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Office of Human Resources, Diversity & Inclusion

Training Catalog

Summer 2019 Training:

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

  • Healthy Brain Habits for Stroke Awareness and More
  • The Retirement Ready series
  • DISC Workshop (Understanding Styles and Using Styles to Communicate With Others)
  • Using the New Performance Evaluation Template for UUP Professionals
  • Excel: Introduction and Intermediate
  • Excel: Tips & Tricks (Beginner/Intermediate)
  • Excel: Pivot Tables
  • Email Etiquette + Office 365 Tips


Healthy Brain Habits to Prevent Stroke and More 

(select date and time information below to register)

If you have high blood pressure, diabetes, heart problems, smoke tobacco, are over age 55, have family history or take certain medications, you may be at risk for a stroke.

Also known as a "brain attack," a stroke occurs when a blood vessel carrying blood and oxygen ruptures or is blocked by a blood clot, halting the supply of vital nutrients to the brain.

This lecture will provide important information on the leading cause of serious, long-term disability in America and provide guidance on prevention, treatment and how you can keep your brain healthy.

Speaker Janet Tamai is a neurologist at Health Quest Medical Practice in Kingston.


Retirement Ready Series:

Human Resources, Diversity & Inclusion (HRDI) would like to introduce our new "Retirement Ready" training series focusing 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.
Upcoming sessions:

UUP Professionals Phased Retirement Information Session

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.


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.


Staying Active in Retirement and Exploring Lifelong Learning

Are you interested in social, creative, intellectual, volunteer, or athletic pursuits? Have you always wanted to travel? Will retirement give you an opportunity to spend more time with family or friends?

In this Retirement Ready session, we’ll begin to explore some of the many options for staying active in retirement. This will include an exploration of continuing education programs in the region, as well as information on researching learning opportunities no matter where you are living.

This session is helpful for individuals who are looking for ways to stay intellectually and socially engaged in retirement. It is open to all campus faculty and staff.


Professional Skills:

DISC Workshop: Understanding Styles in Yourself and Others

DISC is a behavioral model used to examine the behavioral preferences of individuals. Identifying our own styles can be helpful in understanding our behaviors as well as those of others, and can help us to improve interactions and communications in both our professional and personal lives.

Class size will be limited to 12. Participants will complete an online assessment prior to the class.


Process Training:

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


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