How to learn, inspire, and grow at the U

By Life@TheU

How to learn, inspire, and grow at the U

By Life@TheU
This November the University celebrates professional development by highlighting opportunities available to staff. Learn how you can grow professionally through programs offered by human resources.

Human Resource's Talent and Organizational Development (TOD) team offers a myriad of opportunities for staff to learn, inspire, and grow. Offerings range from leadership and professional development programs, including executive coaching services, tailor-made development for teams, and team building activities, to online professional development courses and live virtual events. There are even opportunities to get involved and give back to the U. 

To help you get started, we created a simple guide to get you on the right path—and give you a glimpse of what’s offered at the U. Browse through the flowchart to see which options you can take advantage of now and later then scroll down to learn more about each program. Download the PDF.

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Online Professional Development
Whether you are looking for skills to begin a new role or strengthen and expand your current skill set, there are a number of online professional development opportunities, including training courses, live virtual events with industry experts, certificate programs, and test preparations. Be an active participant in your own education with integrated technology, flexibility, and the most up-to-date content in this online learning environment. Move through a course at your own pace, while studying and learning in a way that best suits you. Online courses and live events provide engaging, real-world content giving you the chance to apply new knowledge immediately. The University has invested in best in class online development from LinkedIn Learning and Skillsoft. Learn more.

Who: all staff
Time: depends on course/curriculum selected

MyUCareer
MyUCareer is open to all University staff interested in developing their skills in their current roles and plan for future aspirations within the University. HR will launch the inaugural event on Nov. 21, at the Shalala Student Center on the Gables campus, and plans to host an event on the medical campus in spring 2020. Participants can take advantage of multiple networking opportunities, interactive 30-minute workshops to help navigate the U, tips for refining personal brand and building a professional development plan, one-on-one 15-minute career development coaching sessions with UM senior recruiters and HR managers, and an engagement expo that will be ongoing throughout the day. This event is intended as an optional drop-in opportunity with a variety of activities throughout the day. Register to attend a session. Learn more.

Who: all staff
Time: choose which sessions best suit your needs

U Facilitator
This program gives participants the opportunity to improve communication and presentation skills while learning the techniques required to facilitate I am the U new hire orientation sessions. Through the course of training, facilitators network with colleagues from across the University and learn to collaborate with different personality styles in the workplace. Get a taste of what it’s like to experience orientation and watch facilitators during their training period by registering for a upcoming pilot session. Learn more.

Who: full-time employees who have been at the University for at least 1.5 years, have a performance review of "meets standards," and no performance warnings during the past year
Time: 18 months, including training and the facilitation of at least two sessions

Essentials of Leadership
This program provides fundamental leadership training for middle managers with the goal of improving overall employee engagement and align managers’ leadership styles with the University’s values and standards. Participants work in cohorts of about 25 employees to develop skills through interactive modules, leadership discussions, individual assessments, experiential learning activities, networking, and coaching. Register now for the next session. Learn more.

Who: full-time employees with one or more direct reports, including temporary employees, student employees, and/or graduate assistants
Time: six days over the course of five months

The COACH Leader
During The COACH Leader program, participants develop a coaching strategy and action plan to inspire growth, encourage accountability, and professionally challenge their employees. Leaders learn about the impact of regular, ongoing coaching and feedback on driving employee performance, and how to demonstrate effective communication skills and coaching techniques to maximize short- and long-term employee performance and development to meet the needs of the organization. Register now.

Who: full-time employees with one or more direct reports, including temporary employees, student employees, and/or graduate assistants
Time: 1.5 days, plus approximately 1.5 hours of pre-work assignments outside of the classroom

Crucial Conversations
Crucial Conversations provides leaders with skills to foster open dialogue around high-stakes, emotionally charged, or risky topics. Participants will leave better able to engage in difficult conversations with greater confidence, maintain effective control of the emotions in play, and make conscious decisions about the best verbal and non-verbal choices to make, all while maintaining healthy workplace relationships. By learning how to speak and be heard—and encouraging others to do the same—leaders will surface the best ideas, make the highest-quality decisions, and then act on their decisions with unity and commitment. Learn more.

Who: full-time employees with one or more direct reports, including temporary employees, student employees, and/or graduate assistants
Prerequisite: must complete The COACH Leader program before enrolling
Time: two days, plus approximately three hours of pre-work assignments outside of the classroom

Hiring Top Talent
Leaders looking to hire for or expand their team will learn about the tools and training they need to attract, interview, and hire the best candidates for the job in Hiring Top Talent. Delving into the elements of a successful behavioral interview, learn proven methods for assessing and measuring a candidate’s strengths and development needs while discovering how to make an accurate read on a candidate’s skill level, their work attitude, and job aptitude. Learn more.

Who: full-time employees with one or more direct reports, including temporary employees, student employees, and/or graduate assistants
Time: one day

New Leader Experience
This is an orientation for the University's newest leaders. During the New Leader Experience, participants will learn how to navigate their new leadership role, including leveraging the tools provided to them as leaders to execute key responsibilities. Leaders will leave with all the basics needed to manage university resources and their team.

Who: newly promoted first-time managers and newly hired leaders
Time: half day

 

Learn about open positions at the University. Learn more about TOD, meet the team, or connect with them on LinkedIn.

The University of Miami is focused on maximizing the unique skills and experience of its employees, and encouraging opportunities to grow within the U. University staff can explore a number of opportunities to develop and grow professionally through programs offered by human resources.