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January 1 - 31, 2020

Holidays

Start Date and TimeEvent Details

Wednesday, January 01, 2020

New Year's Day

Monday, January 20, 2020

Martin Luther King Day

Center for Leadership & Organizational Change

Start Date and TimeEvent Details

Wednesday, January 08, 2020

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM Fierce Conversations Foundations

FIERCE CONVERSATIONS: FOUNDATIONS  
​  
Build a thriving workplace, one conversation at a time. With practical strategies and tools you can apply from day one, Fierce Conversations can bring real change to your work life.
Foundations is your first session and a prerequisite for all future Fierce Conversations sessions.  Your one-time fee of $100 gives you access to all sessions, materials, workbook, and learning tools.

Foundations will help you:
- Learn the objectives and principles of Fierce Conversations
- Undo old assumptions, spark new insights, and lay the groundwork for transformation across your team, group, or department

Once you've completed Foundations, you can attend any additional learning sessions:
- Team
- Coach
- Delegate
- Confront
- Feedback

Fierce Conversations presented by the Center for Leadership & Organizational Change

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

1:00 PM - 3:30 PM (Cancelled) Fierce Conversations Coach

FIERCE CONVERSATIONS: COACH

Coaching conversations are about guiding others to their own solutions. Coaches can be leaders, mentors, peers and colleagues. This learning session will help you:
- Ask questions so that people discover their own answers
- Surface and address issues critical to success

Note: The Foundations course is the pre-requisite for this session.  The one-time fee of $100 for the Foundations course gives you access to all sessions, materials, workbook, and learning tools.

Fierce Conversations presented by the Center for Leadership & Organizational Change

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

1:00 PM - 3:30 PM Fierce Conversations Foundations
FIERCE CONVERSATIONS: FOUNDATIONS  
​  
Build a thriving workplace, one conversation at a time. With practical strategies and tools you can apply from day one, Fierce Conversations can bring real change to your work life.
Foundations is your first session and a prerequisite for all future Fierce Conversations sessions.  Your one-time fee of $100 gives you access to all sessions, materials, workbook, and learning tools.

Foundations will help you:
- Learn the objectives and principles of Fierce Conversations
- Undo old assumptions, spark new insights, and lay the groundwork for transformation across your team, group, or department

Once you've completed Foundations, you can attend any additional learning sessions:
- Team
- Coach
- Delegate
- Confront
- Feedback

Fierce Conversations is presented by the Center for Leadership & Organizational Change

Thursday, January 23, 2020

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM Fierce Conversations Confront

FIERCE CONVERSATIONS: CONFRONT

Confrontation conversations can be a positive force for change. They can provide insight, enrich your relationships and relieve tension when important issues are addressed. This learning session will help you:
- Confront tough issues and behaviors with confidence and skill
- Enrich relationships through honest, respectful discussion

Note: The Foundations course is the pre-requisite for this session.  The one-time fee of $100 for the Foundations course gives you access to all sessions, materials, workbook, and learning tools.

Fierce Conversations presented by the Center for Leadership & Organizational Change

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

1:00 PM - 3:30 PM Fierce Conversations Feedback

FIERCE CONVERSATIONS: FEEDBACK

Feedback conversations can have a bad rap, but done well, can lead to course correction, daily professional development and improved relationships. This learning session will help you:
- Improve performance through consistent, continual feedback
- Become a leader or team member who asks for and welcomes feedback

Note: The Foundations course is the pre-requisite for this session.  The one-time fee of $100 for the Foundations course gives you access to all sessions, materials, workbook, and learning tools.

Fierce Conversations presented by the Center for Leadership & Organizational Change

University Human Resources

Start Date and TimeEvent Details

Thursday, January 02, 2020

1:00 PM - 3:30 PM English as a Second Language: Conversational Workshop
In this cohort workshop, the participant's level of English is assessed via a placement test.  They receive instruction in reading, writing and speaking at their language levels. The workshop also offers networking and English practice conversation opportunities.

Location: McKeldin Library room 2113

Monday, January 06, 2020

8:30 AM - 4:30 PM New Employee Orientation
Highlights university policies, resources, & tips to help navigate our large campus community. Includes presentations by campus departments, a campus bus tour, and a visit to the Stamp Student Union. 

Parking: Detailed information can be found at http://www.transportation.umd.edu/maps&apps.html

Thursday, January 09, 2020

1:00 PM - 3:30 PM English as a Second Language: Conversational Workshop
In this cohort workshop, the participant's level of English is assessed via a placement test.  They receive instruction in reading, writing and speaking at their language levels. The workshop also offers networking and English practice conversation opportunities.

Location: McKeldin Library room 2113

Friday, January 10, 2020

9:00 AM - 1:00 PM Mental Health First Aid USA (Part 1 of 2)
Mental health problems are common among children and adolescents. Parents often struggle with identifying warning signs for mental health problems and supporting youth with mental health difficulties. Youth Mental Health First Aid USA is an 8-hour, 2-session public education program which introduces parents to the unique risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems for youth, and teaches parents how to help a youth in crisis or experiencing a mental health challenge. Mental Health First Aid uses role-playing and simulations to demonstrate how to assess a mental health crisis; select interventions and provide initial help; and connect young people to professional, peer, social, and self-help care.

https://www.mentalhealthfirstaid.org/   

This two part workshop has been sponsored by Bullying Prevention and Mental Health Promotion Lab, Student Affairs Work Life Committee and 
University Human Resources at UMD.

Cost: Free

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM The Climate Crisis - Hope and Solutions in a Rapidly Changing Environment

A special presentation covering:

  • Why the climate is changing so rapidly?
  • What are the solutions?
  • What action can you take to help solve it?
Parking: Detailed information can be found at http://www.transportation.umd.edu/maps&apps.html

Thursday, January 16, 2020

1:00 PM - 3:30 PM English as a Second Language: Conversational Workshop
In this cohort workshop, the participant's level of English is assessed via a placement test.  They receive instruction in reading, writing and speaking at their language levels. The workshop also offers networking and English practice conversation opportunities.

Location: McKeldin Library room 2113

Friday, January 17, 2020

9:00 AM - 1:00 PM Mental Health First Aid USA (Part 2 of 2)
Mental health problems are common among children and adolescents. Parents often struggle with identifying warning signs for mental health problems and supporting youth with mental health difficulties. Youth Mental Health First Aid USA is an 8-hour, 2-session public education program which introduces parents to the unique risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems for youth, and teaches parents how to help a youth in crisis or experiencing a mental health challenge. Mental Health First Aid uses role-playing and simulations to demonstrate how to assess a mental health crisis; select interventions and provide initial help; and connect young people to professional, peer, social, and self-help care. 

https://www.mentalhealthfirstaid.org/   

This two part workshop has been sponsored by Bullying Prevention and Mental Health Promotion Lab, Student Affairs Work Life Committee and 
University Human Resources at UMD.

Cost: Free
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM HR Power Hour
Monthly 60 minute training for review of common HR policies, procedures, and tools. Each month will focus on a different topic that often needs further clarification or can cause confusion. Sessions are dynamic and interactive workshops.


Topics Dates & Location
How to ensure a smooth International Hiring Process? January 17
ESJ, B0322
Understanding the W2 and Paystubs February 2
B0322, ESJ
The PRD process and purpose (for supervisor’s pain points) March 20
B0322, ESJ
What is the Non Exempt career ladder April 17
B0322, ESJ
Understanding the Grievance process/policy May 15
TBD
What is Workers compensation and the process to claim it June 19
TBD
How to write an effective position description? TBD
TBD


Thursday, January 23, 2020

1:00 PM - 3:30 PM English as a Second Language: Conversational Workshop
In this cohort workshop, the participant's level of English is assessed via a placement test.  They receive instruction in reading, writing and speaking at their language levels. The workshop also offers networking and English practice conversation opportunities.

Location: McKeldin Library room 2113

Thursday, January 30, 2020

1:00 PM - 3:30 PM English as a Second Language: Conversational Workshop
In this cohort workshop, the participant's level of English is assessed via a placement test.  They receive instruction in reading, writing and speaking at their language levels. The workshop also offers networking and English practice conversation opportunities.

Location: McKeldin Library room 2113

University Human Resources - Employee Benefits

Start Date and TimeEvent Details

Thursday, January 09, 2020

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM Medical & Medical Leave for Faculty & Staff

This workshop will provide faculty and staff members who are planning to take Family Medical Leave an overview of the University’s Family Medical Leave policy.  During the workshop we will cover topics such as when and how to request Family Medical Leave, eligibility requirements, and responsibilities of the employee and their manager prior to, during, and after the leave period.


Parking: Detailed information can be found at http://www.transportation.umd.edu/maps&apps.html

 
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Social Security 101
A FREE workshop from Social Security.
  • When are you eligible to receive your retirement benefits?
  • How does early retirement affect your benefits?
  • Do you qualify for disability, survivors, and spouse benefits?
  • How do you get the most from your benefit?
  • What is the future of Social Security?
  • When should you file for Medicare?

Learn how to use my Social Security online account and other online services. You should go to www.socialsecurity.gov/myaccount to create a my Social Security account and print out your Social Security Statement before attending the workshop. 

Speaker: Diana Varela - Public Affairs Specialist (Social Security Administration)
Event Coordinator: Stacy Sims - Benefits Counselor (UHR-Benefits)

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Taking Control of Your Taxes
Focuses on how investment decisions in today's tax environment can impact your income in retirement.
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM Taking Control of Your Taxes
Focuses on how investment decisions in today's tax environment can impact your income in retirement.

Thursday, January 16, 2020

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM Parental Leave for Staff

This workshop will provide staff members who are considering or preparing for the addition of children to their family by birth, adoption, foster parenting, or legal guardianship an overview of the University’s Parental Leave policy.  During the workshop we will cover topics such as when and how to request parental leave, eligibility requirements, the assured parental leave period, and how parental leave interacts with Family Medical Leave and other leave benefits.     

Parking: Detailed information can be found at http://www.transportation.umd.edu/maps&apps.html

Friday, January 17, 2020

10:15 AM - 11:15 AM MSRP Workshop - Spend Less So You Can Save More!
  • How can I save money on my daily expenses?
  • What are the latest tips on saving money on cable, utilities, my car and other services?
  • What tax breaks can help me stretch my dollars?
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM MSRP Workshop - Spend Less So You Can Save More!
  • How can I save money on my daily expenses?
  • What are the latest tips on saving money on cable, utilities, my car and other services?
  • What tax breaks can help me stretch my dollars?

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Maryland 529 Seminar
Maryland 529* college savings plans make it easier than ever to save for college. The Maryland Prepaid College Trust allows you to lock in tomorrow's tuition at today's prices and offers the security of a Maryland Legislative Guarantee. The Maryland College Investment Plan offers a variety of different investment portfolios managed by T. Rowe Price. Both plans are affordable, flexible, and offer great State and federal tax benefits!

To find out more, plan to attend the Informational Seminar, presented by the Maryland 529 Representative and hosted by the University of Maryland Benefits Office.
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Maryland 529 Seminar
Maryland 529* college savings plans make it easier than ever to save for college. The Maryland Prepaid College Trust allows you to lock in tomorrow's tuition at today's prices and offers the security of a Maryland Legislative Guarantee. The Maryland College Investment Plan offers a variety of different investment portfolios managed by T. Rowe Price. Both plans are affordable, flexible, and offer great State and federal tax benefits!

To find out more, plan to attend the Informational Seminar, presented by the Maryland 529 Representative and hosted by the University of Maryland Benefits Office.

Thursday, January 23, 2020

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Parental Leave for Faculty

This workshop will provide faculty members who are considering or preparing for the addition of children to their family by birth, adoption, foster parenting, or legal guardianship an overview of the University’s Parental Leave policy.  During the workshop we will cover topics such as when and how to request parental leave, eligibility requirements, the assured parental leave period, modified family support plans, extension of tenure or permanent status review, and how parental leave interacts with Family Medical Leave and other leave benefits.   

Parking: Detailed information can be found at http://www.transportation.umd.edu/maps&apps.html

Friday, January 24, 2020

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM ORP Pre-Retirement Seminar
Presented by the Office of Employee Benefits

Topics discussed:
  • Retiring under the Optional Retirement Program (ORP)
  • What you need to know about your Retiree Health Benefits
  • Medicare overview

Open to Faculty and Staff members of the Optional Retirement Program hired prior to 07/01/2011 only.

Parking: Detailed information can be found at http://www.transportation.umd.edu/maps&apps.html

Friday, January 31, 2020

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM State Pension Pre-Retirement Seminar
Presented by the Office of Employee Benefits

Topics discussed:
  • Applying for an Estimate of Retirement Allowances
  • Retiring under the State Pension and Retirement System
  • What you need to know about your pension options and Retiree Health Benefits
  • Medical overview

Open to Faculty and Staff that are members of the State Retirement and Pension System only.

Parking: Detailed information can be found at http://www.transportation.umd.edu/maps&apps.html

University Human Resources - Workplace Initiatives in Learning and Development

Start Date and TimeEvent Details

Wednesday, January 08, 2020

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Performance Review PRD
All Staff are required to attend the PRD class. It focuses on UMD's performance and development process including tools, tips and resources for engaging in the process. Participants will also review the PRD cycle which includes expectation setting, midway feedback, final review meetings, and the self-assessment tool. * *All UMD employees should plan to attend. The second half of this training will be specifically for supervisors and the facilitator will announce at the training when non-supervisors are able to step out.
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM (Cancelled) Time and Attendance and Performance Improvement Plan (PIP)
This course provides supervisors with tips on managing various challenges they might face including: time, attendance, discipline, and performance improvement plans.

Friday, January 10, 2020

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People
Join us for one of the most popular training programs in the world. This training, created by the Franklin Covey Company, is based on one of the best-selling books of all time, entitled The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People by Steven Covey.  In this 3 day workshop, you will learn about seven habits that will lead you to be more effective in your work and personal life, truly manage your time by setting top priorities, and get better results from each hour/day.

Cost: $500 (covers all 3 sessions of the course)

Friday, January 24, 2020

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People
Join us for one of the most popular training programs in the world. This training, created by the Franklin Covey Company, is based on one of the best-selling books of all time, entitled The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People by Steven Covey.  In this 3 day workshop, you will learn about seven habits that will lead you to be more effective in your work and personal life, truly manage your time by setting top priorities, and get better results from each hour/day.

Cost: $500 (covers all 3 sessions of the course)

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

9:00 AM - 12:30 PM Design Thinking
In this highly interactive and creative workshop, you will boost your creative confidence, unleash your inner design thinker, and become an idea-generating machine by embracing methods and mindset that bolster creativity and lead to innovation. 

Cost: $75

Parking: Detailed information can be found at http://www.transportation.umd.edu/maps&apps.html

Friday, January 31, 2020

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People
Join us for one of the most popular training programs in the world. This training, created by the Franklin Covey Company, is based on one of the best-selling books of all time, entitled The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People by Steven Covey.  In this 3 day workshop, you will learn about seven habits that will lead you to be more effective in your work and personal life, truly manage your time by setting top priorities, and get better results from each hour/day.

Cost: $500 (covers all 3 sessions of the course)

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