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Drive Your Career

Human Resources is ready to help you drive your own professional development down the right path in the areas of career, fitness, health, life and performance. All UConn Health, Storrs, and regional campus employees can enjoy a variety of online and classroom courses that meet your professional and personal development needs. Visit often as offerings are continually added throughout the year.

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Offerings


A Presentation that Can Save Your Life: Active Assailant Survivor Training

Would you know what to do if someone started shooting in your office, your clinic, your classroom, or your lab? In our world, serious acts of violence at hospitals and universities have become commonplace. Often there is no pattern or method to the selection of victims by an active assailant. These situations are unpredictable and evolve quickly. To that end, Police Chief Joe Curreri is offering an insightful presentation to help you learn how to protect yourself on our campus and in your daily life. All faculty, staff, students and volunteers are highly encouraged to take this online course.

Instructor: Police Chief Joe Curreri, Online

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Harnessing Your Stress for Good

Today, stress is an inevitable part of life; there's no way we can completely avoid it. Nor would we want to; it motivates us to plan ahead and to accomplish things. However, too much stress can cause all kinds of issues in your professional and personal life, especially if it continues over a long period of time. This workshop is designed to give insight on the differences between positive/negative stressors, recognize one's body physiological response to stress, help identify and understand some of your life’s stressors, and learn techniques for effective stress coping and stress reduction strategies.

Instructor: Marisol Cruz, St. Juste, MA
Tuesday, April 4, 2017; 9 - 11 a.m., Munson Training Room

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Job Seeking Image and Etiquette

Good career coaches will tell you it’s never too late to reinvent yourself.  This course reviews how to put forth your best professional image – beyond the resume and cover letter.  This session will cover job seeking etiquette and best practices for creating a lasting impression.  Discussion will focus on overall presentation, including professional appearance, effective self-marketing, creative networking, managing your online profile and other proven strategies for exhibiting a positive professional image

Instructor: Roselyn Wright
Thursday, April 13, 2017; 9 - 11 a.m., Munson Training Room

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Communicating to Build Relationships

Ever wonder why the person in your office, clinic, classroom or lab acts or thinks the way they do? No matter where you live or work communicating with different personalities is essential to building relationships. In this course, we will look at different personality types and how verbal and nonverbal communications effect how we interact with individuals and examine ways to overcome communications barriers.

Instructor: Roselyn Wright
Friday, May 5, 2017; 9 - 11 .m., Munson Training Room

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Bounce Back! Enhance Your Resilience

Resilience is a universal capacity to succeed in the face of challenges. How we respond and bounce back from stressful situations greatly affects the results in our professional and personal life. If you aren't as resilient as you'd like to be, you can develop skills to become more resilient. This session will provide you a framework and strategies to access and improve your inner strength. Learn to identify and manage your stressors and move forward with your personal resilience.

Instructor: Marisol Cruz St. Juste, M.A.
Tuesday, May 16, 2017; 9 - 11 a.m., Munson Training Room

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Maximize Your Productivity with Outlook and Email Etiquette

With more to do and less time in which to do it, we constantly seek time-saving tools. Why not start where you spend lots of time - with Microsoft Outlook. In this informative course discover how to use Outlook optimally. Learn how to implement UConn Health’s email guidelines that will increase your productivity. Learn how to customize and organize your workspace, change defaults to your preference, use keyboard shortcuts, employ filters, and make sure Outlook itself runs at maximum speed. Enhance your Outlook skills and your time will be well spent.
Instructor: 
Alexandra "Alexis" Crean Wednesday, May 23, 2017; 10 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Library CEC#1

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Capitalizing on Your Personal Work Style

How you work and communicate is influenced to a large degree by your personal style. All of us have developed certain patterns of behavior including the way we think, feel and act. These behavioral patterns tend to fall into certain work style categories. This session will help you build and awareness of yourself and others, capitalize on your personal strengths and assist you in recognizing causes for miscommunication among people. You will also explore your professional image and how to expand your personal and professional opportunities.

Instructor: Marisol Cruz St. Juste, M.A.
Tuesday, June 20, 2017; 9 am - 11am; Munson Training Room

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Customized Services

If your development needs extend beyond any of the offerings, we can provide customized workshops, consulting, facilitation and coaching. Learn more