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Human Resource Services (HRS)

edu@uvm — a Signature Staff Development Event

Frequently Asked Questions

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What is edu@uvm?

edu@uvm is a three-day learning event offering more than 30 workshops for UVM employees to attend free of charge. The 60- to 180-minute sessions are presented by staff, faculty, and community members. This event brings together colleagues from across campus to share knowledge and cultivate skills that will positively impact their work life.

Will there be refreshments?

In previous years, we have secured a monetary donation to provide breakfast during the keynote address. We anticipate that this will happen again this year. Unfortunately we will not be providing any food or drink during the learning sessions. You are welcome of course to bring your own — every place but the computer labs. Remember that edu@uvm takes place during Spring Break and dining service on campus is limited.

How do I register for a workshop?

Registration is through PeopleSoft HR. Log in and go to Main Menu > Self Service > Learning and Development > Request Training Enrollment. Select "Search by Course Number." Search for a specific course code OR type in "edu" and hit the Search button to bring up all the edu@uvm workshops.

What's the best way to get the sessions I want?

  1. Recognize that some sessions will fill quickly, so don't wait to register.
  2. Read through the Workshop Descriptions thoroughly, so you understand what to expect from each workshop.
  3. Look over the Program Schedule very carefully. Notice that there are overlapping sessions, so you will need to be especially attentive to choose only the sessions that you can attend.
  4. After you've registered, take the time to put the sessions on your calendar and set a reminder for each one.

What about wait-lists?

Sessions are limited in size based on the room and/or presenter preferences. If a particular session is full, we highly encourage you to go ahead and register and check the box to be put on the wait-list, for two reasons:

  • It's not unusual for people to cancel. If they do, we will register those next in line on the wait-list and notify them via email.
  • If enough people are on the wait-list, we will work to schedule another session of the workshop, if possible. (If it's not possible, knowing how many participants wanted to register will help with our planning for next year!)

How will I know where sessions are held?

After you register, you will receive an e-mail confirming your registration and telling you where your session will be held. You will receive a separate e-mail for each class. You will also receive a reminder e-mail on the Thursday prior to your session and that e-mail will confirm the session location including room number.

Sessions are generally clustered around central campus: Billings, Old Mill, and Lafayette. The opening session will be held in the Davis Center.

You can also see session locations and start and end times in your Training Summary. To locate your Training Summary, log into PeopleSoft HR and go to Main Menu > Self Service > Learning and Development > Training Summary.

If I think there may be a seat, can I just show up?

Please don't show up unless you have a firm registration. If your name is on the wait-list, we will make every effort to contact you if a seat becomes available. (We will be taking attendance at each of the sessions.)

If I registered but am not able to make the session, what should I do?

Please cancel as soon as possible by e-mailing Last-minute cancellations may call 656-5800. Please help us honor those on wait-lists by letting us know of changes to your schedule as soon as they occur. (Unfortunately, although registration is accomplished through PeopleSoft HR, there is no way to cancel a registration in the system. You must e-mail Professional Development & Training or call to cancel.)

What if I need special accommodations?

If you need special accommodations for any of the sessions, please indicate that in the comment box during PeopleSoft registration. If something comes up after you've registered, please e-mail

What if I have more questions?

We're working really hard to put together a quality program with lots of solid opportunities for personal and professional development. We're hopeful that you'll be able to participate and that you'll find your workshop(s) really useful. We value your feedback (you'll have the opportunity to evaluate each workshop online, after the event) and we encourage you to drop us a note if you have any questions:



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