty Center
No registration required

Looking for a great way to start your week?! Come join us for some improvisation and play every Monday at 12:14 (and 42 seconds) in Faculty Center.
Co-led by improv/play aficionados Sarah Dreier-Kasik and Omar H. Ali, Monday Play! is the way to kick-start your week with some free play and games.
Play is fundamental to our ability to continue growing and developing--and it's fun. Drop in for some play any or every week and experience the power of play ... All power to the players!
99 seats Faculty Center Sarah Dreier-Kasik
Tuesday
Oct/03/2017
01:00 PM
Tuesday
Oct/03/2017
02:30 PM
TSERS: Retirement Workshop
This workshop is designed for members of the Teachers' and State Employees' Retirement System (TSERS). All TSERS members are welcome to attend, but the topics will be most relevant to mid to late career employees.

Topics will include retirement calculations, conversion of sick leave to service, retiree health insurance vesting, the process to initiate monthly retirement payments and more. Please feel free to bring a spouse, or partner.
*For Faculty/Staff Only*

Instructor: Emily Foust, Benefits Manager, Human Resources

Please note this is not a financial planning workshop.
Suggested Additional Workshops: Workshops on retirement, financial planning, and individual sessions with vendors/financial planners are offered throughout the year.
17 seats Bryan 211 Sarah Dreier-Kasik
Tuesday
Oct/03/2017
01:15 PM
Tuesday
Oct/03/2017
01:45 PM
Tour of Jackson Library for Employees
Explore your local library with Jackson Library staff. Tour the Jackson Library and discover what is available to you as an employee - a 3D printer and scanner, Digital Media Commons, DVD and electronics check-out, interlibrary loans, and a printing press! Learn the history of UNCG through the archives.

Please register at least 24 hours prior to the beginning of the tour. Meet at the Jackson Library Reference Desk. Thank you.

**For Faculty and Staff Only**
15 seats Jackson Library Reference Desk Sarah Dreier-Kasik
Wednesday
Oct/04/2017
03:30 PM
Wednesday
Oct/04/2017
05:00 PM
TSERS: Retirement Workshop
This workshop is designed for members of the Teachers' and State Employees' Retirement System (TSERS). All TSERS members are welcome to attend, but the topics will be most relevant to mid to late career employees.

Topics will include retirement calculations, conversion of sick leave to service, retiree health insurance vesting, the process to initiate monthly retirement payments and more. Please feel free to bring a spouse, or partner.
*For Faculty/Staff Only*

Instructor: Emily Foust, Benefits Manager, Human Resources

Please note this is not a financial planning workshop.
Suggested Additional Workshops: Workshops on retirement, financial planning, and individual sessions with vendors/financial planners are offered throughout the year.
20 seats Graham 202 Sarah Dreier-Kasik
Wednesday
Oct/11/2017
12:00 PM
Wednesday
Oct/11/2017
01:00 PM
Learning to Say "No"
Saying "no" can often be difficult. It can arouse feelings of guilt or fears of displeasing others. Nevertheless, the word "no" is one of the most important words in our language. By saying "no" we define who we are, what are willing or not willing to do and what we permit others to do to us. The ability to say "no" is critical skill that many have never developed or fear to use. This workshop will address the skills involved in learning to respectfully say "no" in order to build and maintain healthy self-esteem.

At the end of this workshop, you will be able to:

* Identify the reasons why it is important to say "no"
* Describe the distinctions between passive, aggressive and assertive behavior
* Identify the most common obstacles to saying "no"
* Describe the real and imagined consequences of saying "no"
* Describe several templates for saying no and how to effectively employ them

Target Audience: Anyone wishing to improve their ability to say "no" in a productive, respectful manner.
*For Faculty/Staff only.*

Facilitator: ComPsych
FULL 0 seats Bryan 113 Sarah Dreier-Kasik
Monday
Oct/16/2017
12:15 PM
Monday
Oct/16/2017
01:00 PM
Monday Play!
Time: Every Monday at 12:14 (till 1:00)
Location: Faculty Center
No registration required

Looking for a great way to start your week?! Come join us for some improvisation and play every Monday at 12:14 (and 42 seconds) in Faculty Center.
Co-led by improv/play aficionados Sarah Dreier-Kasik and Omar H. Ali, Monday Play! is the way to kick-start your week with some free play and games.
Play is fundamental to our ability to continue growing and developing--and it's fun. Drop in for some play any or every week and experience the power of play ... All power to the players!
99 seats Faculty Center Sarah Dreier-Kasik
Wednesday
Oct/18/2017
01:15 PM
Wednesday
Oct/18/2017
01:45 PM
Tour of Jackson Library for Employees
Explore your local library with Jackson Library staff. Tour the Jackson Library and discover what is available to you as an employee - a 3D printer and scanner, Digital Media Commons, DVD and electronics check-out, interlibrary loans, and a printing press! Learn the history of UNCG through the archives.

Please register at least 24 hours prior to the beginning of the tour. Meet at the Jackson Library Reference Desk. Thank you.

**For Faculty and Staff Only**
19 seats Jackson Library Reference Desk Lea Leininger
Monday
Oct/23/2017
12:15 PM
Monday
Oct/23/2017
01:00 PM
Monday Play!
Time: Every Monday at 12:14 (till 1:00)
Location: Faculty Center
No registration required

Looking for a great way to start your week?! Come join us for some improvisation and play every Monday at 12:14 (and 42 seconds) in Faculty Center.
Co-led by improv/play aficionados Sarah Dreier-Kasik and Omar H. Ali, Monday Play! is the way to kick-start your week with some free play and games.
Play is fundamental to our ability to continue growing and developing--and it's fun. Drop in for some play any or every week and experience the power of play ... All power to the players!
99 seats Bryan 113 Sarah Dreier-Kasik
Wednesday
Oct/25/2017
12:00 PM
Wednesday
Oct/25/2017
01:00 PM
Friendly Persuasion: How to Get the Things You Want
While it's true that some people are intuitively good at persuading others, for most of us the most reliable path to success lies in knowing what we want to achieve and systematically deciding how we want to go about achieving it. Persuasion is a skill that everyone in the organization uses to accomplish goals. Used effectively, persuasion can lead to solutions that work in everyone's best interest. This workshop will provide you with communication techniques to get the results that you want and need.

At the end of this workshop, you will be able to:

Describe how to assess your own persuasive abilities
* Describe the results of your persuasion self-assessment

Identify the steps that will make you persuasive
* Describe how listening well can contribute to your ability to persuade others
* Identify questioning techniques that can help you get what you want
* Describe ways to make sure that you get feedback during a persuasive dialogue

Create a personal action plan to improve your persuasive abilities
* Identify the steps you will take upon completing this session

Target Audience: Employees looking to improve their skills in persuasion.
*For Faculty/Staff Only*

Facilitator: ComPsych
FULL 0 seats Bryan 113 Sarah Dreier-Kasik
Monday
Oct/30/2017
12:15 PM
Monday
Oct/30/2017
01:00 PM
Monday Play!
Time: Every Monday at 12:14 (till 1:00)
Location: Faculty Center
No registration required

Looking for a great way to start your week?! Come join us for some improvisation and play every Monday at 12:14 (and 42 seconds) in Faculty Center.
Co-led by improv/play aficionados Sarah Dreier-Kasik and Omar H. Ali, Monday Play! is the way to kick-start your week with some free play and games.
Play is fundamental to our ability to continue growing and developing--and it's fun. Drop in for some play any or every week and experience the power of play ... All power to the players!
99 seats Faculty Center Sarah Dreier-Kasik
Tuesday
Oct/31/2017
01:15 PM
Tuesday
Oct/31/2017
01:45 PM
Tour of Jackson Library for Employees
Explore your local library with Jackson Library staff. Tour the Jackson Library and discover what is available to you as an employee - a 3D printer and scanner, Digital Media Commons, DVD and electronics check-out, interlibrary loans, and a printing press! Learn the history of UNCG through the archives.

Please register at least 24 hours prior to the beginning of the tour. Meet at the Jackson Library Reference Desk. Thank you.

**For Faculty and Staff Only**
20 seats Jackson Library Reference Desk Lea Leininger
Monday
Nov/06/2017
12:15 PM
Monday
Nov/06/2017
01:00 PM
Monday Play!
Time: Every Monday at 12:14 (till 1:00)
Location: Faculty Center
No registration required

Looking for a great way to start your week?! Come join us for some improvisation and play every Monday at 12:14 (and 42 seconds) in Faculty Center.
Co-led by improv/play aficionados Sarah Dreier-Kasik and Omar H. Ali, Monday Play! is the way to kick-start your week with some free play and games.
Play is fundamental to our ability to continue growing and developing--and it's fun. Drop in for some play any or every week and experience the power of play ... All power to the players!
99 seats Faculty Center Sarah Dreier-Kasik
Wednesday
Nov/08/2017
12:00 PM
Wednesday
Nov/08/2017
01:00 PM
Developing Will Power and Self-Control for Behavior Change
Establishing self-control over behaviors such as overeating, smoking, gambling, pornography consumption, shopping, gambling and other addictive behaviors can be extremely difficult and discouraging. This course will address the nature of will power and how to develop self-control for effective behavioral change.

At the end of this workshop, you will be able to:

* Recognize the battle that occurs in the brain between impulse gratification and pursuit of long-range goals
* Describe how stress, emotional strain, lack sleep, and alcohol or drugs can strain mental resources and increase vulnerability to temptation
* Describe how to increase motivation and engagement in the process via support networks and how and when to seek professional help

Identify ways to increase self-control such as:
* Become aware of the risks and consequences of the behavior you wish to change
* Change your impulses by associating temptations with negative consequences
* Transform vague long-range goals into simple intermediate steps
* Identify and avoid risky situations
* Formulate "if, then" contingencies
* Train your working memory

Target Audience: Anyone concerned with changing a problematic behavior.
*For Faculty/Staff only.*

Facilitator: ComPsych
3 seats Bryan 113 Sarah Dreier-Kasik
Monday
Nov/13/2017
12:15 PM
Monday
Nov/13/2017
01:00 PM
Monday Play!
Time: Every Monday at 12:14 (till 1:00)
Location: Faculty Center
No registration required

Looking for a great way to start your week?! Come join us for some improvisation and play every Monday at 12:14 (and 42 seconds) in Faculty Center.
Co-led by improv/play aficionados Sarah Dreier-Kasik and Omar H. Ali, Monday Play! is the way to kick-start your week with some free play and games.
Play is fundamental to our ability to continue growing and developing--and it's fun. Drop in for some play any or every week and experience the power of play ... All power to the players!
99 seats Faculty Center Sarah Dreier-Kasik
Wednesday
Nov/15/2017
01:15 PM
Wednesday
Nov/15/2017
01:45 PM
Tour of Jackson Library for Employees
Explore your local library with Jackson Library staff. Tour the Jackson Library and discover what is available to you as an employee - a 3D printer and scanner, Digital Media Commons, DVD and electronics check-out, interlibrary loans, and a printing press! Learn the history of UNCG through the archives.

Please register at least 24 hours prior to the beginning of the tour. Meet at the Jackson Library Reference Desk. Thank you.

**For Faculty and Staff Only**
20 seats Jackson Library Reference Desk Lea Leininger
Monday
Nov/20/2017
12:15 PM
Monday
Nov/20/2017
01:00 PM
Monday Play!
Time: Every Monday at 12:14 (till 1:00)
Location: Faculty Center
No registration required

Looking for a great way to start your week?! Come join us for some improvisation and play every Monday at 12:14 (and 42 seconds) in Faculty Center.
Co-led by improv/play aficionados Sarah Dreier-Kasik and Omar H. Ali, Monday Play! is the way to kick-start your week with some free play and games.
Play is fundamental to our ability to continue growing and developing--and it's fun. Drop in for some play any or every week and experience the power of play ... All power to the players!
99 seats Faculty Center Sarah Dreier-Kasik
Monday
Nov/27/2017
12:15 PM
Monday
Nov/27/2017
01:00 PM
Monday Play!
Time: Every Monday at 12:14 (till 1:00)
Location: Faculty Center
No registration required

Looking for a great way to start your week?! Come join us for some improvisation and play every Monday at 12:14 (and 42 seconds) in Faculty Center.
Co-led by improv/play aficionados Sarah Dreier-Kasik and Omar H. Ali, Monday Play! is the way to kick-start your week with some free play and games.
Play is fundamental to our ability to continue growing and developing--and it's fun. Drop in for some play any or every week and experience the power of play ... All power to the players!
99 seats Faculty Center Sarah Dreier-Kasik
Monday
Dec/04/2017
12:15 PM
Monday
Dec/04/2017
01:00 PM
Monday Play!
Time: Every Monday at 12:14 (till 1:00)
Location: Faculty Center
No registration required

Looking for a great way to start your week?! Come join us for some improvisation and play every Monday at 12:14 (and 42 seconds) in Faculty Center.
Co-led by improv/play aficionados Sarah Dreier-Kasik and Omar H. Ali, Monday Play! is the way to kick-start your week with some free play and games.
Play is fundamental to our ability to continue growing and developing--and it's fun. Drop in for some play any or every week and experience the power of play ... All power to the players!
99 seats Faculty Center Sarah Dreier-Kasik
Tuesday
Dec/05/2017
01:15 PM
Tuesday
Dec/05/2017
01:45 PM
Tour of Jackson Library for Employees
Explore your local library with Jackson Library staff. Tour the Jackson Library and discover what is available to you as an employee - a 3D printer and scanner, Digital Media Commons, DVD and electronics check-out, interlibrary loans, and a printing press! Learn the history of UNCG through the archives.

Please register at least 24 hours prior to the beginning of the tour. Meet at the Jackson Library Reference Desk. Thank you.

**For Faculty and Staff Only**
20 seats Jackson Library Reference Desk Lea Leininger
Wednesday
Dec/06/2017
09:00 AM
Wednesday
Dec/06/2017
11:00 AM
Practical Ethics: Professional Life Beyond the Legal Minimum
While the law provides a baseline for decision-making, much of our professional life is guided by ethical values. What are our core ethical values and how do we apply them in making workplace decisions? How can we avoid common reasoning errors that lead to ethically questionable choices? Ethical leadership requires ongoing utilization of the ethics toolbox. Join us for a frank discussion of ethics tools, framework, challenges, and practical solutions to real problems faced by professionals.

Instructor: Wade Maki
Senior Lecturer, Department of Philosophy

*For Faculty/Staff only.*
17 seats Bryan 113 Sarah Dreier-Kasik
Wednesday
Dec/06/2017
12:00 PM
Wednesday
Dec/06/2017
01:00 PM
Overcoming Procrastination
Procrastination is rampant in today's business world.

Sure, it is easy to blame others for your inability to get things done: demanding bosses, or coworkers who interrupt you for help. But be honest, how often is it your own fault? Are you simply putting off doing what will still be in your in-box tomorrow? Do you make statements such as: "I do not have time to do it," "It makes sense to do the smaller tasks first to get them out of the way," "Once I get more energy, I can really focus on this." If so, there is a strong possibility that you have fallen into the 'Procrastination Trap'.

Pushing important tasks and projects off until later can cause emotional anguish and keep you from accomplishing professional and personal goals. This workshop will provide you with techniques and strategies to overcome procrastination in your work and personal life.

At the end of this workshop, you will be able to:

Identify what procrastination really is
* Describe the difference between procrastination and prioritization

Describe the reasons people tend to procrastinate
* Identify when lack of commitment plays a part
* Describe how fear can cause procrastination
* Identify when something is considered a low priority
* Describe the importance of having enough information
* Identify times when you are just not interested in doing something

Describe how to assign priorities effectively
* Identify criteria you can use to effectively prioritize tasks

Targeted Audience: Anyone interested in everyday tips about how to avoid procrastination.
*For Faculty/Staff only.*

Facilitator: ComPsych

4 seats Bryan 113 Sarah Dreier-Kasik
Monday
Dec/11/2017
12:15 PM
Monday
Dec/11/2017
01:00 PM
Monday Play!
Time: Every Monday at 12:14 (till 1:00)
Location: Faculty Center
No registration required

Looking for a great way to start your week?! Come join us for some improvisation and play every Monday at 12:14 (and 42 seconds) in Faculty Center.
Co-led by improv/play aficionados Sarah Dreier-Kasik and Omar H. Ali, Monday Play! is the way to kick-start your week with some free play and games.
Play is fundamental to our ability to continue growing and developing--and it's fun. Drop in for some play any or every week and experience the power of play ... All power to the players!
99 seats Faculty Center Sarah Dreier-Kasik
Wednesday
Dec/13/2017
12:00 PM
Wednesday
Dec/13/2017
01:00 PM
How to Ace an Interview: Be a STAR!
Practice using the STAR Method on these common behavioral interviewing questions:

* "Describe a situation in which you were able to use persuasion to successfully convince someone to see things your way."
* "Describe a time when you were faced with a stressful situation that demonstrated your coping skills."
* "Give me a specific example of a time when you used good judgement and logic in solving a problem."
* "Give me an example of a time when you set a goal and were able to meet or achieve it."

Target Audience: Anyone wishing to improve their interviewing ability.

Instructor: Sarah Dreier-Kasik, Learning Coordinator, Human Resources

**For Faculty and Staff Only**
18 seats Bryan 113 Sarah Dreier-Kasik
Monday
Dec/18/2017
12:15 PM
Monday
Dec/18/2017
01:00 PM
Monday Play!
Time: Every Monday at 12:14 (till 1:00)
Location: Faculty Center
No registration required

Looking for a great way to start your week?! Come join us for some improvisation and play every Monday at 12:14 (and 42 seconds) in Faculty Center.
Co-led by improv/play aficionados Sarah Dreier-Kasik and Omar H. Ali, Monday Play! is the way to kick-start your week with some free play and games.
Play is fundamental to our ability to continue growing and developing--and it's fun. Drop in for some play any or every week and experience the power of play ... All power to the players!

Last one of the semester!
99 seats Faculty Center Sarah Dreier-Kasik
Wednesday
Dec/20/2017
01:15 PM
Wednesday
Dec/20/2017
01:45 PM
Tour of Jackson Library for Employees
Explore your local library with Jackson Library staff. Tour the Jackson Library and discover what is available to you as an employee - a 3D printer and scanner, Digital Media Commons, DVD and electronics check-out, interlibrary loans, and a printing press! Learn the history of UNCG through the archives.

Please register at least 24 hours prior to the beginning of the tour. Meet at the Jackson Library Reference Desk. Thank you.

**For Faculty and Staff Only**
20 seats Jackson Library Reference Desk Lea Leininger
Monday
Jan/08/2018
12:15 PM
Monday
Jan/08/2018
01:00 PM
Monday Play!
Time: Every Monday at 12:14 (till 1:00)
Location: Faculty Center
No registration required

Looking for a great way to start your week?! Come join us for some improvisation and play every Monday at 12:14 (and 42 seconds) in Faculty Center.
Co-led by improv/play aficionados Sarah Dreier-Kasik and Omar H. Ali, Monday Play! is the way to kick-start your week with some free play and games.
Play is fundamental to our ability to continue growing and developing--and it's fun. Drop in for some play any or every week and experience the power of play ... All power to the players!

First one of the semester!
99 seats Faculty Center Sarah Dreier-Kasik
Monday
Jan/22/2018
12:15 PM
Monday
Jan/22/2018
01:00 PM
Monday Play!
Time: Every Monday at 12:14 (till 1:00)
Location: Faculty Center
No registration required

Looking for a great way to start your week?! Come join us for some improvisation and play every Monday at 12:14 (and 42 seconds) in Faculty Center.
Co-led by improv/play aficionados Sarah Dreier-Kasik and Omar H. Ali, Monday Play! is the way to kick-start your week with some free play and games.
Play is fundamental to our ability to continue growing and developing--and it's fun. Drop in for some play any or every week and experience the power of play ... All power to the players!
99 seats Faculty Center Sarah Dreier-Kasik