This workshop is designed to help you identify the insecurity and anxiety that may be short-circuiting your success. Through this workshop, you will learn to increase your poise and confidence so you can be more effective. Our facilitator will work to help you develop strategies to improve your overall confidence and manage expectations and embrace your style of interaction.
This workshop will be on Monday, June 10, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. in The University Center Room 312.
Register by May 31
Sustainability Across the Disciplines: Faculty Curriculum Workshop
Wednesday, June 5th and Thursday, June 6th, 2013
This event is a curriculum development workshop for faculty wishing to integrate topics of environmental sustainability into their courses. Faculty from all disciplines are welcome to apply – we encourage diverse perspectives!
The workshop will offer concepts, detailed examples, and materials useful for developing engaging new course content across the disciplines. Participants will collaborate to develop innovative course components that inspire critical thinking in students and address pressing environmental issues.
Workshop facilitators and guest presenters will share a range of models and resources for designing content that will engage students with locally relevant issues, generate innovative research, and encourage active ecological citizenship on campus and beyond. The ability to think critically and problem-solve around sustainability is an increasingly essential and sought-after skill. We can empower our students to examine and address real concerns, through every disciplinary lens.
Stipends are available. Light breakfast & lunch will be served, sustainably sourced.
To apply, please contact Tanvi Gadhia: email@example.com or visit http://sustainability.umbc.edu
We are pleased to announce that our SkillSoft e-Learning system has been upgraded to version 7.2, a change that will offer new and improved features such as streamlined navigation, visual aids and cues, and the ability to place any type of learning asset into “My Plan.”
Log in now to check out the changes for yourself. If you are experiencing any login issues, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. For technical difficulties, contact SkillSoft at 866-SKIL-HELP (866-754-5435) or email@example.com.
In order to develop your leadership qualities, you need to accomplish certain tasks and activate your inner greatness. When you strive for inspirational leadership, you demonstrate credibility and create a community with a shared vision.
People are inspired when they trust their leaders and can move toward common goals. Inspiring leaders create enthusiasm and bring relevant experience and sound judgment to their organizations. They paint a future for others that’s grounded in reality and demonstrates ethical and courageous behavior in the tasks put before them. This course examines what people look for in an inspiring leader. It steps through the behaviors that inspirational leaders exemplify, explaining how to develop these traits. Finally, it explores how to activate your inner greatness to become an extraordinary leader. This is course number: lead_13_a01_bs_enus
Visit the UMBC SkillSoft website for a Quick Start Guide, FAQ’s and SkillPort login access. For more information about SkillSoft and the Business Exploration Series courseware, click here.
To schedule a department presentation about using SkillSoft for professional development, call 410-455-6262 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
CPR for the Healthcare Provider will be sponsored by the Department of Emergency Health Services on the following date: Thursday, June 13, 2013 – 5:30-10 p.m.
Registration fee is $85 for the full provider course; $70 for the renewal course. For further information, contact Danette McCoy at 410-455-3584 or email@example.com.
Effective leadership is any organization’s most critical competitive advantage. Knowing “how” to be effective and “being effective” are sometimes two very different things. As Steven Covey says; “To know and not to do, is like not knowing at all.”
By attending Discovering the Leader Within, you will develop a deeper understanding of the Leadership Styles Continuum, discover which style you prefer, and learn how to create action items that enhance your personal leadership development. You will also learn how to:
- Inspire action as a leader
- Apply the necessary leadership style to be effective
- Gain followership
- Use aspects of Kouzes and Posner’s five leadership practices and 10 commitments to stretch your leadership abilities
- Enhance your personal leadership development, motivating you to cultivate and practice your leadership styles
This workshop will be on Wednesday, June 5, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in University Center Room 312. Please register by May 28.
This set of one-hour modules is appropriate for anyone in a supervisory role. The first module will help you understand the essential responsibilities you have when directing others and the practices you should employ in order to meet those responsibilities. Module two will help you identify those tasks which can be handled by others familiar with your work so you can focus on the more time-consuming and demanding responsibilities on your list. Module three introduces best practices for confronting your direct reports about difficult behavior from employees. Module four describes what diversity is, including its benefits and covers how to prepare to manage a diverse team by understanding key diversity issues and setting ground rules. See below for course names and numbers within SkillSoft.
- Directing Others
Course number: mgmt_15_a01_bs_enus
Course number: mgmt_15_a02_bs_enus
- Confronting Difficult Employee Behavior
Course number: mgmt_15_a04_bs_enus
- Managing a Diverse Team
Course number: mgmt_15_a05_bs_enus
Visit UMBC SkillSoft for a Quick Start Guide, FAQ’s and a link to the SkillPort log-in.
Get more information about SkillSoft and the Business Exploration Series courseware.
To schedule a department presentation about using SkillSoft for professional development, call ext. 5-6262 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
In the Foundation’s continuing effort to provide enhanced client services, they are bringing the Dashboard and Administrator Trainings back to UMBC.
The Dashboard training session is scheduled for Thursday, June 6, 2013 from 9 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Training will be held on UMBC’s campus in UC 312. This session introduces the Dashboard and trains you on using it. The Dashboard will be your view to key information about the Foundation accounts you administer in real-time.
The Administrator training session is scheduled for Wednesday, June 12, 2013 from 1-4 p.m. Training will be held on UMBC’s campus in Commons 329.
A sample of the topics we will cover in detail at this session are:
- Navigating the USMF Website – finding resources and forms
- Project Definition – defining our project number system
- USMF Forms – where they are, what you should know about them
- Disbursement Request Form – instructions and supporting policies and procedures
- Monthly Reports – the reporting cycle and what your report means
- Spendable Income – what is it and how is it calculated?
Date: June 6, 2013
Time: 9:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Where: UC 312
RSVP by May 29
Date: June 12, 2013
Time: 1– 4 p.m.
Where: Commons 329
RSVP by June 10
Space is limited, so please send an email to Liz Lander at email@example.com with your name, e-mail address and phone number to register. Please indicate which workshop you wish to attend, or if you plan to attend both.
Human Resources is pleased to announce that its SkillSoft e-Learning System is being upgraded on April 29 to version 7.2; a change that will offer new and improved features. Note that the SkillPort software will be unavailable for campus use during this scheduled upgrade.
To learn more about what the upgrade will offer, check out the UMBC Training and Organization Development myUMBC Group.
Join the Human Resources Department Monday, April 22 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. in UC 312 for the launch of the Pre-Retirement Seminar series. This series is targeted toward members of the TIAA-CREF Optional Retirement Program who are within five years of retirement; this half-day session provides valuable information to prepare you for retirement. Topics include:
- Options for payment distribution from our retirement account
- Your Supplemental Retirement Account
- Health insurance options for you and your dependents
- Social Security and Medicare updates
- Key information on other benefits
Don’t miss this opportunity to pave the way for a smooth transition from employment to retirement! To register, visit the UMBC Training site at www.umbc.edu/training. Light snacks will be provided.