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Here is a listing of the EOD offererings for the month of April, 2014. You may sign up for any class through the Connect link below.
EXCEL 2010 LEVEL 3 - 2 sessions April 1, 2014 8:30 am - 12:00 pm; CG2-CTTC 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm; CG2-CTTC Facilitator: Ameriteach Trainer Learn to automate common tasks, apply advanced analysis techniques to more complex data sets, collaborate and share Excel data with other applications. Streamlining Workflow: Create/Modify Macros, Conditional Formatting, Data Validation Criteria, Update Properties, Modify Default Settings; Collaborating with Others: Protect Files, Share Workbooks, Revision Tracking, Merging Workbooks, Digital Signatures, Restricting Access; Auditing Worksheets: Trace Cells, Troubleshooting Errors , Watch and Evaluate Formulas, Data List Outline; Analyzing Data: Trendlines, Scenarios, What-If Analysis, Statistical Analysis with Analysis ToolPak; Multiple Workbooks: Workspace, Consolidating, Link Cells in Different Workbooks, Edit Links; Importing/ Exporting Data; Web: Publishing, Import Data from the Web, Web Queries; Structuring XML Workbooks: XML Maps, Import/Export XML Data. SUPERVISORY SKILLS: Beyond The Basics and Situational Leadership April 3, 2014 8:30 am - 12:00 pm; Fleischman Board Room Facilitator: Peggy Penberthy This program explores a leadership theory offered by Ken Blanchard and Paul Hersey’s Situational Leadership Model. The SL model includes language and strategies for providing the right amount of direction and support to the people you lead. Situational Leaders provide an environment where people can learn, develop their skills, become more motivated and self-confident, share their talents and contribute to the organization's success. Participants in this program will learn to: Diagnose others' development level and choose appropriate leadership style; Know why there is no best leadership or coaching style; Learn a common language for coaching and developing others; Understand the negative impact of over/under supervision on performance and morale. FIRE EXTINGUISHER TRAINING April 8, 2014 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 (Field Campaign & Facilities Staff Only) April 8, 2014 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. Participants will learn how to provide emergency care until 911 Emergency Medical Services arrive. Completion of this workshop meets both certification and re-certification requirements. LEGAL ISSUES IN MANAGING EMPLOYEES April 10, 2014 8:30 am - 12:00 pm; FL2-1003 Facilitator: Chuck Passaglia In this interactive session, participants will gain an understanding of the complex legal issues, roles and responsibilities associated with day-to-day employment decisions and actions. Topics include: Overiew and discussion of critical UCAR polices, laws and regulations relating to the management of employees -- Hiring Practices & Considerations; Wage & Hour Practices; Affirmative Action; Leave Policies; Working Arrangements; Conflict of Interest; Employment Discrimination; Medical & Safety Issues; Discipline Policy; Problem Resolution Policies; Termination/Separation/Discharge Policy, and resources for supervisors. NCAR PandA TRAINING April 11, 2014 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm; FL2-1001 Facilitator: Valerie Koch Participants will learn UCAR business processes and employee legal responsibilities related to award management, accounting, and budgeting and proposal processes along with use of the Proposal and Award (PandA) system to create and route proposals. Instructors: Valerie Koch, NCAR B&P; Gina Taberski, UCAR Contracts; Anita Monk-Ryan, UCAR Finance TEACHING METHODS WORKSHOP Level 1 April 14, 2014 9:00 am - 2:00 pm; CG1-South Auditorium Facilitator: Laura Border This teacher preparation workshop is part one of a teaching methods workshop series providing participants with key best practices and strategies to be effective in the classroom environment. Topics: Understanding Learning and Processing Styles, Structuring an Interactive Class Session; Reviewing a Problem-Oriented Framework to Foster Interaction; and Learning to apply Blooms Interactive Problem Solving Model. TEACHING METHODS WORKSHOP Level 2 April 15, 2014 9:00 am - 2:00 pm; CG1-South Auditorium Facilitator: Laura Border This teacher preparation workshop is part two of a teaching methods workshop series providing participants with key best practices and strategies to be effective in the classroom environment. Topics: Interacting effectively with different Personalities in the Classroom; Leveraging Diversity in the Classroom; Learning Course and Syllabus Planning tips and techniques. BUSINESS ETHICS: What every employee needs to know April 16, 2014 10:00 am - 12:00 pm; FLA-2005 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. WILLS & TRUSTS 101: Uncommon Solutions to Common Problems (L/L) Seminar April 17, 2014 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm; FL2-1001 Facilitator: Laura Zavala - Elevations Credit Union If you don’t consider yourself wealthy, the concept of estate planning may not seem important. But planning can help you distribute your assets according to your wishes and the needs of your survivors, while minimizing taxes. Topics include: PROBATE -- What it is and how to avoid it; TRUSTS -- What they can do for you; FEES -- Review attorney & legal fees; DEATH TAXES -- What they can amount to; POWER OF ATTORNEY-- Never leave home without one!