Human Resources

University of Mississippi

Learning + Development

The Learning and Development area’s primary goal is to offer the University of Mississippi’s staff and faculty an opportunity for continual growth. Our seminars cover an array of topics to improve your professional skills and personal development.

Continuous learning is the minimum requirement for success in any field.
– Denis Waitley

Upcoming Sessions

DateCourseRegistration
02/28 Your Goals, Your Responsibilities: Retirement Planning: This session offers useful information for planning your transition into retirement. We will review planning and saving for retirement, the essential features of retirement investments, and ensure you understand the benefit of ?time.? You will leave with a better understanding of the University?s retirement program and learn about ways to tailor your financial planning so it aligns with your retirement goal.
10:00 - 12:00, Insight Park, 1st Floor Seminar Room (East End), Pamela Kay Johnson
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03/07 Your Goals, Your Responsibilities: Social Security: Social Security is a retirement income source that may be one of the most important segments of retirement planning. During this session you will learn how to qualify for social security, determine your benefits, select the optimum time to begin collecting the benefit, and become familiar with other types of benefits such as disability and survivor options. As a bonus, all participants who register by Friday, March 1st, will receive a personalized benefit estimate payable from Social Security.
10:00 - 12:00, Insight Park 2nd Floor Conference Room, Pamela Kay Johnson
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03/21 Your Goals, Your Responsibilities: Financial Planning (Budgeting): This session is designed to educate on the importance of budgeting, controlled spending, investing and creating/managing your financial plan. We will provide useful tools to assist you on your journey towards financial independence and address spending habits that typically cause financial hardships.
1:00 - 3:00, Insight Park, 1st Floor Seminar Room (East End), Pamela Kay Johnson
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03/27 LEAD: Lead Responsibly: The review of financial and administrative topics will empower leaders (department directors/chairs or signature authorities) to make accurate judgements and decisions, manage resources effectively, and act with professional integrity. Lunch provided.
8:00 - 3:00, Insight Park, 1st Floor Seminar Room (East End), Andrea Jekabsons
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03/28 Your Goals, Your Responsibilities: Basic Wills & Legal Documents : During this session, you will receive information related to basic estate planning documents, including wills, trusts, probates, advanced healthcare directives and important points to consider when preparing legal documents. Furthermore, we will have an in depth review of the 2 types of wills that are recognized in the state of Mississippi.
1:00 - 3:00, Insight Park, 1st Floor Seminar Room (East End), Pamela Kay Johnson
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04/02 'Welcome Home' New Employee Orientation: New employee orientation that provides a unique opportunity to meet leaders and learn more about the University's mission, vision, rich history, the University's "It" factor, and the relationship between Ole Miss Athletics and the University of Mississippi.
8:00 - 3:30, Insight Park, 1st Floor Seminar Room (East End), Andrea Jekabsons
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04/18 LEAD: Lead Yourself: All front-line staff employees (non-supervisors), both seasoned employees and recent hires, are invited to participate in this program. These sessions focus on what it takes to give your best at work.
8:30 - 3:30, Insight Park, 1st Floor Seminar Room (East End), Andrea Jekabsons
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06/12 LEAD: Lead Your Team (June 12th, 19th & 26th): Lead Your Team is a two and 1/2 day program designed to develop the skills necessary to supervise professionally and effectively. This is a core course highly recommended for employees with supervisory and people management responsibilities.
9:00 - 4:00, Insight Park, 1st Floor Seminar Room (East End), Andrea Jekabsons
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07/09 'Welcome Home' New Employee Orientation: New employee orientation that provides a unique opportunity to meet leaders and learn more about the University's mission, vision, rich history, the University's "It" factor, and the relationship between Ole Miss Athletics and the University of Mississippi.
8:00 - 3:30, Insight Park, 1st Floor Seminar Room (East End), Andrea Jekabsons
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07/25 LEAD: Lead Yourself: All front-line staff employees (non-supervisors), both seasoned employees and recent hires, are invited to participate in this program. These sessions focus on what it takes to give your best at work.
8:30 - 3:30, Insight Park, 1st Floor Seminar Room (East End), Andrea Jekabsons
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08/06 'Welcome Home' New Employee Orientation: New employee orientation that provides a unique opportunity to meet leaders and learn more about the University's mission, vision, rich history, the University's "It" factor, and the relationship between Ole Miss Athletics and the University of Mississippi.
8:00 - 3:30, Insight Park, 1st Floor Seminar Room (East End), Andrea Jekabsons
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08/07 LEAD: Lead Your Team (August 7th, 14th & 21st): Lead Your Team is a two and 1/2 day program designed to develop the skills necessary to supervise professionally and effectively. This is a core course highly recommended for employees with supervisory and people management responsibilities.
9:00 - 4:00, Insight Park, 1st Floor Seminar Room (East End), Andrea Jekabsons
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10/01 'Welcome Home' New Employee Orientation: New employee orientation that provides a unique opportunity to meet leaders and learn more about the University's mission, vision, rich history, the University's "It" factor, and the relationship between Ole Miss Athletics and the University of Mississippi.
8:00 - 3:30, Insight Park, 1st Floor Seminar Room (East End), Andrea Jekabsons
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10/09 LEAD: Lead Your Team (October 9h, 16th & 23rd): Lead Your Team is a two and 1/2 day program designed to develop the skills necessary to supervise professionally and effectively. This is a core course highly recommended for employees with supervisory and people management responsibilities.
9:00 - 4:00, Insight Park, 1st Floor Seminar Room (East End), Andrea Jekabsons
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10/15 LEAD: Lead Responsibly: The review of financial and administrative topics will empower leaders (department directors/chairs or signature authorities) to make accurate judgements and decisions, manage resources effectively, and act with professional integrity. Lunch provided.
8:00 - 3:00, Insight Park, 1st Floor Seminar Room (East End), Andrea Jekabsons
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11/07 LEAD for Directors & Department Heads/Chairs: The two half-day program is offered in partnership with the Office of the Provost and Department of Human Resources and is designed for directors at all levels, department heads, and department chairs (not just newly hired leaders) to enhance your understanding of leadership. This internal professional development conference includes topics to facilitate strong leadership behaviors within the parameters of the university policies, practices, and procedures. Attend the sessions as your schedule allows. Specific presentation titles and times will be available soon. Register today!
9:00 - 12:00, Insight Park, 1st Floor Seminar Room (East End), Andrea Jekabsons
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11/14 LEAD: Lead Yourself: All front-line staff employees (non-supervisors), both seasoned employees and recent hires, are invited to participate in this program. These sessions focus on what it takes to give your best at work.
8:30 - 3:30, Insight Park, 1st Floor Seminar Room (East End), Andrea Jekabsons
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The LEAD Series

Learn more about our LEAD Series that offers courses of interest to individuals, supervisors, and directors. More.

Making the Commitment

These sessions are provided for your personal and professional development, but keep in mind that when you register you are making a commitment to attend. If you are not sure that you can attend, wait to register until you have checked your calendar for conflicts. Once you have registered, be sure to add the training workshop to your calendar and save the registration confirmation email for easy withdrawal access.

Contact Jasmine Ayers via phone (662-915-5431) or email (jayers@olemiss.edu) for assistance.