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February 24, 2017

Division Events/Deadlines:

  • March 3, 2017, 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., General Services Complex Breakroom and Lobby: Division of Finance and Administration Staff Appreciation Week Frozen Yogurt Social
  • May 6, 2017, 5:00 p.m.: Deadline for applications for the Division of Finance and Administration Dependent Children Scholarship

Professional Development Opportunities

Employee and Organizational Development Programs (see http://eodinfo.tamu.edu/):

EOD offers a wide variety of courses. The full classroom training list is available here. The online training list can be found here.

Featured Course – Microsoft PowerPoint 2016: (B) Visualizing Data

Use PowerPoint to make your data come alive, without boring or overwhelming your audience. Create effective tables and charts to tell the story of your data. Find out how to embed or link to other files from your presentation.

Diversity and Inclusion Programs

  • Know Your Rights Workshop - The College of Liberal Arts in collaboration with the School of Law invites you to our upcoming “Know Your Rights Workshop.” This informational session will provide an overview of legal and civil rights that protect international/DACA/undocumented people, LGBTQ+ individuals, and religious minorities. This workshop will also provide strategies to prepare and plan for emergencies, find legal representation, and access resources at the local and national levels.: February 17, 2017, 4 p.m. to 6 pm., Langford Building C, ARCC 105 http://tx.ag/rights
  • Shifting the Achievement Paradigm: Examining the Culture of Excellence! - This presentation will focus on how schools can think differently about what are the factors that allow students to truly maximize their potential, by examining both home and school learning practices and behavior and how they impact high performance. Special emphasis will be placed on parent involvement as major factors in student behavior; and teacher preparation in understanding the multiple learning styles emanating from the culture of the home and community.: February 15, 2017, 11:20 a.m., Harrington, Room 303 - Please RSVP to abeerwinkle@tamu.edu
  • Know Your Rights Workshop - The College of Liberal Arts in collaboration with the School of Law invites you to our upcoming “Know Your Rights Workshop.” This informational session will provide an overview of legal and civil rights that protect international/DACA/undocumented people, LGBTQ+ individuals, and religious minorities. This workshop will also provide strategies to prepare and plan for emergencies, find legal representation, and access resources at the local and national levels.: February 17, 2017, 4 p.m. to 6 pm., Langford Building C, ARCC 105 http://tx.ag/rights
  • Symposium for Faculty, Staff, Graduate Students and Postdocs in the Sciences: Insights and Strategies for Professional Success, Personal Well-Being & Getting Along with Others: February, 24, 2017, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Rudder Tower, Room 601 https://www.stat.tamu.edu/symposium/

University Events/Deadlines:

  • February 21, 2017, 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., Rudder, Room 601: University Staff Council Meeting
  • February 27, 2017: President’s Meritorious Service Awards
  • February 27 to March 3, 2017: Staff Appreciation Week
February 17, 2017

Professional Development Opportunities

Employee and Organizational Development Programs (see http://eodinfo.tamu.edu/):

EOD offers a wide variety of courses. The full classroom training list is available here. The online training list can be found here.

Featured Course – Microsoft PowerPoint 2016: (B) Visualizing Data

Use PowerPoint to make your data come alive, without boring or overwhelming your audience. Create effective tables and charts to tell the story of your data. Find out how to embed or link to other files from your presentation.

Diversity and Inclusion Programs

  • Know Your Rights Workshop - The College of Liberal Arts in collaboration with the School of Law invites you to our upcoming “Know Your Rights Workshop.” This informational session will provide an overview of legal and civil rights that protect international/DACA/undocumented people, LGBTQ+ individuals, and religious minorities. This workshop will also provide strategies to prepare and plan for emergencies, find legal representation, and access resources at the local and national levels.: February 17, 2017, 4 p.m. to 6 pm., Langford Building C, ARCC 105 http://tx.ag/rights
  • Shifting the Achievement Paradigm: Examining the Culture of Excellence! - This presentation will focus on how schools can think differently about what are the factors that allow students to truly maximize their potential, by examining both home and school learning practices and behavior and how they impact high performance. Special emphasis will be placed on parent involvement as major factors in student behavior; and teacher preparation in understanding the multiple learning styles emanating from the culture of the home and community.: February 15, 2017, 11:20 a.m., Harrington, Room 303 - Please RSVP to abeerwinkle@tamu.edu
  • Know Your Rights Workshop - The College of Liberal Arts in collaboration with the School of Law invites you to our upcoming “Know Your Rights Workshop.” This informational session will provide an overview of legal and civil rights that protect international/DACA/undocumented people, LGBTQ+ individuals, and religious minorities. This workshop will also provide strategies to prepare and plan for emergencies, find legal representation, and access resources at the local and national levels.: February 17, 2017, 4 p.m. to 6 pm., Langford Building C, ARCC 105 http://tx.ag/rights
  • Symposium for Faculty, Staff, Graduate Students and Postdocs in the Sciences: Insights and Strategies for Professional Success, Personal Well-Being & Getting Along with Others: February, 24, 2017, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Rudder Tower, Room 601 https://www.stat.tamu.edu/symposium/

University Events/Deadlines:

  • February 21, 2017, 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., Rudder, Room 601: University Staff Council Meeting
  • February 27, 2017: President’s Meritorious Service Awards
  • February 27 to March 3, 2017: Staff Appreciation Week
February 10, 2017

Professional Development Opportunities

Employee and Organizational Development Programs (see http://eodinfo.tamu.edu/):

EOD offers a wide variety of courses. The full classroom training list is available here. The online training list can be found here.

Featured Course – Keys to Establishing Your Supervisory Skills

- This workshop provides foundational information on supervisory best practices to help new supervisors get off to a good start and to serve as a refresher for current supervisors. Emphasis is placed on the critical relationship between supervisor and employee, which impacts employee behavior, performance, motivation, and productivity. Participants are introduced to a core set of interaction principles that, when practiced consistently, enables supervisors to interact with employees in a manner that addresses their personal needs (to be respected, understood, and involved) while simultaneously holding them accountable for meeting performance and behavioral expectations. In addition, participants identify learning resources for further supervisory skill development.Learn more advanced features of Microsoft Excel and spreadsheets, including advanced charting features, how to modify each chart element to meet your design standards, and how to create a chart template for consistent visual presentations. Discover how to apply trendlines from historical data to project future estimates. Learn to use pivot tables to reorganize, filter, and sort data to manage the information you need.

Diversity and Inclusion Programs

  • Meet Your Muslim Neighbors – Food, Friends, and Conversations: February 11, 2017, 1:30 p.m., Islamic Community of BCS, 417 Stasney Street, College Station
  • Step In Stand Up Against Dating Violence with Dr. Kelly Wilson – hosted by the Division of Student Affairs: For Faculty and Staff - February 13, 2017, 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., Rudder Tower, Room 601 (For Students - February 13, 2017, 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., Memorial Student Center, Room 2406)
  • Shifting the Achievement Paradigm: Examining the Culture of Excellence! - This presentation will focus on how schools can think differently about what are the factors that allow students to truly maximize their potential, by examining both home and school learning practices and behavior and how they impact high performance. Special emphasis will be placed on parent involvement as major factors in student behavior; and teacher preparation in understanding the multiple learning styles emanating from the culture of the home and community.: February 15, 2017, 11:20 a.m., Harrington, Room 303 - Please RSVP to abeerwinkle@tamu.edu
  • Know Your Rights Workshop - The College of Liberal Arts in collaboration with the School of Law invites you to our upcoming “Know Your Rights Workshop.” This informational session will provide an overview of legal and civil rights that protect international/DACA/undocumented people, LGBTQ+ individuals, and religious minorities. This workshop will also provide strategies to prepare and plan for emergencies, find legal representation, and access resources at the local and national levels.: February 17, 2017, 4 p.m. to 6 pm., Langford Building C, ARCC 105 http://tx.ag/rights
  • Symposium for Faculty, Staff, Graduate Students and Postdocs in the Sciences: Insights and Strategies for Professional Success, Personal Well-Being & Getting Along with Others: February, 24, 2017, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Rudder Tower, Room 601 https://www.stat.tamu.edu/symposium/

University Events/Deadlines:

  • February 21, 2017, 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., Rudder, Room 601: University Staff Council Meeting
  • February 27, 2017: President’s Meritorious Service Awards
  • February 27 to March 3, 2017: Staff Appreciation Week
February 10, 2017

Professional Development Opportunities

Employee and Organizational Development Programs (see http://eodinfo.tamu.edu/):

EOD offers a wide variety of courses. The full classroom training list is available here. The online training list can be found here.

Featured Course – Keys to Establishing Your Supervisory Skills - This workshop provides foundational information on supervisory best practices to help new supervisors get off to a good start and to serve as a refresher for current supervisors. Emphasis is placed on the critical relationship between supervisor and employee, which impacts employee behavior, performance, motivation, and productivity. Participants are introduced to a core set of interaction principles that, when practiced consistently, enables supervisors to interact with employees in a manner that addresses their personal needs (to be respected, understood, and involved) while simultaneously holding them accountable for meeting performance and behavioral expectations. In addition, participants identify learning resources for further supervisory skill development.Learn more advanced features of Microsoft Excel and spreadsheets, including advanced charting features, how to modify each chart element to meet your design standards, and how to create a chart template for consistent visual presentations. Discover how to apply trendlines from historical data to project future estimates. Learn to use pivot tables to reorganize, filter, and sort data to manage the information you need.

Diversity and Inclusion Programs

  • Meet Your Muslim Neighbors – Food, Friends, and Conversations: February 11, 2017, 1:30 p.m., Islamic Community of BCS, 417 Stasney Street, College Station
  • Step In Stand Up Against Dating Violence with Dr. Kelly Wilson – hosted by the Division of Student Affairs: For Faculty and Staff - February 13, 2017, 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., Rudder Tower, Room 601 (For Students - February 13, 2017, 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., Memorial Student Center, Room 2406)
  • Shifting the Achievement Paradigm: Examining the Culture of Excellence! - This presentation will focus on how schools can think differently about what are the factors that allow students to truly maximize their potential, by examining both home and school learning practices and behavior and how they impact high performance. Special emphasis will be placed on parent involvement as major factors in student behavior; and teacher preparation in understanding the multiple learning styles emanating from the culture of the home and community.: February 15, 2017, 11:20 a.m., Harrington, Room 303 - Please RSVP to abeerwinkle@tamu.edu
  • Know Your Rights Workshop - The College of Liberal Arts in collaboration with the School of Law invites you to our upcoming “Know Your Rights Workshop.” This informational session will provide an overview of legal and civil rights that protect international/DACA/undocumented people, LGBTQ+ individuals, and religious minorities. This workshop will also provide strategies to prepare and plan for emergencies, find legal representation, and access resources at the local and national levels.: February 17, 2017, 4 p.m. to 6 pm., Langford Building C, ARCC 105 http://tx.ag/rights
  • Symposium for Faculty, Staff, Graduate Students and Postdocs in the Sciences: Insights and Strategies for Professional Success, Personal Well-Being & Getting Along with Others: February, 24, 2017, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Rudder Tower, Room 601 https://www.stat.tamu.edu/symposium/

University Events/Deadlines:

  • February 21, 2017, 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., Rudder, Room 601: University Staff Council Meeting
  • February 27, 2017: President’s Meritorious Service Awards
  • February 27 to March 3, 2017: Staff Appreciation Week
February 3, 2017

Employee and Organizational Development Programs (see http://eodinfo.tamu.edu/):

EOD offers a wide variety of courses. The full classroom training list is available here. The online training list can be found here.

Featured Course – Keys to Establishing Your Supervisory Skills

This workshop provides foundational information on supervisory best practices to help new supervisors get off to a good start and to serve as a refresher for current supervisors. Emphasis is placed on the critical relationship between supervisor and employee, which impacts employee behavior, performance, motivation, and productivity. Participants are introduced to a core set of interaction principles that, when practiced consistently, enables supervisors to interact with employees in a manner that addresses their personal needs (to be respected, understood, and involved) while simultaneously holding them accountable for meeting performance and behavioral expectations. In addition, participants identify learning resources for further supervisory skill development.

University Events/Deadlines:

  • February 21, 2017, 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., Rudder, Room 601: University Staff Council Meeting
  • February 27, 2017: President’s Meritorious Service Awards
  • February 27 to March 3, 2017: Staff Appreciation Week

Helpful Information and Announcements:

  • Please join us in congratulating Leona Bay, SSC Service Solutions; Tracy Foster, Office of Budgets and Planning; and Lisa Rosser, Division of Finance and Administration who will be honored with individual awards at the President’s Meritorious Service Awards on February 27, 2017.
January 27, 2017

Employee and Organizational Development Programs (see http://eodinfo.tamu.edu/):

EOD offers a wide variety of courses. The full classroom training list is available here. The online training list can be found here.

Featured Course – Microsoft Excel 2016:Charts and PivotTables

Learn more advanced features of Microsoft Excel and spreadsheets, including advanced charting features, how to modify each chart element to meet your design standards, and how to create a chart template for consistent visual presentations. Discover how to apply trendlines from historical data to project future estimates. Learn to use pivot tables to reorganize, filter, and sort data to manage the information you need.

University Events/Deadlines:

  • February 21, 2017, 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., Rudder, Room 601: University Staff Council Meeting
  • February 27, 2017: President’s Meritorious Service Awards
  • February 27 to March 3, 2017: Staff Appreciation Week
January 20, 2017

Division Events/Deadlines:

  • January 25, 2017, 3 p.m., Rudder Exhibit Hall: Retirement Reception for Marc Chaloupka

Employee and Organizational Development Programs (see http://eodinfo.tamu.edu/):

EOD offers a wide variety of courses. The full classroom training list is available here. The online training list can be found here.

Featured Course – Lost in Translation: Navigating Intercultural Communication in the Workplace

The global reach of Texas A&M provides opportunities for frequent contact with people from multiple cultures. While having a diverse workforce offers numerous advantages, cultural differences can contribute to misunderstandings, conflict and discord. An understanding of one’s own culture and that of others allows people to work together more effectively. This course provides a fundamental framework that helps to recognize the factors and influences of culture on communication and identify skills to improve intercultural communication. Participants gain insights into the value of effectively communicating with people from diverse cultures and learn strategies for resolving differences for better relationships and increased productivity at work.

January 13, 2017

Division Events/Deadlines:

  • January 25, 2017, 3 p.m., Rudder Exhibit Hall: Retirement Reception for Marc Chaloupka

Employee and Organizational Development Programs (see http://eodinfo.tamu.edu/):

EOD offers a wide variety of courses. The full classroom training list is available here. The online training list can be found here.

Featured Course – Adobe acrobat DC - Essentials

Learn the basics of creating and manipulating Portable Document Format (PDF) files using Adobe Acrobat DC Professional. PDFs can be viewed and printed on any computer platform in exactly the format that you created it. Create PDF files using several different methods and combine multiple documents into a single PDF. Package multiple PDF and non-PDF files into a PDF portfolio. Make minor changes to PDFs that you have already created. And when you are ready to finalize your PDF, know what Save and Security options will suit your needs and those of your user.

University Events/Deadlines:

  • January 16, 2017: University Holiday
  • January 17, 2017: First Day of Spring Semester
  • January 19, 2017: 10th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast
December 16, 2016

Employee and Organizational Development Programs (see http://eodinfo.tamu.edu/):

EOD offers a wide variety of courses. The full classroom training list is available here. The online training list can be found here.

Featured Course – Assertiveness Training Assertiveness is the underpinning of professional communication, and is one of the most powerful skills you can possess. In this workshop, participants learn to differentiate among assertive, passive and aggressive communication styles, examine the potential harm and appropriate times to use each style, and practice techniques for constructively applying assertive communication skills in a variety of situations. This course is taught by an Employee Assistance Program psychologist.

University Events/Deadlines:

  • December 16-17, 2016: Commencement, Reed Arena
  • December 20, 2016, 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., Rudder Tower, Room 601: University Staff Council Meeting
  • December 22, 2016: Early Release
  • December 23 – January 1, 2016: University Holiday
December 9, 2016

Division Events/Deadlines:

  • TODAY December 9, 2016, 5 p.m.: Deadline to complete the Professional Development Continuous Improvement Implementation Team Survey

Employee and Organizational Development Programs (see http://eodinfo.tamu.edu/):

EOD offers a wide variety of courses. The full classroom training list is available here. The online training list can be found here.

Featured Course – Microsoft Access 2016 - Fundamentals Discover the fundamentals of creating and working with Access databases. Learn what a relational database is and what it can do for you. Find out how to create and edit tables, set field properties, create table relationships and use simple queries, as well as how to create basic forms and basic reports.

University Events/Deadlines:

  • December 16-17, 2016: Commencement, Reed Arena
  • December 20, 2016, 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., Rudder Tower, Room 601: University Staff Council Meeting
  • December 23 – January 1, 2016: University Holiday