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Below are U2 workshops for Sept. 5-13. Visit our web site for more.
Access XP, Beginning: Sept. 5, 6, and 7, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m., 361 Upson II (nine hours total). Prerequisite: basic understanding of computers, mouse and file saving/retrieval skills. Introduces Access and relational databases. Learn to create a database, work with tables, queries, forms, reports, and establish relationships. Presenter: Heidi Strande.
Records Retention and E-Mail: Sept. 5, 9 to 10 a.m., Badlands Room, Memorial Union. Learn what role e-mail plays in an organization, and UND policy and best practices for retaining e-mail messages. Presenter: Chris Austin, records manager.
Defensive Driving: Sept. 6, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., 211 Skalicky Tech Incubator. This workshop is required by State Fleet for all UND employees who drive state vehicles on a regular (monthly) basis, received a traffic violation, or had an accident while operating a state vehicle. Employees are encouraged to bring a family member (spouse and/or dependents). This workshop may also reduce your North Dakota insurance premiums and could possibly remove points from your driving record. Presenter: Greg Krause.
GroupWise 6.5, Beginning: Sept. 11, 9 a.m. to noon, 361 Upson II. Participants will navigate through the GroupWise environment, create and send messages, reply to and forward messages, use the address book, create a personal address book, create a mail group, work with calendar, schedule posted appointments and recurring events, work with junk mail folder and other mail handling features. Presenter: Heidi Strande.
Records Disposal Procedures: Sept. 12, 9 to 10 a.m., Badlands Room, Memorial Union. Learn more about the process for destroying or transferring records that have passed their retention time limits. We’ll review the system used, discuss why it’s necessary to document, and take part in a hands-on run-through of the entire process. It’s fun to clean out, it’s easier than you think, and now’s the time to do it! Presenter: Chris Austin, records manager.
Laboratory Safety: Sept. 12, 9 to 11 a.m., Memorial Room, Memorial Union; or Sept. 15, 2:30 to 4:30 p.m., 211 Skalicky Tech Incubator. Learn general lab safety principles for the use of chemicals in laboratories. The workshop covers potential health hazards in the laboratory, protective measures, and response to incidents and emergencies. This training is required for all University employees working in a laboratory. Presenter: Greg Krause, safety and environmental health.
Keys to Change in the Workplace: Sept. 13, 8:30 to 10 a.m., River Valley Room, Memorial Union.
Learning to manage change is a critical skill for supervisors. They are challenged with juggling the responsibilities of learning new tasks while managing their own reactions to modifications. At the same time they are addressing their subordinates' concerns and possible resistance to the change and conversion process. This workshop addresses a number of issues that can arise as a result of organizational change. Participants will walk through planning questions, learn some of the key actions for dealing with change, and suggestions will be offered for dealing with employees who struggle with the change process. Barriers that we all may struggle with during change will be covered. Lastly, learning how to assist and prepare customers for change will be addressed in this presentation. Presenter: Kari Schoenhard, St. Alexius EAP.
Dealing with Change: Sept. 13, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., River Valley Room, Memorial Union. At times it seems as though change is happening constantly. New policies, more job responsibilities, higher expectations, financial worries and layoffs -- at times change can cause one to feel like life is spinning out of control. We assess change as either positive or negative. All change brings with it some feelings of stress. It is important to address how we handle change on an individual basis. This workshop will cover some of the tools effective for managing the change process and our reaction to it. Presenter: Kari Schoenhard, St. Alexius EAP.
Working with Prospective Students: Sept. 13, 2:30 to 4:30 p.m., 211 Skalicky Tech Incubator. This session will deal with issues related to current and suggested recruitment practices. The audience for this session is anyone who works with undergraduate prospective students at UND (faculty, coaches, administrative support staff, etc.). Participants will leave with an understanding of the current general recruitment process for all students, a summary of available data, and practical ideas for maximizing individual departmental efforts. Presenter: Kenton Pauls.
Please reserve your seat by registering with U2 by: phone, 777-2128; E-mail, U2@mail.und.nodak.edu; or online at www.conted.und.edu/U2/. Please include: (1) workshop title/date, (2) name, (3) department, (4) position, (5) box number, (6) phone number, (7) e-mail, and (8) how you first learned about this workshop. Thank you for registering in advance; it helps us plan for materials and number of seats.
-- Julie Sturges, Program Assistant, U2, U2@mail.und.edu, 777-2128