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Monday, Feb. 8

The University is currently operating on a normal schedule. Hartt Community Division activities are canceled today.

Human Resources Classes

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 2016 Training Opportunities


ePAF User Training – this program 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). 

Date:  Friday, February 12th      
Time:  1 – 3:00pm   
Location:  CC114  
(sponsored by Budget, Payroll and HRD)

Rally Wellness Program Lunch and Learn – this program will provide participants with information on the new University wellness program through United Healthcare, Rally, including instructions on how to navigate through the Rally portal, explore the missions, and share some tips and tricks.  If you are already on your Rally journey, please feel free to join us to ask questions share your experience so far.

Date:   Tuesday, February 16th
Time:  12 – 1:00pm
Location:   KF Room, Mortensen Library in the Harry Jack Gray Center
(sponsored by HRD)

Email Etiquette this program 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. 

Date:   Thursday, February 25th
Time:  1 – 3:00pm
Location:   Woods Classroom, Mortensen Library in the Harry Jack Gray Center
(sponsored by HRD)

Sexual Violence Prevention Training – this program 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.  

Date:  Friday, March 11th 
Time:   9 – 11:00am 
Location:  Reading Room, Hillyer Hall 
(sponsored by Student Affairs and HRD)

Sexual Harassment and Discrimination Prevention in the Workplace – this program 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*

Date:  Friday, March 11th
Time:  2 – 4:00pm
Location:   Woods Classroom, Mortensen Library in the Harry Jack Gray Center
(sponsored by HRD)

University of Hartford 101 – this program 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.

Date:  Friday, March 18th
Time:   8:15am – 4:00pm
Location:   To be announced
(sponsored by HRD)

Understanding Social Security Benefits – led by Hooker & Holcombe, the University of Hartford’s 403(b) advisory firm, this workshop will provide you with an understanding of the critical elements that can impact your social security benefits, why it is important to begin social security and retirement planning now as well as income planning strategies that you can put into place.

Date:  Friday, March 25th
Time:   10 – 11:30am OR from 1:30 – 3pm
Location:   KF Room, Mortensen Library in the Harry Jack Gray Center
(sponsored by HRD)

Threats on Campus – this program 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. 

Date:  Tuesday, March 29th
Time:  12:30 – 2:30pm
Location:   KF Room, Mortensen Library in the Harry Jack Gray Center
(sponsored by Public Safety and HRD)

 Performance Appraisals for Non-supervisory Staff – this program will provide participants with an overview of this very important annual process, including the purpose and goals of the Dialogue for Direction.

Date:  Friday, April 22nd
Time:  9 – 11:00am
Location:   Woods Classroom, Mortensen Library in the Harry Jack Gray Center
(sponsored by HRD)

Recognizing and Preventing Workplace Violence – this program 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.

Date:  Thursday, April 28th
Time:  12:30 – 2:30pm
Location:   KF Room, Mortensen Library in the Harry Jack Gray Center
(sponsored by Public Safety and HRD)

Safe Passages (educational video) – as summer fast approach, this video will provide you with common sense principles and teach you how to be more situationally aware, instilling confidence when you travel. 

Date:  Friday, May 13th
Time:  11:30am – 12:30pm
Location:   KF Room, Mortensen Library in the Harry Jack Gray Center
(sponsored by Public Safety and HRD)

Please confirm your attendance by contacting EmPOWER via email at empower@hartford.edu.

Spring 2016 Supervisor Training Opportunities

Session I – Employment and Hiring – our first program will be held on Thursday, January 21st from 9 – 11:00am in the KF Room, Mortensen Library in the Harry Jack Gray Center.  This program will provide you with detailed information on the overall hiring process at the University of Hartford, including job posting procedures, recruiting strategies, interviewing techniques as well as developing an effective new employee orientation and on-boarding process.

Session II – Understanding the Progressive Discipline and Grievance Processes – Thursday, February 18th from 9 – 11:00am in the Woods Classroom, Mortensen Library in the Harry Jack Gray Center.

Session III – Managing Employee Performance Issues – Thursday, March 24th from 9 – 11:00am in the KF Room, Mortensen Library. 

Session IV – Conducting an Effective Performance Appraisal – Thursday, April 14th from 9 – 11:00am in CC114.

Session V – Managing Employee Relations Issues – Thursday, May 19th from 9 – 11:00am in the KF Room, Mortensen Library.

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 empower@hartford.edu.

E-mail us at empower@hartford.edu 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.