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January-February 2017

HR News

Fridays@Noon: Facilitating Effective Meetings

Friday, March 17, noon-12:45 p.m., HR conference room, Mary Reed Building, fourth floor
(Feb. 28, 2017) It's time to go over the fundamentals of facilitating and managing a meeting with expert Heidi Perman. Join Greg Giesen as he and Heidi discuss the keys to meeting management and facilitation. If you facilitate a meeting on campus, you need to attend this session or watch the video afterwards. The worst thing you could do is assume you're doing a good job. Register in PioneerWeb—Employee—Training—Professional & Career Development—Fridays@Noon.

Introduction to Emotional Intelligence

Wednesday, March 22, 2-4 p.m.—Margery Reed 203
(Feb. 28, 2017) This highly interactive workshop provides an introduction to emotional intelligence including self-awareness, self-management, social awareness and relationship management. Join Mia Elizardi from the People Development team and Julie Casper from Wellness as they guide you through activities throughout the session that will help provide quick and easy ways to develop your emotional intelligence for application in your career and life. Register in PioneerWeb—Employee—Training—Professional & Career Development—Intro to Emotional Intelligence.

Lynda.com—recommended classes

(Feb. 28, 2017) Check out the following classes on Lynda.com that are highly recommended by HR:
· Having Difficult Conversations with Britt Andreatta
· Public Speaking Fundamentals with Laura Bergells

Political groups continue grassroots actions

(Feb. 21, 2017) The University is aware of an increase in political groups calling for a variety of actions, such as protests, general strikes and days in support of a particular group. Some of these activities are designed to encourage employees to take time off work to participate. DU employees who wish to participate in any of these activities which occur during their normal work hours may do so by requesting vacation time. Please follow vacation request and approval processes in place for your unit or department. For general information on vacation policies, see the HR website. If you have questions or need more information, please email Molly Rossi.

Now available: Guide to new employee onboarding

(Feb. 21, 2017) Did you know that the key to engaging and retaining employees starts with effective new employee onboarding? The onboarding process—how we welcome new employees and set them up for success from their first day—is a shared responsibility between HR, the hiring department and the new employee's supervisor. And best practice holds that onboarding extends throughout the first year of employment. HR has established an onboarding guide to assist supervisors with integrating new employees into the organization, the department and their jobs. Go to PioneerWeb—Employee—Administrative Processes—Employment Actions—Orientation/Onboarding folder. And if you're looking to establish a process within your department or division to improve onboarding, contact Shannon.seales@du.edu to arrange a consultation.

internal career opportunities

(Feb. 21, 2017) Did you know that as a current DU employee you can access internal and external DU job postings through PioneerWeb? When you submit your job application through PioneerWeb, it is labeled "Internal" which lets hiring supervisors know that you are a current DU employee. The Internal DU Career Opportunities page is located on the My Resources section of the Employee Tab in PioneerWeb.

Chasing an Authentic Life with Corey Ciocchetti

Friday, March 3, noon-1 p.m., Daniels College of Business, Schneider Board Room 680
(Feb. 14, 2017) Join the Chair of Business Ethics and Legal Studies, Corey Ciocchetti, as he delivers his most popular talk on chasing the truly important things in life such as a solid character, setting priorities and gaining a big-picture perspective. Register in PioneerWeb—Employee—Training—Professional & Career Development—Chasing an Authentic Life.

annual legal and trends update

Upcoming sessions on Feb. 23, March 1 and 6
(Feb. 7, 2017) HR is offering the Annual Legal and Trends Update for faculty and staff members who manage people, programs and/or budgets. 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.
As in the past, the Annual Legal and Trends Update is a mandatory training and is specially designed to meet the needs of community members who meet any of the following criteria:

• Complete annual reviews for benefited employees
• Hire or supervise employees (including non-benefited and work study positions)
• Have authority to request FTE or staff positions during the budget development process
• Have authority to decide how budget is spent to deliver programs or employee compensation
• Have program delivery/management (on- or off-campus)responsibilities
• Act as an agent of the University (acts on behalf of the University)
• Formulate agreements or contracts with vendors
• Faculty serving as a department chair and/or in an administrative role

Training sessions have been scheduled on the following dates and times. You only need to participate in one session.

Thursday, Feb. 23: 8:30–10 a.m. or 10:30 a.m.–noon or 1:30-3 p.m.
Wednesday, March 1: 8:30–10 a.m. or 10:30 a.m.–noon or 1:30–3 p.m.
Monday, March 6: 10:30 a.m.–noon or 1:30–3 p.m.

fridays@noon: A toastmasters club at du?

Friday, March 3, noon-12:45 p.m., HR conference room, Mary Reed Building
(Feb. 7, 2017) Toastmasters International is a nonprofit educational organization that teaches public speaking and leadership skills through a worldwide network of clubs. Join Camila Angelim from Daniels College of Business and Greg Giesen from People Development as they discuss the benefits of having a local club on campus and the steps to bringing a Toastmasters club to DU. And, if you missed the last Fridays@Noon show on the Manager-360 process, watch it now. Register for March 3 in PioneerWeb—Employee—Training—Professional & Career Development—Fridays@Noon. Hurry, only two spots available.

fridays@noon: Manager-360

Friday, Feb. 3, noon-12:45—Mary Reed Building, HR Conference Room
(Jan. 31, 2017) The Manager-360 process provides feedback to managers on how effectively they are managing, communicating, collaborating and developing their direct reports. Want to learn more? Attend the Manager-360 Fridays@Noon with Greg Giesen and Ken Pinnock as they walk through the purpose, the process and the outcomes. Register in PioneerWeb—Employee—Training—Professional & Career Development—Fridays@Noon. Hurry, only two spots available.

Bullies and Browbeaters

Tuesday, Feb. 7, 3-4:30 p.m.—Nagel Hall 102
They are everywhere...in our offices, in our schools, and in our homes. In this class presented by Daniels professor Barbara Stuart, participants will consider strategies to make these bullies and browbeaters less exhausting. Register in PioneerWeb—Employee—Training—Professional & Career Development—Bullies and Browbeaters.

Woman UP! Overcome the 7 Deadly Sins that Sabotage Your Success with Aimee Cohen

Wednesday, Feb. 15, 3-4:30 p.m., AAC Special Events Room 290
Yes, this event is full...but put yourself on the waitlist and we'll get you in. Register in PioneerWeb—Employee—Training—Professional & Career Development—WomanUP!

Effective Meeting Facilitation

Thursday, Feb. 16, 2:30-4 p.m.—location TBD
Heidi Perman of Career Services will give you the tools needed to run efficient and productive meetings for staff teams or project groups. Learn specific tools and tips to ensure all voices are heard, to stop disruptive behavior and to ensure discussions stay focused. Register in PioneerWeb—Employee—Training—Professional & Career Development—Effective Meeting Management.

Colorado 14ers People Development Program

(Jan. 31, 2017) Congratulations to Karen Gross for completing the Lynda.com Pathway and Courtney Niebrzydowski for completing the Wellness Pathway. Get more information on the Colorado 14ers People Development Program.

Got your W-2?

(Jan. 31, 2017) DU employees who are signed up for electronic delivery of form W-2 received notification of online availability early last week. Paper W-2s were sent to employees not signed up for electronic delivery via U.S. mail, and should be received soon. You can set up electronic delivery of your W-2 at any time, and your form will be available immediately after you sign up. Log in to PioneerWeb—Employee—Employee Information—W2. For questions, contact Shared Services.

lynda.com new offerings

(Jan. 24, 2017) Check out these new offerings: PowerPoint 2016: Animation in Depth, Using Data Science to Hire Employees, EndNote Essential Training, Excel Tips Weekly, Piano: Teach Yourself to Play. See the website to get started. Remember, you can create your own classes to complete the Colorado 14ers Lynda.com Pathway.

Fridays@Noon: Anger management

(Jan. 10, 2017) Watch last week's Fridays@Noon presentation on anger management.

Change: Managing Your Emotions and Expectations

Friday, Jan. 27, 2-3 p.m.—Margery Reed Hall, room 203
(Jan. 10, 2017) Come learn from People Development's Ken Pinnock why people resist change and how to adapt to it and plan for it. Register in PioneerWeb—Employee—Training—Professional & Career Development—Change: Managing Your Emotions and Expectations.

Creative Thinking for Everyday Complications with Daniels professor Barb Stuart

Tuesday, Jan. 31, 3-4:30 p.m.—Margery Reed Hall, conference room 201
Our brains are the most powerful tools we have but sometimes they need a spark. This session offers exercises to make those synapses and neurons fire up for quick thinking when you are in a tight spot. Register in PioneerWeb—Employee—Training—Professional & Career Development—Creative Thinking.

Fridays@Noon: Anger Management

Friday, Jan. 6, noon-12:45 p.m., HR conference room, 4th floor, Mary Reed Building
(Jan. 3, 2017) Join Greg Giesen, Ken Pinnock and Shannon Seales as they discuss the keys to controlling anger in the workplace and the available resources on campus that can help. To attend, register in PioneerWeb, click Employee, Training, Professional & Career Development, Fridays@Noon. Hurry, only five spots available.

Woman UP! Overcome the 7 Deadly Sins that Sabotage Your Success with Aimee Cohen

Wednesday, Feb. 15, 3-4:30 p.m., AAC Special Events Room 290
(Jan. 3, 2017) Today's professional woman battles social norms, corporate barriers and mass media stereotypes...but her own self-sabotaging behaviors may present her greatest obstacles. Join the journey of self-discovery to identify the most common self-sabotaging behaviors that hold women back, and to learn practical strategies to defeat them. For additional information on Aimee Cohen or the Professional Development Speaker Series events sponsored by People Development in HR, click here. To register in PioneerWeb, click Employee, Training, Professional & Career Development, WomanUp!

What's new in Lynda.com

(Jan. 3, 2017) Check out these newest courses in Lynda.com: Learning LinkedIn, Teacher Tech Tips, Efficient Web Design Workflow, Universal Principles of Design, and Selecting and Managing a Project Portfolio with Microsoft Project. Learn more