Misunderstandings and conflicts occur at work even under the best circumstances. This interactive workshop will give you an insight into the way you and others work and think. By learning to identify the strengths and limitations of different working styles, you can begin to appreciate that differences can optimize your ability to perform. Through understanding how different people are motivated, you can become more effective and improve communication and interpersonal relationships.
Facilitator: Cindy Boies is the Training and Development Manager in Human Resource Services.
Drug-Free Workplace Education
The Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act of 1989 (amending the Higher Education Act) requires all universities receiving federal student aid to establish drug and alcohol abuse prevention programs for students and employees and to adequately inform all students and employees about these policies and procedures.
UM Human Resource Services is providing an Employees Drug-Free Workplace Education Training as a PowerPoint presentation, which offers an explanation of the University of Montana's drug and alcohol abuse policies regarding standards of conduct, a description of the various laws that apply in that jurisdiction regarding alcohol and drugs, a description of the various health risks of drug and alcohol abuse, a description of counseling and treatment programs that are available, and a statement on the sanctions the University will impose for a violation of the standards of conduct.
UM Drug-Free Workplace Education Training (PowerPoint)
The PowerPoint presentation has embedded audio and can only be played with PowerPoint versions 2013 and 2016. The file takes approximately 30 seconds to download and if you receive an error message regarding not enough memory, just click on OK.
UM Drug-Free Workplace Education Training Transcript (Word)
Accessible Word Document Contains full content of the PowerPoint slides and narration.
UM Drug-Free Workplace Education Training Transcript (PDF)
PDF version of PowerPoint slides and narration makes it easy to print.
Human Resource Services strives to provide multiple opportunities for employees to get the information they need to be a productive member of our campus community. HRS Policy Spotlight is an opportunity for you to interact with Human Resources representatives who present specialized human resources or payroll topics six times a year.
New Employee Welcome (NEW) session, sponsored by Human Resource Services, is your opportunity to get the information you need to become familiar with the benefits of University of Montana (UM) membership; to get answers to your critical employment questions; and to connect with a variety of team members from other areas of campus. While we know you’ll be excited to participate, University of Montana policy requires all new staff, supervisors, administrators and faculty to attend.
Workplace Safety is everyone’s responsibility at UM. Whether it’s dealing with difficult customers and deescalating conflicts or preventing the number one crime on campus, theft, this workshop will provide tips and tools to help you be safe. Come learn how the University of Montana Police Department (UMPD) promotes reducing crime and improving safety on campus.
Facilitator: Brad Giffin is UMPD’s Community Liaison Officer and works with campus departments to educate employees and students about crime prevention.
The Bottom Line on Title IX: Your Responsibility as a Mandatory Reporter
UM employees are mandatory reporters when it comes to students disclosing information about sexual misconduct, but many people don’t know what that means. This session will focus on what UM employees need to know about Title IX and student sexual misconduct. It will outline the University’s Discrimination Policy and Procedures for a University investigation, how to respond if a student shares that they have been the victim of sexual misconduct, mandated reporting, what support and interim measures are available to students who report to the Title IX Coordinator, what confidentiality means in this context and how we are looking to change our campus culture through bystander intervention.
Facilitators: Jessica Weltman is the Director of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action and Title IX Coordinator for the University of Montana.
Drew Colling is the University Prevention Coordinator and Director of the Student Advocacy Resource Center (SARC) at the Curry Heath Center.
Leading and Supervising Employees for Success
A supervisor's role is to insure that effective performance management is part of the daily work environment through training, balanced feedback, coaching and, when needed, disciplinary processes. In this session you will learn: some tips and tools for successful performance management; UM specific processes for managing staff; how to help an employee who is struggling to meet performance expectations before it becomes a larger issue; managing concerns that rise to the level of potential discipline; and knowledge about the staff collective bargaining agreements such as Weingarten rights.
Facilitator: Sara Drake is the Associate Director of Human Resource Services and oversees Employee and Labor Relations. Sara has over 25 years of management/leadership experience, is a trained mediator and has been with the University of Montana since 1995.
MUS Wellness Webinars
The Montana University System Wellness Program offers webinars led by their nutrition and exercise specialists that focus on a variety of general health and wellness topics. Webinars are usually shown monthly or bimonthly during the lunch hour and are a great way to increase your education over lunch. Watch alone or invite your coworkers and turn it into an office event!