Professional Development

New Leaders Invited to Orientation

The University’s newest leaders are invited to attend a New Leader Orientation (NLO) workshop, sponsored by Workforce Engagement and Development, on Tuesday, November 17 at the Newman Alumni Center from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. This one-day session will give new leaders the opportunity to learn about the university’s leadership expectations and strategies for successfully transitioning into leadership at the U. They will explore the processes and resources needed to lead their teams and manage day-to-day operations. Whether you have just joined UM or worked here previously and have been promoted into a manager position, the information covered in NLO will help you navigate your way through the transition.

To register, visit ulearn.miami.edu .

  • Click on the “Search Catalog” icon
  • Type in ‘New Leader Orientation’ into the blank search field and click ‘Search’
  • Upon selecting the course, scroll down to register for the November 17 date
  • Click ‘Request’

This workshop is recommended for managers who have been in their position for six months or less. Space is limited. For more information, contact Workforce Engagement and Development at 305-284-1190.

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Women in Tech Careers Discuss 
’Make a Living, Have a Life’ on September 15

According to a study released this year by the American Association of University Women, the percentage of computing jobs held by women fell in 2013 to just 26 percent, down from 35 percent in 1990. Panelists from academia and industry will discuss the challenges women in tech careers face today, and how to resolve them on Tuesday, September 15, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Toppel Career Center Loft, 5225 Ponce De Leon Boulevard, on the Coral Gables campus.

The Women in Tech Careers panelists will outline their paths to success and engage the audience in a constructive discussion on steps that can be taken to increase future prospects for girls and women interested in tech careers. They include:

Benoit Wirz, director of Venture Investments at the Knight Foundation

Claire Marrero, CEO of The Talent Source and president of ITWomen

Lynn Cherny, Visiting Knight Chair for the Center for Communication, Culture and Change, University of Miami School of Communication

Rebekah Monson, vice president/product of The New Tropic

Christine Lisetti, associate professor of computer science, School of Computing and Information Sciences, Florida International University

Brian Reece, associate director of assessment and communication at UM’s Toppel Career Center

The panel, which will be moderated by Sawsan Khuri, director of engagement for the UM Center for Computational Science, is sponsored by UM’s Center for Computational Science; the UM College of Arts & Sciences Women’s and Gender Studies Program and Department of Computer Science; and the Toppel Career Center. The discussion will open with an icebreaker game designed by UM’s Lien Tran, assistant professor of communication, who teaches interaction, digital, game, and Web design. A networking reception will immediately follow.

To attend, please register online. For more information, visit: http://ccs.miami.edu.

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