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Spring 2018 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. 


Please register for training in advance so we have enough materials for all attendees:


January

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, Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and Training Center Tues., January 30th
10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
HSC Room 406

February

Workshop

Logistics

Fear: Re-training Your Brain - During this training, participants will gain an understanding of the origins of their fears and the ways in which we can manage fear. With a focus on the brain and our behaviors, the training discusses a process by which you can alter the way your brain responds to fear both in the moment and in the future. Presented by Brian Smith, Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and Training Center Thurs., February 8th
10 a.m. - 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, Gender & Sexuality Resource Center (GSRC) Thurs., February 22nd
10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
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 Wed., February 28th
10 a.m. - Noon
HSC Room 406

March

Workshop

Logistics

Résumé 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, University Writing Center Tues., March 6th
2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
HSC Room 406
Tips for Supervisors - The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) has developed a training and coaching program for all new and experienced supervisors. This training is open to all supervisors and individuals who are seeking to someday be in the supervisor role. The training session will offer information and tips around an approach to supervising staff with a focus on communication, motivation, and teamwork.  Presented by: Brian Smith, Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and Training Center Thurs., March 8th
2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
HSC Room 406
I-9 Training: USCIS Updated I-9 Form - This training will cover details on when and how to complete the 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 Wed., March 21st
2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
HSC Room 406
Combat Conflict - Conflict is normal and exists in every area of our lives. It 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, Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and Training Programs Thurs., March 22nd
2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m..
HSC Room 406

April

Workshop

Logistics

Difficult Conversations with Colleagues - Managers, team members, and employees need to conduct difficult conversations at some time or another; a conversation that, if it took place, would improve life at the office for ourselves and for everyone else on our team. Although difficult conversations cannot be avoided, they can be successfully managed to achieve positive outcomes. Presented by: Savili Ngovo Williams, Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and Training Programs Tues., April 3rd
10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
HSC Room 406
Appreciation in the Workplace - Based on the book The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace, this four part workshop series will review the need for appreciation, teach the “5 Languages of Appreciation”, and will share how to apply the principles in daily work life. Requirements: Registration is limited to 10 employees who must be registered by Thursday, March 15, 2018. Each workshop is progressive in nature, with activities, skills, and discussion in the first workshop continued into future ones, participants will not be able to join after the first session has begun.  Presented by: Lesley Gilbert, Assistant Director, Employee Assistance Program (EAP) & Training Center and “Appreciation at Work” Certified Facilitator. Thurs.,
April 5, 12, 19,  and 26th
10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
HSC Room 406
Fear: Re-training Your Brain - During this training, participants will gain an understanding of the origins of their fears and the ways in which we can manage fear. With a focus on the brain and our behaviors, the training discusses a process by which you can alter the way your brain responds to fear both in the moment and in the future. Presented by Brian Smith, Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and Training Center Wed., April 11th
10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
HSC University Suite
Copyright: Why We Need to Be Aware - This workshop will cover the basics of what materials are copyrighted and the use of copyrighted materials. The origins of copyright will be addressed. There will be time for Q&A at the end of the presentation. Presented by Rebecca Hunt, Associate Professor, Educational Technology, Research, & Assessment Mon., April 16th
10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m..
HSC Room 406
Tips for Supervisors - The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) has developed a training and coaching program for all new and experienced supervisors. This training is open to all supervisors and individuals who are seeking to someday be in the supervisor role. The training session will offer information and tips around an approach to supervising staff with a focus on communication, motivation, and teamwork.  Presented by: Brian Smith, Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and Training Center Wed., April 25th
10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m..
HSC Clara Sperling Skyroom

May

Workshop

Logistics

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 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-registrations is required as the class is limited to 20 participants.)  Presented by Jeffrey Cowles, Fire Safety Officer II, Environmental Health & Safety Tues., May 1st
2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
HSC Room 406
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 an exercise that will require an office desk area assessment in advance of the workshop with presenter. Therefore pre-registration is required by Monday, April 2, 2018, as the workshop is limited to 12 participants.)  Presented by Scott Mooberry, Environmental Health & Safety Wed., May 2nd
2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
HSC Room 406
Difficult Conversations with Colleagues - Managers, team members, and employees need to conduct difficult conversations at some time or another; a conversation that, if it took place, would improve life at the office for ourselves and for everyone else on our team. Although difficult conversations cannot be avoided, they can be successfully managed to achieve positive outcomes. Presented by: Savili Ngovo Williams, Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and Training Programs Thurs., May 17th
2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
HSC Room 406


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