Announcing the Spring 2020 NextStep Application – Now Open!

Next Step is accepting department applications for Spring 2020 now through November 17th.

Next Step is an on-campus paid internship that bridges the college to career transition through practical workshops focused on resume-building experience, career preparation and self-discovery.

 

“Applying to this internship has been one of my best decisions. It has given me the experience and the flexibility to work while I study.”

– Keila Gonzalez

Next step focuses on developing the students’ core competencies, including: Critical thinking/problem solving, teamwork/collaboration, leadership, career management, oral/written communications, digital technology, professionalism/work ethic, and global/intercultural fluency.

*Students had until November 10th to submit their application for the Spring semester.

Please visit our webpage or for more information please contact Megan Hemann at jakelm@umsl.edu.

UMSL Engagement Week | Month of Giving

The University of MissouriSt. Louis has a strong and enduring commitment to civic engagement and service to the community. In fact, our campus is recognized as a Community Engaged University by the Carnegie Foundation.

Our Community Collaborations website provides information on a wide variety of activities and opportunities for students, staff, faculty and the community to learn more about community engagement at UMSL and find ways to be involved. For more information, or to share ideas, please contact 314-516-5267.

“The Engaged University” Presentation / UM Chancellors Panel

Wednesday, October 23 at 10AM to 11:45AM, MSC – Century Room A

Dr. Robert Jones, chancellor of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, will present “The Engaged University,” followed by a panel discussion, “The Role of Engagement in Today’s Public Universities.” Panelist include UMSL Interim-Chancellor Kristin Sobolik with the chancellors of the UM System’s three other universities. This event is sponsored by Missouri 100. The program takes place in Columbia, but will be simulcast for the UMSL audience at https://muextensionway.missouri.edu/engagement-week-livestreams/.

All events for the week can be found on the Community Collaborations website.

 

Keep Calm & Read On

Your Brain at Work

Nothing says summer like sun, sand, and a good book. The following is available in myLearn from the Experience Visionaries Summer Reading List.

Your Brain at Work: Strategies for Overcoming Distraction,
Regaining Focus, and Working Smarter All Day Long
By: David Rock
Recommended by Karalyn Smith, Chief People Officer at Sephora

Smith is a big believer in David Rock’s work and explains that he “has made the neuroscience of leadership really attainable.” In this book, Rock assures us that despite the endless meetings, Slack messages, and other distractions of the modern workplace, it’s possible to perform your best amid the chaos. Peek into your work-brain and learn how to increase your focus, think creatively, give better feedback, and so much more with this read.

About the Author

David Rock is a consultant and leadership coach who advises corporations around the world. The author of Coaching with the Brain in Mind, Quiet Leadership, and Personal Best, he is the CEO of Results Coaching Systems, a leading global consulting and coaching organization. He is on the advisory board of the international business school CIMBA and the cofounder of the NeuroLeadership Institute and Summit. He lives in Sydney, Australia, and New York City.

 

Award-winning CEO to Speak at Focus on the Future (6/4/2019)

We’re excited to announce a unique opportunity to learn from an award-winning CEO and the global expert in The Language of Leadership, Krister Ungerböck, at our Staff Enrichment Day on June 4th, 2019. We are only two weeks away, so be sure to register via myLearn for 25 wellness points.

Please take a moment to view a preview of the inspiring message that Krister will be sharing with us.

Prior to retiring at age 42, Krister led one of the largest family-owned software companies in the world. As a coach to CEOs and their highest potential leaders, Krister helps great leaders craft the words they use in high-stakes conversations, the million-dollar conversations that can make their year or their career, as well as the countless thousand-dollar conversations those leaders have every day.

Krister is passionate about sharing the leadership and communication secrets that his team used to win 5 consecutive Top Workplace awards and achieve remarkable employee engagement levels of 99.3%.

Krister’s upcoming book, The Language of Leadership: Words to Transform How We Lead, Live and Love will be published next year.

You can follow Krister on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

Register for Focus on the Future: June 4, 2019

Registration for the 2019 Focus on the Future: Staff Enrichment is now open!
Register for Focus on the Future (004)
Check out our great sessions below, and click on the above link for instructions on howto register today.
* Wellness Points can be earned for each event, up to 100 points total (points can take up to 1 month to be entered at the System level).

Schedule:

Session:  Happiness – Health Session
Time: 8:30 am – 9:30 am
Speakers:  Mandy Schick, UM System Wellness
Description:  Tips and tricks to becoming a happier healthier person
Wellness Points:  25 (attendance tracked)
Location: RWC Studio 4

Session:  Language of Leadership
Time: 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Speakers:  Krister Ungerbock, CEO and global leadership expert
Description:  A presentation on relationships and leadership
Wellness Points:  25 (attendance tracked)
Location: JC Penney Auditorium

Session:  Up Your Social Media Game
Time: 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Speakers:  Judith Kaplan and Jessica Rogen, UMSL Marketing & Communications
Description:  Learn how to optimize your social media strategy
Wellness Points:  25 (attendance tracked)
Location: MSC Century Room A

Session:  Building a Budget
Time: 1:30 am – 2:30 pm
Speakers:  Craig Fischer, Fidelity Investments
Description:  Identify best practices to create and maintain your budget
Wellness Points:  25 (attendance tracked)
Location: MSC Century Room C

Session:  UMSL Hidden Gems Campus Tour
Time: 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Speakers:  Welcome Center Tour Guides
Description:  Join an exciting scavenger hunt guided across campus
Wellness Points:  25 (attendance tracked)
Location: Meet in front of the Welcome Center in the MSC

***And don’t forget the FOOD TRUCKS AND RESOURCE FAIR
Enjoy food from trucks like Bombay Food Junkies, Sweet Divine and The Southern
Time: 12 pm – 1:30 pm
Location:  Lot C

Save the Date: Focus on the Future


Save the Date:  June 4th, 2019

This staff enrichment conference is all about YOU!
Attend sessions focused on  professional and personal development.

Look for an email from UMSL Staff Association at the end of April 2019, for more information and to register for sessions!

myLearn Event – Total Leadership: Be a Better Leader, Have a Richer Life

Tuesday May 14, 2019 @ 11:00 AM CDT

Drawing on decades of research, teaching, and practice in many organizations around the world – as detailed in his best-selling book “Total Leadership: Be a Better Leader, Have a Richer Life” – Stewart Friedman persuasively shows us how we don’t have to make trade-offs between life’s most important domains, and certainly not as often as we think. Join this myLearn event to find out how Friedman provides a proven blueprint for becoming a more successful leader in all four domains of life: work, home, community and self (mind, body and spirit).  Be a part of this enriching live myLearn event.

myLearn Spotlight: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing

Date: Tuesday Apr 16 10:00:00 CDT 2019 Central Daylight Time

We all know that timing is everything. Trouble is, we don’t know much about timing itself. In this provocative and entertaining live event presentation, offered through myLearn, multiple New York Times bestselling author Daniel Pink will show that timing is a really a science – one we can use to make smarter decisions, enhance our productivity, and boost the performance of our organizations.

Next Step Student Internship Program Accepting Applications

Next Step is now accepting both Student and Department applications for the Spring 2019 semester.  Applications will be accepted from 11/5/2018 – 11/23/2018.

UMSL’s Next Step, formerly known as the Student Plus Program, is an on-campus experiential learning program that allows students to gain knowledge through university departments, become more engaged with the campus community and enhance their knowledge, skills and abilities.  Next Step also places its main focus on degree completion.

The paid internship program bridges college to career transition through practical workshops focused on resume-building experience, career preparation and self-discovery.  Focused on developing the students’ core competencies, Next Step includes: Critical thinking/problem solving, teamwork/collaboration, leadership, career management, oral/written communications, digital technology, professionalism/work ethic, and global/intercultural fluency.

The placement of students within departments depends upon two things: What kind of experience the student is wanting to gain and the needs of the department.  Students will be able to work an average of 28 hours a week.

More information on how to apply, for both students and departments, is provided on the Next Step Program web page.

Apply Now for Social Justice Mediation Training!

Registration is now available for our annual Social Justice Mediation Training, hosted by the University of Missouri System Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Columbia, MO on January 2-4 and 7-8, 2019.

The training is open to all University employees from across the UM System. Please promote this to those staff and faculty who may be interested in a great professional development opportunity!

Applicants must complete the online application by November 5, 2018.

Training overview

January 2-4 and 7-8 , 2019 MU Student Center Room 2205 A&B 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. for all five days. Continue reading “Apply Now for Social Justice Mediation Training!”