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April 14, 2017

Division Events/Deadlines:

  • 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 – Introduction to Diversity and Inclusion (ONLINE VIA TRAIN TRAQ course 2111243)– Valuing diversity is key to creating a respectful and inclusive environment in which everyone can work to achieve the mission of our university. This course covers basic information about diversity and inclusion at Texas A&M University including: our commitment to diversity; the role we each play in ensuring that Texas A&M University is a community of respect; the benefits of working in a diverse environment; and personal actions toward inclusion. This course has been recently updated.

Diversity and Inclusion Programs

      • Learning from Campus Climate Data – a work session using university-wide campus climate survey results for students, faculty, and staff. Register here. April 20, 2017, 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Memorial Student Center, Gates Ballroom
      • Aggie Agora Marquee Lecture Dr. Stuart Brotman, University of Tennessee, Knoxville - "The Pathway to Internet Freedom", Rudder 501. RSVP here. April 21, 2017, 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
      • “Latino/as, Food Production, and Religion in America Today,” by Dr. Kristy Nabhan-Warren. April 24, 2017, 4:00 p.m., Liberal Arts Humanities Building (LAAH), Room 255.
      • The film Mundo Milagroso (Miraculous World), will be screened, with Dr. Nabhan-Warren acting as respondent following the screening. April 25, 2017, 7:00 p.m., Harrington, Room 209
      • Tie A Turban Day - Ever wondered what a turban means to Sikhs? How long is it? Does the color of the turban have a meaning? How long does it take to tie one? Do women tie a turban as well? Get all your questions answered! The Sikh Students Association will be hosting a 'Tie A Turban Day': April 13, 2017, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Rudder Plaza
      • Aggie Ability Awareness Workshop – Aggie Ability Awareness Workshop is an interactive 2-hour workshop designed to increase knowledge, awareness, and respect for people with disabilities among faculty and staff at Texas A&M University. The workshop is meant to promote strong dialogue about issues and information surrounding disability. All individuals are welcome to attend but attendance should never be mandated. In doing so, Aggie Ability Awareness will promote positive, equitable, accepting attitudes towards people with disabilities on campus. May 3, 2017, 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., Memorial Student Center, Room 2404

University Events/Deadlines:

    • TODAY: April 14, 2017, 12:00 p.m.: Early Release
    • April 17 -27, 2017: Zero e Waste Recycling Event hosted by Texas A&M Information Technology, the Environmental Issues Committee, and the Environmental Sustainability Group. Learn more on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter and Instagram.
    • May 10 – 13, 2017: Commencement
    • May 20, 2017, 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.: Staff Photo Day 2017 Register
April 7, 2017

Division Events/Deadlines:

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 Office Essentials Certificate Program - The Microsoft Office Essentials Certificate Program is designed to focus on the most commonly used tools and commands of the Microsoft Office suite of programs. The participants will learn to create, edit and format documents, spreadsheets and slide presentations, as well as manage email and electronic calendars. After completing all of the hands-on, instructor-led classes, the successful participant will complete a project by using the best practices learned for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. The entire project will be managed using Outlook's email and calendaring tools. The completion of this project will exhibit the participant’s proficiency to edit or collaborate on standard projects most departments deal with each day.

Diversity and Inclusion Programs

  • Aggie Ability Awareness Workshop – Aggie Ability Awareness Workshop is an interactive 2-hour workshop designed to increase knowledge, awareness, and respect for people with disabilities among faculty and staff at Texas A&M University. The workshop is meant to promote strong dialogue about issues and information surrounding disability. All individuals are welcome to attend but attendance should never be mandated. In doing so, Aggie Ability Awareness will promote positive, equitable, accepting attitudes towards people with disabilities on campus. May 3, 2017, 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., Memorial Student Center, Room 2404
  • Learning from Campus Climate Data – a work session using university-wide campus climate survey results for students, faculty, and staff. Register here. April 20, 2017, 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Memorial Student Center, Gates Ballroom
  • “Latino/as, Food Production, and Religion in America Today,” by Dr. Kristy Nabhan-Warren. April 24, 2017, 4:00 p.m., Liberal Arts Humanities Building (LAAH), Room 255.
  • The film Mundo Milagroso (Miraculous World), will be screened, with Dr. Nabhan-Warren acting as respondent following the screening. April 25, 2017, 7:00 p.m., Harrington, Room 209
  • Tie A Turban Day - Ever wondered what a turban means to Sikhs? How long is it? Does the color of the turban have a meaning? How long does it take to tie one? Do women tie a turban as well? Get all your questions answered! The Sikh Students Association will be hosting a 'Tie A Turban Day': April 13, 2017, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Rudder Plaza

University Events/Deadlines:

  • April 14, 2017, 12:00 p.m.: Early Release
  • May 10 – 13, 2017: Commencement
  • May 20, 2017, 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.: Staff Photo Day 2017
March 31, 2017

Division Events/Deadlines:

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 – Coaching for Peak Performance

Effective coaching is one of the most important drivers of employee performance and, therefore, one of the most important skills for supervisors to cultivate. This workshop provides in-depth instruction on a core set of interaction principles and skills that, when practiced consistently, enables supervisors to coach employees in a manner that addresses their personal needs (to be respected, understood and involved) while holding them accountable for meeting performance and behavioral expectations. Participants learn a model for providing positive and corrective feedback, and guidelines for conducting proactive and reactive coaching discussions. A variety of teaching methods are utilized, including video simulation, class discussion, workbook activities, and skill practice scenarios.

Diversity and Inclusion Programs

  • As a part of the 2017 GLBT Awareness Week, the GLBT Resource Center cordially invites you to The Coming Out Monologues: April 3, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. in the Rudder Forum. For more information regarding The Coming Out Monologues, please visit glbt.tamu.edu or call 979-862-8920.
  • Women in Leadership Panel Discussion - Entry to the event is free. Seating is limited and will begin at 5:20 pm. All Aggies are invited to attend: April 5, 2017, 5:30 p.m., Memorial Student Center, Room 2405.
  • The Women’s and Gender Studies, Film Studies, and Africana Studies Programs are teaming up to present the Brazos County’s first public screening of Moonlight, the 2016 Academy Award winner for Best Picture. Dealing with important issues related to sexuality, masculinity, class, and race, Moonlight is a moving, landmark motion picture. We will have a panel discussion immediately following the screening featuring Joseph Jewell (Sociology, Africana Studies, Women’s and Gender Studies), Lisa Ellis (Women’s and Gender Studies, Film Studies) and Daniel Humphrey (Film Studies, Women’s and Gender Studies). April 5, 2017, 7 p.m., Rudder Forum.
  • African-American Professional Organization First Friday Lecture featuring Dr. David Donkor, associate professor in the Department of Performance Studies will discuss the performance of transnational blackness in Louis Armstrong’s 1956 tour of Ghana. The First Friday Lecture Series is presented by the African-American Professional Organization (AAPO) and is sponsored by the Dean of Faculties Office. A complimentary lunch will be served at 11:30 am for all registered participants and the one-hour lecture will begin promptly at noon in Studio M. Admission is free, but registration is required online by April 5, 2017. While registration is set to be open until April 5, it will close if we meet our room capacity before the deadline. You may register by clicking here. April 7, 2017, KAMU Studio M, Moore Communications Center, 11:30 a.m.
  • Aggie Ability Awareness Workshop – Aggie Ability Awareness Workshop is an interactive 2-hour workshop designed to increase knowledge, awareness, and respect for people with disabilities among faculty and staff at Texas A&M University. The workshop is meant to promote strong dialogue about issues and information surrounding disability. All individuals are welcome to attend but attendance should never be mandated. In doing so, Aggie Ability Awareness will promote positive, equitable, accepting attitudes towards people with disabilities on campus. April 4, 2017, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Memorial Student Center, Room 2401 OR May 3, 2017, 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., Memorial Student Center, Room 2404

University Events/Deadlines:

  • May 10 – 13, 2017: Commencement
March 24, 2017

Division Events/Deadlines:

  • April 4, 2017, 5:00 p.m.: Deadline for nominations for the Division of Finance and Administration Excellence Awards
  • 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 – Presentation Skills

This course provides techniques and practice for preparing and delivering effective oral presentations. Participants will make presentations using media of their choice. The target audience for this course is the novice presenter, either someone who has never given a public presentation or someone who has never had any formal training as a presenter.

Diversity and Inclusion Programs

  • Women’s research on Women Symposium, View the 2017 agenda and RSVP at elrc.tamu.edu/womens-research-on-women/: March 30, 2017, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., Rudder Tower, Room 601
  • Aggie Ability Awareness Workshop – Aggie Ability Awareness Workshop is an interactive 2-hour workshop designed to increase knowledge, awareness, and respect for people with disabilities among faculty and staff at Texas A&M University. The workshop is meant to promote strong dialogue about issues and information surrounding disability. All individuals are welcome to attend but attendance should never be mandated. In doing so, Aggie Ability Awareness will promote positive, equitable, accepting attitudes towards people with disabilities on campus.: April 4, 2017, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Memorial Student Center, Room 2401 OR May 3, 2017, 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., Memorial Student Center, Room 2404

Helpful Information and Announcements:

  • The Professional Development Continuous Improvement Team has gathered helpful information in one central location. The Staff Toolbox is available on the Division website.
March 15, 2017

Division Events/Deadlines:

  • April 4, 2017, 5:00 p.m.: Deadline for nominations for the Division of Finance and Administration Excellence Awards
  • 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 OneNote 2016:Fundamentals

Learn how to use Microsoft OneNote to gather, edit and organize information. Find out how to create notebooks and access them from home or the office. Discover how to capture screenshots and text. Find out how to insert documents, images, audio files, and shapes. Create hyperlinks between notes and learn how to share notebooks. Learn how to print and save notes as Word documents or PDF files.

Diversity and Inclusion Programs

  • Women’s research on Women Symposium, View the 2017 agenda and RSVP at elrc.tamu.edu/womens-research-on-women/: March 30, 2017, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., Rudder Tower, Room 601
  • Aggie Ability Awareness Workshop – Aggie Ability Awareness Workshop is an interactive 2-hour workshop designed to increase knowledge, awareness, and respect for people with disabilities among faculty and staff at Texas A&M University. The workshop is meant to promote strong dialogue about issues and information surrounding disability. All individuals are welcome to attend but attendance should never be mandated. In doing so, Aggie Ability Awareness will promote positive, equitable, accepting attitudes towards people with disabilities on campus.: April 4, 2017, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Memorial Student Center, Room 2401 OR May 3, 2017, 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., Memorial Student Center, Room 2404
March 10, 2017

Division Events/Deadlines:

  • April 4, 2017, 5:00 p.m.: Deadline for nominations for the Division of Finance and Administration Excellence Awards
  • 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 – Creating Macros in Microsoft Excel and Word 2016

In this demo, learn how to create macros, which are sets of instructions that can be used to simplify redundant or difficult tasks. Learn how to edit macros and create macro buttons and shortcuts in both Excel and Word.

Diversity and Inclusion Programs

  • Women’s research on Women Symposium, View the 2017 agenda and RSVP at elrc.tamu.edu/womens-research-on-women/: March 30, 2017, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., Rudder Tower, Room 601
  • Aggie Ability Awareness Workshop – Aggie Ability Awareness Workshop is an interactive 2-hour workshop designed to increase knowledge, awareness, and respect for people with disabilities among faculty and staff at Texas A&M University. The workshop is meant to promote strong dialogue about issues and information surrounding disability. All individuals are welcome to attend but attendance should never be mandated. In doing so, Aggie Ability Awareness will promote positive, equitable, accepting attitudes towards people with disabilities on campus.: April 4, 2017, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Memorial Student Center, Room 2401 OR May 3, 2017, 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., Memorial Student Center, Room 2404

Helpful Information and Announcements:

  • The Professional Development Continuous Improvement Team has gathered helpful information in one central location. The Staff Toolbox is available on the Division website.
March 3, 2017

Division Events/Deadlines:

    • TODAY: 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
    • April 4, 2017, 5:00 p.m.: Deadline for nominations for the Division of Finance and Administration Excellence Awards
    • 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 – PATHways to Success: Performance Management Process for Staff - This workshop will provide staff with the knowledge and skills necessary to actively participate in the Performance Management process. Participants will explore best practices while using the PCER (Plan, Coach, Evaluate, and Reward) model.

DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION PROGRAMS

    • Aggie Ability Awareness Workshop – Aggie Ability Awareness Workshop is an interactive 2-hour workshop designed to increase knowledge, awareness, and respect for people with disabilities among faculty and staff at Texas A&M University. The workshop is meant to promote strong dialogue about issues and information surrounding disability. All individuals are welcome to attend but attendance should never be mandated. In doing so, Aggie Ability Awareness will promote positive, equitable, accepting attitudes towards people with disabilities on campus.: April 4, 2017, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Memorial Student Center, Room 2401 OR May 3, 2017, 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., Memorial Student Center, Room 2404
    • STAND Up Workshop - The STAND Up workshop is designed to assist individuals in learning positive and helpful ways to have conversations with individuals who have been involved in a traumatic event. The workshop provides information about sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking; social perspectives; the impacts of trauma on the brain; listening techniques; tools for mandated reporters; and campus and community resources.: Monday, March 6, 2017, 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. studentlife.tamu.edu/standup
    • Affective Empowerment and Domestic Workers in Beijing - Dr. Cara Wallis analyzes the linkages between emotional labor, affect, and notions of voice and empowerment among a group of middle-aged domestic workers in Beijing. Hosted by the TAMU Confucius Institute: March 9, 2017, 12 p.m., Rudder Tower, Room 404
    • The Invisible Millions: Human Trafficking from a Global Perspective: A panel of speakers discussing the growing issue of human trafficking around the world: March 9, 2017, 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Memorial Student Center, Room 2406. www.facebook.com/mscfli/
    • Women’s research on Women Symposium, View the 2017 agenda and RSVP at elrc.tamu.edu/womens-research-on-women/: March 30, 2017, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., Rudder Tower, Room 601
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.