Professional Development Offerings for Summer 2017

As an employee of the University of Michigan-Flint, your professional growth is key to the overall success of the University.  The Human Resources Office, Information Technology Services in conjunction with the Senior Leadership, provide the following professional development opportunities on the Flint campus. This summer we offer four unique workshops that will fit your schedule.  In addition, the sessions are only 1.5 hours in length. Oh, yes...the Summer Workshops are FREE.

open lab sessions
e-Recruit: Posting to hire process

HR Open Lab Session 1 will focus on eRecruit – Posting to Hire Process. This session will provide hands-on assistance of the posting process for faculty, staff and temporary postings.  HR Staff will be on hand to help walk you through the system, complete posting packets and walk through the rest of the posting-to-hire steps.  In addition, the staff can assist with maximizing the temporary postings for a smoother hiring process for Fall appointments. 

Monday, August 7, 12-2 pm, 501 MSB

Time and Labor/Personnel Action Requests (PAR)

HR Open Lab Session 2 will focus on Time and Labor and Personnel Action Requests (PAR).  This session will provide hand-on assistance on reporting and approving time as well as creating and approving PARs.  HR Staff will be able to provide standards and quick tips to make these processes more efficient for you.  Learn how to save time in processing these transactions. 

Tuesday, August 15, 10:30-12:30 pm, 501 MSB

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Manage Change

Virtually everyone, everywhere is challenged by multiple changes occuring in the workplace. This session will provide an overview of change phases, evaluate your resiliency when changes occur and practice building your resiliency along with other survival strategies.

Date and Time: Tuesday, July 18th, 8:30 am—10 am
Location: UCEN Michigan C

Coach for Peak Performance

Now that you have completed this year’s evaluations, what’s next? Effective coaching is one of the most important drivers of team performance.  Whether leaders are guiding people toward success or helping people improve their work performance, the ability to coach and provide feedback makes the difference between mediocrity and high performance. In this session you will learn new approaches for improving the performance of those you lead; practice your coaching skills with other attendees

Date and Time: Tuesday, July 25th,  1 pm—3pm
Location: Northbank Center, Park Place Room

Create User-friendly Presentation Tools

Whether creating effective presentations for yourself or for others in your department, there are three very cool presentation tools that simplify the process and reduce the time to create presentations.  In this session you will learn effective design practices using not just PowerPoint but also Prezi and Canva. Presenters: Dennese Bandyk and Mary Barry-Cybulski.

Date and Time: Tuesday, August 8th, 8:30 am—10 am
Location: WSW 3153 Lab

Manage Projects

The Microsoft Planner program makes it easy for your team to create new plans, organize and assign tasks, share files, chat about what you’re working on, and get updates on progress.  For this session you will need to bring a project topic and list of those who will be on your team.  You will create your project using Microsoft Planner during this session. 
Presenters: Dennese Bandyk and Mary Barry-Cybulski.

Date and Time: Tuesday, August 1st, 8:30 am—10:30 am.
Location: WSW 3153 Lab

To register go to  Click on the Professional Development Workshop link below.  Be sure to select your workshop(s) from the dropdown window.
The workshops are free.  Have a question?  Call or email Mary at or 810.763.3151.


To Register for the workshops and HR Informational sessions  Click Here

Human Resources Informational Sessions