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Are you looking to increase your professional effectiveness?  The Professional Effectiveness Classes mentioned below will assist you in these areas.
 

Class Calendar

 

Burnout is Real: How to Take Action to Protect Yourself and Your Job

Facilitator: Invest EAP
Audience:  All interested employees
Time:  1 Hour
PeopleSoft Code: COM076

Level of Instruction: Introductory
Prerequisites: None

Description:  Job burnout is a special type of work-related stress — it often shows up as avoidance or anxiety around our work, cynicism, feelings of dread, or a sharp lack of motivation or concentration. If left unaddressed, burnout can take a serious toll on our overall quality of life. There’s good news: burnout is both preventable and treatable, often without switching jobs! Our workshop will include a self-assessment for burnout risk factors, prevention strategies, and how to handle burnout once it’s started.

 

Campus Sustainability Series: Investing With Your Values

Facilitator: Charles Schnitzlein, Professor, Grossman School of Business
Audience:  All interested employees
Time:  1.5 Hours
PeopleSoft Code: COM079

Level of Instruction: Introductory
Prerequisites: None

Description:

UVM retirement plans include some environmentally and socially focused options but it can be hard to know how to access them and identify which are trustworthy. Grossman School of Business Professor, Charles Schnitzlein, who is an expert in environmental, social and governance (ESG) investing and sits on UVM’s Socially Responsible Investing Advisory Council, will explain ways that UVM 403b plans can be aligned in a way that matches your values.

Campus Sustainability Series: Let’s Be Intersectional Environmentalists

Facilitators: Masha Shelukha, Administrative Assistant, Center for Cultural Pluralism; Paul Suk-Hyun Yoon, Senior Advisor, Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion; Caylin McCamp, Education & Outreach Coordinator, Office of Sustainability
 

Audience:  all employees interested in the environment, sustainability and social justice.
Time:  1 Hour
PeopleSoft Code: COM072

Level of Instruction: Introductory
Prerequisites: None

Overall Objectives

This session will lay a foundation for the rest of the series to build on by outlining the systemic root causes that many social and environmental issues share. Presenters will establish a common language and understanding within the cohort by introducing the concepts of environmental racism, climate justice and intersectional environmentalism. This session will include some prework and will be interactive. Attendees will receive resources for further learning and action steps at the end of the session.

Campus Sustainability Series: Materials Management and Zero Waste

Facilitator: Corey Berman, Program Manager, UVM Recycling & Zero Waste
Audience:  For anyone interested in recycling, composting, Zero Waste and how UVM deals with all its “stuff”.
Time:  1 Hour
PeopleSoft Code: COM060

Level of Instruction: Introductory
Prerequisites: None

Overall Objectives

To learn about the impacts of the items we use every day and how we can be better stewards of our planet’s resources. We will also discuss any changes due to the Coronavirus as well as recent changes in Vermont law.

Campus Sustainability Series: Planning for a Changing Climate at UVM

Facilitator: Elizabeth Palchak,  Director, Office of Sustainability
Audience:  All interested employees.
Time:  1 Hour
PeopleSoft Code: COM078

Level of Instruction: Introductory
Prerequisites: None

Description:

This session will be an introduction to the history of and current efforts around sustainability planning for campus. The presenter will review key sustainability metrics like greenhouse gas emissions and AASHE STARS and explain some of the big ideas in the Comprehensive Sustainability Plan for addressing UVM’s climate impact and resilience. There will be an opportunity for participants to share their perspective, ideas and ask questions.

Campus Sustainability Series: Transportation Options and Impacts on our Climate

Facilitator: Abby Bleything, Sustainable Transportation Coordinator, Transportation & Parking Services
Audience:  All employees interested in the environment, sustainability and social justice.
Time:  1 Hour
PeopleSoft Code: COM063

Level of Instruction: Introductory
Prerequisites: None

Overall Objectives

This course will focus on how transportation fits into sustainability efforts, what is being done on campus to support sustainable transportation options and practices, and how COVID-19 is changing our transportation landscape.

Campus Sustainability Series: Understanding Our Food System

Facilitator: Nicole Reilly, Sustainability and Campus Partnership Manager , UVM Dining
Audience:  All interested employees.
Time:  1 Hour
PeopleSoft Code: COM064

Level of Instruction: Introductory
Prerequisites: None

Overall Objectives

To understand UVM and UVM Dining’s local purchasing commitments and sustainability initiatives.

Radical Self Care

Facilitator: Jenna Emerson, Health and Sexuality Educator Living Well, UVM Center for Health and Wellbeing
Audience:  All interested employees
Time:  1.5 Hours
PeopleSoft Code: COM075

Level of Instruction: Introductory
Prerequisites: None

Overall Objectives

This workshop challenges the notion of a one-size fits all version of self-care and uplifts the importance of community/collective-care. Through discussion, reflective writing and embodied practices we will explore what radical self-care is for you and what supports a thriving community for all.

Please Note: Registrations close 24 hours (one workday) in advance of online classes.

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