Workshops & Events: Human Resources

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Tuesday
Mar/17/2015
10:00 AM
Tuesday
Mar/17/2015
12:00 PM
Performance Measurement for Continuous Improvement
Performance measurement is essential for continuous improvement in organizations. The course will focus on input, process, output, and outcome measures through examples from profit and not-for-profit organizations. In addition, the course will stimulate critical discussion and reflection (amongst the participants) on measuring performance for continuous improvement in their respective organizations.

Instructor: Vidyaranya B. Gargeya, Ph.D.,
Professor and Head of the Department,
Information Systems and Supply Chain Management

Credits: Managerial & Supervisory Development (elective), Performance Management, Process Improvement

*For Faculty/Staff only.*
22 seats Bryan 113 Sarah Dreier-Kasik
Tuesday
Mar/17/2015
01:30 PM
Tuesday
Mar/17/2015
03:30 PM
Grievance and Disciplinary Policies
An informative review of UNCG's Disciplinary Policy and Grievance Procedures that is applicable to SPA employees. What you should know when disciplinary action is needed.

The policies may be found here: web.uncg.edu/hrs/PolicyManuals/StaffManual/

Instructors: Edna Chun, D.M., Associate Vice Chancellor, Human Resources; Benita Peace, Director of Talent Acquisition and Affirmative Action Office, Human Resources

Credits: Managerial & Supervisory Development (core), Policies, Performance Management

*For Faculty/Staff only.*
24 seats Bryan 113 Sarah Dreier-Kasik
Wednesday
Mar/18/2015
09:00 AM
Wednesday
Mar/18/2015
11:00 AM
Micro-affirmations and Micro-inequities in the Workplace
Learn to identify micro-inequities, and create a strategic approach to replace them with macro-affirmations. Micro-inequities are the ways in which individuals are singled out, overlooked, ignored or otherwise discounted, based on unchangeable characteristics such as race, gender or sexual orientation. They generally take the form of gestures, different language, treatment or even tone of voice. When micro-inequities accumulate to block employees' contributions and cause disengagement, they transcend the personal and become a major business issue.

This session will help you:
  • Identify micro-inequities, including those not so easy to see.
  • Understand the impact of micro-inequities on individuals and teams in the workplace.
  • Discuss the business case for eliminating micro-inequities and furthering inclusion.
  • Identify things you can do individually as a leader and team member to eliminate micro-inequities.
  • Create a strategic approach to replace micro-inequities with macro-affirmations, to send a message of respect throughout the organization.


  • Instructor: Shelly L. Brown-Jeffy, Ph.D.,
    Director of Undergraduate Studies, Department of Sociology

    Credits: Managerial & Supervisory Development (elective), Diversity

    *For Faculty/Staff only.*
    16 seats Bryan 113 Sarah Dreier-Kasik
    Wednesday
    Mar/18/2015
    01:00 PM
    Wednesday
    Mar/18/2015
    02:00 PM
    Laughter, Humor and Play to Reduce Stress and Solve Problems
    Professional comedians shouldn't be the only people to use smiling, laughter, humor and play as part of their daily routine. These skills are valuable for everyone. A good smile has long been a key tool for anyone who needs to influence others. Laughter is now shown to improve our pain tolerance. Humor and play can be the building blocks of problem-solving. Together they can improve our happiness and effectiveness.

    Facilitator: ComPsych

    *For Faculty/Staff only.*
    20 seats Bryan 113 Sarah Dreier-Kasik
    Tuesday
    Mar/24/2015
    10:00 AM
    Tuesday
    Mar/24/2015
    12:00 AM
    Compassionate Communication
    Based on the work of Dr. Marshall Rosenberg and his book Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life, this course will focus on a few important shifts in awareness, thinking, and communication that enhance and preserve the natural connection and generosity that is inherent in human beings. Helpful for all relationships - at home, at work, and especially our relationship to self - these practices of compassionate communication confront the ways in which people in our authority-based culture have been taught to think. Thus the workshop will focus on shifts of thinking and use interactive exercises to practice the implementation of those new paths of thought. In the time allotted, the course will focus on two aspects of the practice: (1) separating evaluation from observation, (2) converting thoughts of judgment (blame, criticism, etc.) into understanding unmet needs, toward being able to make requests of others without losing the connection with them.

    It is recommended to take this course in tandem with the course, Creating a Positive and Inclusive Climate in the Workplace.

    Instructor: Anthony Taylor, Ph.D., Associate Professor, School of Music

    Credits: Management & Supervisor Development (elective), Communication, Leadership, Organizational Culture, Performance Management

    *For Faculty/Staff only.*
    19 seats Bryan 113 Sarah Dreier-Kasik
    Tuesday
    Mar/24/2015
    02:00 PM
    Tuesday
    Mar/24/2015
    04:00 PM
    Writing and Using Competency Assessments for SPA Positions: A Primer
    A competency can be defined as "a measurable pattern of knowledge, skills, abilities, behaviors, and other characteristics that an individual needs to perform work roles or occupational functions successfully." (U.S. Office of Personnel Management). This workshop will show you how to complete competency assessments for positions and employees within the NC Career Banding System. This is an interactive class with writing exercises, tools and tips. At the end of the workshop participants should be able understand how to use and write competencies for more effective assessment and evaluation of positions and employees.

    Instructor: Gwen Evans, Human Resources Consultant - Compensation Manager

    Credits: Managerial & Supervisory Development (core), Performance Management, Policies

    *For Faculty/Staff only.*
    23 seats Bryan 113 Sarah Dreier-Kasik
    Thursday
    Mar/26/2015
    10:00 AM
    Thursday
    Mar/26/2015
    12:00 PM
    The Key to Customer "Delight": The Journey to Excellence Continues!
    This two-part series will provide a framework for enhancing quality, innovation, effectiveness, efficiency, productivity, and profitability for enhancing internal and external customer satisfaction and "delight" on an on-going basis. In addition, the course will stimulate a critical discussion and reflection (amongst the participants) on customer focus, continuous improvement, and total commitment in achieving the goals and mission of the organization.

    Instructor: Vidyaranya B. Gargeya, Ph.D.,
    Professor and Head of the Department,
    Information Systems and Supply Chain Management

    Credits: Managerial & Supervisory Development (elective), Performance Management, Process Improvement

    *For Faculty/Staff only.*
    17 seats Bryan 113 Sarah Dreier-Kasik
    Thursday
    Mar/26/2015
    02:00 PM
    Thursday
    Mar/26/2015
    04:00 PM
    Grant Writing For Maximum Impact
    Enhance your grant writing skills through practical tips and intentional strategies. Participants will learn to: Create a plan to complete the writing process on time, recognize the difference between "scholarly" writing and "grant" writing, align your writing with the priorities of a specific grant funder, develop your process for internal review, and identify the logistics needed to assemble a complete grant. Come prepared to share your own grant writing experiences and any lessons learned.

    Instructor: Aubrey R. Turner, M.S., Proposal Development Officer, Office of Sponsored Programs; Julie Voorhees, Title III Grant Project Director, Office of Research and Economic Development

    Credits: Communication

    *For Faculty/Staff only.*
    12 seats Bryan 113 Sarah Dreier-Kasik
    Tuesday
    Mar/31/2015
    11:00 AM
    Tuesday
    Mar/31/2015
    12:00 PM
    Time Management Tools: To-Do Lists, Calendars, Smartphones and More
    It seems that more than ever, people are living busy, chaotic lives that often leave them feeling overwhelmed and out of control. Between work, parental responsibilities, community involvement, exercise, hobbies, friendships, family responsibilities and more, sometimes it feels as if keeping track of it all is just impossible. Fortunately, there are many tools available to help people gain control, though sometimes sorting through what is available can add what seems like even more chaos to life. Smartphones, day planners, alarms, e-mail systems, priority grids, voice mail systems, note pads, to-do lists, contact lists, address books, folders, file cabinets and more!

    The purpose of this workshop is to help you sort through the tools available to help you organize your life, and pick the ones that will work for you.

    Facilitator: ComPsych

    *For Faculty/Staff only.*
    18 seats Bryan 113 Sarah Dreier-Kasik
    Tuesday
    Mar/31/2015
    02:00 PM
    Tuesday
    Mar/31/2015
    04:00 PM
    Understanding and Responding to Discrimination and Harassment
    This workshop will increase your knowledge about sexual harassment and sexual misconduct in order to help prevent its occurrence. It will define what sexual harassment and sexual misconduct mean and what they don't mean, as well as an understanding of the difference between the two. The course will provide an environment for dialogue about sexual harassment and sexual misconduct at UNCG, how to provide support and resources for victims, the procedures to be followed when one is made aware of an incident, and understanding your role and responsibility in ensuring UNCG is free of sexual harassment and sexual misconduct.

    Instructor: Benita Peace, Director of Talent Acquisition and Affirmative Action Officer, Human Resources

    Credits: Managerial & Supervisory Development (core), Diversity, Leadership, Policies

    *For Faculty/Staff only.*
    24 seats Bryan 113 Sarah Dreier-Kasik
    Thursday
    Apr/02/2015
    10:00 AM
    Thursday
    Apr/02/2015
    12:00 PM
    Undergraduate/Graduate Student Forms Training
    The workshop will provide a primer on Undergraduate and Graduate Student employee personnel action forms.

    Instructor: Mitzi Burchinal, Director of Budget, Personnel and Planning, Graduate School; Tammie Hill, Employee Services Operations Manager, Human Resources

    Credits: Managerial & Supervisory Development (core), Policies

    *For Faculty/Staff only.*
    23 seats Bryan 113 Sarah Dreier-Kasik
    Wednesday
    Apr/08/2015
    09:00 AM
    Wednesday
    Apr/08/2015
    12:00 PM
    Position and Performance Management
    A brief review of career banding competencies and competency levels followed by instructions for completing the Job Description, Competency Assessment, and PMP forms. Please feel free to bring a Position Description, Employee Competency Assessment and/or PMP form for a specific position in your area to receive assistance in completing.

    This workshop is primarily intended for supervisors and managers, who complete Position Descriptions, Employee Competency Assessment Forms and Performance Management Plans (PMP). Must have at least 3 participants to hold the class.

    Instructor: Angela L. Mahoney, PHR, Human Resources Consultant - Classification/Compensation (SPA)

    Credits: Managerial & Supervisory Development (core), Leadership, Performance Management, Policies

    *For Faculty/Staff only.*
    17 seats Bryan 113 Sarah Dreier-Kasik
    Wednesday
    Apr/08/2015
    01:30 PM
    Wednesday
    Apr/08/2015
    03:30 PM
    Simulation of Organizations
    This simulation is simple, non-threatening, and challenging to the individual. Yet, it has profound effects for people as they attempt to understand and make sense of the experience. This simulation displays in a very real way, how difficult it is to communicate across organization structures, allows participants to experience decision-making and role ambiguity at a different level of the organization than they may presently be used to, allows for feedback from other parts of the organization on their participation in a simple task, and provides the experience of leading at whatever level of the organization they happen to find themselves.

    Instructor: Dr. Patrick Madsen,
    Director, Career Services Center

    Credits: Managerial & Supervisory Development (elective), Communication, Process Improvement, Performance Management

    *For Faculty/Staff only.*
    20 seats Bryan 113 Sarah Dreier-Kasik
    Thursday
    Apr/09/2015
    11:00 AM
    Thursday
    Apr/09/2015
    12:00 PM
    Balancing Work and Life
    Using the philosophy that "those who are happy at home perform better on the job," this workshop was developed for those who feel burdened with too many responsibilities and without enough time for personal enjoyment.

    This workshop will help participants explore and define home responsibilities, identify career requirements and prioritize leisure time. The resulting better balance will help achieve more in one's career and at home.

    Facilitator: ComPsych

    *For Faculty/Staff only.*
    23 seats Bryan 113 Sarah Dreier-Kasik
    Tuesday
    Apr/14/2015
    09:00 AM
    Tuesday
    Apr/14/2015
    11:00 AM
    Preventing Bullying and Mobbing in the Workplace
    This workshop will focus on Bullying and Mobbing as aspects of subtle workplace violence. Participants will learn ways of identifying bullying and mobbing behaviors and developing ways of confronting bullies and mobbers.

    Instructor: Thomas Matyók, Ph.D.,
    Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies,
    Department of Peace and Conflict Studies

    Credits: Managerial & Supervisory Development (elective), Communication, Leadership

    *For Faculty/Staff only.*
    21 seats Bryan 113 Sarah Dreier-Kasik
    Tuesday
    Apr/14/2015
    12:00 PM
    Tuesday
    Apr/14/2015
    01:00 PM
    Paying Off Debt While Building Wealth
    In difficult economic times, many people are struggling to just keep up with monthly bills, let alone make progress on debt repayment. What suffers most is contributing to savings and investing goals. This session will focus on developing financial plans and strategies to address the dual goals of having a plan for paying off debt, while also contributing to building personal wealth.

    This session covers the basics (or essentials) of each area and describes practical techniques that can help you to formulate your own plan to manage your personal finances to organize a sensible debt repayment plan without sacrificing other financial goals.

    Facilitator: ComPsych
    Brown Bag Lunch

    *For Faculty/Staff only.*
    6 seats Bryan 113 Sarah Dreier-Kasik
    Tuesday
    Apr/21/2015
    09:30 AM
    Tuesday
    Apr/21/2015
    11:30 AM
    Building an Engaged and Innovative Team
    Change the status quo, believe in thinking differently, and bring unconventional thinking to business challenges! Join this workshop and explore the topic of teamwork through experiential exercises, idea generating methods and processes to achieve engagement, collaboration, and innovation.

    Instructor: Shirley Landry, Faculty, Center for Creative Leadership

    Credits: Managerial & Supervisory Development (elective), Communication, Diversity, Leadership

    *For Faculty/Staff only.*
    22 seats Bryan 113 Sarah Dreier-Kasik
    Tuesday
    Apr/21/2015
    12:00 PM
    Tuesday
    Apr/21/2015
    01:00 PM
    The Sandwich Generation: Balancing Your Personal Life with the Needs of Your Older Parents or Loved Ones
    Most of us reach a point in life when parents or elderly relatives begin to require more attention and time, and sometimes, our financial support as well. Caring for an older person can be complicated and few of us are trained for the many aspects of that care. Providing care for an elder is a very personal matter. No two situations are the same and there are no simple solutions. You can, though, benefit from following some practical suggestions. Balancing work, family and care-giving responsibilities can present some challenges.

    This workshop provides an overview of information to help the participant cope with their personal life while dealing with their elder's needs.

    Facilitator: ComPsych
    Brown Bag Lunch

    *For Faculty/Staff only.*
    20 seats Bryan 113 Sarah Dreier-Kasik
    Wednesday
    Apr/22/2015
    11:00 AM
    Wednesday
    Apr/22/2015
    12:00 PM
    Navigating the Workplace through the Power of Play: Part I
    Two-part workshop on developing your improvisational skills to create a more joyful and productive workplace. Led by award-winning teacher, scholar, and performer, Dr. Omar Ali combines cutting-edge research in developmental psychology, improv theater, and philosophy by taking participants/players through a brief history of science regarding human development, play, and learning before launching into improvisational techniques and exercises. Grounded in the developmental methodology of the Russian psychologist Lev Vygotsky and the work of the American developmental psychologist Lois Holzman, Ali brings the latest work on play and performance to life.

    Part I explores Learning and Development through Play.

    Instructor: Omar Ali, Ph.D.,
    Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies,
    African American & African Diaspora Studies

    Credits: Managerial & Supervisory Development (elective), Communication, Diversity, Performance Management

    *For Faculty/Staff only.*
    20 seats Bryan 113 Sarah Dreier-Kasik
    Wednesday
    Apr/22/2015
    02:00 PM
    Wednesday
    Apr/22/2015
    05:00 PM
    Intercultural Sensitivity: Looking Through Other Eyes
    The International Programs Center (IPC) is offering this workshop to help UNCG faculty and staff increase awareness of their own cultural background and heighten their intercultural sensitivity (a lifelong learning experience). This three-hour workshop centers around Milton Bennett's Developmental Model of Intercultural Sensitivity (DMIS), a model of the development of one's worldview structure. According to Bennett, "The underlying assumption of the model is that as one's experience of cultural difference becomes more sophisticated, one's competence in intercultural relations potentially increases."

    Intended audience: All employees interested in incorporating intercultural competency into curriculum (as part of our university-wide internationalization plan) and/or into their daily professional/personal lives. The IPC staff will provide light refreshments.

    Enrollment will close Wednesday, April 8th to allow test taking and results generation prior to the April 22nd class. See these documents for Payment and Test Taking Instructions. The fee is $12.00.
    BANFIN-33
    Test Taking Instructions
    NOTE: All enrollees are required to register for the workshop at least two weeks in advance to allow time to complete the 30-minute online Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI). There is a $12 fee which must be paid before taking the online IDI. Upon enrollment a BANFIN-33 will be provided to you. If you have any questions please contact Sarah Dreier-Kasik, s_dreier@uncg.edu, 336-334-9795.

    Instructor: Dr. Penelope Pynes, Associate Provost, International Programs Center.

    Credit: Managerial/Supervisory Development (elective), Communication, Diversity, Performance Management
    22 seats Foust 216B Sarah Dreier-Kasik
    Tuesday
    Apr/28/2015
    10:00 AM
    Tuesday
    Apr/28/2015
    11:00 AM
    Emotional Intelligence
    Implementing discipline over our emotional life is difficult and requires lifelong practice. Being able to choose to act or respond in a particular manner is preferable to re-acting on a consistent basis, yet it is difficult. Enhancing emotional intelligence improves our ability to master our emotional functioning. High emotional intelligence can improve our communications with all others, enhance our perception of satisfaction with ourselves and our lives and increase our productiveness overall.

    Facilitator: ComPsych

    *For Faculty/Staff only.*
    23 seats Bryan 113 Sarah Dreier-Kasik
    Tuesday
    Apr/28/2015
    01:30 PM
    Tuesday
    Apr/28/2015
    03:00 PM
    Leave Management Training
    This workshop covers information on the leave policies for EPA Non-Faculty and SPA employees, including: vacation, sick, community service, voluntary shared, adverse weather, overtime, comp-time, holidays, leave without pay, and a time-sheet review.

    Instructors: Kathy Watford, Employee Services Supervisor, Human Resources; Marcia Rey, Employee Services Specialist, Human Resources

    Credit: Managerial & Supervisory Development (core), Policies

    *For Faculty/Staff only.*
    18 seats Bryan 113 Sarah Dreier-Kasik
    Wednesday
    Apr/29/2015
    11:00 AM
    Wednesday
    Apr/29/2015
    12:00 PM
    Navigating the Workplace through the Power of Play: Part II
    Two-part workshop on developing your improvisational skills to create a more joyful and productive workplace. Led by award-winning teacher, scholar, and performer, Dr. Omar Ali combines cutting-edge research in developmental psychology, improv theater, and philosophy by taking participants/players through a brief history of science regarding human development, play, and learning before launching into improvisational techniques and exercises. Grounded in the developmental methodology of the Russian psychologist Lev Vygotsky and the work of the American developmental psychologist Lois Holzman, Ali brings the latest work on play and performance to life.

    Part II will focus on Creativity, Productivity, and Possibilities within the workplace.

    Instructor: Omar Ali, Ph.D.,
    Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies,
    African American & African Diaspora Studies

    Credits: Managerial & Supervisory Development (elective), Communication, Diversity, Performance Management

    *For Faculty/Staff only.*
    20 seats Bryan 113 Sarah Dreier-Kasik
    Thursday
    Apr/30/2015
    09:00 AM
    Friday
    May/01/2015
    01:30 PM
    EEOI - Equal Employment Opportunity Institute
    This very informative workshop focuses on federal and state EEO laws, anti-discrimination practices; and the values of diversity. Note: This workshop covers 2 days. Required of all state managers and supervisors by NC Office of State Human Resources (OSHR). The Equal Employment Opportunity Institute (EEOI) became a legal mandate for state government managers and supervisors when North Carolina Assembly ratified House Bill 959 on June 26, 1991. This act requires managers and supervisors, employed by the state, to attend equal employment opportunity training within their first year of appointment or promotion.

    Notes:

    (1) A minimum of 8 participants required.
    (2)This workshop covers 2 days.

    Day 1: 9am-4:30pm
    Day 2: 9am-1:30pm


    Instructor: Angela L. Mahoney, PHR, Human Resources Consultant - Classification/Compensation (SPA)

    Credits: Managerial & Supervisory Development (Mandatory), Diversity, Policies

    *For Faculty/Staff only.*
    21 seats Bryan 113 Sarah Dreier-Kasik