Professional Development Opportunities

Below is an overview of the units offering training sessions to UNO employees and links to the current offerings. To have a workshop or resource added to this page, please email staffcouncil@uno.edu

Highlighted Opportunity

Workshop on Student Workers and Graduate Assistants

The Graduate School and Financial Aid will co-host a workshop with the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs to discuss recent changes regarding the employment of student workers and graduate assistants.

 Where: Library, Room 407

When: Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Time: 10 am – 11 am

Ongoing Opportunities

Information Technology (IT)

Workshops

IT has several trainers who offer workshops throughout the year. The current workshop schedule can be found on sharepoint in the section “Workshops”. Click here to view the page.

Below is a sample listing of workshops offered:

  • Excel-N-Vision
  • Introduction to Qualtrics
  • An Introduction to IT Systems and Services at UNO

 

Registration is required since the workshops are hands-on in a computer lab; register online in advance.

Training Documents

Written training documents and videos are posted on the IT SharePoint site under the section “Documentation." Click here to view current resources

Here is a small sample of the topics for which training documents are available:

  • Blackboard
  • Camtasia Studio
  • Emergency Text Message Notification
  • Mathematica
  • WebSTAR
  • PeopleSoft Financials
  • Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Mail Merge

 

Lab Reservations

You can reserve computer labs online by completing the request here.


 

Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP)

Workshops and Events

ORSP staff hosts workshops each month and posts workshops and events on their website. Click here to see current offerings. 

Here is a sample listing of recent workshops:

  • Internal Grant Program
  • Termination Procedures (guest speakers from HR, Grad School, International Students and Scholars)
  • Graduate Student Services
  • PeopleSoft
  • Budget Adjustments
  • Funding Databases
  • Board of Regents Proposals
  • NSF Graduate Fellow Webinar
  • Information Technology at UNO (guest speaker from IT)

 

Training Documents

All current training documents are available on sharepoint. Click here to view current documents.

Proposal Preparation and Award Management

Several documents that covers topics from proposal submission through award closeout.   The documents do not address PeopleSoft related tools.

PeopleSoft Related

Documents explaining processes used to manage sponsored awards; topics include queries, speedkey lookup, grant reports, nVision, and others.  The focus is on sponsored awards but some may also be applicable for non-sponsor fund management.

General Documents

Document topics include converting a web page to a PDF, Excel, remote access, I- and S-Drives, and SharePoint basics.


 

Civil Service Training & Workforce Development – Comprehensive Public Training Program (CPTP):

CPTP offers professional development courses to all state employees through LEO My Training. They also provide links to helpful software skills training; view the links here. Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Customer service
  • Stress management
  • Dealing with change
  • Writing and grammar
  • Time management
  • Conflict management
  • Project management
  • Excel
  • Outlook
  • Word

 


 

Office of Student Involvement & Leadership

The Office of Student Involvement & Leadership (SIL) offers a number of online resources regarding leadership and teamwork, available on their webpage. To request in person presentations regarding similar topics, please contact sil@uno.edu. Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Event Planning and Risk Management
  • Enabling Others to Act
  • Motivation & Vision
  • Working with Small Groups
  • Conflict Resolution