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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.

Fall 2016 Training Opportunities


Threats on Campus – 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:  Thursday, September 15th 
Time:  12noon – 2:00pm
Location:  KF Room, Mortensen Library
(sponsored by Public Safety and HRD)

Sexual Violence Prevention Training –will provide participants 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, September 23rd
Time:  9 am – 11:00am
Location:   Reading Room, Hillyer
(sponsored by HRD & Student Affairs)

University of Hartford 101 – 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, November 11th 
Time:   8:15am – 4:00pm
Location:   Reading Room, Hillyer
(sponsored by HRD)

Recognizing and Preventing Workplace Violence – 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:  Tuesday, November 15th
Time:  12noon – 2:00pm
Location:   Reading Room, Hillyer
(sponsored by HRD and Public Safety)

Sexual Harassment and Discrimination Prevention in the Workplace – this program will provide you with 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:  Wednesday, December 7th 
Time:  9 – 11:00am
Location:   KF Room, Mortensen Library
(sponsored by 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, December 16th
Time:  11:30am – 12:30pm
Location:   KF Room, Mortensen Library
(sponsored by HRD)

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.