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Professional Effectiveness

Create a Professional Development Plan

Facilitators: Tara Messier
Target Audience: Individuals wishing to develop personal professional development plans
Time Allotted: 1.5 hours
PeopleSoft Course Number: HRS012

Overall Objectives: This small, interactive session will provide a framework and tools for developing a personalized professional development plan that utilizes internal and external resources. Participants will also discuss ways to advocate for their own development within their departments.

Learning Outcomes

  • Describe the components of a professional development plan
  • Discuss tools for creating a personalized professional development plan
  • Advocate for your own development with your supervisor

Register for this class through the Request Training Enrollment link in PeopleSoft HR Self Service.


Effective Email Management

Facilitators: Brett Neal
Target Audience: Anyone who wants to better manage their e-mail inbox
Time Allotted: 2 hours
PeopleSoft Course Number: COM004

Overall Objectives: Take back your time spent in e-mail. Become more effective with handling e-mail. Learn habits that will help you empty your e-mail inbox, spend less time in your e-mail, and more time doing more important things.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Define the concept of inbox zero
  • Employ a strategy to manage your e-mails
  • Differentiate between e-mails that really need your immediate attention and those that don’t
  • Change what you do with all of those other e-mails you receive

Register for this class through the Request Training Enrollment link in PeopleSoft HR Self Service.


Effective Time Management

Facilitators: Stephen Lunna
Target Audience: Individuals willing to persevere at the challenge of being more effective with their use of time
Time Allotted: 2 hours
PeopleSoft Course Number: TIM001

Overall Objectives: Help participants think through their work day and identify ways to use time more wisely. Communicate unchanging principles related to the effective management of time while sharing practical ideas to help individuals become more efficient and effective.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Recognize the essential components of effective time management
  • Learn to analyze your workday and the expectations on your time
  • Apply principles of effective time management to your role at UVM
  • Organize priorities and integrate action steps to help you stay organized

Register for this class through the Request Training Enrollment link in PeopleSoft HR Self Service.


Emotional Intelligence – Introduction

Facilitators: Joel Shapiro
Target Audience: All staff
Time Allotted: 2 hours
PeopleSoft Course Number: COM012

Overall Objectives: This workshop will provide an introduction to the core concepts of emotional intelligence and how it can be used to improve work performance and leadership skills. Additionally, ways to arrange for a full personal assessment and consultation at UVM, including cost, will be explained.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Define the core concepts of emotional intelligence
  • Explain how emotional intelligence can be used to improve work performance and leadership skills
  • List the benefits of using emotional intelligence for professional and personal awareness

Register for this class through the Request Training Enrollment link in PeopleSoft HR Self Service.


Retirement Savings Plan Information Session

Facilitators: Holly Zanes
Target Audience: Benefits-eligible faculty and staff who are not yet participating in a UVM Retirement Savings Plan.
Time Allotted: 2 hours
PeopleSoft Course Number: BEN016

Overall Objectives: Attendees will learn about the UVM Retirement plan and its design as well as general concepts about investment options associated with the plan. Participants will be better prepared to make informed investment choices with one or more of our retirement vendors.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Define the retirement benefit and identify the plans available
  • List three reasons opening a retirement account could be beneficial
  • Analyze the available retirement plans and choose the one that is right for you
  • Complete the required paperwork to enroll in a plan (optional)

Register for this class through the Request Training Enrollment link in PeopleSoft HR Self Service.


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Last modified January 13 2015 11:46 AM