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July 2017

It Takes All Types: Intro to MBTI

Thursday, July 20, 2017 @ 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
1501-A&B, 104 Airport Dr.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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Course Number: IC0900 NOTE: This class is a prerequisite for attending other classes oriented around the MBTI Coworker behaviors, which are different from yours, may seem surprising or confusing at times. You might question their actions and even wonder at times about your own motives. Why do we do some of the things we do? This interactive class uses the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) to help examine preferred patterns of behaviors in the workplace so that we can better appreciate the…

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SHRA Hiring: Posting thru Probation

Thursday, July 20, 2017 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
1501-C, 104 Airport Drive, Room 1501-C
Chapel Hill, 27514 United States
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Course Number: HR1600 A hands-on, interactive program for managers on understanding the policies and procedures for hiring permanent SHRA employees, including posting requirements, targeted recruitment, screening applications, candidate interviews, final selection, salary offers, criminal conviction and reference checks, credentials verification, and probationary periods. All UNC-Chapel Hill faculty and staff are invited to register for and attend the various courses offered by the Office of Human Resources Organization and Professional Development team. View all July courses Visit the full Course Catalog To…

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New Realities in Home Ownership

Friday, July 21, 2017 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Course Number: WL0011 Due to the upheaval in the housing market over the past few years many new realities of home ownership have appeared. These realities include changes in the types of home loans that are now available. It also includes more properties that are now bank-owned or under water which has changed how some interested buyers now view these types of properties. Potential buyers also need to recognize the importance of having their finances in order prior to applying for…

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Time Management Tools: To Do Lists, Calendars & More

Thursday, July 27, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Course Number: PD0009 It seems that more than ever, people are living busy, chaotic lives that often leave them feeling overwhelmed and out of control. Between work, parental responsibilities, community involvement, exercise, hobbies, friendships, family responsibilities and more, sometimes it feels as if keeping track of it all is just impossible. Fortunately, there are many tools available to help people gain control, though sometimes sorting through what’s available can add what seems like even more chaos to life. Smartphones, day planners,…

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Basics of Estate Planning

Monday, July 31, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
1501-A&B, 104 Airport Dr.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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Course Number: WL0006 Although most people think estate planning is for just the elderly, it is actually important everyone else, too—especially for those with minor children, substantial assets or unusual circumstances. Estate planning can allow one to make decisions on who receives his or her estate, make arrangements for disability, medical care and guardianship for minor children. Properly done, estate planning can remove many burdens from surviving family members during a stressful time. At the end of this workshop, you will…

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August 2017

Presentations with Pizzazz

Thursday, August 3, 2017 @ 8:30 am - 11:30 am
1501-D, 104 Airport Drive
Chapel Hill, NC United States
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Course Number: BE1500 Do your PowerPoint presentations look like they are from 1996? Do you find that your visual aides don’t actually aid in the retention of information from your presentation? In our visually-driven, modern society, presenters need to make sure their presentation slides not only keep up with current design but also use theories such as neuroscience, color theory and cognitive processing to enhance the learning experience. You don’t need to be a graphic designer to design engaging presentations. Participants…

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Let’s Talk TSERS (Teachers’ & State Employees’ Retirement System)

Tuesday, August 8, 2017 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
1501-A&B, 104 Airport Dr.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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Course Number: WL1311 This half-day retirement workshop provides information on when employees are eligible to retire, how to calculate their payment and what other benefits are available in retirement. This workshop is ideal for employees who are considering retirement and want to explore their options. A member of the Social Security Administration Office of Communications team will cover all you need to know about your future Social Security benefits. All UNC-Chapel Hill faculty and staff are invited to register for and…

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Lawlogix Electonic I-9 System Training

Tuesday, August 8, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
1501-C, 104 Airport Drive, Room 1501-C
Chapel Hill, 27514 United States
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Course Number: HR2000 LawLogix electronic I-9 system training for HR Representatives and others who manage the Form I-9 process. All UNC-Chapel Hill faculty and staff are invited to register for and attend the various courses offered by the Office of Human Resources Organization and Professional Development team. View all August courses Visit the full Course Catalog To register for courses: Visit: connectcarolina.unc.edu Log in: Your Onyen + Password Click: Self Service Click: Training Enrollment Search Courses

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How to Receive Criticism & Make it Work for You

Thursday, August 10, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Course Number: PD0011 Receiving criticism is an important and valuable skill. To achieve success in any endeavor we must be able to tolerate critical feedback and learn from it. However, receiving criticism is difficult for most people. Upon receiving criticism, we feel vulnerable, become defensive, and thereby miss opportunities to benefit from feedback. This workshop will help you explore why we become defensive, deliver tips for knowing when your “hot button” has been pushed and how to accept and integrate useful…

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Medicare Workshop

Thursday, August 10, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
1501-A&B, 104 Airport Dr.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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Course Number: WL1150 A one-hour lunch and learn. SHIIP – Seniors’ Health Insurance Information Program will present information regarding Medicare and Social Security. They provide information and services to people compare Medicare Plans and information for people on Medicare with limited income and assets, as well as long-term care insurance information for comparisons. All UNC-Chapel Hill faculty and staff are invited to register for and attend the various courses offered by the Office of Human Resources Organization and Professional Development team.…

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Managing Projects Successfully

Monday, August 14, 2017 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
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1501-A&B, 104 Airport Dr.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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Course Number: PM0200 Designed to improve proficiency in planning, scheduling, budgeting, and controlling projects, this course distinguishes itself from other project management curriculums by addressing project management realities often overlooked:  the critical skills of leadership, communication and team-building.  This multidisciplinary approach to managing projects provides a breadth of knowledge and skill that helps participants become efficient and effective project managers. At the end of the session participants will be able to define the characteristics of a successful project and describe the…

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Managing Projects Successfully

Tuesday, August 15, 2017 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:30am, repeating until August 15, 2017

1501-A&B, 104 Airport Dr.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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Course Number: PM0200 Designed to improve proficiency in planning, scheduling, budgeting, and controlling projects, this course distinguishes itself from other project management curriculums by addressing project management realities often overlooked:  the critical skills of leadership, communication and team-building.  This multidisciplinary approach to managing projects provides a breadth of knowledge and skill that helps participants become efficient and effective project managers. At the end of the session participants will be able to define the characteristics of a successful project and describe the…

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Becoming a Cyber-Savvy Parent

Thursday, August 17, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
1501-A&B, 104 Airport Dr.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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Course Number: WL0008 In a relatively short timeframe, computers have gone from being a space-age dream to an everyday reality for many people at work, home and school. Children are learning how to use computers at younger ages—many are more computer-savvy than their parents are! How does a parent support the need for their children to be familiar with computers in today’s society without letting the computer dominate their child’s time? At the end of this workshop, you will be able…

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Becoming a Team Player

Monday, August 21, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
1501-A&B, 104 Airport Dr.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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Course Number: PD0002 In today’s work world, we often need to work in groups of people who have many differences, and yet are supposed to seamlessly form an effective team. We have all heard the term “team building,” and at one point or another most of us have gone through a team building process, whether we know it or not. But what exactly is team building and how can it be successfully used to help diverse groups work together more effectively?…

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Planning for Parental Leave

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Course Number: WL2680 UNC-Chapel Hill provides faculty and staff who become parents, by either birth or adoption or foster-care placement of a minor child, with leave to allow for the healthy recovery of the primary caregiver, bonding with the adopted child, and/or a period of family adjustment. This workshop provides an overview of the parental leave process and addresses frequently asked questions regarding maternity and paternity leave such as, “How does FMLA work?”, “When and how do I apply for leave?”,…

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Stress Management

Thursday, August 24, 2017 @ 8:30 am - 11:00 am
1501-C, 104 Airport Drive, Room 1501-C
Chapel Hill, 27514 United States
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Course Number: LD1800 Life at work is naturally full of challenges which can lead to headaches, sleep disturbances, anxiety, and high blood pressure. Stress management teaches you the skills to relax naturally and to stay focused on healthy responses. You will be introduced to a variety of practices for increased resourcefulness such as noticing your thoughts without judgment, breathing through your emotions, and gentle stretching for home and office. You get to choose which collection of tools will fit your needs.…

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Ethics in the Workplace

Thursday, August 24, 2017 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
1501-A&B, 104 Airport Dr.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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Course Number: LD1700 How do you handle information that raises your suspicions? How do you know what the right thing to do really is? As an introduction to ethical decision making, this class will help you learn how to identify ethical issues, think about them analytically and productively, and arrive at ethically sound conclusions. You will learn just enough theory to provide a framework for exploring ethical questions. Using a variety of real cases, including your fellow participants’ own experiences, you…

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The Five Pillars of Personal Finance

Tuesday, August 29, 2017 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am

Course Number: WL0015 The United Stated Department of the Treasury has proposed a set of financial core competencies that will be used to establish a clear understanding about what all adults should know regarding the basic concepts of financial literacy. The five core concept areas identified are: Earning Spending Saving Borrowing Protecting against risk This session covers the basics (or essentials) of each area and describes practical skills needed to competently address (or manage) their personal finances. At the end…

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October 2017

Basics of Estate Planning | WL0006

Tuesday, October 24, 2017 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
AOB 1501-A, 104 Aiport Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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Although most people think estate planning is for just the elderly, it is actually important everyone else, too—especially for those with minor children, substantial assets or unusual circumstances. Estate planning can allow one to make decisions on who receives his or her estate, make arrangements for disability, medical care and guardianship for minor children. Properly done, estate planning can remove many burdens from surviving family members during a stressful time. WORKSHOP OBJECTIVES At the end of this workshop, you will…

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