New Employee Welcome Experience
Thursday, May 18
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
The New Employee Welcome Experience is the first event in a comprehensive, year-long onboarding experience designed to increase the understanding of CU Boulder’s culture, organizational structure and governance, operations, learning mission, values and campus initiatives. The program is offered to new, permanent employees.
The event starts at Norlin Library in the historic heart of campus, where participants begin to develop their understanding of what it means to be a member of the CU Boulder community. The day includes a two-hour walking tour of campus and a one-hour bus tour broken into two portions throughout the day. Lunch is provided by Elevations Credit Union and print materials are provided by CU Imaging Services (your campus printer).
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Wednesday, May 24, 1 to 3:30 p.m.
East Campus, Administrative and Research Center (ARC), room 346
For centuries, people have searched for ways to peek into the human mind. The Greek philosopher, scientist and physician Hippocrates wrote that all human beings could be divided into four distinct personality types. Real Colors, an instrument based on the more modern temperament theories developed by David Keirsey, is designed to help people recognize, accept, learn to value and understand human behaviors to improve empathy and communication in the workplace.
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CU Discover: Making Excellence Inclusive
Friday, May 19, noon to 12:45 p.m.
East Campus, Administrative and Research Center (ARC), room 620
The CU Discover series is a component of the comprehensive, year-long onboarding program offered to new employees at CU Boulder. This elective session is held over the lunch hour once a month. New employees in their first 12 to 18 months of employment are invited to bring a lunch for these interactive, informative sessions.
During this session, participants will receive a foundational description of CU Boulder’s Inclusive Excellence initiative. The preseneter will also provide resources and tools to further attendees' understanding of Inclusive Excellence and enable them to begin approaching work through an inclusive lens.
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Home Buying Like a Pro
Tuesday, May 23, noon to 1 p.m.
University Memorial Center (UMC), rooms 384–86
Learn about the home-buying process and strategies for finding a house to call home and how to avoid the most common pitfalls. Specifically, this workshop will address budgeting for your new home, mortgage options, the steps to home ownership, and tips for working with a realtor. Lunch will be provided by Elevations Credit Union
Presenter: Lacey Hoenshell has been in the banking and finance industry since 2001. She studied banking and financial economics at the University of North Dakota. Since joining Elevations Credit Union in 2012, Hoenshell has successfully closed over 1,000 loans making her a valuable resource to her peers and members. Her energy and excitement are refreshing to the first-time homebuyer and seasoned investor alike. Coming from a military family, Hoenshell has moved more than 20 times and understands the importance of making the home buying process a smooth transition. She currently lives in Westminster with her husband and four children.
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Tuesday, May 30, and Wednesday, May 31
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day
East Campus, Administrative and Research Center (ARC), room 346
Crucial Conversations is a two-day course that teaches skills for creating alignment and agreement by fostering open dialogue around high-stakes, emotional, or risky topics—at all levels of the organization. By learning how to speak and be heard (and encouraging others to do the same), you’ll surface the best ideas, make the highest-quality decisions and then act on your decisions with unity and commitment.
Please note: There is a $200 course fee. The course fee includes a Crucial Conversations Toolkit, cue cards for each lesson, a Crucial Conversations model card, a copy of The New York Times bestselling book Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes are High, the Crucial Conversations audio companion MP3 download and a course completion certificate.
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CU Grow: Conflict Resolution
Tuesday, May 30, 9 a.m. to noon
University Memorial Center, room 247
This seminar will provide conflict-resolution techniques under the premise that, while conflict is inevitable, resolution is still obtainable. We will identify conflict for what it is and what it is not, evaluating situations and issues from multiple perspectives. Then, we will apply conflict-resolution strategies, including a framework for navigating difficult conversations. The objective is to shift our paradigm with conflict and improve the conflict-resolutions competence of university managers and leaders.
Facilitator: Elizabeth “Liz” Hill joined the CU Boulder Ombuds Office as an associate ombuds in May 2016. Before joining CU, Hill served as an Arizona assistant attorney general, assistant ombudsman for the state of Arizona and ombudsman for Apollo Education Group. She is a graduate of Gonzaga University School of Law and earned her BS from Northern Arizona University. Hill is a trained mediator with experience in work-place disputes. She is member of the State Bar of Arizona, International Ombudsman Association and American Bar Association’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Section and is actively involved in the Dispute Resolution Section’s Ombuds Committee.
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Grief Support Group
Tuesdays May 30 through July 25 (eight sessions)
Noon to 1:30 p.m. each Tuesday
East Campus, Administrative and Research Center (ARC), room 332
Experiencing grief can be an overwhelming experience and is often confusing and frightening. Although bereavement can be quite painful, it is not a sickness or abnormal condition. It is not something to be “cured” or “fixed.” Rather, it is part of the natural human response to losing someone close to us—the cost of loving and being loved.
This group will meet once a week in a group setting for those who are recently bereaved or just beginning the grief process. Sessions include information about grief, support to determine your own needs and coping skills and time to share experiences. Handouts will provide additional information that participants can share with others.
Licensed staff counselor Connie North, PhD, MS LMFT, will facilitate the group process, providing information and understanding in a safe, supportive and accepting environment. Please email her at email@example.com to register.
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