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Center for Training & Professional Development

 

Fall 2017 Schedule

The following schedule contains workshops that include topics on Manager / Supervisor Development, Professional Development, Personal Development and NIU Processes and Procedures. Training is open to all faculty, staff and students. 

To register for training:


HSC = Holmes Student Center


September

Workshop

Logistics

POSITIVELY NIU: MAKING EVERY INTERACTION COUNT - 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, Assistant Director, Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and Training Center Tues., September 12th
10:00 a.m. - Noon
HSC Room 506
COPING WITH CHANGE - This workshop is for all NIU employees and will offer information and tips on how you can better understand and respond to change. This will include identifying and understanding the emotions you experience during these times while engaging participants in a discussion of ways that they can help themselves and each other successfully navigate change. Presented by Brian Smith, Director, Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and Training Center Thurs., September 14th
10:00 a.m. - Noon
HSC Room 506
MANAGING AND 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 Christine Monteiro, Sandra Fasnacht, Internal Audit; Nyoka Polyak, Treasury Operations Tues., September 19th
10:00 a.m. - Noon
HSC Room 506
EAP 101 - What is EAP you might ask? Come and join us for an overview and discussion about the Employee Assistance Program and what we can do to support and assist Faculty, Staff and their family members at NIU. You will learn more about our coaching for supervisors, advising staff with career planning, training on a variety of topics, counseling for individuals and family members our office and wellness events. Presented by Brian Smith, Director, Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and Training Center Tues., September 26th
10:00 a.m. - Noon
HSC Room 506
COMBAT CONFLICT - Conflict is normal and exists in every area of our lives; and can disrupt the normalcy and quality of life by generating fear and uncertainty. Conflict can also bring about positive growth and awareness as we engage with others. This training helps you to understand conflict, recognize personal attitudes about conflict, understand that the solution to conflict lies within you and gives you tools to deal effectively with difficult situations.  Presented by Savili Ngovo Williams, Counselor, Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and Training Center Fri., September 29th
10:00 a.m. - Noon
HSC Room 506

October

Workshop

Logistics

RESUME AND COVER LETTER WRITING - Whether you need to prepare your first résumé or want to brush up on your résumé writing skills, during this workshop participants will review writing tips so you can prepare a grammatically correct résumé. Bring a copy of your current résumé to the workshop, so you can ask questions. The first hour of the workshop will be the résumé writing overview, the last half hour will be for Q&A. Presented by Gail Jacky, Director, University Writing Center Mon., October 2nd
2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
HSC Room 506
FIRE SAFETY TRAINING - This course will include training on identifying fire safety concerns within your building and how to mitigate them. During the classroom session, we will also discuss the different classifications of portable fire extinguishers and their proper use. The training will conclude with participants getting hands-on training with portable fire extinguishers. (Pre-registration is required as the class is limited to 20 participants.)  Presented by Jeffrey Cowles, Fire Safety Officer II, Environmental Health & Safety Tues., October 3rd
2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
HSC Room 506
MANAGE YOUR LIFE - Stress is a normal part of everyone’s life and can have both negative and positive effects. This training provides a quick orientation to stress, what it is, how to recognize it in yourself and how to manage it both short term and long term.  Presented by Savili Ngovo Williams, Counselor, Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and Training Center Fri., October 6th
2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
HSC Room 506
(REALISTIC) POSITIVITY AS A LEADERSHIP SKILL - Life at work has been a “challenge” recently, hasn’t it? Many of those frustrations are out of our control, which makes them even more frustrating. However, being in a state of perpetual frustration isn’t good for your physical or mental health, or for your professional development. So, how do we take control over ourselves and our environments as much as possible to return to a positive work environment? How do we channel those frustrations into positive change? This workshop will explore positivity in our personal and professional lives, effective ways to work toward positive systemic change, and how each of us can be a leader to change our work environments for the better. We don’t have to wait for the state or our supervisors to create a good environment. Instead, let’s take control over what we can to make life at NIU better for us all! Presented by Sarah Klaper, University Ombudsperson, Office of the Ombudsperson Tues., October 10th
2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
HSC Room 506
OFFICE ERGONOMICS WORKSHOP - During this workshop, participants will get a basic introduction into the basic principles of office ergonomics, identify risk factors that may contribute to injury, learn how to adjust your workstation to achieve comfort and neutral postures, and get an overview of the office ergonomic assessment request process. (PLEASE NOTE: This interactive workshop will involve a class exercise that will require collaboration in advance of the workshop with participants. Therefore pre-registration is required by Friday, September 15, 2017, as the workshop is limited to 12 participants.) Presented by Scott Mooberry, Director, Environmental Health & Safety Wed., October 25th
2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
HSC Room 506
POSITIVELY NIU: MAKING EVERY INTERACTION COUNT - 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, Assistant Director, Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and Training Center Tues., October 31st
2:00 - 4:00 p.m..
HSC Room 506

November

Workshop

Logistics

EFFECTIVE EVALUATION - This workshop deals with principles and processes of employee evaluation, developing and communicating performance expectations, engaging in ongoing dialogue with employees on performance expectations and goals, and preparing for evaluation.  Presented by Lesley Gilbert, Assistant Director, Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and Training Programs Thurs., November 9th
10:00 a.m. - Noon
HSC Room 506
COMBAT CONFLICT - Conflict is normal and exists in every area of our lives; and can disrupt the normalcy and quality of life by generating fear and uncertainty. Conflict can also bring about positive growth and awareness as we engage with others. This training helps you to understand conflict, recognize personal attitudes about conflict, understand that the solution to conflict lies within you and gives you tools to deal effectively with difficult situations.  Presented by Savili Ngovo Williams, Counselor, Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and Training Center Wed., November 15th
1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
HSC Glidden Room
EAP 101 - What is EAP you might ask? Come and join us for an overview and discussion about the Employee Assistance Program and what we can do to support and assist Faculty, Staff and their family members at NIU. You will learn more about our coaching for supervisors, advising staff with career planning, training on a variety of topics, counseling for individuals and family members our office and wellness events.  Presented by Brian Smith, Director, Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and Training Center Mon., November 20th
1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
HSC Glidden Room
COPING WITH CHANGE - This workshop is for all NIU employees and will offer information and tips on how you can better understand and respond to change. This will include identifying and understanding the emotions you experience during these times while engaging participants in a discussion of ways that they can help themselves and each other successfully navigate change. Presented by Brian Smith, Director, Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and Training Center Tues., November 28th
1:00 - 3:00 p.m..
HSC Glidden Room

December

Workshop

Logistics

MANAGE YOUR LIFE - Stress is a normal part of everyone’s life and can have both negative and positive effects. This training provides a quick orientation to stress, what it is, how to recognize it in yourself and how to manage it both short term and long term. Presented by Savili Ngovo Williams, Counselor, Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and Training Center Tues., December 5th
10:00 a.m. - Noon
HSC Room 506


Training is open to all faculty, staff and students
Questions / Issues: call 753-9191 or email: hrtraining@niu.edu