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Register for semester’s final HR Professional Development Workshops

102616feature_hrworkshopsUNCG’s Human Resources is a resource for knowledge for you. To view the workshops being offered and to register for a workshop, visit the Professional Development catalog located at: http://web.uncg.edu/hrs/Professional_Development/Course_Catalog/

Some offerings in the coming weeks include:


Leave Management 101 will answer your questions regarding leave – when to use what, and how to interpret the policy in regards to your department.  Various types of leave include, but are not limited to: adverse weather, holidays, compensatory (comp) time, vacation/sick leave, community service, civil leave and voluntary shared leave.  This workshop with Human Resources’ Marcia Rey and Rhonda Rogers will be held on Friday, October 28, from 10am-12pm.

Please register for this workshop on October 28 here: http://workshops.uncg.edu/sign-up/?wks_sch_id=33022526


Human Resources’ Deb Carley will present a workshop, Time Management, on prioritizing your needs and your departmental needs while helping you identify time wasters.  This workshop will offer tips on using a “Priority Matrix” as well as the use of a 5-step method to assist with time management.  This workshop is offered on Wednesday, November 2, from 9am-11am.

Please register for this workshop on November 2 here: https://workshops.uncg.edu/sign-up/?wks_sch_id=33022398


UNCG’s Human Resources provides an informative workshop on Managing Personnel Action Forms: SHRA and EHRA Non-Faculty Employment.  This workshop on Thursday, November 3, from 10am-12pm will provide a primer on temporary and permanent personnel action forms. This important procedural review will consist of the when and how to utilize available personnel action forms and EPAFs to ensure timely pay.  This workshop is provided by Kathy Watford, Human Resources Specialist for SHRA Temporary; Marcia Rey, Human Resources Specialist for EHRA Non-Faculty, and Rhonda Rogers, Human Resources Specialist for SHRA Permanent.

**Please note that there is a recommended prerequisite for this workshop: Banner HR: EPAF and PAFs.

Please register for this workshop on November 3 here: https://workshops.uncg.edu/sign-up/?wks_sch_id=33022527


A workshop on the Teachers’ and State Employees’ Retirement System (TSERS) is designed to help mid to late career employees see what resources are available to you.  Emily Foust, UNCG’s Benefit Manager, will discuss retirements in her TSERS: Retirement Workshop. Feel free to bring your spouse or partner with you.  Please register for you both as seating is limited. This workshop will take place on Monday, November 7th from 1 pm-2:30 pm in Forney 112.

Please register for the workshop on November 7 here: https://workshops.uncg.edu/sign-up/?wks_sch_id=33022540

**Please note this is not a financial planning workshop.**




It’s Back: A special four-part series, Introduction to American Sign Language, will give you a quick introduction to American Sign Language (ASL) focusing on conversations and phrases that are useful in day-to-day office interactions. This series began earlier this month with one session; three sessions remain:

Register for the November 4th session here: http://workshops.uncg.edu/sign-up/?wks_sch_id=33022389

Register for the November 11th session here: http://workshops.uncg.edu/sign-up/?wks_sch_id=33022390

Register for the November 18th session here: http://workshops.uncg.edu/sign-up/?wks_sch_id=33022391



Hiring series: An important aspect of hiring requires finding the right candidates.  Human Resources’ Benita Peace discusses Recruiting for Success: Safe Hire Practices. Within this workshop, you will find available resources, discuss the benefits of successful hiring and the pitfalls of not carefully selecting candidates. This workshop takes place on Friday, November 4th from 2pm-4pm.

Please register for the workshop on November 4th here: https://workshops.uncg.edu/sign-up/?wks_sch_id=33022396



Hiring series: Another important aspect of finding the right candidate in your recruitment search, is having the right tools to advertise and garner applicants. Join our UNCGjobsearch expert, Natalie Jacobs, as she presents a series on UNCGjobsearch.  The November workshops series begins on Tuesday, November 8th, from 11:30am-1pm and concludes on Thursday, November 10th 11am-12:30pm and are on Creating a Posting for EPA/SPA, Review and Transition of Applicants, and Creating a Hiring Proposal.

Seats are limited, so please register today.




Hiring series: An important aspect of hiring is having the right interview techniques. Come to a workshop with Deb Carley, Interim AVC for Human Resources, as she presents on Behavioral Interviewing.  The workshop will explore the best techniques for the interview process in order to hire the best person for the job.  Several areas that will be covered include: how to evaluate past behavior to indicate future performance, the best way to use open-ended questions without theoretical (“What if”) questions, and how to frame the questions so there are no legal ramifications.  This workshop is offered on Tuesday, November 8th from 9am-11am.

Please register for this workshop on November 8th here: https://workshops.uncg.edu/sign-up/?wks_sch_id=33022376



Dr. Omar Ali will show in his three-part workshop, Transforming the Workplace through the Power of Play, that play is one way for you as an employee to become happier and more efficient in the workplace.  Come learn through the latest in research in psychology, business, and improvisation, and through interactive exercises that will build your self-confidence and interpersonal skills. It is recommended, as each of the workshops build upon each other, to attend all three workshops on Mondays: November 4, November 21, and November 28 at 11:30am-12:45pm in the Faculty Center.

Register for the November 4th session here: https://workshops.uncg.edu/sign-up/?wks_sch_id=33022379

Register for the November 21st session here: https://workshops.uncg.edu/sign-up/?wks_sch_id=33022380

Register for the November 28th session here: https://workshops.uncg.edu/sign-up/?wks_sch_id=33022381

Join Wade Maki, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Philosophy, as he provides a fun and thought-provoking workshop on ethics. Practical Ethics: Professional Life Beyond the Legal Minimum helps us cope by providing tools and useful solutions to real life situations found here at UNCG.  This workshop will be held on Thursday, November 10th from 2pm-4pm.

Please register for this workshop on November 10 here: https://workshops.uncg.edu/sign-up/?wks_sch_id=33022395



Human Resources’ Angela Mahoney is offering a workshop on the current Performance Management Plans (PMPs) process. Performance Management involves three separate phases: planning, managing, and appraising. Learn the value of each of these phases for your working relationship with your employee. This workshop will be held on Monday, November 14, from 9am-11am.  Please register for this workshop on November 14 here: https://workshops.uncg.edu/sign-up/?wks_sch_id=33022394


The International Programs Center is offering this workshop, Intercultural Sensitivity: Looking Through Other Eyes, to help employees become more aware of their own cultural background and to heighten their intercultural worldview.  This workshop will be held on Tuesday, November 15, from 2 pm-5 pm in Foust 206.  There is an intercultural sensitivity assessment ($12) associated with this workshop. Please submit a BANFIN-33 with your registration to s_dreier@uncg.edu. Please register for this workshop on November 15 here: https://workshops.uncg.edu/sign-up/?wks_sch_id=33022538


New offering: From the Vice Chancellor of Business Affairs Office, Macea Whisette is offering a new workshop on presentations. In Conversational Presenting 101, participants will learn different strategies to enhance their personal presenting styles for increased engagement and participant satisfaction. This workshop will be held on Tuesday, November 15, from 9:30 am-10:30 am.

Please register for this workshop on November 15 here: https://workshops.uncg.edu/sign-up/?wks_sch_id=33022409


Personal Development Workshops

October 26, from noon-1pm: Friendly Persuasion: How to Get the Things You Want

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.

Registration: https://workshops.uncg.edu/sign-up/?wks_sch_id=33022412


November 9, from 1 pm-2 pm: Overcoming Procrastination

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.

Registration: https://workshops.uncg.edu/sign-up/?wks_sch_id=33022412


November 17, from noon-1 pm: Cutting Through the Clutter

When surrounded by clutter, it is impossible to focus or have clarity about life. In this workshop you will learn that clutter is not the result of sloppiness, laziness or incompetence but several surmountable obstacles. Recognizing the source of your clutter problem can empower you to address the problem directly and without shame.

Registration: https://workshops.uncg.edu/sign-up/?wks_sch_id=33022410


November 30, from noon-1pm: Improving Your Memory

Our ability to remember things is one of the most useful tools we have in our work and home lives, but the amount of things we are trying to remember at once can sometimes be overwhelming. Memory is a skill, and like any skill, with practice it can be developed and improved.

Registration: https://workshops.uncg.edu/sign-up/?wks_sch_id=33022413


All workshops will take place in the HR Training Room, Bryan 113, unless otherwise noted.