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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

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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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Advanced Supervisory Skills (T) - (PD-AdvSupSkills)
Location:   Wetsel Service Center ,  Room:  200
Dates:   Tuesday, Mar 15, 2016
Times:   9:00 AM  -  11:30 AM
Class Days:   Tuesday
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)

Building a Performance Plate-How to succeed in building an energy-packed, nutritious meal. - (WEL)
Location:   MAC (Upstairs Classroom) ,  Room:  213
Dates:   Wednesday, Mar 2, 2016
Times:   12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM
Class Days:   Wednesday
Building a healthy plate at each meal is sometimes a challenge, because you may not know if your meals are consisting of the correct combination of foods. Whether you eat your meals at the dining facility or at home, each and every meal you consume during the day should be considered an essential part of your training regimen. Come learn how to eat properly to fuel you through workouts and promote optimal recovery afterwards. We will discuss strategies to optimize your energy levels, hydration status; and give general recommendations on how to build a healthy performance plate that aligns with your level of training.
Register for Building a Performance Plate-How to succeed in building an energy-packed, nutritious meal.

Coaching Skills for Supervisors (T) - (PD-CoachSkil)
Location:   Wetsel Service Center ,  Room:  200
Dates:   Thursday, Apr 21, 2016
Times:   9:00 AM  -  11:00 AM
Class Days:   Thursday
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, Feb 16, 2016
Times:   9:00 AM  -  11:00 AM
Class Days:   Tuesday
Instructed by:  Dr. La Tonya Woodson
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:  200
Dates:   Tuesday, Apr 26, 2016
Times:   9:00 AM  -  11:00 AM
Class Days:   Tuesday
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 Employees and People (AP) (T) - (PD-DIFFEMP)
Location:   Wetsel Service Center ,  Room:  200
Dates:   Friday, Apr 8, 2016
Times:   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM
Class Days:   Friday
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 Employees and People (AP) (T)

Developing Assertive Communication Skills (8) (AP) - (PD-ASSERTCOM)
Location:   Wetsel Service Center ,  Room:  200
Dates:   Wednesday, Mar 30, 2016
Times:   9:00 AM  -  11:00 AM
Class Days:   Wednesday
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)

Developing Assertive Communication Skills (8) (AP) - (PD-ASSERTCOM)
Location:   Wetsel Service Center ,  Room:  200
Dates:   Thursday, May 26, 2016
Times:   9:00 AM  -  11:00 AM
Class Days:   Thursday
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)

Diabetes Prevention: A GAME PLAN for World Health Day! - (WEL)
Location:   MAC(Upstairs Classroom) ,  Room:  213
Dates:   Wednesday, Apr 6, 2016
Times:   12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM
Class Days:   Wednesday
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 April 6, 2016 and learn how YOU can take one small step via social media to promote two SIMPLE protective behaviors with the people you care about on April 7, 2016, World Health Day! Come celebrate health and wellness as we work together to prevent diabetes and promote health and wellness the UTA Maverick Way!
Register for Diabetes Prevention: A GAME PLAN for World Health Day!

Effective Delegation (T) - (PD-Delegate)
Location:   Wetsel Service Center ,  Room:  200
Dates:   Wednesday, Apr 27, 2016
Times:   9:00 AM  -  11:00 AM
Class Days:   Wednesday
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)

Fundamental Skills for Supervisors and Managers (T) (AP) - (PD-BSUPSKL)
Location:   Wetsel Service Center ,  Room:  200
Dates:   Thursday, Apr 14, 2016
Times:   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM
Class Days:   Thursday
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:   Friday, Mar 11, 2016
Times:   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM
Class Days:   Friday
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 My Career Forward (AP)(8) - (PD-CAREERDISEMPL)
Location:   Wetsel Service Center ,  Room:  200
Dates:   Thursday, Mar 3, 2016
Times:   9:00 AM  -  11:00 AM
Class Days:   Thursday
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 Across Generations (T) - (PD-MngGen)
Location:   Wetsel Service Center ,  Room:  200
Dates:   Friday, Feb 19, 2016
Times:   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM
Class Days:   Friday
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 Across Generations (T) - (PD-MngGen)
Location:   Wetsel Service Center ,  Room:  200
Dates:   Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Times:   9:00 AM  -  11:00 AM
Class Days:   Tuesday
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:  200
Dates:   Tuesday, Apr 19, 2016
Times:   9:00 AM  -  11:00 AM
Class Days:   Tuesday
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:  200
Dates:   Wednesday, Mar 9, 2016
Times:   9:00 AM  -  11:00 AM
Class Days:   Wednesday
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:   Wetsel Service Center ,  Room:  200
Dates:   Wednesday, Mar 2, 2016
Times:   8:00 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.
Register for Maverick 101: New Employee Orientation

Maverick 101: New Employee Orientation - (MAV101-NEO)
Location:   Wetsel Service Center ,  Room:  200
Dates:   Wednesday, Apr 6, 2016
Times:   8:00 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.
Register for Maverick 101: New Employee Orientation

Maverick 101: New Employee Orientation - (MAV101-NEO)
Location:   Wetsel Service Center ,  Room:  200
Dates:   Wednesday, May 4, 2016
Times:   8:00 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.
Register for Maverick 101: New Employee Orientation

Motivating Your Employees (T) - (PD-MOTIVE)
Location:   Wetsel Service Center ,  Room:  200
Dates:   Friday, Apr 1, 2016
Times:   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM
Class Days:   Friday
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, Feb 24, 2016
Times:   9:00 AM  -  11:00 AM
Class Days:   Wednesday
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)

Performance Management Forms and Procedures - (PD-PerformMngt)
Location:   Wetsel Service Center ,  Room:  200
Dates:   Tuesday, Feb 23, 2016
Times:   12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM
Class Days:   Tuesday
Instructed by:  Vanden Thong (with Gail Greene)
Join us for an overview of the forms and procedures for Performance Management at UT Arlington. Learn how to avoid the most common mistakes that have appeared in previous performance management forms and effectively support your team members.
Register for Performance Management Forms and Procedures

Performance Management Forms and Procedures - (PD-PerformMngt)
Location:   Wetsel Service Center ,  Room:  200
Dates:   Thursday, Mar 10, 2016
Times:   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM
Class Days:   Thursday
Instructed by:  Vanden Thong (with Gail Greene)
Join us for an overview of the forms and procedures for Performance Management at UT Arlington. Learn how to avoid the most common mistakes that have appeared in previous performance management forms and effectively support your team members.
Register for Performance Management Forms and Procedures

Powerful Presentation Skills (AP) - (PD-Presentation)
Location:   Wetsel Service Center ,  Room:  200
Dates:   Tuesday, Apr 12, 2016
Times:   9:00 AM  -  11:00 AM
Class Days:   Tuesday
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)

Professional Telephone Techniques (8)(AP) - (PD-PHONTECH)
Location:   Wetsel Service Center ,  Room:  200
Dates:   Tuesday, Mar 22, 2016
Times:   9:00 AM  -  11:00 AM
Class Days:   Tuesday
Instructed by:  Vanden Thong
This course is a basic introduction to telephone etiquette and customer service skills. Learn to develop and utilize listening and speaking skills for better communication between customers and yourself. Discover what to do and say when a phone call becomes difficult. A little effort and the right knowledge will go a long way in having a professional phone conversation.
Register for Professional Telephone Techniques (8)(AP)

Team Building for Supervisors (T) - (PG-TBLD)
Location:   Wetsel Service Center ,  Room:  200
Dates:   Friday, Mar 25, 2016
Times:   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM
Class Days:   Friday
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:   Thursday, Jan 28, 2016
Times:   9:00 AM  -  11:00 AM
Class Days:   Thursday
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)

The Art of Listening (8) (AP) - (PD-Listen)
Location:   Wetsel Service Center ,  Room:  200
Dates:   Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Times:   9:00 AM  -  11:00 AM
Class Days:   Tuesday
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:   Wednesday, Mar 23, 2016
Times:   9:00 AM  -  11:00 AM
Class Days:   Wednesday
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:   Wetsel Service Center ,  Room:  200
Dates:   Wednesday, Apr 20, 2016
Times:   9:00 AM  -  4:00 PM
Class Days:   Wednesday
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.
Register for Welcoming Diversity (8) (AP) (T)

Writing Effective E-Mails (8) (AP) - (PD-EMAIL)
Location:   Wetsel Service Center ,  Room:  200
Dates:   Wednesday, May 11, 2016
Times:   9:00 AM  -  11:00 AM
Class Days:   Wednesday
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)

Writing Effective Performance Reviews (T)(AP) - (LA-PERFWER)
Location:   Wetsel Service Center ,  Room:  200
Dates:   Wednesday, Feb 17, 2016
Times:   9:00 AM  -  11:00 AM
Class Days:   Wednesday
Instructed by:  Dr. La Tonya Woodson
The most successful managers create an environment where employees know what is expected of them, how they are performing and contributing to the university, and what development opportunities exist for them to improve performance or prepare for a new role. This course provides an overview of the performance management process and the key components of writing effective performance reviews.
Target Audience: Managers and Supervisors (Leaders with direct reports)
Register for Writing Effective Performance Reviews (T)(AP)

Your Professional Image (8) (AP) - (PD-PROIMG)
Location:   Wetsel Services Center ,  Room:  200
Dates:   Thursday, Feb 25, 2016
Times:   9:00 AM  -  11:00 AM
Class Days:   Thursday
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)

Your Professional Image (8) (AP) - (PD-PROIMG)
Location:   Wetsel Services Center ,  Room:  200
Dates:   Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Times:   9:00 AM  -  11:00 AM
Class Days:   Wednesday
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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