Managers Academy: Employee Management and Compliance Essentials

Program Information

Feb. 7 & 8 - Full, Waitlist Available

9:00 to 4:30 p.m. each day

Administrative and Research Center 346

Register for Managers Academy

The Employee Management and Compliance Essentials course provides a comprehensive overview for managers and supervisors of legal guidelines, campus policies, and CU-Boulder practices related to employee management and development.

The core curriculum includes:

  • Pre-employment essentials (position management, compensation, and recruitment).
  • Employee development guidelines and strategies (onboarding, performance management and progressive discipline).
  • Special topics in employee management (federal and campus policies and procedures related to discrimination and harassment; the Americans with Disabilities Act; and the Family Medical Leave). In addition, participants will select two elective sessions from the following topics; Bystander Intervention, Writing Effective Interview Questions, Service Animals and the ADA, and Managing Difficult Employees


New Employee Welcome Experience

Program Information

Thursday, Feb. 14 - Full, Register for Next Session

8:30 to 4:30 a.m. 

Register for New Employee Welcome Experience

The New Employee Welcome Experience is the first event in a year-long series designed to help increase the understanding of CU Boulder’s culture, organizational structure and governance, operations, learning mission, values, and campus initiatives. This program is offered to new, permanent CU Boulder employees in their first year of employment.This day-long event will help new employees become oriented with the CU Boulder campus. The New Employee Welcome Experience starts at Old Main Heritage Center in the historic heart of campus where participants will begin to develop their understanding of what it means to be a member of the CU Boulder community. The day will include a 2 hour walking tour of campus and a 1 hour bus tour broken into two portions throughout the day. Lunch will be provided by Elevations Credit Union and print materials are provided by CU Imaging Services (your campus printer).


CU Discover: Employee Perks Offered by the CU Libraries

Program Information

Friday, Feb. 15

12:00 to 12:45 p.m. 

Administrative and Research Center 620

Register for CU Discover

The Library is often called the “heart” of university campuses. In 2018, the University Libraries are much more than the classic idea of a place for books. Find out how we innovate and collaborate across the CU Boulder campus, and they ways we help students and employees of the University thrive in their work and their studies. Whether you work directly with students or “behind the scenes” with other employees, faculty, or administrators, come see how the CU Boulder University Libraries can help you thrive. 

New CU Boulder employees in their first 12 to 18 months of employment are invited to participate in the CU Discover Lunch and Learn Series, part of the Department of Human Resources' comprehensive, year-long onboarding program. Participants are encouraged to bring their lunch. Learn more aboue the program on the CU Discover webpage


Developing Intercultural Competence Workshop

Program Information

Wednesday, Feb. 21

9:00 to 11:30 a.m. 

Administrative and Research Center 346

Register for IDI

CU Boulder is committed to a strong campus climate in which all students, staff, and faculty thrive and feel a sense of commitment to and from our community.  Creating this depends on our ability to shift cultural perspectives and appropriately adapt behaviors to cultural differences and commonalities.   This workshop is open to all CU Boulder faculty and staff interested in learning more about intercultural competence and how the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI) can be used to assess, and build upon, your own level of intercultural competence.  CU Boulder IDI qualified administrators will guide you through attitudes, awareness, knowledge, and skills associated with creating an inclusive campus environment.

Learn more about the IDI Program at CU Boulder.


Crucial Conversations Refresher: Master My Stories

Program Information

Wednesday, Feb. 21

12:00 to 1:00 p.m. 

University Memorial Center 247

Register for Master My Stories

Organization and Employee Development (OED) along with campus partners introduce a Crucial Conversations Refresher program for Crucial Conversation (CC) graduates. There is no cost to attend this program. All Crucial Conversations graduates are invited to join certified facilitators for an hour-long deep dive into the CC curriculum. 

Neuroscience and learning transfer theory tells us that consistently practicing new skills is the biggest predictor to successfully integrating learning into your everyday environment. The Refresher program will provide an interactive opportunity for CC graduates to practice and hone the skills and strategies presented in the original CC training.

Refresher Participants will be able to:

  • Apply CC skills and strategies in a facilitated environment.
  • Collaborate with other CC graduates and facilitators to enhance their application of CC concepts.