Congratulations to the 2018 UMSL ALDP Participants!

The University of Missouri System Dr. Elson S. Floyd Administrative Leadership Development Program (ALDP) is a prestigious program that provides professional development opportunities and ongoing support to administrative leaders on all campuses system-wide.  The ALDP is respected as a proving ground where emerging and current leaders alike can expand and refine their leadership skills, with a focus on building the foundation for a robust teaching and learning environment. Continue reading “Congratulations to the 2018 UMSL ALDP Participants!”

myLearn Spotlight

Each month, myLearn Spotlight will highlight an upcoming development opportunity offered through myLearn, UM’s online learning and performance support offered through myHR . This online tool is part of an ongoing commitment to the continuing development of faculty and staff. myLearn offers training resources in many areas, from highly technical topics to software application instruction, from business skills development to legal compliance awareness.  With myLearn, you have thousands of professional and personal development tools at your fingertips, on demand any time.

For example, you can join the upcoming Live Event, “Creating Order Out of Chaos–Staying Afloat in a World of Too Much to Do,” where David Allen, founder of his own management consulting, coaching and training company, explains the five critical steps for getting anything more in control and focused.  David will pass on many techniques that anyone can implement immediately, to gain greater stability, clarity, and, (yes!) time to engage with what really matters!

myPerformance Employee Training

The Human Resources office would like to help you make the most of the myPerformance appraisal process, which will open in March.  We are providing training on perfecting your self-appraisal, the first step in the myPerformance process.

This training will cover the following:

* Timeline for the process this year
* Calibration – the process and the benefits
* Evaluation criteria
*Beneficial documentation
*Scenarios – Understanding the rating scale

Enroll in a session through myLearn using the link below:
UMSL Performance Employee Sessions

Focus on the Future Staff Enrichment – Save the Date!

March 27 – March 29

Staff Enrichment provides an opportunity for continued professional and personal development for all UMSL staff.  The broad range of session topics offered by skilled presenters allows you to focus on specific areas of interest, both personal and professional.  We encourage everyone to take advantage of this opportunity for growth.  Online registration will become available at the end of February.

UMSL Employee Discount on Computer Education & Training Center Classes

All university staff and faculty receive a 50% discount off computer classes held at the Computer Education & Training Center (CETC). Whether you are part-time or full-time, the CETC will help you stay current with computer technology. Investing a day to learn the features and options of computer software will help you be more productive on the job.

Classes vary from data analysis & spreadsheets to document management & reports to graphics & web development. Classes at CETC include Excel, PivotTables, Tableau, SQL, Access, SharePoint, PowerPoint, Python, and R.  See the full list of CETC classes.

Email or call 314-984-9000 for more information on the CETC classes and how to receive your 50% discount.

Leaders are Readers: What are you reading?

Harry Truman famously said that “Not all readers are leaders but all leaders are readers.”

myLEARN is a rich source of thousands of books (print and audio), videos, online and instructor-led courses that are available free and on-demand to UMSL employees. Many of these resources count towards Continuing Professional Education credits to maintain professional certifications.  Need points for the wellness incentive?  myLearn courses count! Need to develop specific leadership competency?  Find myLEARN resources specific to each competency. Need a topic for a lunch and learn? You guessed it, it’s in myLEARN!  So whether you’re advancing your own leadership journey or your team’s, start with myLEARN.