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 News

2015 Training Catalog

  1. Training classes and special events offered by the Human Resources Department are outlined in the 2015 training catalog. Classes include training focused on employment, benefits, retirement, personal finance, and professional development. Additionally, a significant number of classes have been developed for managers and supervisors.
  2. Registration for classes without a registration fee should be done through the training portal. A registration form with departmental approval must be submitted to the training department via email to hr@uthsc.edu or dbrassel@uthsc.edu; fax to 901-448-7497; or campus mail to 910 Madison, Ste. 722 - Attention: Training Department.

Franklin Covey Programs Return!
Registration Extended until Thursday, January 15!

The Human Resources Department is pleased to offer the newly updated 7 Habits of Highly Effective People Signature 4.0 and The 5 Choices of Extraordinary Productivity from Franklin Covey in January 2015. Visit the 7 Habits homepage and 5 Choices homepage for full details.

Administrative Professionals begin the new year by sharpening your skills and raising your game! The Star  Achievement program resumes on January 23, 2015. Classes will be held once per month for three months. Visit the Star Achievement homepage for details.

Personal Finance Series Resumes

This year the personal finance series will focus on helping individuals to free up money within their existing budgets by exploring couponing as a money-saving strategy. Based upon various responsibilities many individuals are not in a position to increase income by working a second job. The series is designed to provide information about couponing strategies and store coupon policies so that each person can make informed decisions about whether this could benefit them and their families. In addition to the couponing series, the UT Federal Credit Union will provide a class on reducing debt. Visit the Personal Finance homepage for details.

Training Calendar and Course Registration

View a full listing of training classes and register online.

HR Training Classes

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

February 2015 Human Resources Training Classes

Administrative Professionals

Developing Essential Skills for Administrative Professionals
This session includes a review of effective communication, organizational skills, time management and much more for administrative professions. The class is listed under the Clerical/Administrative category.

  • February 6, 2015 10 a.m. - 12 noon
    HR - 910 Madison, Ste. 725
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NEW! Front Desk Safety: Essentials for Enhancing Preparedness and Prevention
The HR and Campus Police Departments are partnering to host this webinar for employees who work at front desks and reception areas on campus. The webinar is designed to help front desk personnel identify warning signs of danger and be prepared for any emergency situation. The session will be followed by a 30 minute discussion of specific actions front desk personnel should take at the Health Science Center.

A light lunch will be provided. Please bring a beverage. The class is listed under the Clerical/Administrative category.

  • February 11, 2015 12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
    Campus Police Training Room
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Benefits

Retiree Health, Social Security and Medicare
This session includes a review of retiree health, Social Security, and Medicare coverage and the enrollment processes for each. The class is listed under the Benefits category.

  • February 5, 2015 10:00 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.
    HR - 910 Madison, Ste. 725
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Conference call option is available. Email HR to participate by conference call. You must also register to receive HR 128 credit.

An Overview of Family and Medical Leave
This session includes a review the components of Family and Medical leave. The class is listed under the Benefits category.

  • February 24, 2015 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
    HR - 910 Madison, Ste. 725
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Conference call option is available for both classes. Email HR to participate by conference call. You must also register to receive HR 128 credit.

Compensation

Annual Performance Evaluation Training (Supervisors Only)
This class will review all components of the performance evaluation process to assist managers and supervisors in completing evaluations by March 31, 2015. The class is listed under the Managers/Supervisors category.

  • February 18, 2015 10:00 a.m. - 12 noon
    OED Conference Room - C-1
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Video call option is available. Email HR to indicate your participation in the video conference. You must also register to receive HR 128 credit.

Annual Performance Evaluation Training (All Employees)
This class will review all components of the performance evaluation process. The class is listed under the Human Resources category.

  • February 25, 2015 10:00 a.m. - 12 noon
    HR - 910 Madison, Ste. 725
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Conference call option is available. Email HR to indicate your participation in the conference call. You must also register to receive HR 128 credit.

Employee Relations for Managers and Supervisors

Progressive Discipline and Documentation
The class will include a discussion of how progressive discipline can be applied to achieve results through reasonable efforts. The class is listed under the Human Resources category.

  • February 17, 2015 1:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    HR - 910 Madison, Ste. 725
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Conference call option is available. Email HR to indicate your participation in the conference call. You must also register to receive HR 128 credit.

Employment for Managers and Supervisors

Beyond Orientation: The Onboarding and Acclimation of New Employees
This class is designed to help managers and supervisors utilize strategies that will assist new hires in becoming acclimated to their new job, department and the University. The class is listed under the Managers/Supervisors category.

  • February 26, 2015 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
    HR - 910 Madison, Ste. 725
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Conference call option is available. Email HR to indicate your participation in the conference call. You must also register to receive HR 128 credit.

Personal Finance

Couponing as a Money-Saving Strategy
This class includes a review of the basics of using coupons to free up money within your existing budget. Two Sessions Offered! The class is listed under the Personal Finance category.

  • February 12, 2015 10:00 a.m. - 12 noon
    GEB A304
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Webcasting is available. Email HR for the web link to the 10 a.m. class. You may view from your computer. You must also register to receive HR128 credit.

  • February 12, 2015 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
    GEB A304
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Webcasting is available. Email HR for the web link for the 2 p.m. class. This will allow you to view live from your computer. You must also register to receive HR128 credit.

Understanding Store Coupon Policies and Loyalty/Rewards Programs
This session will include a panel of representatives from major stores in the Memphis area. Target and Kroger are currently confirmed. Each will review and answer questions about their store's coupon policy and loyalty/rewards program. The class is listed under the Personal Finance category.

  • February 20, 2015 9:00 a.m. - 12 noon
    GEB A304
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Webcasting is available. Email HR for the web link to the session. You may view from your computer. You must also register to receive HR128 credit.

Professional Development

Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)
The MBTI helps individuals gain insights about themselves and how they interact with others and it helps them improve how they communicate, learn, and work.

  • February 19, 2015 8:30 a.m. - 12 noon
    HR - 910 Madison, Ste. 725
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Employee Health

Employee Health: Sinusitis and Bronchitis
If you suffer with sinus problems, this class is for you! The University Health Services provider will present the signs and symptoms of sinusitis and bronchitis. The potential causes of each illness will be discussed. Current treatment recommendations will be reviewed. Two Sessions Offered! The class is listed under the University Health category.

  • February 10, 2015 10 a.m. - 12 noon
    HR - 910 Madison, Ste. 725
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  • February 10, 2015 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
    HR - 910 Madison, Ste. 725
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Conference call option is available for both classes. Email HR and indicate which time you would like to participate. You must also register to receive HR 128 credit.

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.