Training Calendar

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Tuesday, February 27, 2024

    • 10:00 - 11:55 am   Tues morning
    • 330 Armory or online

    Creating, storing, and updating organizational charts can be a time-consuming task. Using software that is designed for visualizing information aids the process. Visio can even generate a diagram that adds the shapes and connectors for you from data that is stored in an Excel workbook. In this workshop attendees will create simple org charts, and pull from excel.

    • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm   Tues. morning
    • 329 Armory / online

    In this 2-hour hybrid workshop, we will explore the mail merge features in Microsoft Word including working with various data sources such as Excel and Access; working with rules; and creating and printing labels. We will also learn about email merge.

Wednesday, February 28, 2024

    • 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

    This seminar will address how to move a group from persistent dysfunction to constructive growth—moving from supervisory styles that support conflict (e.g., conflict-avoidant, control, and parenting) to supervision that facilitates growth by understanding the stages of group development and the advancement of problem-solving skills.

    • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm   Wed morning
    • 330 Armory Building or online

    In this 2-hour instructor led short course you will learn how to specific features and tips on managing email more efficiently from conversation view to rules to pre-sort messages and moving folders around.

    • 11:00 am - 12:00 pm   Wed. morning

    In this one-hour online workshop, you will learn about conditional formatting of data using Microsoft Excel. Topics will also include applying special formatting to numbers.

    • 1:00 - 2:55 pm   Wed afternoon
    • 330 Armory or online

    This 2-hour Outlook Calendar workshop, participants will learn to schedule & edit appointments; work with calendar labels and tasks displayed on the Calendar. We will schedule with the Scheduling Assistant, practice scheduling a conference room, and discuss scheduling Online Meetings, and discuss calendar permissions.

Thursday, February 29, 2024

    • 10:00 - 11:55 am   Thur morning
    • 330 Armory

    In this 2-hour InDesign workshop, participants will learn the basics of adding interactivity to your Adobe InDesign documents, including adding links, buttons, animation, and sharing your interactive document. Basic knowledge of InDesign is required. Pre-registration required.  

    • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm   Th morning
    • 330 Armory or online

    In this 2-hour InDesign workshop, participants will learn the basics of adding interactivity to your Adobe InDesign documents, including adding links, buttons, page transitions, and sharing your interactive document. Basic knowledge of InDesign is required.  

    • 1:00 - 3:00 pm   Thurs. afternoon

    This 2-hour online workshop introduces the Access query object.  Topics include working in design view; creating a simple query by adding and removing fields and adding criterion. We will create multi-table queries; calculated fields and set field properties; explore a totals query, parameter query, and action queries.

    • 1:00 - 3:00 pm   Thur afternoon
    • 330 Armory or online

    Learn how to create and edit OneNote notebooks, search and export notes. We will explore the use and management of sections and pages including section groups and subpages. We will enter data into OneNote from a variety of sources, from existing documents to webpages. We will discuss merits of embedding spreadsheets or linking.

Monday, March 4, 2024

    • 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    • I Hotel and Conference Center (1900 S 1st St, Champaign, IL 61820) Lincoln Room

    Illinois Orientation for New Employees is a dynamic program that introduces new staff to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. New staff will become familiar with the history, culture, mission, and future direction of the university.

Tuesday, March 5, 2024

    • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm   Tues morning
    • 330 Armory or online

    In this 2-hour instructor led workshop we will explore the Visio interface and create graphics. Visio comes with diagram-specific shapes and tools that enable you to quickly create professional-looking flowcharts, organization charts, timelines, & more. We will learn how to create some basic shapes, and connect, distribute, and align them. Pre-registration required

    • 1:00 - 3:00 pm   Tues afternoon

    In this two-hour class, learn how to create and work with Access reports. Create a basic report and explore the layout and design view. In design view we will add controls and set the properties for those controls; learn about calculated controls, apply the sort & group feature to the data in the report, and finish up with graphics (themes and conditional formatting).

    • 1:00 - 3:00 pm   Tues afternoon
    • 330 Armory

    Join us in an instructor-led session using OneNote where we will discuss the structure of notebooks and how OneNote notebooks work within MS Teams. Prereq: understand Teams and MS OneNote. Pre-registration required; no walk-ins please.

Wednesday, March 6, 2024

    • 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

    The Performance Partnership Program (PPP) is a comprehensive performance management system that provides a process for resolving employee performance, attendance, and conduct problems by focusing on adult-to-adult relationships between supervisors and employees. The PPP governs performance management for the majority of civil service employees on the Urbana campus.

    • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm   W morning
    • 330 Armory Building or online

    In this 2-hour workshop, participants will learn the basics of using the drawing tools in Adobe Illustrator CC, including how to use the Pencil and Curvature tools, how to edit paths. Then we will look at layers, including how to create, edit, and organize content. We will also learn the basics of transforming and editing artwork in Illustrator. Pre-registration required.

    • 1:00 - 3:00 pm   Wed. afternoon

    In this 2-hour online course you will learn how to use some of the data analysis features and tools using Excel. Topics will include learning how to subtotal a list of data; set up data validation rules; use Goal Seek, Solver, and Scenarios and basic data tables.

    • 1:00 - 1:55 pm   Wed afternoon

    We have many options for scheduling online meetings these days. We will use Outlook for a central place to keep track of several kinds of online meetings and to make sure we have reminders. We will look at recommendations for scheduling with Zoom and Teams. We will go over helpful tips for each platform, including scheduling as a delegate. Prereq: Outlook Calendar workshop

    • 3:00 - 5:00 pm   Wed afternoon
    • 330 Armory

    In this 2-hour instructor led InDesign workshop, participants will learn how to create and open InDesign documents, navigate the user interface, modify a document, import graphics, and manipulate basic text and text frames and create a postcard in the process. No prior knowledge of InDesign is required. Pre-registration is required.

Tuesday, March 12, 2024

    • 1:00 - 3:00 pm   Tues afternoon
    • 330 Armory or online

    In this 2-hour instructor-led workshop, participants will learn how to use Adobe Express (Adobe's online design tool) to create social media posts, customize photos, create a flyer and use the new Generative AI tools. No prior knowledge of Adobe Express is required. Pre-registration required.

Wednesday, March 13, 2024

    • 1:00 - 3:00 pm   Wed afternoon
    • 330 Armory or online

    In this two-hour Illustrator session, we will go over recommended resources and tutorials, then participants will be introduced to the user interface while creating a vector graphic logo.

Thursday, March 14, 2024

Tuesday, March 19, 2024

Wednesday, March 20, 2024

    • 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Learn about campus administration and the government regulations that guide our processes; the search process key roles; developing the job description and planning for good faith recruitment efforts; an overview of the vacancy submission, requisition, and posting process; best practices for evaluation and selection; reference check guidelines; and steps to make a hire.

    • 1:00 - 3:00 pm   Wed. afternoon
    • 330 Armory or online

    In this 2-hour course, we will spend time adjusting images in Photoshop, using Adjustment Layers, and explore several kinds of image adjustments. We will also explore image editing in a non-destructive manner.  

    • 1:30 - 3:30 pm

Monday, March 25, 2024

    • 3:00 - 4:30 pm   Mon afternoon
    • 329/330 Armory

    Join us in a hybrid session where we will discuss best practices for setting up a Teams online meeting as well as joining the meeting. We'll cover the capabilities of meetings in Teams in addition to requirements and planning considerations for Teams. This session is aimed for beginner users of Teams. Pre-registration required.

Tuesday, March 26, 2024

    • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm   Tues morning
    • 330 Armory or online

    In this 2-hour instructor led workshop we will explore the Visio interface and create graphics. Visio comes with diagram-specific shapes and tools that enable you to quickly create professional-looking flowcharts, organization charts, timelines, & more. We will learn how to create some basic shapes, and connect, distribute, and align them. Pre-registration required

Wednesday, March 27, 2024

    • 1:00 - 3:00 pm   Wed afternoon
    • 330 Armory

    In this 2-hour InDesign workshop, participants will learn the basics of adding interactivity to your Adobe InDesign documents, including adding links, buttons, animation, and sharing your interactive document. Basic knowledge of InDesign is required. Pre-registration required. (Participants can choose between online or in-person after registration)  

Monday, April 1, 2024

    • 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Illinois Orientation for New Employees is a dynamic program that introduces new staff to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. New staff will become familiar with the history, culture, mission, and future direction of the university.

Tuesday, April 2, 2024

    • 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    • Lincoln Room, I Hotel & Conference Center

    Provides an overview of collective bargaining and grievance processes for union and non-union employees: the history of collective bargaining, laws related to collective bargaining, the bargaining process, grievance processes for union and non-union Civil Service employees and Academic Professionals, bargaining units at UIUC & how to respond to a variety of labor issues.

    • 1:00 - 2:55 pm   Tues afternoon
    • 330 Armory or online

    In this two-hour live Photoshop session, we will cover working with selections in preparation to edit images. Participants can select online or in-person.  

Wednesday, April 3, 2024

    • 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    • Lincoln Room, I Hotel & Conference Center

    A diverse workforce brings varied perspectives and understandings. At times, diversity can present challenges in creating an inclusive environment. Seminar empowers the participants to connect and understand the importance of being culturally competent and see how through inclusivity their work environments will blossom as we maintain a community of respect and civility.

    • 1:00 - 3:00 pm   Wed afternoon
    • 330 Armory Building or online

    In this two-hour live Photoshop session, we will cover working with layers and learn to edit in a non-destructive way. Participants can choose in-person or online.  

Thursday, April 4, 2024

    • 1:00 - 3:00 pm   Thur afternoon
    • 330 Armory or online

    Creating, storing, and updating organizational charts can be a time-consuming task. Using software that is designed for visualizing information aids the process. Visio can even generate a diagram that adds the shapes and connectors for you from data that is stored in an Excel workbook. In this workshop attendees will create simple org charts, and pull from excel.

Wednesday, April 10, 2024

    • 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    • Lincoln Room, I Hotel & Conference Center

    Substance Abuse in the Workplace educates supervisors on how to address an impaired employee and the impact these individuals have in the workplace. Campus policies and procedures presented by IHR and guidance on how to consult with FSAWS are included in the training. This seminar is for Deans, Directors, Department Heads, administrators, managers, supervisors & foremen.

Wednesday, April 17, 2024

    • 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    • Technology Room, I Hotel & Conference Center

    Discover what the Civil Transfer list is and how it can be used in the hiring process; become aware of what’s required for employee promotions and other types of position changes; learn about the review and approval of salaries; and understand why pay equity is important and how it is evaluated.

Wednesday, April 24, 2024

    • 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    • Lincoln Room, I Hotel & Conference Center

    The Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) entitles eligible employees to take job-protected leave for specified family and medical reasons. This seminar, facilitated by HR experts, will focus on policy and helpful tips to support managers in administering FMLA for their campus units.

Monday, May 6, 2024

    • 1:30 - 4:30 pm
    • I Hotel and Conference Center (1900 S 1st St, Champaign, IL 61820) Lincoln Room

    Illinois Orientation for New Employees is a dynamic program that introduces new staff to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. New staff will become familiar with the history, culture, mission, and future direction of the university.

Wednesday, May 8, 2024

    • 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    • Lincoln Room, I Hotel & Conference Center

    Participants will become acquainted with and equipped to contact key campus units to address concerns and make referrals on a range of issues, including mental health, crime prevention, and emergency planning tools.

Monday, June 3, 2024

    • 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Illinois Orientation for New Employees is a dynamic program that introduces new staff to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. New staff will become familiar with the history, culture, mission, and future direction of the university.

Thursday, August 1, 2024