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April 1 - 30, 2020

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Start Date and TimeEvent Details

Center for Leadership & Organizational Change

Start Date and TimeEvent Details

Thursday, April 09, 2020

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM (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, April 14, 2020

1:00 PM - 3:30 PM 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

Tuesday, April 21, 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

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

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

FIERCE CONVERSATIONS: DELEGATE

Delegate conversations use a decision tree model to free up your time, develop your team and deepen accountability. This learning session will help you:
- Deepen accountability through clarity of expectations
- Learn where you and your team have authority to make decisions and act

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, April 02, 2020

1:00 PM - 3:30 PM (Cancelled) 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, April 09, 2020

1:00 PM - 3:30 PM (Cancelled) 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, April 13, 2020

8:30 AM - 4:30 PM ONLINE: New Employee Orientation
PLEASE NOTE: This session will be facilitated online via WebEx. Registrants will be sent a link to join the online session at least 3-business days prior to the start of the session. 

Highlights university policies, resources, & tips to help navigate our large campus community. Includes presentations by campus departments including UMPD, DOTS, Office of Community Engagement, AFSCME, Division of IT and many more!

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM ONLINE: eTerp Training
PLEASE NOTE: This session will be facilitated online via WebEx. Registrants will be sent a link to join the online session at least 24-hours prior to the start of the session. 

This monthly training is for new creators in the eTerp system that provides an overview of the position management and applicant tracking modules. In this training, creators will learn how to create/ modify positions and create postings. 

This training will be conducted via Cisco Webex. The day prior to the training a Cisco Webex invitation will be sent to you. 

Thursday, April 16, 2020

1:00 PM - 3:30 PM (Cancelled) 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, April 17, 2020

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 21
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, April 23, 2020

1:00 PM - 3:30 PM (Cancelled) 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, April 24, 2020

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM ONLINE: PHR Training
PLEASE NOTE: This session will be facilitated online via WebEx. Registrants will be sent a link to join the online session at least 24-hours prior to the start of the session. 

The monthly PHR training is required to gain access to the Payroll Human Resources (PHR) System. The training will consist of learning how to insert employee demographics, create employee appointments, gain knowledge about pay adjustments, and create time entry adjustments. 

After completion of the mandatory training, each user will then have access to the specific modules the department has given security access to. 

Monday, April 27, 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, April 30, 2020

1:00 PM - 3:30 PM (Cancelled) 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

Wednesday, April 01, 2020

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM (Cancelled) Supplmental Retirement Plans Open House
Learn how contributing just $10 to $20 per pay can get you on the road to supplementing your pension and social security payments during your retirement years. Learn everything you need to know about the Plans including how much to save, withdrawal rules and options, and the power of compounding.

Cost: Free

Friday, April 03, 2020

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Cancelled) State Pension Pre-Retirement Seminar

Learn how to apply for an Estimate for Retirement Allowance.

Learn what you need to know about your pension options and Retiree Health Insurance.


Cost: Free

Monday, April 06, 2020

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Cancelled) 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 (Cancelled) 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.

Wednesday, April 08, 2020

11:30 AM - 1:30 PM (Cancelled) Turning Your Retirement Savings into Income
Cost: Free

Thursday, April 09, 2020

10:15 AM - 11:15 AM (Cancelled) How Much Will I Need in Retirement?

How much income can you expect from the Pension and Social Security? How much should you expect to need in retirement and are you saving enough now?

Cost: Free

Friday, April 10, 2020

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

PLEASE NOTE: This session will be facilitated online via WebEx. Registrants will be sent a link to join the online session at least 3-business days prior to the start of the session. 

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.

 

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM (Cancelled) Is your Financial House in Order?
This session covers concepts such as budgeting, debt management, protection of assets, preparing for retirement, and creating a legacy for your loved ones. 
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM (Cancelled) Is you Financial House in Order?
This session covers concepts such as budgeting, debt management, protection of assets, preparing for retirement, and creating a legacy for your loved ones. 

Thursday, April 16, 2020

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

PLEASE NOTE: This session will be facilitated online via WebEx. Registrants will be sent a link to join the online session at least 3-business days prior to the start of the session. 

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.     



9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Social Security 101 – Everything You Wanted to Know

This workshop will be presented by a representative from Social Security. Learn when you are eligible to receive your social security benefit.  Learn the future of Social Security.  Learn how to get the most from your benefit.

Cost: Free

Friday, April 17, 2020

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM (Cancelled) ORP Pre-Retirement Seminar

Retiring under the Optional Retirement Plan.  Learn what you need to know about your Retiree Health Benefits.

Cost: Free
10:15 AM - 11:15 AM (Cancelled) MSRP Workshop - Smart Money Moves

Smart Money Moves: What strategies can lead to financial success?

11:45 AM - 12:45 PM (Cancelled) MSRP Workshop - Smart Money Moves

Smart Money Moves: What strategies can lead to financial success?

Monday, April 20, 2020

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM ONLINE: Parental Leave for Faculty

PLEASE NOTE: This session will be facilitated online via WebEx. Registrants will be sent a link to join the online session at least 3-business days prior to the start of the session. 

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.   

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM (Cancelled) Maryland Mortgage Informational Seminar for First Time Home Buyers

Interested in purchasing a home in Maryland?  Are you a first time homebuyer?  Learn how you may qualify for $11,500 in down payment assistance.  Learn about the Maryland Mortgage Program.


Cost: Free
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM (Cancelled) Maryland Mortgage Informational Seminar for First Time Home Buyers

Interested in purchasing a home in Maryland?  Are you a first time homebuyer?  Learn how you may qualify for $11,500 in down payment assistance.  Learn about the Maryland Mortgage Program.


Cost: Free

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM ONLINE: Wellness Wednesday: Sleep Like a Baby
PLEASE NOTE: This session will be facilitated online via Skype. Registrants will be sent a link to join the online session at least 24-hours prior to the start of the session. 

Many people suffer from sleep deprivation. The human body and brain needs sleep for optimal functioning and good quality of life.

University Human Resources - Workplace Initiatives in Learning and Development

Start Date and TimeEvent Details

Wednesday, April 01, 2020

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM (Cancelled) Navigating Major Organizational Change
Vice Admiral (retired), former CEO & Director Defense Health Agency Raquel Bono to speak on lessons learned during the largest healthcare consolidation/merger in modern military history. The session is for staff or faculty with an interest in how Dr Bono helped people transition from an entrenched bureaucracy to successfully embrace new systems and processes. It will be a lecture format followed by Q & A.
Cost: Free to all UMD faculty and staff

Thursday, April 02, 2020

1:00 PM - 4:30 PM (Cancelled) FSI 1-1: Leading a High Trust Workplace
Gives leaders the skills and ideas for creating a high-trust work environment where employees feel accepted, appreciated, valued, respected and connected. Participants learn and practice a simple, yet powerful three-step tool for engaging and including everyone from basic to more complex situations or opportunities.

Cost: $75

Wednesday, April 08, 2020

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM (Cancelled) 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.

Thursday, April 09, 2020

1:00 PM - 4:30 PM (Cancelled) FSI 1-2: Communication Essentials
The objective of this course is to equip leaders with the communication skills to build trust, improve understanding
and elevate performance. Participants gain a deeper understanding of the barriers to effective communication. They
learn and practice a seven-step communication tool to clear away misunderstandings and build high-trust
relationships.


Cost: $75

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

8:00 AM - 11:30 AM (Cancelled) 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

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM (Cancelled) FSI 2-1: Embracing & Driving Change
Change can be hard, but it doesn’t have to be. In fact, change can be exciting, fulfilling and rewarding for everyone, but it has to be managed correctly. This course gives participants a fuller understanding of the dynamics of change and uses Lewin’s Change Model to help build a plan that gets people involved with embracing and driving the change.

Cost: $75

Thursday, April 16, 2020

1:00 PM - 4:30 PM (Cancelled) FSI 1-3: Conflict as Opportunity
The purpose of this course is to equip leaders with the insight, knowledge and skills to effectively resolve conflict in the workplace. Instead of viewing conflict as bad or stressful, we explore how to view conflict as a powerful opportunity for personal and organizational change. Leaders learn and apply powerful tools which help them learn to put conflict into perspective and prepare them to resolve it in a healthy, productive way.

Cost: $75

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM (Cancelled) FSI 2-2: 5-Steps to Effective Decisions
Emotions are an integral and essential part of who we are, however they are not always helpful in the decision-making process. In fact, studies have shown that some of the worst decisions managers make is when they are allowing their emotions (both positive or negative) to overly influence their choices. In this workshop, we provide participants with the tools to use data to make stronger and more informed decisions.

Cost: $75

Thursday, April 23, 2020

1:00 PM - 4:30 PM (Cancelled) FSI 1-4: Delegation as Empowerment
Delegation is the most essential and misunderstood leadership skill. This course helps leaders understand that
delegation is not about assigning work; it's about empowering and developing people to learn, grow and accept
increasing amounts of responsibility. Participants learn and practice a delegation tool that encourages employees to do the work because they want to, not because they have to.


$75

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM (Cancelled) FSI 2-3: Creating a Customer Service Culture
A common purpose behind any team, department or organization is to deliver value to others by improving lives or situations. The key to success isn’t just doing certain things, but doing things in a certain way--a way that solves problems, but also makes people feel valued, respected and appreciated. This course helps participants develop a strategy for creating a positive, caring and enthusiastic culture that focuses on delivering world-class service to your customers.

Cost: $75
9:00 AM (Cancelled) Master Facilitator (2-Day Course) (Multi-Day Event)
A two-day program for anyone involved with, or interested in, learning and talent development. You will learn adult learning theory and why it matters, experiential learning exercises that involve and excite learners, how to write effective learning objectives, how to turn challenging participants into engaged learners, techniques for solving your own facilitation challenges, methods for quickly and effectively designing a learning program using ADDIE and ROPES, and the “Do’s and Don’ts” for public speaking. Participants will also deliver a 5-minute presentation and get feedback from their peers.

Cost: $500

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

End Time 4:30 PM (Cancelled) Master Facilitator (2-Day Course) (Multi-Day Event)
A two-day program for anyone involved with, or interested in, learning and talent development. You will learn adult learning theory and why it matters, experiential learning exercises that involve and excite learners, how to write effective learning objectives, how to turn challenging participants into engaged learners, techniques for solving your own facilitation challenges, methods for quickly and effectively designing a learning program using ADDIE and ROPES, and the “Do’s and Don’ts” for public speaking. Participants will also deliver a 5-minute presentation and get feedback from their peers.

Cost: $500
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM ONLINE: Performance Review PRD
PLEASE NOTE: This session will be facilitated online via WebEx. Registrants will be sent a link to join the online session at least 3-business days prior to the start of the session. 
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.

Thursday, April 30, 2020

1:00 PM - 4:30 PM (Cancelled) FSI 1-5: Leading Effective Meetings
A Gallup survey found that American businesses waste an estimated $37 billion dollars each year in lost productivity due to unnecessary and inefficient meetings. Typically, participants find that they can eliminate half their meetings and free up at least 700 hours of time a year. This course gives leaders the tools to decide when or if meetings are necessary. Participants learn and apply skills for running meetings that are quick, efficient and outcome-focused.

Cost: $75

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