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January 2021

Achieving Results

January 25 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

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 accomplishment of your goals. Pre-registration required in myTraining. A link to Zoom will be sent to registered participants. This class counts toward the Thrive@UF, Pro3…

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Conversations for a Culture of Inclusion

January 26 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

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 the workplace. Participants will recognize unconscious behaviors that derail a team’s full potential and practice strategies to create a respectful culture that optimizes performance and…

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Inclusive Leadership

January 27 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

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 the contributions of all members are valued and nurtured? Pre-registration required in myTraining. A link to Zoom will be sent to registered participants. This is…

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Influence: Leveraging Relationships for Change

January 28 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

No matter where someone’s role lies in an organizational chart, every person has the capacity to influence others around them. Every person can wield the power of influence to make change if they understand how influence works. In this course, you will learn what influence is along with what it is not, which builds into an understanding of how to apply your influence in many different settings. In other words, you will be able to use concepts of influence to…

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Storytelling to Find Your Why and Envision Your Aspirations

January 28 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

What is your “why”? What motivates you in your professional life? What future do you wish to create during your career? This course will help you leverage the power of storytelling to tap into your passions and purpose and unleash your best work performance. Your story is important and meaningful. By reflecting on your experiences and envisioning your professional and personal growth in the form of a story, you will be able to align your goals, your career trajectory, and…

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Enterprise Analytics – Analysis Studio Quick Start Workshop

January 28 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

The “Analysis Studio Quick Start Workshop" Is intended for experienced PowerPlay (FIT Cube) users. The workshop will focus on providing students with a fast-paced overview of the new Analysis Studio interface and how to complete basic tasks such as searching for data, adding data to the report layout, creating new views and running drill-through reports. A portion of the workshop will be dedicated to providing students time to recreate their personal FIT Cube views with the new Analysis Studio interface…

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February 2021

Power of Feedback

February 1 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Whenever we respond to another person, we are giving feedback. Feedback may be based on many things. It may take many forms. And only some feedback is useful. Providing clear, timely, meaningful feedback improves employee performance. It avoids attacks, judgments, and name-calling, and it uses reinforcement to point out positive behavior that can be repeated or redirection when an employee is not contributing toward the organization's goals. In this course, participants will learn how to deliver effective feedback about job…

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Coaching for Success

February 2 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Coaching is a dynamic, "face-to-face" leadership style! This session will give you practical tips on how to use this style to be a coach and to become a better manager. This interactive session introduces practical ideas and techniques that you can put into practice immediately. During the program, you will review and discuss: The five roles of the coach, when and how to use them; The "two-minute challenge," a wonderful process to turn around performance; and "The "take 10 check-in,"…

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Maintaining Graduate Student Records in myUFL Student Information System (SIS)

February 2 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

The Student Program/Plan Component in the myUFL Student Information System (SIS) is used to maintain student majors, degrees, concentrations and minors. Accurate maintenance is crucial to represent students’ credentials sought and to enable registration, fees assessment, transcript production, degree evaluation and certification. This workshop will go over the business processes associated with maintaining graduate student program/plans. We will go over all of the types of Student Program/Plan updates that Departmental Users can make to a graduate student record and the…

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Procurement Policy – Procurement 101

February 4 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

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 and tips for working with the UF Purchasing Department. Pre-registration required in myTraining. A link to Zoom will be sent to registered participants. This class…

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Thinking Strategically

February 4 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

"Thinking Strategically: Using Vision, Purpose, and Goals to Get Results" is a workshop for managers who want to learn ways to think more strategically in order to achieve team goals. During this session, participants will learn about the importance of having and articulating a clear vision and purpose for the team. Additionally, participants will learn a goal setting strategy that can help ensure the team identifies and works on the right goals that align with team and organizational vision and…

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Enterprise Analytics – Analysis Studio Quick Start Workshop

February 4 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

The “Analysis Studio Quick Start Workshop" Is intended for experienced PowerPlay (FIT Cube) users. The workshop will focus on providing students with a fast-paced overview of the new Analysis Studio interface and how to complete basic tasks such as searching for data, adding data to the report layout, creating new views and running drill-through reports. A portion of the workshop will be dedicated to providing students time to recreate their personal FIT Cube views with the new Analysis Studio interface…

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HR 101 for Beginners: What Everyone Needs to Know about Human Resources

February 5 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

This course provides a practical introduction and guide to fair and legal employment practices at UF. This course is ideal for individuals interested in human resources, serving in supervisory positions, or interested in becoming a supervisor. This course folds in the most pertinent laws and policies involving basic human resource practices and impacting our employees. This session counts as a "core course" in the Supervisory Challenge series. Pre-registration required in myTraining. A link to Zoom will be sent to registered…

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Developing your Emotional Intelligence for Workplace Effectiveness

February 8 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Interacting with people is a large part of our jobs and how we use our emotions and react to others affects our performance. Explore ways to understand your own emotions and how to perceive the emotions of others. Find ways to strengthen relationships, build networks and find common ground. Generate ideas and “next steps” for leveraging your emotional intelligence in the workplace for improved effectiveness. Pre-registration required in myTraining. A link to Zoom will be sent to registered participants. This…

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Managing Hidden Biases that Affect the Hiring Process

February 9 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

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 these targeted hiring skills. Pre-registration required in myTraining. A link to Zoom will be sent to registered participants. This class counts toward the GatorsTogether Supervisor…

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Communicate Assertively

February 9 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Assertiveness is a skill you can acquire, not a personality trait that some people are born with and others are not. When we communicate assertively, we express our feelings, thoughts, and wishes--standing up for our legitimate rights without violating the rights of others. In this workshop, you'll learn to: Distinguish between assertive, aggressive, and non-assertive (or passive) behaviors. Include the three parts of an assertive message in your communication approach. Listen assertively by concentrating your attention on the other person.…

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UF Travel Directives Workshop

February 10 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

Business travel at the University of Florida can be very complex due to the overwhelming amount of rules and guidelines that must be followed. This workshop is designed for departmental representatives that perform travel-related duties. This is not a "how to" workshop. This workshop is designed to provide an in-depth review of travel-related rules/guidelines and answer the question.... "What is allowed to be claimed in accordance with the UF Travel Directives?" Pre-registration required in myTraining. A link to Zoom will…

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Inspiring Trust

February 10 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

The focus of this workshop is on the role of the leader in setting a personal example. Emphasis will be on the leadership competencies of "role model," "integrity," and "humility." At the end of this session, participants will be able to identify the key aspects of integrity and humility and have generated ideas and action items to cultivate these aspects of effective leadership. Pre-registration required in myTraining. A link to Zoom will be sent to registered participants. This is a…

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Reporting Services Workshop

February 10 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Do you need help with Enterprise Reporting? Bring your questions to the Reporting Services team. During this workshop, you will receive one-on-one assistance with delivered and prompted reports, PowerPlay, and Query Studio. Prerequisites include access to financial and/or HR information in Enterprise Reporting via the UF_FI_UNIVERSAL_INQUIRY role and/or any HR-related security role. Pre-registration required in myTraining. A link to Zoom will be sent to registered participants.

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Communication for Managers

February 11 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Communication is consistently identified as one of the most important tasks of a manager. In this session, we will identify key issues, challenges, and strategies to help managers communicate effectively with team members. Topics covered will include: Focal points of communication and communication breakdown for managers; Tools for influencing and knowing when to use them; and Making communication adjustments based on an employee's preferences. Pre-registration required in myTraining. A link to Zoom will be sent to registered participants. This is…

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Privacy in Today’s World of Higher Education

February 11 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

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 requirements under state and federal privacy laws; Describe HIPAA obligations for individuals and the institution; and Ensure participants understand their responsibilities and obligations to assure…

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Enterprise Analytics – Analysis Studio Quick Start Workshop

February 11 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

The “Analysis Studio Quick Start Workshop" Is intended for experienced PowerPlay (FIT Cube) users. The workshop will focus on providing students with a fast-paced overview of the new Analysis Studio interface and how to complete basic tasks such as searching for data, adding data to the report layout, creating new views and running drill-through reports. A portion of the workshop will be dedicated to providing students time to recreate their personal FIT Cube views with the new Analysis Studio interface…

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Leveraging Emotional Intelligence for Effective Leadership

February 16 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Participants will define Emotional Intelligence (EI) as a leadership and management competency, building upon a model for emotional and social competency. At the end of this session, participants will be able to identify how emotional intelligence affects leadership and will have generated ideas and next steps to leverage their emotional intelligence in the workplace for heightened leadership success. Pre-registration required in myTraining. A link to Zoom will be sent to registered participants. Pre-registration required in myTraining. A link to Zoom…

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Cultivating Judgment: Critical thinking skills for complex work environments

February 16 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Things change rapidly and continually at work which requires us to address unanticipated, uncertain, time-pressured and complex problems and decisions. In this session we will consider how critical thinking, along with self-awareness and understanding of the mental shortcuts we often, and unknowingly, take can be integrated into a process to help cultivate good judgment. Pre-registration required in myTraining. A link to Zoom will be sent to registered participants. This class counts toward the Managing at UF: The Supervisory Challenge, Thrive@UF,…

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Interviewing and Hiring

February 17 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

The hiring process does not have to be a guessing game or a legal mine field--and this session is designed to show why and how. It seeks to help you take the uncertainty out of the hiring process. Through group participation, interactive exercises, and a video presentation, this workshop will show you how to take the guesswork out of hiring so that you can hire not just "an" employee but "the right" employee. In this session, you will get tips…

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Accountability in Workplace

February 17 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Participants will define "accountability" as a leadership competency and explore ways to incorporate accountability in their interactions with employees. The overall objective of the workshop is to identify ways to positively impact performance and work culture to get great results. Pre-registration required in myTraining. A link to Zoom will be sent to registered participants. This is a program of the Managing at UF: The Supervisory Challenge.

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

February 18 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

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 belief that there is no other way. The modern-day workplace simple demands us to function in this manner, right? Wrong. In this course, you will…

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UF Leave Policy

February 18 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Designed for payroll processors, department administrators, and supervisors, this session provides an in-depth review of UF leave policy and facilitates a better understanding or FMLA and extended leaves of absence. For anyone who interacts with the myUFL Time and Labor module and/or manages time-worked and leave, this session is for you! Leave Policy is part of the Pro3 HR/Payroll track. Pre-registration required in myTraining. A link to Zoom will be sent to registered participants. This class counts toward the Pro3…

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Enterprise Analytics – Analysis Studio Quick Start Workshop

February 18 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

The “Analysis Studio Quick Start Workshop" Is intended for experienced PowerPlay (FIT Cube) users. The workshop will focus on providing students with a fast-paced overview of the new Analysis Studio interface and how to complete basic tasks such as searching for data, adding data to the report layout, creating new views and running drill-through reports. A portion of the workshop will be dedicated to providing students time to recreate their personal FIT Cube views with the new Analysis Studio interface…

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Mastering the Challenge of Managing Employees

February 19 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

"Bill's work is not up to speed, but I'm afraid he's going to get angry if I tell him." "Mary does good work . . . when she actually comes to work." "The problem with Joe is his attitude." "I just want to fire her!" Employees who are difficult take up a lot of their supervisors' time and can create serious morale problems within their departments. Supervisors, though, can turn these situations around, and this session shows you how. In…

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Relationship Strategies

February 23 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Would you like to substantially increase your ability to communicate with other people? Can you imagine the ways this might benefit you in your career, your day-to-day dealings with people, and in your personal relationships? "Relationship Strategies" assembles a number of simple tools that can be easily applied to improve both business and interpersonal relationships. This workshop offers guidelines for understanding and adjusting to the differences in people, through observation of their behavior. The tools presented here will enable you…

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Project Management Basics

February 23 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Project management, whether aimed at improving service or solving major organizational problems, requires a different set of management skills than those needed to oversee routine operations. Project management involves leading a diverse group of employees who are working in an environment that is highly dependent upon planning, limited by budget and scheduling controls, and subject to constant progress evaluations. You can make project management a positive work experience through understanding project functions from start to finish. Become a better project…

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Fraud Awareness Training

February 24 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

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 required in myTraining. A link to Zoom will be sent to registered participants. This class counts toward the Pro3 Fiscal Management certification.

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Attitude: Radiating Possibility

February 25 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

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 fears with boundless courage. Key learning points include: Sit in the front row of your life. Participate!; When you make a mistake say: "How Fascinating!";…

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Enterprise Analytics – Analysis Studio Quick Start Workshop

February 25 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

The “Analysis Studio Quick Start Workshop" Is intended for experienced PowerPlay (FIT Cube) users. The workshop will focus on providing students with a fast-paced overview of the new Analysis Studio interface and how to complete basic tasks such as searching for data, adding data to the report layout, creating new views and running drill-through reports. A portion of the workshop will be dedicated to providing students time to recreate their personal FIT Cube views with the new Analysis Studio interface…

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Compassionate Communication

February 26 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

A harmonious and connected workplace makes day-to-day tasks easier and enhances the level of enjoyment we experience at work. This course provides the opportunity to explore what influences your interactions with others and specific tools to use so you can discern what motivates people's actions and communicate more effectively. The course is designed to give you time to explore the concepts, discuss ways to apply compassionate communication to your specific work environment, and practice with a skilled expert. You'll have…

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March 2021

Now Hear This

March 2 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Did you know that as much as 40% of the average workday is spent listening to others? That's close to half of your day! Isn't it time, therefore, to stop and make sure you're using your time to its greatest advantage? Take a few moments and ask yourself: Are you an effective listener? How often do you assess your listening skills? Could you improve? That's where "Now Hear This" can help. In this workshop, we'll: Define "listening" and how it…

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Connecting with Veterans – Discovering Talent

March 2 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

This session is designed to help our UF Campus capitalize on an untapped talent pool - military veterans. The goal of this session is to provide resources and tools to broaden the applicant pool when looking to hire the best and the brightest talent. In this session, we will: Define how to identify and tap into veteran applicant talent; Improve the veteran interviewing and hiring experience; and Demonstrate interviewing practices that can help hire the best candidate. Pre-registration required in…

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Course and Academic Room Scheduling

March 3 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

This Pro3 workshop will introduce key concepts surrounding course scheduling at the University of Florida. In this session, the schedule calendar will be discussed and an overview of relevant web screens will be provided. Additionally, participants will learn how to schedule classroom space, the final exam requirement, and instructors. Use of web-based templates also will be reviewed. Pre-registration required in myTraining. A link to Zoom will be sent to registered participants. This class counts toward the Pro3 Acaedmic Department Support…

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Grammar Game

March 3 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

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. myself (You'll never be confused again! ) - How to correct writing without changing the meaning. If you would like to strengthen your writing skills…

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Classification & Compensation Foundations

March 4 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

The objective of the Classification and Compensation Foundations workshop is to increase your understanding of the university's classification and compensation structure for UF staff, with emphasis on describing jobs accurately and understanding options that are available to ensure employees are classified and paid properly. This class counts toward the Pro3 Human Resources/Payroll Management certification.To accomplish this, this workshop discusses various building-blocks associated with a classification and compensation foundation: Fair Labor Standards Act, including overtime compensation; UF's classification system generally, including…

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Quality Customer Service

March 4 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

We all have customers--The question is "Do we serve them well?" In this workshop, participants will identify customer expectations, review assertive communication as a key component of quality customer service, and discuss common customer service interactions and how to improve them. Pre-registration required in myTraining. A link to Zoom will be sent to registered participants. This class counts toward the Thrive@UF certification.

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Enterprise Analytics – Analysis Studio Quick Start Workshop

March 4 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

The “Analysis Studio Quick Start Workshop" Is intended for experienced PowerPlay (FIT Cube) users. The workshop will focus on providing students with a fast-paced overview of the new Analysis Studio interface and how to complete basic tasks such as searching for data, adding data to the report layout, creating new views and running drill-through reports. A portion of the workshop will be dedicated to providing students time to recreate their personal FIT Cube views with the new Analysis Studio interface…

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UF Travel Directives Workshop

March 9 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

Business travel at the University of Florida can be very complex due to the overwhelming amount of rules and guidelines that must be followed. This workshop is designed for departmental representatives that perform travel-related duties. This is not a "how to" workshop. This workshop is designed to provide an in-depth review of travel-related rules/guidelines and answer the question.... "What is allowed to be claimed in accordance with the UF Travel Directives?" Pre-registration required in myTraining. A link to Zoom will…

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Communication Confidence

March 9 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

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 fundamental concepts: We all can be better communicators; By understanding what makes communicating difficult, we can improve; and By using certain tools and skills, we…

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From Manager to Motivator

March 9 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Supervisors often cite employee motivation as a major challenge. How do we create an environment that really motivates employees? This workshop helps supervisors focus on what really matters when it comes to employee motivation. Participants will learn to: communicate in a way that builds committed, self-confident employees; focus on what really motivates people (it may surprise you!); and reward employees in effective ways. If you would like to create a work climate that inspires employees to increase their productivity and…

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Giving and Receiving Feedback

March 10 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Does the thought of giving someone candid feedback back make you uncomfortable? Is being on the receiving end of feedback something you dread? Whether you are the giver or the receiver, feedback is NOT an easy thing to do! Learn how to deliver direct and caring feedback, discuss ways to seek input and feedback from others, and practice strategies for responding to feedback without being defensive. Pre-registration required in myTraining. A link to Zoom will be sent to registered participants.…

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Internal Controls at UF

March 10 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

In this course, the participants will be introduced to an "internal control framework" and study the key concepts together with a series of questionnaires that will guide them in performing unit based internal control self-assessments. It will clarify the most dreaded auditor terms such as "segregation of duties", "dual controls", "risk assessment" and provide common sense definitions and an understanding of control procedures that apply to common office activities. It is especially useful for managerial employees with responsibilities over key…

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Reporting Services Workshop

March 10 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Do you need help with Enterprise Reporting? Bring your questions to the Reporting Services team. During this workshop, you will receive one-on-one assistance with delivered and prompted reports, PowerPlay, and Query Studio. Prerequisites include access to financial and/or HR information in Enterprise Reporting via the UF_FI_UNIVERSAL_INQUIRY role and/or any HR-related security role. Pre-registration required in myTraining. A link to Zoom will be sent to registered participants.

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Transforming Conflict

March 11 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Conflict is part of our daily lives and can undermine our success unless we get better at using it effectively. As surprising as this might sound, we want conflict in the workplace; but it has to be the right kind of conflict. In this class you will learn how to build your conflict competence/fitness to transform conflict and use it to our shared advantage for better decision-making, problem-solving and relationship-building in the workplace. Pre-registration required in myTraining. A link to…

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Enterprise Analytics – Analysis Studio Quick Start Workshop

March 11 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

The “Analysis Studio Quick Start Workshop" Is intended for experienced PowerPlay (FIT Cube) users. The workshop will focus on providing students with a fast-paced overview of the new Analysis Studio interface and how to complete basic tasks such as searching for data, adding data to the report layout, creating new views and running drill-through reports. A portion of the workshop will be dedicated to providing students time to recreate their personal FIT Cube views with the new Analysis Studio interface…

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Leading the Challenge of Change

March 12 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

In "Leading the Challenge of Change," participants will discuss why change is difficult, what they can and should expect when implementing change, and how they--as leaders or "change agents"--can make changes more effectively by taking employee response into account. By focusing on normal responses to change, along with the impact of resistance to change and employee resilience, this workshop will provide participants with an opportunity to reflect upon their roles as "change agents" so that they may more effectively implement…

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Leading a Team

March 16 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

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 building consensus. Pre-registration required in myTraining. A link to Zoom will be sent to registered participants. This is a program of the Managing at UF:…

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Guide to OPS Employment

March 16 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

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. Participants will learn about the OPS hiring process in general and review other relevant policies and procedures, including "at will" employment, nepotism, workers' and unemployment…

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Create Presentation Visuals Worthy of the TED Stage

March 17 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Imagine you are giving the best presentation of your career. Your verbal delivery is captivating and masterfully choreographed with slide visuals and props that are attention grabbing, easy to understand, and even moving. This is what it means to use presentation visuals in a way that is “worthy of the TED stage.” In this course, participants will learn about the common mistakes presenters make with their presentation visuals, gain insights into the way the human brain best processes information while…

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The Color of Money

March 18 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

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 rules to ensure uniform and consistent application of associated directives. The overall objective of this workshop is to ensure UF employees with fiscal responsibilities understand…

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Embracing the Growth Mindset

March 18 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

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 for cultivating a growth mindset. Pre-registration required in myTraining. A link to Zoom will be sent to registered participants. This class counts toward the Thrive@UF…

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Enterprise Analytics – Analysis Studio Quick Start Workshop

March 18 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

The “Analysis Studio Quick Start Workshop" Is intended for experienced PowerPlay (FIT Cube) users. The workshop will focus on providing students with a fast-paced overview of the new Analysis Studio interface and how to complete basic tasks such as searching for data, adding data to the report layout, creating new views and running drill-through reports. A portion of the workshop will be dedicated to providing students time to recreate their personal FIT Cube views with the new Analysis Studio interface…

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Enterprise Analytics – Analysis Studio Quick Start Workshop

March 25 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

The “Analysis Studio Quick Start Workshop" Is intended for experienced PowerPlay (FIT Cube) users. The workshop will focus on providing students with a fast-paced overview of the new Analysis Studio interface and how to complete basic tasks such as searching for data, adding data to the report layout, creating new views and running drill-through reports. A portion of the workshop will be dedicated to providing students time to recreate their personal FIT Cube views with the new Analysis Studio interface…

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Inclusive Leadership

March 30 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

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 the contributions of all members are valued and nurtured? Pre-registration required in myTraining. A link to Zoom will be sent to registered participants. This is…

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Take Charge of Change

March 30 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

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 plan--including emphasis on personal resilience. Change is inevitable; long-term misery is optional! Pre-registration required in myTraining. A link to Zoom will be sent to registered…

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Email Effectiveness

March 31 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Do you control your email or does your email control you? Is email the best communication tool? Most of us spend a good part of our day using this powerful medium. Often we sort through emails with content that would have been better communicated via the phone, in-person, in a chat or in a virtual meeting. Attend this interactive session to master how to select the best communication method for your message, review email etiquette, and learn to combine email…

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April 2021

Procurement Policy – Procurement 101

April 1 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

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 and tips for working with the UF Purchasing Department. Pre-registration required in myTraining. A link to Zoom will be sent to registered participants. This class…

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Conversations for a Culture of Inclusion

April 1 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

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 the workplace. Participants will recognize unconscious behaviors that derail a team’s full potential and practice strategies to create a respectful culture that optimizes performance and…

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Guide to Faculty Appointments

April 1 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

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, salaried, and courtesy faculty also will be reviewed. Pre-registration required in myTraining. A link to Zoom will be sent to registered participants. This class counts…

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Enterprise Analytics – Analysis Studio Quick Start Workshop

April 1 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

The “Analysis Studio Quick Start Workshop" Is intended for experienced PowerPlay (FIT Cube) users. The workshop will focus on providing students with a fast-paced overview of the new Analysis Studio interface and how to complete basic tasks such as searching for data, adding data to the report layout, creating new views and running drill-through reports. A portion of the workshop will be dedicated to providing students time to recreate their personal FIT Cube views with the new Analysis Studio interface…

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Planning/Priorities/Delegation

April 5 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

"It takes too much time to plan--besides, I've been successful so far without planning." "Everything I have to do is important." Sound familiar? In today's work environment, supervisors often are bombarded with simply too much to do. And, while it is true that we don't have enough time to do it all--it is equally true that we have enough time. We have enough time because we have all the time there is--the same 24 hours from day to day. The…

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Coaching for Success

April 6 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Coaching is a dynamic, "face-to-face" leadership style! This session will give you practical tips on how to use this style to be a coach and to become a better manager. This interactive session introduces practical ideas and techniques that you can put into practice immediately. During the program, you will review and discuss: The five roles of the coach, when and how to use them; The "two-minute challenge," a wonderful process to turn around performance; and "The "take 10 check-in,"…

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Managing Hidden Biases that Affect the Hiring Process

April 6 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

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 these targeted hiring skills. Pre-registration required in myTraining. A link to Zoom will be sent to registered participants. This class counts toward the GatorsTogether Supervisor…

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LGBTQ+ Inclusive Gators

April 7 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

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 systems of power and privilege and learn how we can create more inclusive and equitable work environments. Pre-registration required in myTraining. A link to Zoom…

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Power Writing

April 8 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Make your writing fast, fun, and fabulous! Come to Power Writing and learn how to design power-packed documents that your readers will actually enjoy. In this class we will focus on preparing professional business documents discuss, including a review of grammar, tone, stressing the positive, saying "no" gently, and doing a little more than you need to in order to get your message across. You will learn to: Define your purpose, Target your reader, Reduce writer's block, Organize your writing,…

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Leveraging Emotional Intelligence for Effective Leadership

April 8 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Participants will define Emotional Intelligence (EI) as a leadership and management competency, building upon a model for emotional and social competency. At the end of this session, participants will be able to identify how emotional intelligence affects leadership and will have generated ideas and next steps to leverage their emotional intelligence in the workplace for heightened leadership success. Pre-registration required in myTraining. A link to Zoom will be sent to registered participants. Pre-registration required in myTraining. A link to Zoom…

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Enterprise Analytics – Analysis Studio Quick Start Workshop

April 8 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

The “Analysis Studio Quick Start Workshop" Is intended for experienced PowerPlay (FIT Cube) users. The workshop will focus on providing students with a fast-paced overview of the new Analysis Studio interface and how to complete basic tasks such as searching for data, adding data to the report layout, creating new views and running drill-through reports. A portion of the workshop will be dedicated to providing students time to recreate their personal FIT Cube views with the new Analysis Studio interface…

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Achieving Results

April 9 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

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 accomplishment of your goals. Pre-registration required in myTraining. A link to Zoom will be sent to registered participants. This class counts toward the Thrive@UF, Pro3…

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Thinking Strategically

April 13 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

"Thinking Strategically: Using Vision, Purpose, and Goals to Get Results" is a workshop for managers who want to learn ways to think more strategically in order to achieve team goals. During this session, participants will learn about the importance of having and articulating a clear vision and purpose for the team. Additionally, participants will learn a goal setting strategy that can help ensure the team identifies and works on the right goals that align with team and organizational vision and…

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Communication for Managers

April 13 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Communication is consistently identified as one of the most important tasks of a manager. In this session, we will identify key issues, challenges, and strategies to help managers communicate effectively with team members. Topics covered will include: Focal points of communication and communication breakdown for managers; Tools for influencing and knowing when to use them; and Making communication adjustments based on an employee's preferences. Pre-registration required in myTraining. A link to Zoom will be sent to registered participants. This is…

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Supporting Tenure and Promotion Activities in your Department

April 14 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

This workshop is designed to increase administrative staff's understanding of the tenure/permanent status and promotion processes for faculty so that they may support those efforts more effectively. In this workshop, we'll define tenure, permanent status, and promotion including eligibility. We'll also discuss timing of the Tenure and Promotion (T&P) process, probationary periods, Tenure When Ready," stopping the tenure clock, and promotions for both tenure and non-tenure accruing positions. Additionally, the workshop will include a review of the T&P process generally…

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UF Travel Directives Workshop

April 14 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

Business travel at the University of Florida can be very complex due to the overwhelming amount of rules and guidelines that must be followed. This workshop is designed for departmental representatives that perform travel-related duties. This is not a "how to" workshop. This workshop is designed to provide an in-depth review of travel-related rules/guidelines and answer the question.... "What is allowed to be claimed in accordance with the UF Travel Directives?" Pre-registration required in myTraining. A link to Zoom will…

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Interviewing and Hiring

April 14 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

The hiring process does not have to be a guessing game or a legal mine field--and this session is designed to show why and how. It seeks to help you take the uncertainty out of the hiring process. Through group participation, interactive exercises, and a video presentation, this workshop will show you how to take the guesswork out of hiring so that you can hire not just "an" employee but "the right" employee. In this session, you will get tips…

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Relationship Strategies

April 14 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Would you like to substantially increase your ability to communicate with other people? Can you imagine the ways this might benefit you in your career, your day-to-day dealings with people, and in your personal relationships? "Relationship Strategies" assembles a number of simple tools that can be easily applied to improve both business and interpersonal relationships. This workshop offers guidelines for understanding and adjusting to the differences in people, through observation of their behavior. The tools presented here will enable you…

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Reporting Services Workshop

April 14 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Do you need help with Enterprise Reporting? Bring your questions to the Reporting Services team. During this workshop, you will receive one-on-one assistance with delivered and prompted reports, PowerPlay, and Query Studio. Prerequisites include access to financial and/or HR information in Enterprise Reporting via the UF_FI_UNIVERSAL_INQUIRY role and/or any HR-related security role. Pre-registration required in myTraining. A link to Zoom will be sent to registered participants.

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Abundance Mindset

April 15 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

How can one cultivate a mindset of positivity and compassion in the workplace? The answer is to cultivate an abundance mindset. During this course, participants will: Distinguish between the Abundance and Scarcity mindsets; Evaluate how each mindset affects us both generally and in the workplace; and Develop a plan to move out of scarcity mindset and into abundance mindset. Pre-registration required in myTraining. A link to Zoom will be sent to registered participants. This class counts toward the Thrive@UF certification.

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HR 101 for Beginners: What Everyone Needs to Know about Human Resources

April 15 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

This course provides a practical introduction and guide to fair and legal employment practices at UF. This course is ideal for individuals interested in human resources, serving in supervisory positions, or interested in becoming a supervisor. This course folds in the most pertinent laws and policies involving basic human resource practices and impacting our employees. This session counts as a "core course" in the Supervisory Challenge series. Pre-registration required in myTraining. A link to Zoom will be sent to registered…

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Hiring Graduate Assistants and Fellows

April 19 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

This session is designed to increase participants' understanding of the requirements (eligibility and paperwork), processes, and steps involved in hiring a Graduate Assistant or Pre- or Post-Doc Fellow. The session reviews requirements and paperwork (for GAs and Fellows), discusses and demonstrates ePAF (for GAs), and also discusses and demonstrates the Letter of Appointment (for GAs and Fellows). Pre-registration required in myTraining. A link to Zoom will be sent to registered participants. This class counts toward the Pro3 Human Resources/Payroll Management…

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Inspiring Trust

April 20 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

The focus of this workshop is on the role of the leader in setting a personal example. Emphasis will be on the leadership competencies of "role model," "integrity," and "humility." At the end of this session, participants will be able to identify the key aspects of integrity and humility and have generated ideas and action items to cultivate these aspects of effective leadership. Pre-registration required in myTraining. A link to Zoom will be sent to registered participants. This is a…

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

April 20 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

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 belief that there is no other way. The modern-day workplace simple demands us to function in this manner, right? Wrong. In this course, you will…

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Power of Feedback

April 21 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Whenever we respond to another person, we are giving feedback. Feedback may be based on many things. It may take many forms. And only some feedback is useful. Providing clear, timely, meaningful feedback improves employee performance. It avoids attacks, judgments, and name-calling, and it uses reinforcement to point out positive behavior that can be repeated or redirection when an employee is not contributing toward the organization's goals. In this course, participants will learn how to deliver effective feedback about job…

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Cultivating Judgment: Critical thinking skills for complex work environments

April 22 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Things change rapidly and continually at work which requires us to address unanticipated, uncertain, time-pressured and complex problems and decisions. In this session we will consider how critical thinking, along with self-awareness and understanding of the mental shortcuts we often, and unknowingly, take can be integrated into a process to help cultivate good judgment. Pre-registration required in myTraining. A link to Zoom will be sent to registered participants. This class counts toward the Managing at UF: The Supervisory Challenge, Thrive@UF,…

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Enterprise Analytics – Analysis Studio Quick Start Workshop

April 22 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

The “Analysis Studio Quick Start Workshop" Is intended for experienced PowerPlay (FIT Cube) users. The workshop will focus on providing students with a fast-paced overview of the new Analysis Studio interface and how to complete basic tasks such as searching for data, adding data to the report layout, creating new views and running drill-through reports. A portion of the workshop will be dedicated to providing students time to recreate their personal FIT Cube views with the new Analysis Studio interface…

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Accountability in Workplace

April 27 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Participants will define "accountability" as a leadership competency and explore ways to incorporate accountability in their interactions with employees. The overall objective of the workshop is to identify ways to positively impact performance and work culture to get great results. Pre-registration required in myTraining. A link to Zoom will be sent to registered participants. This is a program of the Managing at UF: The Supervisory Challenge.

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Powerful Public Speaking

April 27 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Have you ever been in a meeting or making a presentation and wished you had prepared more fully? Has stage fright ever had an impact on your effectiveness? This program can help! Attend this program and learn how to: Reduce stage fright; Deliver with professionalism; and Apply the basics of public speaking by focusing on situation, purpose, audience, and methods. Pre-registration required in myTraining. A link to Zoom will be sent to registered participants. This class counts toward the Thrive@UF,…

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Fraud Awareness Training

April 28 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

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 required in myTraining. A link to Zoom will be sent to registered participants. This class counts toward the Pro3 Fiscal Management certification.

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Developing your Emotional Intelligence for Workplace Effectiveness

April 29 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Interacting with people is a large part of our jobs and how we use our emotions and react to others affects our performance. Explore ways to understand your own emotions and how to perceive the emotions of others. Find ways to strengthen relationships, build networks and find common ground. Generate ideas and “next steps” for leveraging your emotional intelligence in the workplace for improved effectiveness. Pre-registration required in myTraining. A link to Zoom will be sent to registered participants. This…

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Enterprise Analytics – Analysis Studio Quick Start Workshop

April 29 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

The “Analysis Studio Quick Start Workshop" Is intended for experienced PowerPlay (FIT Cube) users. The workshop will focus on providing students with a fast-paced overview of the new Analysis Studio interface and how to complete basic tasks such as searching for data, adding data to the report layout, creating new views and running drill-through reports. A portion of the workshop will be dedicated to providing students time to recreate their personal FIT Cube views with the new Analysis Studio interface…

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Managing Up

April 30 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Supervisors are expected to manage their employees. However, has it occurred to you that you have the power to influence the way you interact with your boss and “manage up?” The relationship you have with your supervisor impacts you in many ways including work/life integration, productivity, professional development, promotion, and your own well-being. Managing up can also impact your boss’ success and the value you bring to how you work together. Attend this session to learn about the ways you…

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