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Staff Training and Development

The Office of Human Resources at APSU is pleased to announce weekly training modules designed to enhance your career goals, as well as personal and professional development.  The Office of Human Resources endeavors to provide as many different topics as possible for your benefit.  You may take as many modules as you wish. Please consider taking advantage of these prestigious resources by registering for the trainings listed below.

If you have a subject matter you would like to share with others, please advise Human Resources, and we will attempt to accommodate your training request.

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Introduction to Prezi

One of the most innovative alternatives to MS PowerPoint is Prezi, a cloud-based presentation software that opens up a new world between whiteboards and slides.  Introduction to Prezi is a course that will teach you how to create informative, visually captivating presentations that can be used in place of PowerPoint!  In no time, you’ll be on your way to making unique, attention-grabbing Prezis.

 Thurs., May 29, 2014, 10:00am - 11:00am

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Understanding Generations X and Y

Generation X and Y have a special lexicon, a technology-based style of communication unique to these generations. If you want to get them on board with your organizational vision and goals, you need to speak to them in their language. And that’s exactly why you need Understanding Generations X and Y.

Mon., June 2, 2014, 10:00 - 11:00am

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Delivering Employee Feedback

Discover how to give employees meaningful feedback so they can learn and grow. In this course, author Todd Dewett helps you identify ways to give both positive and negative feedback to employees. Learn how to create a culture driven by meaningful feedback and deliver coaching and suggestions to help employees stretch and grow. Discover the characteristics of helpful feedback, different feedback types, structured conversations, and strategies to refocus difficult employee reactions.

Mon., June 9, 2014, 10:00 - 11:15am

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Negotiation Skills for Women with Dr. J. Gray Kane

Most of our negotiations have nothing to do with salaries, the purchase of cars, or the release of hostages. They occur in committees, teamwork, or familial decisions, and they demand that we protect the relationship. Meanwhile, various studies indicate that women often fear and experience negative consequences for utilizing many of the same negotiation strategies or tactics that men successfully employ. Both men and women sometimes dismiss otherwise effective female negotiators as “bossy” or “too aggressive,” and an otherwise successful negotiation can strain personal relationships. This research-informed active-learning workshop will promote skills to transform negotiations into collaborations, preserve healthy collegial relationships, and improve both individual and institutional effectiveness.

Tues., June 10, 2014, 9:00 - 10:00am

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Building Trust

Learn how to build trust using the three circles of trust model. Start creating a culture of trust at your company and earning a great reputation in your field.

June 13, 2014, 9:00 - 10:00am

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Building Trust & Cooperation Across Organizational Lines

You will discover real-world solutions: effective ways of improving cooperation and communication that you can start applying immediately!

June 17, 2014, 9:00 - 10:00am

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Building Memory Skills

This training will give you the tips and techniques of people with astounding recall, show you how to apply them to your everyday life, and have you impressing people with your memory in no time

June 20, 2014 2:00 - 3:00pm

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Google Drive Essential Training:  PART 1

Part 1.  Three hour series.  Jess Stratton teaches the essentials of creating, formatting, and sharing documents, spreadsheets, presentations, and forms with Google Drive. Discover the differences between the Google Docs and the new Google Drive. Then learn how to work with your files—creating, converting, syncing, and deleting—plus tips on organizing and searching Drive

June 30, 2014, 9:00 - 10:45amRegister

Google Drive Essential Training:  PART 2

Part 2. Jess Stratton teaches the basics of inserting and formatting images, text, tables, and data inside documents, spreadsheets, presentations, and the Google Forms feature for polling an audience and collecting responses. You'll also learn about creating with Google Drawings, the best ways to collaborate using Google Docs, and how to save time with templates.

July 1, 2014, 9:00 - 10:45amRegister

Gang Awaremenss by Commissioner Tommy Vallejos

His travels take him into the prison system, school and business community several times a month. Because of his influence, he has the ears of the community and politicians’ alike. He is instrumental in assisting communities to fight back against gangs and the violence’s it brings.

Tues., July 8, 2014, 10:00 - 11:00amRegister

Suicide Awarenes by Dr. Jeff Rutter

The suicide rate of the college population in the US has tripled over the last decade. We will meet for one hour to discuss some practical, evidence-based ways we can identify and help those in need.

Fri., July 11, 2014, 10:00am - 11:00amRegister

Prezi

A hands-on training on how to use Prezi.  

Wed., Aug. 6, 2014, 9:00 - 10:00Register

Workplace Violence

Join us as Officer Charyl Ramsey presents about safety during times of Workplace Violence.  

Thurs., Aug. 14 2014, 9:00 - 10:00Register

Exercise and Fitness

John Dana, PA will present about exercise and fitness along with common injuries and how to avoid them or get back to exercising.  Mr. Dana is Retired Army with 13 years’ experience in the orthopedics field, and 23 years in medicine.  Formerly he was a PT tech. 

Thurs., Aug. 28, 2014 2:00 - 3:00Register

Basic Emergency Preparedness

This presentation will focus on ways to protect yourself in an emergency, as well as introduce you to APSU’s new Emergency Action Plan.  It is HIGHLY recommended that all faculty and staff attend at least one session.

Fri., Aug. 29, 2014, 10:00 - 11:00Register

Basic Emergency Preparedness

This presentation will focus on ways to protect yourself in an emergency, as well as introduce you to APSU’s new Emergency Action Plan.  It is HIGHLY recommended that all faculty and staff attend at least one session.

Tues., Sept. 9, 2014, 2:00 - 3:00Register

Planning and Caring for an Aging Loved One.  EAP  

This live seminar will address the challenges of caregiving, such as initiating a discussion with your aging loved one; health care; legal and financial plans; caregiver guilt; self-car and communicating with your manager/supervisor when work is affected. 

Tues., Sept. 23, 2014 9:30 - 1030Register

Basic Emergency Preparedness

This presentation will focus on ways to protect yourself in an emergency, as well as introduce you to APSU’s new Emergency Action Plan.  It is HIGHLY recommended that all faculty and staff attend at least one session.

Thur., Sept. 25, 2014, 9:00 - 10:00Register