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January-February 2016

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Annual Legal and Trends Update

One remaining upcoming session on March 2

(Feb. 23, 2016) The newly "rebooted" Annual Legal and Trends Update will provide faculty and staff members that manage people, programs and/or budgets with important information regarding pertinent changes to employment laws, University policies or practices and trends impacting the work we do. It is important that managers and supervisors at the University understand and are able to apply knowledge of workplace legal issues, regulatory compliance requirements and other policies and procedures. Register through the Employee Tab on PioneerWeb by selecting Workplace Law and Policy under the Training header. Email Molly Rossi (molly.rossi@du.edu), Employee Relations consultant, with questions.

Attendance at one of these sessions is required for employees who have one or more of the following responsibilities:
• Hires or supervises employees
• Authority to request FTE or staff positions during the budget development process
• Completes annual reviews for benefited employees
• Program delivery/management (on or off-campus)
• Authority to decide how budget is spent to deliver programs or employee compensation
• An agent of the University
• Formulates agreements or contracts with vendors

We'd love your feedback on Professional Development Week!

(Feb. 23, 2016) Thank you to all of you who were able to attend some or all of our professional development events last week. In order to enhance this program for next year, we'd love any feedback you have on your experience. If you did not receive an email invitation to evaluate Professional Development Week and you'd be willing to provide us with some feedback, please complete a Qualtrics survey. It should only take a couple of minutes.

Invite us to your next staff meeting

(Feb. 23, 2016)We would love to come to one of your staff/departmental meetings to share all the amazing professional development opportunities that are available to all staff and faculty on the DU campus. Contact Greg Giesen (greg.giesen@du.edu) of the People Development team to schedule something. For more information on our programs and services, click here.

fridays@noon!

Friday, March 4, noon-1 p.m.—Mary Reed building, duPont Room

(Feb. 23, 2016) On our next Fridays@Noon , Ken Pinnock and Shannon Seales will be talking about DU's new onboarding program for new employees. And if you missed last week's program on the Colorado 14ers People Development Program at DU, visit the Fridays@Noon page to watch it.

professional development the du way!

(Feb. 23, 2016) Looking to improve your public speaking skills? How about learning to run more effective and efficient meetings? Perhaps you'd like to learn more about sustainability...or healthy cooking tips...or take a self-defense course. Well, look no further. Welcome to DU's Colorado 14ers People Development Program, one of the most comprehensive professional development programs for staff and faculty that you'll find on any college campus. Check it out and start mapping out your professional development journey.

Careers@du

(Feb. 23, 2016) 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).

Quick questions with Jean McAllister, Title IX coordinator, part two

(Feb. 16, 2016) We're continuing our series in getting to know Human Resources. In case you missed it, we already spoke with Amy King about the new HR strategic plan, Ken Pinnock about people development and Lloyd Moore about benefits. Last week, we shared part one of our conversation with Jean McAllister, Title IX coordinator. Read part two

Fridays@Noon!

Friday, March 4, noon-1 p.m.—Mary Reed Building, duPont Room
(Feb. 16, 2016) On our next Fridays@Noon, Ken Pinnock and Shannon Seales will be talking about DU's new Onboarding program for new employees. And if you missed last week's program on the Colorado 14ers People Development Program at DU, visit the Fridays@Noon page to watch it.

Colorado 14ers People Development Program

(Feb. 16, 2016) The Colorado 14ers People Development Program brings together all the professional development classes and programs on campus for staff and faculty under one program. Here are just some of the new classes coming out this year: Magnetic Networking Workshop with Lindsey Day, Appreciative Inquiry 101 Class with Chaplain Gary Brower, Presentation Skills with Greg Giesen and Heidi Perman, Bullies and Browbeaters: Reframing Intimidation Class with Daniels professor Barbara Stuart, Business Writing with Allison Friederichs through DU's Center for Professional Development, Effective Meeting Facilitation with Heidi Perman, and Improve Workplace Morale with Corey Ciocchetti, chairman of the Business Ethics and Legal Studies department with Daniels...and we haven't even scratched the surface. Check us out!

quick questions with jean McAllister, Title ix coordinator, part one

(Feb. 9, 2016) We're continuing our series in getting to know Human Resources. In case you missed it, we already spoke with Amy King about the new HR strategic plan, Ken Pinnock about people development and Lloyd Moore about benefits. Next, we dive into Title IX with Jean McAllister. Read part one

annual legal and trends update

Upcoming sessions on Feb. 22, 23, and March 2

(Feb. 9. 2016) The newly "rebooted" Annual Legal and Trends Update will provide faculty and staff members that manage people, programs and/or budgets with important information regarding pertinent changes to employment laws, University policies or practices and trends impacting the work we do. It is important that managers and supervisors at the University understand and are able to apply knowledge of workplace legal issues, regulatory compliance requirements and other policies and procedures. Register through the Employee Tab on PioneerWeb by selecting Workplace Law and Policy under the Training header. Email Molly Rossi (molly.rossi@du.edu), Employee Relations consultant, with questions.

Attendance at one of these sessions is required for employees who have one or more of the following responsibilities:
• Hires or supervises employees
• Authority to request FTE or staff positions during the budget development process
• Completes annual reviews for benefited employees
• Program delivery/management (on or off-campus)
• Authority to decide how budget is spent to deliver programs or employee compensation
• An agent of the University
• Formulates agreements or contracts with vendors
• Faculty serving as a department chair and/or in an administrative role

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WEEK, fEB. 15-19

(Feb. 9, 2016) The purpose of Professional Development Week is:

To provide professional and personal development training for faculty and staff

To highlight all the amazing professional development programs and resources on campus, and

To roll out our new campuswide professional development program, The Colorado 14ers

The week features nationally renowned inspirational speakers every afternoon (3:30-4:30 p.m.) from Monday to Thursday, culminating with a closing luncheon on Friday featuring Ed Tate, the World Champion of Public Speaking as our keynote. Please note that you may be put on a wait list as many of these sessions are completely full. See the full lineup and register now.

more professional development week (no rsvp required)

(Feb. 9, 2016) During Professional Development Week, we will also be highlighting the professional development efforts from groups and departments on campus during a Bagel-for-Breakfast Series. Bring a friend and stop by Monday Feb. 15 through Thursday Feb. 18 from 8–9 a.m.:

• Monday, Feb. 15--People Development team in HR and the Staff Advisory Council—AAC Special Events Room
• Tuesday, Feb. 16—Daniels Executive Education and the Center for Professional Development—Mary Reed, Renaissance Room
• Wednesday, Feb. 17—Campus Safety—Mary Reed, Renaissance Room
• Thursday, Feb. 18—Center for Multicultural Excellence and Campus Life—Mary Reed, Renaissance Room

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WEEK, FEB. 15-19

(Feb. 2, 2016) The purpose of Professional Development Week is:
• To provide professional and personal development training for faculty and staff
• To highlight all the amazing professional development programs and resources on campus, and
• To roll out our new campuswide professional development program, The Colorado 14ers

The week features nationally renowned inspirational speakers every afternoon (3:30-4:30 p.m.) from Monday to Thursday, culminating with a closing luncheon on Friday featuring Ed Tate, the World Champion of Public Speaking as our keynote. We will also be highlighting the professional development efforts from groups and departments on campus every morning (Monday-Thursday) with a Bagel-for-Breakfast Series from 8–9 a.m. These groups/departments include the People Development team in HR, the Staff Advisory Council, Daniels Executive Education, the Center for Professional Development, Campus Safety, the Center for Multicultural Excellence and Campus Life. See the full line-up and register now.

SPECIAL IE SESSION DURING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WEEK

Wednesday, Feb. 17, 9-10:30 a.m.—Margery Reed Hall, room 203

(Feb. 2, 2016) Liliana Rodriguez, vice chancellor for Campus Life & Inclusive Excellence and Laura Maresca, director of equal opportunity, will present "The Rewards and Challenges of Working in a Diverse Learning Community." This interactive workshop is an introduction to diversity concepts that will challenge you to reflect on your identities and prejudices, as well as consider how they influence the way you negotiate a diverse working environment in the 21st century. See more on this session and all Professional Development Week events and register for one or more now.

INVITE US TO YOUR NEXT STAFF MEETING

(Feb. 2, 2016) We would love to come to one of your staff/departmental meetings to share all the amazing professional development opportunities that are available to all staff and faculty on the DU campus. Contact Greg Giesen of the People Development team to schedule something. Whether it's Lynda.com, Professional Development Week, the Colorado 14ers People Development Program or any of our consulting services, we have a lot to share with your group. Get more programs and services information.

FRIDAYS@NOON!

Feb. 12, noon-1 p.m.—Mary Reed, duPont Room

(Feb. 2, 2016) On our next Fridays@Noon, Ken Pinnock and Greg Giesen will be talking about all the events and speakers for the upcoming Professional Development Week and introduce you to the Colorado 14ers People Development Program at DU, one of the most comprehensive professional development programs on college campuses. Visit the Fridays@Noon page to watch past shows, including our recent show on Lynda.com.

Lynda.com tip

(Feb. 2, 2016) When taking a class that includes exercises, download the exercise file (on the right side of the page) ahead of time so you have everything ready to go. That way you won't have to interrupt the flow of learning.

Reminder: Check your home address information in PioneerWeb

(Feb. 2, 2016) With events such as open enrollment coming up, it's a good time to make sure your home address is up-to-date: log in to PioneerWeb, Employee Tab, Update Addresses and Phones to check what's on file for you and make changes as needed. In addition to important open enrollment information that's mailed to employees' homes, Human Resources will also be sending out Total Rewards statements in the coming weeks.

virtual environment makes financial education easy

(Jan. 26, 2016) Effective money management and retirement saving are some of the most important aspects of your financial life. DU has teamed up with TIAA-CREF to offer live financial webinars through its online Virtual Environment. Once you register for the Virtual Environment, you’ll have access to financial education and self-paced and live seminars designed to help you save more, better manage your expenses, and invest for your retirement.

Reserve your place at any of the upcoming webinars:

  1. Register to access the Virtual Environment  (if this is your first visit).
  2. Webinars are located in the “Auditorium.”
  3. Click on the webinar(s) you want to attend to sign up.

There’s no better time than right now to take advantage of these valuable insights that can help you in every key aspect of your financial life.

ANNUAL LEGAL AND TRENDS UPDATE

Upcoming sessions on Feb. 22, 23 and March 2

(Jan. 19, 2016) The newly “rebooted” Annual Legal and Trends Update will provide faculty and staff members that manage people, programs and/or budgets with important information regarding pertinent changes to employment laws, University policies or practices and trends impacting the work we do. It is important that managers and supervisors at the University understand and are able to apply knowledge of workplace legal issues, regulatory compliance requirements and other policies and procedures. Register through the Employee Tab on PioneerWeb by selecting Workplace Law and Policy under the Training header. Email Molly Rossi, Employee Relations consultant, with questions.

Attendance at one of these sessions is required for employees who have one or more of the following responsibilities:

  • Hires or supervises employees
  • Authority to request FTE or staff positions during the budget development process
  • Completes annual reviews for benefited employees
  • Program delivery/management (on or off-campus)
  • Authority to decide how budget is spent to deliver programs or employee compensation
  • An agent of the University
  • Formulates agreements or contracts with vendors
  • Faculty serving as a department chair and/or in an administrative role

Lynda.com is now LIVE

(Jan. 12, 2016) Lynda.com is a continually growing and evolving library of training videos and tutorials covering a wide range of software, technologies and business topics. DU faculty and staff can now take advantage of free 24/7 access to the entire library of training. Get more information on Lynda.com. Or bypass the introduction and go directly to DU’s Lynda.com page. Registration requires your DU email and PioneerWeb password.

Fridays@Noon!

(Jan. 12, 2016) Watch last week’s Fridays@Noon as Shannon Seales and Greg Giesen from People Development discuss Lynda.com with Mike Hiskey, director, emerging technologies and research support at UTS. On our next Fridays@Noon (Feb. 12, noon-1 p.m., location TBD), Ken Pinnock and Greg Giesen will be talking about all the events and speakers for the upcoming Professional Development Week and introduce you to the Colorado 14ers People Development Program at DU, one of the most comprehensive professional development programs on college campuses.

Welcome new hires!

(Jan. 12, 2016) See who joined the University and who transitioned to a new position in the monthly new hire report.

New Office of Equal Opportunity director

(Jan. 12, 2016) As announced last week, Laura Maresca recently joined the University as director for the Office of Equal Opportunity. In this key position in Human Resources, she will lead all units in ensuring that our community becomes increasingly inclusive and that we comply with the University’s anti-discrimination policies and promoting full compliance with federal, state and local discrimination laws. More

Careers@DU

(Jan. 5, 2016) 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).