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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 Waitel

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.

The LEAD Series

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

Upcoming Sessions

Workshop Schedule
DateCourseRegistration
05/21 View2022 Supervisor's Training (for supervisors with at least one direct report): As a supervisor, your employees will rely on you to help them understand their View2022 locale. In this session, you will be equipped with the necessary tools and information to assist them. This training will provide in-depth knowledge of how View2022 works and how your employees will be compensated. (This training is for supervisors only. Sessions for employees will be available in late summer 2024. Information will be shared via direct email, UMToday, & weekly Red & Blue newsletters.)
2:00 - 3:30, Student Union Auditorium 124, Jody Bevill
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05/22 View2022 Supervisor's Training (for supervisors with at least one direct report): As a supervisor, your employees will rely on you to help them understand their View2022 locale. In this session, you will be equipped with the necessary tools and information to assist them. This training will provide in-depth knowledge of how View2022 works and how your employees will be compensated. (This training is for supervisors only. Sessions for employees will be available in late summer 2024. Information will be shared via direct email, UMToday, & weekly Red & Blue newsletters.)
9:00 - 10:30, Bryant 209, Jody Bevill
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05/22 How to Maintain a More Positive Mindset: This important presentation discusses how to intentionally embrace a more positive mindset, including strategies for improving self-talk, managing emotions, and responding more effectively to challenging circumstances.
12:00 - 1:00, Zoom (online only),
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05/29 View2022 Supervisor's Training (for supervisors with at least one direct report): As a supervisor, your employees will rely on you to help them understand their View2022 locale. In this session, you will be equipped with the necessary tools and information to assist them. This training will provide in-depth knowledge of how View2022 works and how your employees will be compensated. (This training is for supervisors only. Sessions for employees will be available in late summer 2024. Information will be shared via direct email, UMToday, & weekly Red & Blue newsletters.)
10:00 - 11:30, Overby Auditorium 147, Jody Bevill
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05/30 E-form Training: New and current E-form users, please join me to review the "ins and outs" of E-forms. This session will go over all E-forms that are managed by the Human Resources team and will serve as a great source of information for new and current E-form users/approvers. In addition to the E-forms managed by Human Resources, the session go over E-form 13 and E-form 22. Please come prepared to take notes and ask questions!
1:00 - 4:00, Jackson Avenue Center Auditorium C, Craig Richmond
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05/30 View2022 Supervisor's Training (for supervisors with at least one direct report): As a supervisor, your employees will rely on you to help them understand their View2022 locale. In this session, you will be equipped with the necessary tools and information to assist them. This training will provide in-depth knowledge of how View2022 works and how your employees will be compensated. (This training is for supervisors only. Sessions for employees will be available in late summer 2024. Information will be shared via direct email, UMToday, & weekly Red & Blue newsletters.)
2:00 - 3:30, Bryant 209, Jody Bevill
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06/04 Budgeting and Financial Planning for Faculty and Staff (in person): 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 toward financial independence and address spending habits that typically cause financial hardships.
9:00 - 10:00, Jackson Avenue Center: Room A05,
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06/04 Budgeting and Financial Planning for Faculty and Staff (Zoom only): 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 toward financial independence and address spending habits that typically cause financial hardships.
9:00 - 10:00, Zoom,
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06/05 Social Security: Securing Your Future (in person): Social Security is a retirement income source with some control and a variety of selections. It is also said to be one of the most important phases of retirement planning. During this session, you will learn about how to quality for social security, how to determine your benefits, select the optimum time to begin collecting the benefit, and become familiar with other types of benefits such as disability, survivor options and Medicare. This session will be presented by a representative from the Social Security Administration.
9:00 - 10:00, Jackson Avenue Center: Room A05,
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06/05 Social Security: Securing Your Future (Zoom only): Social Security is a retirement income source with some control and a variety of selections. It is also said to be one of the most important phases of retirement planning. During this session, you will learn about how to quality for social security, how to determine your benefits, select the optimum time to begin collecting the benefit, and become familiar with other types of benefits such as disability, survivor options and Medicare. This session will be presented by a representative from the Social Security Administration.
9:00 - 10:00, Zoom,
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06/05 View2022 Supervisor's Training (for supervisors with at least one direct report): As a supervisor, your employees will rely on you to help them understand their View2022 locale. In this session, you will be equipped with the necessary tools and information to assist them. This training will provide in-depth knowledge of how View2022 works and how your employees will be compensated. (This training is for supervisors only. Sessions for employees will be available in late summer 2024. Information will be shared via direct email, UMToday, & weekly Red & Blue newsletters.)
2:00 - 3:30, Bryant 209, Bryce Drew
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06/12 Understanding the Optional Retirement Plan (Zoom only): This session provides an overview of the defined contribution plan. Attendees will learn about services provided by plan vendors and fund options available on the investment platform. A panel of certified financial advisors will answer questions and provide insight into how a defined contribution plan provides financial security at retirement.
9:00 - 10:00, Zoom,
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06/12 Understanding the Optional Retirement Plan (in person): This session provides an overview of the defined contribution plan. Attendees will learn about services provided by plan vendors and fund options available on the investment platform. A panel of certified financial advisors will answer questions and provide insight into how a defined contribution plan provides financial security at retirement.
9:00 - 10:00, Jackson Avenue Center: Room A05,
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06/12 Financial Wellness: The Benefits of Investing (Zoom only): This is a panel of experts who will share information about the voluntary 403(b) plan and 457 Deferred Compensation program. Attendees will learn about supplemental investment opportunities through pre-tax and Roth contributions, having a diversified investment portfolio, and the importance of supplementing PERS, ORP, and social security benefits.
2:00 - 3:00, Zoom,
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06/12 Financial Wellness: The Benefits of Investing (in person): This is a panel of experts who will share information about the voluntary 403(b) plan and 457 Deferred Compensation program. Attendees will learn about supplemental investment opportunities through pre-tax and Roth contributions, having a diversified investment portfolio, and the importance of supplementing PERS, ORP, and social security benefits.
2:00 - 3:00, Jackson Avenue Center: Room A05,
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06/13 Start to finish: The early career woman's guide to financial wisdom (Zoom only): Would you like to learn about making plans for your financial future? Join us for a discussion with TIAA financial advisor as she addresses topics about starting and maintaining an investment account, setting financial goals, smart budgeting, and the benefits of planning for tomorrow. This session is targeted for women, but anyone is welcome to attend.
9:00 - 10:00, Zoom,
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06/13 Start to finish: The early career woman's guide to financial wisdom (in-person): Would you like to learn about making plans for your financial future? Join us for a discussion with TIAA financial advisor as she addresses topics about starting and maintaining an investment account, setting financial goals, smart budgeting, and the benefits of planning for tomorrow. This session is targeted for women, but anyone is welcome to attend.
9:00 - 10:00, Jackson Avenue Center: Room A05,
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06/13 Transitioning from Staff Member to Supervisor: Making the transition from being a staff member to a supervisor brings unique challenges. This important session provides new supervisors with several practical strategies to help them successfully transition into their new role. Covered topics include the management of existing relationships, the setting of appropriate professional boundaries, and coaching/performance management techniques.
12:00 - 1:00, Zoom (online only),
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06/13 Early to Mid-Career: Getting a head start for tomorrow (Zoom only): Would you like to know more about building a solid foundation for long-term financial security and success? Join us for a discussion with a TIAA financial advisor as she talks about the importance of creating good financial habits and saving early. Learn about retirement plans offered with the university and the benefits of participating in a supplemental retirement plan.
1:30 - 2:30, Zoom,
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06/13 Early to Mid-Career: Getting a head start for tomorrow (in-person): Would you like to know more about building a solid foundation for long-term financial security and success? Join us for a discussion with a TIAA financial advisor as she talks about the importance of creating good financial habits and saving early. Learn about retirement plans offered with the university and the benefits of participating in a supplemental retirement plan.
1:30 - 2:30, Jackson Avenue Center: Room A05,
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06/18 PERS: Early Career/New Employees Seminar (Zoom only): This session provides an overview of PERS and what it means to be a part of a defined benefit plan. A representative of Mississippi Deferred Compensation Plan & Trust (MDC) will also be available to discuss the benefits of enrolling in MDC. This session is most beneficial to participants with 1 ? 4 years of membership.
9:00 - 10:30, Zoom,
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06/18 PERS: Early Career/New Employees Seminar (in person): This session provides an overview of PERS and what it means to be a part of a defined benefit plan. A representative of Mississippi Deferred Compensation Plan & Trust (MDC) will also be available to discuss the benefits of enrolling in MDC. This session is most beneficial to participants with 1 - 4 years of membership.
9:00 - 10:30, Jackson Avenue Center: Room A05,
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06/18 PERS: Understanding State Retirement Benefits (Zoom only): This seminar is more in-depth regarding PERS information for those who are closer to being vested or mid-way eligible for retirement (5-20 years of service). Additionally, a representative of Mississippi Deferred Compensation Plan & Trust (MDC) will be available to discuss the benefits of enrolling in MDC.
1:30 - 3:00, Zoom,
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06/18 PERS: Understanding State Retirement Benefits (in person): This seminar is more in-depth regarding PERS information for those who are closer to being vested or mid-way eligible for retirement (5-20 years of service). Additionally, a representative of Mississippi Deferred Compensation Plan & Trust (MDC) will be available to discuss the benefits of enrolling in MDC.
1:30 - 3:00, Jackson Avenue Center: Room A05,
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06/18 View2022 Supervisor's Training (for supervisors with at least one direct report): As a supervisor, your employees will rely on you to help them understand their View2022 locale. In this session, you will be equipped with the necessary tools and information to assist them. This training will provide in-depth knowledge of how View2022 works and how your employees will be compensated. (This training is for supervisors only. Sessions for employees will be available in late summer 2024. Information will be shared via direct email, UMToday, & weekly Red & Blue newsletters.)
2:00 - 3:30, FedEx Student-Athlete Academic Auditorium 207, Jody Bevill
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06/20 View2022 Supervisor's Training (for supervisors with at least one direct report): As a supervisor, your employees will rely on you to help them understand their View2022 locale. In this session, you will be equipped with the necessary tools and information to assist them. This training will provide in-depth knowledge of how View2022 works and how your employees will be compensated. (This training is for supervisors only. Sessions for employees will be available in late summer 2024. Information will be shared via direct email, UMToday, & weekly Red & Blue newsletters.)
2:00 - 3:30, FedEx Student-Athlete Academic Auditorium 207, Jody Bevill
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06/25 View2022 Supervisor's Training (for supervisors with at least one direct report): As a supervisor, your employees will rely on you to help them understand their View2022 locale. In this session, you will be equipped with the necessary tools and information to assist them. This training will provide in-depth knowledge of how View2022 works and how your employees will be compensated. (This training is for supervisors only. Sessions for employees will be available in late summer 2024. Information will be shared via direct email, UMToday, & weekly Red & Blue newsletters.)
2:00 - 3:30, FedEx Student-Athlete Academic Auditorium 207, Jody Bevill
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06/26 '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 - 12:00, Student Union 323, Jessica Anne Hughes
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07/18 Emotional Intelligence at Work: Our emotions can bring us joy and happiness, but also pain and frustration if we don't manage them well. This important presentation discusses the steps necessary to building and maintaining a balanced emotional life at work to achieve greater levels of success.
12:00 - 1:00, Zoom (online only),
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08/15 Thinking for Success: Success in leadership begins and ends with how we think. This important session focuses on helping managers and supervisors to develop the belief systems and thought patterns that create attitudes and behaviors leading to success. The course includes practical exercises that participants can utilize long-term to reinforce positive mental habits.
12:00 - 1:00, Zoom (online only),
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08/21 '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 - 12:00, Jackson Avenue Center Auditorium A, Jessica Anne Hughes
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09/25 '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 - 12:00, Jackson Avenue Center Auditorium A, Jessica Anne Hughes
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09/25 Four Steps to Maximizing Your Potential: This practical presentation provides a roadmap to help individuals focus on further developing their unique strengths and abilities including: assessing their talents; embracing the full value of them; identifying opportunities to use them in greater ways; and planning for their use in meeting the needs of others.
12:00 - 1:00, Zoom (online only),
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10/23 How to Motivate a Multi-Generational Work Team: Employees who grew up in different time periods can have different values, priorities, and communication styles. This important presentation explores those differences and suggests strategies for effectively motivating employees from each generation.
12:00 - 1:00, Zoom (online only),
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11/13 Four Steps to Resolving Conflict and Restoring Relationships: This presentation takes a practical approach to identifying the needs of each person, gaining understanding of the other person's position and goals, assessing the potential for compromise, and how to agree to disagree. In addition, the session reviews key interpersonal communication approaches and skills crucial to maintaining, and, if necessary, restoring the relationship to ensure good teamwork in the future.
12:00 - 1:00, Zoom (online only),
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11/20 '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 - 12:00, Jackson Avenue Center Auditorium A, Jessica Anne Hughes
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12/11 Emotional Intelligence for Supervisors: Our emotions can bring us joy and happiness, but also pain and frustration if we don't manage them well. This important presentation discusses the steps necessary for supervisors to build and maintain a balanced emotional life at work to improve relationships with employees, and achieve greater levels of success as a leader.
12:00 - 1:00, Zoom (online only),
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Training On Demand

University of Mississippi faculty and staff may request customized training for your team at your office or workplace. The following topics are available now:

  • Appreciation in the Workplace
  • Customer Service
  • Diversity
  • Employee Motivation
  • Excelling as a First Time Manager
  • Leadership and Teamwork
  • Leading Productive Meetings
  • Professional Communication Skills (Face-to-face, telephone, and email etiquette)
  • Managing a Student Workforce
  • Search Committees: Efficient & Effective Processes
  • Strategies for Change Management
  • Time & Energy Management
  • Wellness in the Workplace

If you would like to offer programs to your team, please contact hr@olemiss.edu.