There are many ways to engage and make a difference at UMBC. Please check out the list of various ways faculty and staff can volunteer and get involved in our campus community. Find it on the HR website under New Employee Resources.
We hope you will browse this list and find something that sparks your interest or ways to share your talents. Contact department representatives directly.
Thank you for all the ways you are making a difference.
In an effort to assist employees during these economic times, the Dept. of Human Resources has updated their online resources and professional development opportunities for the Fall 2013 semester.
Do you want to develop professional and personal goals you can really achieve? Would you like to know the most effective time management strategies for you to reach your goals? In this interactive workshop you will learn how to set achievable goals for professional or personal success; choose time management strategies to advance your goal achievement; monitor progress and adjust goals, as needed; and learn stress management strategies that enhance time management and goal achievement.
This session is full. If you would like to be placed on the waiting list for this program, email HRTraining@umbc.edu.
In this overview of the Performance Management Process (PMP) with Labor Relations Specialist Shobhna Arora, you will have an opportunity to learn about performance management and its components, the importance of setting goals and on-going communication, how to solicit and receive feedback, the benefits of completing a self-assessment, and strategies for enhancing professional development. This session also covers tips and assistance in preparing for performance review meetings.
The workshop will be Thursday, April 24th, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., at The Commons Room 331.
Register by April 16th and get a flyer with details at: http://my.umbc.edu/groups/training/events/21287
In this overview of the Performance Management Process (PMP) you will learn about the benefits of performance management, the importance of ongoing communication, the PMP cycle, how to use the PMP form and strategies for professional development. Elmer Falconer, Director of Employment/Labor Relations, is the instructor for this workshop. This workshop is required training for all supervisors of Regular and Contingent II Staff.
The workshop will be Friday, March 28 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., in The Commons, Room 331.
Register by March 20.
This workshop focuses on the tasks of a new supervisor, offering basic guidelines for building a work environment that supports and encourages employees to perform at their highest and most engaged levels. The workshop is highly interactive and offers new supervisors tips and techniques they can use immediately. New supervisors will learn about planning and prioritizing team tasks; delegating; developing team members; communicating upward and downward; encouraging teamwork and directing problem solving; the importance of being accessible to the team; modeling desired behavior; disciplining effectively; and giving praise and recognition.
The workshop will be Wednesday, March 5th, 8:30 am – 12:30 p.m., in the University Center, Room 312.
Register by February 25th and get a flyer with details at: http://my.umbc.edu/groups/training/events/21616
This session is full. If you would like to be placed on a waiting list for this program, please email HRTraining@umbc.edu.
Saturday, February 8, 2014
Pre-show reception at 6 p.m., show at 7:30 p.m.
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
2700 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20566
Tickets are $85 per person
Tickets are for seats located in the center orchestra (rows AA 101-130, BB 101-131, CC 101-114)
Join the UMBC Chapter of Black and Latino Alumni for a pre-show reception and performance of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. America’s cultural ambassador to the world, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater returns to the Kennedy Center for its annual engagement with its winning combination of captivating new works and enduring classics.
The performance is for Program C which includes Jirí Kylián’s sensual and visually surprising Petite Mort; in-demand choreographer Aszure Barton’s exhilarating D.C. premiere of LIFT; and Alvin Ailey’s enduring classic, Revelations.
If you have any questions about this event, please contact Rondrea Bobo ’96 at firstname.lastname@example.org or Stanyell Bruce in the Office of Alumni Relations at email@example.com or 410-455-2632.
An organization’s greatest assets are the people who produce the products or services. Employee engagement in work activities is a critical factor in organizational success.
For student employees, methods of engagement need to begin early in their learning process so they can begin to draw the connections between their interests, strengths, and learning styles; their academic major; and the workplace. Their supervisor can play a valuable role in not only helping students learn about appropriate workplace behavior, but also helping them learn about themselves and their future career development. In this workshop you will learn how to coach student employees and build effective communication skills; use tools to address common competencies needed including time management and professional skills; and develop your student performance evaluation process including setting expectations and providing feedback.
The workshop will be Thursday, February 13th, 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., in the University Center, Room 312.
Register by Wednesday, February 5
Workshop on Commercialization of UMBC Inventions
Opportunities and Options for Starting a Company
This workshop will describe the resources available for commercialization of inventions by UMBC researchers. UMBC has a process in place to help — starting with the submission of invention disclosures and patent applications, to the licensing of the patent or to the development of a start-up company. UMBC faculty will discuss their experiences in commercializing ideas and in obtaining funding for their enterprises.
Who Should Attend? Faculty, graduate students or postdoctoral researchers who:
- Have an idea or invention that may be the basis for a company;
- Are interested in learning the next steps after an invention is made; or
- Want to learn the funding options and resources to support the commercialization process.
8:00 a.m. ~ Registration and Light Refreshments
8:30 – 8:45 a.m. ~ Welcome and Introductions:
- Greg Simmons, VP, Institutional Advancement
- Karl Steiner, VP, Research
8:45 – 9:30 a.m. ~ UMBC’s process for protecting and commercializing inventions:
- Wendy Martin, Director, Office of Technology Development
9:30 – 10:30 a.m. ~ Options for Commercializing UMBC Inventions – bwtech@UMBC
- David Fink, Entrepreneur in Residence and Mill Site Miner
- Panel of UMBC Entrepreneurs
10:30 – 10:45 a.m. ~ Break
10:45 – 11:15 a.m. ~ NSF I-Corps and Mtech M-Corps Program
- Edmund Pendleton, Director, DC I-Corps
11:15 – 11:45 a.m. ~ Obtaining Funding Through the Maryland Innovation Initiative (MII)
- Jennifer Hammaker, Program Director, Maryland Innovation Initiative
11:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. ~ Wrap up – Looking Ahead
8 Weeks of RecycleMania 2014 to start on Feb. 2 at UMBC! Recycle & Reduce to WIN this intercollegiate competition!
RecycleMania is a friendly 8 week long recycling national competition between colleges and universities! In the spirit of the competition, we ask that recycling fans help promote Recyclemania, so we can recycle more of our waste, and reduce the amount of waste we create!
UMBC Recyclemania is supported by the Recycling Promo/Events Team, a partnership between Student Affairs and Facilities Management. For more information about ReSET or to join in this partnership, contact Donna Anderson at 410-455-2283 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
ReSET would be glad to bring recycling bins, displays, informational materials, activities and pledges to events throughout this period, and is looking for event co-sponsors. E-mail email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org if interested!