5 things you need to know this week

By Life@TheU

5 things you need to know this week

By Life@TheU
A weekly series designed to highlight events, benefits, perks, and items of interest for University of Miami faculty and staff.

Your career at the U
Thursday, Nov. 21
This month look forward to attending MyUCareer, the first conference-style career event hosted by Human Resources Talent and Organizational Development team at the Coral Gables campus. Open to all University faculty and staff members, the event will include three 30-minute workshops and additional opportunities to sign up for 15-minute one-on-one coaching sessions with recruiters and HR managers. This event is intended as an optional drop-in opportunity with a variety of activities throughout the day. Register to attend a session throughout the day on Thursday, Nov. 21 at the Shalala Student Center, third floor. Learn more.

Coral Gables campus road closures
As of Friday, Nov. 1
As part of the University's Lakeside Village project, there will be a series of road closures which will extend into 2020. Affected areas include the sidewalk along Eaton Hall and the Fate Bridge, which will remain closed through Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020. All pedestrians will be rerouted accordingly. Parts of Merrick Drive will also be affected through Saturday, Aug. 1, 2020. The Pavia Garage will remain open and should be accessed using Levante Avenue and Pavia Street. For questions, contact Facilities and Operations at 305-284-8282 or facilities@miami.edu. Learn more.

Expert tips on parenting: Building blocks of great behavior
Tuesday, Nov. 12–Friday, Nov. 15
In this final installment of a three-part seminar series, learn evidence-based parenting strategies for improving parenting skills. Learn about five core areas of child development from UM’s Allison Weinstein, director of the behavioral pediatrics clinic at the Mailman Center for Childhood Development and assistant professor of clinical pediatrics in the division of clinical psychology. Employees can register to attend a session, which is organized by the Faculty and Staff Assistance Program. Those who are enrolled in UM’s Well ’Canes incentives program can earn points by attending these sessions. Learn more by reading the latest newsletter.

Cultivating connections
Thursday, Nov. 14 at 12 p.m.
Hosted by the Women’s Commission, an Employee Resource Group open to all faculty and staff, Cultivating Connections will provide tips and tricks to successful professional engagement. Learn best practice techniques for navigating social environments in professional settings, develop strategies to ensure positive encounters, and practice the art of asking open-ended questions. Find event details and RSVP here.

WalkMe guides available on Workday
Completing tasks in Workday just got easier with WalkMe guides. These interactive Workday resources explain business processes in an intuitive manner and will ultimately replace Workday tip sheets. The first phase of WalkMe for Workday consists of 22 guides across four business processes – expenses, procurement, human resources, and basic. Additional guides will be available soon, learn more.