Wellness Wednesdays: Self-Defense Essentials (3/2)

Interested in finding simple yet impactful ways to weave wellness into your professional and personal life? If so, please join faculty and staff colleagues for Wellness Wednesdays the first Wednesday of each month (September to June) from 12-1 p.m. in the RAC Lobby.  Each session offers information, resources, and/or immersion into different wellness modalities that are supported at UMBC.

Want to learn simple techniques that are essential in self-defense? If so, join Lt. Bruce Perry, Commander Patrol and Sgt. Derrick Johns, Commander, Squad 2 of the UMBC Police who will provide tips for being safe and demonstrating some techniques to show how to defend yourself against certain attacks.

Space is limited and registration is required. Registration deadline is Friday, February 26. Meet in RAC Lobby. Register at http ://my.umbc.edu/groups/ training/events/34204

Productive Work Habits Series: Time Management and Goal Setting (3/30 and 4/13)

In today’s fast-paced and complex business world, learning to as Stephen Covey puts it:  “sharpen the saw” as it relates to continued development, gives employees a critical workplace advantage in reducing stress and improving efficiency. Come join UMBC faculty and staff colleagues in learning techniques, strategies, and tools that have the ability to enhance your personal and professional effectiveness and skyrocket productivity.

This pair of workshops, co-taught by Beth Wells, Assistant Vice Provost for Academic Affairs and Lisa Drouillard, Director of Payroll, includes a variety of approaches to maximizing your time management for enhanced satisfaction and success in personal and professional endeavors.  Participants will learn and practice effective goal-setting and learn essential skills for setting and managing priorities.  Skills will be honed with a simple, practical homework assignment at the end of session one.  Participants will learn about the role of planning in time management, as well as practical, easy-to-use tools and strategies for managing email and paper in ways that support reaching your goals.  Registration includes both sessions, March 30 and April 13, 2016.  Please add both dates to your Google calendars.

Space is limited and registration is required!  Registration deadline is March 21, 2016.  Register at http://my.umbc.edu/groups/ training/events/36799

Planning for Performance Management Success: A Guide for Supervisors (3/31)

NOTE: This workshop is required training for all supervisors of Regular and Contingent II Staff. 

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.

Space is limited and registration is required!  Registration deadline is March 25, 2016. Register now.

Friends of the Library & Gallery Book Notes Lecture “The Diplomacy of Migration” (2/23)

Dr. Meredith Oyen from the History Department will discuss her new book: “The Diplomacy of Migration: Transnational Lives and the Making of US-China Relations in the Cold War” (Cornell University Press, 2015).

The event will be in the Library Gallery from 4-6 p.m. February 23, 2016. A reception, sponsored by the Libby Kuhn Endowment Fund, will follow the program.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library & Gallery through its “Book Notes” series

Database Trial: RILM Music Encyclopedias

RILM Music Encyclopedias is a unique collection of 41 seminal encyclopedias in full text, comprising nearly 80,000 pages and including historical and current encyclopedias published between 1775 and 2015. It is international in scope, providing access to content written in the key languages of musicological research, among them English, German, French, Italian, Dutch and Greek.

It is the first comprehensive collection of encyclopedia content spanning the most important disciplines, fields and subject areas of historical musicology and ethnomusicology, with subject-specific focus on topics ranging from popular music, opera, instruments, blues and gospel, to recorded music and women composers.

Directions to access the trial:

  1. visit the EBSCO site
  2. Select our region from the drop-down menu: US Higher Education
  3. Click on the link with our university name at the bottom of the list of universities
  4. Use your myUMBC login to access the database

The trial will be available through the end of March. Questions? Contact Drew Alfgren, alfgren@umbc.edu

Management Advisory Services Internal Control Education Session (3/22)

Are you prepared for an audit in your area? Recognizing the benefits of internal controls and understanding internal controls is the best way to be prepared for an audit and is the responsibility of the campus community.

A two-hour session will cover this information on Tuesday, March 22, in The Commons, Room 331 from 10 a.m.-12 p.m., and is appropriate for faculty and staff. It is highly recommended that new employees attend this session and existing employees who would benefit from reviewing internal controls are also strongly encouraged to attend.

Register by Monday, March 21, at: www.umbc.edu/training (locate the event and click “I can attend.”)

Please contact Sharon Doherty-Ritter in Management Advisory Services at doherty@umbc.edu or 410-455-1620 for any additional information.