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Thursday, August 28, 2014

Calendar Highlights

August 28:

Professional Development Workshop — Maximize Your Productivity: Create a Priority Plan. 1 - 3 p.m., Connan Room, Cohon University Center. Ever feel like there is not enough time in the day? Often we have so much to do and we find it difficult to get everything completed. Prioritization is the key to ensuring the right things are accomplished at the right time. In this workshop, we will examine strategies to determine what tasks need to be completed first. Then, each participant will develop a prioritization plan using valuable prioritization tools. Register online.

September 3:

New Hire Orientation. 9 a.m.  - 1 p.m., McKenna/Peter/Wright rooms, 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 welcome new staff members formally 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.

Town Hall Meeting: BrainHub. 4 - 5 p.m., Tepper School of Business Room 322 (Room 322 is in the GSIA part of the school.) Inerim Provost Nathan Urban will host a town hall meeting to further discuss BrainHub, Carnegie Mellon's global brain research initiative that will bring together CMU's strengths in computer science, neuroscience, psychology and engineering. Read more about BrainHub.

September 4:

Town Hall Meeting — Cohon University Center Addition. 4:30 p.m., McConomy Auditorium. Representatives from Campus Design and Facility Development will update the campus community on the construction plans for the addition to the Cohon University Center (CUC).  The CUC addition will add 62,000 square feet of space for fitness, recreation and student activities. The project also will feature a new entrance and lobby to the CUC that will introduce a striking university presence along Forbes Avenue. Read more about the project.

September 6:

Entrepreneurship Bootcamp. 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., Posner Hall, Room 152. The Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship presents a one-day glimpse into entrepreneurship at CMU and Pittsburgh. Includes a networking event. Learn more. RSVP to attend.

September 9:

Blood Drive. 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Mellon Institute. Schedule an appointment at and enter the sponsor code CU040010. Walk-ins are welcome.

Professional Development Workshop — Efficiency Matters: Administrative Strategies that Help. 1 - 3 p.m., McKenna/Peter/Wright rooms, Cohon University Center. Being successful in your role is a result of many factors. Having the right skills, knowledge and commitment is critical. What are the best ways to manage phone calls, emails, directions from the boss and all of the student or staff questions AND get your work completed? This session will explore administrative strategies that can assist in managing these everyday challenges. Workshop participants will also have the opportunity to share their proven tips and learn from one another. Register online.

September 16:

Professional Development Workshop: Communication Primer. 9 to 10:30 a.m., 322 Tepper School of Business. What did you say? What did you mean? What response did you receive? This session will serve as a primer for communication strategies in the workplace. This interactive session will provide participants with the opportunity to practice communication techniques that will support effective communication in the workplace. Register online.

September 24:

Professional Development Workshop — Success Starts With Me: Strategies for Success in Your First Year. 1 to 2:30 p.m., McKenna/Peter/Wright rooms, 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.

September 30:

Professional Development Workshop: Assertive Communication Part One. 9 to 11 a.m., Connan Room, Cohon University Center. Assertive communication is one of the most effective and diplomatic ways to deliver ideas, thoughts and opinions. This active workshop, Part One of a three-part series, will provide participants with key strategies for communicating assertively while demonstrating respect for others. Register online.

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