Workshop Registration

2018-2019 Workshops

To register, please click on “Register Here” for each class you are interested in attending.

 

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December

TIAA Onsite

Date: 12/20/18
Location: 1210 LEC
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January

Photoshop

Date: 1/15/19
Time: 1-4 PM
Location: Advanced Training Lab 2, Duderstadt Center 3rd Floor
Instructor: Carolyn Newman
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If you have need of editing and enhancing images, Photoshop is a great tool.  We will go over the interface so you are comfortable finding the right tools.  We will open image files and talk about layers and history palettes, and practice tools such as cropping, lassoing, cloning, burning and dodging, and others.  We will explain different image types and resolutions. 

Change It Up

Date: 1/15/19
Time: 9-11 AM
Location: LEC, 3rd Floor, Johnson Rooms
Instructor: Amanda Ewing, Mark Chung Kwan Fan
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Change it Up! brings bystander intervention skills to the University of Michigan community for the purpose of building inclusive, respectful and safe communities. It is based on a nationally recognized four-stage bystander intervention model that helps individuals intervene in situations that negatively impact individuals, organizations and the campus community.

You will learn to:

  • Identify self-awareness and social responsibility as qualities of strong personal leadership
  • Discuss your own and others’ identities and experiences
  • Determine the various options for effectively intervening during a negative situation
  • Develop your ability to assess which intervention option is based on the situation
  • Discuss and practice how to leverage bystander intervention skills within their campus communities

You will benefit by:

  • Receiving high impact learning through educational theater
  • Increasing your motivation to intervene in harmful situations
  • Gaining ability to assess the effectiveness of multiple options for intervention
  • Expanding your skills and confidence to successfully intervene in harmful situations

Note:
The content in this program has been used for student groups across campus, and is now being offered for University of Michigan faculty and staff. Through the use of educational theater, Change it Up! Provides opportunities for participants to discuss and practice how to leverage bystander intervention skills within their campus communities.

Audience:
Any staff or faculty member wanting to learn bystander intervention for the purpose of building inclusive, respectful, and safe communities. 

Fundamentals of Project Planning at U-M

Date: 1/30/19
Time: 1-4 PM
Location: LEC, 3rd Floor, Johnson Rooms
Instructor: Dyan Jenkins-Ali (LPD)
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A successful project planner must demonstrate flexibility and competency in many areas, from the traditional “hard” skills of managing schedule, budget and project scope to the “soft” skills of relationship building, change management and project communication. During this session, you will learn how individuals from all levels and areas of the university have the opportunity to develop and apply project management skills.

You will learn to:

  • Define a project and develop a charge that provides clear expectations
  • Discuss the importance of determining milestones and timelines to support the life cycle of a project
  • Develop a project plan that includes action steps and a breakdown of the work that needs to be accomplished
  • Evaluate and prioritize resources in your plan to determine if time adjustments need to be made to meet your deadlines
  • Identify key stakeholders and manage their input during important communication milestones by using stakeholder maps

    You will benefit by:

  • Gaining a fundamental understanding of the key elements needed in a basic project plan
  • Learning how some of the basic project planning tools are being used at the university
  • Obtaining reference tools that you can use when you develop your next project plan

    Program Note: This program is not intended for those who specialize in, are certified or have received extensive training in project management.

Audience: Anyone with project management responsibilities who would like to be more proactive in their project planning

Curriculum Area: Project and Task Management

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February

Workplace & Classroom Violence & Dealing With Difficult People

Date: 2/12/19
Time: 2-3 PM
Location: LEC, 3rd Floor, Johnson Rooms
Instructor: DPSS
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Our workplace and classroom violence presentation is designed for members of our community to be prepared to deal with escalating behavior and violence in the workplace or classroom. We discuss how to handle escalating or threatening behavior and violence. Prevention and reporting measures are presented within the framework laid out by the U-M Standard Practice Guide and criminal law.

 

Google Sheets and Forms

Date: 2/21/19
Time: 1-4 PM
Location: Advanced Training Lab 2, Duderstadt Center 3rd Floor
Instructor: Carolyn Newman
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You will learn how to use these apps within Google Drive to create a spreadsheet, format your data in a cell, sort and filter your data, protect a sheet or range, make spreadsheets available to others, and protect a sheet or range.  You will be able to include hidden and filtered data in google sheets and convert text to columns.  With Google Forms, you will create custom forms for surveys and questionnaires.

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March

Intercultural Awareness

Date: 3/4/19
Time: 9-10:30 AM
Location: LEC, 3rd Floor, Johnson Rooms
Instructor: Kathleen Bauer, Sonia Joshi
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There are many different ways culture influences behavior. This session explores how culture affects our interactions with others, how assumptions may be flawed, and ways to navigate our cultural differences.

You will learn to:

  • Identify tips for navigating cultural differences

You will benefit by:

  • Understanding aspects of culture and intercultural awareness
  • Having an increased awareness of how culture influences behavior and perceptions

Audience:
Anyone who would like to learn how to be more sensitive to the issues that people from other cultures face here at U-M

 

How to Conduct a Performance Review

Date: 3/5/19
Time: 2-3:30
Location: LEC, 3rd Floor, Johnson Rooms
Instructor: Tina Truskowski
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Participants will learn:

  • College’s expectations and processes as they relate to staff performance reviews.
  • Useful information to help in preparing for and conducting the actual appraisal meeting.
  • The differences between a performance plan, staff development goals and work-related objectives
  • Guidelines for setting appropriate staff goals.

 

Strategies for Dealing with Difficult People

Date: 3/6/19
Time: 12-1 PM
Location: LEC, 3rd Floor, Johnson Rooms
Instructor: FASCCO
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This session first examines why some people are difficult to deal with and why they act the way they do. Some tips on what pitfalls to avoid when interacting with difficult persons are given. The key principles and strategies for dealing with difficult behaviors are provided and discussed.

Generations X, Y, and Beyond: Maximizing your Team’s Success

Date: 3/25/19
Time: 1-4 PM
Location: LEC, 3rd Floor, Johnson Rooms
Instructor: Mark Brown (LPD)
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For the first time in our history, there are five generations in our workforce. The diverse perspectives, motivations, attitudes and needs of these generations have changed the dynamics of today’s work environment. By learning the motivations and the footprint of each generation, you can leverage your team’s talents and capitalize on its diversity to maximize unit outcomes.

You will learn to:

  • Describe each generations work ethic and how it contributes to the success of the team
  • Apply techniques that will allow you to communicate effectively across all generations
  • Determine which strategies to use for delegating work to others from differing generations
  • Practice coaching techniques for giving effective feedback across generations

You will benefit by:

  • Understanding how the background/history of each generation has molded how they approach their job
  • Knowing how different generations process information and change
  • Avoiding the tendency to stereotype generations
  • Understanding the current changing workplace demographics

Audience: Anyone wanting to better understand how to work with and communicate across generations

Curriculum Area: performance management, team development and dynamics

Excel Charts and Pivot Tables

Date: 3/26/19
Time: 9 AM-12 PM
Location: Advanced Training Lab 2, Duderstadt Center 3rd Floor
Instructor: Carolyn Newman
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This workshop covers the graphical representation of data in your worksheets, including parts of a chart, types of charts, determining what to chart, changing chart types and layouts, resizing charts, inserting titles and data labels.  Also, we will cover how to insert pictures, shapes and text boxes.  We also will go over how to make pivot charts, which is the visual representation of a pivot table in Excel.

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April

Empowerment Self-Defense Workshop

Date: 4/15/19
Time: 2-4 PM
Location: LEC, 3rd Floor, Johnson Rooms
Instructor: DPSS
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Our self-defense workshop takes a holistic approach to self-protection, emphasizing awareness and assertiveness skills as well as physical and verbal strategies to counter violence. The goal is to leave you better equipped to deal with everything from harassment to potentially violent people to sexual assault. Participants will take part in verbal exercises, physical drills and discussion.

 

How to Prepare for Your Performance Review

Date: 4/18/19
Time: 2-3:30 PM
Location: LEC, 3rd Floor, Johnson Rooms
Instructor: Tina Truskowski
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This session will:

  • Help staff prepare for their annual performance appraisal meeting
  • Provide information to staff performance plans and goal setting.
Access Forms and Reports

 

Date: 4/18/19
Time: 9 AM-12 PM
Location: Advanced Training Lab 2, Duderstadt Center 3rd Floor
Instructor: Carolyn Newman
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Forms are created to enter data into one or more tables in a more appealing format than entering directly into tables.  Much of the data entry and editing is similar and the data can be used to create queries and reports.  Reports are used to display information from a table or query.  The purpose of a report is to show a printed summary of the data.  Therefore, a report is not considered “run” until it is printed.  However, you may open a report and view a “print preview” of the finished product.  You will leave with a much better understanding of this database product.

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