Carnegie Mellon University

Program Offerings 
December 2018

Build Skills. Connect. Achieve Your Potential.

We invite you to explore concepts and competencies through the experiential, interactive workshops offered by the Office of Human Resources and our learning partners.

Carnegie Mellon University makes every effort to provide accessible facilities and programs for individuals with disabilities. If you require an ADA accommodation to participate, please contact the Office of Human Resources.

Program Listings by Date

Monday, December 3, 2018

SPARCS Approvers Training, 2 to 2:30 p.m., Room 1042, WQED Building
The SPARCS Approver Training aims to immerse department approvers in the new system. The training will provide a checklist of suggested items to review and where to find this information in SPARCS. Each session will be tailored to the college or department’s specific department review process, focusing on helping the department approvers find the information in SPARCS. This program is offered by the Office of Research Systems & Operations.

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Stellic Overview Training, 10 to 11:30 a.m., Room 140-E, Baker Hall
This class is an introduction to the Stellic Student Success platform and will provide an overview of the degree audit, degree plan, programs, templates, and profile settings. Visit the Enrollment Services Stellic webpage for more information. Note: DUO Two Factor Authentication is required to gain access to this application. This program is offered by the University Registrar’s Office.

Student Data Warehouse Training, 10 a.m. to noon, Room 140-F, Baker Hall
The Student Data Warehouse (SDW) is a repository of student data, refreshed daily, which allows departments to run queries without having to request them from the University Registrar's Office. This program is offered by the University Registrar’s Office.

Green Dot Booster Session, noon to 1 p.m., Room 4307, Gates Hillman Center
Booster sessions are for anyone who has attended a previous Green Dot training or Overview Talk. They are designed to augment your bystander skills and reinforce what you have already learned. This particular session will further explore warning signs of domestic violence. This program is offered by University Health Services, the Office of Title IX Initiatives and the Center for Student Diversity & Inclusion.

Financial Data Warehouse 101, 1 to 3:30 p.m., Location TBD
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.

Changes to Requirements for Conducting Human Subjects Research, 4 to 5:30 p.m., Room 4405, Gates Hillman Center
Are you a researcher, business manager, research administrator, research staff member or student who is involved with Human Subjects Research (HSR)? A number of regulations are changing that will impact everyone involved in HSR. This educational session will help you to understand and prepare for the changes. In the session, find out more about the changes that will impact everyone who submits to the Institutional Review Board, including a new Common Rule (which governs all human subjects research) and changes to SPARCS to accommodate the new regulations. The session will also cover changes that will impact individuals involved in HSR funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), such as Single IRB, a new definition of clinical trials (which impacts behavioral research), new forms for NIH proposals, and Certificates of Confidentiality. This program is offered by the Office of Research Integrity and Compliance.

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

CMS Version 6: A Closer Look, 9 to 10 a.m., Danforth Conference Room, Cohon University Center
The University CMS Team is hosting a deep dive into the forthcoming CMS Version 6 update. The team will go over the new interface as well as features and improvements that will make website building easier than ever. This program is offered by the University CMS Team.

Purchasing Card (PCard) Delta Training, 2:30 to 4:30 p.m., Danforth Conference Room, Cohon University Center
This optional course will provide an overview of topics related to the changes to the University Card Program Guidelines. Emphasis will be placed on the differences PCard holders can expect to see when the updated guidelines are launched on January 1, 2019. This course does not satisfy the training requirements needed to become a new cardholder to gain Oracle access. This program is offered by the Finance Division.

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Purchasing Card (PCard) Training, 9 to 11:30 a.m., Danforth Conference Room, Cohon University Center
This class provides detailed information on the university's purchasing card (PCard) program; reviews polices, 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. This program is offered by the Finance Division.

Workday Department Initiator Training, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Location TBD
As a Department Initiator, you are responsible for initiating HR transactions for faculty and staff members 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.

Stellic File Editing Training, 1:30 to 3 p.m., Room 5202, Wean Hall
This class provides an overview of file editing and template editing in the Stellic Student Success platform. Prerequisite: Stellic Overview Training. Visit the Enrollment Services Stellic webpage for more information. Note: DUO Two Factor Authentication is required to gain access to this application. This program is offered by the University Registrar’s Office.

Purchasing Card (PCard) Delta Training, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., Online Training
This optional course will provide an overview of topics related to the changes to the University Card Program Guidelines. Emphasis will be placed on the differences PCard holders can expect to see when the updated guidelines are launched on January 1, 2019. This course does not satisfy the training requirements needed to become a new cardholder to gain Oracle access. This program is offered by the Finance Division.

Friday, December 7, 2018

SPARCS In-Depth Budget Training, 1 to 3 p.m., Room 1042, WQED Building
This training session takes an in-depth look at using the SPARCS budgeting tool and entering information from the budgeting tool into the SPARCS cost grids. In the session, you will be provided with a funding proposal and budget and will enter the budget into the SPARCS budgeting tool. Then, you will transfer the information into SPARCS cost grids using provided best practices. You are encouraged to bring your own budget. This program is offered by the Office of Research Systems & Operations.

Monday, December 10, 2018

Purchasing Card (PCard) Delta Training, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., Danforth Conference Room, Cohon University Center
This optional course will provide an overview of topics related to the changes to the University Card Program Guidelines. Emphasis will be placed on the differences PCard holders can expect to see when the updated guidelines are launched on January 1, 2019. This course does not satisfy the training requirements needed to become a new cardholder to gain Oracle access. This program is offered by the Finance Division.

CMS Version 6: A Closer Look, 2 to 3 p.m., Danforth Conference Room, Cohon University Center
The University CMS Team is hosting a deep dive into the forthcoming CMS Version 6 update. The team will go over the new interface as well as features and improvements that will make website building easier than ever. This program is offered by the University CMS Team.

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

R.A.I.S.E.: Common Rule, 9 to 10:30 a.m., McKenna/Peter Rooms, Cohon University Center
The New Common Rule for Human Subjects Research goes into effect in January 2019. Learn about the new rule and how CMU's IRB is implementing the changes. This program is part of the R.A.I.S.E. Non-Curriculum Training.

Benefits Information Session, 11 a.m. to noon, Room 100-D, Cyert Hall
This session is designed for new employees — and current employees who are newly benefits eligible — to learn about the various benefits available to the Carnegie Mellon campus community. Representatives from the Office of Human Resources Benefits and Service Center teams will be present to answer questions and provide assistance. Computers will be available for participants to access their benefit elections through Workday at the end of each session — please come prepared with your Andrew ID login credentials and DUO Two Factor Authentication device (mobile phone or key fob).

Oracle GL Journal Entry, 1 to 4 p.m., Location TBD
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. Prerequisites are CMU Finance Fundamentals and Oracle 101, which are online elearning courses. This program is offered by the Finance Division.

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Green Dot Overview Talk, 10 to 11:30 a.m., McKenna/Peter Rooms, Cohon University Center
The program is designed to help faculty, staff, and administrators understand the expanded definition of “bystander” and to equip them to integrate these key behaviors with their current job functions to establish two norms: (1) sexual assault, dating violence, and stalking won’t be tolerated, (2) everyone does their part to keep the campus free from violence and fear of violence. This program is offered by University Health Services, the Office of Title IX Initiatives and the Center for Student Diversity & Inclusion.

Oracle Purchase Order Training, 1 to 4:30 p.m., Location TBD
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 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. This program is offered by the Finance Division.

SPARCS Proposal Training, 2 to 5 p.m., Room 1042, WQED Building
The SPARCS Proposal Training is a two-part course designed to immerse you in the SPARCS proposal system. In the first half of the session, you will hear a presentation discussing the new system, updated workflow, funding proposal fundamentals and budgets to assist you in becoming more efficient with the system. In the second half, you will enter a funding proposal into the system. The SPARCS team will provide a test proposal, but you are encouraged to bring a proposal to enter. This program is offered by the Office of Research Systems & Operations.


Thursday, December 13, 2018

Workday Activity Pay Manager Training, 9 a.m. to noon, Location TBD
The Activity Pay Manager processes all payments outside the day-to-day payroll functionality. This includes awards, adjunct faculty, private instruction and one-time payments. Activity Pay may also include the charging instructions associated with these transactions. This session provides a detailed overview of the Activity Pay process and introduces valuable resources to help navigate the process. Individuals serving in the Activity Pay Manager role must complete this training prior to gaining access to these functions in Workday.

Purchasing Card (PCard) Delta Training, 2:30 to 4:30 p.m., Danforth Conference Room, Cohon University Center
This optional course will provide an overview of topics related to the changes to the University Card Program Guidelines. Emphasis will be placed on the differences PCard holders can expect to see when the updated guidelines are launched on January 1, 2019. This course does not satisfy the training requirements needed to become a new cardholder to gain Oracle access. This program is offered by the Finance Division.

Friday, December 14, 2018

Mental Health First Aid, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Location TBD
In the Mental Health First Aid public education program, learn risk factors and warning signs of mental illnesses, build understanding of their impact and hear an overview of common supports. This eight-hour course uses role-playing and simulations to demonstrate how to offer initial help in a mental health crisis and connect individuals to the appropriate professional, peer, social and self-help care. The program also teaches the common risk factors and warning signs of specific types of illnesses, like anxiety, depression, substance use, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. Mental Health First Aid is included on the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices (NREPP). To register, sign up online. This program is offered by University Health Services and Counseling & Psychological Services.

Monday, December 17, 2018

Purchasing Card (PCard) Delta Training, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., Online Training
This optional course will provide an overview of topics related to the changes to the University Card Program Guidelines. Emphasis will be placed on the differences PCard holders can expect to see when the updated guidelines are launched on January 1, 2019. This course does not satisfy the training requirements needed to become a new cardholder to gain Oracle access. This program is offered by the Finance Division.

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Purchasing Card (PCard) Delta Training, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., Danforth Conference Room, Cohon University Center
This optional course will provide an overview of topics related to the changes to the University Card Program Guidelines. Emphasis will be placed on the differences PCard holders can expect to see when the updated guidelines are launched on January 1, 2019. This course does not satisfy the training requirements needed to become a new cardholder to gain Oracle access. This program is offered by the Finance Division.

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Financial Data Warehouse 101, 1 to 3:30 p.m., Location TBD
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.

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Purchasing Card (PCard) Delta Training, 2:30 to 4:30 p.m., Danforth Conference Room, Cohon University Center
This optional course will provide an overview of topics related to the changes to the University Card Program Guidelines. Emphasis will be placed on the differences PCard holders can expect to see when the updated guidelines are launched on January 1, 2019. This course does not satisfy the training requirements needed to become a new cardholder to gain Oracle access. This program is offered by the Finance Division.

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Purchasing Card (PCard) Training, 9 to 11:30 a.m., Danforth Conference Room, Cohon University Center
This class provides detailed information on the university's purchasing card (PCard) program; reviews polices, 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. This program is offered by the Finance Division.

Purchasing Card (PCard) Delta Training, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., Online Training
This optional course will provide an overview of topics related to the changes to the University Card Program Guidelines. Emphasis will be placed on the differences PCard holders can expect to see when the updated guidelines are launched on January 1, 2019. This course does not satisfy the training requirements needed to become a new cardholder to gain Oracle access. This program is offered by the Finance Division.

Monday, December 10, 2018

Purchasing Card (PCard) Delta Training, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., Danforth Conference Room, Cohon University Center
This optional course will provide an overview of topics related to the changes to the University Card Program Guidelines. Emphasis will be placed on the differences PCard holders can expect to see when the updated guidelines are launched on January 1, 2019. This course does not satisfy the training requirements needed to become a new cardholder to gain Oracle access. This program is offered by the Finance Division.

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Oracle GL Journal Entry, 1 to 4 p.m., Location TBD
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. Prerequisites are CMU Finance Fundamentals and Oracle 101, which are online elearning courses. This program is offered by the Finance Division.

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Oracle Purchase Order Training, 1 to 4:30 p.m., Location TBD
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 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. This program is offered by the Finance Division.

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Purchasing Card (PCard) Delta Training, 2:30 to 4:30 p.m., Danforth Conference Room, Cohon University Center
This optional course will provide an overview of topics related to the changes to the University Card Program Guidelines. Emphasis will be placed on the differences PCard holders can expect to see when the updated guidelines are launched on January 1, 2019. This course does not satisfy the training requirements needed to become a new cardholder to gain Oracle access. This program is offered by the Finance Division.

Monday, December 17, 2018

Purchasing Card (PCard) Delta Training, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., Online Training
This optional course will provide an overview of topics related to the changes to the University Card Program Guidelines. Emphasis will be placed on the differences PCard holders can expect to see when the updated guidelines are launched on January 1, 2019. This course does not satisfy the training requirements needed to become a new cardholder to gain Oracle access. This program is offered by the Finance Division.

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Purchasing Card (PCard) Delta Training, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., Danforth Conference Room, Cohon University Center
This optional course will provide an overview of topics related to the changes to the University Card Program Guidelines. Emphasis will be placed on the differences PCard holders can expect to see when the updated guidelines are launched on January 1, 2019. This course does not satisfy the training requirements needed to become a new cardholder to gain Oracle access. This program is offered by the Finance Division.

Learn more about Finance training

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Benefits Information Session, 11 a.m. to noon, Room 100-D, Cyert Hall
This session is designed for new employees — and current employees who are newly benefits eligible — to learn about the various benefits available to the Carnegie Mellon campus community. Representatives from the Office of Human Resources Benefits and Service Center teams will be present to answer questions and provide assistance. Computers will be available for participants to access their benefit elections through Workday at the end of each session — please come prepared with your Andrew ID login credentials and DUO Two Factor Authentication device (mobile phone or key fob).


Learn more about the Office of Human Resources

Monday, December 3, 2018

SPARCS Approvers Training, 2 to 2:30 p.m., Room 1042, WQED Building
The SPARCS Approver Training aims to immerse department approvers in the new system. The training will provide a checklist of suggested items to review and where to find this information in SPARCS. Each session will be tailored to the college or department’s specific department review process, focusing on helping the department approvers find the information in SPARCS. This program is offered by the Office of Research Systems & Operations.

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Changes to Requirements for Conducting Human Subjects Research, 4 to 5:30 p.m., Room 4405, Gates Hillman Center
Are you a researcher, business manager, research administrator, research staff member or student who is involved with Human Subjects Research (HSR)? A number of regulations are changing that will impact everyone involved in HSR. This educational session will help you to understand and prepare for the changes. In the session, find out more about the changes that will impact everyone who submits to the Institutional Review Board, including a new Common Rule (which governs all human subjects research) and changes to SPARCS to accommodate the new regulations. The session will also cover changes that will impact individuals involved in HSR funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), such as Single IRB, a new definition of clinical trials (which impacts behavioral research), new forms for NIH proposals, and Certificates of Confidentiality. This program is offered by the Office of Research Integrity and Compliance.

Friday, December 7, 2018

SPARCS In-Depth Budget Training, 1 to 3 p.m., Room 1042, WQED Building
This training session takes an in-depth look at using the SPARCS budgeting tool and entering information from the budgeting tool into the SPARCS cost grids. In the session, you will be provided with a funding proposal and budget and will enter the budget into the SPARCS budgeting tool. Then, you will transfer the information into SPARCS cost grids using provided best practices. You are encouraged to bring your own budget. This program is offered by the Office of Research Systems & Operations.

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

R.A.I.S.E.: Common Rule, 9 to 10:30 a.m., McKenna/Peter Rooms, Cohon University Center
The New Common Rule for Human Subjects Research goes into effect in January 2019. Learn about the new rule and how CMU's IRB is implementing the changes. This program is part of the R.A.I.S.E. Non-Curriculum Training.

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

SPARCS Proposal Training, 2 to 5 p.m., Room 1042, WQED Building
The SPARCS Proposal Training is a two-part course designed to immerse you in the SPARCS proposal system. In the first half of the session, you will hear a presentation discussing the new system, updated workflow, funding proposal fundamentals and budgets to assist you in becoming more efficient with the system. In the second half, you will enter a funding proposal into the system. The SPARCS team will provide a test proposal, but you are encouraged to bring a proposal to enter. This program is offered by the Office of Research Systems & Operations.

Learn more about the Office of the Vice Provost for Research

Learn more about Research Administration Training

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

CMS Version 6: A Closer Look, 9 to 10 a.m., Danforth Conference Room, Cohon University Center
The University CMS Team is hosting a deep dive into the forthcoming CMS Version 6 update. The team will go over the new interface as well as features and improvements that will make website building easier than ever. This program is offered by the University CMS Team.

 Monday, December 10, 2018

CMS Version 6: A Closer Look, 2 to 3 p.m., Danforth Conference Room, Cohon University Center
The University CMS Team is hosting a deep dive into the forthcoming CMS Version 6 update. The team will go over the new interface as well as features and improvements that will make website building easier than ever. This program is offered by the University CMS Team.

Learn more about the Content Management System

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Green Dot Booster Session, noon to 1 p.m., Room 4307, Gates Hillman Center
Booster sessions are for anyone who has attended a previous Green Dot training or Overview Talk. They are designed to augment your bystander skills and reinforce what you have already learned. This particular session will further explore warning signs of domestic violence. This program is offered by University Health Services, the Office of Title IX Initiatives and the Center for Student Diversity & Inclusion.

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Green Dot Overview Talk, 10 to 11:30 a.m., McKenna/Peter Rooms, Cohon University Center
The program is designed to help faculty, staff, and administrators understand the expanded definition of “bystander” and to equip them to integrate these key behaviors with their current job functions to establish two norms: (1) sexual assault, dating violence, and stalking won’t be tolerated, (2) everyone does their part to keep the campus free from violence and fear of violence. This program is offered by University Health Services, the Office of Title IX Initiatives and the Center for Student Diversity & Inclusion.

Friday, December 14, 2018

Mental Health First Aid, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Location TBD
In the Mental Health First Aid public education program, learn risk factors and warning signs of mental illnesses, build understanding of their impact and hear an overview of common supports. This eight-hour course uses role-playing and simulations to demonstrate how to offer initial help in a mental health crisis and connect individuals to the appropriate professional, peer, social and self-help care. The program also teaches the common risk factors and warning signs of specific types of illnesses, like anxiety, depression, substance use, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. Mental Health First Aid is included on the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices (NREPP). To register, sign up online. This program is offered by University Health Services and Counseling & Psychological Services.

Learn more about health promotion initiatives

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Stellic Overview Training, 10 to 11:30 a.m., Room 140-E, Baker Hall
This class is an introduction to the Stellic Student Success platform and will provide an overview of the degree audit, degree plan, programs, templates, and profile settings. Visit the Enrollment Services Stellic webpage for more information. Note: DUO Two Factor Authentication is required to gain access to this application. This program is offered by the University Registrar’s Office.

Student Data Warehouse Training, 10 a.m. to noon, Room 140-F, Baker Hall
The Student Data Warehouse (SDW) is a repository of student data, refreshed daily, which allows departments to run queries without having to request them from the University Registrar's Office. This program is offered by the University Registrar’s Office.

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Stellic File Editing Training, 1:30 to 3 p.m., Room 5202, Wean Hall
This class provides an overview of file editing and template editing in the Stellic Student Success platform. Prerequisite: Stellic Overview Training. Visit the Enrollment Services Stellic webpage for more information. Note: DUO Two Factor Authentication is required to gain access to this application. This program is offered by the University Registrar’s Office.

Learn more about the Stellic Degree Audit Application

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Workday Department Initiator Training, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Location TBD
As a Department Initiator, you are responsible for initiating HR transactions for faculty and staff members 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.

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Workday Activity Pay Manager Training, 9 a.m. to noon, Location TBD
The Activity Pay Manager processes all payments outside the day-to-day payroll functionality. This includes awards, adjunct faculty, private instruction and one-time payments. Activity Pay may also include the charging instructions associated with these transactions. This session provides a detailed overview of the Activity Pay process and introduces valuable resources to help navigate the process. Individuals serving in the Activity Pay Manager role must complete this training prior to gaining access to these functions in Workday.

Learn more about Workday training and resources