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Fall 2023 Training

All Staff Trainings Series

Goal Setting - download slides

Thursday, September 28 at 12pm

Setting long- and short-term goals that are specific and actionable is an important component of productivity, job satisfaction, and career advancement. Thoughtful and intentional goal setting can help ground, motivate, and guide you; focus your efforts; and clarify your priorities. Join us for this session to learn more about goal setting strategies and best practices!

Annual Enrollment

Thursday, October 12 at 1pm

Location: In-Person, meeting space TBD based on registration

The Annual Enrollment period for benefit-eligible faculty and staff runs from Oct. 23 – Nov. 3, 2023. Just like it is important to get your health checked annually, the same annual “benefit check-up” is important to help you make choices that support you and your family in the coming year. Join this info session for information on 2024’s insurance options and other benefits available to you.

Managing Up, Part 1 - download slides

Wednesday, November 29
10 – 10:50am CT

Managing Up, Part 2 - download slides

January, 3, 2024
10-10:50am CT

Would you like to build a more effective working relationship with your supervisor? Are you willing to adapt and take charge of your workplace experience? Then, join us for this session as we explore ideas from the book Managing Up: How to Move up, Win at Work, and Succeed with Any Type of Boss. This book is also available on Percipio if you’d like to give it a read before or after the session!

Supervisor Training Series

Authentic Leadership - download slides

Wednesday, August 16, 12 – 12:45 pm CT

Join us for this session as Jill Wood and Theresa Kuess discuss the importance of leadership and their leadership philosophies, as well as foundational attributes, experiences, and values that shape their leadership.

HR Partners: Here to Help - download slides

Wednesday, August 30, 12 – 12:45 pm CT

Join us for this session where the HR Partners will discuss the type of relationship and support you can expect from your HR partner. During this session the partners will share helpful HR tools and resources that you may or may not know are available to you.

Leading Meetings - download slides

Wednesday, September 13, 12 – 12:45 pm CT

Join us for this session where we discuss various types of meetings as well as strategies and best practices for scheduling and leading those meetings.

Unit, Position, Person - download slides
Wednesday, September 27
12 - 12:45 pm CT

UMSL remains committed to the unit, position, person approach to flexible work arrangements. Join us for this session as we discuss some of the benefits and challenges of different types of flexible work arrangements and walk through factors to consider when making decisions about flexible work arrangements.

Third-Party Conflict Resolution Process for Supervisors, Managers, and Leaders

Wednesday, October 11
12 – 1 pm CT

It is estimated that supervisors and managers spend up to 40% of their time dealing with different types of conflict between or with their employees.  There are real costs to unresolved conflicts including wasted time, opportunity costs, burnout, and employee turnover.  On the other hand, conflicts that are resolved effectively can add real value to the team and organization.  In this session, participants will learn about a 5-step process for helping to resolve conflict between employees, including:

  • Understanding when to use the 3rd party resolution process 
  • Framing the conflict as business issue rather than a personal one 
  • Planning the context for the conflict resolution discussion  
  • Understanding the primary tasks of the 3rd party in the conflict resolution process 


Wednesday, October 25
12 – 12:50 pm CT

Recognizing and responding to FMLA and ADA situations is an important aspect of a supervisor’s role. Join us for this session where we walk through the who, what, when, where, and why of these two employment laws and address some frequently asked questions.

Nepotism & Consensual Romantic Relationships - download slides

Wednesday, November 8
12 – 12:50 pm CT

Recognizing and responding to nepotism and consensual romantic relationship situations is an important aspect of a supervisor’s role and you don’t want to get caught on your heels! Be proactive, and join us for this session to learn more about applicable policies, available resources, and best courses of action when encountering a nepotism or consensual romantic relationship situation.

Compassionate Candor

Wednesday, December 6
12 – 12:50 pm CT

Giving and receiving feedback is a fundamental component of a positive workplace environment and high performance. Compassionate Candor is a framework developed by former Apple and Google executive, Kim Scott, which categorizes feedback interactions based on the degree to which the feedback demonstrates a willingness to care personally while challenging directly. Join us for this session to learn more about this framework and practice crafting compassionately candid feedback interactions.

Paid-Time Off Program Sessions

Tuesday, October 17

Webinar  from 7:30 – 8:30 am via Zoom

Webinar  from 9 – 10 am via Zoom

Wednesday, October 18

Short-term Disability: 2:00 – 3:00 pm via Teams

Friday, October 20

Vacation Transition: 10:00 – 11:00 am via Teams

Monday, October 23

Caregiver Leave: 10:00 – 11:00 am via Teams

Thursday, October 26

Welcoming a Child: 2:00 – 3:00 pm via Teams

Wednesday, November 1

Open office hours with HR Partners from 10:30 am – 12:00 noon in 220 Woods Hall

Wednesday, November 15

Open office hours with HR Partners from 2:30 – 4:00 pm in 220 Woods Hall