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Leading as a Manager

As a manager, you can have a significant impact on the organization’s culture, direction, and success, as well as on your employees’ lives and careers. The most successful managers are those who make it a priority to develop their employees. The Center for Leadership Excellence has tools and resources to help both you and your employees continue career growth.

Please see Leading as an Individual for additional classes, including our new “60 Minute Skills” series.

Leadership Essentials: Group Learning Program

Target Audience: This program is specifically designed those who lead as managers and have been in a management role for one year or less.

Description: Leadership Essentials is designed to give new managers the basic knowledge, skills and abilities needed to succeed at UVA and is available to University Staff. The goal of the program is to improve the effectiveness of those who lead as managers throughout the University and to ensure the manager’s success in our environment.

Class Format: This group learning program consists of a group of managers of a similar level of experience that participate together and learn from each other as they build connections throughout the program. Leadership Essentials is a cohesive program with common themes that build on each other during the program. The program consists of six and a half days of class, plus pre-class work.

Date & Time:

Spring session one*:
Thursdays, February 18, 25, March 3, 10, 17, 24, 8:30am – 4:30pm and May 26, 9:00am – 1:00pm
*Class full. Currently filling Spring Session two.

Spring session two:
Thursdays, April 14, 21, 28, May 5, 12, 19, 8:30am – 4:30pm and Wednesday, July 13, 9:00am – 1:00pm

Fall session one:
Thursdays, September 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, October 6, 8:30am – 4:30pm and Wednesday, November 16, 9:00am – 1:00pm

Fall session two:
Thursdays, October 13, 20, 27, November 3, 10, 17, 8:30am – 4:30pm and January 12, 9:00am – 1:00pm

Location: 2400 Old Ivy Road, Room 189, except for final class of each session

Facilitator: CLE Team

Program Contact: Lindsey Reese, 434.924.4454 or lr5br@virginia.edu

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Leadership Practices: Group Learning Program

Target Audience: This program is specifically designed for mid-level managers who have two or more organizational levels reporting to them or professional individual contributors who have a broad scope of responsibility spanning multiple units.

Description: Leadership Practices is designed to incorporate experiential learning through exercises that expand understanding and skill. The program explores both soft and hard skills, including ways to inspire and influence others to higher performance, how to make complex decisions, and practicing effective presentation skills.

Class Format: This group learning program consists of a group of managers of a similar level of experience that participate together and learn from each other as they build connections throughout the program. Leadership Practices gives leaders the opportunity to build relationships with peers across Grounds while learning valuable leadership skills.

Date & Time:

Spring session:
Wednesdays, March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, April 13, 1:00pm – 5-00pm

Fall session:
Wednesdays, October 5, 12, 19, 26, November 2, 9, 1:00 – 5:00pm

Location: 2400 Old Ivy Road, Room 189

Facilitator: CLE Team

Program Contact: Theran Fisher, 434.924.4285 or tef4d@virginia.edu

Full Program Details

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Crucial Conversations for Managers

Date, Time & Location:

Tuesday, September 13, 8:30am – 5:00pm, 2400 Old Ivy Road, Room 189

Facilitators: Leslie Andrus, Tonia Duncan-Rivers, Patty Marbury

Description: In this class you will learn that difficult conversations are at the heart of many, if not most, chronic problems. Therefore, it is very important not to avoid these conversations, or to respond in an ineffective manner. You will learn what components make up a difficult or crucial conversation and approaches to effectively conducting these conversations with others.

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DiSC Personality Assessment for Managers

Date, Time & Location:

Thursday, March 31, 3:00pm – 5:00pm, 2400 Old Ivy Road, Room 189

Thursday, July 21, 9:00am – 11:00am, 2400 Old Ivy Road, Room 189

Facilitators: Diane Ober, Lindsey Reese

Description: Learning to adapt your leadership style based on the individual or the situation is one of the keys to a successful team. One style does not fit all. During this class you will identify your own personality style using the DiSC personality assessment. You will also practice the identification of your direct report(s) style and discuss ways to adapt to them.

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NEW! Inspire and Motivate Others

Date, Time & Location:

Tuesday, March 8, 2:00pm – 5:00pm, 2400 Old Ivy Road, Room 189

Facilitator: Theran Fisher

Description:Getting the best out of others, or even yourself, can be challenging. During this class you will learn about the leading motivation theories and models, and explore your own motivations that drive your work performance. We will then turn to learning how to discover the motivations of others and ways that you can help get the best out of your team.

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Inspiring and Engaging Employees

Date, Time & Location:

Wednesday, April 27, 9:00am – 12:00pm, 2400 Old Ivy Road, Room 189

Facilitator: Lindsey Reese

Description: Recognizing employee contributions and celebrating the values and victories is an important role a manager plays in retaining their best employees. In this class, you will learn some key reasons why employees leave and why they stay, and you will find out how important it is to build strong relationships with your employees. You will learn how to expect the best, how to personalize recognition and how to take action.

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Leading Complicated Decisions

Date, Time & Location:

Friday, October 7, 9:00am – 12:00pm, Central Grounds

Facilitator: Leslie Andrus

Description: In this class, we will provide you with tools and strategies for leading efficient and effective decision-making for complex decisions. We will explore the cultural shifts at UVA and why these shifts have made it more important for everyone in the organization to be able to make effective decisions. Through case studies and scenarios, you will learn and practice applying a framework for making complex decisions – the LEAD Model for Decision-Making.

We will also explore how personality styles impact decision-making, and discuss the importance of leveraging other styles. We will discuss seven of the common traps that should be avoided in order to make effective decisions and how to overcome these common hazards that can lead to poor decisions.

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Leading Change from the Middle

Date, Time & Location:

Friday, April 29, 9:00am – 12:00pm, 2400 Old Ivy Road, Room 134

Facilitator: Leslie Andrus

Description: You will learn strategies used by successful leaders for driving change; examine the typical stages of change; and learn strategies and tactics for helping others through the process. Come prepared to discuss a significant change in your area; we will apply these change strategies and tactics to that effort. This class combines key concepts from two classes – Driving Change and Leading Others Through Change.

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Leading Others Through Change

Date, Time & Location:

Wednesday, February 24, 9:00am – 12:00pm, Newcomb Hall, Room 481

Facilitator: Leslie Andrus

Description: As a leader, learn to help yourself and others reach for the “carrots of change” and minimize the negative effects on you and your team such as increased stress, lower performance and the departure of team members. In this class we will examine the typical stages of change and we will learn strategies for helping others through the process.

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Managing Conflict

Date, Time & Location:

Tuesday, October 25, 9:00am – 11:00am, 2400 Old Ivy Road, Room 189

Facilitator: Larisa Hinton, Lindsey Reese

Description: During this class we will identify the five common approaches to conflict and the implications of each style. You will gain an understanding of your own typical approach to conflict after completing the Thomas-Kilmann Conflict Mode assessment.

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Managing Performance

Date, Time & Location:

Wednesday, November 16, 1:00pm – 4:30pm, 2400 Old Ivy Road, Room 189

Facilitator: Christina Landes, Bobbi Thibo

Description: Successful managers understand the importance of effectively managing the performance of their direct reports. In this class, you will learn tips for communicating performance standards and for monitoring, evaluating and rewarding employee performance.

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Negotiating with Influence and Persuasion

Date, Time & Location:

Friday, June 17, 10:00am – 12:00pm, Newcomb Hall, Room 481

Facilitator: Tamara Fleming

Description: This class is designed to teach you how to move people forward to a specific organizational outcome using influence and persuasion. You will learn how to recognize that building relationships is key to influencing others; to illustrate that influence is about tactfully gaining people’s support and commitment; to help you identify and effectively use the four types of questioning techniques to facilitate negotiations; to demonstrate how to gain people’s support and commitment with the help of five key strategies; and to explain how to transform confronting interactions into collaborative problem-solving conversations.

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NEW! Organizational Excellence in Practice

Date, Time & Location:

Wednesday, March 23, 9:00am – 11:00am, 2400 Old Ivy Road, Room 134

Facilitator: Sarah Collie

Description: Organizational Excellence (OE), established in 2013 as part of the University’s Cornerstone Strategic Plan, seeks a culture of quality and improvement to enable core mission and institutional priorities. In this class, you will learn about the evolution of the formal OE program; the portfolio of institutional OE projects; and how you can apply OE principles and methodology to deliver effective, efficient processes and services. This is an advanced class designed for strategic leaders at the University committed to fostering continuous improvement, performance excellence, and innovation.

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Situational Leadership

Date, Time & Location:

Friday, July 29, 9:00am – 12:00pm, 2400 Old Ivy Road, Room 189

Facilitator: Leslie Andrus

Description: Adapting your leadership style based on the situation is an important skill while leading others. One style does not fit all. Situational Leadership® II is a model for developing people. It is a language and a strategy for providing the right amount of direction and support to the people you lead. During this course, you will gain an understanding of your own style as a leader and the negative impact of over-supervision and under-supervision on performance and morale. You will practice diagnosing others’ development levels and choosing the appropriate leadership style in response.

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Strength Deployment Inventory

Date, Time & Location:

Thursday, June 2, 9:00am – 11:00am, 2400 Old Ivy Road, Room 189

Facilitator: Patty Marbury

Description: Strength Deployment Inventory® (SDI) will provide you with meaningful insights into the motivation behind behavior, enabling you to build better relationships. In advance of this class, you will complete the SDI – a valid and reliable self–scoring assessment tool that measures an individual’s motivational value system when things are going well and when they face conflict or opposition. During the class, we will interpret the results and discuss their significance for you. With a greater understanding of motivations and how they are impacted by conflict, you will be more self-aware and able to flex your style based on the circumstance, improving your relationships.

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The Emotionally Intelligent Leader

Date, Time & Location:

Wednesday, December 7, 9:00am – 11:30am, 2400 Old Ivy Road, Room 189

Facilitator: Theran Fisher

Description: Workplace success depends not only on how smart or knowledgeable we are, but also on how well we recognize and respond to our own emotions and to the emotions of others. A person’s emotional intelligence (EQ), like his or her intellectual intelligence (IQ), both predicts and significantly contributes to an individual’s success and to the effectiveness of their groups. This class is designed to explore the various elements of Emotional intelligence. It is intended to help individuals better understand the physical nature of emotions, and how to act appropriately using the information emotions deliver.

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True North: A Personal Guide to Authentic Leadership

Date, Time & Location:

Wednesday, June 29, 9:30am – 11:00am, 2400 Old Ivy Road, Room 134

Facilitator: Tamara Fleming

Description: In this class, we will discuss Bill George’s concept of authentic leadership and outline a plan for participants to discover their own authentic leadership style, using Professor George’s book, Finding Your True North. In the book, Mr. George, a Harvard professor, provides a comprehensive and very personal program for finding leadership success. It is not necessary to have read the book. Both in-class and take-away activities to reinforce the content will be provided.

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Leading as an Individual

Leading as an Individual provides you with opportunities to develop skills that will enable you to influence and share knowledge and expertise with fellow University colleagues. Leading as an Individual focuses on developing yourself as a leader, a person, and a professional. Expand your knowledge and skills and enrich your professional and personal life through our broad selection of classes and other developmental opportunities.

Career Development: Group Learning Program

Target Audience: This program is designed for individuals interested in developing their career.

Description: This program consists of 4 three hour sessions in which various resources and strategies for developing your career are explored. In the first session you’ll use assessments to gain a clear understanding of your skills, interests and strengths. In session 2, explore UVA’s Career Compass and Job Structure and also the popular practice of informational interviewing. In session 3, you’ll construct a professional-looking resume and cover letter and discuss networking methods. The final session focuses on developing your interviewing skills and goal setting.

Class Format: This group learning program takes place over 4 weeks, 3 hours a week.

Date & Time:

Spring session: Fridays, April 15, 22, 29, May 6, 9:00am – 12:00pm

Fall session: Fridays, September 30, October 7, 14, 21, 9:00am – 12:00pm

Location: 2400 Old Ivy Road, Room 189

Facilitators: Holly Heilberg, Diane Ober

Program Contact: Holly Heilberg, 434.924.4343 or hollyh@virginia.edu

Full Program Details

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Essential Work Skills: Group Learning Program

Target Audience: This program is specifically designed for salaried support staff members who have completed at least 12 months’ service at the University and have achieved at least a rating of “Effective” in the probationary or annual performance review.

Description: This curriculum of 10 classes is designed to help employees develop the skills and competencies necessary to be successful at the University of Virginia. The focus of the training series is to enhance communication skills and to increase understanding of how the workplace operates.

Class Format: This group learning program consists of a group of employees with similar development goals that participate together and learn from each other as they build connections throughout the program. Sessions are 80% active learning consisting of group discussions and engagement in projects requiring teamwork.

Participants must be nominated by their supervisor. Please nominate staff for ONE session only.

Date & Time: Held on Wednesdays unless otherwise indicated

Spring session:
January 20, 9:00am – 12:00pm
January 27 and February 3, 8:30 – 10:30am
February 11, 9:00am – 12:00pm (Harrison Small Institute-Special Collections)
February 17, 24, March 2, 9, and 16, 8:30 – 10:30am
March 30, 9:00am – 12:45pm

Fall session:
September 7, 9:00am – 12:00pm
September 14 and 21, 8:30-10:30am
September 28 OR 29, 9:00am – 12:00pm (Harrison Small Institute-Special Collections Library
October 5, 12, 19, 26, and November 2, 8:30-10:30am
November 16, 9:00am – 1:00pm

Location: 2400 Old Ivy Road, Room 189 unless otherwise indicated

Facilitator: CLE Team

Program Contact: Diane Ober, 434.924.0362 or dwo4q@virginia.edu

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Exceptional Assistants’ Network Seminar Series: Group Learning Program

Target Audience: This program is specifically designed for employees serving in an administrative support or service role.

Description: The Exceptional Assistants’ Network Seminar Series is designed to enhance administrative skills, broaden understanding of the University culture and to introduce program graduates to a network that focuses on personal development and community service. Sessions are designed to incorporate experiential learning through exercises that expand understanding, skill, and professional competencies with special focus on organizational agility, developing self, communicating effectively, individual efficiency, quality focus, and leadership presence.

Class Format: This group learning program consists of a group of employees with similar development goals that participate together and learn from each other as they build connections throughout the program.

Date & Time:

Spring Session: Tuesdays, April 5, 12, 19, 8:30-5:00 and April 26, 11:30am – 1:30pm

Fall Session: Tuesdays, October 4, 11, 18, 8:30-5:00 and October 25, 11:30am – 1:30pm

Location: 2400 Old Ivy Road, Room 189, Days 1-3, and Newcomb Hall, Day 4

Facilitator: CLE Team

Program Contact: Tonia Duncan-Rivers, 434.924.4320 or tdd3v@virginia.edu

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Leadership Preparation: Group Learning Program

Target Audience: This program is specifically designed for individuals who are developing themselves for a potential or planned manager role in the future and who do not have direct reports or supervisory experience.

Description: The Leadership Preparation Program provides an introduction to management and an overview of some of the key leadership principles and responsibilities. Participants will work on a development plan during the program as they identify competencies and skills to focus on as they work towards a manager role.

Class Format: This group learning program consists of a group of employees with similar development goals that participate together and learn from each other as they build connections throughout the program.

Date & Time:

Spring session: Tuesdays, March 22 and 29, 9:00am – 5:00pm

Summer session: Tuesdays, June 21 and 28, 9:00am – 5:00pm

Fall session: Tuesdays, September 20 and 27, 9:00am – 5:00pm

Location: 2400 Old Ivy Road, Room 189

Facilitator: CLE Team

Program Contact: Larisa Hinton, 434.924.1012 or lek8p@virginia.edu

Full Program Details

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Resiliency: Group Learning Program

Target Audience: This program is designed for individuals interested in reframing thoughts and perspectives around challenging events.

Description: Resiliency is defined as “the process of good coping and adaptation in the face of challenge, trauma or significant source of stress”, (APA). Learn how to minimize your internal stress response to challenging events. Join this four week class to discover, practice and implement key coping tactics to build resiliency in your own life. Now is a good time to embrace and enjoy the rest of your life.

Class Format: This group learning program takes place over 4 weeks, 1.5 hours a week.

Date & Times:

Spring session: Tuesdays, March 15, 22, 29 and April 5, 3:00pm – 4:30pm

Fall session: TBD

Location: Newcomb Hall, Kaleidoscope Room

Facilitator: Anna Delong

Program Contact: Holly Heilberg, 434.924.4343 or hollyh@virginia.edu

Full Program Details

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Speaking with Impact: Group Learning Program

Target Audience: This program is open to all individuals interested in developing their communication and public speaking skills.

Description: This 4-session program is designed to move you to the next level as a speaker. The program works well for a variety of speaker levels – beginning, intermediate and advanced. Each session focuses on a specific skill set, followed by practice, feedback and group learning, all within a supportive and safe learning environment.

Class Format: This group learning program takes place over 4 weeks, 3 hours a week.

Date & Times:

Spring session: Tuesdays, February 23, March 1, 8, 15, 9:00am – 12:00pm

Fall session: Tuesdays, November 1, 8, 15, 22, 9:00am – 12:00pm

Location: 2400 Old Ivy Road, Room 189

Facilitators: Tod Cohen, Jane Fletcher, Doug Schneider

Program Contact: Holly Heilberg, 434.924.4343 or hollyh@virginia.edu

Full Program Details

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NEW! 60 Minute Skills: Coaching

Date, Time & Location:

Thursday, September 15, 4:00pm – 5:00pm, 2400 Old Ivy Road, Room 134

Facilitator: Theran Fisher

Description: The practice of professional coaching is often misunderstood and confused with other forms of professional development such as mentoring. In this class we will look at what coaching really is, how it works, and how to use it effectively.

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NEW! 60 Minute Skills: Delegating

Date, Time & Location:

Thursday, November 10, 4:00pm – 5:00pm, 2400 Old Ivy Road, Room 134

Facilitator: Theran Fisher

Description: Delegating is more than simply passing off unattractive and time consuming tasks to someone else. If done effectively, it is a strategic process. Delegating the right task to the right person, in the right style is important to the success of your team. In this class you will learn the key benefits of delegation; the attributes of an effective delegator; and the four styles of delegation and why it is important to flex your style based on the task or the individual to whom you are delegating.

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NEW! 60 Minute Skills: Effective Communication

Date, Time & Location:

Thursday, June 9, 4:00pm – 5:00pm, 2400 Old Ivy Road, Room 134

Facilitator: Theran Fisher

Description: We cannot not communicate. Yet we spend so little time thinking about our own communication style and that of those around us. In this class, you will examine your preferred communication styles and how to best meet the communication needs of those around you.

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NEW! 60 Minute Skills: Effective Feedback

Date, Time & Location:

Thursday, December 8, 4:00pm – 5:00pm, 2400 Old Ivy Road, Room 134

Facilitator: Theran Fisher

Description: Feedback is crucial to our development, yet most of us are less than great at both giving and receiving feedback. In this class we will share best practices for effective feedback as well as tips and tricks for improving the process.

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NEW! 60 Minute Skills: Ethical Leadership

Date, Time & Location:

Thursday, April 14, 4:00pm – 5:00pm, 2400 Old Ivy Road, Room 134

Facilitator: Theran Fisher

Description: “I just want to do the right thing. Wait a minute, what is the right thing?” Sound familiar? We know that leaders and managers must have integrity. Integrity is a firm adherence to a code of especially moral or ethical values. Therein lays the challenge. As leaders, we are expected to do the right thing, but how do we do the right thing when everyone’s “right thing” might be different? Join us as we explore the challenging relationship between leadership and ethics. During this class, you will learn how to respond more confidently when faced with ethical dilemmas.

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NEW! 60 Minute Skills: Helping More Things Go Right

Date, Time & Location:

Thursday, August 11, 4:00pm – 5:00pm, 2400 Old Ivy Road, Room 134

Facilitator: Theran Fisher

Description: In the fast-paced nature of today’s workplace, it is common to feel like we’re just putting out fires rather than being proactive. In this class, you will explore how to spend less time fixing things that have gone wrong and how to spend more time helping things go right.

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NEW! 60 Minute Skills: SMART Goals

Date, Time & Location:

Thursday, February 11, 4:00pm – 5:00pm, 2400 Old Ivy Road, Room 134

Facilitator: Theran Fisher

Description: Setting goals is easy, but following through and achieving those goals is a different story. This class focuses on how to set goals that are designed to support success from the onset.

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NEW! 60 Minute Skills: Steps of Change

Date, Time & Location:

Thursday, October 13, 4:00pm – 5:00pm, 2400 Old Ivy Road, Room 134

Facilitator: Theran Fisher

Description: Despite the fact that we are constantly faced with change, most of us spend our time fighting or ignoring it. In this workshop we will learn about the stages everyone goes through when experiencing change and what is needed to successfully navigate these changes.

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NEW! 60 Minute Skills: Staying Engaged

Date, Time & Location:

Thursday, May 12, 4:00pm – 5:00pm, 2400 Old Ivy Road, Room 134

Facilitator: Theran Fisher

Description: It doesn’t matter how much you enjoy your work; sometimes it’s difficult to be fully present in the office. During this class we’ll look why we become disengaged from our work and what we can do to help remain energized and excited about our jobs.

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NEW! 60 Minute Skills: Time Management

Date, Time & Location:

Thursday, March 10, 4:00pm – 5:00pm, 2400 Old Ivy Road, Room 134

Facilitator: Theran Fisher

Description: Feel like there are not enough hours in the day? Not sure how you will ever get everything done? Well, you’re not alone. During this class we will look at various tools and techniques for managing our time more effectively and making the most of the time we have.

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A Renewal Retreat for Leading a More Authentic Life

Date, Time & Location:

Friday, February 12, 9:00am – 4:00pm, Ivy Commons, A Place to Breathe

Friday, December 9, 9:00am – 4:00pm, Ivy Commons, A Place to Breathe

Facilitators: Holly Heilberg, instructors from A Place to Breathe

Description: Life demands more and more upon us leaving little time to consider the bigger picture. This retreat will allow you to step away with other like-minded people as you experience a variety of restorative practices. You will come away feeling more centered and clear about your values, goals and professional and personal mission.

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Acting Cool in Heated Situations

Date, Time & Location:

Tuesday, October 18, 9:00am – 11:00am, Central Grounds

Facilitators: Diane Ober

Description: This interactive foundational skills class is for anyone interested in learning how to handle emotionally charged situations more effectively. You will explore personal hot buttons, the circumstances that trigger them and the consequences of ignoring them. You will also learn tips for how to handle these situations.

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Active Listening

Date, Time & Location:

Tuesday, March 8, 9:00am – 12:00pm, Newcomb Hall, Room 177

Facilitator: John Lord

Description: The people who are the most effective at building relationships at work are those who are also the best listeners. In fact, listening is the linchpin to productive relationships. How ironic then, that of all the communication skills, listening is the least often taught. Yet, research confirms that it is the one communication skill most often required.

In this class, you will review the steps critical to the process of active listening and then engage in those practices in a variety of contexts. Listening is a practiced skill and it requires purpose and commitment. You will leave this session with a greater appreciation for the value of listening and you will be better prepared to be an effective listener.

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An Experiential Session at Poplar Ridge

Date, Time & Location:

Friday, May 13, 8:30am – 12:30pm, Poplar Ridge

Friday, September 16, 8:30am – 12:30pm, Poplar Ridge

Facilitators: Poplar Ridge Staff

Description: Career development is about networking with others, moving outside your comfort zone and taking incremental risks. This outdoor recreation experience will offer low-risk activities or a chance to experience a high-risk challenge (only if you choose). You will return to work more confident, enthusiastic and ready to take on new challenges in your life.

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Assertive Communication: How to Ask for What You Want

Date, Time & Location:

Friday, September 16, 9:00am – 12:00pm, 2400 Old Ivy Road, Room 189

Facilitator: John Lord

Description: Do you struggle saying what you need to say, especially when having to confront someone about their behavior or attitude and its effect on you? If so, you are not alone. Yet, our effectiveness in building productive, lasting relationships with others often hinges on our ability and comfort having difficult conversations about things that matter.

Assertive communication is an effective way of affirming want you want while being respectful and understanding of others. When we shy away from expressing our needs and wants, we often end up feeling frustrated and resentful. Or worse, pent up feelings and issues can lead to unintended outbursts of anger which only damage relationships.

Assertiveness provides a means to confront issues and state your views and needs clearly without being aggressive or placing others on the defensive. This class is designed to help you recognize opportunities to appropriately apply assertiveness in every day interaction.

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Bridging the Generation Gap

Date, Time & Location:

Tuesday, February 16, 9:00am – 11:00am, Newcomb Hall, Room 481

Thursday, October 6, 9:00am – 11:00am, 2400 Old Ivy Road, Room 134

Facilitator: Diane Ober

Description: In our diverse workplace, there are people from many different generations. Each generation has a rich past and a unique set of perspectives. During this class we will look at various historical markers for each generation and discuss how those experiences often lead to differences in the workplace. We will also explore ways that each of us can help bridge the generation gap to build stronger relationships at work.

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NEW! Career Tool Kit Essentials

Date, Time & Location:

Tuesday, April 26, 9:00am – 11:00am, 2400 Old Ivy Road, Room 189

Facilitator: Janet Turner-Giles

Description: What’s in your career tool kit? We will discuss essential tools needed to position you for continued success at UVA.

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Creating a Strengths-based Career

Date, Time & Location:

Wednesday, April 20, 1:30pm – 4:30pm, 2400 Old Ivy Road, Room 189

Facilitator: Holly Heilberg

Description: Your greatest potential for growth is in the area of your greatest strength. In this session you will explore a list of 34 core talents and identify those that are unique and enduring. With this information you will be able to identify opportunities and strategies for creating a stronger and more satisfying career.

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Crucial Conversations

Date, Time & Location:

Wednesday, April 6, 9:00am – 5:00pm, 2400 Old Ivy Road, Room 189

Thursday, December 1, 9:00am – 5:00pm, 2400 Old Ivy Road, Room 189

Facilitators: Leslie Andrus, Tonia Duncan-Rivers, Patty Marbury

Description: In this class you will learn that difficult conversations are at the heart of many, if not most, chronic problems. Therefore, it is important not to avoid these conversations, or to respond in an ineffective manner. You will learn what components make up a difficult or crucial conversation and approaches to effectively conducting these conversations with others.

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Developing Your Leadership Brand

Date, Time & Location:

Tuesday, February 9, 9:00am – 11:00am, 2400 Old Ivy Road, Room 189

Facilitator: Carolyn Cullen

Description: What is a personal leadership brand and why is it important? Learn how to take your identified leadership strengths and gaps to the next level by developing your leadership brand. Determine what you want to be known for, and develop the self-awareness to translate from intention to strategy. Understand the impact your leadership brand has on your job. Through classroom instruction, group discussion and individual reflection, learn how to create the leadership impact you desire.

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DiSC Personality Assessment

Date, Time & Location:

Wednesday, September 28, 2:00pm – 4:00pm, 2400 Old Ivy Road, Room 189

Facilitator: Tonia Duncan-Rivers

Description: DiSC is a personal assessment tool used to improve work productivity, teamwork and communication.Increase your self-knowledge and learn how you respond to conflict, what motivates you, what causes you stress and how you solve problems based on your personality style.

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Emotional Intelligence

Date, Time & Location:

Wednesday, June 15, 9:00am – 12:00pm, 2400 Old Ivy Road, Room 189

Facilitator: Theran Fisher

Description: Workplace success depends not only on how smart or knowledgeable you are, but also on how well you recognize and respond to your own emotions and to the emotions of others. Your emotional intelligence (EQ), like your intellectual intelligence (IQ), contributes to your success and to the effectiveness of your groups. This class is designed to explore the various elements of Emotional Intelligence and intended to help you understand the physical nature of emotions and how to act appropriately.

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Empowered Me

Date, Time & Location:

Friday, February 26, 9:00am – 11:00am, 2400 Old Ivy Road, Room 189

Facilitator: Anna DeLong

Description: Often when we feel trapped or stuck in a negative cycle it is because we are locked into a frame of mind which highlights only what is outside of our control. Just as it is naturally human to be imperfect, it is naturally human to have trigger points that get on our last nerve and set the stage for us to react in ways that perpetuate the very cycle we wish to break. There is great wisdom in learning how to focus on what is within our control when facing challenges. How we choose to respond and what we choose to focus on does indeed make a difference.

If you are interested in learning how to shift your mindset, how to focus on what is within your control, and experience more success is breaking free from patterns and cycles you feel are unhelpful in your life, consider joining this class. We will discuss tools and tactics to create an empowered perspective, identify realistic expectations and goals, and begin to understand how our peace, happiness and successes are ultimately impacted by our own choices, words and actions.

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Getting Comfortable at the Lectern

Date, Time & Location:

Tuesdays, January 26 & February 2, 9:00am – 12:00pm, 2400 Old Ivy Road, Room 189

Wednesdays, June 22 & June 29, 9:00am – 12:00pm, 2400 Old Ivy Road, Room 189

Facilitator: Jane Fletcher, Doug Schneider

Description: If you are one of those people who are scared of public speaking, this two half-day class provides an easy and non-threatening option to help you overcome this fear. This includes anyone who avoids public speaking at all costs or anyone who does presentations as part of the job, but don’t feel comfortable and don’t enjoy it. So, if you get a stomach ache when you look at your calendar and see you have an upcoming presentation, this is the class for you!

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How to Create a Partnership with Your Manager

Date, Time & Location:

Wednesday, April 20, 9:00am – 11:00am, 2400 Old Ivy Road, Room 189

Monday, October 10, 2:30pm – 4:30pm, 2400 Old Ivy Road, Room 189

Facilitator: Carolyn Cullen

Description: Have you ever just not clicked with your manager? Even if things are going well, they could always be better. In this class, you’ll learn why you should try to create a partnership with your manager, as well as how to go about doing so. We’ll help you identify your dominant behavior style and show you how that style impacts your interactions with your manager. Through classroom instruction, group discussion and individual reflection, you will learn how to create an effective partnership to help you move the relationship in the right direction.

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Leading as a Team Member

Date, Time & Location:

Thursday, July 14, 9:00am – 11:00am, 2400 Old Ivy Road, Room 189

Facilitator: Lindsey Reese

Description: Today’s teams are expected to produce more than ever before, faster than ever before. This class is designed to help individuals understand the role they play on a team, based on his or her behavior style. You will also identify typical challenges that teams may encounter, discuss ways to overcome these challenges, and learn the habits of effective team players.

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Making the Leap from Peer to Manager

Date, Time & Location:

Thursday, March 31, 9:00am – 11:30am, 2400 Old Ivy Road, Room 189

Tuesday, October 4, 9:00am – 11:30am, Central Grounds

Facilitator: Leslie Andrus

Description: Transitioning from a peer to a manager can be an exciting and challenging opportunity. This class helps you identify actions you can take to position yourself for success as a manager. You’ll also learn tips on how to interact with your former peers after you step into a manager role.

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Multicultural Fluency

Date, Time & Location:

Thursday, March 10, 9:00am – 11:00am, Newcomb Hall, Kaleidoscope Room

Tuesday, November 15, 3:00pm – 5:00pm, 2400 Old Ivy Road, Room 189

Facilitators: John Alexander, Tabitha Enoch, Shraddha Prasad

Description: This class leads to an increased personal investment in understanding and engaging in diversity and inclusion at UVA. The class includes 30 minutes of pre-work of reading, watching a video, and reflecting followed by an in-class workshop. This experiential, lively class creates a safe space for learning more about you, others, and the culture of diversity at UVA.

Registration closes one week prior to the class. Pre-work will be emailed to all registrants.

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Productive Responses to Change

Date, Time & Location:

Wednesday, January 27, 9:00am – 11:00am, 2400 Old Ivy Road, Room 134

Tuesday, November 15, 9:00am – 11:00am, 2400 Old Ivy Road, Room 134

Facilitator: Leslie Andrus

Description: Change is inevitable in life, both personally and professionally. Understanding what happens to us as change occurs and being able to anticipate and use change to our own and our team’s benefit is crucial. This class explores the stages of change and provides tools to handle change in a productive manner.

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Professional Development

Date, Time & Location:

Friday, January 29, 9:00am – 10:30am, 2400 Old Ivy Road, Room 134

Friday, February 26, 9:00am – 10:30am, Newcomb Hall, Room 376

Friday, March 25, 9:00am – 10:30am, 2400 Old Ivy Road, Room 134

Friday, April 22, 9:00am – 10:30am, Newcomb Hall, Room 376

Friday, May 27, 9:00am – 10:30am, 2400 Old Ivy Road, Room 134

Friday, June 24, 9:00am – 10:30am, Newcomb Hall, Room 376

Friday, July 22, 9:00am – 10:30am, 2400 Old Ivy Road, Room 134

Friday, August 26, 9:00am – 10:30am, Central Grounds

Friday, September 23, 9:00am – 10:30am, 2400 Old Ivy Road, Room 134

Friday, October 28, 9:00am – 10:30am, Central Grounds

Friday, November 18, 9:00am – 10:30am, 2400 Old Ivy Road, Room 134

Facilitator: Holly Heilberg

Description: If you are looking for ways to develop your career and meet new people throughout the University, this is the place to start. You will have the opportunity to discuss your career questions and concerns in a conversational, confidential and comfortable setting and learn about strategies and resources for developing your career. In addition, there will be an HR Consultant available to provide one-on-one resume critiques on a first come/first serve basis.

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Professional Development for the Introvert

Date, Time & Location:

Thursday, December 8, 9:00am – 12:00pm, 2400 Old Ivy Road, Room 189

Facilitators: Holly Heilberg, Diane Ober

Description: If you are an introvert you may find that personal networking and socializing can deplete your energy and make it difficult to use traditional or extroverted ways of developing your career.

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Resume Writing Workshop

Date, Time & Location:

Tuesday, November 8, 1:30pm – 4:30pm, 2400 Old Ivy Road, Room 136

Facilitator: Lindsey Reese

Description:In this workshop, you will learn about the important elements of a highly effective resume and cover letter. You will also have the opportunity to work on your resume in a computer lab and receive feedback and suggestions to help you create a current and winning resume.

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Respect@UVA: A Caring Community Starts with Me

Date, Time & Location:

2015: December 8, 9:00 – 11:30am, 2400 Old Ivy Road, Room 189

Monday, February 15, 2:00pm – 4:30pm, 2400 Old Ivy Road, Room 189

Friday, March 18, 9:00am – 11:30am, 2400 Old Ivy Road, Room 189

Monday, April 18, 2:00pm – 4:30pm, 2400 Old Ivy Road, Room 189

Friday, May 20, 9:00am – 11:30am, 2400 Old Ivy Road, Room 189

Thursday, June 23, 9:00am – 11:30am, 2400 Old Ivy Road, Room 189

Wednesday, July 20, 9:00am – 11:30am, 2400 Old Ivy Road, Room 189

Wednesday, August 17, 2:00pm – 4:30pm, 2400 Old Ivy Road, Room 189

Friday, September 23, 9:00am – 11:30am, 2400 Old Ivy Road, Room 189

Friday, October 21, 9:00am – 11:30am, 2400 Old Ivy Road, Room 134

Monday, November 21, 2:00pm – 4:30pm, 2400 Old Ivy Road, Room 189

Friday, December 9, 9:00am – 11:30am, 2400 Old Ivy Road, Room 189

Facilitator: CLE Team

Description: Respect@UVA: A Caring Community Starts with Me offers you the opportunity to learn about the University’s commitment to a Caring Community of Dignity and Respect – what respectful behavior and disrespectful behavior look like in the workplace; what you can do if you are the target of disrespectful behavior, if you are accused of disrespectful behavior, or if you are a witness to disrespectful behavior. In this class, you will also learn about the University’s respectful workplace guidelines, resources to help teach and reinforce respectful behaviors and the Respect@UVA incident-reporting system. Learn what it takes to build and maintain a respectful workplace at UVA and be part of a caring community!

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NEW! Shared Leadership

Date, Time & Location:

Monday, February 22, 1:00pm – 3:00pm, 2400 Old Ivy Road, Room 189

Friday, October 28, 9:00am – 11:00am, Central Grounds

Facilitator: Diane Ober

Description: Shared leadership is not based on power that comes from title, position or organizational authority. Shared leadership views each individual as able to contribute in significant ways to the mission of the institution.

This class includes one hour of pre-work of reading, videos and written self-reflection, followed by in-class instruction. Content for the class includes an exploration of the concept of shared leadership, a review of UVA’s “Leadership Presence” competency, a shared leadership self-assessment, and a personal plan for leadership growth.

Registration closes one week prior to the class to allow time for pre-work. Pre-work instructions will be emailed to all registrants.

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NEW! Social Intelligence

Date, Time & Location:

Tuesday, May 24, 9:00am – 12:00pm, 2400 Old Ivy Road, Room 189

Facilitator: Tonia Duncan-Rivers

Description: Why do some succeed in social situations while other equally intelligent people appear to struggle? The answer is Social Intelligence, the complex set of abilities and awareness that determines how we relate to others. Why are you successful in some relationships yet find others to be uncomfortable or even toxic? In this class you will learn to assess and refine your Social Intelligence. You will learn to identify a broad range of emotional and thinking styles in others. This class will help you succeed in social situations that have been troubling to you. (Note: Social Intelligence complements Crucial Conversations)

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Stress Management

Date, Time & Location:

Tuesday, May 3, 9:00am – 11:00am, 2400 Old Ivy Road, Room 189

Friday, November 4, 9:00am – 11:00am, 2400 Old Ivy Road, Room 189

Facilitator: Rebecca Mason

Description: Most of us find it difficult to reduce and control stress especially during times of rapid change, increasing job pressures, family demands and personal frustrations. This class is designed to help you understand a variety of methods to manage stress ranging from simple to complex, and how to choose the best method for a particular stressor. The class includes practical exercises to help you begin to use new strategies in your daily lives.

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The Art of Excellent Customer Service

Date, Time & Location:

Friday, March 25, 9:00am – 12:00pm, 2400 Old Ivy Road, Room 189

Facilitator: Suzanne Bombard

Description: Good customer service is more than good manners. It is ensuring that the proper relationship is established with the customer from the start. In this class you will learn that good customer service is predicated on good communication. You will also learn how to employ the mechanics of good customer service to ensure effective delivery of service to the customer at all times.

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The Art of Interviewing

Date, Time & Location:

Thursday, April 7, 9:00am – 12:00pm, 2400 Old Ivy Road, Room 189

Thursday, November 10, 9:00am – 12:00pm, Central Grounds

Facilitators: Holly Heilberg

Description: Learn about the different types of interviews and the stages of an effective interview; gain an understanding of behavioral interviewing and apply and practice these skills during the session.  NOTE: This session is designed for employees who want to learn interviewing skills and not for Managers who are involved in interviewing.

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Time Management: Prioritizing Life & Work

Date, Time & Location:

Wednesday, September 21, 1:30pm – 4:30pm, 2400 Old Ivy Road, Room 189

Facilitator: Tonia Duncan-Rivers

Description: You have 24 hours per day, 168 hours per week, but where does your time go? What’s stopping you from being more productive? In this class you will identify your top three time robbers and your barriers to effective time management. We will discuss strategies for self-improvement and learn how to deal with interruptions, procrastination and disorganization. Come explore strategies for self-improvement and become more efficient and effective in your life and at work.

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Understanding Your Story: Pearson Marr Archetype Indicator (PMAI)

Date, Time & Location:

Tuesday, December 6, 9:00am – 12:00pm, 2400 Old Ivy Road, Room 189

Facilitator: Tonia Duncan-Rivers

Description: If you listen to a conversation you will find that the majority of what is said is in the form of stories. Carl Jung, a founding father of modern psychology, contributed to our understanding of these stories through the concept of the archetype—recurring stories, patterns or forms that give life and its experiences meaning and context.

The PMAI® (Pearson-Marr Archetype Indicator®) is the world’s first scientifically validated archetype assessment tool, and it opens a window into the patterns of our unconscious stories and provides a path to self-understanding. Once we are aware of the archetypes that are active in our lives, we can decide how and when to use them, and which ones may need nurturing or further development. Created by Carol Pearson, Ph.D., and Hugh Marr, Ph.D., the PMAI instrument does for archetypes what the MBTI® instrument does for psychological type; it makes the theory clear and applicable for everyday life.

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Using LinkedIn for Professional Development and Networking

Date, Time & Location:

Friday, April 1, 9:00am – 12:00pm, 2400 Old Ivy Road, Room 136

Friday, November 4, 9:00am – 12:00pm, 2400 Old Ivy Road, Room 136

Facilitator: Heather Palmer

Description: This class will introduce the use of LinkedIn as a venue for professional development and networking. You will have the opportunity to work in a computer lab to create or update a LinkedIn account and to navigate the various features.

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NEW! Using Photography to Gain a New Perspective on Leadership

Date, Time & Location:

Tuesday, June 14, 9:00am – 12:00pm, 2400 Old Ivy Road, Room 189

Facilitator: Tod Cohen

Description: How can becoming a better photographer make you a better leader? Photography is a wonderful craft that combines technique and creativity. It shows us new ways to see the world by developing decision-making and interaction skills.

Using your own digital camera or smartphone camera, this class shows you how to rethink your approach as a photographer that can expand your capacity as a leader. You’ll discover how to present ideas with impact and inspire others in new and creative ways.

Tod Cohen is a highly regarded photographer who provides this class to other organizations and professional conferences.

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Where is Your Career Compass Leading You?

Date, Time & Location:

Tuesday, February 16, 9:00am – 12:00pm, 2400 Old Ivy Road, Room 189

Facilitator: Holly Heilberg

Description: We all have unique skills, strengths, preferences and values. This class allows you to explore and identify these enduring traits through a variety of assessments and activities. The goal will be to create the ideal job description that will propel you towards a fulfilling career and guide your next steps towards reaching your North Star.

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General Educational Development (GED) and English as a Second Language (ESL)

Description: University Human Resources partners with Charlottesville Adult Learning Center to offer employees the opportunity to attend General Educational Development (GED) and English as a Second Language (ESL) classes during work time.

Charlottesville Adult Learning Center also holds day and evening classes at their center on Second Street.

Currently, all UVA classes are held for employees of the Facilities Management. They are administered by HR contact, Rebecca Leinen rrl8n@virginia.edu. If you are an employee or manager from a department other than Facilities Management and Student Housing, please contact Diane Ober at dwo4q@virginia.edu or 434-924-0362.

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E-Learning

The Center for Leadership Excellence provides a variety of computer and web-based learning courses. These courses are self-paced and flexible to work with your schedule. Our Systems, Professional E-learning, and Skillsoft options offer convenient ways for you to develop your career and get the training you need.

UVA Systems E-Learning

Systems E-learning provides training toolkits, documentation, and workshops for University enterprise applications, Jobs@UVA, Lead@UVA, and other computer applications.

Employee Self-Service

Manager Self-Service

Security Awareness

Hoos Making a Safer Community at UVA

Log into Integrated System to take the Emergency Prepared training and Integrated System HR and Finance and Student Information System courses

 

UVA Professional E-Learning

Performance Management Series: Learn more about the UVA performance management process through our four short, self-paced modules that provide a basic overview

Goals & Competencies

Self-Evaluation and Ratings

Ongoing Coaching and Feedback

The Calibration Process

 

Skillsoft E-Learning

The CLE provides full access to Business courseware and Desktop Computing courseware through Skillsoft, online training for UVA systems, and UVA professional training.

Get started today!

 

Lynda.com

Lynda.com offers current UVA students, faculty, and staff free access to over 3,500 video courses. Take advantage of this online learning opportunity!

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Systems and Technical Training

Systems and technical training provides training toolkits, documentation, and workshops for University enterprise applications, Jobs@UVA, Lead@UVA, and other computer applications.

Integrated System (HR/Finance)

Student Information System

Computer Applications Training

Lead@UVA

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