Set Your Sails: Navigating a Successful Career (6/12)

Your job doesn’t have to be just a job. Learn the proven ways that you can enhance your current role and be ready to step into your next role. We’ll look within and beyond our campus to see the forces that impact our daily work and lives. What’s the next hot thing in your profession? In this workshop you will get tips for exploring the trends that impact your career, discover perspectives that help keep you learning valuable skills and plan your next steps. You will walk away with new ideas, tools, resources, and a framework for managing your unique career.

The workshop will be Thursday, June 12th, 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., in The Commons, Room 331

Register by June 4th, and get a flyer with details on myUMBC.

Discovering the Leader Within (6/4)

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.”

In this session, you will gain an understanding of the Leadership Styles Continuum, learning which style is your preference and how to develop action items to enhance your personal leadership development. In this workshop you will 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 5 leadership practices and 10 commitments to stretch your leadership abilities; and enhance your personal leadership development, motivating you to cultivate and practice your leadership styles.

This workshop will be on Wednesday, June 4th, 8:30 am – 12:30 pm in University Center Room 312.

Register by May 27th, and get a flyer with details on myUMBC.

April SkillSoft Topic of the Month: Leading Teams: Building Trust and Commitment

Highly successful teams have members who exhibit certain key characteristics, most notably trust in others and a sense of commitment to the team. In the early stages of team development, leaders must set up structures and processes that support the development of these team characteristics. This one-hour course offers strategies used to build trust based on encouraging honest, accountable, fair, and positive behavior. The course also provides leaders with strategies that help increase team member commitment, such as being supportive, making members feel secure, providing interesting work, and acknowledging contributions and achievements. By using these strategies, team leaders can develop a cohesive team that works together to reach its goals.

This is course number: team_03_a04_bs_enus

Visit the UMBC SkillSoft website for a Quick Start Guide, FAQs, and the link to log in to SkillPort.

For more information about the Business Exploration Series courseware, click here.

Ways to Get Involved in Our Campus Community – Make UMBC Yours!

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.

Understanding Performance Management: A Guide for Non-supervisory Staff (4/24)

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