Weekly Communications

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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
December 2, 2016

Division Events/Deadlines:

  • 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 Visio 2013 - Essentials Learn how to create, save, edit and print new Visio documents. Learn how to create, group and edit shapes. Find out how to work with, edit and format text. See how to work with connectors, add connection points, use the connector tool and use jumps with connectors. Learn how to use the various tools and stencils to develop your document. Find out how to create organizational charts and reports. Gain knowledge of how to use Visio with other programs and more.

University Events/Deadlines:

  • December 6, 2016, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Kyle Field: Aggies United
  • December 7, 2016: Last Day of Class
  • December 8-9, 2016: Living Well Aware at Texas A&M Kickstart Conference
  • December 16-17, 2016: Commencement, Reed Arena
  • December 23 – January 1, 2016: University Holiday

Helpful Information and Announcements:

  • The Division of Finance and Administration 2016 Performance Dashboard is available on the division website: http://vpfa.tamu.edu/our-performance/.
November 23, 2016

Division Events/Deadlines:

  • December 1, 2016, 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., Gates Ballroom, Memorial Student Center: Division of Finance and Administration 2016 Holiday Open-House and Mixer.

University Events/Deadlines:

  • TODAY November 23, 2016: Early Release
  • November 24-25, 2016: University Holiday
  • December 7, 2016: Last Day of Class
  • December 8-9, 2016: Living Well Aware at Texas A&M Kickstart Conference
  • December 16-17, 2016: Commencement, Reed Arena
  • December 23 – January 1, 2016: University Holiday
November 18, 2016

Division Events/Deadlines:

  • December 1, 2016, 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., Gates Ballroom, Memorial Student Center: Division of Finance and Administration 2016 Holiday Open-House and Mixer.

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.

Employee & Organizational Development (EOD) also offers several targeted certificate programs to help employees enhance their current skills and develop new ones in the areas of Technology, Office Administration, Employee Development, and Supervision like the 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.

To register for a certificate program, review the information about that program to determine if it is right for you and then click on the “registration” link on the program page to fill out the electronic form.

University Events/Deadlines:

  • TODAY November 18, 2016: Lunch & Learn “Living Well with Diabetes” Wellness Works
  • November 24-25, 2016: University Holiday
  • December 7, 2016: Last Day of Class
  • December 8-9, 2016: Living Well Aware at Texas A&M Kickstart Conference
  • December 16-17, 2016: Commencement, Reed Arena
  • December 23 – January 1, 2016: University Holiday

Helpful Information and Announcements

  • The final contribution from the faculty and staff at Texas A&M University to the State Employee Charitable Campaign – is over $370,000. Up slightly from last year. The staff in the Division of Finance and Administration contributed over $38,000 (including contributions by our colleagues in the IT Division).
November 11, 2016

Division Events/Deadlines:

  • November 11, 2016, 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., General Services Complex Lobby: Veterans Day Celebration to honor division employees for their service. All division employees are invited to attend. Frozen yogurt will be served.
  • November 18, 2016, 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., Rudder Exhibit Hall: Farewell Reception honoring Gary Barnes

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 – Managing Your Time Time is a limited resource. Managing one’s time effectively is a critical skill for being more productive and relieving stress. Participants in this course will learn skills, tools and strategies for managing their time appropriately, setting priorities and making time spent in meetings more beneficial. This course is perfect for anyone interested in exploring the influences that affect their use of time and learning strategies for using time more productively.

University Events/Deadlines:

  • November 15, 2016, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., Rudder Tower, Room 601: University Staff Council Meeting
  • November 18, 2016: Lunch & Learn “Living Well with Diabetes” Wellness Works
  • November 24-25, 2016: University Holiday
  • December 7, 2016: Last Day of Class
  • December 8-9, 2016: Living Well Aware at Texas A&M Kickstart Conference
  • December 16-17, 2016: Commencement, Reed Arena
  • December 23 – January 1, 2016: University Holiday

Helpful Information and Announcements

  • The winner of two tickets to the UTSA football game at Kyle Field on November 19, 2016 for participating in the 2016 State Employee Charitable Campaign is Sergio Luna of Environmental Health and Safety.  The Division of Finance and Administration raised over $36,000 for the State Employee Charitable Campaign this year.
  • Dr. Jerry Strawser was recognized as an Outstanding Alumnus for 2016 by the Mays Business School.  This is the highest honor bestowed upon former students by the Mays Business School.  
November 4, 2016

Division Events/Deadlines:

  • November 11, 2016, 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., General Services Complex Lobby: Veterans Day Celebration to honor division employees for their service. All division employees are invited to attend. Frozen yogurt will be served.

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 – Designs for Effective Decision Making The decision making process can be difficult, involved and time consuming. This course examines techniques and models that will assist you in analyzing a decision situation, identifying alternatives and making the most effective decision. This course is open to all Texas A&M employees.

University Events/Deadlines:

  • November 15, 2016, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., Rudder Tower, Room 601: University Staff Council Meeting
  • November 24-25, 2016: University Holiday

Helpful Information and Announcements

  • The 2016 State Employee Charitable Campaign has concluded. Thank you to everyone who participated and contributed to this important effort. The campaign totals will be announced shortly. Additionally, we will announce the winner of the tickets for the UTSA football game at Kyle Field on November 19, 2016.