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Below is a listing of the December classes, seminars, and workshops
MEETINGMAKER & ROOM/RESOURCE SCHEDULER December 4, 2012 9:30 am – 11:30 am; CG2-CTTC Facilitator: Cheryl Cristanelli 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. Trainings can also be customized for individuals or groups.
PROJECT MANAGEMENT FOUNDATIONS December 4, 2012 9:00 am – 4:00 pm; CG1-Center Auditorium Facilitator: Randy Law This class provides a project management framework, tools, and techniques that help participants to initiate, plan, manage, control and close projects effectively. Key topics: PROJECT MANAGEMENT OVERVIEW: Project Management Institute (PMI/PMP), Books24x7; PROJECT INITIATION: Project Charter/Vision, Scope, Sponsorship; PROJECT PLANNING: Work Breakdown Structure, Scope/Cost/Schedule; Budgeting, Gantt/PERT Techniques, Risk Management; PROJECT EXECUTION, MONITORING & CONTROL: Team Management, Project Status Reporting; PROJECT CLOSURE.
FIRE EXTINGUISHER TRAINING December 4, 2012 10:00 am – 12:00 pm; ML Chapman Room Facilitator: Luis Rutledge 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.
CPR Certification & First Aid Training (MERT & Field Campaign Staff Only) December 4, 2012 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm; ML-Chapman Room Facilitator: Luis Rutledge 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. Completion of this workshop meets both certification and recertification requirements.
WORKPLACE HARASSMENT AWARENESS SEMINAR - CANCELLED December 5, 2012 10:00 am – 12:00 pm; ML-Main Seminar Room Facilitator: Chuck Passaglia Overview of the rights of employees to be free from all forms of unlawful harassment in the workplace. Particular emphasis on legal implications and UCAR policies in the areas of sexual harassment, intimidation, bullying, workplace respect, conduct in the workplace, preventing and reporting any form of workplace harassment.
EXCEL 2010 FORMULAS & FUNCTIONS: Tips, Tools & Shortcuts December 6, 2012 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm; CG2-CTTC Facilitator: New Horizons Instructor There are literally hundreds of different kinds of formulas and functions to use in Excel, this session explores different formulas and functions available in Excel to make your spreadsheets/reports even more powerful and robust. The focus is on cross-functional functions that can be used across all types of business to improve spreadsheet performance and business productivity. Some of the formulas and functions covered include: date & time, mathematical, text, database, financial, informational, statistical, logic, lookup and reference functions and nesting IF statements.
EXCEL 2010 CHARTS & PIVOT TABLES: Tips/Techniques/Shortcuts December 6, 2012 8:00 am – 12:00 pm; CG2-CTTC Facilitator: New Horizons Instructor 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. Outline - PIVOT TABLES: Creating, Sorting and Filtering data, Formatting Styles, Numbers, and Layouts, Grouping Data, Comparison and Total Options, Calculated Fields and Items, Combining Multiple Data Sources, Conditional Formatting PivotCharts. CHARTS: Creating, Modifying Design, Layout and Format, Creating Charts from Non-Consecutive Data, Drop-lines, Axis Formatting, Replacing Chart Series with Pictures or Shapes, Analysis Tools, Trending Tools, Using Secondary Axis, Highlighting Relationships Differences with Charts, and Combining Two Charts into One.
POWERPOINT 2010 LEVEL 1 December 11, 2012 8:00 am – 12:00 pm; CG2-CTTC Facilitator: New Horizons Instructor Learn the basic functions of Powerpoint 2010. Overview and navigation; Creating presentations; Saving, rearranging and deleting slides; Using slides from other presentations; Formatting and modifying; Drawing objects and shapes; Modifying objects; Text in objects; Graphics, WordArt, Pictures, Clip Art; Tables Charts and Diagrams; Templates and themes; Slide masters; Transitions and timings; Speaker notes; Slide shows; Proofing and delivery.
POWERPOINT 2010 LEVEL 1 - CANCELLED December 11, 2012 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm; CG2-CTTC Facilitator: New Horizons Instructor Learn the basic functions of Powerpoint 2010. Overview and navigation; Creating presentations; Saving, rearranging and deleting slides; Using slides from other presentations; Formatting and modifying; Drawing objects and shapes; Modifying objects; Text in objects; Graphics, WordArt, Pictures, Clip Art; Tables Charts and Diagrams; Templates and themes; Slide masters; Transitions and timings; Speaker notes; Slide shows; Proofing and delivery.
SMOKING CESSATION SEMINAR (L/L) - CANCELLED December 11, 2012 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm; FL2-Main Auditorium Facilitator: Cigna Behavioral Health Representative Bring your lunch and join us in discussing health-saving smoking cessation topics that include: Reviewing health impacts of smoking; Discussing the addictive elements of smoking; Understanding the benefits of quitting; Identifying components of quality smoking cessation programs; and Discovering valuable EAP and other smoking cessation resources.
SUPERVISORY SKILLS: The Basics December 11, 2012 9:00 am – 4:00 pm; CG1 Center Auditorium Facilitator: Sue Burdette 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.
BUSINESS ETHICS: What every employee needs to know - moved to March 12, 2013 December 11, 2012 10:00 am – 12:00 pm; FL2-1003 Facilitator: Katy Schmoll Business ethics doesn't just apply to senior managers; employees at every level of UCAR have a responsibility to conduct themselves in an ethical manner. This seminar will help you approach your job with an awareness of the importance of ethics in our work setting and an understanding of what constitutes ethical behavior. Join Katy Schmoll, VP of Finance & Administration and UCAR Ethics Official, to learn more about UCAR's Ethics Program and associated policies and procedures that provide a framework for behavior expectations of all UCAR staff; discuss current case studies and real-life examples and what can be learned from them; and review some of the Federal and state laws UCAR is required to abide by as a government funded organization and how these impact the work we do. Additional information at UCAR Ethics Website: http://www.fin.ucar.edu/ethics/index.html.
CREDIT REALITIES: How to Avoid Common Credit Mistakes (L/L) - CANCELLED December 12, 2012 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm; FL2-1003 Facilitator: TBD This seminar examines the realities of credit card and loan offers and how to avoid the most common consumer mistakes. Topics include: Why you can't hide from your credit; How the smallest mistakes can hurt you; What credit factors you can't control; Why most companies want you to think you have bad credit; Develping a plan to build good credit.
DREAMWEAVER CS5 LEVEL 1 December 13, 2012 8:30 am – 4:30 pm; CG2-CTTC Facilitator: New Horizons Instructor Learn basic functions and features of website development using Adobe Dreamweaver. Basic Concepts of Web Designing; Customizing the Workspace; Creating a Website: Defining a Website, Creating Web Pagees, Formatting Web Pages, Organizing Files and Folders, Creating Templates; Adding Design Elements: Inserting Images, Tables; Creating Repeating Region Templates; Links: Creating Hyperlinks, Email Links; Creating Image Maps, Creating Anchors; Working with Frames: Creating Framesets, Enhancing Frames; Uploading a Website: Accessibility and Uploading Files.
STRESS MANAGEMENT: Simple Strategies for Work/Life Balance December 13, 2012 8:30 am – 12:00 pm; CG1-2126 Facilitator: Denny Kercher Everyone is looking for balance, wholeness and meaning in their lives; but the stresses of everyday living are sapping people of enthusiasm, energy and satisfaction. This workshop presents insights on the origins of stress and how stress can lead to burnout. You'll learn skills and techniques for balancing all areas of life so you can create a sense of wholeness for yourself and bring meaning back into the things you enjoy. Denny Kercher combines her background in business and clinical psychology to create an understanding of what it means to manage the annoyances of life. She is recognized as an expert in the area of stress and burnout management and is the author of: I'm Juggling As Fast As I Can: Managing Stress, Avoiding Burnout and Achieving Balance.
BACK SAFETY - CANCELLED December 13, 2012 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm; FLS-1002 Facilitator: Bob Wiley Learn ergonomically correct ways to lift, push, and pull objects. This workshop is interactive and will problem solve any lifting concerns. The physiology and anatomy of the low back; Leading causes of back injury; Body Mechanics used during lifting; pushing, and pulling; Exercises for the low back.