Training Calendar

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Wednesday, September 22, 2021

    • 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

    This seminar provides a framework for effective performance management of civil service staff, including linking the employee’s work with the department’s goals and objectives, coaching for results, positive recognition, evaluation, and discipline. This content includes a Performance Partnership Program refresher.

    • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm   Wed. morning
    • online

    A properly designed database makes it easier to work with up-to-date, accurate information. Investing the time required to learn the principles of good relational database design ensures that you will end up with a database that meets your needs and can easily accommodate change. This online workshop provides guidelines for planning an Access database.

    • 1:00 - 3:00 pm   Wed. afternoon
    • online

    In this 2-hour short course you will learn how to add, divide, multiply, and subtract by entering formulas into Excel worksheets. Other topics will include an exploration of just a few of the hundreds of functions available in Excel. We will learn how to find a specific function, as well as how to get help while entering arguments.

Tuesday, September 28, 2021

    • 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.

    • 9:00 - 11:00 am   Tue morning
    • online

    Join us in a live, online session using OneNote 365 where we will discuss the structure of notebooks, practice putting data into them, and explore the interconnectivity of Microsoft applications with OneNote. This session is aimed for beginner users of OneNote.

    • 1:00 - 3:00 pm   Tues. afternoon
    • online

    This 2-hour online class 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.

    • 3:00 - 5:00 pm   Tue afternoon
    • online, link will be sent if registered by noon

    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 Adobe Illustrator.

Wednesday, September 29, 2021

    • 9:00 - 9:55 am   W morning
    • online

    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 Skype for Business, Zoom and Microsoft Teams.

    • 9:30 - 11:30 am
    • Skype

    • 1:00 - 3:00 pm   Wed. afternoon
    • online

    In this 2-hour online workshop, you will learn how to select data in an Excel worksheet and work with Chart tools to customize the chart type, chart layout, and chart style that best represents the selected data. Once the chart is exactly the way you want it, we will learn how to save it as a template to use again.

Thursday, September 30, 2021

    • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm   Thurs. morning
    • online

    In this 2-hour online class, learn how to create a basic Access report, and explore layout and design view.  In design view add controls and set properties for those controls; learn about calculated controls, apply sort & group feature to report data, finish up with graphics (themes and conditional formatting).

    • 1:00 - 3:00 pm   Th afternoon
    • UIUC -- online

    Microsoft Teams is a communications tool available through MS Office 365. During this two-hour online workshop, we will learn how to navigate the Teams environment and communicate with others in Teams. We will practice participating in online Teams meetings, and discuss sharing screens and files during meetings. We will create a team and channels.

Monday, October 4, 2021

    • 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    • Virtual

    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, October 5, 2021

    • 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

    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.

    • 1:00 - 3:00 pm   Tues afternoon
    • online -- link will be sent if registered by 8am

    During this two hour-long session, we will go over the basics of the Photoshop interface and some resources on how to continue learning features. Instructor will point out her favorite beginner tutorials and resources. Q & A to follow

Thursday, October 7, 2021

    • 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Supervisors will learn how to effectively utilize university employment systems to select and hire staff in the civil service employment category. An overview of the job classification systems and salary considerations will be offered. The seminar will also address the process for internally promoting and reclassifying individuals.

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

    • 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

    This seminar reviews relevant policies and procedures, discusses the common mistakes made when conducting performance reviews, and provides some demonstrations on how to begin the discussion between the supervisor and the employee.

Thursday, October 14, 2021

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

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

    In this 2-hour online workshop we will explore the Word interface while we type text on a page, fix spelling errors, change spacing and page margins, and save our work. We will practice navigating the document; select text to make revisions; and move text by cutting and pasting. Formatting tools will be next, where we will learn how to emphasize text.

    • 1:00 - 3:00 pm   Tues. afternoon
    • online

    This two-hour online session will introduce you to Access, Microsoft's relational database application. Attendees will take a tour of the objects in an Access database, including tables, queries, forms, and reports.

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

    • 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

    The Performance Partnership Program (PPP), offered by Illinois Human Resources, 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.

    • 1:00 - 2:00 pm   Wed. afternoon
    • online

    Join us in a one-hour online session to learn about the basic features of Zoom. This session is aimed for first time or beginner users.

Thursday, October 21, 2021

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

    In this 2-hour workshop we will explore the mail merge features in Word including working with various data sources such as Excel and Access; working with rules; and creating and printing labels. Email merge will also be explored.

Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Wednesday, October 27, 2021

    • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm   Wed. morning
    • online

    In this 2 hr online workshop, participants will learn how to create and work with Access tables. We will create a table using application parts and also from scratch.  We will create a primary key and start entering data. We will work with fields in a table from adding, deleting, re-arranging to setting field properties. Finish up using lookup fields and calculated fields

    • 1:30 - 3:30 pm
    • Skype

Monday, November 1, 2021

    • 1:30 - 4:30 pm
    • Virtual

    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, November 4, 2021

Tuesday, November 9, 2021

    • 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Representatives from Illinois Human Resources and the Office for Access and Equity will help new supervisors learn how to effectively utilize university employment systems to recruit, select, and hire staff in Academic Professional and Faculty member employment categories.

Wednesday, November 17, 2021

    • 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

    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.

Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Monday, December 6, 2021

    • 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    • Virtual

    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.