Professional Development

TALK for Success for FY17 Closes May 31

05-22-17-TALK-608x342TALK for Success will close Wednesday, May 31, for the FY17 performance management process. As a reminder, FY17 evaluations must be submitted in Workday for staff to receive any applicable merit increases. On June 1, leaders may begin using Workday year-round to start documenting TALK conversations. Leaders may log on to Workday at any time throughout the year to input goals and comments about their employees’ performance and progress. Additional reminders will be sent throughout the year, and tip sheets will be available on the TALK website on any new or enhanced features to the system. If you have any questions, please call your HR partner.

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Gallup Survey Action Plans Extended to May 31

Leaders from across the University are encouraged to submit action plans on Gallup Online by Friday, May 31. All leaders have two more weeks to meet with their teams, discuss the survey results, and decide collectively on One Action that will improve engagement on the team.

Engagement Champions have been trained by Gallup and are available to help leaders analyze their survey results and provide coaching on how to prepare for their team meetings. If you are interested, reach out to engagementsurvey@miami.edu for more information.

Two additional webinars will be held Wednesday, May 17, at 12 p.m. and Thursday, May 25, at 1 p.m. to help leaders work through their action plans. To register, please visit ULearn and search for “Driving an Engaging Workforce.”

For additional action planning tools and details visit miami.edu/engagementsurvey.

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Office 365’s Forms, Sway, and Yammer

A snapshot of some of the productivity and communication tools available to all UM faculty, staff, and students through Microsoft Office 365: create basic surveys, questionnaires, and more with Office 365 Forms; captivate your audience with Office 365 Sway; and collaborate with your team, share knowledge, and engage everyone across the University with Office 365 Yammer. Learn more about these Office 365 tools via UMIT’s showcase, “Made for U.”


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Next Conversation with President Frenk at the Miller School on May 22

Staff with less than five years of service are invited to register for the next Conversation with President Frenk on Monday, May 22, on the Miller School of Medicine campus.

The Conversations with President Frenk sessions reflect his personal “One Action” response to the Gallup Faculty and Staff Engagement Survey results. Sessions will be scheduled quarterly to provide staff from across the University the opportunity to share their ideas, thoughts, or concerns directly with the president relative to things University administration and local leaders are doing well and areas where they could do better.

To register, click here. The session will be held for one hour, and light refreshments will be served. If you have any questions, please email engagementsurvey@miami.edu.

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Meet Microsoft Teams: The New Chat-Based Workspace in Office 365

MicrosoftTeamsMicrosoft Teams, a chat-centered workspace in Office 365, brings people, conversations, files, and tools into one place so everyone has instant access to everything they need. Teams is now available to all faculty, staff, and students through Microsoft Office 365.

Microsoft Teams makes communicating one on one and with groups easy! Enjoy seamless real-time collaboration, schedule small group or team meetings, post an email in a thread to keep everyone in the loop, search for public teams to collaborate on shared projects, and see past content and chat history anytime.

Ready to start using Microsoft Teams? Log in by clicking here. For training, log in to Lynda.com and review the available Microsoft Teams training courses. For more information, check out the quick start guide or visit the Microsoft Teams service page.

If you have any questions, please review the FAQs or contact the UMIT Service Desk at 305-284-6565 or help@miami.edu.

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