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Thursday, August 14, 2014

Calendar Highlights

August 21:

Professional Development Workshop: Who Am I? An Introduction to Supervisory Styles. 1 - 3 p.m., Room 322, Tepper School of Business. Gaining awareness of your strengths and areas for growth as a supervisor is critical to your success in this important leadership role. During this session, participants will complete an assessment that identifies their strengths in supervision. Utilizing case studies, participants will identify ways to rely on their strengths in addressing common supervisory challenges. Participants will also develop a professional development plan targeted at the skills needing enrichment. Register online.

August 26:

CMU's Approach to Brain Research. 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Pittsburgh Campus (location TBD). Join President Subra Suresh, Interim Provost Nathan Urban and members of the university community for a distinguished keynote address by Tom Insel, director of the National Institute of Mental Health, on what's behind the NIH BRAIN Initiative. Following the keynote address, Carnegie Mellon faculty and guest panelists, including global research partners, will engage in a discussion of CMU's highly interdisciplinary approach to tranformative brain research.

Professional Development Workshop: Coming Soon ... Learning Management System. 9 - 10:30 a.m., Connan Room, Cohon University Center. Want to take your professional development to the next level? This session will provide an overview of the learning management system being launched this fall. Whether you are registering for a workshop or wanting to gain information on a particular topic, this session will walk you through some of the exciting new resources that will soon be available to staff.  Register online.

August 28:

Professional Development Workshop — Maximize Your Productivity: Create a Priority Plan. 1 - 3 p.m., Connan Room, Cohon University Center. Ever feel like there is not enough time in the day? Often we have so much to do and we find it difficult to get everything completed. Prioritization is the key to ensuring the right things are accomplished at the right time. In this workshop, we will examine strategies to determine what tasks need to be completed first. Then, each participant will develop a prioritization plan using valuable prioritization tools. Register online.

September 3:

New Hire Orientation. 9 a.m.  - 1 p.m., McKenna/Peter/Wright rooms, Cohon University Center.

Are you new to the university? Do you have a new staff member within your organization? The New Hire Orientation program is designed to welcome new staff members formally to the university. New employees are encouraged to attend within their first 30 days of employment to obtain useful information about the institution, resources, services and employee benefits. Register online.

September 6:

Entrepreneurship Bootcamp. 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., Posner Hall, Room 152. The Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship presents a one-day glimpse into entrepreneurship at CMU and Pittsburgh. Includes a networking event. Learn more. RSVP to attend.

September 9:

Professional Development Workshop — Efficiency Matters: Administrative Strategies that Help. 1 - 3 p.m., McKenna/Peter/Wright rooms, Cohon University Center. Being successful in your role is a result of many factors. Having the right skills, knowledge and commitment is critical. What are the best ways to manage phone calls, emails, directions from the boss and all of the student or staff questions AND get your work completed? This session will explore administrative strategies that can assist in managing these everyday challenges. Workshop participants will also have the opportunity to share their proven tips and learn from one another. Register online.

September 10:

Professional Development Workshop — Building Your Organization One Hire at a Time: Recruiting, Selecting and Onboarding. 9 - 11 a.m., Connan Room, Cohon University Center. Reviewing 100 resumes for one position is a daunting task. Who is the best candidate? This session will provide participants guidance on evaluating organizational staffing needs, writing position descriptions and classifying positions appropriately, creating position postings that engage the appropriate candidate pool, designing effective interview processes and establishing solid onboarding practices. Register online.

September 16:

Professional Development Workshop: Communication Primer. 9 to 10:30 a.m., 322 Tepper School of Business. What did you say? What did you mean? What response did you receive? This session will serve as a primer for communication strategies in the workplace. This interactive session will provide participants with the opportunity to practice communication techniques that will support effective communication in the workplace. Register online.

September 24:

Professional Development Workshop — Success Starts With Me: Strategies for Success in Your First Year. 1 to 2:30 p.m., McKenna/Peter/Wright rooms, Cohon University Center. Transitioning to a new role and responsibilities can be a challenge. Understanding expectations, knowing what resources are available and feeling a part of the organization are all very important. This session will provide participants with strategies to navigate a new role, department and institution. Register online.

September 30:

Professional Development Workshop: Assertive Communication Part One. 9 to 11 a.m., Connan Room, Cohon University Center. Assertive communication is one of the most effective and diplomatic ways to deliver ideas, thoughts and opinions. This active workshop, Part One of a three-part series, will provide participants with key strategies for communicating assertively while demonstrating respect for others. Register online.

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