Course Catalog and Schedule
Course and Training Information
The Office of Human Resource’s Organizational Development Department and the Clinical Programs Education Department are teaming up to offer comprehensive employee development opportunities in 2013. These departments are dedicated to providing all UAMS employees professional development opportunities to acquire the skills, abilities, and competencies to enhance professional practice throughout our institution. Professional development enables all of us to perform more effectively in our current and future positions, increases employee engagement, and allows UAMS to achieve its goal of creating comfort, hope, and healing with our patients, families, and each other.
2013 Training Catalog
The following items are a list of our trainings along with their descriptions. If you need information for current room and time schedules, or to register for a course please refer to Training Tracker. Click on this link to Course-Catalogue-II for more information on individual courses. Should you encounter a problem while using Training Tracker please contact firstname.lastname@example.org .
Coaching and Positive Feedback
Focus on developing employees by unlocking their potential and enhancing their job performance. Provide perspectives and encouragement while concurrently setting high standards and expectations. Learn key steps to create an environment that fosters critical thinking and problem solving to achieve positive outcomes.
Collaborative and Creative Problem-Solving
In this workshop participants will learn to apply numerous critical thinking techniques to real- world business challenges in this highly interactive and engaging workshop. The session incorporates a simple critical thinking framework for approaching problems and decisions, while fostering creativity, collaboration, and innovation. The framework and techniques learned enable faster, quality decisions; creative solutions to problems and strategies; and higher productivity, quality and accountability.
Communication in the Workplace
In this workshop, participants will learn the concepts of effective interpersonal communication and develop necessary skills to communicate successfully in the workplace. This course will focus on understanding the nature communication and common communication issues and developing communication skills including empathy, perspective-taking, non-verbal behavior, and listening.
Creating Presentations with Prezi
Have you ever looked at your standard PowerPoint presentations and said to yourself “Gee, I wish I could make these boring old slides more interactive”? Prezi is a presentation software and storytelling tool that enables users to present their ideas on a “virtual canvas”, which enables users to create presentations that are more interactive, fluid, and responsive.
Creating Presentations with Prezi-Advanced
This class is a continuation of the original Creating Presentations with Prezi class. In this class students will continue to work on their Prezi and also learn how to upload images, add audio from a file, and insert a video either from a saved file or via a link. Students will also learn to edit the font, text and background color of their Prezi presentations.
Assess your own personal thinking style and the style of others. Learn how to systematically analyze a target problem in a fair-minded way through critical thinking and creative problem solving. Improve reasoning abilities, challenge assumptions, consider impact and consequences, and make better-informed decisions.
Critical to employee retention and satisfaction and overall organizational success is its ability to develop employees as future leaders of the organization. This session will include topics such as planning for optimum performance, ongoing evaluation and feedback, coaching for professional development and disciplinary actions.
Emotional and Social Intelligence
This workshop will help you develop and enhance the emotional, social, and relationship skills that will positively impact your work; increase effective leadership skills; and build more productive relationships—and in doing so, tap into a whole new level of achievement in your career.
Introduction to Project Management
This introductory training in project management will help you deliver smarter solutions on time and within budget. Designed to help you keep projects on track even in the toughest, most unpredictable times, this course includes information regarding creating a project plan, assessing project risk, managing multiple projects, managing enterprise-wide initiatives, scheduling, controlling, managing, and measuring project outcomes.
This course will provide the skills, strategies, and knowledge to understand, adapt, create, and implement change and to move employees toward a new and positive direction in order to ensure a strong successful future for the organization.
Lync for HR
Lync is an enterprise-wide communication platform that enables users to host and attend online meetings, conferences, & webinars. Users may also share information from their desktop creating a fully integrated & dynamic online meeting experience. This class will teach users how to communicate via UAMS’ Microsoft Outlook network using Lync’s numerous communication features. Features include instant messaging, desktop sharing, voice, and webcam for a fully integrated communication experience.
The Manager’s Guide to HR
This workshop will provide the participants with the information needed to enact UAMS’ most common human resource practices and procedures. The course will be facilitated by various HR representatives presenting information on such topics as Recruiting, Compensation, Leave Policies, Employee Services, Employee Assistance Program, Workers Compensation and Progressive Discipline. It is recommended for new supervisors, HR managers, and those wanting a refresher on these important HR topics.
The phrase, “What is up with these new hires?” is not a new one, but with Millennials, there seems to be an entirely new set of challenges and opportunities. Millennials are the group of new hires that started college in the new millennium, and they happen to be different. Not good different and not bad different – just different; leaving managers and older generations scrambling to understand and work with this unique crowd. In this fun, engaging workshop, you’ll learn everything you need to know about Millennials. What makes them tick? What are their assets, liabilities, communication preferences, and top motivators? Then learn how to best work with them and get the most out of them with a new set of managerial techniques that appeals to this group.
Managing Stress and Finding Work/Life Balance
In this workshop you will learn about the different programs and opportunities available to UAMS employees to assist in a healthy work/life balance. We will also provide some tips and take away suggestions for maintaining that balance.
For more information please contact:
Katie Swearingen, Director
Office: (501) 296-1837
You may also contact:
Deborah A Johnson, Staff Education
Phone: (501) 686-6098
Or click on this link to the Staff Education website to visit the department’s webpage.