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Taking Advantage of Professional Development Opportunities


CBO Office Manager Adeline Lalanne was recognized for being the first to complete one of ULearn’s new learning curriculum by Greg Brenner, left, executive director for Talent and Organizational Development, and her supervisor, Nadia Castaing, right.

CBO Office Manager Adeline Lalanne, center, is recognized for being the first to complete one of ULearn’s new learning curriculum by Greg Brenner, left, executive director for Talent and Organizational Development, and her supervisor, Nadia Castaing, right.

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CORAL GABLES, Fla. (November 22, 2017)—University employees have accessed more than 2,300 courses, certifications, and books since Talent and Organizational Development, in collaboration with University of Miami Information Technology, rolled out new professional development opportunities in ULearn two weeks ago.

The expanded ULearn offerings give all University faculty, staff, and student employees access to thousands of online professional development options that fit their unique needs, interests, and schedules. New “bite-sized” content—short but impactful instruction on a variety of subjects—was particularly helpful to Adeline Lalanne, office manager for the Central Business Office, who was the first UM employee to complete one of the new courses.

“The format and style of the new modules make it easy for leaders and staff to acquire skills that are easily transferable to their daily activities with minimal downtime,” Lalanne said. “From watching the video, I learned all the steps needed from conception to implementation to successfully manage my project. The new resources available in ULearn will make it easier to enhance my skills and do my job more effectively and efficiently.”

Employees also have access to curated, featured training on a variety of helpful topics that will change periodically to spotlight new courses and curriculum. Current trainings include: First Time Manager Essentials, Microsoft Excel, Project Management, Working with Difficult People, and Navigating through Change.

Greg Brenner, executive director of Talent and Organizational Development, said professional development opportunities were expanded in response to the feedback faculty and staff provided on the Gallup Engagement Survey and to UM President Julio Frenk during the “one action” small-group conversations he held across the University following the survey.

“Fostering continuous learning is essential for advancing our organization,” Brenner said. “By offering our employees the ability to learn when they need it, we are encouraging them to be an active participant in expanding their knowledge and skills.”

Click here to join an upcoming live webinar and learn more about new professional development opportunities, or contact Talent and Organizational Development by visiting miami.edu/learn or emailing tod@miami.edu.

 

 

 

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Last Call! Register for Essentials of Leadership by January 19


 

Learn. Inspire. Grow

EOL Promotion 1A transformational university needs inspiring leaders. The Essentials of Leadership Program provides University leaders with the opportunities, resources, tools and support to ensure a successful developmental journey.

Since its inception three years ago, over 500 leaders have successfully graduated from the program, which is designed to advance a participant’s development through interactive modules, leadership discussions, individual assessments, experiential learning activities, networking and coaching.

Upon successful completion, leaders would have completed their Individual Leadership Development Plan and will have the tools and foundational knowledge essential to deliver excellence through others, advocate change, and deliver results.

Recommendations for Series 10 will be accepted until Friday,  January 19. Visit the Talent and Organizational Development website for more information about the Essentials of Leadership Program and its upcoming series dates.

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Experience ULearn’s Expanded Professional Development Opportunities


New ULearn Homepage

Search. Click. Learn.
The new ULearn, which will transform the learning experience for employees, debuts on Monday, November 13, with a new, learner-friendly homepage, easy navigation buttons, and easy-to-use search capabilities.

Along with these improvements, Talent and Organizational Development, in collaboration with UMIT, are introducing an expanded library of professional development offerings to include online courses, live events, certifications, books, and videos developed by Skillsoft, an innovative leader in eLearning and professional development resources.

The expanded catalog supplements the University’s existing professional development offerings by enabling employees to engage in development activities that meet their unique needs and schedules—anytime, day or night from their PC, laptop or tablet.

Visit the new ULearn to find:

 Online Courses
Over 2,000 online courses are now available in communications, customer service, process improvement, marketing, finance, accounting, project management, and more.

Books and Videos
More than 100,000 books and videos from top authors, thought leaders, and executives are available on many topics, including time management, influence, leadership, well-being, change, innovation.

Certifications
Courses in project management, human resources, information technology, and many other subjects are available to prepare you for professional certification exams.

Live Events
Tune in to live and interactive business and leadership presentations featuring sought-after thought leaders, including Amy Cuddy, David Marquet, Daniel Pink, Liz Wiseman, and many others.

To Start Learning:

  • Visit ulearn.miami.edu. Once you’ve logged in, you may:
    • Use the main Search box (at top of the screen) or click “Browse Training by Subject”
    • Click “Certifications” or “Books & Live Events” buttons

For more information on the expansion of professional development offerings, please contact Talent and Organizational Development at TOD@miami.edu or 305-243-3090.

 

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Expanding Professional Development Opportunities


elearning-largeAs a result of the University’s Engagement Survey and feedback from faculty and staff, professional development offerings have expanded to include a library of online courses, live events, books, and videos. Beginning Monday, November 13, faculty, staff, and student employees will have the opportunity to enroll in:

  •  Interactive, live events hosted by renowned thought leaders and experts, such as Angela Duckworth (True Grit: The Science of Success)
  • 2,000 professional development courses in management, communication, leadership, desktop skills, and more
  • 100,000 online books and videos

The resources above are accessible in ULearn, the University’s learning management system, and developed by Skillsoft, an innovative leader in eLearning and professional development resources. The ULearn homepage will be enhanced with a new look that includes shortcuts to featured trainings, and other resources directly from the homepage to provide easier access to courses and resources. Additionally, employees will be able to track their course completions in their ULearn transcript as they do now.

“The addition of the Skillsoft courses in ULearn will virtually assist our people with their own skill building and knowledge development, at their own pace,” said Greg Brenner, executive director for Talent and Organizational Development. “Now learning can happen virtually anywhere, individually or in teams, within departments to increase engagement and growth.”

The expanded catalog compliments additional online professional development resources available to employees such as Lynda.com. Employees now have two great options for online personal and professional development.

For more information on the expansion of professional development offerings, please contact Talent and Organizational Development at TOD@miami.edu or 305-243-3090.

 

 

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Experience I Am the U, UM’s New Employee Orientation Program, at a Pilot Session This Week


i-am-the-u-name-tags2Current faculty and staff are invited to experience I Am the U, a redesigned global orientation program, at a pilot session this week. Debuting later this month, I am the U will give newly hired faculty and staff an interactive and exciting introduction to the University of Miami’s purpose, history, values, and culture on their first day of work. Hosted by Talent and Organizational Development, the pilot sessions are from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m, but attendees need not stay the whole day. Breakfast and lunch will be provided and space is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Register for the session of your preference by clicking on the dates below.

January 9, 2017
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Watsco Fieldhouse

January 11, 2017
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Watsco Fieldhouse

January 12, 2017
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Watsco Fieldhouse

For any questions or concerns regarding this program please contact iamtheu@miami.edu.

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