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March and April Training and Development Opportunities

The Statewide Office of Human Resources announces the following training & development opportunities during March through April 2014 for University employees. See http://www.alaska.edu/hrtraining/Calendar/ for the monthly calendar at a glance.

PERFORMANCE APPRAISALS AT UA - SUPERVISORS

Class dates and times in March and April, 2014 are being finalized. An email with class details will be sent to Statewide supervisors and the registration site updated the first week of March.

WEBINARS

Webinars descriptions are posted ( http://www.alaska.edu/hrtraining/e-learning/compsych-learning-events/ ) on the HR website. Webinars are scheduled on the first Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. and third Thursday at 2 p.m. (These dates were scheduled based upon employee feedback for preferred days and times for a webinar.) Upon registering, employees will receive a confirmation email and a subsequent reminder email 24-hours prior to the webinar.

Mindfulness: Being Present in Your Work and Life - March 5, 2014, Wednesday at 11 a.m. Register for 11-12pm AKST

Goal Setting for Personal and Professional Success - March 20, 2014, Thursday at 2 p.m. Register for 2-3pm AKST

Becoming a Better Listener - April 2, 2014, Wednesday at 11 a.m. Register for 11-12pm AKST

Effective Communication - April 17, 2014, Thursday at 2 p.m. Register for 2-3pm AKST

The webinars range from 45-60 minutes in length and are open to all University of Alaska employees. There are no fees to attend a ComPsych webinar ( http://www.alaska.edu/hrtraining/e-learning/compsych-learning-events/). If the webinar takes place during the employee’s work hours, as with any training event, supervisory approval should be obtained to ensure proper departmental coverage. Employees may join these webinars from any computer with speakers and use the chat function to ask questions or comment.

Note: Although a telephone number will be provided to participate, the telephone number is one with a long-distance charge. Therefore, the computer speakers (or earbuds) and chat function is the preferred method for participating.

Supervisors may request a webinar topic for a department meeting or retreat. In addition, employees may request a topic for a future webinar date. Simply review the ComPsych Catalog posted at ComPsych webinar page ( http://www.alaska.edu/hrtraining/e-learning/compsych-learning-events/). When submitting a request, please email syhrtraining@email.alaska.edu and include “ComPsych Webinar Request” in your subject line.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact Anne Sakumoto at anne.sakumoto@alaska.edu or (907) 786-1432.

UA EMPLOYEE E-LEARNING - SkillSoft Resources available until January 30, 2015.

University employees have access to free online courses, job aids and Books24x7 anytime and anywhere you have internet access. Courses may be downloaded and viewed when you do not have internet access for example, if you’re on an airplane. After completing a course, your learning results are automatically recorded and transferred to your learning history within SkillPort after you log-in with an internet connection.

Employees may access these SkillSoft resources one of two ways:

1. UAOnline. After logging in, click the “Employee Services” tab, then “Employee E-Learning” link, and “SkillSoft”) or

2. through the Statewide Human Resources webpage at http://www.alaska.edu/hrtraining/e-learning/skillsoft/.Log in with UA Authentication Service ID and password. If you need assistance, contact the UA Call Center at 450-8300 or your regional helpdesk.

Are you interested in preparing for a certification exam? As a University employee, you have access to SkillSoft courses to prepare for business certifications exams. A few of the certifying organizations and the certifications are listed below:

1. American Society for Quality

Six Sigma - Black Belt or Green Belt

CMQ/OE - Certified Manager of Quality and Organizational Excellence

2. Project Management Institute

CAPM - Certified Associate in Project Management

PMP - Project Management Professional

3. International Institute of Business Analysis

CBAP – Certified Business Analysis Professional

4. Human Resource Certification Institute

PHR – Professional in Human Resources

SPHR – Senior Professional in Human Resources

Although SkillSoft works with the various organizations to keep up to date with exam questions and topics, SkillSoft does not administer the actual certification exam or issue the certification. You must apply with the certifying organizations which frequently have experience and/or training requirements. For training requirements, it’s recommended that you print the SkillSoft completion certificates for your records and/or to submit with your application if requested.

University employees may find information at the Statewide Human Resources webpage (http://www.alaska.edu/hrtraining/e-learning/re-certification-prep/ ) or at SkillSoft.com Info Center on certification curriculum or Accreditation (http://www.skillsoft.com/about/accreditations/http://www.skillsoft.com/catalog/certification/curricula.asp ).

SKILLSOFT DEMONSTRATION

Has it been a while since you’ve logged into your SkillSoft account or perhaps you didn’t know about these resources? You can register and add the information to your Google calendar at the following website. http://www.alaska.edu/hrtraining/Calendar/

Or join one of the two demonstrations scheduled below by using the given information:

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March 28, 2014 at 10 a.m. AST

Go to https://skillsoft.webex.com/skillsoft/j.php?J=276380795&PW=NM2I4N2JkZmZk

Meeting Number: 276 380 795

Meeting Password: welcome

Call-in toll-free number: 1-866-668-0721 (US)

Conference Code: 623 546 8761

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May 1 at 9 a.m. AST

Go to https://skillsoft.webex.com/skillsoft/j.php?J=270078351&PW=NOGYwMjQ1YWNm

Meeting Number: 270 078 351

Meeting Password: welcome

Call-in toll-free number: 1-866-668-0721 (US)

Conference Code: 623 546 8761

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