Navigating the FMLA

December 18, 2019

Course Number: WL0017

This training will provide an overview of the Family & Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and the University’s own FMLA policy and practices. Participants will learn how to recognize an employee’s need for FMLA leave, how to talk to them about FMLA leave, and when to direct them to OHR Benefits & Leave Administration for guidance. Participants will gain an understanding of the employee’s, departments, and Leave Administration’s roles and responsibilities throughout the FMLA leave process.

Intended Audience: Managers, supervisors, and departmental HR Representatives


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Presentations with Pizzazz

December 12, 2019

Course Number: BE1500

Do your PowerPoint presentations look like they are from 1996? Do you find that your visual aids 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 will learn basic graphic design principles, PowerPoint tips and methods to enhance your message rather than compete with it. **Must have a knowledge of PowerPoint.


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Running Effective Meetings

December 12, 2019

Course Number: BE3000

If you lead meetings in your current role, then this class is designed for you! Poorly led meetings are cited as one of the biggest time wasters and de-motivators of our work lives. Participants will learn when to call a meeting, how to prepare for a meeting and how to keep meetings brief and productive. Strategies for using tools such as agendas, minutes and ground rules to maximize productivity will be presented. Participants will also learn tips for managing latecomers, cliques and disruptive participants.


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Managing Holiday Stress: Webinar

December 11, 2019

Course Number: WL0046

The approaching holiday season brings many expectations. Often this makes us feel like we are being pulled in a hundred different directions. There are office parties to attend, family get-togethers to schedule, children’s holiday recitals and gifts to buy. The holidays can be one of the happiest times of the year, yet it can also be one of the most stressful. Maintaining balance and keeping stress from overwhelming you are the keys to an enjoyable holiday season.

This workshop provides an overview of common stressors people encounter during the holidays, and offers “stress buster” tips to help you get the most possible enjoyment out of the season.

Webinar Objectives:

  • Identify ways to cope with emotional stressors of the holidays
    • List tips for handling family conflicts
    • Practice positive self-talk
    • Identify opportunities to laugh more
    • Describe how to control unrealistic expectations
  • Identify your own limits
    • Identify what holiday tasks you can delegate
    • Describe a realistic picture of what you and your family can expect during the holidays
  • Identify your financial limits
    • Describe the importance of a holiday budget
    • Describe how to involve the family in money conversations
  • Describe important health considerations
    • Create a plan for how to “eat right” during the holidays
    • Identify ways to get exercise during the holidays
    • Describe ways to avoid the “holiday blues”

Lawlogix Electronic I-9 System Training

December 11, 2019

Course Number: HR2000

LawLogix electronic I-9 system training for HR Representatives and others who manage the Form I-9 process.


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Emotional Intelligence: Webinar

December 10, 2019

Course Number: PD0021

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 emotional intelligence
  • Describe the benefits of having emotional intelligence
  • Describe the components of emotional intelligence
  • Identify the function and qualities of emotions
  • Identify ways of assessing your emotional intelligence
  • Describe strategies for improving emotional intelligence
  • Describe how to improve your capacity for emotional self-control through mindfulness meditation, monitoring self-statements and active listening
  • Describe how to accept responsibility for emotions and ways to teach emotional intelligence to children

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Understanding Depression: Webinar

December 5, 2019

Course Number: WL0050

Many people still believe that the emotional symptoms caused by depression are “not real,” and that a person should be able to shake off the symptoms. Because of these inaccurate beliefs, people with depression either may not recognize that they have a treatable disorder or may be discouraged from seeking or staying on treatment due to feelings of shame and stigma.

As a result, many people with a depressive illness never seek treatment. But the vast majority, even those with the most severe depression, can get better with treatment. Intensive research into the illness has resulted in the development of medications, psychotherapies, and other methods to treat people with this disabling disorder. This workshop will identify the symptoms associated with depression, possible causes and treatments.

Workshop Objectives:

  • Recognize the signs and symptoms of depression
  • Recognize how depression impacts work performance
  • Identify possible causes of depression
  • Describe treatment options for depression
  • Identify ways of reducing the risk for depression
  • Describe ways of helping family and friends who may have depression

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Medicare Workshop

December 5, 2019

Course Number: WL1150

A one-hour lunch and learn. SHIIP – Seniors’ Health Insurance Information Program, in conjunction with Orange County Department on Aging, will present information regarding Medicare. Workshop attendees will learn about the features of Medicare health plan options, information they should consider when deciding which State Health Plan retiree option is best for their particular situation, ways to guard against Medicare fraud and abuse and services provided by SHIIP.


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Introduction to Postdoc Human Resources

December 4, 2019

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.


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How To Be More Engaged at Work: Webinar

December 4, 2019

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 salary increases, promotions and possibly bonuses.

Workshop Objectives:

  • Define “engaged performance:”
    • Enthusiasm for work
    • Implicit contract toward organizational success
    • Investing emotionally (heart and mind) in the work you do
  • Describe steps to increase your engagement including:
    • Evaluate what you have done right
    • Treat your employer right
    • Market yourself
    • Think of yourself as an organizational asset

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