unit logo

Attitude: Radiating Possibility

Transform old attitudes of negativity and doubt to new attitudes of courage and possibility! Attend "Attitude: Radiating Possibility!" This program features the work of Ben Zander, world-famous conductor of the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra. Together with his partner, Rosamund, Ben instills his values of coaching employees by talking about enriching lives with enthusiastic participation and defeating […]

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 […]

Inclusive Leadership

We know that leaders have a significant impact on creating a culture of inclusiveness within a team or department. In this session, we will explore the foundational elements of inclusive leadership. What does it look like? How does the leader cultivate her or his own inclusiveness and, even more important, create a team environment where […]

Grammar Game

Can business grammar be fun? Absolutely. This fast-paced and interactive class is designed to help you catch common grammar mistakes that can hurt your professional image and your credibility. During this course, participants will explore those essential grammar rules that every professional must know such as: - Subject/verb agreement - Who vs. whom; me vs. […]

Achieving Results

This session focuses on a key workplace skill: identifying and achieving the desired results of your work. In this session, you will learn to: --Identify clearly what you want and define your priorities --Explore methods for persisting in the face of challenges --Create goals that are clear and compelling --Develop a strategy that leads to […]

LGBTQ+ Inclusive Gators – Virtual

The University of Florida strives to create an inclusive community for its diverse population of faculty and staff. This class focuses on relevant issues to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer community. We will identify common language and learn how different people's experiences play out in the workplace. Through conversations and activities, we’ll explore […]

Managing Hidden Biases that Affect the Hiring Process

This course is designed for faculty and staff who hire new employees. Explore unconscious bias and how it affects the recruitment and hiring process. You will learn recruitment strategies to expand your applicant pool and ways to improve your resume review and interviewing process. You will expand the talent on your team when you apply […]

Conversations for a Culture of Inclusion

Do you engage with your colleagues in a way that brings out their best? Does your team collaborate in a way that combines the unique talents and abilities of each member to achieve big goals? In this discussion-based course, you will discover specific inclusive behaviors and strategies proven to increase engagement, innovation, and productivity in […]

Communication Confidence

Most of us think we're good communicators. Listening and talking are things we engage in all the time, so we assume we do it well. Unfortunately, that's often not the case. Attend "Communication Confidence" to learn a number of skills and tools to improve the way you communicate with others. Behind these skills are these […]

The Color of Money

The University of Florida is a complex place with various funding sources. This workshop will introduce UF's sources of funds along with the accompanying rules, or directives, that govern how each type of moneys may be spent. Participants will learn about "allowable expenditures" for each funding source and have a chance to practice applying the […]