Leading from Where You Are
We will be offering another day-long certificate session here at UTC!
Space is Limited! Sign up TODAY.
Wednesday, April 19th – 8-5pm Chickamauga Room
LIMITED to 35 participants – Registration is Required *Lunch and Snacks 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.
Thursday, April 20th – 2-3pm UTC Challenger Center
Session Topic: This event will provide an opportunity to socialize and celebrate the accomplishments of our LeadHERship colleagues this academic year. We also plan to engage participants in a year-end review of our LeadHERship offerings and gain feedback for future enhancements. Please register here for this event by April 18. You must select the “Request” button to initiate your registration.
Walk the Big Lap around Campus
TODAY! Tuesday, April 4th, 12-1
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!
Meet the library by Starbucks Register HERE
Save the Dates: Employee Wellness Biometric Screening Event
Monday, April 17 and Tuesday, April 18
8:00 am – 10:30 am Chattanooga Room A, University Center
If you are enrolled in State of Tennessee and Higher Education Health Insurance, you can earn $50 for completing a biometric screening!
This screening is by appointment and at NO COST when you bring your insurance information to your appointment. After your screening, have a light snack and enjoy our health education resources. For questions related to this process, call 425-2260. Register for an appointment! If these times do not work for your schedule or the appointments are full, you may contact UHS at 425-2266 for an appointment. Get Ready for the Screening – Go to https://my.questforhealth.com and register or login. The registration key is SOT; your unique ID is your Edison ID which is found on your Caremark card. Download and print the Physicians Results Form. If you are unable to register online or need assistance with this process, call 1-855-623-9355.
Looking to learn something new? Try these new courses in K@TE:
- 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
- Scheduling 101: How to Prioritize Tasks and Avoid Procrastination – coming soon!
All the above courses take about an hour to complete and provide instant HR0128 credit!
Resources of the Month: MICROLEARNING!
Try some short learnings – each are just a few minutes to navigate.
- Gossip-Proof Your Workplace
- 3 Desk Stretches to Instantly Improve Your Day
- Can You Recover From a Workplace Mistake?
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.