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Training & Professional Development

Campus: 139 Wyoming Hall

Mail: Dept 3422

1000 E University Ave

Laramie, WY 82071-2000

Phone: 307.766.5484

Fax: 307.766.5607

Office Hours

Regular: 8:00am - 5:00pm

Summer: 7:30am - 4:30pm

Monday - Friday

Human Resources Contact List

Human Resources

Training and Professional Development

The Human Resources training team supports the mission of the University of Wyoming by designing and providing high quality, state of the art, opportunities for staff learning and professional development. To check for availability of any of the below listed classes or register for online training, please visit the Courses and Conferences home page in Employee Self Service.

Supervisory Tools and Requisite Training (START)

The day long START program, which must be completed within the new supervisor’s first thirty days in the position draws on the expertise of subject matters experts in the HR office.  It will address the philosophy of supervision, along with the application of federal and state statutes, performance management, staff employee relations (including corrective actions, grievances, retaliation, performance enhancements and difficult communications), and the New Hire Manager Checklist. START is required for all employees that supervise benefited staff positions. At this time START is not required for supervisors of non-benefited, part time or student employment positions. If you have not attended START or the Supervisor Development Institute the Human Resources Training Office will contact you with an enrollment date.

Supervisor Development Institute (SDI)

SDI at the University of Wyoming is a Professional Development program designed to provide new supervisors and managers with the skills and knowledge to effectively manage people and processes. The program includes workshops, self-directed learning, and ongoing reinforcement activities. For more information please visit Supervisor Development Institute home page.

Sexual Misconduct and the Duty to Report*

*This is a required training for ALL University employees and is coordinated by Employment Practices (766-5608).  

All University employees are responsible for responding to and reporting sexual misconduct.  This course provides background information pertaining to laws and definitions of sexual misconduct, outlines every employee's duty to report and provides information on what happens after an incident is reported.  PLEASE NOTE:  This training is coordinated by the Office of Employment Practices.  Please view their Training Page for more information, including scheduled dates/times.  For questions about this training, please call 766-5608 or email diversity-epo@uwyo.edu.  


Performance Evaluation Training

The 2016 Performance Evaluation document is available today. For those supervisors unfamiliar with the system (or would like a refresher) this training session will be held January through March in Wyoming Hall. This one hour course will briefly go through the process of updating a PDQ online and completing a performance evaluation in HRMS.

Performance Management

This in-person course is scheduled in conjunction with Performance Evaluation Training. Each course requires registration separately; however, trainees may attend each course individually or both sequentially. This course will guide supervisors on how to prepare and conduct employee feedback sessions to ensure the organization and all of its components are working together to optimize organization goals. Course objectives will focus on how to evaluate position duties and responsibilities, job related performance factors, and how to develop evaluation goals for the upcoming year by creating the right environment for employee growth.

Emotional Intelligence (EI)

This course focuses on our ability to manage both ourselves and others. EI is considered the single greatest contributor to personal excellence and success. Increased EI can move individuals and organizations to higher performance and greater personal leadership. This program will explore the personal and social aspects of being more emotionally intelligent and provide actionable steps towards managing strong emotions, and working with difficult people.

Disability in the Workplace and the ADA Process

This 2-hour course covers vital information regarding disabilities in the workplace and details UW's process for ADA accommodation requests.

UW – A Diverse Workplace (OFCCP Training)

This course is a required training for any and all employees involved in personnel decisions: All aspects of hiring (including sitting on an interview committee) tenure and promotion, performance evaluations, and disciplinary actions including termination. This presentation covers Equal Opportunity Employment, Affirmative Action and specific regulations related to protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.  PLEASE NOTE: This course is also offered in an online format: to register, log into Employee Self Service via WyoWeb.  From the main menu, navigate to Courses and Conferences > Home Page.  Once on the home page, enter "OFCCP" into the "Search for" field.  Once you've found the training, click the shopping cart icon to add it to your cart and then click View Cart and then Checkout.  Once checkout is completed, you should be able to launch the training module.  

Screening Evaluation Workshop

Would you like an opportunity to work on your screening or interview evaluations with help from a Staffing and Employment Partner? This two hour session is meant for hiring managers and/or search committee members regarding benefited classified-staff positions. Please come prepared with questions, notes, a completed screening or interview matrix, or any other relevant materials.

Position Description Workshop

This two hour workshop will help the student gain a better understanding of the purposes behind position descriptions while exploring the meaning behind each section of the PDQ. Additionally, we will go over the tools available to help write clear and defined duty descriptions. Time will be given to work on position descriptions you are currently developing as well as having a Human Resource representative on hand to answer questions that you may have.

Crash Course: Filling a Vacant Position

With careful preparation, employers can maximize the recruitment process: create an effective job advertisement, write practical screening evaluations and craft effective interview questions. Get the information you need to attract and hire the best employee.

How to Handle Difficult People

This training provides concrete techniques for dealing with difficult people in the workplace. Approach your job with more enjoyment and your coworkers with greater confidence by learning how to deal with difficult people at work.

Understanding and Overcoming Team Dysfunction

This course will help supervisors and managers to identify and resolve team dysfunctions. You will learn how to develop and build trust among team members creating the environment for open communication.

Fair Labor Standards Act Training

This course explains the basic requirements of the FLSA, including issues involving minimum wage and overtime, how "exempt" employees are classified, independent contractors and recordkeeping requirements, among others. It is recommended for supervisors and management-level employees to aid in avoiding FLSA disputes and violations.

Developmental Coaching

This training will give an overview of the necessary tools to motivate and grow employees in your organization. Training will include how to build a coaching relationship, how to capitalize upon each member's potential, communication skills, and motivation.

Change Management

Training will provide potential supervisors and managers a “road map” for what organizations can do to help facilitate successful change initiatives. Students will learn adaptive strategies to manage change and transition, reduce stress, and develop positive coping skills.

Developing Leadership Skills

Learn to effectively engage your team by focusing on your leadership development.

Human Resources Employment Law and Policies (H.E.L.P)

H.E.L.P provides a foundation of information about the necessary rules and regulations for those in a manager and supervisor position. It consists of information about hiring procedures, orienting new employees, performance evaluations, class compensation and reorganization, ADA, donated sick leave and more. This is a two part class which requires the completion of H.E.L.P online before attending the in class portion of the training. After registering you will receive an email with link to register for H.E.L.P. online.

Performance Enhancements

The purpose of the Handling Performance Enhancements training is to provide supervisors with an overview of corrective actions as outlined in the employee handbook, and the role of the supervisor in implementing informal and formal progressive discipline.

Developing Communication Skills

This in-person course will train employees on how to develop interpersonal communication skills, with an emphasis on the communication process, recognizing barriers to effective workplace communication, how to overcome barriers, active listening, and how to leverage communication to resolve workplace conflict

 

 


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Training & Professional Development

Campus: 139 Wyoming Hall

Mail: Dept 3422

1000 E University Ave

Laramie, WY 82071-2000

Phone: 307.766.5484

Fax: 307.766.5607

Office Hours

Regular: 8:00am - 5:00pm

Summer: 7:30am - 4:30pm

Monday - Friday

Human Resources Contact List

1000 E. University Ave. Laramie, WY 82071
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