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Sign Up for Free Planner Training on March 2

Trying to take the chaos out of project planning and add more structure to team collaboration? If so, Microsoft Planner is a useful tool for your work life. Planner helps workgroups create shared plans (projects), assign tasks, and set deadlines. It also provides ways to visually organize and track your team’s progress with tools such as charts and visual dashboards. Plus, Microsoft Office works with Planner to assist in communication among team members and scheduling important events.

Interested? This course is offered on Thursday, March 2, from 10 a.m.-12 p.m., on the Miller School campus (Dominion Tower, room 1003A). Sign up for this free, two-hour, instructor-led training offered by University of Miami Information Technology (UMIT) in ULearn (ulearn.miami.eduby searching for the keyword “Planner.”

Additional courses are currently available featuring a number of applications. To view the entire course catalog, visit the UMIT training website.

 

 

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2016 Engagement Survey: Enroll in a Free Gallup Webinar on Creating an Engaging Workplace

This past fall, faculty and staff had the opportunity to participate in the Gallup engagement survey. In the coming weeks, the University will release  the organizational-level survey results. The results will provide each of us with the opportunity to learn more about what we’re doing well, and areas of improvement. Following the release of the results, each person will be encouraged to choose “one thing” to work on this year to help improve their work environment. To learn more about workplace engagement, the University is offering a free Gallup Webinar on Friday February 24, from 12 to 1 p.m. The Creating an Engaging Workplace webinar reviews how employee engagement is everyone’s responsibility. Employees will learn their role in the engagement process, and how they can take action to support it. To enroll, visit Ulearn.miami.edu and search for “Creating an Engaging Workplace

Space is limited so you are encouraged to sign up early.  If you have any questions, or to learn more about the Gallup engagement survey and results email engagementsurvey@miami.edu.

 

 

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Ready to Teach a Group Fitness Class? Audition at UM’s Wellness Centers

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (February 8, 2017)—Think you have what it takes to teach a group exercise fitness class? The Patti and Allan Herbert Wellness Center and the UHealth Fitness & Wellness Center are holding open auditions for instructors for all group exercise positions: sculpt, cardio, mat Pilates, reformer Pilates, studio cycling, yoga, dance fitness/Zumba, and kickboxing. Open auditions are on Thursday, February 23 at the Herbert Wellness Center and Friday, February 24 at the UHealth Fitness & Wellness Center. Both members and non-members are invited to audition.

“We are looking for excited, skilled and motivated new instructors who meet our core values,” says Michelle Kasparian, assistant director of group exercise and community classes. “If you’re a fitness guru and ready to share your knowledge and experience with the University of Miami community, we want you to join our team.”

To qualify, applicants must hold a national group exercise or personal training certification, such as ACE, AFAA, ACSM, Spinning, Zumba, etc. Applicants must also be CPR/AED certified prior to becoming an instructor. For those not previously certified, the Herbert Wellness Center offers CPR/AED certification courses open to members and non-members.

For more information and to schedule your audition, please email a resume and cover letter to Michelle Kasparian, assistant director of group exercise and community classes, at mxk331@miami.edu. Each applicant will be expected to prepare a 30-minute demo class for their audition.

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UMIT Offers Free Microsoft Office 365 Webinar on February 28 from 10-11 a.m.

University of Miami employees have access to the entire suite of Office 365 products at no cost. Not familiar with the products? Consider taking this free webinar offered by University of Miami Information Technology (UMIT) in conjunction with Microsoft on Tuesday, February 28, from 10 to 11 a.m. to learn more and get an overview of Office 365 applications, including Sway, Planner, and Forms. The format, content, and demonstrations in this interactive session will introduce you to these Microsoft products, as well as provide quick tips, best-use scenarios, and great starting points for your own projects. Interested? Sign up today in Learn and search for the keyword “O365.”

Additional courses are currently available featuring a number of applications. To view the entire course catalog, visit the UMIT training website.

 

 

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Free Sway Training is Available on February 23

umit_presents_made_for_u_squareLooking for a creative way to develop compelling presentations? Meet Microsoft’s Sway—the brand new presentation tool that joins Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote all in one. Sway helps you easily create and share an interactive web-based canvas of your ideas. Learn how to transform your photos, video, charts, tweets, and more into a polished presentation design.

Interested? This course is offered on Thursday, February 23 from 2-4 p.m. in Dominion Tower, room 1003A. Sign up for this free two-hour instructor-led training offered by University of Miami Information Technology (UMIT) in ULearn by searching for the keyword “Sway.”

Additional courses are currently available featuring a number of applications. To view the entire course catalog, please visit the UMIT training website.

 

 

 

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