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Engagement Series 2020

As a UTHSC family, staying connected to each other is more important than ever. With working from home and talking with team members via Zoom, Human Resources has brought a fun and educational team together to share their experiences, stories, and provide advice for others who are facing this new normal.

This 13-week series will take place every Friday from 10:00 -10:30 am CST, May 15- Aug 14, 2020. All sessions will be recorded and available for viewing.

Session 1 (May 15, 2020)

Staying Connected during COVID-19: Transitioning from campus to couch, hobbies, and tips on having a new work/life balance. Presenters: Jackie Cotton, Executive Administrative Aide to the Vice Chancellor- Finance and Administration, Jean Perdicaris, Administrative Coordinator II to Vice Chancellor-AFSA, Tim Florence, Manager of ITS Instructional Services

Session One Recording

Session 2 (May 22, 2020) 

We will chat with Holly Rounds, Director of Pediatrics, to discuss recent successes, team support/collaboration, strategies on balancing the workload, and advice for other teams.

Session Two Recording

Session 3 (May 29, 2020)

We will chat with Courtney Sievers, Assistant Dean of College of Dentistry, to discuss recent successes, team support/collaboration, strategies on balancing the workload, and advice for other teams.

Session Three Recording

Session 4 (June 5, 2020)

We will chat with Chief Berryhill and Deputy Chief Knight, Campus Police, to discuss recent successes, team support/collaboration, strategies on balancing the workload, and advice for other teams.

Session Four Recording

Session 5 (June 12, 2020)

We will chat with Lisa Aitken, Director of IT Customer Technology Support, to discuss recent successes, team support/collaboration, strategies on balancing the workload, and advice for other teams.

Session Five Recording

Session 6 (June 16, 2020)

Remote Tools and Technology: Presented by Lisa Hall, Executive Director of IT Business Productivity Solutions and Dennis Leber, Chief Information Security Officer with discussion around best resources for working remotely and how to maintain security in the age of COVID.

Session Six Presentation

Lisa Hall (lhall37@uthsc.edu) , Executive Director, Business Productivity Solutions

Dennis Leber (dleber@uthsc.edu),  Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) | HIPAA Security Officer

Tonya Brown (tlbrown@uthsc.edu), Application Support

IT Security Link: https://www.uthsc.edu/its/cybersecurity/ 

Zoom Information at: https://uthsc.edu/its/business-productivity-solutions/training/zoom/index.php 

Zoom Update License information: https://uthsc.edu/its/business-productivity-solutions/training/zoom/index.php 

Desktop & Web Apps information: https://www.uthsc.edu/its/business-productivity-solutions/training/index.php  

OnBase Information: https://www.uthsc.edu/its/business-productivity-solutions/product-management/onbase.php 

Tips for working from home: https://www.uthsc.edu/its/remote-work/index.php 

Always report any suspicious emails in your UTHSC account to abuse@uthsc.edu or call Helpdesk at 901.448.2222 ext. 1 immediately.

Session 7 (June 19, 2020)

We will chat with Edwin Jeffries, Superintendent of Custodial Services and Kim Moore Assistant Vice Chancellor of Facilities, to discuss recent successes, team support/collaboration, strategies on balancing the workload, and advice for other teams.

Session Seven Recording

Session 8 (June 26, 2020)

We will chat with Ann Salina, Director of Enrollment Management to discuss recent successes, team support/collaboration, strategies on balancing the workload, and advice for other teams.

Session Eight Recording

Session 9 (July 7, 2020)

Maintaining Work Life Balance: promoting resources and tips for UTHSC employees. Featured presenters: J. Lee Taylor, Director of Campus Recreation, Erin Jennings, Assistant Director of Campus Recreation, and Kathy Gibbs, Assistant Vice Chancellor of SASSI.

Session Nine Recording

Work Life Balance Presentation

Session 10 (July 10, 2020)

Do’s and Don’ts of Virtual Interviewing: a discussion for interviewees and interviewers presented by HR.

Session Ten Recording

Session 11 (July 17, 2020)

Virtual Onboarding and Virtual Orientation: a discussion on our change in process based on the pandemic presented by HR.

Session Eleven Recording

Session 12 (July 24, 2020)

The New Post Hiring: a discussion on how best to facilitate interaction, communication, and expectations when working in a pandemic environment. This session is presented by HR.

Session Twelve Recording

Post Hire Checklist

Session 13 (July 31, 2020)

Team collaboration: Best practices and tools for remote projects and collaborations, building trust and clear communication, additional resources for engagement. This session will be presented by HR. 

Last Published: Jul 27, 2020