The Learning Academies @ SHSU

Training Schedule

TitleLocationDateTime
Leadership At Every Level: E-Colors: The Essentials of Intentional Leadership LSC 320 February 1, 2019

8:00am - 12:00pm

Leadership At Every Level: Respect and Tolerance LSC 315 February 26, 2019

9:00am - 10:30am

Come for Coffee: The Business Case for Diversity & Inclusion TBA TBA 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
LSC 304 June 26, 2018 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
CHSS 430 June 27, 2018 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Training University: Graduate Hiring Thomason 107 July 10, 2018 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Training University: Student Hiring Thomason 107 July 26, 2018 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

 

Training Details

Leadership At Every Level: E-Colors

Location: LSC 320

Date: Friday, February 1st, 2019

Time: 8:00am - 12:00pm

Description:

This half-day advanced E-Colors PDI (Personality Diversity Indicator) session will be led by returning presenter E-Colors in Education’s executive coach Dr. Rosalinda Mercado of the international coaching and professional development company Equilibria. This session for the Leadership at Every Level track of the Learning Academies @ SHSU continues a journey through the eight steps of intentional leadership with brand new content from Equilibria's proprietary 8 Essentials of Intentional Leadership program focusing on Step 7, Accountability. These stand-alone 8E workshops feature performance enhancement processes for leaders and teams to understand the essential elements of effective teamwork and leadership through a series of coaching sessions. To find out more, please go to https://www.ecolorsineducation.org/

Any participants who have attended a previous E-Colors foundational course or know their E-Colors style are eligible to attend. Dr. Mercado will give a  brief overview of basic concepts. If you do not remember your style, please retake the PDI. If you have never completed the PDI, please take it before registering; you will receive a summary that you can use to register for this session.

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS: All participants at this event must have completed the Personality Diversity Indicator (PDI) at http://tinyurl.com/SHSUecolors or know their E-Colors style (such as "Yellow/Blue, Blue/Red," etc.) prior to registering for the event. When completing the survey, please request the online PDI survey results be emailed to you, then forward the results to rosalinda@ecolorsineducation.org with the subject line “SHSU-HR” by January 25, 2019. If you already know your style, you do not need to complete the survey again, but please send your info (for example, “Blue/Green” or “Red/Yellow”) by January 25 to rosalinda@ecolorsineducation.org

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Leadership At Every Level: Respect and Tolerance

Location: LSC 315

Date: Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Time: 9:00am - 10:30am

Description: This workshop helps participants improve their interactions with other people; explore brain science on unconscious bias, and identify practical strategies to create an open, non-biased, respectful, and productive environment for all.

*Registration opening soon


Come for Coffee: The Business Case for Diversity and Inclusion

Location: TBA

Date: TBA

Time: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Description: More information coming soon!

*Registration opening soon


Leadership Institute: Performance Management--“The How-to of Human Dynamics”

Location: LSC 304

Date: Thursday, June 26, 2018

Time: 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Description: The Leadership Institute, a track of the Learning Academies @ SHSU, is a professional development program for new supervisors and seasoned supervisors (faculty chairs and staff assistant directors and above) at Sam Houston State University. The Institute offers multiple sessions on leadership topics. This is the third building block of the Leadership Institute, Performance Management, open to all chairs and staff administrators. In Performance Management: "The How-to of Human Dynamics," the Assistant Director of Human Resources will share her expertise on the following topics:

  • Supervising and evaluating staff and maintaining department records and files in case of legal action.
  • Managing employee time, performance appraisals and getting results, disciplinary procedures, handling employee grievances, and creating a performance improvement plan.
  • Hiring and Salary administration: when/how to reclassify an employee, market studies, and internal equity. Sessions of the Institute repeat every 6 months, are stand-alone classes, and may be taken in any order.

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Come for Coffee: Reporting Leave for Exempt and Faculty Employees

Location: CHSS 430

Date: Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Time: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Description: Wonder what an exempt employee or faculty member must do to accurately report their leave? Come for Coffee and clarity with a Payroll expert as we look at available leaves, their applicability in certain situations, and how our online reporting system makes it easier than ever -- from anywhere in the world -- to report your time off!

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Training University: Graduate Hiring

Location: Thomason 107

Date: Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Time: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Description: Come to this interactive lab training session with Human Resources to learn and have your questions answered about the graduate hiring process and submitting Electronic Personnel Action Forms (EPAFs).

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 * THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED * 

Leadership Institute: The First 90 Days: Academic Affairs Policy & Procedures

Location: CANCELED

Date: Monday, July 16, 2018

Time: 10:00AM - 12:00pm

Description: (Credit=2 hours) The Leadership Institute, a track of the Learning Academies @ SHSU, is a training program for new supervisors (faculty chairs and staff assistant directors and above) at Sam Houston State University. This session is on the following topic: Academic Affairs Policies and Procedures – Faculty only. This session focuses on faculty related policies, including tenure and promotion, faculty evaluation and merit, academic dishonesty procedures, the student grievance process, faculty grievance procedures, and workload policy and instructional staffing.

Sessions repeat every 6 months, are stand-alone classes, and may be taken in any order.

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Training University: Student Hiring

Location: Thomason 107

Date: Thursday, July 26, 2018

Time: 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Description: Come to this interactive lab training session with Human Resources to learn and have your questions answered about the hourly student process and submitting Electronic Personnel Action Forms (EPAFs).


Leadership Institute: The First 90 Days: Human Resources Policy & Procedure Boot Camp

Location: LSC 304

Date: Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Time: 9:00AM - 11:00AM

Description:  “The First 90 Days: What New Supervisors Must Know to Operate Legally, Ethically, and Effectively”

Session 2: (2 Hours) HR Policies and Procedures Boot Camp. This session focuses on supervisory responsibilities as they apply to the Human Resources-related policies such as Staffing, Separations, Student Hiring, EEO and Diversity, Compliance, FMLA and Leave Approvals, Conflict of Interest, Title IX and Campus Security Authority. 

Sessions repeat every 6 months, are stand-alone classes, and may be taken in any order.

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Come for Coffee: Reclassifications & Market Studies

Location: CHSS 430

Date: Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Time: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Description: A compensation and classification HR Specialist discusses the purpose of reclassifications and market studies, and provides important details about these processes. These include actions in PeopleAdmin, desk audits, market adjustments, and EPAFs.

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Management Academy: Managing Legally in 2018

Location: LSC 304

Date: Friday, September 14, 2018

Time: 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Description: Credit=2 hours This yearly presentation is a favorite of attendees and always brings new light to the legal questions managers face daily using case studies "ripped from the headlines." Managers will learn what the current litigation landmines are and how to avoid them; identify behaviors and actions that may lead to discrimination and sexual harassment complaints and how to prevent them; and identify appropriate management conduct that can reduce or eliminate legal problems. Presented by Rhonda Beassie, TSUS Office of the General Counsel.

Eligible for faculty chairs and managers of staff only. This session also qualifies as a Management Academy elective for those attending the Leadership Institute.

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Leading at Every Level: The Productive Leader

Location: LSC 315

Date: Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Time: 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM

Description: Organizational leaders have a lot on their plate. The responsibilities of staff supervision, office management, program planning, office administration, budgeting, committee meetings, student questions, and more keep us so busy jumping from task to task it is a wonder we ever get anything done. In this interactive workshop, we will look at some of the root causes of productivity loss and examine a behavioral approach for how we can bring intentional planning and increased productivity to our daily to-do list. This session is part of the Leading at Every Level track of the Learning Academies @ SHSU.

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Leadership Institute: The First 90 Days: Finance Policy & Procedure Boot Camp

Location: LSC 304

Date: Thursday, September 27, 2018

Time: 9:00AM - 11:00 AM

Description: Session 3: (2 Hours) Finance Policies and Procedures Boot Camp -.This session focuses on supervisory responsibilities as they apply to finance-related policies such as Payroll Processing and Approvals, Accounting, Interdepartmental Transactions, Travel Reimbursements, P-Card policies, Budgets, and Purchasing.

Sessions repeat every 6 months, are stand-alone classes, and may be taken in any order.

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Professional Development for Student Workers: The ABCs of Attire, Body Language, and Customer Service

Location: LSC 320

Date: Wednesday, October 3, 2018 & Thursday, October 4, 2018 *THESE ARE TWO IDENTICAL SESSIONS

Time: 1:00pm - 2:15pm

Description: Preparing student workers for the professional world of work is an important part of the university’s mission. This session will be taught by Ms. Kingslee Zarate, former student worker for Victoria College, former employee of the city of Victoria, and current Human Resources Associate for SHSU. Kingslee will focus on the basics of Attire, Body Language, and Customer Service for student workers who would like the additional polish and shine that it takes to be successful at adulting. Kingslee has served as the former president of 4-H and Art Club, participated in competitive public speaking, and has given numerous presentations for the City of Victoria and on radio talk shows. In addition to being an employee at Sam, she is currently a student in the College of Business.


Come for Coffee: Casting a Wider Net - Inclusive Hiring Practices

Location: CHSS 430

Date: Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Time: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Description: SHSU is committed to fostering a lifelong learning environment in support of a diverse faculty and staff who are excellent scholars, educators and professionals (SHSU Strategic Plan). While the members of your hiring committee may have the best of intentions, they might be making mistakes that could sabotage their best efforts to hire a brilliant new member for the team. In doing so, they might also limit the university’s ability to solve current and future problems, to support our students in becoming the best in Texas, and to avoid legal liability. Come join Heather Varela, diversity coordinator, to learn how to "cast a wider net" and go beyond just adhering to SHSU’s Affirmative Action Plan to supporting and encouraging diversity in the hiring process. Bring your faculty or staff hiring committee questions to Heather and the Staffing team to learn tips for making your committee and the process more
inclusive.

 

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Management Academy: Conflict Resolution Techniques

Location: LSC Room 304

Date: Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Time: 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Description: (This Management Academy session is part of Conflict Resolution month)
Conflict in your team is inevitable, but it doesn't have to be destructive. It can actually be a healthy way to surface important issues in your team that need to be resolved. Join conflict resolution experts Gene Roberts, JD, Student Legal and Mediation Services Director; and Dr. Drew Miller, Executive Director of Counseling & Health Services, as they show how it is often not conflict that is the issue, but the style in which you resolve it that matters. They will demonstrate techniques for identifying conflicts in your team before they cause problems, as well as simple steps to take to keep the peace, meet the needs of the parties involved, and find creative solutions for resolving them. (Credits=2)
Eligible for faculty chairs and managers of staff only. This session also qualifies as a Management Academy elective for those attending the Leadership Institute.

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Come for Coffee: Tips and Tricks in Talent Management

Location: John Thomason Building Room 107

Date: Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Time: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Description: Talent Management is more than just a place to register for training. Come learn the secrets from the lead system administrator, Ms. TJ Bittick, Professional Development Coordinator for Human Resources, which will help you manage your professional development and those of your subordinates. For example, do you know how to run a transcript report on yourself and your subordinates? Do you know how to withdraw yourself from a course to avoid being a no-show? Do you know that there is an entire library of professional resources available through Skillsoft—and how to find them? Are you aware of the curated curriculums in the system, how to print your past performance appraisals, how to view a custom report that has been shared with you, which standard reports you can pull, and so much more? Come learn these and other tips and tricks to get the most out of Talent Management!

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Leadership At Every Level: Unconscious & Everyday Bias

Location: CHSS 430

Date: Thursday, November 1, 2018

Time: 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Description: You may believe you adhere to SHSU's strategic goal that is in support of a diverse faculty and staff who are excellent scholars, educators and professionals (SHSU Strategic Plan). And you may even believe you know how to avoid bias in hiring, performance management, and in your working relationships with your colleagues and customers. But what about unconscious biases of which you may not even be aware? When even a progressive company such as Starbucks can make very public mistakes regarding unconscious bias, how can you know what may unexpectedly put you or your department in the hot seat, or prevent someone from accessing opportunities for which they are qualified?

Join Jeanine Bias Nelson, Director, Office of Equity and Inclusion and Title IX Coordinator, to explore unconscious and everyday bias in the workplace. This workshop focuses on ways to identify and address unconscious bias for improved professional relationships and communication as common types of biases and practical solutions are presented to participants.

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Management Academy: The Eight Things Effective Leaders Do

Location: LSC 304

Date: Thursday, November 8, 2018

Time: 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Description: Join us as we welcome SHSU President Emeritus James F. Gaertner to the Management Academy for the first time. Dr. Gaertner, SHSU's 12th University President (2001 - 2010), will discuss his perspective on the actions a leader must take to win his subordinates' loyalty, respect, and support. During his tenure as president of SHSU, the University added 14 new master's programs and two new doctoral programs; achieved Carnegie Doctoral Research classification—which placed it in the top seven percent of all higher education institutions in the U.S.; presided over more than $275 million of construction projects; and successfully completed its first capital campaign in history, raising more than $60 million over five years. His successful career in both private industry and higher education have led him to formulate his observations on how effective leaders get to be that way.
Eligible for faculty chairs and managers of staff only. This session also qualifies as a Management Academy elective for those attending the Leadership Institute.

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Come for Coffee: How the Money Flows at SHSU

Location: CHSS 430

Date: Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Time: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Description: "Follow the money..." Good advice, especially when you are responsible for the planning for and expenditure of budget funds at SHSU. This session will feature Edgar Smith, SHSU Director of Budget, discussing how budget works at SHSU. Attendees are encouraged to submit up to 4 questions each. Send your submission up to 6 days prior to the presentation by emailing them to acc_ebs@shsu.edu with the subject line Budget Q & A or complete the form that displays at registration. Some topics to get you thinking:

How does budgeting work?

How are different types of funds included in the budget?

What is the difference between a budget pool and an account code?
(Credit=1 hour)

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