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Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Calendar Highlights

July 26:

Professional Development Workshop: Opportunities! Using Problem Solving to Get Things Accomplished. 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., Connan Room, Cohon University Center. With every problem comes an opportunity to learn something new. When you are in the midst of a problem, it can be difficult to accomplish your goals. In this workshop, you will reexamine problem situations, identify the opportunities and develop a strategy to use these situations to make progress toward your goals. Register online.

July 27:

Bringing Out the Best in Others. 9 to 10 a.m., Connan Room, Cohon University Center. In your personal or professional life, do you bring out the best in others? Do people shine around you, or do they tend to withdraw, hesitant to show their best? Some people seem to have a knack for challenging, motivating and inspiring their friends, family members and coworkers. In this workshop, you’ll learn how to do your part to make sure others are their best around you. This program is offered by Guidance Resources, the CMU employee assistance provider. Register online.

Financial Data Warehouse 101. 1 to 4 p.m., Cyert Hall 100D. This hands-on computer class provides detailed instruction on navigation, common terminology and techniques used in the Financial Data Warehouse. Participants will also learn how to copy, edit, filter and run a query and export the data results to Excel. This class is required to obtain access to the Financial Data Warehouse. This program is offered by the Finance Division. Register online.

August 1:

Professional Development Workshop — Staying the Course: Navigating Your Priorities. 9 to 11 a.m., Connan Room, Cohon University Center. You have set your priorities, developed a plan for success and jumped into your work — nothing can stop you. But even the best laid plans are subject to interruptions. In this workshop, you will develop a strategy to identify your common interruptions and develop a plan to minimize the impact they have on your success. Register online.

Student Privacy and FERPA Workshop. 1 to 2:30 p.m., Gates Hillman Center, Room 4301. Do you work with students’ personal information? Learn how you can safeguard our students’ information and find out about Carnegie Mellon student privacy rights and the federal Family Educational Right to Privacy Act (FERPA). For more information or to RSVP, contact John Papinchak at jp7p@andrew.cmu.edu

August 3:

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 30 days of employment to obtain useful information about the institution, resources, services and employee benefits. Register online.

S.A.F.E. Workshop hosted by CMWA. 12 - 1 p.m., Danforth Conference Room, Cohon Center. Did you know 90 percent of self-defense is awareness, risk reduction and avoiding confrontation? Learn public safety awareness information that you can incorporate into your everyday life by attending this one-hour workshop led by Security Officer Jim Moran and Dispatcher Heather McClure-Bogesdorfer. The Lunch & Learn will provide an inside look at the more in-depth and time-intensive Self-defense Awareness and Familiarization Exchange (S.A.F.E.) and Rape Aggression Defense Systems (RAD) programs offered on campus by CMU Police. Bring your own lunch and join us for an informative session! This event is open to CMWA members only. Become a member today

August 8:

Professional Development Workshop: What's the Rule? Grammar for Professional Writing. 9 to 11 a.m., Connan Room, Cohon University Center. When do I use “who” or “whom?” What exactly is a dangling participle? Why should I use a semicolon? Refresh your grammar awareness for the types of grammar you use every day in your writing and emails. In this interactive workshop, you will review the basics of grammar while examining the most common grammar mistakes. This session will last two hours, but an additional hour will be scheduled afterwards for those who want to stay for further practice and questions. Register online.

August 10:

Workday Department Initiator Training. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wean Hall 5202. As a Department Initiator, you are responsible for initiating HR transactions for faculty, staff and students within your organization, including hiring, job changes, leaves and terminations. This session introduces the Department Initiator role and its function in Workday. Through instruction and hands-on exercises, learn to navigate the basic screens in Workday necessary to Department Initiators and find out about the many resources available to help you navigate the role. Individuals serving in the Department Initiator role must complete this training prior to gaining access to these functions in Workday. Register online.

Professional Development Workshop — The Mentoring Leader: Developing Those Who Follow You. 9 to 11 a.m., Connan Room, Cohon University Center. As a leader, you have a unique opportunity to impact the lives of those who follow you. You can use your leadership to advance the professional development of individuals who practice followership. Being a mentoring leader is one way to encourage others’ development. In this workshop, we will examine the role you have in mentoring, establish goals to leverage your leadership and develop a plan that will nurture the growth of others. Register online.

Student Privacy and FERPA Workshop. 10 to 11:30 a.m., Room 4301, Gates Hillman Center. Do you work with students’ personal information? Learn how you can safeguard our students’ information and find out about Carnegie Mellon student privacy rights and the federal Family Educational Right to Privacy Act (FERPA). For more information or to RSVP, contact John Papinchak at jp7p@andrew.cmu.edu. This program is offered by the Registrar’s Office.

Purchasing Card (PCARD) Training. 1:30 to 4 p.m., Danforth Conference Room, Cohon University Center. This class provides detailed information on the university’s PCARD program; reviews policies, processes and procedures; and defines the responsibilities and obligations of an authorized university cardholder when purchasing on behalf of the university. This class is required to obtain a university PCARD. This program is offered by the Finance Division. Register online.

August 24:

CMWA Networking Happy Hour. 5 p.m., Carnegie Cafe at the Carnegie Museum of Art. Join the Carnegie Mellon Women's Association (CMWA) for networking and mingling. This event is a great way to get to know the CMWA community. Learn more about becoming a CMWA member. 

August 29:

Professional Development Workshop: CMU Compensation Guide Review. 9 to 11 a.m., Danforth Conference Room, Cohon University Center. Are you responsible for making compensation decisions? Would you like to better understand the impact of your compensation decisions on other areas of the university? Have you been looking for an opportunity to reflect on and evaluate your current compensation decision-making practices? In this workshop, we will examine benefits of a market-based pay structure and the importance of, and rationale for, implementing and adhering to consistent and fair compensation practices. Register online.

August 30:

Professional Development Workshop: Priority Management that Leads to Process Improvement. 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., Danforth Conference Room, Cohon University Center. Do you want to take your priority management skills to the next level? Effective priority management is more than simply making lists of tasks to be accomplished. Hone your priority management skills through the lens of process improvement by learning about elements including evaluating your process for accomplishing tasks, monitoring your progress and adjusting to changes. Register online.

August 31:

Managing Personal Finance. 9 to 10 a.m., Danforth Conference Room, Cohon University Center. Are money issues causing you to worry and stress? Do you buy items even if you don’t need them, just because they are on sale? Do you pay only the minimum balance on your credit cards? Is debt mounting in your life to the point where you don’t know what to do about it? Do you wish you were saving more money? Money is a huge stressor for many people, but it doesn’t have to be. This workshop will help you demystify the numbers and get you living beyond paycheck to paycheck. This program is offered by Guidance Resources, the CMU employee assistance provider. Register online.

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