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June 2012 Issue

Friday, June 29th, 2012

Making the Right Choice

If you’ve ever regreted a hiring decision, you know: hiring the wrong person can be costly – in time, morale, and productivity. While no fool-proof method of making the right decision exists, there are techniques that can greatly improve your chances of hiring the best fit. In addition, the Perelman SOM has new tools  to make screening and interviewing easier for those doing the hiring.  Read more…

2012 LeadingSuccess™ and Supervisory Skills Certificate Graduations

Both the  LeadingSuccess™ program and the Supervisory Skills Certificate (SSC) program celebrated new graduates in 2012. Read More…

September 2011 Issue

Friday, September 2nd, 2011

The Latest LeadingSuccess™ and Supervisory Skills Certificate Graduations

Both the  LeadingSuccess™ program and the Supervisory Skills Certificate (SSC) program celebrated new graduates in 2011. Read More…

Upcoming Fall Seminars

Managing Up
Date: Wednesday, September 21st
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Place: Reunion Auditorium - John Morgan Building

Understanding Penn’s Retirement Plan
Date: Wednesday, September 28th
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Place: Class of ’62 Auditorium - John Morgan Building

Business Writing
Date: Tuesday, October 4th
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Place: Biomedical Research Building (BRB II/III), Room 1412

Tuition Benefit Q&A
Date: Wednesday, October 5th
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Place: Class of ’62 Auditorium – John Morgan Building

Conflict Management using the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator
Date: Tuesday, October 18th
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Place: Biomedical Research Building (BRB II/III), Room 251

Coaching Skills for Supervisors
Date: Tuesday, November 3rd
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Place: Biomedical Research Building (BRB II/III), Room 1412

Alphabet Soups of Supervision
Date: Tuesday, November 10th
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Place: Biomedical Research Building (BRB II/III), Room 251

Listening Skills
Date: Tuesday, November 15th
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Place: Biomedical Research Building (BRB II/III), Room 251

Buying or Refinancing a Home – How Penn Can Help
Date: Wednesday, November 16th
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Place: Class of ’62 Auditorium - John Morgan Building

Cross-Cultural Communication for Supervisors
Date: Tuesday, November 29th
Time: 09:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Place: Biomedical Research Building (BRB II/III), Room 251

Retirement Investing Basics
Date: Wednesday, November 30th
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Place: Reunion Auditorium – John Morgan Building

Assertive Communication
Date: Tuesday, December 13th
Time: 09:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Place: Biomedical Research Building (BRB II/III), Room 252

September 2010 Issue

Friday, September 24th, 2010

The Latest LeadingSuccess™ and Supervisory Skills Certificate Graduations

Both the new LeadingSuccess™ program and the Supervisory Skills Certificate (SSC) program enjoyed two graduation ceremonies in 2010. Read More…

Upcoming Seminars

Understanding Penn’s Retirement Plan
Date: Wednesday, September 29th
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Place: Reunion Auditorium – John Morgan Building

Conflict Management for Supervisors
Date: Thursday, September 30th
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Place: Biomedical Research Building (BRB II/III), Room 253

Listening Skills
Date: Tuesday, October 12th
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Place: Biomedical Research Building (BRB II/III), Room 1412

Buying or Refinancing a Home – How Penn Can Help
Date: Tuesday, October 26th
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Place: Room M100 – John Morgan Building

Tuition Benefit Q&A
Date: Wednesday, October 27th
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Place: Reunion Auditorium – John Morgan Building

Coaching Skills for Supervisors
Date: Tuesday, November 2nd
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Place: Biomedical Research Building (BRB II/III), Room 1412

Business Writing
Date: Tuesday, November 9th
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Place: Biomedical Research Building (BRB II/III), Room 1412

Cross-Cultural Communication for Supervisors
Date: Tuesday, November 30th
Time: 09:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Place: Biomedical Research Building (BRB II/III), Room 251

Retirement Investing Basics
Date: Wednesday, December 1st
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Place: Class of ’62 Auditorium – John Morgan Building

Assertive Communication for Supervisors
Date: Tuesday, December 14th
Time: 09:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Place: Biomedical Research Building (BRB II/III), Room 252

January 2010 Issue

Wednesday, January 6th, 2010

Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) for Supervisors

Non-exempt vs. Exempt, overtime, recordkeeping requirements – these Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) issues can be confusing for the most conscientious supervisor.  How can a manager, supervisor or faculty member understand and comply with this complex law? Read more…

SOM Management Certificate Programs

This winter marks three years of certificate programs in support of managers and supervisors at the SOM designed by the Office of Organization Effectiveness (OE). These programs rose from the foundation of individual training classes for supervisors and managers begun in 2001. Read more…

Business Writing Tips - Part 2

There are a number of tips that can change your writing from confusing to clear, from mundane to motivating. This is the second of several columns telling you how to accomplish that. Read more…

UPCOMING SEMINARS

Cross-Cultural Communication for Supervisors
Date: Tuesday, February 9th
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Place: Biomedical Research Building (BRB II/III), Room 251

Interview for Success
Date: Wednesday, February 10th
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Place: Biomedical Research Building (BRB II/III), Room 252

Business Writing
Date: Tuesday, February 16th
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Place: Biomedical Research Building (BRB II/III), Room 1412

Preparing for Retirement
Date: Thursday, February 25th
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Place: Class of ’62 Auditorium – John Morgan Building

Creating Persuasive Presentations
Date: Tuesday, March 2nd
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Place: Biomedical Research Building (BRB II/III), Room 1412

Presentation Skills Lab Sessions
Date: Tuesday, March 2nd
Time: 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m  *by appointment
Place: Biomedical Research Building (BRB II/III), Room 1412

Pre-Tax Expense Accounts Seminar
Date: Wednesday, March 3rd
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Place: Class of ’62 Auditorium – John Morgan Building

Tuition Benefit Q&A
Date: Wednesday, March 10th
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Place: Reunion Auditorium – John Morgan Building

Performance Appraisals for Staff
Date: Wednesday, March 31st
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 01:00 p.m.
Place: Class of ’62 Auditorium – John Morgan Building

Coaching Skills for Supervisors
Date: Tuesday, April 6th
Time: 09:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Place: Biomedical Research Building (BRB II/III), Room 251

Performance Appraisals for Supervisors
Date: Thursday, April 8th
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 01:00 p.m.
Place: Class of ’62 Auditorium – John Morgan Building

Listening Skills for Supervisors
Date: Thursday, April 15th
Time: 09:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Place: Biomedical Research Building (BRB II/III), Room 251

October 2009 Issue

Tuesday, September 29th, 2009

Develop Your Staff’s (or Your) Leadership Skills

Do you have a stellar staff member? Someone who merits a significant investment in their development?   Or would you like to increase your current effectiveness and learn how to prepare yourself for a more complex or senior position in the future? Read more…

Business Writing Tips

You’re preparing to write a [report/email/article/other]. You want people to read it, understand it, and act on it. How can you make that happen? Read more…

LeadingSuccess™ and Supervisory Skills Certificate Graduations

The new LeadingSuccess™ program at the School of Medicine (SOM) produced its first crop of graduates in 2009. The ongoing Supervisory Skills Certificate (SSC) program produced two graduating cohorts in 2009 as well. Read more…

New Resources for Hiring and On-boarding New Staff

 If you are recruiting, hiring or on-boarding new staff, the Office of Organization Effectiveness has created two new resources to help. Read more…

Knowledge Link Help Desk

I completed an online learning module in Knowledge Link, but my record shows that it is incomplete. Why is that? Read more…

UPCOMING SEMINARS

Coaching Skills for Supervisors
Date: Tuesday, October 6th
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Place: Biomedical Research Building (BRB II/III), Room 252

Tuition Benefits Q&A
Date: Wednesday, October 21st
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Place: Class of ’62 Auditorium – John Morgan Building

Legal Issues for Supervisors
Date: Wednesday, October 28th
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Place: Ben Franklin Room – Houston Hall

Conflict Mangagement for Supervisors
Date: Tuesday, November 17th
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Place: Biomedical Research Building (BRB II/III), Room 252

Managing Your Career
Date: Wednesday, November 18th
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Place: Class of ’62 Auditorium – John Morgan Building

Business Writing
Date: Tuesday, November 24th
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Place: Biomedical Research Building (BRB II/III), Room 252

Listening Skills
Date: Tuesday, December 1st
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Place: Biomedical Research Building (BRB II/III), Room 252

Retirement Investing Basics
Date: Wednesday, December 2nd
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Place: Class of ’62 Auditorium – John Morgan Building

Assertive Communication
Date: Tuesday, December 15th
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Place: Biomedical Research Building (BRB II/III), Room 252

Resume & Cover Letter Clinic
Date: Wednesday, March 16th
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Place: Reunion Auditorium – John Morgan Building

January 2009 Issue

Friday, January 9th, 2009

SOM E-learning Module Wins Award

A online training program created by the SOM’s Office of Organization Effectiveness placed third at the 2008 Pennsylvania Distance Learning Association (PADLA) e-Learning Excellence Awards in November. Several SOM staff members lent their voices to the project. Read More…

Seven Tips for Writing Effective Emails

We’ve all received emails we thought were confusing, annoying, or just plain rude. Follow these seven tips to make sure that you’re not on the “Send” end of one of those emails. Read More…

LeadingSuccess™ Nominations Open Up

The SOM Office of Organization Effectiveness is seeking nominations for its new cohort of LeadingSuccess™ , a first-level program for leadership skills development. Read more…

Supervisory Skills Certificate Deadline

The deadline for signing up for the fall Supervisory Skills Certificate Series is Friday, January 16, 2009. Read more…

Resource Spotlight

Did you know…the Department of Organization Effectiveness provides customized training services to departments? Here are ways we can help you with your staff training initiatives. Read more…

Knowledge Link Help Desk

 “Sometimes I log into Knowledge Link and find that I have required training that I didn’t know about…and sometimes it’s even past due! Is there some way Knowledge Link could notify me if I have required training?” Read More…

UPCOMING SEMINARS

Your Position is Grant-Funded:  What Next?
Date: Thursday, January 15
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Place: Class of ’62 Auditorium – John Morgan Building

Preparing for Retirement
Date: Wednesday, January 21
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Place: Class of ’62 Auditorium – John Morgan Building

Hiring Issues for International Staff
Date: Wednesday, February 4
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Place: Reunion Auditorium – John Morgan Building

Retirement Investing Basics
Date: Tuesday, February 10
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Place: Class of ’62 Auditorium – John Morgan Building

Business Writing
Date: Thursday, February 12
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Place: Biomedical Research Building (BRB II/III), Room 251

Resume & Cover Letter Clinic
Date: Thursday, February 26
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Place: Reunion Auditorium – John Morgan Building

Listening Skills
Date: Tuesday, March 3
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Place: Biomedical Research Building (BRB II/III), Room 1412

Presentation Skills
Date: Thursday, March 12
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Place: Biomedical Research Building (BRB II/III), Room 253

Presentation Skills Lab
Date: Thursday, March 12
Time: 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. (By appointment)
Place: Biomedical Research Building (BRB II/III), Room 253

Tuition Benefits Q&A
Date: Thursday, March 19
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 01:00 p.m.
Place: Reunion Auditorium – John Morgan Building

Pre-Tax Expense Accounts Seminar
Date: Tuesday, March 31
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 01:00 p.m.
Place: Reunion Auditorium – John Morgan Building

Interview for Success
Date: Wednesday, April 1
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 01:00 p.m.
Place: Class of ’62 Auditorium – John Morgan Building

Performance Appraisals for STAFF
Date: Tuesday, April 7
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 01:00 p.m.
Place: Biomedical Research Building (BRB II/III), Room 253

Performance Appraisals for SUPERVISORS
Date: Thursday, April 23
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 01:00 p.m.
Place: Biomedical Research Building (BRB II/III), Room 253

 

September 2008 Issue

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2008

SOM Staff Lend Voices to Online Sexual Harrassment Awareness Program

In early June, the Office of Organization Effectiveness (OE) conducted an “SOM Star Search,” looking for volunteers to narrate and act in an online Sexual Harassment Awareness Program. One dozen SOM staff members were selected as vocal talent for the module. Read more…

Preventing Communication Breakdowns

My three-year-old daughter wriggled as I pulled her hair through an elastic band to make a ponytail. “Hold still,” I teased her, “I don’t want it to pull so tight that I make your eyes pop.”

“Ice pop!?” she exclaimed, visions of popsicles dancing in her head.

Her misinterpretation was comical – but most communication breakdowns are not. In the workplace, they can cause mistakes, hard feelings, and an unpleasant work environment. Read more…

Supervisory Skills Certificate Deadline

The deadline for signing up for the fall Supervisory Skills Certificate Series is Friday, September 5, 2008. Read more…

LeadingSuccess™ Program Members Selected

The SOM Office of Organization Effectiveness has chosen participants for its first cohort of LeadingSuccess™, a first-level program for leadership skills development that will begin in the fall. Read more…

Harnessing Strengths

You have talented people on your team – but they just don’t seem to be performing on all cylinders. This could be because they’re not sufficiently using their strengths. What can be done to improve that? Read more…

Workplace Q&A

“Where can I go to get computer training?” Read more…

KnowledgeLink Help Desk

“How do I print a certificate from Knowledge Link showing that I have completed a course?” Read More…

UPCOMING SEMINARS

Managing Your Career
Date: Tuesday, September 16
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Place: Biomedical Research Building (BRB II/III), Room 251

Understanding Penn’s Retirement Plan
Date: Wednesday, September 17
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Place: Class of ’62 Auditorium – John Morgan Building

Retirement Investing Basics
Date: Tuesday, October 7
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Place: Stemmler Dunlop Auditorium

Presentation Skills
Date: Thursday, October 16
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Place: Biomedical Research Building (BRB II/III), Room 253

Presentation Skills Lab
Date: Thursday, October 16
Time: 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Place: Biomedical Research Building (BRB II/III), Room 253

Tuition Benefits Q&A
Date: Thursday, October 30
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Place: Class of ’62 Auditorium – John Morgan Building

Business Writing
Date: Thursday, November 13
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Place: Biomedical Research Building (BRB II/III), Room 253

Guaranteed & Enhanced Mortgage
Date: Wednesday, November 19
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Place: Class of ’62 Auditorium – John Morgan Building

Managing Up
Date: Thursday, November 20
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Place: Reunion Auditorium

Resume & Cover Letter Clinic
Date: Wednesday, December 3
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Place: Class of ’62 Auditorium – John Morgan Building

Listening Skills
Date: Tuesday, December 9
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Place: Biomedical Research Building (BRB II/III), Room 1412

June 2008 Issue

Thursday, June 26th, 2008

Training Help Has Arrived!

Your department submits a protocol to the IRB, but approval gets delayed because not everyone has their required training. They had been unaware of the specific training they needed, and now are frantic to get it completed. How could situations like this be prevented? Read more …

Powerful PowerPoint

We’ve all seen them: bad, boring PowerPoint presentations.  It doesn’t have to be.

The secret to success with PowerPoint or any other visual aid can be summed up on one sentence, a sentence as profound as it is simple. Write it on a Post-it note and stick it in front of your computer. Chant it as a mantra as you prepare your presentation. Use it as a test for each and every slide. Read more …

LeadingSuccess™

Do you have a stellar staff member? Someone who merits a significant investment in their development? Read more …

Supervisory Certificate Series

On June 12, the Office of Organization Effectiveness (OE) held a breakfast in honor of the latest graduates of the Supervisory Skills Certificate (SSC) series. Read more…

Information You Need – When You Need It

SOM@Work has become a popular, just-in-time resource for supervisors, staff and faculty at the SOM. Here’s how it can help YOU. Read more … 

Knowledge Link Help Desk

“When I log into Knowledge Link, I get a message in red that says I’m using the wrong browser. What happens if I use the wrong browser?” Read more…  

UPCOMING SEMINARS

Personal Finance: Budgeting and Setting Goals
Date: Tuesday, July 15, 2008
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Place: Class of ’62 Auditorium – John Morgan Building

Hidden Benefits of Working at Penn
Date: Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Place: Biomedical Research Building (BRB II/III), Room 252

January 2008 Issue

Thursday, January 24th, 2008

How to Communicate with Your U.S. Co-workers

Are you an international staff or faculty member at the School of Medicine who would like to learn better ways of communicating with U.S. natives? Read more¦

How to Communicate with Your International Co-workers

Are you someone raised in the U.S. who would like to learn better ways of communicating with international staff or faculty? Read more¦

Newest Supervisory Skills Certificate Graduates

On January 17, the Office of Organization Effectiveness held a breakfast in honor of the latest Supervisory Skills Certificate graduates. Read more¦

Teambuilding

Have you ever had a “peak” experience on a team - a period of time working with others that was both highly challenging and rewarding, and characterized by sustained high levels of energy, collaboration, and productivity? Read more¦

Workplace Q&A

“I’m an International Staff member who would like to improve my English pronunciation and vocabulary so that I can communicate better with my U.S. co-workers. Are there local resources that can help me?” Read more¦

Knowledge Link Help Desk

“I came to work extra-early for a training program, only to find out it had been cancelled! Why wasn’t I told about this?” Read more¦

UPCOMING SEMINARS

Retirement Investing Basics
Date: Wednesday, February 20, 2008
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Place: Biomedical Research Building (BRB II/III), Room 251

Cross-Cultural Communication for Internationals at the SOM
Date: Wednesday, February 27, 2008
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Place: Biomedical Research Building (BRB II/III), Room 251

Interpersonal Dynamics – Understanding Your Style Using the MBTI
Date: Tuesday, March 18, 2008
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Place: Biomedical Research Building (BRB II/III), Room 253

Survival Tips for Internationals at the SOM
Date: Wednesday, March 19, 2008
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Place: Biomedical Research Building (BRB II/III), Room 251

Resume & Cover Letter Clinic
Date: Wednesday, March 26, 2008
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Place: Biomedical Research Building (BRB II/III), Conference Room 1412

Preparing for Retirement
Date: Thursday, March 27, 2008
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Place: Class of ’62 Auditorium – John Morgan Building

Pre-Tax Expense Accounts
Date: Wednesday, April 9, 2008
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Place: Biomedical Research Building (BRB II/III), Room 251

Tuition Benefits Q&A
Date: Wednesday, April 16, 2008
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Place: Class of ’62 Auditorium – John Morgan Building

Performance Appraisals for Supervisors
Date: Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Place: Biomedical Research Building (BRB II/III), Room 251

October 2007 Issue

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2007

SOM Supervisory Skills Certificate Program

In January 2008, we will be welcoming a new cohort to the Supervisory Skills Certificate Series. This program is designed specifically for the SOM in order to give you a strong foundation in basic management skills.  Read more¦

First Supervisory Skills Certificate Series Cohort Graduates

The Supervisory Skills Certificate program began this past January and has been in high demand. On May 22, 2007, the Office of Organization Effectiveness held a breakfast in honor of the first graduates of the series. Read more¦

Creating Persuasive Presentations

You’re staring at the charts and graphs littering your PowerPoint presentation. You’ve got the data. You know what you want to tell the audience. You know what you what the audience to do. Now how do you get them to do it? Read more¦

All Aboard

Mary was frustrated. When she had arrived in her new position she found that her supervisor didn’t yet have a desk or a computer for her. Groundwork had not been laid to allow her to begin the work she had anticipated jumping into. For days she sat idle with little to do but busywork. She began to long for her old job, and to regret taking her new job. Read more¦

Organization Effectiveness Resources Library

Do you need information on handling conflict, giving feedback, or other practical topics. but can’t attend or find an appropriate training class? Read more¦

Workplace Q & A

I know that there are some questions that we can’t ask during an interview – such as about their race, or whether or not they have children. How do I know what other questions are unlawful? How can I make sure the questions I ask during an interview are legal? Read more¦

Knowledge Link Help Desk

I have enrolled in my course, but nothing happens. Read more¦

UPCOMING SEMINARS

Capitalize on Your Strengths
Date: Tuesday, November 13, 2007
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Place: Biomedical Research Building (BRB II/III), Room 253
SESSION FULL – Only those already registered may attend.

Understanding Your Retirement Plan
Date: Tuesday, November 13, 2007
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Place: Biomedical Research Building (BRB II/III), Room 251
SESSION FULL – Only those already registered may attend.

Hidden Benefits of Working at Penn
Date: Thursday, November 15, 2007
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Place: 3535 Market Street – Conference Room 4123

Your Position is Grant-Funded: What Next?
Date: Wednesday, December 5, 2007
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Place: Biomedical Research Building (BRB II/III), Room 252

Creating Persuasive Presentations
Date: Thursday, December 6, 2007
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Place: Biomedical Research Building (BRB II/III), Room 253

April 2007 Issue

Tuesday, April 10th, 2007

Write Your Own Performance Review

You know you’ve done a good job this year. But will your Performance Review reflect that?

Here’s how you can improve your chances that it will: write it yourself. Read more…

Four Steps to Writing Performance Appraisals

Writing Performance Appraisals is an important part of a supervisor’s job, but one which many supervisors dread.

Here’s a step-by-step way of getting it done in an efficient and as-painless-as-possible manner that will benefit both you and your direct reports. Read more…

Meeting & Retreat Design and Facilitation

Are you thinking of having a departmental retreat or meeting? As one fiscal year ends and a new one begins, departments often conduct meetings or retreats in which they identify their goals and priorities for the coming year. Whether it is a half-day meeting or multi-day retreat, the Office of Organization Effectiveness can help. Read more…

Workplace Q & A

How do I write effective performance goals for the upcoming appraisal cycle?

The simplest way to write effective goals is to use the SMARTS acronym. Have goals that are: Read more…

Knowledge Link Help Desk

How do I print out my transcript records? Read more…

Upcoming Seminars

Conflict Management for Staff

Date: Thursday, April 26, 2007
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Place: Biomedical Research Building (BRB II/III), Room 251
Advance Registration Required. Enrollees must fill out an online assessment in advance of the class (assessment information will be provided upon enrollment).

Opinion

“I was just reading the ‘How to Manage Your Manager’ article in SOM at Work. I’ve discovered one tool to be very useful in dealing with my manager: anticipate your manager’s questions. Now I can explain a question I know she will ask.”

Philip E. Nahrgang
Administrative Assistant
Division of Rheumatology