As you know, the University of Hartford recognizes that staff development leads to responsible and effective administration while broadening the skills of staff, and that it is in the best interest of both the University and the individual. Staff are responsible for providing the motivation for their development, since all development is self development. The University is responsible for providing the opportunity and access to occupational education to the extent resources allow. (Staff Employment Manual, Chapter 6.04 – Staff Development).
With this in mind, here are several training and educational opportunities being sponsored by HRD which are free of charge to University faculty and staff as outlined below.
Spring 2018 Training Opportunities
JANUARY 2018 –
Supervisory Training – Employment and Hiring – this program will be held on Thursday, January 25th from 9 – 11:00am and will provide supervisors with detailed information on the overall hiring and on-boarding process at the University of Hartford.
Red Flag Identity Theft Prevention Planning – this program will be held on Wednesday, January 31st from 2 – 3:30pm and will provide you with details on how to detect suspicious patterns or activities (“red flags”) that indicate the possibility of identity theft, the steps to report it as well as what you can do to prevent it from happening.
FEBRUARY 2018 –
Sexual Harassment and Discrimination Prevention in the Workplace – this program will take place on Thursday, February 15th from 9 – 11:00am and will provide participants with an understanding of applicable federal and state sexual harassment and discrimination laws as well University policies, outline avenues to report allegations as well as the role that each of us play in creating a safer campus by addressing and preventing instances of sexual harassment and/or discrimination in the workplace. As a member of the University community, all faculty and staff are expected to participate in this educational program.
*This two-hour training satisfies Connecticut state supervisory training requirements*
Supervisory Training – Understanding the Progressive Discipline and Grievance Processes – this program will be held on Tuesday, February 20th from 9 – 11:00am and will provide supervisors with detailed information on the University’s standards of progressive discipline utilized to address, correct and sustain acceptable job performance as well as the University’s policy to encourage the airing of employee dissatisfactions so problems can be resolved.
Email Etiquette – this program will be held on Wednesday, February 21st from 2 – 4:00pm and will provide you with both practical and policy applications that are important for you to know and understand about the use of email as an employee at the University of Hartford.
MARCH 2018 –
Sexual Violence Prevention Training – this program will take place on Tuesday, March 13th from 10am – 12noon and will provide participants with an understanding of the role that each of us play in creating a safer campus by addressing and preventing instances of sexual violence. As a member of the University community, all faculty and staff are expected to participate in this educational program.
Supervisory Training – Performance Issues: Refocusing Your Lens – this program will be held on Thursday, March 22nd from 9 – 11:00am and will provide supervisors with an overview of various performance concerns as well as several facilitated case study group discussions.
University of Hartford 101 – this full-day program will be held on Friday, March 23rd and will provide both new and seasoned faculty and staff with information about programs and services offered to University of Hartford employees presented directly by multiple campus department representatives.
APRIL 2018 –
Threats on Campus – this program will be held on Thursday, April 5th from 10am – 12noon and will provide participants with information on how to report emergencies as well as how to respond in the event that there is a threat on campus.
Supervisory Training – Conducting an Effective Performance Appraisal: Be a Coach, Not a Judge – this program will be held on Thursday, April 26th from 9 – 11:00am and will provide supervisors with an informative hands-on material designed to help facilitate and conduct a meaningful annual Dialogue for Direction with your staff.
MAY 2018 –
Supervisory Training – Employee Relations: Anticipate the Difficult by Managing the Easy – this program will be held on Tuesday, May 22nd from 9 – 11:00am and will provide supervisors with several facilitated case study group discussions regarding serious employee relations issues that may be encountered in the workplace.
Safe Passages (educational video) – this program will be held on Thursday, May 31st from noon – 1:00pm and will provide participants with common sense principles and teach you how to be more situationally aware, instilling confidence when you travel.
Our training programs are designed to be informative as well as interactive. More information regarding the remaining training sessions will follow. You are encouraged to attend the entire program. If you have previously attended, you are always welcome to attend any of the sessions as a refresher, but please understand that those supervisors whom have never attended the program before will be given first preference.
A full list of training opportunities, as well as a “Suggest a Class” link, can also be found on the EmPOWER website at www.hartford.edu/empower/.
Please confirm your attendance by contacting EmPOWER via email at email@example.com.
E-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to sign up for a class. Additional classes are available for a fee through the Entrepreneurial Center. As all course listings change frequently, please check back often.