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Center for Training & Professional Development

Spring 2017 Schedule

To register for training: call 753-9192 or email: hrtraining@niu.edu
Training is open to all faculty, staff and students.

FO = Founders Library
HR = Human Resource Services Building
HSC = Holmes Student Center


February

Workshop

Logistics

COPING WITH AND HELPING EMPLOYEES HANDLE WORKPLACE CHANGE - This workshop, which has a focus on NIU supervisors, managers, or department leadership will identify some of the emotional factors which employees experience when facing times of change.  Discussion will also include ways to help employees manage these change transitions. Presented by Brian Smith, Director, and Lesley Gilbert, Assistant Director, Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and Training Programs Thursday, February 9th
10:00 a.m. - Noon
HSC Room 406
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 Programs Thursday, February 16th
10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
HSC Room 406
USCIS RECENTLY UPDATED I-9 FORM - This training will cover details on when and how to complete the new I-9 Form.  We will cover the form, section by section and go over the changes and will review the list of acceptable documents.  We will also point out the common mistakes made by employees and employers when completing this form.  Time will be allotted for questions and answers on the form.  Presented by Noor Harrison, Human Resource Services Thursday, February 23rd
10:00 a.m. - Noon
HSC Room 406
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 Tuesday, February 28th
10:00 a.m. - Noon
HSC Room 406

March

Workshop

Logistics

COPING WITH CHANGE IN THE WORKPLACE - This workshop, intended for NIU employees, will identify some of the emotional factors which employees experience when facing times of change.  Discussion will also include ways to help employees can help themselves and one another process and handle change in the workplace.  Presented by Brian Smith, Director, Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and Training Programs Thursday, March 2nd
10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
HSC Room 406
TRANSGENDER INCLUSION IN THE WORKPLACE: WHAT TO KNOW - In this informational session, employees will learn key concepts and best practices on creating a work environment that is inclusive to all genders.  We will center information around transgender identities, sharing strategies for a respectful and positive work environment.  NIU polices, inclusive language, and mistake recovery will be covered, along with time for Q&A.  Presented by Molly Holmes, Director of the Gender & Sexuality Resource Center (GSRC) Friday, March 10th
10:00 a.m. - Noon
HSC Room 406
RESUME 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 Tuesday, March 21st
10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
HSC Room 406
HOW TO SAY IT: COMMUNICATING WITHOUT CONFLICT - During this workshop participants will learn some tips and tricks to communicate with colleagues without bringing conflict to discussions.  Brian will review some basics behind communication, review how messages can become distorted, ways we perceive communication, and offer tips on how to have more effective interpersonal communication. Presented by Brian Smith, Director, Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and Training Programs Monday, March 27th
10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
HSC Room 406

April

Workshop

Logistics

MANAGING AND HANDLING CASH - This workshop is designed for staff with direct responsibility for handing 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 Tuesday, April 18th
10:00 a.m. - Noon
HSC 406

May

Workshop

Logistics

MOTIVATING AND RECOGNIZING EMPLOYEES - In trying financial times, it can be difficult to keep employees motivated and feeling appreciated in the workplace.  Research has shown that money is not the only factor in motivating and recognizing employees.  We will share ideas and brainstorm ideas to provide recognition to your employees. Presented by Brian Smith, Director, and Lesley Gilbert, Assistant Director, Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and Training Programs Tuesday, May 16th
10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
HSC 406


Training is open to all faculty, staff and students
Questions / Issues: call 753-9192 or email: hrtraining@niu.edu