Learning & Development: Employee Track

This learning track offers a wide variety of workshops for all faculty and staff to enhance personal and professional growth. Employees, with their supervisors consent, can use work hours to participate in training offered through Human Resources.

Upcoming Workshops

There are no current upcoming workshops. 

Previous Workshops

Advancing in Classification & Compensation and Career Banding 

Description: This course offers a comprehensive exploration of the evolution of Career Banding, competency profiles, and the distinctions between SHRA and EHRA classifications. Learn about the history and progression of career banding, gain an understanding of the role of HR in the classification realm, and learn to navigate the UNC System Office guidelines. 
Note: this course will not cover entering positions in PeopleAdmin

Presenter: Angela Mahoney
Dates: 
January 24,  10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Location:  
Library - 4th floor
Target Audience:
Employees who have an interest in learning more about the classification/compensation process and those who submit classification/compensation actions.
Workshop Minimum: 
Seven
Workshop Maximum:  
Twenty
Registration Deadline: 
5 p.m. January 22

10 Roadblocks to Supervision

Description:  This course has been created by the UNC System Office.  The course equips supervisors with invaluable strategies to conquer obstacles and thrive in their roles. Discover the keys to overcoming common challenges and chart a course to unparalleled leadership excellence! Supervisors will be given priority for registration. There will be 2 sessions of this workshop offered. Please register for only one.

Presenters (Human Resources, UNC System): 
 Sean Womack - Senior Associate Vice President for Equity, Engagement, and     Employee Relations
 Chris Chiron - Associate Vice President for HR Policy
 Terrence Ishmeal - Employee Relations Programs Manager

Date:  December 7, 2023 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
           December 7, 2023 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Location:  Board Room, Semans Arts and Administration Building (SAAB)
Target Audience:  Supervisors

Retirement Overview

Description: Retirement is a significant milestone that deserves thoughtful consideration and strategic planning. This session is designed to equip you with the general knowledge, tools, and resources you need to navigate this transition.
Presenter:
Lauretta Baldwin
Dates:
November 8, 2023 noon - 1 p.m.
Location: 
Zoom
Workshop Minimum: 
Five
Workshop Maximum:  
Fifty
Registration Deadline:  
5 p.m. November 6, 2023

PeopleAdmin Position Management Training Sessions

Description: HR has transitioned to PeopleAdmin for generating employee actions that were currently handled via HR Forms on the web, (HR forms 101, 201, etc). These are hands-on workshops where you will learn how to generate HR actions using PeopleAdmin.  
Presenter: Aretha Sutton
Dates: November 2, 16 at 1 p.m.
Duration: One Hour
Location: Library - Room 2209 - Computer Lab
Target Audience: Employees who generate/approve HR Action Forms 
Workshop Capacity: 5

HR Canvas Overview

Description:  In this session you will learn how to navigate within the new Recruitment and Onboarding Guide in HR's Canvas environment!  
Presenter: Angela Mahoney, AVC/CHRO
Dates:  October 17 - 3:45 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.                                  
             October 18 - 8: 45 a.m. and 9:30 a.m.
             October 23 - 10:45 a.m., 11: 30 a.m., and 12:00 noon
Duration:  30 minutes
Location:  Computer Lab, Second Floor Library
Workshop Minimum:  Three
Workshop Maximum:  Twelve
Registration Deadline:  5 p.m. October 16

Emotional Intelligence

Description:  Implementing discipline over our emotional life is difficult and requires lifelong practice. Being able to choose to act or respond in a particular manner is preferable to reacting on a consistent basis, yet it is difficult. Enhancing emotional intelligence improves our ability to master our emotional functioning. High emotional intelligence can improve our communications with others, enhance our perception of satisfaction with ourselves and our lives, and increase our productiveness overall.
Presenter: ComPsych Representative
Dates:  October 18, 2023 at 10 a.m.
Duration: One Hour
Location:  Webinar
Target Audience: All Employees 

Open Enrollment Information Session

Description:  As we approach Open Enrollment, this session will focus on upcoming changes to benefits, and walk you through the crucial steps you need to take related to your State Health Plan, NC Flex and Empyrean Benefits. 

Note:  This is an information session only - An announcement of the dates and times of sessions to assist with enrollment will be published in a future MySA.

Presenter: 
Lauretta Baldwin
Dates: 
September 20,  noon - 1 p.m.
Location:  
Zoom
Workshop Minimum:  
Five
Workshop Maximum:  
Fifty
Registration Deadline:  
5 p.m. September 18

Advancing in Classification & Compensation and Career Banding 

Description:  This course offers a comprehensive exploration of the evolution of Career Banding, competency profiles, and the distinctions between SHRA and EHRA classifications. Learn about the history and progression of career banding, gain an understanding of the role of HR in the classification realm, and learn to navigate the UNC System Office guidelines. 

Note: this course will not cover entering positions in PeopleAdmin

Presenter: Angela Mahoney
Dates: 
September 20,  10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Location:  
Library - 4th floor
Target Audience:
 Employees who submit classification/compensation actions
Workshop Minimum:  
Three
Workshop Maximum:  
Twenty
Registration Deadline: 
 5 p.m. September 18

Employee Assistance Program General Overview

Description: Have you ever wondered exactly what an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is, or what services are offered through the program? The General Overview session will explain the various services offered by ComPsych as well as how our employees can contact ComPsych. Be sure to join us for this session for more information!

Presenter: ComPsych Representative
Dates:  September 19,  2023 at 11 a.m.
Duration: One Hour
Location:  Webinar
Target Audience: All Employees 
Workshop Minimum:  Five
Registration Deadline:  5 p.m. September 15

Performance Management Overview

Description:  Human Resources will host an overview session for supervisors on the different components that impact the overall performance cycle, which includes performance planning, off-cycle reviews, how to address performance deficiencies, timely feedback, and proper evaluation tips. Please join us to learn more tips!

Presenter: Camilla Norris
Dates and Times:  June 7 at 2 p.m.
Duration:  One Hour
Location: Library, Room 4209
Target Audience: Supervisors/Managers
Workshop Minimum: Five Employees
Workshop Maximum: Thirty Employees 

Training for Electronic Performance Evaluations offered for Managers and Supervisors

Description: Human Resources is pleased to announce our Go Live for Electronic Performance Evaluations in our People Admin system. All SHRA and EHRA performance plans for FY 23-24 will be completed electronically. Please sign up for a time to train and complete your employees' FY 23-24 performance plan.

Presenter: Camilla Norris
Dates and Times:  May 17 at 2 p.m.
                               June 21 at 2 p.m.
Duration:  One Hour
Location: Library, Room 2209 - Computer Lab
Target Audience: Supervisors/Managers
Workshop Minimum: Five Employees

NEW! Training for Electronic Performance Evaluations offered for Managers and Supervisors

Description: Human Resources is pleased to announce our Go Live for Electronic Performance Evaluations in our People Admin system. All SHRA and EHRA performance plans for FY 23-24 will be completed electronically. Please sign up for a time to train and complete your employees' FY 23-24 performance plan.

Presenter: Camilla Norris
Dates and Times:  March 3, 6, 8, 13, 15, 23, 24, 28 at 12 Noon.
                               March 1, 3, 6, 8, 13, 15, 23, 24, 28 at 1 p.m.
                               March 1, 3, 6, 8, 13, 15, 23, 24, 28 at 2 p.m.
Duration:  One Hour
Location: Library, Room 2209 - Computer Lab
Target Audience: Supervisors/Managers
Workshop Minimum: Five Employees 

Human Resources Wellness Day to be held April 12, 2023

Description: Human Resources is presenting another Staff and Faculty Wellness Day! Please plan to join us on Wednesday, April 12. The Library and Learning Commons will host a variety of fun drop-in activities including crafts, puzzles, and games, print your own poster in the Makerspace and blind date with a book. Other events on campus include chair massages (registration required), karaoke, a drop-in jazz dance class, tie dye shirts and cornhole. Enjoy an Italian ice treat in the afternoon (hosted by Staff Council). Events are throughout the day and all the details are in the flier.  We look forward to seeing you there!

Faculty and Staff Book Study - Having hard conversations: a reading seminar on dialogue, conflict and sustaining community

Description: Faculty and staff are invited to participate in a seminar-style reading group that will highlight the possibility of creating and sustaining community even when deep divisions threaten to overwhelm our best intentions.  We will read a shared text, "High Conflict: Why We Get Trapped and How We Get Out," by Amanda Ripley.  The group will meet for each of the four one hour sessions listed below.  

Presenter: Jill Crainshaw and Jill Lane
Dates: February 21 and 22, 2023 and March 21 and 22, 2023
Time: *New Time* 12 noon - 1 p.m. 
Location: Library, Room 4107
Target Audience: Faculty and Staff*
    *Staff participation serves as Staff Enrichment Time

PeopleAdmin Position Management Training Sessions

Description: As HR transitions to PeopleAdmin for generating employee actions that are currently handled via HR Forms on the web, (HR forms 105, 201, etc) we will be offering a series of hands-on workshops where you will learn how to complete these actions using PeopleAdmin.  If you currently generate or approve HR Action Forms, please sign up for one of the sessions offered in February as we prepare to transition to more efficient processing via PeopleAdmin!

Presenter: Aretha Sutton
Dates:
February  20, 21, or 27 at 1 p.m
            February  23, or 28 at 2 p.m.
Duration:
One Hour
Location:
Library - Room 2209 - Computer Lab
Target Audience:
Employees who generate/approve HR Action Forms 
Workshop Minimum: 
Five attendees
Workshop Capacity:
10

Addressing Employee Performance Issues in a Supportive Way

Description: When addressing performance issues, it can be hard to show employees that you care about and support them, while still being clear about problems and expectations. This session offers tools for having supportive conversations in these challenging situations.

Presenter: ComPsych Representative
Date: February 21, 2023 
Time: 11 a.m. - noon 
Location:  Webinar
Target Audience: All Employees
Workshop Minimum: Five Employees    
Registration Deadline: 5 p.m. February 17, 2023

Human Resources Wellness Day to be held February 17, 2023

Description: Human Resources invites you to participate in a variety of Wellness Day Activities for Faculty and Staff on Friday, February 17.  Activities are planned throughout the day and include a variety of in-person and online workshops, as well as an ice cream social for you to enjoy.  Please review the flier and register for any workshops you wish to attend. We look forward to seeing you there!

Difficult Conversations During Times of Unrest

Description: Millions of people have read about and watched footage from recent tragic events. It’s normal for these events to generate strong feelings that can carry over to conversations at home and in the workplace. Conversations about polarizing issues can be tense or even destructive, but avoiding such conversations is not always a good solution. In this webinar, we discuss ways to have healthy discussions about polarizing topics without damaging your important relationships.

Presenter:  ComPsych Representative
Date:  Nov. 8, 2022
Time:  11 a.m.
Duration: One Hour
Location:  Webinar
Target Audience: All employees 
Workshop Minimum:  Five attendees
Workshop Capacity: 150
Registration Deadline: 5 p.m. Nov. 4, 2022

Mental Health Awareness for Leaders

Description: Managing individuals who may be struggling with stress, anxiety, depression and other mental health concerns can be a difficult balancing act. Your role is to manage performance and to bring out the best in your workforce, but accomplishing this often requires you to express concern and support when employees struggle emotionally. Managers often feel uncomfortable in this aspect of their role and may lack the important skills of “emotional management.” This course covers ways employees may present their distress and offers insights and strategies on forging supportive empathic alliances within the role of manager. The session also identifies common mistakes managers make in responding to employees in distress and explains communication skills that express support and convey positive expectancy. Participants are also given information on how to refer employees to the Employee Assistance Program.

Presenter:  ComPsych Representative
Date:  October 12, 2022
Time:  10 a.m.
Duration: One Hour
Location:  Webinar
Target Audience: All employees 
Workshop Minimum:  Five attendees
Workshop Capacity: 150
Registration Deadline: 5 p.m. October 7, 2022

Preventing Employee Burnout

Description: Burnout is a growing concern for many employers, as it can impact morale, employee retention, work productivity and more. In this session, we describe the signals that leaders can watch for and introduce strategies to help them prevent burnout from impacting the workforce.

Presenter:  ComPsych Representative
Date:  Sept. 7, 2022
Time:  11 a.m.
Duration: One Hour
Location:  Webinar
Target Audience: All employees 
Workshop Minimum:  Five attendees
Workshop Capacity: 150
Registration Deadline: 5 p.m. Sept. 2, 2022

ComPsych General Overview

Description: Have you ever wondered exactly what Employee Assistance Program (EAP) services are and what services are offered through the program? The General Overview session will explain the various services offered by ComPsych and indicates how our employees can contact ComPsych. Be sure to join us for this session to learn more information!

Presenter:  Kristi Jackson
Date:  Aug. 30, 2022
Time:  10 a.m.
Duration: One Hour
Location:  Zoom Session
Target Audience: All employees 
Workshop Minimum:  Five attendees
Workshop Capacity: 150
Registration Deadline: 5 p.m. Aug 26, 2022

Cultivating High-Performance Teams

Description: Every leader wants to help their team reach its full potential. High-performance is not an outcome, but a by-product of mission, vision, and environment. This workshop will help leaders and supervisors understand the role they play in the communication of mission, creating a vision, and cultivating work environments to create highly effective teams.
Presenter
Monica Gillette
Date: 
Jan. 26, 2022
Time: 
1 p.m.
Duration:
One Hour
Location:
Zoom Session
Target Audience:
All employees 
Workshop Minimum:
Five attendees
Workshop Capacity:
150
Registration Deadline:
5 p.m. Jan. 21, 2022

Group Dynamics

Description: Every team comes with its own challenges, whether it’s a newly formed group or a long-standing committee. Using the True Colors Framework, participants will gain a better understanding of what drives the four dominant personalities in the workplace and how to strategically pair teams to ensure group effectiveness. By understanding ourselves and others better, leaders can help teams overcome common challenges that arise from natural personality differences and values centers. 
Prerequisite materials will be sent to those who register.

Presenter:  Monica Gillette
Date:  Jan. 21, 2022
T
ime:  11 a.m.
Duration: 
One Hour
Location:  Zoom Session
Target Audience: All employees 
Workshop Minimum:  Five attendees
Workshop Capacity: 150
Registration Deadline: 5 p.m. Jan. 18, 2022

Emotional Intelligence

Description: Emotions can be our greatest asset but without self-management and empathy, they can also become our greatest liability. This workshop will highlight why emotional intelligence is vital in the workplace and how your emotions and the emotions of others increase your effectiveness. We will discuss strategies for managing your own emotions as well as tips for how to recognize and empathize with others.

Presenter:  Monica Gillette
Date:  Dec. 7, 2021
T
ime:  11 a.m.
Duration: 
One Hour
Location:  Zoom Session
Target Audience: All employees 
Workshop Minimum:  Five attendees
Workshop Capacity: 150
Registration Deadline: 5 p.m. Dec. 6, 2021

Giving Constructive Feedback

Description: Whether you are responsible for leading a team and providing performance appraisals or whether you just need to talk to a co-worker about missed expectations, giving constructive feedback can be challenging. Using the text Radical Candor by Kim Scott, this workshop will discuss the foundation of the Care Personally, Challenge Directly framework and how supervisors and co-workers can use this model to share feedback in the workplace. Participants will also have the opportunity to practice sharing feedback in pairs utilizing practical scenarios.

Presenter:  Monica Gillette
Date:  Nov. 16, 2021
T
ime:  1 p.m.
Duration: 
One Hour
Location:  Zoom Session
Target Audience: All employees 
Workshop Minimum:  Five attendees
Workshop Capacity: 150
Registration Deadline: 5 p.m. Nov. 15

Time Management

Description: We can't put more hours in a day! This workshop will present tips and ideas on how to better manage these 24 hours. We will discuss setting priorities and goals and rewarding yourself for being a better organized YOU!

Presenter:  Deb Carley
Date:  October 13
T
ime:  3 p.m.
Duration: 
One Hour
Location:  Zoom Session
Target Audience: All employees 
Workshop Minimum:  Five attendees
Workshop Capacity: No maximum 
Registration Deadline: 5 p.m. October 12 

Interviewing for Success

Description: This workshop is designed not only for hiring supervisors but for employees looking to explore different career opportunities. Learn how to make the interview process more relevant to the position you are recruiting and/or exploring.  We will discuss how to develop questions, keep it legal, and utilize past experiences to predict future behaviors.

Presenter:  Deb Carley
Dates and Times:  Sept. 23, 2021 2 p.m.
Duration: One Hour
Location:  Zoom Session
Target Audience: All employees 
Workshop Capacity: No maximum 
Registration Deadline: 5 p.m. Sept. 20

Unconscious Bias

Description: We all hold biases of which we aren’t aware. Many of these biases are necessary to make quick decisions as we go about our day—which street to avoid when driving or walking, what to do when we see an animal on a hike, which financial institution to do banking. While these biases aid us in making these decisions, they can also leave out part of the story, leading to a society where everyone is operating from their own viewpoint. This workshop will allow us to discover our biases and their impact.

Presenter:  ComPsych Representative
Date:  Sept. 28, 2021          
Time: 2 to 3 p.m.       
Duration: One Hour
Location:  Zoom Session
Target Audience: All employees 
Workshop Capacity: 150 participants 
Registration Deadline: 5 p.m. Sept. 23, or upon reaching enrollment capacity

Family Medical Leave (FMLA)

Description:  FMLA - Understanding FMLA & intermittent leave. When employees need to attend to seriously ill children, parents, or to newly-born or adopted infants, or even to their own serious illness, employees need reassurance that they will not have to choose between job security and personal needs at home. This training will identify how to recognize coverage and eligibility requirements of employees, identify the responsibilities of employers, deal with employees in accordance with FMLA, implement best practices and be aware of interactions with other laws.

Presenter:  Keyona McNeill, Benefits and Leave Manager
Date:  July 27, 2021
Time:  1:00 p.m.
Duration: One Hour
Location:  Zoom Session
Target Audience: All employees 
Workshop Capacity: 300 participants 
Registration Deadline: 5 p.m. July 23, or upon reaching enrollment capacity

Employee Assistance Program General Overview

Description: Have you ever wondered exactly what an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is, or what services are offered through the program? The General Overview session will explain the various services offered by ComPsych as well as how our employees can contact ComPsych. Be sure to join us for this session for more information!

Presenter:  ComPsych Representative
Dates and Times:

  • Sept. 8, 2021, from 2 to 3 p.m.
  • Sept. 9, 2021, from 11 a.m. to noon

Duration: One Hour
Location:  Zoom Session
Target Audience: All employees 
Workshop Capacity: 150 participants 
Registration Deadline: 5 p.m. Sept. 2, or upon reaching enrollment capacity

Work-Life Balance

Description: How do you maintain your quality of life? Does work override your life? Do you have time for your personal life? Has COVID changed how you manage your time? This workshop will provide tips and ideas to help you gain some control of the 24 hours you have in a day. 

Presenter:  Deb Carley
Dates and Times:  Sept. 14, 2021 9 a.m.
Duration: One Hour
Location:  Zoom Session
Target Audience: All employees 
Workshop Capacity: No maximum 
Registration Deadline: 5 p.m. Sept. 9

Civility in the Workplace

Description: The prevalence and costs of incivility are on the rise in organizations. When employees are exposed to incivility in the workplace, they experience diminished self-control, which in turn creates increased incivility toward co-workers. Incivility does not involve openly hostile behavior, threats or sabotage and therefore doesn’t warrant the same legal attention or sanctions as other forms of mistreatment, such as harassment. Incivility could be as simple as a sarcastic reply to a co-worker’s comment or a perceived rude sentence in an email. This session will help you understand why we act less civil today and give some suggestions for making sure you don’t exhibit behaviors that are uncivil.

Presenter:  ComPsych Representative
Date:  Sept. 16, 2021
Time:  3 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Duration: One Hour
Location:  Zoom Session
Target Audience: All employees 
Workshop Capacity: 150 participants 
Registration Deadline: 5 p.m. Sept. 13, or upon reaching enrollment capacity