July 2023 Staff Development Opportunities
Crucial Learning Summer Webinar Series
Life Would Be Easy If It Weren’t For Other People
July 11th 2-3pm
Laugh along as Connie takes you inside the minds and personalities of the people you deal with every day. Learn how to get along better with the people in your life.
July 11th – 3-4 pm Optum Webinar
When we make assumptions about how other people expect to be treated, we can easily make a faux pas. Small things that we take for granted, in the culture of another company or another country can turn out to be rude or disrespectful. Clearly this can have a detrimental effect on working relationships. In this presentation and discussion, we avoid providing specific etiquette rules but instead we explore how to keep our antennae alert to what is appropriate for the setting in which we are working. And, once we are sensitized to the norms of others, adjust our online and in person behavior accordingly. This is a 30-minute training designed to get people tuned-in to the main issues and empowered to develop their own range of tools and techniques.
Crucial Learning Summer Webinar Series
Feedsmacked: Crucial Skills to Give and Receive Tough Feedback
July 25th 2-3pm
Receiving feedback is hard, especially when it’s given in a seemingly harsh or mean way. Develop the crucial skills necessary to accept the truths found in feedback to improve results and relationships. Register HERE
Looking to take some courses for K@TE credit this summer?
- 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
- Scheduling 101
Coming Soon on K@TE: Leading with Emotional Intelligence
A Guide to Effective Meetings
Resolving Conflict with Coworkers
Do You Have These Four Essential Customer Service Skills?
All courses take about an hour to complete and provide HR0128 credit!
Highlighted articles and resources:
Set These 5 Boundaries Before You Go on Vacation – Harvard Business Review
Podcast: How Do I Work with a Difficult Boss? – Harvard Business Review
How to Disagree Productively – Harvard Business Review
60-Second HABITS to Connect Across Generations – You Tube Chad Littlefield (What’s the Million Dollar lesson? Let me know @ firstname.lastname@example.org for a chance to win a Personal Development Book!!)
2023 System Conferences
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.