Wednesday, November 25, 2015
Heinz College presents Joel Rubin. Noon - 1:20 p.m., Hamburg Hall 1000. The former U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State, current candidate for U.S. Congress in Maryland's 8th district, and co-founder of the non-profit group "J-Street" will talk about his experience in the White House, running for Congress, and how he has put his Heinz College degree to use. Learn more.
Finance Division Workshop: Introduction to Purchasing. 1 - 4 p.m., Club Room, Whitfield Hall. The class provides an overview of the university's purchasing environment, reviews policies, processes and procedures, and defines the responsibilities and obligations of an authorized buyer when purchasing on behalf of the university. This class is required to obtain a university purchasing card and/or Oracle financial system access to create purchase orders on behalf of the university. Register online.
New Hire Orientation. 9 a.m. - 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.
Professional Development Workshop: Foundations for eLearning. 9 a.m. - 12 p.m., Connan Room, Cohon University Center. Are you interested in taking your message to a web-based platform? Do you have a workshop, compliance program or training you are interested in putting online? This session serves as an introduction to elearning including best practices, learning design and the resources available on campus. Register online.
El Círculo Juvenil de Cultura: Cuéntamelo. 3 - 4 p.m., Porter Hall 225B. Drawing inspiration from Latin American and Hispanic folktales, children between the ages of 5 and 12 spent the fall semester creating stories using a wide variety of media. They'll share their stories, written and told in Spanish, and their creations, including comics, digital animation, games, theatrical performances and video. Find out more.
Professional Development Workshop: Conflict Resolution. 9 - 11 a.m., McKenna/Peter/Wright Room, Cohon University Center. This program will provide participants with information about conflict in the workplace, the different ways in which people approach conflict, strategies to resolve conflict and the ways in which conflict can be beneficial to an organization when it is managed effectively. Register online.
Professional Development Workshop: Workday Department Initiator Training. 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Near and Far Clusters, Hunt Library. In this session, Workday users will learn how to perform all functions related to the Department Initiator role. Modules to be covered include the Faculty Module, Staff Module and Student Module. Register online.
Vanguard Retirement Planning Workshops. Dowd Room, Cohon University Center. Register for the workshops using the unique client code carnegie.
- Create Your Plan: 10 - 11 a.m. Learn about the two keys to a comfortable retirement: saving enough and investing wisely. You'll also explore asset classes, inflation risk and the importance of diversification.
- Getting on Track for Retirement: 12 - 1 p.m. Get help determining if you are on track for retirement. You'll get a better picture of where you stand, as well as practical ideas for how to get on track if you haven't saved enough.
- Financial Freedom — Strategies for Reducing Debt and Saving More: 3 - 4 p.m. This workshop is intended to help the broad population of working Americans who feel they are headed in the wrong direction financially.
Finance Division Workshop: Purchasing Card (PCard) Training. 2 - 4:30 p.m., Club Room, Whitfield Hall. This class provides detailed information on the university's purchasing card (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 purchasing card. Offered by Finance Training and Communications. Register online.
Professional Development Workshop — Maximize Your Productivity: Create a Priority Plan. 1:30 - 3:30 p.m., Peter/Wright 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.
Professional Development Workshop: Leadership Can Be Learned. 9 - 11 a.m., Rangos 3, Cohon University Center. How do you define leadership? What concepts, characteristics and behaviors come to mind? This session explores some of the foundational theories and concepts of leadership creating a common language and rich lens for understanding leadership in an individual and group context. Participants will explore how they might incorporate these leadership approaches into their daily work. Register online.
Finance Division Workshop: Oracle Purchase Order Training. 1 - 4:30 p.m., Hearth Room, Whitfield Hall. This hands-on computer class provides detailed instruction on how to create, approve and print a purchase order in the Oracle financial system. Participants will also learn how to create a receipt, do a return, and how to modify an approved purchase order. Throughout the class, there will be a high level of policy and procedure review from the Introduction to Purchasing class. This class is required to be granted access in the Oracle financial system to create purchase orders. Offered By Finance Training and Communications. Register online.
CyLab Relaunch Event. 1-3:30 p.m., Gates 6115. The university will celebrate a new chapter for CyLab, which is being elevated to a university-wide institute. The event will include an announcement about new funding for CyLab, a panel discussion on the new status of the institute, and a Q&A with key CyLab faculty representatives: David Brumley (director of CyLab); Dena Haritos Tsamitis (director of the INI); Jelena Kovačević (department head, ECE); Frank Pfenning (department head, CSD); Kevin Fall (CTO, SEI); and William Scherlis (department head, ISR). Lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m. Please RSVP at http://www.engineering.cmu.edu/cylab-relaunch.
Finance Division Workshop: Financial Data Warehouse 101. 2 to 4:30 p.m., Hearth Room, Whitfield Hall. 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. Offered by Finance Training and Communications. Register online.
Professional Development Workshop — Master the Juggling Act: Tools for Managing Multiple Administrative Projects. 1:30 - 3:30 p.m., Connan Room, Cohon University Center. As an administrative professional, you are constantly managing multiple projects. The success of each project depends on the strategies and tools you use to plan, organize, and track them. In this session, participants will share their strategies to manage projects, as well as learn new tools and strategies to help plan, monitor, and progress your projects to success. Register online.
Proefssional Development Workshop — Success Starts with Me: Strategies for Success in Your First Year of Employment. 9 - 11 a.m., McKenna/Peter/Wright 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.
Finance Division Workshop: Oracle GL Journal Entry. 1 - 4:30 p.m., Hearth Room, Whitfield Hall. This hands-on computer class provides detailed instruction on how to create, approve and post a journal entry in the Oracle financial system. Participants will also learn how to find journal entries and create reversing journal entries. This class is required to be granted access in the Oracle financial system to create journal entries. Offered by Finance Training and Communications. Register online.
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