Workshop Registration

2018-2019 Workshops

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

 

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
Session Full. Please email ksellswo@umich.edu to join the waitlist.

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
Session Full. Please email ksellswo@umich.edu to join the waitlist.

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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