Upcoming Training for NEW and RETURNING GAELPerform Users.

Register here for 6/10, 9:00 AM-10:00 AM

Register here for 6/11, 3:30-4:30 PM

Register here for 6/13, 1:00-2:00 PM

Register here for 6/17, 12:00-1:00 PM

Additional sessions will be added based on user needs & requests.


FALL 2014 TRAINING SCHEDULE

Caring for Aging Parents - Session 1

In this workshop on legal and medical issues related to aging parents, we will discuss various legal forms that can be used to ease the transition from your parents to you regarding financial and health matters. We will also talk about how to advocate for your parent in the medical world and how to interact with doctors to get the information you need to support your parents. As a program participant you will:

  • Understand your options for gaining legal status to make financial and medical decisions and how to access these options
  • Develop a set of skills to interact with doctors and hospital personnel more effectively

When:             Thursday, January 23, 12:40—2:00 PM

Where:            Orinda, SODA Center

Open to:          All SMC employees

Presenter:       Mary McCall, Acting Director of Faculty Development

Register here for Caring for Aging Parents - Session 1.


Managing Change: The Human Factor

Change is a permanent feature of most organizations, including Saint Mary's College. Whether change is self-initiated or mandated by others, a manager must know how to handle the human side of change, along with the technical. In this course, you will learn realistic techniques for communicating about change, responding to resistance, and maintaining employee morale in the face of ongoing change. Program participants will:

  • Discuss how to communicate change effectively to employees
  • Review the key stages of any change process
  • Recognize why people may resist change and explore appropriate responses
  • Identify methods to help your team transition through the stages of change

When:            January 30, 1:00—3:30 PM

Where:            Lafayette, SODA Center

Open to:          Supervisors and Leaders

Presenter:      Sunny Bradford, Director-Learning & Org. Effectiveness

Register here for Managing Change

 

Managing Up: Maximizing the Relationship with Your Supervisor

Are you unsure of your supervisor’s priorities? Do you feel she/he is micromanaging you? Or that she/he is seldom around to help you?  If you want to strengthen the relationship with your supervisor and learn strategies that can also be applied to any future employee-supervisor relationships you may have, this workshop is for you! In this interactive workshop, you’ll have an opportunity to:

  • Gain insights into both your own behavior and your bosses’
  • Identify ways to adapt your style to get the best relationship you can with your supervisor

When:             February 7, 10:00 AM—12:00 PM

Where:            FAH 205

Open to:          All SMC employees 

Presenter:       Howard Miller, Fulcrum Point Partners

Register here for Managing Up


Campus of Difference

The Campus of Difference workshop is a day designed to create community among faculty and staff and to begin conversations about what it means to be a diverse community. This workshop is required for all faculty and staff, at least once every three years.

This is a highly interactive day (no lecturing!) with lots of time to talk with other staff and faculty from across campus that you probably don't know. You will also come away with a resource book for future reference!

When:           Thursday, October 9, 9:00 AM—4:00 PM (please arrive no later than 8:45 AM)

Where:            Hagerty

Open to:          All SMC faculty & staff

Presenters:     SMC COD Facilitators

Register here for Campus of Difference


Tracking Performance & Holding Performance Conversations

One of the most important responsibilities of a supervisor is to hold conversations with your direct reports about their performance. Ideally, these conversations are taking place throughout the year, even when performance is right on track. However, performance conversations are especially critical when there are gaps between an employee’s current performance and the required standards. Having usable performance notes will make your performance conversations, including year-end performance reviews, far easier to conduct. In this workshop, participants will:

  • Review practical tips for tracking and recording employee performance
  • Discuss the key ingredients of effective performance conversations
  • Distinguish between informal and formal conversations and appropriate uses of each type

When:             Tuesday, March 4, 1:00—3:00 PM

Where:            Lafayette, SODA Center

Open to:          Supervisors and Leaders

Presenters:     Sunny Bradford, Director-Learning & Org. Effectiveness; Adan Tejada, Chief of                                            SMC Public Safety         

Register here for Tracking Performance & Holding Performance Conversations

 

Creating Work/Life Balance

The conflicting demands of work and home can create stress and zap the time and energy needed to get everything done. In this workshop, participants will find answers that will allow them to be more effective and more satisfied with both their home and work lives. As a result of the workshop, participants will:

  • Identify competing work and home demands
  • Assess central life goals
  • Explore ways to achieve improved work/life balance

When:             March 14, 11:45—2:00 PM  (A light lunch will be provided)

Where:            Hagerty Lounge

Open to:          All SMC employees

Presenter:      Franchesca Garagorri, Consultant with MHN

Register here for Creating Work/Life Balance


Difficult Conversations at Work

Miscommunication and misunderstandings are common workplace occurrences. Sometimes they are minor, evaporating like mist. Other times, several incidents pile up or a situation becomes emotionally charged, eroding collaboration and trust. We do have choices. We can avoid having a conversation. We can try to talk it out, without a clear approach. Or we can learn techniques that help us handle tough conversations respectfully and with greater confidence. In this program, you will:

  • Discuss beliefs and assumptions that stand in the way of effective conversations
  • Recognize how to prepare for difficult conversations
  • Identify key steps for conducting tough conversations and keeping them constructive

When:             March 20, 9:30 AM—12:00 PM

Where:            Lafayette, SODA Center

Open to:         All SMC employees

Presenter:       Sunny Bradford, Director-Learning & Org. Effectiveness

Register here for Difficult Conversations at Work


Managing Your Financial & Staff Resources: An Overview

Whether you’re an experienced supervisor or a newcomer to the role, you may have questions about various Business Office and Human Resources processes that are essential to managing your financial and staff resources. These might include how to read and understand your budget, how to manage employee time off, steps for staffing your department, or how to initiate grade and salary reviews. While this overview workshop won’t answer all your questions, it will provide guidance on some key Business Office and HR procedures that are central to effectively managing you funding and personnel. This workshop includes a resource packet with useful documents and links to additional information. In this program, participants will:

  • Review budget elements and strategies for managing their budgets
  • Clarify requirements applying to non-exempt vs. exempt staff
  • Understand requirements for managing employee time and leaves of absence
  • Recognize what steps to take in order to fill open positions and request salary/grade reviews
  • Identify other topics of interest for future workshops:

When:             April 14, 9:30 AM—12:00 PM

Where:            Lafayette, SODA

Open to:          Supervisors and Leaders

Presenters:     S. Jamila Buckner, Dir. Recruitment, Peter Chen, Dir. Empl. Relations & Compensation, Jeanne DeMatteo, Controller, Ann Kelly, Dir. Benefits, and Sunny Bradford, Dir. Learning & Org. Effectiveness

Register here for Managing Your Financial & Staff Resources: An Overview


Second Annual Staff LearnAbout - Tuesday April 29, 2014

Sponsored by Learning & Organizational Effectiveness (HR) and the Staff Council

On Tuesday, April 29, attend Saint Mary's Second Annual LearnAbout for SMC Staff. This is a day when you can attend 1 or more one-hour presentations delivered by your fellow staff members on topics about which they have knowledge and passion

When:             April 29, 9:00 AM—3:30 PM

Where:            Claeys, SODA Center

Open to:          All SMC employees

Presenters:     Various SMC Staff Members

More details will be announced in the coming months.
           

Campus of Difference

The Campus of Difference workshop is a day designed to create community among faculty and staff and to begin conversations about what it means to be a diverse community. This workshop is required for all faculty and staff, at least once every three years.

This is a highly interactive day (no lecturing!) with lots of time to talk with other staff and faculty from across campus that you probably don't know. You will also come away with a resource book for future reference!

When:             Friday, December 12, 9:00 AM—4:00 PM (please arrive no later than 8:45 AM)

Where:            Hagerty Lounge

Open to:          All SMC faculty & staff

Presenters:     SMC COD Facilitators

Register here for Campus of Difference               

 

Campus of Difference

The Campus of Difference workshop is a day designed to create community among faculty and staff and to begin conversations about what it means to be a diverse community. This workshop is required for all faculty and staff, at least once every three years.

This is a highly interactive day (no lecturing!) with lots of time to talk with other staff and faculty from across campus that you probably don't know. You will also come away with a resource book for future reference!

When:             Thursday, June 5, 9:00 AM—4:00 PM (please arrive no later than 8:45 AM)

Where:            Hagerty Lounge

Open to:          All SMC faculty & staff

Presenters:     SMC COD Facilitators

Register here for Campus of Difference                     

 

 


 

 








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