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Late Opening on Wednesday, January 28

In the aftermath of the winter storm, the University of Hartford will open on Wednesday at 10 a.m. Classes will begin at 10:30 a.m.   snow closing guide

Until that time, the Commons, Subway, and Village Market will maintain regular hours for residential dining services and the Sports Center will be open normal hours for use by residential students only. Gengras Student Union and University Libraries remain closed until the University reopens Wednesday at 10 a.m. 

current as of 6:20 p.m., Jan. 27, 2015

Human Resources Classes

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.

Supervisory Training – Employment and Hiring – will provide supervisors with detailed information on the overall hiring and on-boarding process at the University of Hartford.

Date:  Thursday, January 22nd
Time:   9 – 11:00am
Location:   KF Room, Mortensen Library
(sponsored by HRD)

Sexual Harassment and Discrimination Prevention in the Workplace – this program will provide you with 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*

Date:  Friday, January 30th
Time:  9 – 11:00am
Location:   KF Room, Mortensen Library
(sponsored by HRD)

Sexual Violence Prevention Training - will provide you with an understanding of the role that each of us play in creating a safer campus by addressing and preventing instances of sexual violence and harassment.  As a member of the University community, all faculty and staff are expected to participate in this educational program.  

Date:  Friday, February 6th
Time:   1:30 – 3:30pm
Location:   KF Room, Mortensen Library
(sponsored by Student Affairs and HRD)

Supervisory Training – Progressive Discipline and Grievances – will provide supervisors with detailed information on the University’s standards of progressive discipline utilized to address, correct and sustain acceptable job performance.

Date:  Friday, February 20th
Time:  9 – 11:00am
Location:   KF Room, Mortensen Library
(sponsored by HRD)

Email Etiquette will provide participants with will provide 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. 

Date:  Thursday, February 26th
Time:  9 – 10:30am
Location:   KF Room, Mortensen Library
(sponsored by HRD)

Recognizing and Preventing Workplace Violence – will provide you with a sharper lens from which to more clearly view your surroundings and help you recognize when low-threat behavior may be escalating towards possible violence.

Date:  Thursday, March 5th
Time:   12:30 – 2:30pm
Location:  Woods Classroom, Mortensen Library
(sponsored by Public Safety and HRD)

Understanding Social Security Benefits – led by Hooker & Holcombe, the University of Hartford’s 403(b) advisory firm, this workshop will provide you with an understanding of the critical elements that can impact your social security benefits, why it is important to begin social security and retirement planning now as well as income planning strategies that you can put into place.

Date:  Friday, March 20th
Time:   10 – 11:30am and again 2 – 3:00pm
Location:   KF Room, Mortensen Library
(sponsored by HRD)

Supervisory Training – Performance Issues – will provide supervisors with an overview of various performance concerns as well as several facilitated case study group discussions. 

Date:  Thursday, March 26th
Time:  9 – 11:00am
Location:   KF Room, Mortensen Library
(sponsored by HRD)

University of Hartford 101 – 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.

Date:  Thursday, April 2nd
Time:   8:15am – 4:00pm
Location:   Private Dining Room, University Commons
(sponsored by HRD)

Supervisory Training – Conducting an Effective Performance Appraisal – will provide supervisors with an informative hands-on program on how to conduct a meaningful annual Dialogue for Direction.

Date:  Wednesday, April 22nd
Time:  9 – 11:00am
Location:   KF Room, Mortensen Library
(sponsored by HRD)

Performance Appraisals for Non-supervisory Staff – will provide participants with an overview of this very important annual process, including the purpose and goals of the Dialogue for Direction.

Date:  Friday, April 30th
Time:  9 – 11:00am
Location:   KF Room, Mortensen Library
(sponsored by HRD)

Threats on Campus – will provide you with information on how to respond in the event that there is a threat on campus. 

Date:  Thursday, April 23rd
Time:  12:30 – 2:30pm
Location:  Woods Classroom, Mortensen Library
(sponsored by Public Safety and HRD)

Safe Passages (educational video) – as summer fast approach, this video will provide you with common sense principles and teach you how to be more situationally aware, instilling confidence when you travel. 

Date:  Friday, May 15th
Time:  11:30am – 12:30pm
Location:   KF Room, Mortensen Library 
(sponsored by Public Safety and HRD)

Supervisory Training – Employee Relations Issues – will provide supervisors with several facilitated case study group discussions regarding serious employee relations issues that may be encountered in the workplace.

Date:  Friday, May 22nd
Time:  9 – 11:00am
Location:   KF Room, Mortensen Library
(sponsored by HRD)

Please confirm your attendance by contacting EmPOWER via email at empower@hartford.edu.

E-mail us at empower@hartford.edu 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.