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Training Catalog

Autumn 2019 Training:

Coming up this autumn (keep an eye on your email for schedules):

  • Counseling & Counseling Memos
  • Conflict Management
  • Effective Meeting Management
  • Time & Organization Management
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Working with Challenging People
  • Using the New Performance Evaluation Template for UUP Professionals
  • Excel Tips & Shortcuts
  • Benefits Information Sessions:
    • Flexible Spending Accounts
    • Option Transfer (Benefits Enrollment)
  • Retirement Ready Series:
    • Designing Your Retirement
    • Phased Retirement (for Professional Staff and for Faculty)


To register for a class, select the date/time link (registration will open the week of 9/30/19). 

Professional Skills:

Managing Conflict

Learn about the types of and root causes of conflict, your conflict style, and how to overcome your tendencies and road blocks when dealing with conflict.

Conducting Effective Meetings

This training will introduce you to the common pitfalls that undermine meetings and discuss how to use proven strategies to conduct less painful and more productive meetings.

Time and Organization Management

We are all asked regularly to get more out of our time and ourselves, but we don't always know how to make that happen. This training focuses on a range of techniques and tools you can try to enhance what you want to accomplish in a day.

Over the course of the training, we will discuss several different approaches to and systems for time management and organization to allow for differences in personal style and the unique work demands of different office environments.

Emotional Intelligence

Emotional Intelligence (EQ) is a term used to describe an individual's ability to recognize, understand and manage their own emotions as well as their ability to recognize, understand and influence the emotions of others within a professional atmosphere.

Cultivating your emotional intelligence is tied to professional success, adaptability and growth. This training will provide an overview of the core capabilities of emotional intelligence, tools for enhancing these traits and how building your emotional intelligence can positively impact your professional life.

Working With Challenging People

For many individuals the most challenging aspect of their work is the people they work with. This training session will focus on identifying different kinds of challenging relationships and share tools for developing a game plan for working together more effectively. 

Retirement Ready Series:

The "Retirement Ready" training series focuses on retirement preparation and planning. The training series was developed to address questions raised by community members nearing retirement.
Retirement, like all professional transitions, is a time of excitement and uncertainty. With this in mind, the Retirement Ready series is designed to support holistic retirement planning and resource-sharing across the campus community.
The series includes support and guidance for planning for the social, emotional, intellectual, physical and financial aspects of retirement. The breadth of the training topics allows individuals to self-select the training sessions that they believe would be most useful for supporting their unique retirement preparation journey.

Designing A Satisfying, Self-Directed Life After Retirement

In this session, participants will be guided through reflecting on their prior experience with work-related transitions and taking stock of their current lifestyle.

The trainer will introduce some big ideas that are changing how people can think about planning for retirement, and introduce the seven characteristics of life satisfaction. Participants will then be guided through exercises to help them think about how to design their retirement.


HR Processes:

Counseling & Counseling Memos

A review of the counseling process, including techniques for providing feedback, coaching, and counseling; guidelines for counseling sessions; and requirements for counseling memos.

UUP Performance Evaluations: Using the New Template

This training is recommended for supervisors of UUP-represented professional staff. Staff members are also welcome to attend. This is a follow-up to the "Setting Expectations for professionals" sessions presented in 2018.

Course Objectives:

> Introduce the new UUP Performance Evaluation Template

> Explore different types of feedback and when each is most appropriate

> Review SMART goals and incorporating the SMART goal structure into the evaluation

> Discuss feedback as an ongoing, mutually beneficial process that supports the success of both managers and staff


Benefits Information Sessions:

Flexible Spending Information Sessions

FSA Enrollment is coming! Come to a brief information session to learn about Flexible Spending accounts, eligible expenses, and enrollment. 

  • Thursday, October 10 - 11:00-12:00 in SUB 407
  • Wednesday, November 6 - 10:00-11:00 in SUB 418

(Pre-registration is not required)

Phased Retirement Information Session (UUP Professionals and M/C)

Full-time UUP-represented and MC professionals who have at least 10 years of full-time consecutive SUNY service and who are retirement-eligible may now participate in the Phased Retirement program.

This information session will review the eligibility requirements, program details, and the process to participate in the program.

  • Thursday, October 10 - 3:00-4:00 

(Pre-registration is not required)

Phased Retirement Information Session (Teaching Faculty)

Full-time tenure-line faculty and full-time lecturers with at least 10 years of full-time consecutive SUNY service and who are retirement-eligible may now participate in the Phased Retirement program.
This information session will review the eligibility requirements, program details, and the process to participate in the program.
  • Friday, November 15 - 2:00-3:00 in SUB 418 (Tentative)

(Pre-registration is not required.)

Option Transfer (Benefits Open Enrollment) Information Sessions

To Be Announced



For questions about training, or to suggest ideas for future topics, please email employeetraining@newpaltz.edu