As you know, the University of Hartford recognizes that staff development leads to responsible and effective administration while broadening the skills of staff, and that it is in the best interest of both the University and the individual. Staff are responsible for providing the motivation for their development, since all development is self development. The University is responsible for providing the opportunity and access to occupational education to the extent resources allow. (Staff Employment Manual, Chapter 6.04 – Staff Development).
With this in mind, here are several training and educational opportunities being sponsored by HRD which are free of charge to University faculty and staff as outlined below.
Spring 2017 Training Opportunities
JANUARY 2017 –
Biometric Screening - complimentary United Healthcare Biometric Screening Clinics for faculty and staff (and their spouses) enrolled in the University’s voluntary RALLY wellness program will held on Monday, January 16th and Wednesday, January 18th from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm in the Konover Great Room. Screenings will include Glucose and Cholesterol (finger stick, non-fasting) as well as measurements for height, weight and body mass index. Interested employees must sign up via their Rally program on www.myuhc.com on the biometric screening registration link located under the “Rewards” tab.
ePAF User Training – this program will be held on Friday, January 20th from 9 – 11:00am and will provide participants with a full overview of the electronic Personnel Action Form (ePAF) used to initiate standard personnel transactions into an online form until it is ultimately applied to the appropriate BANNER record(s).
Supervisory Training – Employment and Hiring – this program will be held on Thursday, January 26th from 9 – 11:00am and will provide University supervisors with detailed information on the overall hiring and on-boarding process at the University of Hartford.
FEBRUARY 2017 –
Red Flag Identity Theft Prevention Planning – this program will be held on Wednesday, February 8th from 2 – 3:30pm and will provide you with details on how to detect suspicious patterns or activities (“red flags”) that indicate the possibility of identity theft, the steps to report it as well as what you can do to prevent it from happening.
Rally Wellness Workshop – this program will be held on Thursday, February 16th from 11:00 – 12noon and will provide you with tips and tricks that will help you navigate the Rally portal, explore personal health missions and discover the benefits of participating in the University of Hartford’s exciting voluntary wellness program.
Supervisory Training – Understanding the Progressive Discipline and Grievance Processes – this program will be held on Friday, February 24th from 9 – 11:00am and will provide University supervisors with detailed information on the University’s standards of progressive discipline utilized to address, correct and sustain acceptable job performance as well as the University’s policy to encourage the airing of employee dissatisfactions so problems can be resolved.
Medical Insurance – How is your Plan Working So Far? Town Hall– open sessions will be held on Tuesday, February 28th from 10 – 11:00am, 12noon – 1:00pm and again from 2 – 3:00pm and will provide you with an opportunity ask questions and share experiences regarding your calendar year 2017 medical insurance plan election.
Email Etiquette – this program will be held Wednesday, February 22nd from 2 – 4:00pm and will provide you with both practical and policy applications that are important for you to know and understand about the use of email as an employee at the University of Hartford.
MARCH 2017 –
Sexual Violence Prevention Training – this program will take place on Friday, March 17th from 10am – 12:00pm and will provide you with an understanding of the role that each of us play in creating a safer campus by addressing and preventing instances of sexual violence. As a member of the University community, all faculty and staff are expected to participate in this educational program.
Sexual Harassment and Discrimination Prevention in the Workplace – this program will take place on Wednesday, March 22nd from 10am – 12:00pm and will provide you with an understanding of applicable federal and state sexual harassment and discrimination laws as well University policies, outline avenues to report allegations as well as the role that each of us play in creating a safer campus by addressing and preventing instances of sexual harassment and/or discrimination in the workplace. As a member of the University community, all faculty and staff are expected to participate in this educational program.
*This two-hour training satisfies Connecticut state supervisory training requirements*
Supervisory Training – Managing Employee Performance Issues – this program will be held on Tuesday, March 28th from 9 – 11:00am and will provide University supervisors with an overview of various performance concerns as well as several facilitated case study group discussions.
Threats on Campus – this program will be held on Friday, March 31st from 9 – 11:00am and will provide you with information on how to report emergencies as well as how to respond in the event that there is a threat on campus.
APRIL 2017 –
University of Hartford 101 – this full-day program will be held on Friday, April 7th and will provide both new and seasoned faculty and staff with information about programs and services offered to University of Hartford employees presented directly by multiple campus department representatives.
Supervisory Training – Conducting an Effective Performance Appraisal – this program will be held on Thursday, April 20th from 10am – 12:00pm and will provide University supervisors with an informative hands-on material designed to help facilitate and conduct a meaningful annual Dialogue for Direction with your staff.
Performance Appraisals for Non-supervisory Staff – this program will be held on Friday, April 21st from 10am – 12:00pm and will provide participants with an overview of this very important annual process, including the purpose and goals of the Dialogue for Direction.
Recognizing and Preventing Workplace Violence – this program will be held on Thursday, April 27th from 9 – 11:00am will provide you with a sharper lens from which to more clearly view your surroundings and help you recognize when low-threat behavior may be escalating towards possible violence.
MAY 2017 –
Supervisory Training – Managing Employee Relations Issues – this program will be held on Monday, May 22nd from 1 – 3:00pm and will provide University supervisors with several facilitated case study group discussions regarding serious employee relations issues that may be encountered in the workplace.
Safe Passages (educational video) – this program will be held on Thursday, May 25th from noon – 1:00pm, this video training will provide you with common sense principles and teach you how to be more situationally aware, instilling confidence when you travel.Our training programs are designed to be informative as well as interactive. More information regarding the remaining training sessions will follow. You are encouraged to attend the entire program. If you have previously attended, you are always welcome to attend any of the sessions as a refresher, but please understand that those supervisors whom have never attended the program before will be given first preference.
A full list of training opportunities, as well as a “Suggest a Class” link, can also be found on the EmPOWER website at www.hartford.edu/empower/.
Please confirm your attendance by contacting EmPOWER via email at email@example.com.
E-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to sign up for a class. Additional classes are available for a fee through the Entrepreneurial Center. As all course listings change frequently, please check back often.