Human Resources: HR 128 Training

Human Resources Training

Training Mission

The mission of training at the UT Health Science Center is to strengthen and support the professional and personal growth of its employees. The goal of our training program is to empower employees to gain knowledge and awareness of services, policies, goals and practices. Through training, UTHSC employees enrich their skills, achieve excellence, and add value to the university at many levels.


Training Calendar and Course Registration

View a full listing of training classes and register online.

HR Training Classes - July 2014

Please visit the training portal to enroll in any of these classes.

Employee Relations: Drug Free Workplace

Our work and/or our personal lives may be affected greatly by drug and alcohol abuse. This course will help participants become more aware of that impact, first on a personal level, then from the perspective of workplace issues.

October 14, 2014 10 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. HR - 910 Madison, Ste. 725 Enroll Now

Human Resources: Advanced Care Planning

Advanced care planning is an organized approach to thinking, reflecting and understanding your current state of health and your goals, values and choices for future treatment decisions. It focuses on your decisions and how you want to live well. Advanced care planning is a gift to your family. This class will review various aspects of advanced care planning and offer participants the "Five Wishes" tool to begin the process.

October 16, 2014 2 p.m. - 3 p.m. HR - 910 Ste. 725 Enroll Now
October 27, 2014 2 p.m. - 3 p.m. HR - 910 Ste. 725 Enroll Now

Managers And Supervisors
Workplace Civility: Respectful Habits Lead to Increased Productivity, Decreased Liability (Webinar for Supervisors Only)

Today organizations are realizing the tremendous cost of incivility in the workplace. Incivility leads to decreased morale, anxiety, depression, absenteeism, and loss of productivity. Employees working side-by-side need to learn how to respect each other so they can work as a team. In this webinar the presenter will show how to begin the process of making your department a civility-conscious place.

October 8, 2014 12 noon - 1:30 p.m. HR - 910 Ste. 725 Enroll Now
October 29, 2014 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. HR - 910 Ste. 725 Enroll Now

Managers And Supervisors
Compensation Training for Supervisors - Module 2: Performance Evaluations

Today organizations are realizing the tremendous cost of incivility in the workplace. Incivility leads to decreased morale, anxiety, depression, absenteeism, and loss of productivity. Employees working side-by-side need to learn how to respect each other so they can work as a team. In this webinar the presenter will show how to begin the process of making your department a civility-conscious place.

October 8, 2014 9 a.m. - 12 noon HR - 910 Ste. 725 Enroll Now

Managers And Supervisors
Progressive Discipline

Progressive discipline is a process for dealing with job-related that does not meet expected and communicated performance standards. The primary purpose for progressive discipline is to improve an employee's performance or conduct while understanding that not all disciplinary situations are alike and require different measures for improvement. In this course we will discuss how progressive discipline can be applied to achieve results through reasonable efforts.
Prerequisite: Documenting Disciplinary Issues

October 23, 2014 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. HR - 910 Ste. 725 Enroll Now

Training News

Policy HR128

The University administration's support for the benefits of training is clear in UT policy HR0128 - Human Resources Development. It states:

"The University of Tennessee believes the professional development and training of its employees are central to the university's mission, vision, and values. The head of each campus or institute is responsible for ensuring that individual and departmental training needs are met. The Office of Employee and Organizational Development will assist campus and institute officers (or designees) with assessing needs and providing training or other appropriate services to meet individual and departmental goals. Professional development and training should be planned individually during the employee's annual performance review. Supervisors are strongly encouraged to support employees' participation in a minimum of 32 hours of training and development activities per year".

The recommendation of 32 hours of training and professional development each calendar year is an attainable goal. The goal can be easily reached with a combination of training opportunities both on and off campus. Acceptable options include on-campus classroom training, online computer-based training; off-site classes and seminars; webinars, conferences, etc. Please visit the training calendar for upcoming opportunities on campus.

HR128 Credit

Credit for classes completed on campus is applied to employee records by the department offering the class.

Credit for customized departmental training and outside seminars, and/or conferences will be issued upon request. Simply complete the Request for Additional Training Credit form Adobe PDF and submit it along with the class brochure/flyer and roster to the HR Training Department - 910 Madison, Suite 722 for processing.