Staff Development Opportunities
5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace
Wednesday, May 10th 9-11 Ocoee Room, UC
Appreciation is not one-size-fits-all. In fact, appreciation looks different to different people. This session will assist supervisors and managers in effectively communicating appreciation and encouragement to their employees, resulting in higher levels of job satisfaction, healthier relationships between managers and employees, and decreased cases of burnout for staff. Register HERE
Leadership Development Opportunity
The NCEL Professional Excellence Series provides quarterly leadership development courses in Knoxville, Nashville, and Jackson. One day of training includes two courses (9:00 am to 12:00 pm, and 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm).
Courses are provided from a library of thirty classes in a variety of Lominger Leadership competencies in three NCEL domains: self, relational, and organizational. The library includes courses for the individual contributors, frontline supervisors, middle managers, and executives. These sessions are open to UT employees (travel to the session locations would be required) and are $150 each. Learn more about the series here.
New to K@TE!
Scheduling 101 – Do you constantly create schedules only to find you can’t make them work? Changing priorities, inaccurate time estimates, and procrastination are just a few of the elements that can stand in the way of your plans.
In this course, you’ll learn why scheduling is such a valuable skill set and how to create a schedule that works for you—not the other way around. You’ll also take away tips for prioritizing tasks and learn how to minimize procrastination so that you can actually stick to your schedule. Find this course on 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
- Problem-Solving Fundamentals
- Advanced Problem-Solving
All courses take about an hour to complete and provide HR0128 credit!
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2023 System Conferences
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.