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November 2015

HR News

Meet Janis Bonds, executive assistant to the vice chancellor

janisbondspic(Nov. 24, 2015) Janis Bonds joined the University in September. As executive assistant to the vice chancellor of Human Resources, Janis is the primary point of contact for the Office of Human Resources. Responsibilities include schedule management of appointments and meetings, processing expense reports and ensuring the vice chancellor is fully prepared and has all necessary materials for appointments and meetings. Janis takes a team approach in anticipating the varied needs of a busy and engaged Human Resources office and supports members of the senior management team in Human Resources.

Originally from the Western Slope, Janis moved to Denver in 1985. Janis was actively involved in her children’s schools, serving as a classroom volunteer and later as a substitute teacher. In 1998, Janis accepted a position as executive assistant for EKS&H, a large locally owned CPA firm. She was promoted to marketing manager and served in that role for over 10 years. In 2012, she left EKS&H to return to her passion for education and renewed her Colorado teaching license. During that time, Janis attended Scuola Leonardo da Vinci in Siena, Italy to study Italian.

Outside of her role at University of Denver, Janis has a variety of interests and has been involved in several groups and initiatives. Most notably, she served as a founding member of the Colorado chapter of the Association for Accounting Marketing and was on the committee for the Association for Corporate Growth Awards. Janis enjoys cycling, tennis, culinary arts, music and spending time with her family.

Janis is a Colorado State University alumna (BS ’80).

Navigating your Kaiser health care plan (for DU benefited employees)

Wednesday, Dec. 2, 10:30 a.m.-noon – Daniels College of Business, room 100

See how easy healthy can be: join this session to learn about all the benefits you get as a Kaiser Permanente member. Our dedicated Kaiser representatives will be here to provide information and answer your questions. Register via PioneerWeb, Employee tab, Training, HR Processes and select Navigating Your Kaiser Health Care Plan. You will receive 100 well@du Wellmetrics points for attending.

Medicare 101 (informative session for all employees, all ages)

Thursday, Nov. 19, 2-3 p.m. – Daniels College of Business, room 205

Are you confused about Medicare? Have you ever wondered about your options? DU retirees and Human Resources are hosting an educational session on Medicare and Kaiser Senior Advantage Plan options. This session is for all ages who would like to understand the different parts of Medicare and individual Kaiser Senior Advantage Plan options. Registration is via PioneerWeb, Employee tab, Training, HR Processes and select Medicare 101.

Change: Managing your emotions and expectations

Wednesday, Dec. 2, 10 a.m.-noon – University Hall, room 304

Change is something that we face on a daily basis. Changes comes in many forms but not always on our terms. In this class, Ken Pinnock, director of people development, provides an overview of why people tend to resist change, how to adapt to change and how to implement change. Register via PioneerWeb, Employee tab, Training, Professional & Career Development and select Change. 

Medicare 101 & DU retiree benefits (for DU benefited employees)

Thursday, Dec. 3, 9-10 a.m. – Daniels College of Business, room 100

Are you confused about Medicare? Have you ever wondered about your options? Do you know if you are or will be eligible for “DU retiree” benefits? DU retirees and Human Resources are hosting an educational session on Medicare and Kaiser Senior Advantage Plan options. This session will focus on the DU Group Senior Advantage Plan and Medicare. Registration is via PioneerWeb, Employee tab, Training, HR Processes and select Medicare 101 & DU Retiree Benefits.

Fridays@Noon: Wayne’s World! A Look at the photographs of Wayne Armstrong and stories behind them

Friday, Dec. 11, noon-1 p.m. – Margery Reed Hall, room 203

Join us for the next Fridays@Noon as DU photographer Wayne Armstrong shares some of his best photos over the years and the stories that go along with them. Register via PioneerWeb, Employee tab, Training, Professional & Career Development and select Fridays@Noon. Watch past videos, including our last show on “increasing your intuition.”

Welcome new employees!

(Nov. 10, 2015) See who joined the University or transitioned to a new position in the October new hire report.

Leadership Academy – Last call for applications!

(Nov. 3, 2015) All Leadership Academy applications are due Wednesday, Nov. 4, as well as statements of support from your supervisor.

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Fridays@Noon: You did not just say that! Verbal de-escalation tactics in the workplace 

Friday, Nov. 13, noon-1 p.m. – Mary Reed Building, duPont Room

Join us for the next Fridays@Noon as Ken Pinnock, director of people development, shares helpful verbal de-escalation tools for those difficult confrontations. Register via PioneerWeb, Employee tab, Training, Professional & Career Development and select Fridays@Noon. 

Eight simple rules to managing conflict (Part 2)

Wednesday, Nov. 18, 10 a.m.-noon – University Hall, room 304

If you missed part one of Eight Simple Rules to Managing Conflict, no problem. You can still sign up for part two! Read about all eight simple rules. Register via PioneerWeb, Employee tab, Training, Professional & Career Development and select Eight Simple Rules. 

Careers@DU

Check out all the open positions at the University via the Employee tab of PioneerWeb (select “DU Career Opportunities” under the Performance and Career Development section on the left side).