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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

To register for a class(es), select the checkbox at the end of the class description. Once you have selected all the classes, enter your NetID and password, and click the "Register Now" button at the bottom of the page.
ADA - Americans with Disabilities Act in the Workplace (T) - (PD-ADA)
Location:   Wetsel ,  Room:  Room 200
Dates:   Thursday, Oct 20, 2016
Times:   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM
Class Days:   Thursday
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:  205 (FACILITIES MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE RM.)
Dates:   Friday, Oct 7, 2016
Times:   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM
Class Days:   Friday
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
Join the waiting list for Advanced Supervisory Skills (T)

Conducting Effective Meetings (AP) - (PD-Meeting)
Location:   Wetsel Service Center ,  Room:  200
Dates:   Friday, Nov 11, 2016
Times:   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM
Class Days:   Friday
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)

Confronting Workplace Bullying & Harassment - (PD-CWBH)
Location:   J.D. Wetsel ,  Room:  Training Room 200
Dates:   Tuesday, Oct 4, 2016
Times:   3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM
Class Days:   Tuesday
Instructed by:  Alliance Work Partners
We each have responsibility to create a work culture where employees can feel safe and confident doing their jobs. When we allow hostile behavior into our workplace, this culture could soon be in jeopardy. This training addresses not only the legal aspects of harassment and civil rights violations, but also the intimidating and fear-based behavior exhibited by workplace bullies.
Register for Confronting Workplace Bullying & Harassment

Dealing Effectively with Conflict and Confrontations (8) - (PD-CONM200)
Location:   Wetsel Service Center ,  Room:  200
Dates:   Friday, Oct 21, 2016
Times:   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM
Class Days:   Friday
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:  200
Dates:   Wednesday, Nov 16, 2016
Times:   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM
Class Days:   Wednesday
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:   Friday, Oct 28, 2016
Times:   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM
Class Days:   Friday
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)

Food for Thought: Hatitudes for Gratitudes - (FT-HG)
Location:   MAC ,  Room:  Upstairs Lounge
Dates:   Wednesday, Sep 7, 2016  -  Wednesday, Sep 7, 2016
Times:   12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM
Class Days:   Wednesday
Instructed by:  Janet Ellis is an impassioned speaker, life coach and training consultant specializing in personal resilience, emotional and spiritual wellness, leadership and organizational renewal.
Thinking about all you have to appreciate can boost your happiness and your overall sense of well-being, according to psychologists. Feeling and expressing gratitude can make you happy in the moment. So how can you cultivate a growing sense of gratitudeand its positive side-benefitson your own? It turns out that the tools used by psychologists in research studiesnamely a gratitude journal and some thank-you notesare some of the best ones for boosting gratitude both in and out of the lab. By writing down positive things that happen to you and actively acknowledging those who have helped you, you become better at recognizing the good in your life, which naturally helps you feel more grateful and thankful more often.
You're welcome to bring a lunch
Register for Food for Thought: Hatitudes for Gratitudes

Food for Thought: 50 Ways to Prevent Diabetes - (FT-50WPD)
Location:   MAC ,  Room:  Upstairs Lounge
Dates:   Wednesday, Nov 2, 2016  -  Wednesday, Nov 2, 2016
Times:   12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM
Class Days:   Wednesday
Instructed by:  Becky Garner, DrPH, CPH is a faculty member in the UTA Department of Kinesiology and provides leadership for the new public health degree programs in the College of Nursing & Health Innovation.
Diabetes prevention is proven, possible, and powerful. Studies endorsed by the National Institutes of Health such as the Diabetes Prevention Program show that people at high risk for diabetes can prevent or delay the onset of the disease by losing 5 to 7 percent of their weight, if they are overweightthat's 10 to 14 pounds for a 200-pound person. Have you wondered or possibly been told that you are at risk for developing diabetes or that you have prediabetes? What about your friends or your family members? Join this engaging, interactive presentation on Nov. 2, 2016 and learn how YOU can take one (or a few!) small steps to promote and prevent the onset of prediabetes in both your life and the people you care about. Join Dr. Garner and Public Health students as they focus on National Diabetes Awareness Month to draw attention to diabetes and its effects on millions of American. Come celebrate health and wellness as we work together to prevent diabetes and promote health and wellness the UTA Maverick Way!
You're welcome to bring a lunch
Register for Food for Thought: 50 Ways to Prevent Diabetes

Food for Thought: Back Pain & Spine Surgery Prevention - (FT-BPSSP)
Location:   MAC ,  Room:  Upstairs Lounge
Dates:   Wednesday, Oct 5, 2016  -  Wednesday, Oct 5, 2016
Times:   12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM
Class Days:   Wednesday
Instructed by:  Drake McCrary is a Senior Account Executive for Airrosti who is dedicated to helping UT System employees live pain-free.
Educational workshop focused on the causes of back pain, prevention, and conservative care to avoid high-tech imaging, injections, and surgeries.
You're welcome to bring a lunch
Register for Food for Thought: Back Pain & Spine Surgery Prevention

Fundamental Skills for Supervisors and Managers (T) (AP) - (PD-BSUPSKL)
Location:   Wetsel Service Center ,  Room:  200
Dates:   Friday, Dec 9, 2016
Times:   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM
Class Days:   Friday
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:  200
Dates:   Wednesday, Nov 30, 2016
Times:   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM
Class Days:   Wednesday
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)

Leading Career Development Discussions (T) - (PD-CAREERDISMNGR)
Location:   Wetsel Service Center ,  Room:  200
Dates:   Wednesday, Oct 12, 2016
Times:   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM
Class Days:   Wednesday
Instructed by:  Dr. La Tonya Woodson
As a manager, developing your staff is a critical part of your role. Whether it's developing their skills for their current job, expanding their role to help them continue to develop, or helping them prepare for a future role, effective career development discussions have many benefits that impact the employee, the manager, and the university. This course focuses on career development and your role as a manager in supporting your employees in this important partnership.
Target Audience: Managers and Supervisors (Leaders with direct reports)
Register for Leading Career Development Discussions (T)

Leading My Career Forward (AP)(8) - (PD-CAREERDISEMPL)
Location:   Wetsel Service Center ,  Room:  200
Dates:   Wednesday, Oct 19, 2016
Times:   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM
Class Days:   Wednesday
Instructed by:  Dr. La Tonya Woodson
As an employee, it's important to be knowledgeable, engaged and open to learning new skills in order to add value to the university. This course focuses on the employee's career development, including learning new skills for your current job, expanding your current role, increasing your network and using available resources to help guide and support you during the process.
Register for Leading My Career Forward (AP)(8)

Managing Projects & Making Decisions (AP) - (PD-ProjDec)
Location:   Wetsel Service Center ,  Room:  205 (FACILITIES MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE RM.)
Dates:   Friday, Sep 23, 2016
Times:   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM
Class Days:   Friday
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 the Challenge of Change (T) - (AP-MCC)
Location:   J.D. Wetsel ,  Room:  Training Room 200
Dates:   Thursday, Nov 10, 2016
Times:   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM
Class Days:   Thursday
Instructed by:  Alliance Work Partners
Whether changes happen gradually or abruptly, everyone will need some time to adapt. Planning for and supporting your employees' responses to changes are critical to a successful and timely transition to the new reality. This course will teach managers and supervisors how to communicate change, how to coach through the process of change and how to help employees embrace change.
Register for Managing the Challenge of Change (T)

Maverick 101: New Employee Orientation - (MAV101-NEO)
Location:   UNIVERSITY CENTER ,  Room:  San Saba
Dates:   Wednesday, Sep 7, 2016
Times:   9:00 AM  -  12:00 PM
Class Days:   Wednesday
This class is designed to help new UT Arlington 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. Faculty and staff will receive an overview of resources available on campus and become familiar with core policies and procedures governing UT Arlington.
SPECIAL NOTICE: The session is located in the UNIVERSITY CENTER, ROOM: SAN SABA. (Parking Available: PARK SOUTH PARKING GARAGE)
Register for Maverick 101: New Employee Orientation

Maverick 101: New Employee Orientation - (MAV101-NEO)
Location:   UNIVERSITY CENTER ,  Room:  Carlisle Suite
Dates:   Wednesday, Oct 5, 2016
Times:   9:00 AM  -  12:00 PM
Class Days:   Wednesday
This class is designed to help new UT Arlington 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. Faculty and staff will receive an overview of resources available on campus and become familiar with core policies and procedures governing UT Arlington.
SPECIAL NOTICE: The session is located in the UNIVERSITY CENTER, ROOM: CARLISLE (Parking Available: PARK SOUTH PARKING GARAGE)
Register for Maverick 101: New Employee Orientation

Maverick 101: New Employee Orientation - (MAV101-NEO)
Location:   UNIVERSITY CENTER ,  Room:  San Jacinto & Neches
Dates:   Wednesday, Nov 2, 2016
Times:   9:00 AM  -  12:00 PM
Class Days:   Wednesday
This class is designed to help new UT Arlington 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. Faculty and staff will receive an overview of resources available on campus and become familiar with core policies and procedures governing UT Arlington.
SPECIAL NOTICE: The session is located in the UNIVERSITY CENTER, ROOMS: SAN JACINTO & NECHES (Parking Available: PARK SOUTH PARKING GARAGE)
Register for Maverick 101: New Employee Orientation

Maverick Service Excellence: The Total Service Experience(2-How to Communicate With Your Customers) - (MSESEC2)
Location:   Pickard Hall ,  Room:  Room 549
Dates:   Thursday, Sep 1, 2016  -  Thursday, Sep 1, 2016
Times:   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM
Class Days:   Thursday
Instructed by:  Maverick Service Excellence Certified Trainer
Maverick Service Excellence: The Total Service Experience is a strategic university wide initiative to incorporate excellent service values that will benefit UTA and the communities we serve. The five program topics are the following: SECTION 1-Building Customer Rapport and Goodwill; SECTION 2-How to Communicate With Your Customer; SECTION 3-Handling Problems and Complaints; SECTION 4-Dealing Effectively With Difficult People and Projecting a Positive; SECTION 5-Professional Image. This class is highly interactive and includes small group and class discussions, exercises and action planning.
This class is STRONGLY ENCOURAGED for all staff to attend in order to build a consistent interdepartmental excellent service model.
Register for Maverick Service Excellence: The Total Service Experience(2-How to Communicate With Your Customers)

Maverick Service Excellence: The Total Service Experience(2-How to Communicate With Your Customers) - (MSESEC2)
Location:   Nedderman Hall ,  Room:  Rady Room, #601
Dates:   Tuesday, Sep 13, 2016  -  Tuesday, Sep 13, 2016
Times:   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM
Class Days:   Tuesday
Instructed by:  Maverick Service Excellence Certified Trainer(s)
Maverick Service Excellence: The Total Service Experience is a strategic university wide initiative to incorporate excellent service values that will benefit UTA and the communities we serve. The five program topics are the following: SECTION 1-Building Customer Rapport and Goodwill; SECTION 2-How to Communicate With Your Customer; SECTION 3-Handling Problems and Complaints; SECTION 4-Dealing Effectively With Difficult People and Projecting a Positive; SECTION 5-Professional Image. This class is highly interactive and includes small group and class discussions, exercises and action planning.
This class is STRONGLY ENCOURAGED for all staff to attend in order to build a consistent interdepartmental excellent service model.
Register for Maverick Service Excellence: The Total Service Experience(2-How to Communicate With Your Customers)

Maverick Service Excellence: The Total Service Experience(2-How to Communicate With Your Customers) - (MSESEC2)
Location:   Pickard Hall ,  Room:  Room 549
Dates:   Wednesday, Sep 14, 2016  -  Wednesday, Sep 14, 2016
Times:   9:00 AM  -  11:00 AM
Class Days:   Wednesday
Instructed by:  Maverick Service Excellence Certified Trainer(s)
Maverick Service Excellence: The Total Service Experience is a strategic university wide initiative to incorporate excellent service values that will benefit UTA and the communities we serve. The five program topics are the following: SECTION 1-Building Customer Rapport and Goodwill; SECTION 2-How to Communicate With Your Customer; SECTION 3-Handling Problems and Complaints; SECTION 4-Dealing Effectively With Difficult People and Projecting a Positive; SECTION 5-Professional Image. This class is highly interactive and includes small group and class discussions, exercises and action planning.
This class is STRONGLY ENCOURAGED for all staff to attend in order to build a consistent interdepartmental excellent service model.
Register for Maverick Service Excellence: The Total Service Experience(2-How to Communicate With Your Customers)

Maverick Service Excellence: The Total Service Experience(2-How to Communicate With Your Customers) - (MSESEC2)
Location:   Nedderman Hall ,  Room:  Rady Room, #601
Dates:   Friday, Sep 16, 2016  -  Friday, Sep 16, 2016
Times:   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM
Class Days:   Friday
Instructed by:  Maverick Service Excellence Certified Trainer(s)
Maverick Service Excellence: The Total Service Experience is a strategic university wide initiative to incorporate excellent service values that will benefit UTA and the communities we serve. The five program topics are the following: SECTION 1-Building Customer Rapport and Goodwill; SECTION 2-How to Communicate With Your Customer; SECTION 3-Handling Problems and Complaints; SECTION 4-Dealing Effectively With Difficult People and Projecting a Positive; SECTION 5-Professional Image. This class is highly interactive and includes small group and class discussions, exercises and action planning.
This class is STRONGLY ENCOURAGED for all staff to attend in order to build a consistent interdepartmental excellent service model.
Register for Maverick Service Excellence: The Total Service Experience(2-How to Communicate With Your Customers)

Partnering with Your Boss (AP) - (PD-Partner)
Location:   Wetsel Service Center ,  Room:  205 (FACILITIES MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE RM.)
Dates:   Thursday, Nov 17, 2016
Times:   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM
Class Days:   Thursday
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)

Powerful Presentation Skills (AP) - (PD-Presentation)
Location:   Wetsel Service Center ,  Room:  200
Dates:   Thursday, Oct 13, 2016
Times:   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM
Class Days:   Thursday
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:  205 (FACILITIES MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE RM.)
Dates:   Thursday, Dec 1, 2016
Times:   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM
Class Days:   Thursday
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:   Wednesday, Oct 26, 2016
Times:   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM
Class Days:   Wednesday
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:  200
Dates:   Tuesday, Sep 20, 2016
Times:   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM
Class Days:   Tuesday
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)

Welcoming Diversity (8) (AP) (T) - (PD-DIVERSE)
Location:   TBA
Dates:   Friday, Nov 18, 2016
Times:   9:00 AM  -  4:00 PM
Class Days:   Friday
Instructed by:  Eunice Currie
This workshop is an experiential, interactive program designed to promote awareness and increased sensitivity to the many similarities and differences among individuals and groups in our society. 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.
Register for Welcoming Diversity (8) (AP) (T)

Writing Effective E-Mails (8) (AP) - (PD-EMAIL)
Location:   Wetsel Service Center ,  Room:  200
Dates:   Tuesday, Sep 27, 2016
Times:   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM
Class Days:   Tuesday
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, Oct 18, 2016
Times:   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM
Class Days:   Tuesday
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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