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September 1 - 30, 2014

  

Monday, September 01, 2014

Labor Day

Monday, September 08, 2014

New Employee Orientation
8:45 AM - 4:15 PM

University of Maryland

This program is designed to give employees an understanding of what the University of Maryland is all about: our institutional mission, our students, and our services. It is important in helping new employees integrate into the campus and become enthusiastic Terrapins! Employees will receive: * An overview of the history and structure of the University * A discussion of University benefits * A multimedia tour of the campus and Campus resources * An orientation checklist * An overview of many other resources services, and privileges available to employees Note: New employees without parking permits must park in metered spaces. New employees with parking permits must park in Lot 4b, the overflow lot north of the Comcast Center, just across the street from the front of Chesapeake.
Notes: Parking Information; The following lots are available near the building: Lot P1 and Lot P2- you must have a current UMCP Faculty/Staff Parking Permit; OR an All Campus permit. Lot P*  you must have a current UMCP Faculty/Staff Parking Permit, along with your departments Administrative Permit; OR an All Campus permit. Other surrounding lots (4b; Comcast Parking Garage, etc.) - if it is listed as an Overflow Lot on the back of your parking permit. If you do not have a UMCP Parking Permit, you can park at a meter in the P2 lot, OR obtain a one day parking permit through your department or through Transportation Services. Further parking information can be found at http://www.transportation.umd.edu/visitor/campusmap.html

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

PRD - Basics
9:00 AM - 9:45 AM

University of Maryland

University employees (staff) are required to attend PRD Basics training. PRD- Basics is an abbreviated class (45 minutes) that will focus on the basics of the PRD process. Participants will review the PRD cycle (expectation setting, midway feedback and final review meetings).

Supervisors must attend a more detailed session for the PRD - In Depth training held from 10:00 p.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Notes: Parking Information; The following lots are available near the building: Lot P1 and Lot P2- you must have a current UMCP Faculty/Staff Parking Permit; OR an All Campus permit. Lot P*  you must have a current UMCP Faculty/Staff Parking Permit, along with your departments Administrative Permit; OR an All Campus permit. Other surrounding lots (4b; Comcast Parking Garage, etc.) - if it is listed as an Overflow Lot on the back of your parking permit. If you do not have a UMCP Parking Permit, you can park at a meter in the P2 lot, OR obtain a one day parking permit through your department or through Transportation Services. Further parking information can be found at http://www.transportation.umd.edu/visitor/campusmap.html
This course is required before the PRD in Depth Course. And both classes are required for supervisors who give PRD.

PRD - In Depth
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

University of Maryland

Must attend PRD Basics; usually given immediately prior to PRD In Depth. This PRD in Depth training is required for managers to learn specific supervisory, coaching and performance feedback techniques needed to successfully employ the PRD process. This in depth session is designed to provide a forum to discuss/review the PRD process, develop performance expectations based on unit/dept. goals, employ performance coaching and capacity building opportunities. This session will cover situational leadership strategies, coaching/motivating and providing performance feedback. Performance Improvement Plans and development planning will be covered. Supervisors new to their departments will find this session helpful in working to address challenging performance issues, and this course is required for all supervisors who conduct PRD's for other staff.
Notes: Parking Information; The following lots are available near the building: Lot P1 and Lot P2- you must have a current UMCP Faculty/Staff Parking Permit; OR an All Campus permit. Lot P*  you must have a current UMCP Faculty/Staff Parking Permit, along with your departments Administrative Permit; OR an All Campus permit. Other surrounding lots (4b; Comcast Parking Garage, etc.) - if it is listed as an Overflow Lot on the back of your parking permit. If you do not have a UMCP Parking Permit, you can park at a meter in the P2 lot, OR obtain a one day parking permit through your department or through Transportation Services. Further parking information can be found at http://www.transportation.umd.edu/visitor/campusmap.html
Must attend PRD Basics. PRD Basics is usually given immediately prior to PRD In Depth.
ORA #10 - Purchasing & Travel on Sponsored Projects
1:30 PM - 4:00 PM

University of Maryland

The Office of Research Administration (ORA) and the Office of Contract and Grant Accounting (OCGA) are committed to providing guidance to the university community on federal, state, and university policies and regulations for sponsored research. To enhance this effort, our two offices have combined to offer a series of courses, each intended to give a deeper understanding of a specific aspect of contract and grant administration.  For more information on the Certificate Program, go to www.ora.umd.edu/training/certificate-program

Certificate Program courses may be taken in any order, and you may choose to take as many or as few as you like. Course modules are offered at least once a year. Class 10 - Purchasing and Travel on Sponsored Projects - covers the following topics:

  • Basic Procurement Rules and Regulations
  • Buying and Tracking Equipment
  • Purchase Order Verses Subcontract
  • Travel/Fly America

Previous versions of the course material can be found at www.ora.umd.edu/training/certificate-program/course-material

Registration for this class is at max capacity.  Registrations are no longer being accepted for this date.  Click on the link "Click here to see the series dates" to register for the next offering of this class. 

Thursday, September 18, 2014

TLTC-The Freshmen Year Transition: Developmental Issues and Challenges
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

University of Maryland

The goal of this workshop will be a discussion about the transition issues of new students. Time will be spent on the developmental issues these students will face as well as classroom challenges.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Libraries University ELF Travel System Training (Libraries Staff Only)
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

About the Session: In this hands-on session, participants will learn how to use the online travel electronic forms system (ELF) to create and submit the Travel Approval Request (TAR) and the Travel Expense Statement (TES). This workshop is required for all new employees who have Professional Development Funds (this includes Exempt and Non-Exempt Staff; Faculty and Graduate Assistants). For more information about travel funds, see the Policies, Procedures, Guidelines, and Best Practices located in the Budget and Business Services Office Libi group page.

You can register for this workshop by sending an email to                            .  Please include the title of the workshop and the date in the subject line. In the body of the email please indicate your full name, telephone number, and employee status.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

TLTC-Orienting Your Students to an Online Course Environment
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

University of Maryland

This workshop will help faculty participants identify strategies, such as narrated tours, scavenger hunts, syllabus quizzes, and ice breakers to acquaint students with the course space, instructor, and other students.
ORA #11 - Contracting & the FAR
1:30 PM - 4:00 PM

University of Maryland

The Office of Research Administration (ORA) and the Office of Contract and Grant Accounting (OCGA) are committed to providing guidance to the university community on federal, state, and university policies and regulations for sponsored research. To enhance this effort, our two offices have combined to offer a series of courses, each intended to give a deeper understanding of a specific aspect of contract and grant administration. For more information on the Certificate Program, go to www.ora.umd.edu/training/certificate-program.

Certificate Program courses may be taken in any order, and you may choose to take as many or as few as you like. Course modules are offered at least once a year. Class 11 - Contracting and the FAR - covers the following topics:

  • What is the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR)?
  • When is the FAR Used (Comparing OMB Circulars and the FAR)?

Previous versions of the course material can be found at www.ora.umd.edu/training/certificate-program/course-material.

Registration for this class is at max capacity.  Registrations are no longer being accepted for this date.  Click here to see the series dates to register for the next offering of this class. 

Maryland State Ethics Commission, Did You Know?
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

University of Maryland

As UMD faculty and staff, we are all held responsible to the Maryland State Ethics Law. Michael Lord, the Executive Director of the Maryland State Ethics Commission will explain the responsibilities and standards of conduct for State and local government officials and employees. Mr. Lord’s presentation will include information about compensation and expenditures, gifts, business relationships with officials, campaign contributions, and meals and receptions for legislative units.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

TLTC- Empowering underrepresented student to enhance retention: Language, psychology & service needs
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

University of Maryland

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