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June 2018

Developing Creativity

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
AOB 1501-A, 104 Airport Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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Course Number: PD0005 In today’s increasingly competitive business climate, there is a need for continuous innovation and value-added solutions. Individuals and organizations alike are discovering that new ideas have become the global currency of the future. Unfortunately, though, as adults, we often limit our thinking and problem solving to fit known patterns and solutions by creating boundaries around our problems and circumstances. Enhancing our creativity can help us break through these boundaries. Workshop Objectives: Identify the basics of creativity and innovation…

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It Takes All Types: Intro to MBTI

Thursday, June 21, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
AOB 1501-A, 104 Airport Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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Course Number: IC0900 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 diversity of our coworkers. You will learn the strengths and challenges of different personality…

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July 2018

It Takes All Types: Intro to MBTI

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
AOB 1501-A, 104 Airport Drive
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 diversity…

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Valuable Presentation Skills (Session I, Day 1)

Thursday, July 12, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
AOB 1501-A, 104 Airport Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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NOTE: This class is a prerequisite for Train the Trainer Imagine delivering a presentation with ease, success, and enjoyment. Yes, but... Where do you begin? How do you clearly communicate your message? How can you address nervousness? This course provides practical tools to handle these questions and many others. Upon completing this program, participants will be able to prepare a presentation by identifying clear goals and objectives, research and organize content effectively; gain tools to effectively interact with an audience;…

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Managing Your Emotions in the Workplace

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Course Number: PD0007 Everyone experiences emotions at work. We get frustrated with bosses giving more work when they don’t understand how much work we already have. We get upset with coworkers who don’t do their jobs, so we cannot do ours. We get angry with irate customers who don’t realize we are only trying to help. We worry about an uncertain future. But with all these emotions, most people don’t think they have anything to do with how they are feeling.…

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SHRA Hiring: Posting thru Probation

Thursday, July 19, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
AOB 1501-C, 104 Airport Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 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. To register for courses: Visit: connectcarolina.unc.edu Log in: Your Onyen +…

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Valuable Presentation Skills (Session I, Day 2)

Thursday, July 19, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
AOB 1501-A, 104 Airport Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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NOTE: This class is a prerequisite for Train the Trainer Imagine delivering a presentation with ease, success, and enjoyment. Yes, but... Where do you begin? How do you clearly communicate your message? How can you address nervousness? This course provides practical tools to handle these questions and many others. Upon completing this program, participants will be able to prepare a presentation by identifying clear goals and objectives, research and organize content effectively; gain tools to effectively interact with an audience;…

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Lawlogix Electronic I-9 System

Thursday, July 19, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
AOB 1501-D, 104 Airport Drive
Chapel Hill, 27516 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. 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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Becoming a Team Player

Wednesday, July 25, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
AOB 1501-A, 104 Airport Drive
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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How To Be More Engaged At Work: Webinar

Tuesday, July 31, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Course Number: PD0015 There is a difference in being motivated and being engaged in the workplace. Sure, you may be motivated to come to work each day for the paycheck, but are you truly engaged in what you are doing? Stars tend to be internally motivated to begin with, but put that motivation together with truly being engaged in what you do and you have the formula for capturing the most “prizes” the organization has to offer—the most interesting work, the…

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August 2018

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

Tuesday, August 7, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
AOB 1501-A, 104 Airport Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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Course Number: WL1311 Registering for this class creates an automatic email notification to your supervisor. If you wish to register without creating this notification to preserve your privacy, please call Organization & Professional Development at 919-962-2550. 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…

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Where are you going? Goal Setting for Personal & Professional Success: Webinar

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Course Number: PD0018 Goal setting gives you long-term vision and short-term motivation. The process of setting goals allows you to choose where you want to go in your personal life as well as your professional career. A life without goals is like a road trip without a map. By knowing exactly what you want to achieve, you are less likely to get lost, and you will be happier and less frustrated along the way.   Workshop Objectives Define what goals mean…

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Introduction to Postdoc Human Resources

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
AOB 1501-C, 104 Airport Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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Course Number: HR4300 This class is designed for HR Representatives and Faculty Mentors in departments with postdoctoral scholars. This program goes over the recruitment and hiring process for Postdoctoral employees as well as basic human resources issues surrounding these employees. Discussion will center on new hire and onboarding requirements, postdoc benefits, employee relations concern, general best practices for postdoc HR issues, recent changes to postdoctoral policies, and other services provided by the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs. All UNC-Chapel Hill faculty and…

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Medicare Workshop

Thursday, August 9, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
AOB 1501-A, 104 Airport Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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Course Number: WL1150 Registering for this class creates an automatic email notification to your supervisor. If you wish to register without creating this notification to preserve your privacy, please call Organization & Professional Development at 919-962-2550. 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…

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Effective Communication

Tuesday, August 14, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
AOB 1501-A, 104 Airport Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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Course Number: PD0013 Why is interpersonal communication important? Personal success depends on our ability to communicate. Effective human relations depend on our communication skills. Overall, interpersonal communication skills are necessary for understanding and for action. This workshop explores interpersonal skills and techniques necessary for successful interactions. Workshop Objectives: Identify the characteristics of poor communication Describe your experience with people who do not communicate well Identify the characteristics of effective communication Describe your experience with people you consider excellent communicators Describe…

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Lawlogix Electronic I-9 System

Tuesday, August 14, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
AOB 1501-D, 104 Airport Drive
Chapel Hill, 27516 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. 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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Extreme Makeover: UNC Policy Edition

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
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Course Number: HR4400 Let us help you revise your policies in an easy and hands-on training designed to achieve greater transparency, accountability, and uniformity across the university. Our staff will provide an overview of the new Policy on Policies and step-by-step guidance on how to use the new policy template. This class will be beneficial for any university staff member responsible for formulating new policies and revising existing policies. Sponsor: Office of Ethics Education & Policy Management (Office of the Chancellor)…

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Presentations with Pizzazz

Thursday, August 16, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 11:30 am
AOB 1501-D, 104 Airport Drive
Chapel Hill, 27516 United States

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.…

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Emotional Intelligence

Thursday, August 16, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
AOB 1501-A, 104 Airport Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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Course Number: PD0016 Implementing discipline over our emotional life is difficult and requires lifelong practice. Being able to choose to act or respond in a particular manner is preferable to re-acting on a consistent basis, yet it is difficult. Enhancing emotional intelligence improves our ability to master our emotional functioning. High emotional intelligence can improve our communications with all others, enhance our perception of satisfaction with ourselves and our lives and increase our productiveness overall. Workshop Objectives: Describe the difference between…

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How to Deal with a Difficult Person

Tuesday, August 21, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
AOB 1501-A, 104 Airport Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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Course Number: PD0006 At one time or another, we have all dealt with a difficult person. Whether they are hard to communicate with, acting defensive or just handling a situation inappropriately, interactions with difficult people can affect our confidence, mood and focus. Learning to recognize and cope with common difficult behaviors in ourselves and others can help make difficult encounters much more manageable. Workshop Objectives: Identify common “difficult” behaviors Describe what motivates most difficult behaviors Identify distinctions between passive, aggressive and…

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Communication Essentials

Thursday, August 23, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
AOB 1501-A, 104 Airport Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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Course Number: IC1700 Communication is part of your everyday life, yet the chances are that you have never examined what makes communication more or less effective. From practical conversations with co-workers to how you present yourself to supervisors and customers, learning communication skills is essential to succeeding in the workplace. This class will provide an introduction to key fundamental skills and attitudes that enable you to stay in dialogue even when it is challenging. You will improve your skills at clarifying…

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Stress Management

Tuesday, August 28, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 11:00 am
AOB 1501-C, 104 Airport Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 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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September 2018

Healthy Food Choices on the Go: Webinar

Wednesday, September 5, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Always on the go? Don’t let your busy schedule damage your diet. Learn how to plan ahead and improve your eating habits wherever you are. Workshop Objectives: Understand the benefits of good nutrition on your body and mind Learn how to plan ahead for healthy meal options on the go Improve menu-reading skills to identify healthy choices Identify healthy snacks to keep on hand All UNC-Chapel Hill faculty and staff are invited to register for and attend the various courses…

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It Takes All Types: Intro to MBTI

Thursday, September 6, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
AOB 1501-A, 104 Airport Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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Course Number: IC0900 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 diversity of our coworkers. You will learn the strengths and challenges of different personality…

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Lawlogix Electonic I-9 System Training

Tuesday, September 11, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
AOB 1501-D, 104 Airport Drive
Chapel Hill, 27516 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. 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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Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Training

Wednesday, September 12, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
AOB 1501-C, 104 Airport Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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Course Number: HR2800 This session is designed to provide an overview of the ADA and ADAAA. It will also help remove negative stereotypes regarding employees with disabilities and separate ADA myths from facts. It highlights the need for us to appreciate the Ability in disability. This course will also increase awareness of the University’s Reasonable Accommodations in Employment Policy, and familiarize employees and supervisors with both their responsibilities and available resources. All UNC-Chapel Hill faculty and staff are invited to register for…

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Basics of Estate Planning

Wednesday, September 12, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
AOB 1501-A, 104 Airport Drive
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. Workshop Objectives • Define estate planning • Describe…

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Basics of Estate Planning: Webinar

Wednesday, September 12, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Course Number: WL0007 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 • Define estate planning •…

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Using Reason to Resolve Conflict

Thursday, September 13, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
AOB 1501-A, 104 Airport Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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Course Number: PD0010 Whether they take place in the workplace or in one’s personal life, conflicts are inevitable; however, that does not mean that they must always be damaging. When emotions are understood and reason is used to handle conflict, the result can actually be strengthened relationships rather than damaged ones. This workshop discusses how you can replace pure emotion with rational decision-making when dealing with conflict. Workshop Objectives: Identify the potential outcomes of conflict Describe what happens when conflict is…

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Time Management Tools: To Do Lists, Calendars & More

Tuesday, September 18, 2018 @ 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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Records Management 101

Wednesday, September 19, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
AOB 1501-A, 104 Airport Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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Course Number: BE1001 Are your filing cabinets and hard drives cluttered with old records? Have you recently been tasked with managing documents for your team, but feel uncertain where to begin? Join us for Records Management 101 to learn about the basics of records management for digital and paper records. We will discuss important policies that govern the retention of records at UNC, the legal ramifications of records management, and provide tips on using the General Records Retention and Disposition Schedule…

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Paying Off Debt While Building Wealth

Wednesday, September 19, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
AOB 1501-A, 104 Airport Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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Course Number: WL0020 In difficult economic times, many people are struggling to just keep up with monthly bills, let alone make progress on debt repayment. What suffers most is contributing to savings and investing goals. This session will focus on developing financial plans and strategies to address the dual goals of having a plan for paying off debt, while also contributing to building personal wealth. This session covers the basics (or essentials) of each area and describes practical techniques that…

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Introduction to Situational Leadership

Thursday, September 20, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
AOB 1501-A, 104 Airport Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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Course Number: SM5600 Sometimes leaders feel like they are speaking a different language than those they are leading. Situational Leadership II®, as developed by Kenneth Blanchard, provides a common language for managers and employees. Learning how to align goals and diagnose development levels will provide information for leaders to adapt their leadership styles. Partnering for performance will help teams and individuals to grow and become competent and committed contributors. All UNC-Chapel Hill faculty and staff are invited to register for…

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Bringing Out The Best In Others

Tuesday, September 25, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
AOB 1501-A, 104 Airport Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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Course Number: PD0017 Whether in your personal or your professional life are you the kind of person that brings out the best in others? Do people shine around you, or do they tend to withdraw, hesitant to show their best? Some people seem to have a knack for challenging, motivating and inspiring their friends, family members and coworkers. In this workshop, you will learn how to do your part to make sure others are at their best around you. Workshop…

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Foundations of High Performing Teams

Wednesday, September 26, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
AOB 1501-A, 104 Airport Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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Course Number: LD0300 NOTE: This class is a prerequisite for Leading High Performance Teams: Webinar Within the University, working with others is a common reality and a necessity. How does an ordinary team transform itself into an extraordinary one? Teams that are effective have an intentional organization, structure, and purpose. Based on the latest research, this class will provide you with the essential, foundational information for building a team that performs with a high degree of competence and interactivity. You will gain…

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Paying Off Debt While Building Wealth: Webinar

Wednesday, September 26, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Course Number: WL0013 In difficult economic times, many people are struggling to just keep up with monthly bills, let alone make progress on debt repayment. What suffers most is contributing to savings and investing goals. This session will focus on developing financial plans and strategies to address the dual goals of having a plan for paying off debt, while also contributing to building personal wealth. This session covers the basics (or essentials) of each area and describes practical techniques that…

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October 2018

Delivering Customer Service Excellence

Tuesday, October 2, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
AOB 1501-A, 104 Airport Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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Course Number: PD0012 Working with customers can be difficult, frustrating, and exhausting, but it can also be interesting, challenging, and rewarding.  This workshop will cover techniques that will improve the experience customers have with your organization, and will also provide skills to help customer service providers enjoy what they do. Workshop Objectives: Describe the importance of customer service. Apply techniques that enhance the customer’s experience. Practice strategies to handle difficult customers. Cope with anger and other emotions that make it difficult…

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Conflict Management Skills for the Workplace

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
AOB 1501-A, 104 Airport Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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Course Number: IC0800 Conflict can be a source of anxiety and pain or an opportunity for growth and development. The management of conflict (not its avoidance) is absolutely essential for innovation, diversity, healthy team performance, and organizational effectiveness. This interactive class presents a variety of skills and approaches that can be used in different situations where conflicts arise. These skills are appropriate for addressing issues between peers, between managers and direct reports, and with customers. You will identify behavioral styles, perceptions,…

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The Five Pillars of Personal Finance

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
AOB 1501-A, 104 Airport Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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This session covers the essential core concepts of financial literacy and describes practical skills needed to manage personal finances. Core concepts: Earning Spending Saving Borrowing Protecting against risk Workshop Objectives: Understand your paycheck in detail, including benefits and taxes Develop a spending plan, track spending habits, develop a strategy to live within your means Define a savings plan, understand different financial accounts, and the risk associated with savings and investments Understand the cost of borrowing and how to secure the…

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Making the Workplace More Sustainable

Tuesday, October 9, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every 2 days that begins at 9:00am, repeating until October 11, 2018

AOB 1501-C, 104 Airport Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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Want to learn how to help your work unit become more economically, environmentally and socially responsible? Join us at our interactive training, Making the Workplace More Sustainable. Participants will learn about sustainability goals and initiatives at UNC, including Chancellor Folt’s Three Zeros Environmental Initiative to achieve water neutrality, zero waste, and greenhouse gas neutrality. Learn how to host green events, and gain familiarity with a Workplace Sustainability Assessment tool developed specifically for Carolina. The assessment tool helps people identify, measure,…

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Introduction to Postdoc Human Resources

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
AOB 1501-C, 104 Airport Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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Course Number: HR4300 This class is designed for HR Representatives and Faculty Mentors in departments with postdoctoral scholars. This program goes over the recruitment and hiring process for Postdoctoral employees as well as basic human resources issues surrounding these employees. Discussion will center on new hire and onboarding requirements, postdoc benefits, employee relations concern, general best practices for postdoc HR issues, recent changes to postdoctoral policies, and other services provided by the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs. All UNC-Chapel Hill faculty and…

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Navigating Life’s Big Decisions: Webinar

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

When we are at a crossroads, we often face ambivalence regarding the direction we should take. Common life challenges include: Should I attend college and, if so, where? Should I get married? Do I want children? Should I move? Should I get a divorce? Some people are able to make decisions without being bogged down by uncertainty. They make them quickly and with minimal anxiety over whether or not they made the wrong choice. For others, these decisions are filled…

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Valuable Presentation Skills (Session II, Day 1)

Thursday, October 11, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
AOB 1501-A, 104 Airport Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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NOTE: This class is a prerequisite for Train the Trainer Imagine delivering a presentation with ease, success, and enjoyment. Yes, but… Where do you begin? How do you clearly communicate your message? How can you address nervousness? This course provides practical tools to handle these questions and many others. Upon completing this program, participants will be able to prepare a presentation by identifying clear goals and objectives, research and organize content effectively; gain tools to effectively interact with an audience; identify methods…

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Making the Workplace More Sustainable

Thursday, October 11, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every 2 days that begins at 9:00am, repeating until October 11, 2018

AOB 1501-C, 104 Airport Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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Want to learn how to help your work unit become more economically, environmentally and socially responsible? Join us at our interactive training, Making the Workplace More Sustainable. Participants will learn about sustainability goals and initiatives at UNC, including Chancellor Folt’s Three Zeros Environmental Initiative to achieve water neutrality, zero waste, and greenhouse gas neutrality. Learn how to host green events, and gain familiarity with a Workplace Sustainability Assessment tool developed specifically for Carolina. The assessment tool helps people identify, measure,…

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How to Deal with a Difficult Person

Thursday, October 11, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
AOB 1501-A, 104 Airport Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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Course Number: PD0006 At one time or another, we have all dealt with a difficult person. Whether they are hard to communicate with, acting defensive or just handling a situation inappropriately, interactions with difficult people can affect our confidence, mood and focus. Learning to recognize and cope with common difficult behaviors in ourselves and others can help make difficult encounters much more manageable. Workshop Objectives: Identify common “difficult” behaviors Describe what motivates most difficult behaviors Identify distinctions between passive, aggressive and…

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How to Receive Criticism and Make it Work for You: Webinar

Tuesday, October 16, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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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Coaching Skills

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:30am on Wednesday, repeating until October 24, 2018

AOB 1501-A, 104 Airport Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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Course Number: LD0500 Coaching is a way of helping others learn how to help themselves to achieve extraordinary results, by deepening their learning and improving their performance. Although anyone may attend, the course will focus on the manager’s support of employee development without removing the employee’s responsibility to help themselves and be held accountable. Coaching emphasizes building strengths and minimizing weaknesses; adversity is reframed as a challenge. Over the course of two mornings, participants will gain a working understanding of coaching,…

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New Realities in Home Ownership

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Course Number: WL0022 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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Valuable Presentation Skills (Session II, Day 2)

Thursday, October 18, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
AOB 1501-A, 104 Airport Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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NOTE: This class is a prerequisite for Train the Trainer Imagine delivering a presentation with ease, success, and enjoyment. Yes, but… Where do you begin? How do you clearly communicate your message? How can you address nervousness? This course provides practical tools to handle these questions and many others. Upon completing this program, participants will be able to prepare a presentation by identifying clear goals and objectives, research and organize content effectively; gain tools to effectively interact with an audience; identify methods…

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Lawlogix Electronic I-9 System Training

Tuesday, October 23, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
AOB 1501-D, 104 Airport Drive
Chapel Hill, 27516 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. 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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Coaching Skills

Wednesday, October 24, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:30am on Wednesday, repeating until October 24, 2018

AOB 1501-A, 104 Airport Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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Course Number: LD0500 Coaching is a way of helping others learn how to help themselves to achieve extraordinary results, by deepening their learning and improving their performance. Although anyone may attend, the course will focus on the manager’s support of employee development without removing the employee’s responsibility to help themselves and be held accountable. Coaching emphasizes building strengths and minimizing weaknesses; adversity is reframed as a challenge. Over the course of two mornings, participants will gain a working understanding of coaching,…

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Effective Communication: Webinar

Thursday, October 25, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Course Number: PD0014 Why is interpersonal communication important? Personal success depends on our ability to communicate. Effective human relations depend on our communication skills. Overall, interpersonal communication skills are necessary for understanding and for action. This workshop explores interpersonal skills and techniques necessary for successful interactions. Workshop Objectives: Identify the characteristics of poor communication Describe your experience with people who do not communicate well Identify the characteristics of effective communication Describe your experience with people you consider excellent communicators Describe the…

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Managing Interactions with your Employees

Wednesday, October 31, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
AOB 1501-A, 104 Airport Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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Course Number: SM0101 Whether you’re managing people, projects, or tasks, workplace conversations can sometimes be challenging. You may be asked to lead individuals and teams, adapt to restructured organizations, assume more responsibility with fewer resources, and address the work-related needs of a diverse workforce. This interactive workshop will help you develop skills for communicating with fellow employees about any topic, regardless of your title in the organization. You will learn and practice techniques and tools for setting expectations, building commitment, coaching…

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November 2018

Building Trust: Webinar

Thursday, November 1, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Course Number: PD0004 Trust is an essential component of successful relationships both at work and in one’s personal life. By establishing yourself as a person in whom others can put their trust, you can position yourself for greater personal happiness and professional success. Earning trust can take time and is not always easy, however. This workshop will describe several practices that help people build personal trust and credibility. Workshop Objectives: Describe trust as a long-term strategy Identify the difference between…

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Effective Decision Making

Tuesday, November 6, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
AOB 1501-A, 104 Airport Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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Course Number: SM0200 Every action you take (or avoid) is the consequence of a decision; yet the process for arriving at the decision is often not well understood. The end result may be evaluated more than the process of how it was reached, which leaves us unable to change the outcome in the future. In this class you will explore formal decision making processes, as well as the obstacles and biases that can impede your ability to think more clearly. The…

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Initiating Difficult Conversations: Webinar

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Course Number: PD0019 There are conversations in which the stakes are high: asking for a raise, ending a relationship, giving a critical performance review, confronting disrespectful behavior, apologizing or disagreeing within a group. This workshop is about developing the skills to initiate the conversations which most people find difficult, unpleasant and generally avoid. You will learn the practical skills involved in framing a problem without blame or defensiveness and how to keep the conversation productive. Workshop Objectives: Describe why arguing never…

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Lawlogix Electronic I-9 System Training

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
AOB 1501-D, 104 Airport Drive
Chapel Hill, 27516 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. 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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Presentations with Pizzazz

Thursday, November 8, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 11:30 am
AOB 1501-D, 104 Airport Drive
Chapel Hill, 27516 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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Overcoming Distorted Negative Thinking: Webinar

Monday, November 12, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Do you let negative thoughts impact your whole day? Maybe you had thoughts like, “I’m such a jerk,” or, “All we do is fight," after fighting with a significant other. Statements like these are common reactions to scenarios in our lives, but they are inaccurate and distort the way we see ourselves and the world around us. This session will examine the 10 Cognitive Distortions and how they affect our mood and create faulty beliefs. Through examining these distortions, you…

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Time Management

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
AOB 1501-A, 104 Airport Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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Course Number: BE6000 There is no mystery about managing time. Everyone has 24 hours each day and 168 hours each week to eat, sleep, work, relax, exercise, spend quality time with loved ones, etc. There is nothing magical about getting the most from these hours. Developing organization skills, understanding the demands on our time, and uncovering the time-wasting patterns we perpetuate are some of the ways we begin to incorporate the pieces of our lives into a flow that works. This…

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Change Management

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
AOB 1501-A, 104 Airport Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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Couse Number: SM4301 When you are faced with change in the workplace, do you immediately see it as a negative or challenge? What strategies could you use to help you find the opportunities that are hidden within change situations? In this highly interactive workshop, we will take a look at your understanding of change in the workplace and will learn specific tools targeted to help us understand and thrive in a changing environment. Through the use of change models, interactive…

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Time Management Principals: Webinar

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Course Number: PD0020 Work, family and personal life responsibilities can feel overwhelming, and it sometimes seems as if a 24-hour day simply isn’t long enough to get everything done. Unfortunately, no one has yet found a way to add a 25th hour to the day, so we are all forced to do the best with the time we have. By following the principles discussed in this workshop, you may still never get everything done, but you should feel more in…

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SHRA Hiring: From Posting thru Probation

Thursday, November 15, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
AOB 1501-C, 104 Airport Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 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. To register for courses: Visit: connectcarolina.unc.edu Log in: Your Onyen +…

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Overcoming Team Dysfunctions

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
AOB 1501-A, 104 Airport Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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Course Number: LD200 Note: The class is appropriate for team leaders, team members, and whole teams. Comprised of individuals brought together for a specific purpose, teams face a variety of challenges. How does your team perform Is it prepared to invest the time and energy required to be a successful team Great teams don t happen by accident; they take form through good intentions, deliberate effort and persistent collaboration. Fully functional teams develop trust, manage conflict, generate commitment, instill accountability and…

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December 2018

Introduction to Situational Leadership

Tuesday, December 4, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
AOB 1501-A, 104 Airport Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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Course Number: SM5600 Sometimes leaders feel like they are speaking a different language than those they are leading. Situational Leadership II®, as developed by Kenneth Blanchard, provides a common language for managers and employees. Learning how to align goals and diagnose development levels will provide information for leaders to adapt their leadership styles. Partnering for performance will help teams and individuals to grow and become competent and committed contributors. All UNC-Chapel Hill faculty and staff are invited to register for…

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Developing Creativity

Tuesday, December 4, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
AOB 1501-A, 104 Airport Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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Course Number: PD0005 In today’s increasingly competitive business climate, there is a need for continuous innovation and value-added solutions. Individuals and organizations alike are discovering that new ideas have become the global currency of the future. Unfortunately, though, as adults, we often limit our thinking and problem solving to fit known patterns and solutions by creating boundaries around our problems and circumstances. Enhancing our creativity can help us break through these boundaries. Workshop Objectives Identify the basics of creativity and innovation…

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It Takes All Types: Intro to MBTI

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
AOB 1501-A, 104 Airport Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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Course Number: IC0900 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 diversity of our coworkers.  You will learn the strengths and challenges of different…

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Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Training

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
AOB 1501-C, 104 Airport Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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Course Number: HR2800 This session is designed to provide an overview of the ADA and ADAAA. It will also help remove negative stereotypes regarding employees with disabilities and separate ADA myths from facts. It highlights the need for us to appreciate the Ability in disability. This course will also increase awareness of the University’s Reasonable Accommodations in Employment Policy, and familiarize employees and supervisors with both their responsibilities and available resources. Sponsored by Equal Opportunity and Compliance Office All UNC-Chapel Hill faculty…

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Records Management 101

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Special Collections Learning Center, Room 504, Wilson Library, 200 South Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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Course Number: BE1001 Are your filing cabinets and hard drives cluttered with old records? Have you recently been tasked with managing documents for your team, but feel uncertain where to begin? Join us for Records Management 101 to learn about the basics of records management for digital and paper records. We will discuss important policies that govern the retention of records at UNC, the legal ramifications of records management, and provide tips on using the General Records Retention and Disposition Schedule…

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Introduction to Postdoc Human Resources

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
AOB 1501-C, 104 Airport Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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Course Number: HR4300 This class is designed for HR Representatives and Faculty Mentors in departments with postdoctoral scholars. This program goes over the recruitment and hiring process for Postdoctoral employees as well as basic human resources issues surrounding these employees. Discussion will center on new hire and onboarding requirements, postdoc benefits, employee relations concern, general best practices for postdoc HR issues, recent changes to postdoctoral policies, and other services provided by the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs. All UNC-Chapel Hill faculty and…

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Emotional Intelligence: Webinar

Thursday, December 6, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Implementing discipline over our emotional life is difficult and requires lifelong practice. Being able to choose to act or respond in a particular manner is preferable to re-acting on a consistent basis, yet it is difficult. Enhancing emotional intelligence improves our ability to master our emotional functioning. High emotional intelligence can improve our communications with all others, enhance our perception of satisfaction with ourselves and our lives and increase our productiveness overall. Workshop Objectives: Describe the difference between intelligence and…

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Running on “E”: Adding Energy & Passion to Your Work & Life

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
AOB 1501-A, 104 Airport Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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Course Number: WL0025 Longer hours, increased responsibilities, constant change, accelerated pace of business, intensified pressure…But this doesn’t mean you can’t have fun and enjoy your work. This workshop will help you not only to survive but also thrive in today’s high-pressure world. By unleashing your energy, igniting your enthusiasm and finding fun in your job, you’re sure to maximize your work performance and even enjoy it! Workshop Objectives: Understand what causes fluctuations in energy level Identify how to change what…

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Overcoming Procrastination (Webinar)

Thursday, December 13, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Course Number: PD0008 Procrastination is rampant in today’s business world. Sure, it’s easy to blame others for your inability to get things done—demanding bosses, or coworkers who interrupt you for help. But be honest, how often is it your own fault? Are you simply putting off doing what will still be in your in-box tomorrow? Do you make statements such as: “I don’t have time to do it,” “It makes sense to do the smaller tasks first to get them out…

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Lawlogix Electronic I-9 System Training

Tuesday, December 18, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
AOB 1501-D, 104 Airport Drive
Chapel Hill, 27516 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. 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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The Sandwich Generation: Balancing Your Personal Life with the Needs for Your Older Parents or Loved Ones

Wednesday, December 19, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
AOB 1501-A, 104 Airport Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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Course Number: WL0026 Most of us reach a point in life when parents or elderly relatives begin to require more attention and time, and sometimes, our financial support as well. Caring for an older person can be complicated and few of us are trained for the many aspects of that care. Providing care for an elder is a very personal matter. No two situations are the same and there are no simple solutions. Balancing work, family and care-giving responsibilities can…

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The Sandwich Generation: Balancing Your Personal Life with the Needs for Your Older Parents or Loved Ones: Webinar

Wednesday, December 19, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Course Number: WL0027 Most of us reach a point in life when parents or elderly relatives begin to require more attention and time, and sometimes, our financial support as well. Caring for an older person can be complicated and few of us are trained for the many aspects of that care. Providing care for an elder is a very personal matter. No two situations are the same and there are no simple solutions. Balancing work, family and care-giving responsibilities can…

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