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STATEMENT OF PURPOSE AND MISSION

"Our purpose is to be a team of passionate educators dedicated to teaching and learning."

"Our mission is to provide quality training and development opportunities in the areas of Professional Development, Personal Growth, and Family Enrichment. We accomplish this through strategic planning and effective communication while welcoming diversity and building relationships."

Please feel free to contact any of the members of our learning and development staff, or call 817-272-5554.

Bullet. Dr. La Tonya Woodson, Manager, Organizational Development and Employee Engagement
Bullet. Vanden Thong, Training Specialist

Do you have a suggestion for a future training class? We would enjoy hearing from you! Please email your ideas to HRTraining@uta.edu.

If you discover that you will not be able to attend a class for which you have registered, please call (817) 272-5554, or email HRTraining@uta.edu.


List of Classes and Events

Descriptions & Registration

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ADA - Americans with Disabilities Act in the Workplace (T) - (PD-ADA)
Location:   TBA
Dates:   Thursday, Oct 19, 2017
Times:   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM
Instructed by:  Eunice Currie
The Course is designed to provide you with the basic principles and core concepts of the American with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) and the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA) Upon completion of this course, you will be able to: 1. Discuss the purpose of the ADA using a civil rights framework. 2. Identify the five titles of the ADA 3. Define the general nondiscrimination requirements of the ADA 4. Explain each nondiscrimination requirement using 1-2 real-life examples 5. Locate and use various resources for information on the ADA
Register for ADA - Americans with Disabilities Act in the Workplace (T)

Advanced Supervisory Skills (T) - (PD-AdvSupSkills)
Location:   Wetsel Service Center ,  Room:  101 (Employment Services - Conference Room)
Dates:   Friday, Oct 13, 2017
Times:   9:00 AM  -  11:00 AM
Instructed by:  Vanden Thong
This course is a continuation of the discussion that for many began in our Fundamental Skills for Supervisors class. Participants will revisit the four points of supervision and use role-play and dialogue to explore each point at a deeper level.
Prerequisite class: Fundamental Skills for Supervisors class
Register for Advanced Supervisory Skills (T)

Coaching Skills for Supervisors (T) - (PD-CoachSkil)
Location:   Wetsel Service Center ,  Room:  200
Dates:   Tuesday, Nov 28, 2017
Times:   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM
Instructed by:  Vanden Thong
Great coaches inspire great achievement, expect sacrifice, demand excellence, inspire victory, and garner respect. This top-level course gives you the essential coaching skills to immediately improve your day-to-day and long-term performance as a manager. The benefits of coaching you'll find in this short course will change the way your work and lead.
Register for Coaching Skills for Supervisors (T)

Conducting Effective Meetings (AP) - (PD-Meeting)
Location:   Wetsel Service Center ,  Room:  200
Dates:   Tuesday, Nov 14, 2017
Times:   2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM
Instructed by:  Vanden Thong
There are very few people who actually like to sit in meetings. However, meetings are necessary part of team and organizational management. This course is designed to explore the basic keys to conducting effective meetings that will help your team get the right information and then get the job done. Participants will learn how to plan and prepare for meetings and uncover the elements that make a meeting a success.
Register for Conducting Effective Meetings (AP)

Dealing Effectively with Conflict and Confrontations (8) - (PD-CONM200)
Location:   Wetsel Service Center ,  Room:  101 (Employment Services - Conference Room)
Dates:   Wednesday, Oct 11, 2017
Times:   9:00 AM  -  11:00 AM
Instructed by:  Vanden Thong
A basic introduction to managing conflict and improving skills to reduce conflict for win-win results. Learn how to diffuse conflict in the workplace and in our personal life. The skills learned in this session will empower you to handle crisis situations in a more effective manner.
Register for Dealing Effectively with Conflict and Confrontations (8)

Dealing with Difficult People (AP) (T) - (PD-DIFFEMP)
Location:   Wetsel Service Center ,  Room:  101 (Employment Services - Conference Room)
Dates:   Friday, Oct 20, 2017
Times:   9:00 AM  -  11:00 AM
Instructed by:  Vanden Thong
Learn concrete techniques for dealing with difficult people in the workplace and at home. Review specific strategies for getting adversaries to cooperate...bullies to back off ... wallflowers to open up ... chronic complainers to quiet down. Knowing how to deal with difficult people at work will allow you to approach your job with more enjoyment and interact with your coworkers with greater confidence. By effectively dealing with difficult people, you will improve cooperation, collaboration, and compromise to create a more productive workplace. This class is also designed to help supervisors identify and deal with employees that fuel difficult work environments. Participants will be given a variety of information regarding different ways to communicate and interact with difficult employees.
Register for Dealing with Difficult People (AP) (T)

Developing Assertive Communication Skills (8) (AP) - (PD-ASSERTCOM)
Location:   Wetsel Service Center ,  Room:  200
Dates:   Wednesday, Oct 25, 2017
Times:   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM
Instructed by:  Vanden Thong
Do you struggle to find the right words in a conversation? Do you find yourself not being able to get your point across? Now is your opportunity to learn the skills that can empower you to speak clearly and effectively. Participants will learn about communication styles, non-verbal communication, and additional keys to communication that will educate and empower. Learn powerful tools for assertiveness to help you deal with conflict at all levels in the organization and discover techniques on how to be an assertive communicator. You will also explore the differences between being passive, aggressive and assertive. In addition, you will assess your areas of strength and growth in this critical skill.
Register for Developing Assertive Communication Skills (8) (AP)

Effective Delegation (T) - (PD-Delegate)
Location:   Wetsel Service Center ,  Room:  101 (Employment Services - Conference Room)
Dates:   Thursday, Dec 14, 2017
Times:   9:00 AM  -  11:00 AM
Instructed by:  Vanden Thong
Discover the essential skills to effectively manage projects ... and bring out the best in your team. Successful managers and supervisors are the ones who learn how to delegate effectively. They know there's no better resource than a fully functioning and dedicated team. This great course can help you take control of your projects and priorities. Learn practical tips and specific steps to boost productivity maximize teamwork, and meet deadlines.
Register for Effective Delegation (T)

Food for Thought - Eating Healthy on the Go - (PG-Food)
Location:   Maverick Activities Center (MAC) ,  Room:  Upstairs Lounge
Dates:   Wednesday, Nov 1, 2017
Times:   12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM
Instructed by:  Stacie Ellis, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, PRN Clinical Dietitian at Texas General Hospital and American Health Assessments
Do you need tips on how to eat healthy when you are not at home. Whether you are traveling on vacation, going to grab food during your lunch break, or just want to eat out for dinner because you don't have time to cook, you can find out the tips and tricks to help you stay healthy when you are not able to cook at home.
You are welcome to bring a lunch. Bring a friend or a co-worker and enjoy some great informational content on relevant topics in exercise, nutrition, and wellness! If you have questions, please contact Jeremy Roden at jroden@uta.edu. Visit Campus Recreation for more information. To View UTA Campus Map, please Click Here.
Register for Food for Thought - Eating Healthy on the Go

Food for Thought - Hypertrophy 101: How to Optimally Program Your Workouts to Increase Muscle Mass - (PG-Food)
Location:   Maverick Activities Center (MAC) ,  Room:  Upstairs Lounge
Dates:   Wednesday, Oct 4, 2017
Times:   12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM
Instructed by:  Chase White, NSCA Certified Personal Trainer and Precision Nutrition Level 1 Coach
Muscle hypertrophy is the increase in muscle fiber size that accompanies exercise. There are many ways to induce muscle hypertrophy, but we will be looking at how to properly program your workouts to achieve the greatest amount of hypertrophy over your weightlifting career. This presentation will include exercise programming tips, nutrition information, supplement advice and much more!
You are welcome to bring a lunch. Bring a friend or a co-worker and enjoy some great informational content on relevant topics in exercise, nutrition, and wellness! If you have questions, please contact Jeremy Roden at jroden@uta.edu. Visit Campus Recreation for more information. To View UTA Campus Map, please Click Here.
Register for Food for Thought - Hypertrophy 101: How to Optimally Program Your Workouts to Increase Muscle Mass

Food for Thought - Increasing Muscle Adaptations Through Blood Flow Restriction - (PG-Food)
Location:   Maverick Activities Center (MAC) ,  Room:  Upstairs Lounge
Dates:   Wednesday, Sep 13, 2017
Times:   12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM
Instructed by:  Christopher Woolen, Health and fitness lifelong learner with certifications from the American College of Sports Medicine and Athletics Fitness Association of America
Muscle size is commonly associated with increased strength and resilience. In the attempt to improve muscle hypertrophy, a variety of techniques have been developed. Recently, Blood Flow Restriction (BFR) has gained popularity due to its ease of application and purported significant results. Resistance training with BFR is recommended because lower intensities can be used to produce improved muscle size & strength outcomes. This presentation outlines the administration and benefits of BFR combined with resistance training for muscle size, strength, and other potential outcomes.
You are welcome to bring a lunch. Bring a friend or a co-worker and enjoy some great informational content on relevant topics in exercise, nutrition, and wellness! If you have questions, please contact Jeremy Roden at jroden@uta.edu. Visit Campus Recreation for more information. To View UTA Campus Map, please Click Here.
Register for Food for Thought - Increasing Muscle Adaptations Through Blood Flow Restriction

Fundamental Skills for Supervisors and Managers (T) (AP) - (PD-BSUPSKL)
Location:   Wetsel Service Center ,  Room:  101 (Employment Services - Conference Room)
Dates:   Thursday, Nov 16, 2017
Times:   9:00 AM  -  11:00 AM
Instructed by:  Vanden Thong
This course deals with the essential skills and knowledge for supervisors and mangers. Participants will learn best practices for communication, coaching, dealing with difficult employees, and performance enhancement.
Register for Fundamental Skills for Supervisors and Managers (T) (AP)

Leadership Skills for Supervisors (T) - (PD-LeadSup)
Location:   Wetsel Service Center ,  Room:  101 (Employment Services - Conference Room)
Dates:   Friday, Oct 27, 2017
Times:   9:00 AM  -  11:00 AM
Instructed by:  Vanden Thong
This course is designed to provide supervisors with the information that will help them to become effective leaders in the workplace. We will explore different leadership styles how to bring out the best leader in you.
Register for Leadership Skills for Supervisors (T)

Managing Across Generations (T) - (PD-MngGen)
Location:   Wetsel Service Center ,  Room:  101 (Employment Services - Conference Room)
Dates:   Wednesday, Sep 13, 2017
Times:   9:00 AM  -  11:00 AM
Instructed by:  Vanden Thong
The needs and expectations of the next generation entering the work force today are greatly different from the generation on the verge of retirement. This course help managers and supervisors understand the needs and expectation of their own generation and other generations. Participants will also explore how to relate to other generations without giving up their own generational identity.
Register for Managing Across Generations (T)

Managing Projects & Making Decisions (AP) - (PD-ProjDec)
Location:   Wetsel Service Center ,  Room:  101 (Employment Services - Conference Room)
Dates:   Wednesday, Sep 27, 2017
Times:   9:00 AM  -  11:00 AM
Instructed by:  Vanden Thong
Today's fast-paced global business environment requires professionals to work with tight deadlines and stringent expectations. This seminar is designed to help you develop strategies to successfully manage projects and effectively make decisions. You will explore the tools for enhancing creativity and brainstorming solutions. Participants are invited to bring an in-depth problem for the class to discuss.
Register for Managing Projects & Making Decisions (AP)

Managing Stress in the Workplace (AP) - (PG-STRS100)
Location:   Wetsel Service Center ,  Room:  101 (Employment Services - Conference Room)
Dates:   Tuesday, Sep 19, 2017
Times:   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM
Instructed by:  Vanden Thong
Is stress affecting how you function at work or at home? Stress is normal and sometimes even necessary. How you handle stress makes all the difference. Learn what stress is and how to identify and understand it. In addition, discover how to identify your sources of your stress.
Register for Managing Stress in the Workplace (AP)

Maverick 101: New Employee Orientation - (MAV101-NEO)
Location:   University Center ,  Room:  Carlisle Suite
Dates:   Wednesday, Sep 6, 2017
Times:   9:00 AM  -  12:00 PM
This class is designed to help new employees get to know the basics of what it means to "Be A Maverick" and to assist current faculty and staff connect with the pulse of the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA). Faculty and staff will receive an overview of resources available on campus and become familiar with core policies and procedures governing UTA.
A light breakfast will be available before our morning presentation.
SPECIAL NOTICE: The session is located in UNIVERSITY CENTER, ROOM: Carlisle Suite. Parking is available at the PARK SOUTH PARKING GARAGE - Campus Map. Please enter your vehicle's information to use the parking garage - Register Vehicle.
Register for Maverick 101: New Employee Orientation

Maverick 101: New Employee Orientation - (MAV101-NEO)
Location:   University Center ,  Room:  Carlisle Suite
Dates:   Wednesday, Oct 4, 2017
Times:   9:00 AM  -  12:00 PM
This class is designed to help new employees get to know the basics of what it means to "Be A Maverick" and to assist current faculty and staff connect with the pulse of the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA). Faculty and staff will receive an overview of resources available on campus and become familiar with core policies and procedures governing UTA.
A light breakfast will be available before our morning presentation.
SPECIAL NOTICE: The session is located in UNIVERSITY CENTER, ROOM: Carlisle Suite. Parking is available at the PARK SOUTH PARKING GARAGE - Campus Map. Please enter your vehicle's information to use the parking garage - Register Vehicle.
Register for Maverick 101: New Employee Orientation

Maverick 101: New Employee Orientation - (MAV101-NEO)
Location:   University Center ,  Room:  San Saba & Palo Pinto
Dates:   Wednesday, Nov 1, 2017
Times:   9:00 AM  -  12:00 PM
This class is designed to help new employees get to know the basics of what it means to "Be A Maverick" and to assist current faculty and staff connect with the pulse of the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA). Faculty and staff will receive an overview of resources available on campus and become familiar with core policies and procedures governing UTA.
A light breakfast will be available before our morning presentation.
SPECIAL NOTICE: The session is located in UNIVERSITY CENTER, ROOM: San Saba & Palo Pinto. Parking is available at the PARK SOUTH PARKING GARAGE - Campus Map. Please enter your vehicle's information to use the parking garage - Register Vehicle.
Register for Maverick 101: New Employee Orientation

Maverick 101: New Employee Orientation - (MAV101-NEO)
Location:   University Center ,  Room:  San Saba & Palo Pinto
Dates:   Wednesday, Dec 6, 2017
Times:   9:00 AM  -  12:00 PM
This class is designed to help new employees get to know the basics of what it means to "Be A Maverick" and to assist current faculty and staff connect with the pulse of the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA). Faculty and staff will receive an overview of resources available on campus and become familiar with core policies and procedures governing UTA.
A light breakfast will be available before our morning presentation.
SPECIAL NOTICE: The session is located in UNIVERSITY CENTER, ROOM: San Saba & Palo Pinto. Parking is available at the PARK SOUTH PARKING GARAGE - Campus Map. Please enter your vehicle's information to use the parking garage - Register Vehicle.
Register for Maverick 101: New Employee Orientation

Motivating Your Employees (T) - (PD-MOTIVE)
Location:   Wetsel Service Center ,  Room:  200
Dates:   Tuesday, Dec 12, 2017
Times:   2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM
Instructed by:  Vanden Thong
Course participants will learn how to motivate employees to a higher state of productivity and create a work environment that is beneficial to everyone and assists the department at getting the job done.
Register for Motivating Your Employees (T)

Partnering with Your Boss (AP) - (PD-Partner)
Location:   Wetsel Service Center ,  Room:  200
Dates:   Wednesday, Nov 8, 2017
Times:   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM
Instructed by:  Vanden Thong
As an administrative assistant, your success depends upon effectively partnering with your boss. You are often called upon to communicate, plan, organize, negotiate and participate in decision-making at very high levels. This course is specially designed to help you learn goal setting, prioritizing, planning, decision making, relationship building and listening. You will return to work with a better understanding of what partnering with your boss entails and a greater ability to support your organizations goals from your position as a secretary, executive secretary or member of the administrative support staff.
Register for Partnering with Your Boss (AP)

PeopleAdmin Applicant Tracking System (Overview for STAFF Positions) - (PeopleAdmin001)
Location:   Continuing Ed & Workforce Development (CEWF) ,  Room:  E200D
Dates:   Thursday, Aug 24, 2017
Times:   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM
Class Days:   Thursday
Instructed by:  Employment Services
The PeopleAdmin overview is designed for employees responsible for managing positions and reviewing and managing applications. In this class, participants will learn how to navigate the PeopleAdmin Applicant Tracking System. If you have questions, please contact Employment Services at employment@uta.edu. Visit Employment Services for more information.
LOCATION: The University of Texas at Arlington Continuing Ed & Workforce Development (CEWF) - Campus Map.
Intended Audience: Administrative Support and Hiring Managers. Please note that this session will provide an overview for Staff Positions.
Register for PeopleAdmin Applicant Tracking System (Overview for STAFF Positions)

PeopleAdmin Applicant Tracking System (Overview for STAFF Positions) - (PeopleAdmin001)
Location:   Continuing Ed & Workforce Development (CEWF) ,  Room:  E200D
Dates:   Tuesday, Sep 5, 2017
Times:   9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM
Class Days:   Tuesday
Instructed by:  Employment Services
The PeopleAdmin overview is designed for employees responsible for managing positions and reviewing and managing applications. In this class, participants will learn how to navigate the PeopleAdmin Applicant Tracking System. If you have questions, please contact Employment Services at employment@uta.edu. Visit Employment Services for more information.
LOCATION: The University of Texas at Arlington Continuing Ed & Workforce Development (CEWF) - Campus Map.
INTENDED AUDIENCE: Administrative Support and Hiring Managers. Please note that this session will provide an overview for Faculty Positions.
Register for PeopleAdmin Applicant Tracking System (Overview for STAFF Positions)

Powerful Presentation Skills (AP) - (PD-Presentation)
Location:   Wetsel Service Center ,  Room:  101 (Employment Services - Conference Room)
Dates:   Friday, Sep 15, 2017
Times:   9:00 AM  -  11:00 AM
Instructed by:  Vanden Thong
Public speaking may not be the most exciting activity for you, but you can learn the tips and techniques to make your next presentation a great success. Participants will learn how to develop and enhance their public speaking style and create compelling presentations. No matter what the subject, learn how to deliver the message with poise and power. Give your words an appeal that captures attention and leads to inspiration. A presentation delivered with power and passion will be memorable for all who attend.
Register for Powerful Presentation Skills (AP)

Team Building for Supervisors (T) - (PG-TBLD)
Location:   Wetsel Service Center ,  Room:  101 (Employment Services - Conference Room)
Dates:   Tuesday, Nov 7, 2017
Times:   9:00 AM  -  11:00 AM
Instructed by:  Vanden Thong
Whether you are a team member or a supervisor, knowing how to build a team and understanding the various stages of team development is important. As a manager, the relationship you have with your employees can motivate them, guide them, or discourage them. As a team member, your communication and interaction with others cultivates your team atmosphere. This class is intended to help you examine your teams development and offer strategies for leading and influencing your team positively throughout the different stages.
Register for Team Building for Supervisors (T)

The Art of Listening (8) (AP) - (PD-Listen)
Location:   Wetsel Service Center ,  Room:  200
Dates:   Tuesday, Oct 17, 2017
Times:   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM
Instructed by:  Vanden Thong
Although most people believe they are good listeners, most people only really listen to a small portion of a conversation. If you have the desire to become a good listener, then this course if for you. Participants will learn the basics of good listening as well as tips for identifying listening style and how get them most out of a face-to-face conversation.
Register for The Art of Listening (8) (AP)

Time Management: Keys to Everyday Office Success (8) - (PD-TMNG)
Location:   Wetsel Service Center ,  Room:  101 (Employment Services - Conference Room)
Dates:   Thursday, Nov 30, 2017
Times:   9:00 AM  -  11:00 AM
Instructed by:  Vanden Thong
If your office is a mess and you are drowning in your to-do list, then this class is for you. Participants will learn how backlogs happen, how to manage paperwork, how to eliminate clutter, and discover the benefits of organization.
Register for Time Management: Keys to Everyday Office Success (8)

Understanding Title IX - (TITLEIX)
Location:   Nedderman Hall ,  Room:  604
Dates:   Wednesday, Aug 30, 2017
Times:   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM
Class Days:   Wednesday
Instructed by:  Eddie Freeman
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is a federal law that prohibits sex discrimination in education. It reads: "No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance." -Legal Citation: Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and its implementing regulation at 34 C.F.R. Part 106 (Title IX). The goal of this class is to help you understand what sexual harassment means and to let you know that there are resources at the University of Texas at Arlington and in the community available to help if you or others experience it. We will review the faculty, staff and student rights with regard to policies and other issues related to sexual harassment, gender harassment and sexual violence through an interactive classroom training session.
Register for Understanding Title IX

Welcoming Diversity (8) (AP) (T) - (PD-DIVERSE)
Location:   TBA
Dates:   Friday, Nov 17, 2017
Times:   9:00 AM  -  4:00 PM
Instructed by:  Eunice Currie
This workshop is an experiential, interactive program designed to help us see each other differently, promote awareness, and increase sensitivity to the many similarities and differences among individuals and groups. Done in an upbeat, hopeful tone, the program focuses on developing self-pride, examining stereotypes, and learning skills in responding to prejudicial jokes, remarks, and slurs.
NOTE: Lunch will be provided. To View UTA Campus Map, please Click Here.
Register for Welcoming Diversity (8) (AP) (T)

Writing Effective E-Mails (8) (AP) - (PD-EMAIL)
Location:   Wetsel Service Center ,  Room:  101 (Employment Services - Conference Room)
Dates:   Wednesday, Sep 20, 2017
Times:   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM
Instructed by:  Vanden Thong
Email has become an essential communication tool for most individuals and organizations. It is essential that you identify and learn all of the basics of email communication as well as all of the dangers of email communication. In this course, participants will learn the keys to effective e-mails as well as proper cyber manners and how to avoid email overload.
Register for Writing Effective E-Mails (8) (AP)

Your Professional Image (8) (AP) - (PD-PROIMG)
Location:   Wetsel Services Center ,  Room:  200
Dates:   Tuesday, Dec 19, 2017
Times:   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM
Instructed by:  Vanden Thong
Your image as a professional is important to your success in an organization. Effectively managing your personal interactions and online presence is critical to maintaining your credibility as a professional. This course is designed to help you establish a professional image by examining the messages you are sending in person and online. You will have an opportunity to review different methods of communication (i.e. email, print, social media).
Register for Your Professional Image (8) (AP)

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