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Below you will find the May offerings of classes, seminars and training available.
BOSS: BUSINESS OPERATIONS & STRATEGIES SEMINAR May 2, 2011 9:00 am – 4:00 pm; FL2-1001 Facilitator: Melissa Miller, Finance This lively, interactive session provides a broad perspective on Business Operations and Strategies at UCAR/NCAR. Participants will gain a basic understanding of the UCAR/NCAR business environment and how the various administrative offices interact and operate together to serve the organization.
MEETINGMAKER & ROOM/RESOURCE SCHEDULER NEW USER TRAINING May 3, 2011 9:00 am – 12:00 pm; CG2-CTTC Facilitator: Cheryl Cristanelli, Human Resources Review and practice basic features and functions of MeetingMaker and Room/Resource Scheduler. MeetingMaker: Basic overview of functions, customizing and maintaining personal calendars, personal address books, scheduling meetings and locations, responding to invitations, working with proxies; reviewing web-based version. Room/Resource Scheduler: Basic overview of RRS, how MM and RRS intersect, finding and reserving rooms, adding services; inviting guests; using proxies, editing reservations.
HIRE TRAINING FOR SUPERVISORS May 3, 2011 10:00 am – 12:00 pm; ML-Chapman Room Facilitator: Nancy Wade Required for all hiring supervisors. Learn UCAR's Staffing Process; Employment Laws, Policies and Procedures; OpenHire System: Creating a Requisition and Reviewing Resumes; HR Baseline Screening of Applicants; Selecting the Successful Candidate; Determining Salary; Completing Interview Documentation Forms; Making the Offer; and Orienting Your New Employee.
EXCEL 2007 FORMULAS & FUNCTIONS: Tips, Techniques & Shortcuts May 5, 2011 8:30 am – 12:00 pm; CG2-CTTC Facilitator: New Horizons Trainer FORMULAS and FUNCTIONS are the most powerful and useful features of Excel. There are literally hundreds of different kinds of formulas and functions to use in Excel – this class will focus on some of the more cross-functional ones that can be used across all types of business to improve spreadsheet performance and business productivity.
EXCEL 2007 CHARTS & PIVOT TABLES: Tips, Techniques & Shortcuts May 5, 2011 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm; CG2-CTTC Facilitator: New Horizons Trainer Learn to better analyze and visually display your data using Excel Pivot Tables and Charts. This course covers extensive techniques, tips and shortcuts for using these powerful, but underutilized, Excel tools.
PHOTOSHOP CS5 LEVEL 2 (2 days) May 10 & 11, 2011 8:30 am – 4:30 pm; CG2-CTTC Facilitator: New Horizons Trainer Participants will learn advanced features of Adobe Photoshop. ENHANCING IMAGES: Retouch Images, Adjust Tonal Range Using Adjustment Layers. VECTOR PATHS: Work with Vector Paths, Create/Edit Vector Paths. APPLYING CUSTOM FILLS: Create Swatches and Gradients, Create Custom Patterns and Brushes. WORKING WITH LAYERS: Blend Layers, Work with Shape Layers, Work with Masks, Apply Special Effects to a Layer. AUTOMATING TASKS: Work with Actions, Automate Tasks in Adobe Bridge. WORKING WITH VIDEO FILES: Edit Video Files, Export Video Files. INTEGRATING WITH OTHER APPLICATIONS: Integrate with Adobe Illustrator, Edit with Adobe Acrobat.
EXPORT COMPLIANCE AT UCAR May 11, 2011 10:00 am – 12:00 pm; ML-Damon Room Facilitator: Jeff Reaves The term ‘export’ takes on additional meaning when put in the context of ‘export compliance’ with regard to US government laws and regulations. Failure to comply with export regulations can carry severe civil and criminal penalties, both for the individual and UCAR. This session is intended to provide a basic understanding of the complexities of export, including physical shipments of items to international destinations, as well as transferring, transmitting, and enabling access to certain controlled hardware, software, and technical data here in the U.S. A review of various resources available to assist in determining whether or not a project, activity or collaboration requires an export license, restrictions, or possibly be prohibited by law is also discussed.
JOB ANALYSIS & WRITING EFFECTIVE JOB DESCRIPTIONS: Tips and Tools for Supervisors May 11, 2011 9:00 am – 11:30 am; FL2-1002 Facilitator: Delaine Orendorff A well crafted job description can serve as a strategic tool in achieving goals, selecting, evaluating and training employees. In this practical hands-on session, you'll learn: The advantages of developing and maintaining accurate, current job descriptions; Techniques to conduct a job analysis -- gathering critical information, identifying essential functions, knowledge areas, education and experience requirements, skills and abilities for a job. Tools and guidelines to create an effective job description -- organizing data, creating a framework, word usage, weights and percentages, and legal considerations (ADA, FLSA, discrimination, etc.).
MSWORD 2007 LEVEL 3 May 12, 2011 8:30 am – 4:30 pm; CG2-CTTC Facilitator: New Horizons Trainer Learn advanced features of MSWord 2007. Topics include: Mail Merge: Form letters, Data sources for the recipient lists. Mailing labels and envelopes. Objects and Backgrounds: Objects Topic, Document backgrounds. Forms: Form fields, Form protection, Sharing and securing documents. Macros: Recording and running macros, Modifying and deleting macros.
WILLS & TRUSTS: Protecting Your Wealth, Wishes and Beneficiaries (LL Seminar) May 12, 2011 11:30 am – 1:00 pm; FL2-1001 Facilitator: Mitzi Nicoletti Estate planning may not seem important, but planning can help you distribute your assets according to your wishes and needs of your survivors while minimizing tax liabilities. Topics include: Wills/Living Wills: Why they are important, what they include, how they protect you and your beneficiaries. Probate--What it is and how to avoid it. Trusts--What is a trust and what it can do for you. Fees--Examples of the types of fees and costs to anticipate. Death Taxes--What they are and what they can amount to. Power of Attorney--Never leave home without one. Medicaid--How it can pay for nursing home costs.
PERFORMANCE APPRAISAL SKILLS/PROCESS: Strategies & Resources for Supervisors May 12, 2011 9:00 am – 11:30 am; CG4-2020 Facilitator: Michelle Darveau, Human Resources Learn tools to manage and evaluate the performance of your employees. Topics include: Why we do performance appraisals; Understanding UCAR's appraisal process; What to measure; Communicating expectations; Setting measurable goals; legal considerations; Monitoring effectiveness; Managing poor performance; Documentation; Conducting Performance Evaluation Meetings; Coaching for improved performance and effective feedback; Resolving differences; Follow-up and action plans.
SUPERVISORY SKILLS: The Basics (2 day class) May 16 & 17, 2011 9:00 am – 4:00 pm; CG1 Auditorium-south Facilitator: Bridget Morris Learn important skills and tools to help your staff strive for continued improvement and achieve results. Topics include: Reviewing UCAR supervisor/manager competencies; Maximizing employee performance; Exploring models for task and priority management; Motivating a diverse workforce; Setting and communicating expectations; Defining and practicing effective feedback strategies; Recognizing work-style differences among employees; Capitalizing on employee engagement; Enhancing listening skills for mutual understanding; Managing effectively through difficult situations; Identifying strategies to support, and develop employees.
MSPROJECT 2007 LEVEL 1 (2 day class) May 17 & 18, 2011 8:30 am – 4:30 pm; CG2-CTTC Facilitator: New Horizons Trainer Learn to create and manage projects using Microsoft Project. Topics include: Project Management Concepts, Tools, Navigating MSProject, Creating files; Tasks: Task lists and durations, Modifying, Inserting/deleting tasks, Work Breakdown Structure; Scheduling Tasks: Task links, Lead/lag time, Task relationships, Recurring tasks, Diagrams, Duration, Milestones, Constraints; Managing resources: Calendars, Resource pools, Assigning Tasks, Cost tables; Views and tables; Filtering, grouping, sorting; Finalizing Tasks, Schedules plans, Resource conflicts; Tracking Progress; Project Statistics; Formatting, Reporting, Printing; Using Macros; Customizing; Managing Multiple: Linking, filters, sharing resources.
CPR RECERTIFICATION (MERT and Field Campaign Staff only) May 19, 2011 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm; ML-Damon room Facilitator: Mike Grosshans Review and practice basic CPR techniques and first aid skills and how to use them in real life emergency situations. UCAR’s MERT (Medical Emergency Response Team) members will also learn how to work on a team that provides emergency care until 911 Emergency Medical Services arrive. Certification is a full day course, Re-certification is a ½ day course.
FIRE EXTINGUISHER TRAINING May 19, 2011 10:00 am – 12:00 pm; ML-Damon Room Facilitator: Mike Grosshans Learn the proper use of fire extinguisher equipment and what type of equipment should be used to extinguish different types of fires. Use different types of fire extinguishers and test abilities to extinguish an actual controlled fire in the parking lot.*Required annually for employees who work in a laboratory or shop. Open to anyone else interested in learning how to use a fire extinguisher effectively and safety.
FILEMAKER PRO V11 LEVEL 1 (2 day class) May 24 & 25, 2011 8:30 am – 4:30 pm; CG2-CTTC Facilitator: New Horizons Trainer Learn the basics of using FileMaker Pro to create and maintain powerful databases. Topics: EXPLORING FILEMAKER PRO: Review FileMaker Pro Interface, Customize the Interface, FileMaker Pro Help; CREATING A DATABASE: Importing Data; MODIFYING A DATABASE: Find/Edit Records, Auto Calculate Field Data, Validate Fields, Sort Records; FORMATTING A DATABASE: Position and Resize Fields, Modify Field Control, Add Objects, Apply Conditional Formatting, Create Repeating Fields, Set Tab Order; CREATING COLUMNAR REPORTS: Create a Columnar Report Layout, Create Summary and Sub-Summary Data; FINALIZING A DATABASE: Spell Check, Create a Personalized Form Letter, Export a Database, Print Database Records.
WE JUST DISAGREE: Personal Tools to Understand & Resolve Conflicts May 24, 2011 9:00 am – 2:00 pm; FL2-1003 Facilitator: Doug Gertner Participants will explore the dynamics of conflict, discover their preferred style for dealing with conflict, and strategies for conflict resolution with an emphasis on maintaining relationships.