Upcoming Events

Respect@UVA: A Caring Community Starts with Me

Date: January 5, 2018
Time: 9:00am–11:30am
Location:

2400 Old Ivy Road, Room 189

Whether you are a faculty or staff, supervisor or manager or individual contributor, it is the responsibility of each of us to build a model of a caring community that befits a University already known for outstanding teaching, research, public service, and patient care. Respect @ UVA: A Caring Community Starts with Me offers faculty and staff the opportunity to learn about the University’s Commitment to a Caring Community of Dignity and Respect; what respectful behavior and disrespectful behavior look like in the workplace; and what you can do if you are the target of disrespectful behavior, if you are accused of disrespectful behavior, or if you are a witness to disrespectful behavior. By taking this training you will also learn about the University’s respectful workplace guidelines; resources to help teach and reinforce respectful behaviors; and the Respect@UVA incident-reporting system. Learn what it takes to build and maintain a respectful workplace at UVA and be part of a Caring Community.

Click here to enroll using the Learning folder in Employee Self-Service (the Integrated System).

Essential Work Skills Group Learning Program, Winter 2018 session

Date: January 17, 2018
Time: 9:00am–12:00pm
Location:

2400 Old Ivy Road, Room 189

Program Description: Essential Work Skills helps employees develop the skills and competencies necessary to be successful at the University of Virginia. The focus of the training series is to enhance communication skills and to increase understanding of how the workplace operates. You’ll interact with other participants during discussions and activities, learning from each other and building valuable relationships.

Audience: This program is designed as an introduction to the topic. No prior knowledge or skill is necessary. For salaried support staff members who have completed at least 12 months of service at the University and have achieved at least a rating of “Effective” in the probationary or annual performance review. Successful completion earns the employee a certificate of achievement and a one-time, base salary increase of $600 per year.

Program Requirements of the Manager: Managers are expected to nominate employees for participation in the program and sign a commitment of support. Allow the participant to be absent from work during all regularly scheduled sessions. Secure departmental funding, working with your department’s HR contact, for a one-time, $600 base salary increase for employees who successfully complete the program. Attend a graduation ceremony to recognize participants and acknowledge their support.

Program Content: Day 1: Establishing the basics Day 2: Speaking up Day 3: Staying on track: Prioritizing life and work Day 4: Exploring our differences, and library visit Day 5: Navigating Career Skills Day 6: Treating customers well: A guide to customer service Day 7: Initiating productive responses to change Day 8: Acting cool in heated situations Day 9: Leading as a team member Day 10: Setting your sights on careers at UVA, and EWS Graduation

Date and Time: Wednesdays – January 17, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm, January 24, 31, 8:30-10:30 am, February 7, 9:00 am-12 noon (at the Harrison Small Institute-Special Collections Library), February 14, 21, 28, 8:30 -10:30 am, March 7, 14, 21 (make-up class day), 8:30-10:30 am, March 28, 9:00 am-1:00 pm (Newcomb Hall)

Program Deadlines and Requirements: Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Please complete the Nomination Form to nominate an individual for the Essential Work Skills series. Make sure to include a PTAO and supervisor’s signature. Submit the completed and signed nomination to Diane Ober.

Program Contact: Diane Ober, 434.924.0362 or dwo4q@virginia.edu

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Leadership Essentials: Group Learning Program, Spring Session One

Date: February 8, 2018
Time: 8:30am–4:30pm
Location:

2400 Old Ivy Road, Room 189, except for final class of each session

Program Description: This program begins with a focus on the foundations of leadership, such as creating a shared vision and trust and progresses to the nuts-and-bolts of leading as a manager. The participants interact during class discussions and activities, learning from each other and building valuable relationships.

Audience: This program is intended for new managers. No prior knowledge or skill is necessary.

Program Content: Day 1: Introduction to The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership®, from The Leadership Challenge, by James Kouzes and Barry Posner Day 2: Creating a Climate of Trust, Effective Communications, and Hiring the Best Day 3: DiSC Assessment for Managers, Performance Management and Progressive Discipline Day 4: Human Resources Policy and Compliance, Delegating, and Managing Conflict Day 5: Crucial Conversations® Day 6: Inspiring and Engaging Employees, Action Planning, and Business Responsibilities Meet & Greet Day 7: Leadership Lift-Off Graduation

Pre-work is assigned before most class days.

Date and time: Thursdays, February 8, 15, 22, March 1, 8, 15, 8:30am – 4:30pm and Wednesday, May 16, 9:30am – 1:00pm

Program Deadlines and Requirements: Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

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Leadership Preparation Group Learning Program - Spring Session

Date: March 13, 2018
Time: 9:00am–5:00pm
Location:

2400 Old Ivy Road, Room 189

Description: Leadership Preparation Program gives you an introduction to management and an overview of leadership principles and responsibilities. You’ll work on a development plan to identify key competencies and skills to focus as you work towards a manager role. You’ll interact with other participants during discussions and activities, learning from each other and building valuable relationships.

Program Content:
Day 1: Introduction to Management, Understanding the Organization, Exploring Diversity
Day 2: Nuts & Bolts - Overview of the Administrative Role of a UVA manager, Building & Sustaining a High Performance

Target Audience: This introductory program is intended for people considering moving into a manager role; no prior knowledge or skill is necessary.

Spring Session: Tuesdays, March 13 & 20, 9:00am - 5:00pm

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Exceptional Assistants’ Network Seminar Series Group Learning Program, Spring Session

Date: April 3, 2018
Time: 8:30am–5:00pm
Location:

2400 Old Ivy Road, Room 189, Days 1-3, and Newcomb Hall, Day 4

The Exceptional Assistants’ Network (EAN) Seminar Series enhances administrative skills, broadens understanding of the University culture, and introduces program graduates to a network that focuses on personal development and community service. Sessions incorporate experiential learning through exercises that expand understanding, skill, and professional competencies with special focus on organizational agility, developing self, communicating effectively, individual efficiency, quality focus, and leadership presence. You’ll interact with other participants during discussions and activities, learning from each other and building valuable relationships. After graduating from the seminar series, you become a member of the EAN Network.

Audience: This program is intended for any member of the UVA Community that is serving in an administrative support or service position.

Date and Time: Tuesdays, April 3, 10, 17, 8:30am – 5:00pm, April 24, 12:00pm-1:30pm

Program Deadline and Requirements: Applications are accepted until all seats are filled.

Program Contact: Tonia Duncan-Rivers, 434.924.4320 or tdd3v@virginia.edu

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