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Thursday, July 2, 2015

Calendar Highlights

July 2:

Professional Development: New Hire Orientation. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Rangos 1 & 2, Cohon University Center. Are you new to the university? Do you have a new staff member within your organization? The New Hire Orientation program is designed to formally welcome new staff members to the university. New employees are encouraged to attend within their first thirty days of employment to obtain useful information about the institution, resources, services and employee benefits. Register online.

July 7:

Professional Development Workshop: Let Them Catch You Doing Something Great! 9 to 11 a.m., McKenna/Peter/Wright rooms, Cohon University Center. You believe you are doing great work. You want to be able to articulate the contributions you are making to your organization. You want to be challenged and grow, and you understand the importance of accurate and constructive feedback. Discover the ways you can tie your efforts to the mission, vision and values of your organization and further align your role with your organizational goals. Bring the best you have to the table! Register online.

July 8:

Professional Development Workshop: What is the Problem? Techniques for Everyday Problem-Solving. 1 to 4 p.m., Connan Room, Cohon University Center. You encounter many situations each day; some can surely be classified as problems. In each problem you can find opportunities for progress. In this workshop, we will learn to identify opportunities in our everyday problems, develop a plan to resolve them, and create a plan for continual growth. Register online.

July 9:

Professional Development Workshop — FocusU: A New Tool for Your Supervisory Toolbox. 9 to 11 a.m., Connan Room, Cohon University Center. Your work as a supervisor can be complex and challenging. Fostering the professional development of your staff may seem too daunting. Our new learning management system can help. In this interactive session, we will explore how FocusU can assist you in managing the professional development of your staff. Register online.

July 14:

Staff & Community Blood Drive. 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., Rangos 3. To schedule an appointment, visit centralbloodbank.org and enter group code CU040004 or contact Debra James Bailey at dj0y@andrew.cmu.edu. Walk-ins are welcome. All participating donors will receive a 2015 Enjoy Book!

July 16:

Professional Development Workshop — Realize Your Influence: Strategies for Administrative Professionals. 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., McKenna/Peter/Wright rooms, Cohon University Center. In your administrative professional role, you have a unique opportunity to influence others in your department and across campus. Have you realized your full potential? In this workshop, participants will explore their relationships and strategies to magnify their influence. Whether you want to leverage your influence within your department or across departments, join us to develop strategies to increase your impact. Register online.

July 21:

Professional Development Workshop: Success Starts with Me — Strategies for Success in Your First Year of Employment. 9 to 11 a.m., Connan Room, Cohon University Center. Transitioning to a new role and responsibilities can be a challenge. Understanding expectations, knowing what resources are available and feeling a part of the organization are all very important. This session will provide participants with strategies to navigate a new role, department and institution. Register online.

July 22:

Professional Development Workshop: Set Up for Success — Onboarding Strategies for New Employees. 1 to 3 p.m., Room 322, Tepper School. The recruitment and selection process is completed and the new staff member is hired. Now what? How can the new staff member best acclimate to the new role, responsibilities and organization? This session looks at the important aspects of the onboarding process — how it influences a new employee’s success, communicates expectations and moves the employee toward being a contributing member of the organization. Register online.

July 23:

Professional Development Workshop — Process Documentation: Put Your Plans to Work. 9 to 11 a.m., McKenna/Peter/Wright rooms, Cohon University Center. Process documents are only as good as what you do with them. You could simply file them away, never to see them again. Or you could use them to cross-train, find improvements or delegate the process. In this workshop, we will explore how to utilize your process documents as a vital tool to the success of your role or department. Register online.

July 28:

Professional Development Workshop — That’s Not What I Wanted to Hear: Customer Service for the Unhappy Customer. 9 to 11 a.m., Connan Room, Cohon University Center. Customer service is often seen as making a customer happy. Have you experienced a situation when you needed to tell a customer something he or she did not want to hear? These situations necessitate a unique set of customer service skills. In this workshop, we will apply customer service techniques to deliver honest information while helping the customer through the unsatisfactory situation. Register online.

July 29

Professional Development Workshop: Speakers Bureau Training. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Connan Room, Cohon University Center. Are you interested in improving your presentation skills and the impact you are having? Individuals interested in sharing their expertise in a content area, interested in preparing a workshop for a conference or who find their role to include a presentation or training component may want to complete the Speakers Bureau Training. This full-day program will include topics on participant assessment, program design, presentation delivery, and developing learning resources, along with preparing, practicing and presenting. Register online.

August 1:

The Young Adult Lecture Series presents popular, award-winning fantasy novelists Ellen Kushner and Delia Sherman. 2 - 3 p.m., Doherty Hall 2315. Kushner and Sherman will speak on what they've learned through writing young adult fiction. The Young Adult Lecture Series is run by the CMU student club Partners in Speculative Fiction in partnership with Parsec, Pittsburgh's premier SF/F literary organization. Free talks and workshops are held three times a year. Find out more.

August 4:

Professional Development Workshop: Kick Start the New Year. 9 to 11 a.m., Connan Room, Cohon University Center. The new academic year is about to start. Are you ready? This motivational session will encourage participants to examine the opportunities in the year ahead and chart their course for enthusiasm, energy and success. Take a couple of hours for you and get pumped up and ready for the road ahead. Register online.

August 6:

Professional Development: New Hire Orientation. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Connan Room, Cohon University Center.  Are you new to the university? Do you have a new staff member within your organization? The New Hire Orientation program is designed to formally welcome new staff members to the university. New employees are encouraged to attend within their first thirty days of employment to obtain useful information about the institution, resources, services and employee benefits. Register online.

August 7:

Professional Development Workshop: Department Initiator Roundtable Discussion. 9 to 11 a.m., Connan Room, Cohon University Center. Having trouble with a particular part of Workday? Made a great discovery on a Workday functionality you would like to share? Interested in learning about how the implementation of Workday is going thus far? Willing to share ideas, problem-solve and give feedback on the Workday system? All Department Initiators are invited to attend this roundtable and join in the conversation. Register online.

August 18:

Professional Development Workshop: Emerging Leader — Are You One? 9 to 11 a.m., Club Room, Whitfield Hall. When you look ahead at your career … is being a leader in your future? This session will explore how we are all leaders. Participants will leave with a strategy on ways to build and utilize the skills they possess. Participants will also identify ways to take advantage of opportunities to “rise to the occasion” and demonstrate their leadership capabilities. Register online.


 

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