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Privacy in Today’s World of Higher Education

In this session, participants will be exposed to essential information about protecting privacy including privacy application in academia, global privacy regulations and personal privacy protections. This session will seek to: Introduce relevant privacy laws and policies that affect how the University conducts business; Explain the role of each employee and responsibilities for managing data; Describe […]

Procurement Policy – Procurement 101

Purchasing 101 is an introduction and overview of the purchasing policies, regulations and statutes that govern purchasing at the University. This workshop is for requisition initiators and department approvers who work with requisitions and purchase orders. Topics covered include elements of a good quote, dollar levels for verbal and written quotes, definitions of public solicitations […]

Fraud Awareness Training

This course is intended for anyone with tier 1, 2, or 3 fiscal responsibility. The course will define fraud, discuss the different types, and differentiate between theft and fraud. This course will also cover the types of fraud that occur most frequently at UF and outline the strategies for preventing, detecting, and reporting fraud. Pre-registration […]

Take Charge of Change

Change happens. It is a real, concrete, often stressful fact of life. Do you ever wish that change would go away--or at least slow down? If so, this class is for you. During this course, participants will: Examine the initial normal reactions to change; Explore ways to overcome resistance to change; and Prepare a personal […]

The Multitasking Mirage—Find Your Focus, Flow, and Finish Line

The research is overwhelming—our brains aren’t built for multitasking. When we constantly juggle various cognitive tasks, we experience decreased productivity, impaired cognitive ability, increased stress, and diminished creativity—all of which reduce us to fractions of the effective professionals we are capable of being. Many professionals surrender to a frantic and unfocused workstyle out of the […]

Guide to OPS Employment for UF Administrators

This workshop is designed to Increase participants' understanding of Other Personnel Services (OPS) employment at UF so they may manage the appointment processes associated with these employees more effectively and ensure other relevant guidelines are followed. This workshop will introduce concepts surrounding OPS appointments and will discuss general OPS employment, student employment, and Academic OPS. […]

Embracing the Growth Mindset

Explore how a Growth Mindset can encourage continuous improvement and innovation. This perspective can free people to think creatively and hold themselves accountable for their results. Experience a life-changing way of tackling work-related problems. In this session, we’ll: Define the growth and fixed mindset; Identify why and how we learn from failure; and Discuss strategies […]

Guide to Faculty Appointments

This workshop is designed to increase participants' understanding of the faculty appointment, recruitment, and hiring process. In the session, faculty appointments and titles will be covered, including appointment status modifiers and administrative titles. The faculty recruitment process will be explained. Additionally, information about required paperwork when completing a range of transactions on behalf of OPS, […]

Leading a Team

Effective managers create and cultivate collaboration and teamwork in order for their unit to reach its full potential. In this session, we will discuss tactics managers can use to build a collaborative team. Specifically, we will look at team development from a manager perspective and how to facilitate decisions that everyone can commit to by […]

The New Manager

Being a new manager has its challenges--whether it is a result of being new to a work unit, shifting from peer to supervisor, or just being new to management in general. Attend this workshop to learn how to manage that transition successfully. The workshop also will provide a useful framework for establishing your role as […]