HR Corner: Upcoming groups, seminars and workshops

February 19, 2014

The Department of Human Resources invites CU-Boulder employees to attend upcoming groups, seminars and workshops facilitated by the Faculty and Staff Assistance Program (FSAP) and Office of Organizational and Employee Development (OED). All programs are offered free of charge to CU-Boulder employees. Register now! Space is limited and sessions are filling up fast. 

FSAP Workshop: 20 Minute Workouts at Work 
Date: Feb. 20, 2014
Time: 12 - 1:30 p.m. 
Location: UMC 425
Presenter: Denise Adelsen, Fitness Coordinator, CU-Boulder Rec Center 

Sometimes it is impossible to get away from your desk in order to be active on any given day. In this presentation we will share tips and tools to make being active possible on a daily basis. You will walk away with workout ideas that can be accomplished in 20 minutes plus receive a bonus program plan that provides movement right at your desk. After all, there are those days when you just can’t get away, now you can keep your commitment to stay active each and every day. No prior experience or special equipment needed, just come on in Feb. 20 and be prepared to move.

Please contact yee.chan@colorado.edu or call (303) 492-3020 for more information or to register.

FSAP Workshop: Debt Management and Budgeting
Date: Feb. 24, 2014
Time: 12 - 1:30 p.m.
Location: UMC 425
Presenter: Stephen Maloney, Fidelity Investments Workplace Planning and Guidance Consultant

Learn about how to better manage your personal debt and how to create a budget. Debt management and budgeting starts with understanding where your money goes. This workshop will go over steps to prioritize your savings,. discuss consumer spending trends, how to manage your debt, understanding your credit, and steps to take control of your finances. 

Please contact yee.chan@colorado.edu or call (303) 492-3020 for more information or to register.

OED Seminar: Promoting a Respectful Working Environment 
Date: Feb. 25, 2014
Time: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. 
Location: ARC 346, East Campus 
Presenter: Tom Sebok, Director Ombuds Office, CU-Boulder

Nearly everyone would say they want a “respectful” working environment. But what does that look like? And what does it take to develop and/or maintain such an environment? In this interactive three-hour workshop participants will examine the roots, behaviors, and benefits of a respectful working environment. They will experience key aspects of a process designed to help groups identify respectful workplace norms for communication – especially when engaged in conflict. And, they will view and discuss a video presentation about one of the biggest communication challenges: giving and receiving criticism in the workplace. 

To register, please visit http://hr.colorado.edu/training/Pages/register.aspx or call 303-492-8103. 

OED Seminar: Customer Service 
Date: Feb. 27, 2014
Time: 9 - 11:30 a.m. 
Location: ARC 346, East Campus 
Presenter: Amy Moreno, Training Specialist, Office of Organizational and Employee Development
Lauren Harris, Training Specialist, Office of Organizational and Employee Development

Can you quickly identify your customers and how to best serve them? Have you ever found yourself in a customer service nightmare? This interactive seminar provides practical skills for identifying customers and delivering great customer service. Come join us to learn how to deal with all customers, pleasant and challenging, and create a positive experience for all. 

To register, please visit http://hr.colorado.edu/training/Pages/register.aspx or call 303-492-8103. 

OED Seminar: Emotional Intelligence 
Date: March 6, 2014
Time: 9 - 11:30 a.m. 
Location: ARC 346, East Campus 
Presenter: Amy Moreno, Training Specialist, Office of Organizational and Employee Development
Lauren Harris, Training Specialist, Office of Organizational and Employee Development

Emotional Intelligence (EI) is the ability to recognize and understand emotions in yourself and others, and your ability to use this awareness to manage your behavior and relationships. EI has been shown to increase job performance, productivity, and personal excellence. Come to this 2-hour seminar to explore this important ability and gain skills to improve your own emotional intelligence.

To register, please visit http://hr.colorado.edu/training/Pages/register.aspx or call 303-492-8103. 

FSAP Group: Strategies for Stress-Reduction
Dates: Six Wednesdays, starting March 19, 2014 through April 30, 2014 
Time: 12 - 1:30 p.m.
Location: UMC 335 (except for April 23, 2014 - UMC 381)
Facilitators: Paulette Erickson England, LCSW, Staff Counselor of Faculty and Staff Assistance Program 
Claire Chang, Faculty and Staff Assistance Program Intern

Stress reduction is a concern for everyone in these busy and uncertain times. In this educational and participatory workshop series, we will learn and practice several different effective strategies for reducing everyday life stress, including mindfulness, meditation, yoga, visualization, guided imagery, cognitive restructuring, emotional health and regulation. Participants are encouraged to commit to attending all eight sessions. The group will meet once a week for an hour-and-a-half. Things to consider bringing for your own comfort: Comfortable clothing, yoga mat, pillow, and a beginners mind.

Please contact yee.chan@colorado.edu or call (303) 492-3020 for more information or to register.

OED Program: Managing the CU-Boulder Way 
Dates: March 12 and 13, April 29 and 30, June 11 and 12, Aug. 5 and 6, Oct. 8 and 9, Dec. 2 and 3
** Please note that March, April and June sessions are full 
Time: 8:30 – 4 p.m. 
Location: ARC 346, East Campus 
Facilitators: Amy Moreno, Training Specialist, Office of Organizational and Employee Development
Lauren Harris, Training Specialist, Office of Organizational and Employee Development

The “Managing the CU-Boulder Way” training course is a two-day program which focuses specifically on the knowledge and skills necessary to be a successful manager at CU-Boulder. The training approach includes an overview of related policies and procedures, but will primarily focus on helping participants understand best practices and why they should care about these important topics. 

Participants will learn the following in an interactive and engaging training environment:

  • Support and inspire employees with the CU-Boulder culture, mission, vision and values
  • Engage employees and foster a positive work culture from hire to retire
  • Use effective recruitment and compensation strategies to attract and retain the best talent
  • Manage and support employee performance
  • Navigate performance issues and follow appropriate disciplinary processes when necessary
  • Manage employee leave and accommodate requests
  • Foster an inclusive learning and working environment free of discrimination and harassment
  • Connect with the valuable resources available on the CU-Boulder campus


New employees to the University of Colorado Boulder, at all levels of management, who will be directly or indirectly supervising any Classified or University Staff; employees recently or soon-to-be promoted to a supervisory role over Classified or University Staff; and supervisors and managers seeking a refresher course or to elevate their existing skills and understanding of the unique aspects of managing at the University of Colorado Boulder are encouraged to attend. 

To register, please visit http://hr.colorado.edu/training/Pages/register.aspx or call 303-492-8103.

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