Educational Seminars

It is the policy of the University that all employees – full-time/part-time faculty, staff, graduate assistants, and student workers – participate, on an annual basis (based on the academic year), in specified educational training seminars. Vice Presidents, Deans, Department Chairs, and supervisors will be responsible for coordinating the participation of their respective staffs. The deadline to complete the training seminars for faculty and staff is the end of the academic year, May 15, 2020, however, the deadline for graduate assistants and student workers is April 30, 2020. Information about the seminars is provided below.

Specific questions may be directed to the Office of University Training at 450-3135, Charlotte Strickland, Director of Professional Development and Training, training@uca.edu.

2019-20 Required Seminars

  • Workplace Harassment Prevention/Discrimination
  • Title IX
  • Diversity
  • Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention (online only)
  • FERPA (online only)
  • Email and Messaging Safety (online only)

Education Seminar Online Opportunities

Online Education Seminars
Employees will receive an e-mail in early September from UCA’s online seminar training vendor Safe Colleges – with the necessary information to access the online training seminars. Notification e-mails are sent monthly to remind employees to complete the trainings. Once the required training courses are complete and recorded by the Office of University Training, you will no longer receive reminder emails.

You have the option of completing Workplace Harassment Prevention/Discrimination, Diversity, and Title IX on-site or online. Child Abuse Awareness/Prevention, FERPA and Email and Messaging Safety must be completed online.

All records of on-site and online participation are kept in the Offices of Human Resources and University Training.

Additional ‘Optional’ Online Offerings
Numerous additional online educational courses are available for employees. The courses will be included in the employee’s Safe Colleges homepage. It is up to each Department Head/Supervisor as to whether any further courses are required. These online optional courses (NOT required by the University) are for any employee to participate in and can be accessed multiple times.

Education Seminar On-site Opportunities

The registration system for on-site training seminars will go live on August 5, 2019 and can be accessed through this link: https://uca.edu/training/educational-seminars/training-list/

Employees will use the system to register for the various on-site educational seminars offered throughout the year.

On-site Seminar Notes

  • A scanning device is used to record participant attendance on-site. Please bring your campus ID card or your ID #.
  • X-period is 1:40 – 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday. No classes are scheduled during this time.
  • Seminar rooms are sometimes chilly; bring a sweater or jacket if you would like.
  • If a seminar includes a meal, it will be noted.

Workplace Harassment Prevention/Discrimination (includes discussion of Sexual Harassment)

You have the option of completing this training online or on-site. Attendance fulfills the University training requirement.

August 28   
9:00 – 10:00 AM
Student Center #214

September 12  
3:00 – 4:00 PM
Student Center #214

October 1
9:00 – 10:00 AM
Student Center #214

November 4 
2:00 – 3:00 PM
Student Center #214

January 8
9:00 – 10:00 AM
Student Center #215

January 16
1:40 – 2:30 PM (X-Period)
Student Center #214

February 5  
9:00 – 10:00 AM
Student Center #214

March 10  
1:40 – 2:30 PM (X-Period)
Student Center #213

Diversity

Through the years the Office of University Training has brought to campus various diversity topics for discussion (military, spirituality, civility, sexual orientation, ethnicity, etc.). These seminars offer participants the opportunity to learn about different populations of students and colleagues on campus.

You have the option of completing this training online or on-site. Attendance at the on-site seminar fulfills the University training requirement.

September 24  
9:00 – 10:30 AM
Student Center #213

October 15
2:00 – 3:30 PM
Student Center #214

November 8
9:00 – 10:30 AM
Student Center #215

November 14
1:40 – 3:00
Student Center #214

January 8
10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Student Center #215

January 27
2:00 – 3:30 PM
Student Center #215

February 12
9:00 – 10:30 AM
Student Center #214

March 5
1:40 – 3:00 PM
Student Center #214

Title IX

Includes discussion on Title IX law, UCA policy, and mandatory reporters. You have the option of completing this training online or on-site. Attendance at the on-site seminar fulfills the University training requirement.

September 4
9:00 – 10:00 AM
Student Center #215

October 11
2:00 – 3:00 PM
Student Center #215

January 8
3:00 – 4:00 PM
Student Center #215

February 13
9:00 – 10:00 AM
Student Center #215

Professional Development

Voluntary educational seminars open to all employees

New Employee Orientation

New Staff Orientation (For non-faculty hired as of May 2019)

September 20
8:15 – 1:00 p.m.
Student Center #213/214
(Lunch provided)

April 10
8:15 – 1:00 p.m.
Student Center #213/214
(Lunch provided)

New Faculty Orientation                

August 15-16  
8:00 – 4:30 p.m.
College of Business Building
Contact Center for Teaching Excellence at 450-5240 to register or for questions

LGBTQIA Safe Zone

(Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning, Intersex, Asexual Safe Zone Training)
Panel Discussion, Terminology, Being an Ally
Voluntary Session – Open to all UCA campus employees and student population

August 30
3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Student Center #214

October 9
2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Student Center #214

Supervisory Skills: Having Difficult Employee Conversations

Does your employee display indifference, negativity? Does your employee say insensitive things to colleagues? Does your employee display anger issues or poor hygiene? This session will address these type of workplace situations and provide practical steps to address them. Expect audience participation!

September 25
2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Student Center #214

November 7
2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Student Center #214

Professional Administrative Staff Reception

April 17
2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Student Center #223/224
(Refreshments served)

This program provides food, door prizes, and socialization for UCA employees who serve as professional administrative staff. A short inspirational presentation is provided to remind individuals of the impact they have on this campus.

Service Excellence

UCA C.A.R.E.S. – (Communication, Attitude, Respect, Enthusiasm & Smile!)
For all employees including student workers, graduate assistants, & front line office workers!

August 29  
1:40 – 2:30 PM (X-Period)
Student Center #213

January 21 
1:40 – 2:30 PM (X-Period)
Student Center #214

Lunch and Learn

12:00 – 1:30 p.m. (Full meal provided, vegetarian meal provided upon email request)

September 27
Fake News
Presenters: David Keith and Rob Moritz
Student Center #214

October 28 
Team Building
Presenter: Steven Shook
Student Center #214

November 20
Negativity in the Workplace

Presenter: Charlotte Strickland
Student Center #214

January 31
Office Etiquette
Presenter: Penny Hatfield, Shaneil Ealy and Kristy Carter
Student Center #214

February 19
Restorative Justice
Presenters: Dr. Candice Barnes and Dierre Littleton
Student Center #214

April 2
Black Male Initiative
Presenters: Dr. Amy Baldwin, Dr. Angela Webster and Dierre Littleton
Student Center #214

 Campus Poverty Simulation

For Faculty, staff, students-
A Poverty Simulation challenges participants to think about the harsh realities of poverty and to talk about how communities can address the problem.  The simulation is a unique, interactive experience that helps people begin to understand what life is like with a shortage of money and an abundance of stress.  Participation is encouraged to better understand the realities of poverty on our campus and to reflect on how it affects our campus and community at large.

February 27        1:30-4:00 PM        McCastlain Hall
Facilitate by: Dr. Lesley Graybeal, Amy Whitehead and Shelby Fiegel