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Organization & Professional Development offers a variety of skills courses for employees. All of our currently available courses are listed in the Course Catalog below.

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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 “teambuilding,” and at one point or another most of us have gone through a teambuilding process, whether we know it or not.

But what exactly is teambuilding and how can it be successfully used to help diverse groups work together more effectively? Understanding the main building blocks and development stages of teams can give any group of people the right tools to form a cohesive and productive group.

Workshop Objectives:

  • Describe the seven practices of highly effective teams
  • Identify your own strengths
  • Identify your areas for improvement
  • Describe 10 common team problems
  • Identify what you can do to avoid the 10 most common team problems
  • Identify ways to work effectively with others
  • Describe how conflict forms
  • Describe how individual backgrounds can lead to issues in the workplace
  • Identify ways to adapt based on peoples’ behavior styles

Location: 104 Airport Dr., 1501-A
Date: Thursday, January 31, 2019
Time: 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Sponsored by the Office of Human Resources Organization & Professional Development

For the first time in history, there is the possibility that an organization can have four distinct generations in the workforce. While we need to be careful not to make too many generalizations about different age groups, it is helpful to categorize some aspects of each group’s behavior, needs and working styles to promote working relationships built on mutual understanding.

This session will provide each participant with the understanding of the different working styles, preferences and how each generation expects to be treated as employees. By understanding these differences, each person can contribute to the success of the team and organization regardless of generation.

Workshop Objectives:

  •  Recognize the generational differences of Seniors, Baby Boomers, Gen Xers and Millennials
  • Understand the strengths and challenges each generation brings to a team
  • Create a personal development plan for working successfully with multiple generations

Location: ONLINE
Date: Thursday, February 21, 2019
Time: 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Sponsored by the Office of Human Resources Organization & Professional Development

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 Objectives:

  • Describe what motivates people
  • Identify the factors that influence peoples’ motivation level
  • Identify how your attitude can be contagious
  • Describe how to exhibit the type of positive thinking that can inspire others
  • Describe how to avoid negative talk, which can bring others down
  • Describe how to provide others with effective feedback that makes a difference
  • Identify when it is/is not appropriate to give feedback
  • Describe the type of phrasing that tends to have the biggest impact

Location: ONLINE
Date: Tuesday, February 5, 2019
Time: 9:00 – 10:00 a.m.

Sponsored by the Office of Human Resources Organization & Professional Development

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 trust and persuasiveness
  • Identify the three components of earning trust
  • Describe how empathy can help you earn trust
  • Describe how honesty can help you earn trust
  • Describe how reliability can help you earn trust
  • Identify ways to overcome common trust barriers
  • Describe ways to overcome difficult past experiences
  • Describe ways to overcome fear of getting hurt

Location: ONLINE
Date: Wednesday, March 6, 2019
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Sponsored by the Office of Human Resources Organization & Professional Development

When you are faced with change in the workplace, do you reflexively see it as a negative to avoid or as a challenge to be met? What strategies could you use to help find the opportunities that are hidden within change situations? The subtitle of this interactive workshop is “Thriving in Changing Times.”

We will look at our assumptions about change in the workplace and will learn specific approaches to help us thrive in a changing environment. Through the use of scientific models, interactive dialogue, and work on real change situations, we will collectively explore best practices for turning the challenges of a changing workplace into opportunities to excel.

Location: 104 Airport Drive, 1501-A

Session 1
Date: Wednesday, January 30, 2019
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Session 2
Date: Wednesday, May 1, 2019
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Sponsored by the Office of Human Resources Organization & Professional Development

Coaching is a way of helping others learn how to help themselves to achieve 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. Participants will gain a working understanding of coaching, learn key coaching skills, enhance self-awareness and listening skills, and practice with peers.

Location: 104 Airport Drive, 1501-A
Date: Wednesday, April 3, 2019
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Sponsored by the Office of Human Resources Organization & Professional Development

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 your motives, expressing your message to increase understanding, helping others engage in respectful dialogue, listening deeply, and getting a derailed conversation back on track. Skill practice will reinforce these essential tools so that you can apply them with confidence.

Location: 104 Airport Drive, 1501-A

Session 1
Date: Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Session 2
Date: Wednesday, June 26, 2019
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Sponsored by the Office of Human Resources Organization & Professional Development

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, and tools for managing and dealing with conflict. Emphasis will be placed on effective communication skills that help both you and the other person focus on collaborative solutions.

Location: 104 Airport Drive, 1501-A

Session 1
Date: Wednesday, February 27, 2019
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Session 2
Date: Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Time: 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Sponsored by the Office of Human Resources Organization & Professional Development

Effective customer service, both external and internal, is critical to the success of the University. UNC customers include internal and external faculty and staff, students, parents, alumni, and community partners. This program introduces skills needed to enhance customer relations, deliver top quality service, handle difficult customers, and say “no” without inflaming the customer.

As a result of this seminar, you will be able to recognize the importance of customer service in retaining customers as well as in building and maintaining relationships; understand the needs of customers and empathize with them; understand difficult customers; project a professional image with customers over the phone and in person; handle challenging service-oriented situations; apologize skillfully; solve customer problems and other related customer service issues.

Location: 104 Airport Drive, 1501-A
Date: Wednesday, June 5, 2019
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Sponsored by the Office of Human Resources Organization & Professional Development

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 for employees to deliver good customer service.

Location: 104 Airport Drive, 1501-A
Date:  Tuesday, March 5, 2019
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Sponsored by the Office of Human Resources Organization & Professional Development

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
  • Describe the benefits of creativity
  • Describe the most common obstacles to creativity
  • Identify the conditions that promote creativity
  • Identify your unique thinking style
  • Describe your specific blocks to creativity
  • Describe how to use the idea matrix to generate creativity
  • Describe the role of humor in creativity
  • Describe ways to overcome obstacles such as fear, unproductive assumptions and beliefs about yourself, and difficulty adopting new perspectives
  • Identify techniques to stretch your imagination and increase overall creativity

Location: ONLINE
Date: Wednesday, June 5, 2019
Time: 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Sponsored by the Office of Human Resources Organization & Professional Development

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 importance of listening
  • Identify barriers to effective listening
  • Describe techniques to overcome those barriers
  • Describe the importance of communicating with whole messages
  • Describe the dangers of contaminated messages
  • Describe the dangers of partial messages

Location: ONLINE
Date:  Wednesday, April 10, 2019
Time: 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Sponsored by the Office of Human Resources Organization & Professional Development

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 objective is to provide you with skills and insights you can apply immediately to improve individual and group decision-making.

Location: 104 Airport Drive, 1501-A
Date:  Wednesday, April 24, 2019
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Sponsored by the Office of Human Resources Organization & Professional Development

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

Location: 104 Airport Drive, 1501-A
Date:  Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Sponsored by the Office of Human Resources Organization & Professional Development

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

Location: ONLINE
Date:  Thursday, May 9, 2019
Time: 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

Sponsored by the Office of Human Resources Organization & Professional Development

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 will apply the theoretical framework to identify and resolve ethical dilemmas. You will leave the class prepared to share your skills in ethical decision making with your colleagues.

Location: 104 Airport Drive, 1501-C
Date: Tuesday, January 29, 2019
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Sponsored by the Parr Center for Ethics

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 insights into setting a mission and vision, the importance of effective communication and managing challenges, and bringing energy and engagement to your team. Plan on an engaging, interactive session filled with practical tools.

Location: 104 Airport Drive, 1501-A
Date:  Wednesday, February 13, 2019
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Sponsored by the Office of Human Resources Organization & Professional Development

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 passive/aggressive behaviors
  • Identify the positive intent behind many difficult-to-understand behaviors
  • Identify appropriate strategies for dealing with difficult behaviors
  • Describe how to maintain composure when responding to difficult behaviors
  • Describe ways to defuse aggressive acts in the workplace
  • Describe five methods for resolving conflict
  • Identify your favored style
  • Identify tips for improving communication

Location: 104 Airport Dr., 1501-A

Session 1
Date: Tuesday, February 26, 2019
Time: 9:00 – 10:00 a.m.

Session 2
Date: Thursday, June 13, 2019
Time: 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Sponsored by the Office of Human Resources Organization & Professional Development

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 criticism. The training will also instruct though examples and/or role-plays.

Workshop Objectives:

  • Describe why criticism sometimes hurts
  • Identify emotions that get triggered when one is criticized
  • Describe how feedback can feel like an attack on your identity
  • Identify ways to respond effectively to criticism
  • Describe methods used to protect your ego
  • Identify ways to acknowledge that you heard the feedback
  • Describe the types of probing questions you can ask to reap benefits from the criticism

Location: ONLINE
Date: Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Time: 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Sponsored by the Office of Human Resources Organization & Professional Development

Learning how to ethically influence colleagues in the workplace is an essential leadership skill, regardless of your job title. Influence can be used to communicate a vision, align workers’ efforts, and build commitment. Your position in the organization may not be enough to rely on, and external motivators may not be effective in the long run.

Attempts at influence can become a learning experience for you and others. This interactive workshop will help you clarify the influence tactics you currently use and develop tactics that are effective, respectful, ethical, and based on evidence. You may be asked to complete some pre-work.

Location: 104 Airport Dr., 1501-A
Date: Wednesday, June 12, 2019
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Sponsored by the Office of Human Resources Organization & Professional Development

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 helps
  • Identify the three sides to any difficult conversation and where to begin
  • Describe how to adopt a positive learning stance and think like a mediator
  • Describe the process of separating intent from impact
  • Identify the process of changing blame to contribution
  • Describe ways to acknowledge feelings
  • Describe how to use questions without eliciting defensiveness

Location: ONLINE
Date: Tuesday, June 4, 2019
Time: 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Sponsored by the Office of Human Resources Organization & Professional Development

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.

Location: 104 Airport Drive, 1501-A

Session 1
Date: Thursday, February 28, 2019
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Session 2
Date: Thursday, April 25, 2019
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Sponsored by the Office of Human Resources Organization & Professional Development

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 for performance, and giving effective feedback.

Location: 104 Airport Drive, 1501-A
Date: Tuesday, March 12, 2019
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Sponsored by the Office of Human Resources Organization & Professional Development

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 phases of a project life cycle; recognize and manage the challenges of managing in a functional organization structure versus the project management matrix organization; employ specific techniques to execute each major phase of a project including determining project requirements, planning tools, and project control and evaluation methods, and apply effective leadership behaviors in the project team environment to enhance communication, motivation and trust.

Location: 104 Airport Drive, 1501-A
Date: Monday & Tuesday, April 8 & 9, 2019
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Sponsored by Ray Giemza & Associates

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. They believe their emotions are a result of an external cause. That just is not true.

Workshop Objectives:

  • Identify the nature of emotion
  • Describe the function of emotion
  • Describe how emotions originate from thoughts
  • Identify the ways emotions can sabotage work and relationships
  • Identify ways to taking responsibility for emotions
  • Describe ways to monitor and dispute distorted thinking
  • Describe ways of calming down
  • Use future orientation to avoid impulsive acts
  • Describe how to depersonalize criticism

Location: ONLINE
Date: Tuesday, March 26, 2019
Time: 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Sponsored by the Office of Human Resources Organization & Professional Development

When you are a peer and have a good relationship with your co-workers, everything can move along and peak performance can be attained. However, when one peer gets tapped to be the manager or supervisor, all relationships must change. Transitions like this are challenging in ideal situations, but making changes within reporting relationships, even when the change is anticipated, can test a team’s flexibility.

Participants will learn about the process of moving from peer to manager and what they and their manager can do to mitigate the possible fallout of change. We will discuss best practices and the skills that get called on during times of transition. Participants who are anticipating a transition into a management role within the next year, as well as those managers and supervisors who have transitioned within the past year, would benefit from taking this course, especially those who want to reflect on what didn’t work so well and make some necessary changes.

Location: 104 Airport Drive, 1501-A

Session 1
Date: Thursday, January 24, 2019

Time: 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Session 2
Date: Wednesday, April 17, 2019
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Sponsored by UNC Human Resources Organization & Professional Development

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 of the way,” “Once I get more energy, I can really focus on this”? If so, there’s a strong possibility that you have fallen into the “Procrastination Trap.” Pushing important tasks and projects off until later can cause emotional anguish and keep you from accomplishing professional and personal goals. This workshop will provide you with techniques and strategies to overcome procrastination in your work and personal life.

Workshop Objectives:

  • Identify what procrastination really is
  • Describe the difference between procrastination and prioritization
  • Describe the reasons people tend to procrastinate
  • Identify when lack of commitment plays a part
  • Describe how fear can cause procrastination
  • Identify when something is considered a low priority
  • Describe the importance of having enough information
  • Identify times when you are just not interested in doing something
  • Describe how to assign priorities effectively
  • Identify criteria you can use to effectively prioritize tasks

Location: ONLINE
Date: Wednesday, June 12, 2019
Time: 9:00 – 10:00 a.m.

Sponsored by UNC Human Resources Organization & Professional Development

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 produce results.

By the end of this class, you will understand the importance of each skill set and how to use tools and exercises to face the challenges of team work, as suggested by Patrick Lencioni in his bestselling book, The Five Dysfunctions of a Team.

Location: 104 Airport Dive, 1501-A
Date: Wednesday, March 27, 2019
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Sponsored by UNC Human Resources Organization & Professional Development

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.

Location: 104 Airport Drive, 1501-D
Date: Thursday, March 21, 2019
Time: 8:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Sponsored by UNC Human Resources Organization & Professional Development

Life at work is naturally full of challenges that can lead to headaches, sleep disturbances, anxiety, and high blood pressure. Stress management and mindfulness teach 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 and resilience, 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. You may not be able to avoid stress, but you can choose more effective ways to manage it.

Location: 104 Airport Drive, 1501-C
Date: Wednesday, May 8, 2019
Time: 8:30 – 11:00 a.m.

Sponsored by UNC Human Resources Organization & Professional Development

When the words ‘business’ and ‘writing’ come together, the word ‘art’ probably does not come to mind. Business Writing, however, is an art. It takes skill, technique, and even a sprinkling of virtuosity to write well for business. Good business writing covers a spectrum of abilities—ranging from having fundamental writing skills, a flair for the written word that can engage most readers, and the ability to convey complex ideas and technical information to a targeted audience.

The Art of Business Writing will present simple, easy-to-use, and practical strategies to become comfortable with writing for work, present ideas in a variety of written formats, doing your homework before writing (research), editing, and producing a polished product of your writing for work.

Location: 104 Airport Drive, 1501-C
Date: Tuesday & Thursday, March 12 & 14, 2019
Time: 8:30 – 11:00 a.m.

Sponsor: Continuous Improvement & Staff Development (Div. of Finance & Operations)

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 control of your very busy life.

Workshop Objectives:

  • Describe how to change “negative self-talk” as it relates to your time
  • Identify ways of thinking that can make your time management problems worse
  • Identify ways of thinking that put you in greater control of your day
  • Identify where you spend your time currently
  • Identify any “time wasters” that exist in your life today
  • Describe how you can replace the time wasters with more productive activities.
  • Describe how prioritization principles can be applied to your day and your life
  • Identify the relative importance of tasks and responsibilities that are making you feel overwhelmed
  • Identify the relative urgency of tasks and responsibilities that are making you feel overwhelmed
  • Describe other ways to prioritize your tasks and responsibilities
  • Describe the impact of procrastination
  • Identify what constitutes procrastination
  • Describe tips for overcoming procrastination

Location: ONLINE
Date: Wednesday, January 30, 2019
Time: 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Sponsored by UNC Human Resources Organization & Professional Development

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, alarms, e-mail systems, priority grids, voice mail systems, note pads, to-do lists, contact lists, address books, folders, file cabinets and more—the purpose of this lunch-and-learn is to help you sort through the tools available to help you organize your life, and pick the ones that will work for you.

Workshop Objectives:

  • Describe tools for managing appointments
  • Identify advantages and challenges of various calendaring systems
  • Describe electronic and paper-based calendaring methods
  • Describe tools for organizing tasks and responsibilities
  • Identify best practices for creating to-do lists
  • Describe how priority grids can be used
  • Describe how to create priority grids
  • Identify ways to make sure “mission critical” things don’t get lost in the chaos
  • Describe how alarms, post-it notes and other tools can help you make sure that your most critical responsibilities are met
  • Use smartphones and other technology in ways that can help

Location: ONLINE
Date: Wednesday, March 13, 2019
Time: 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Sponsored by UNC Human Resources Organization & Professional Development

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 handled poorly
  • Describe what happens when conflict is handled well
  • Identify your conflict management style
  • Describe the five conflict resolution styles
  • Describe the contexts for which each style is appropriate
  • Describe the most effective methods for handling conflict
  • Describe the importance of self-monitoring
  • Describe the process of identifying motives
  • Identify methods for communicating feelings appropriately

Location: ONLINE
Date: Tuesday, May 7, 2019
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Sponsored by UNC Human Resources Organization & Professional Development

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 to you
  • Identify the specificity that differentiates goals from wishes or dreams
  • Identify the reasons goals sometimes fail
  • Describe how you can overcome common pitfalls
  • Describe how to write your goals effectively
  • Identify how to use a goal-setting worksheet
  • Describe your action plan for keeping to your goals

Location: ONLINE

Session 1
Date: Thursday, January 17, 2019
Time: 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Session 2
Date: Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Time: 9:00 – 10:00 a.m.

Sponsored by UNC Human Resources Organization & Professional Development


HR Policies & Procedures

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.   It 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.

Location: 104 Airport Drive, 1501-C

Session 1
Date: Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Time: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Session 2
Date: Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Time: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Sponsored by the Equal Opportunity and Compliance

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 Policy on Policies and step-by-step guidance on how to use the policy template. This class will be beneficial for any university staff member responsible for formulating new policies and revising existing policies.

Location: 104 Airport Dr., Room 1501-C

Session 1
Date: Thursday, February 14, 2019
Time: 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.

Session 2
Date: Tuesday, April 9, 2019
Time: 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.

Sponsored by the Office of Ethics Education & Policy Management (Office of the Chancellor)

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.

Location: 104 Airport Dr., Room 1501-C

Session 1
Date: Wednesday, January 30, 2019
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Session 2
Date: Wednesday, March 27, 2019
Time: 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Session 3
Date: Wednesday, May 22, 2019
Time: 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.

Sponsored by the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research

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, purchase more socially- and environmentally-responsible products, and adopt practices that advance sustainability at Carolina. This workshop helps staff identify and promote UNC-specific opportunities related to sustainable purchasing; energy; transportation; water; waste reduction; events; and health and wellness. A strong focus of the workshop will be on “recycling right.”

Register through Connect Carolina under “Workplace Sustainability 1.”

Questions? Call the Sustainability Office at 919-843-5251 or email Cindy Shea

Location: 104 Airport Drive, 1501-C
Date: Tuesday, February 19, 2019
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Sponsored by the Sustainability Office and the Office of Waste Reduction and Recycling

Performance Management and Disciplinary Process course is a 3-day class that explores the new SHRA Performance Management System, the SHRA Disciplinary Process, as well as, the SHRA Grievance Process. In addition to learning all aspects of the policies, participants will practice setting work expectations and individual goal creation, as well as analyzing and discussing multiple case studies. This course is designed for employees that manage SHRA employees and those preparing to take the next step into management.

Location: 104 Airport Dive, 1501-A* (Except when noted with an asterisk)

Session 1
Date: Mon., *Wed., & Fri., February 11,*13, 15, 2019 (*1501-C)
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Session 2
Date: Mon., Wed., & Fri., March 18, 20, & 22, 2019

Time: 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Sponsored by Employee & Management Relations

The goal of this course is to enable participants to understand what harassment is; identify inappropriate workplace behaviors, increase awareness and employ strategies to prevent it. The class will also clarify organizational and administrative liability and responsibility, highlight the University’s harassment policies and procedures, and provide guidelines and resources for reporting and responding to harassment.

This course is open to and beneficial for all UNC Chapel Hill employees who need an increased awareness and understanding of harassment prevention.

Location: 104 Airport Drive, 1501-C

Session 1
Date: Thursday, March 7, 2019
Time: 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Session 2
Date: Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Time: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Sponsored by Equal Opportunity and Compliance

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.

Location: 104 Airport Drive, 1501-C

Session 1
Date: Thursday, February 7, 2019

Time: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Session 2
Date: Thursday, May 9, 2019
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Sponsored by OHR Employment & Staffing


Work-Life & Wellness

*Note: Your supervisor will not receive a copy of your email confirmation upon your initial enrollment for these classes.

The current economic climate brings both challenges and opportunities from a financial perspective. You may wonder during these challenging times: “What should I be most careful about” and “What should my family and I work towards?” The 10 financial tips discussed in this workshop will get you on the road to financial wellbeing during challenging times.

Workshop Objectives:

  • Identify the most pressing/immediate financial steps to take in your life
  • Describe why an emergency fund is an absolute necessity
  • Identify how to categorize types of expenses
  • Describe your current financial position by putting it on paper
  • Describe steps to help you through economic troubles
  • Describe how to begin paying down debts
  • Identify ways to improve your credit score
  • Describe ways to build long-term plans for your financial health
  • Describe how to evaluate your insurance coverage
  • Identify how to build or refine your retirement plans

Location: 104 Airport Drive, 1501-A
Date: Thursday, March 14, 2019
Time: 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Sponsor: Work/Life & WellnessSponsored by UNC Work-Life and Wellness

Did you spend more for the holidays than you intended? Did you go into debt, maybe at unfavorable terms? Are you worried about how you will pay these debts off? Would you like to avoid being in the same position next year? Holiday shopping can sink even the best budget if one is not careful. And post-holiday credit card bills can cause high levels of stress. This workshop will help you figure out how to get out of debt quickly and cost effectively, and take steps to make sure you don’t end up in debt again next year.

Webinar Objectives:

  • Manage existing holiday debt
  • Describe ways to budget effectively to pay off existing debt
  • Describe which items should be paid off first
  • Identify ways to manage the debt leftovers through strategies such as do-it-yourself debt consolidation
  • Describe how to prevent future holiday debt
  • Describe how to prepare for next year’s holiday expenses
  • Identify ways to shop economically—both at stores and online
  • Consider alternative gift ideas—such as homemade items and charitable contributions

Location: ONLINE
Date: Wednesday, January 16, 2019
Time: 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Sponsored by UNC Office of Human Resources Work-Life & Wellness

Using the philosophy that “those who are happy at home perform better on the job,” this workshop was developed for those who feel burdened with too many responsibilities and without enough time for personal enjoyment. This workshop will help participants explore and define home responsibilities, identify career requirements and prioritize leisure time. The resulting better balance will help achieve more in one’s career and at home.

Workshop Objectives:

  • Identify the components of a balanced lifestyle
  • Describe the concept of balance
  • Identify what is out of balance in your life
  • Describe how notions of balance have changed over time in your life and historically
  • Identify the relationship between stress and balance
  • Identify and explore the balance between home responsibilities, career requirements and leisure activities
  • Describe how to create your own balance diagram
  • Identify the right questions to achieve balance
  • Describe the role of prioritization, limit setting and time management to balancing work and life
  • Identify tips and suggestions on how to achieve balance
  • Identify a personalized action plan to achieve balance in your life

Location: 104 Airport Drive, 1501-A
Date: Wednesday, May 8, 2019
Time: 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Sponsored by UNC OHR Work-Life & Wellness

For a long time, the scientific community believed we were born with a certain number of brain cells and neural pathways and that, once damaged, they could not be repaired. In reality, our brains are much more flexible. Depending on our lifestyle, we can weaken or destroy connections, or create new, stronger ones.

Engaging regularly in certain behaviors and activities, like physical exercise, addressing mental health issues, meditation, and learning a new language or musical instrument, support new wiring and can make existing pathways stronger. Essentially, we can slow down or somewhat prevent cognitive decline by doing challenging mental exercises to keep our brains fit for optimal power.

Workshop Objectives:

  • Identify traits of a healthy brain:
    • The ability to learn new skills
    • Judgement and intuition
    • Memory and perception
  • Identify barriers to good brain health:
    • Depression
    • Chronic stress
    • Unhealthy lifestyle
  • Identify methods for optimal cognitive health:
    • Engaging in new skills and mentally challenging activities
    • Meditation
    • Physical exerciseBrain training

Location: 104 Airport Drive, 1501-A
Date: Tuesday, June 11, 2019
Time: 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Sponsored by UNC OHR Work-Life & Wellness

Establishing self-control over behaviors such as overeating, smoking, gambling, shopping and other addictive behaviors can be extremely difficult and discouraging. This course will address the nature of will power and how to develop self-control for effective behavioral change.

Workshop Objectives:

  • Recognize the battle that occurs in the brain between impulse gratification and pursuit of long-range goals
  • Describe how stress, emotional strain, lack sleep, and alcohol or drugs can strain mental resources and increase vulnerability to temptation
  • Describe how to increase motivation and engagement in the process via support networks and how and when to seek professional help
  • Identify ways to increase self-control such as:
    • Become aware of the risks and consequences of the behavior you wish to change
    • Change your impulses by associating temptations with negative consequences
    • Transform vague long-range goals into simple intermediate steps
    • Identify and avoid risky situations
    • Formulate “if then” contingencies
    • Train your working memory

Location: 104 Airport Drive, 1501-A
Date: Tuesday, February 12, 2019
Time: 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Sponsored by UNC OHR Work-Life & Wellness

Don’t let the idea that healthy food is expensive keep you from eating a balanced diet. Take time to learn strategies to enjoy healthy, nutritious foods while staying in your budget.

Workshop Objectives:

  • Identify barriers in your life that may prevent you from purchasing nutritious foods
  • Understand ways to increase the servings of fruits and vegetables in your diet
  • Strategize meal preparation to ensure meals come together quickly during the busy week
  • Limit food waste

Location: 104 Airport Drive, 1501-A
Date: Wednesday, May 22, 2019
Time: 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Sponsored by UNC OHR Work-Life & Wellness

It seems that every week a new study is published on the best way to control weight and increase fitness through changes in diet and exercise. It can be tough staying on top of the latest recommendations, especially when the studies sometimes seem to contradict one another! This workshop provides an overview of safe and effective strategies to improve overall fitness through manageable changes in diet and exercise. Of course, before beginning any changes in diet and exercise, it is best to first consult with your doctor.

Workshop Objectives:

  • Identify ways to incorporate exercise into your life
  • Describe the reasons that exercise is an important part of a healthy lifestyle
  • Identify small steps people can take to build exercise into the daily routine
  • Identify habits that can keep you active
  • Identify healthy eating habits
  • Recognize the value of lifestyle changes
  • Identify diet fads that are ineffective at maintaining a healthy lifestyle
  • Describe how to eat appropriate portions
  • Describe how to shop for the healthiest foods

Location: 104 Airport Drive, 1501-A
Date: Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Time: 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Sponsored by UNC OHR Work-Life & Wellness

Our ability to remember things is one of the most useful tools we have in our work and home lives, but the amount of things we are trying to remember at once can sometimes be overwhelming. What do you do if you have a bad memory?

The truth is, most people don’t have bad memories, they just haven’t learned how to use their memory efficiently. Memory is a skill, and like any skill, with practice it can be developed and improved. This workshop offers participants tips and tools for improving their memory skills.

Webinar Objectives:

  • Describe how memory works
  • Describe the science behind the concept of memory
  • Describe the properties of a good memory
  • Identify techniques that can aid your memory
  • Describe how to use association to assist with memory
  • Describe how to use visualization to assist with memory
  • Describe how to use mnemonic devices to assist with memory
  • Practice memory techniques
  • Identify ways you can continue to work on improving your memory

Location: Online
Date: Thursday, April 25, 2019
Time: 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Sponsored by UNC OHR Work-Life & Wellness

Professional comedians shouldn’t be the only people to use smiling, laughter, humor and play as part of their daily routine. These skills are valuable for everyone. A good smile has long been a key tool for anyone who needs to influence others. Laughter is now shown to improve our pain tolerance. Humor and play can be the building blocks of problem-solving. Together they can improve our happiness and effectiveness.

Webinar Objectives:

  • Understand the benefits of smiling for:
    • Improving your mood
    • Keeping a positive focus through an easy exercise
    • Building confidence and receptiveness among others
  • Use laughter to:
    • Improve cardiovascular health by practicing voluntary laughter
    • Enjoy the social dynamic of group behavior
    • Reduce stress
  • Use humor and play to:
    • Have fun by building simple jokes
    • Improve creativity by keeping editing separate from the creative process
    • Build relationships by saying, “Yes, and…”

Location: Online
Date: Wednesday, May 1, 2019
Time: 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Sponsored by UNC OHR Work-Life & Wellness

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.

Location: 104 Airport Drive, 1501-A

Session 1
Date: Thursday, February 7, 2019
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Session 2
Date: Thursday, March 21, 2019
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Sponsored by Benefits & Leave Administration

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.

Location: 104 Airport Drive, 1501-C

Session 1
Date: Tuesday, February 12, 2019
Time: 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Session 2
Date:  Tuesday, May 14, 2019
Time: 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Sponsored by Benefits & Leave Administration

The idea of mindfulness or being mindful is complete engagement in the present moment. It is a state where you are not thinking, reflecting, judging or deciding, but are instead simply experiencing the things currently in your available experience. In many ways people are largely unaware of our present moment, and often operate on “auto-pilot” to some degree. The auto-pilot mode is our default mode of operation.

Even when we find ourselves in a pleasurable quiet moment we automatically begin to daydream about others, plan/worry about the future or ruminate about the past. We miss living in the present moment because we fail to pay attention to it. Mindfulness is about waking up to the present moment and paying attention to our experience. Learning mindfulness is not difficult; however, it is difficult to remember to do it. This training discusses mindfulness and how to incorporate its practice into your life.

Workshop Objectives:

  • Describe mindfulness
    • Identify the two ways we experience the world
    • Identify the seven components of mindfulness
  • Describe the benefits developing mindfulness
    • Describe how greater mindfulness results in improved concentration on tasks
    • Describe the ways in which mindfulness can improve the quality of your relationships
    • Describe how mindfulness will result in greater emotional control and a reduction in impulsive actions
  • Identify ways of practicing mindfulness in your life
    • Identify several methods of mindfulness practice
    • Identify ways you can incorporate mindfulness in everyday activities

Location: 104 Airport Drive, 1501-A
Date: Thursday, March 28, 2019
Time: 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Sponsored by UNC OHR Work-Life & Wellness

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

Location: 104 Airport Drive, 1501-A

Session 1
Date: Thursday, January 31, 2019

Time: 9:00 – 10:30 a.m.

Session 2
Date: Wednesday, April 18, 2019
Time: 9:00 – 10:30 a.m.

Sponsored by OHR Benefits & Leave Administration

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 will be able to identify ways to challenge negative thoughts and limit the impact they have on our lives.

Workshop Objectives:

  • Identify negative thinking through the lens of the 10 Cognitive Distortions
  • Identify when you are engaging in distorted thinking
  • Engage in practical exercises to help combat negative thinking
  • Gain a better understanding of how to limit our negative thoughts

Location: 104 Airport Dr., 1501-A
Date: Wednesday, May 29, 2019
Time: 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Sponsored by UNC OHR Work-Life & Wellness

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?”, and “How do I get paid while on leave?”. Participants will gain an understanding of the process for taking maternity/paternity leave and learn about the resources available to new parents (i.e. benefits and work/life programs).

Location: 104 Airport Drive, 1501-A

Session 1
Date:  Tuesday, February 19, 2019
Time: 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Session 2
Date:  Wednesday, May 8, 2019
Time: 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Sponsored by Benefits & Leave Administration

The teenage years are a period of major social, hormonal and emotional change and can be difficult both for the teens as well as their families. Finding the most effective way to meet your child’s growing need for independence and increased responsibility as well as keep them safe and healthy is a challenge for many parents. Knowing how to talk with your teen about, and identify symptoms of, depression, suicide and eating disorders can help you assist your teen in navigating adolescence successfully.

Webinar Objectives:

  • Identify the incidence and cause of depression, suicide and eating disorders in teens
  • Describe the role of stress, role models and genetics on the developing child
  • Describe the most common risk factors
  • Identify several of types of eating disorders and different types of depression
  • Identify the warning signs and symptoms of these problems
  • Describe how to inquire about symptoms in your children
  • Describe how to develop better communication through listening to your teen
  • Identify preventive measures you can take to reduce the likelihood of these problems developing
  • Describe how to respond when your teen has symptoms
  • Identify your resources for further information and help
  • Identify the types of treatment that is available for your child
  • Describe ways you can get support as a parent

Location: Online
Date: Wednesday, April 17, 2019
Time: 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Sponsored by UNC OHR Work-Life & Wellness

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 present some challenges. This workshop provides an overview of information to help you cope with your personal life while dealing with elder’s needs.

Workshop Objectives:

  • Identify the challenges people in the sandwich generation face
  • Describe work-life balance challenges
  • Describe emotional issues
  • Identify ways to cope with the stress of the sandwich generation
  • List ways to find time for yourself
  • Describe the importance of taking care of your health
  • Describe ways to make sure your life is well organized
  • Identify ways to ask for help
  • Determine who else can be involved in care
  • Describe how to create a task list for elder care
  • List outside resources that can help

Location: 104 Airport Drive, 1501-A
Date: Tuesday, February 26, 2019
Time: 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Sponsored by UNC OHR Work-Life & Wellness

This training will provide an overview of leave benefits available to SHRA & EHRA non-faculty employees. Participants will gain an understanding of leave benefits including, but not limited to: Voluntary Shared Leave, Community Service Leave, and Sick & Vacation Leave. This training will cover how to maximize your available leave benefits. The Leave Administration Unit (LAU) will describe the employee’s, departments, and LAU’s role in the process.

Location: 104 Airport Drive, 1501-A
Date:  Monday, March 11, 2019
Time: 9:00 – 10:30 a.m.

Sponsored by Benefits & Leave Administration