March 23rd 2-3pm – Online Webinar: Optum
Giving and receiving feedback is not only important to improve individual performance or behavior, it is critical in building trust and maintaining relationships.
This session explores how to avoid negative experiences when giving and receiving feedback. Participants will:
• Learn how to give positive, negative and constructive feedback
• Improve listening skills
March 31st 9:30-11:30 – Ocoee Room, UC
While some of us enjoy a lively debate with colleagues and others prefer to suppress our feelings over disagreements, we all struggle with conflict at work.
“Dealing with Conflict” will give you the tools you need to:
- Understand the most common sources of conflict;
- Explore your options for addressing a disagreement;
- Recognize whether you–and your counterpart–typically seek or avoid conflict;
- Prepare for and engage in a difficult conversation;
- Manage your and your counterpart’s emotions;
- Develop a resolution together; Know when to walk away.
Chattanooga’s Summit for Women and Girls in Technology: First Ever STEM for Her
Saturday, March 11th 8:30-2:30pm
Location: University of Tennessee, Chattanooga – University Center (642 E 5th Street Chattanooga, TN 37403)
Tickets: FREE to attend; please register at www.chatech.org/STEMforHer
Walk the Big Lap around Campus
Spring is in the Air! Employee Wellness and Walker Center for Teaching and Learning are leading two walks for faculty and staff around campus (“the big lap”) during the lunch hour. Join us for one or both!
Wednesday, March 29th, 12-1, Meet at the library by Starbucks
Tuesday, April 4th, 12-1, Meet the library by Starbucks
Coming in April! Sign up today!
We will be offering another day-long certificate session here at UTC!
April 19th – 8-5pm Southern Writers Room, UTC Library
LIMITED to 35 participants – Registration is Required *Lunch and Snack Provided
“Leading from Where You Are” is a certificate program designed for the professional development of all employees regardless of status, classification, or title. The program is the preliminary learning opportunity that anchors the overall leadership development focus of UT System HR Employee and Organizational Development. The program is recommended for all employees and its inclusion is suggested as part of the onboarding plan for all new hires.
Looking to learn something new? Try these new courses in K@TE:
- Time Management Essentials
- Dealing with Stress, Pressure and Burnout
- Workplace Communication Basics
- A Guide to Workplace Integrity
- Workplace Distractions: How to Avoid Common Time-Wasting Traps
- Developing a Growth Mindset
- Diversity Basics: Foundations
- Problem-Solving Fundamentals
- Advanced Problem-Solving
All courses take about an hour to complete and provide HR0128 credit!
Resources of the Month:
Harvard University Professional Development Blog: Insights, tips and tools
How to Start Over with a Coworker Crucial Skills Blog
Saying No is Better than Saying Nothing Candid Culture Blog
Set Clear Communication Expectations and Manage Your Reputation Candid Culture Blog
2023 System Conferences
April 12th – 13th, 2023
UT Knoxville Student Union
UT System Administration HR Employee and Organizational Development presents the Be One UT Leadership Symposium. The Be One UT Leadership Symposium is a two-day system-wide conference designed to promote shared values across the system, build purpose, improve team cohesion, and create a sense of shared commitment in the workplace. We will spend time deepening our understanding of each value, promoting the impactful work happening across the state, and focusing on our well-being to ensure we are all working toward the same goals.
Leaders at all levels are welcome to register, including, but not limited to, deans, directors, department heads, other formal or informal leaders. The conference will have a symposium spotlight and gallery walk, self-care sessions, seven sessions relevant to the Be One UT values, and a reflection and application session. A Be One UT trophy will be presented for the Be One UT idea/initiative of the year.
May 24th – 25th, 2023
Marriot Knoxville Downtown
UT System Administration HR, EOD presents the Conference for Women’s Leadership (CWL) to address the professional development needs of UT women. The conference provides sessions on topics relevant to women at varying stages on the leadership journey, from those who are emerging as leaders to women in advanced leadership roles.
The Conference for Women’s Leadership will explore the meaning of women’s leadership in our current higher education environment. We are duty-bound to prepare women who lead at all levels to learn, develop, and grow their leadership abilities. In our current environment, there are calls for persistent, tenacious, and resilient leadership. The 2023 CWL theme is Sustaining Growth: Grow and Glow! This year’s event includes a luau. Wear your boots and sundresses for the “We wear sundresses at night!” luau.
September 19th – 20th, 2023
UT Conference Center Building
The concept of the “best man” has its origin in medieval Germany when the best man was identified as that trusted individual who had your back, supported you, who would go to battle with you and for you. The BEST Man Forum is designed to connect and meet the needs of the UT men that serve our campuses and institutes. The forum serves as a catalyst to unite UT men system-wide, to learn, network, and contribute to embodiment of the Be One UT Values in performance, behaviors, and relationships.
Statewide, exempt employees and/or those who have supervisory responsibilities are welcome to register for this two-day conference to be held in Knoxville at the UT Conference Center Bldg. The forum will consist of the following: three facilitated small-group sessions focused on Building Essential Skills Together; an Executive Leadership Panel; an extensive networking, games night, and vendor session. Come find your UT BEST Man at the BEST Man Forum!
October 20th, 2023
UT Space Institute
The NEXT “Non-Exempt Employees Excelling Together” Conference is an exciting learning opportunity presented by UT System Administration HR, Employee & Organizational Development. NEXT is designed to meet the specific needs of non-exempt staff on all campuses. This conference is an investment in the growth and development of non-exempt staff who serve and support our campuses. NEXT will provide opportunities for rigorous learning, professional community building, and connection to the BE ONE UT values.
Non-exempt employees from across the state are welcome to register for this conference to be held in Tullahoma, TN. The event will include small-group sessions, networking opportunities, and large-group sessions. We appreciate your dedication to your professional development and growth, and we look forward to experiencing this event with you all!
November 8th– 9th, 2023
Crowne Plaza Knoxville Downtown
UT System Administration HR Employee and Organizational Development is proud to host the second-annual Administrative Professionals Summit: A system-wide event designed for rigorous learning for administrative professionals from across the state.
This conference will provide professional growth and leadership development relative to the roles and responsibilities of administrative professionals. We appreciate your dedication to your professional development and growth. We look forward to hosting this annual event in Knoxville, TN for our administrative professionals!
Register for TIAA’s live webinars!
Each month, TIAA hosts several live webinars. You can also view recordings of past webinars.
You can also visit the UTC Training Calendar by clicking here or visiting the HR Professional Development webpage.
There is NO cost to attend any of the above trainings and events.