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Human Resource Services

Fall 2014 Workshops


To register for workshops: Call 753-6039 or Email: hrstraining@niu.edu

Workshops are open to all faculty, staff and students.


HSC = Holmes Student Center
HR = Human Resource Services Building

October

WorkshopLogistics
MANAGING & HANDLING CASH - This workshop is designed for staff with direct responsibility for handling and depositing cash and for those who manage cash operations. The session will cover procedures for handling currency, checks, and credit card transactions, issuing cash receipts, and depositing cash. We will also discuss general guidelines for achieving internal control over cash transactions, including separation of duties and other checks and balances. Presented by Kathleen Clark, Internal Audit; Nyoka Polyak, Treasury Operations Tuesday, October 14th
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
HSC Heritage Room
WEATHER SAFETY 101: WHAT YOU REALLY NEED TO KNOW - Come learn from NIU's Meteorologist tips and advice to help you be prepared for Illinois' ever-changing weather. Special focus will be given to preparing for the upcoming winter months, spring storms, and tornado readiness. Please bring your own pencil and notepad to take notes. Presented by Gilbert Sebenste, Environmental Health & Safety Wednesday, October 15th
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
HSC Heritage Room
RESOLVING CONFLICT - This workshop will suggest ways to handle conflict in healthy ways that contribute to mutual respect, open communication and professional growth. Participants will learn about conflict styles, and practice setting boundaries, effective conflict strategies, self-management, and ways to move toward positive resolution. Presented by Sarah Klaper, Ombudsperson & Toni Tollerud, Counseling, Adult & Higher Education Tuesday, October 21st
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
HSC 306
FROM CARDS TO CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING - In the university community we work with students and colleagues from many different cultures and backgrounds. Through an enjoyable card game, intercultural facilitators provide an experience in communicating across cultural boundaries. They also explore techniques and strategies to bridge such differences and work more effectively with persons from diverse backgrounds. Facilitated by Deborah Pierce, Sim Chin, Stephanie Brown, Pam Rosenberg, Arezou Kashani , International Affairs and International Training Office Thursday, October 23rd
1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
HSC Heritage Room
COPING WITH CHANGE IN THE ACADEMIC WORKPLACE - Are you a person who embraces change at work, or is it something that feels overwhelming? In an ever-changing workplace, all of us need to use a range of coping and self-management strategies to deal with such issues as reorganization, changes in personnel or management, addressing enrollment challenges and adjusting to new demands in our jobs. This workshop is for the faculty or staff member who is seeking to enhance their skills in coping with, and navigating change. The workshop will include interactive exercises. Presented by Lesley Gilbert and Deborah Haliczer, Human Resource Services Friday, October 24th
2:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
HSC Room 306
or
Wednesday, November 19th
9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
HSC Heritage Room
TITLE IX EDUCATION AND AWARENESS - NIU has the responsibility to be in compliance with all Title IX education and awareness. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is a comprehensive federal law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in any federally funded education program or activity. This training will provide a brief overview of the Non-Discrimination/Sexual Harassment policy, and the Title IX policy. Information will also be provided on employee responsibility, consent, sexual misconduct terminology, resources, complaint process, and more. The session is open to all NIU employees and students. Presented by AADR Tuesday, October 28th
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
HR 178
SERVING OUR "CUSTOMERS" WHILE TAKING CARE OF OURSELVES - All NIU faculty and staff play a critical role in teaching, mentoring and caring for our students and colleagues. Balancing this focus on "high touch" services to our students, and maintaining collegial workplace relations happens while coping with multiple work demands and a sense of "doing more with less." This workshop addresses techniques of providing excellent service to our students and colleagues, while managing stress and multiple demands. Presented by Lesley Gilbert and Deborah Haliczer, Human Resource Services Thursday, October 30th
2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
HSC Room 306
or
Tuesday, November 18th
2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
HSC Room 406

November

WorkshopLogistics
ORIENTING YOUR EMPLOYEES FOR CAREER SUCCESS - One of a supervisor's main responsibilities is orienting new employees to the job and department. This workshop connects employee orientation to effective training and performance. By developing a clear plan for orientation, supervisors can motivate their employees and create a positive work environment. Presented by Sarah Bailey, Department of Psychology; Deborah Haliczer, Human Resource Services Monday, November 3rd
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
HSC Heritage Room
AFFIRMATIVE ACTION: GUIDELINES FOR CONDUCTING AN EFFICIENT AND SUCCESSFUL SEARCH - This workshop will cover the Affirmative Action guidelines and best practices for recruiting, interviewing, and hiring Faculty, Supportive Professional Staff (SPS), and Civil Service employees. The purpose of this session is to provide educational tools, resources, and best practices on how to recruit diverse faculty and staff, the Affirmative Action Hiring Process, and Equal Employment Opportunity. Faculty Development will also provide tips and resources for using Blackboard in the recruiting process. The session is open to all NIU employees; however, it will be most beneficial for employees who are responsible for completing the hiring paperwork, participating on search committees, serving as the Chair of search committees, or serving as the hiring official for the search process. Presented by AADR Wednesday, November 5th
8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
HR 178
WORKING EFFECTIVELY WITH COWORKERS FROM DIFFERENT AGE GROUPS - Interactions between employees of different ages can often be negatively influenced by stereotypes that can lead to miscommunication and disagreements among employees. The goal of this workshop is to better understand generational differences and increase awareness of age-related miscommunication to develop more productive working relationships among employees of different ages. This presentation will offer information to reduce age-stereotyping as well as an interactive discussion to explore the ins and outs of effective relationships with coworkers of all ages. Presented by: Elora Voyles and Elizabeth Hanrahan, Department of Psychology Thursday, November 6th
2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
HSC Heritage Room
A GUIDE TO CULTIVATING TEAM WHILE MAINTAINING OFFICE ROLES, EFFICIENCY, AND PRODUCTIVITY - How do you help the folks in your office or department feel that they are valuable members of a team, while at the same time maintaining your authority as a supervisor or maintaining your own productivity? This interactive, hands-on workshop will focus on helping supervisors and other campus leaders cultivate and capitalize on the feeling of working together as a TEAM, compare team approaches to other leadership styles, and determine when each style is most appropriate. Presented by Deborah Haliczer, Human Resource Services; Sarah Klaper, Ombudsperson Friday, November 14th
2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m
HSC Room 406
SERVING OUR "CUSTOMERS" WHILE TAKING CARE OF OURSELVES - All NIU faculty and staff play a critical role in teaching, mentoring and caring for our students and colleagues. Balancing this focus on "high touch" services to our students, and maintaining collegial workplace relations happens while coping with multiple work demands and a sense of "doing more with less." This workshop addresses techniques of providing excellent service to our students and colleagues, while managing stress and multiple demands. Presented by Lesley Gilbert and Deborah Haliczer, Human Resource Services Tuesday, November 18th
2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
HSC Room 406
or
Thursday, October 30th
2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
HSC Room 306
COPING WITH CHANGE IN THE ACADEMIC WORKPLACE - Are you a person who embraces change at work, or is it something that feels overwhelming? In an ever-changing workplace, all of us need to use a range of coping and self-management strategies to deal with such issues as reorganization, changes in personnel or management, addressing enrollment challenges and adjusting to new demands in our jobs. This workshop is for the faculty or staff member who is seeking to enhance their skills in coping with, and navigating change. The workshop will include interactive exercises. Presented by Lesley Gilbert and Deborah Haliczer, Human Resource Services Wednesday, November 19th
9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
HSC Heritage Room
or
Friday, October 24th
2:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
HSC Room 306

Ongoing and Special Events

WorkshopLogistics
STUDENT EMPLOYMENT POLICIES AND PROCEDURES - Policies and procedures involved in hiring a student employee, including all paperwork used in the hiring process will be covered. This session is designed both for staff who are new to student employment paperwork and those who would like a review. Call 753-1394 for an appointment

ACCESS 2010 Training - conducted by ITS

To register for any of these four classes go to Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)

WorkshopLogistics
ACCESS I - This 90-minute workshop is for those who are new to Access or would like a refresher. Through lecture, demonstration and guided hands-on practice, participants will be introduced to database concepts, terminology, and objects. Participants will learn how to create a simple one-table database to enter and edit data. Then, using wizard tools, participants will create a data entry form, query, and report. October 14th
9:30 - 11:00 a.m.
or
November 18th
1:30 - 3:00 p.m.
Founders Memorial Library - classroom 293
ACCESS II - This 2-hour workshop is for those who have completed Access I, or who have some knowledge of Access including terminology, creating the four object types, and entering/editing data. Through lecture, demonstration and guided hands-on exercises, this class will build on skills introduced in Part I. Participants will learn how to use design view to customize objects including layout, headers, themes, colors, fonts, and logos. Participants will be introduced to database relationships by creating a simple relationship between two tables. October 16th
9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
or
November 20th
1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Founders Memorial Library - classroom 293

 


Family Fun

"Walk & Roll for Mobility" fundraiser for Voluntary Action Center (VAC).
For more information call Creative Therapeutics (815)758-5508.
Saturday, October 18th, Check in time 8:00 a.m.

Annual Employee Flu Shots

Wednesday, October 29th, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.,Entrance - West end of HSC Ballroom