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Drive Your Career

Organization and Staff Development is committed to helping you strengthen your workplace effectiveness and professional profile. Continuous learning is key to thriving in today's rapidly changing work environments.  All UConn employees are encouraged to set professional goals and enroll in the variety of online and classroom courses that meet your professional development needs. Visit often as offerings are continually added throughout the year.

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  1. Obtain manager/supervisor approval prior to enrollment.
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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


Communicating to Build Relationships

No matter where you live or work communicating with different personalities is essential to building relationships. Participants will examine personality types and learn how our verbal and nonverbal communications effect our interactions with others. Discover ways to overcome common barriers and reduce miscommunications.

Instructor: Roselyn Wright
Tuesday, October 17, 1-4 pm, Munson Training Room


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, October 24, 2017, 9-11 am, Munson Training Room


Workplace Email Etiquette

On average, U.S. employees spend about a quarter their work time sending and receiving emails each day. Leaders, managers, supervisors, and employees know that email can be an effective and necessary way to share information at work but they all reveal that it is email misbehaviors that are giving email a bad name. This email etiquette training course is designed to help participants improve the courtesy, professionalism, and clarity of their email messages. Learn how to apply tried and true best email practices using simple email techniques that will bring your emails from good to great and increase your productivity.

Instructor: Alexandra "Alexis" Crean
Thursday, October 26, 2017, 10-12p, Munson Training Room


Career Exploration at UConn Health

Through a group experience, this session will help you learn more about yourself and the process of decision-making by exploring your interests as they relate to career decisions.  It will cover planning for education and training, navigating the UConn Health hiring system and planning short-, medium-, and long-range career plans.  It includes assessment of experiences, resume, interests, skills, and personality and how these can influence career choice.

Instructor: Marisol Cruz St Juste
Thursday, November 2, 2017,  9-11am, Munson Training Room


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, November 9, 2017, 9-11 am, Munson Training Room


Maximize Your Productivity with Outlook

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.
Alexandra "Alexis" Crean
Tuesday, November 7, 2017 10-12p, Library CEC RM #1


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, December 19, 2017 1-3 pm, Munson Training Room



Customized Services

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