Courses

Database

2112085 - Microsoft Access 2013 - Advanced - EOD

Course Description:

EMPLOYEE & ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Learn advanced features for creating and working with Access databases. Discover how to work with advanced queries, create and run macros, import and export objects and interact with PDF documents. Find out how to link Access objects, optimize resources and set options and properties.

Prerequisites

  • Access 2013 - Intermediate, or Access 2010 Intermediate (strongly recommended)

+ Course Outline

  • Working with Advanced Queries
  • Creating Crosstab Queries
  • Creating Parameter Queries
  • Using Action Queries
  • Creating, Running and Modifying Macros
  • Attaching Macros to Events of Database Objects
  • Creating Macros for Data Transfer
  • Importing and Exporting Objects
  • Interacting with PDF Documents
  • Linking Access Objects
  • Optimizing Resources
  • Protecting Resources
  • Setting Options and Properties
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2112838 - Microsoft Access 2016: (A) Fundamentals - EOD

Course Description:

EMPLOYEE & ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Discover the fundamentals of creating and working with Access databases. Learn what a relational database is and what it can do for you. Find out how to create and edit tables, set field properties, create table relationships and use simple queries, as well as how to create basic forms and basic reports.

Prerequisites

+ Course Outline

  • Opening Databases
  • Creating Simple Access Databases
  • Using Database Templates and Web App Templates
  • Modifying Table Data
  • Using Quick Search and Find and Replace
  • Adding Datasheet Totals and New Records
  • Updating Records with a Query
  • Appending Queries
  • Navigating Through and Printing Records
  • Sorting and Filtering Records
  • Creating Lookups
  • Exploring Relational Databases and the Design Process
  • Creating Guidelines for Determining Fields
  • Using Guidelines for Grouping Fields into Tables
  • Working with Primary Keys, Foreign Keys, and Composite Keys
  • Working with Table Relationships
  • Creating Tables
  • Importing Tables from Other Databases
  • Inserting and Deleting Fields
  • Configuring Fields to Auto-Increment
  • Setting the Default Value for a Fields
  • Creating Table Relationships
  • Understanding Referential Integrity
  • Editing Relationships
  • Joining Data from Different Tables in a Query
  • Understanding Types of Queries
  • Using the Run Command
  • Designing, Saving, Deleting, and Renaming Queries
  • Sorting and Filtering Data in a Query
  • Using Comparison and Logical Operators
  • Sorting, Grouping, and Formatting Query Fields
  • Performing Calculations in a Query
  • Creating New and Modifying Existing Forms
  • Saving and Deleting Forms
  • Creating New and Modifying an Existing Report
  • Saving and Deleting Reports
  • Adding Controls to Reports
  • Modifying Control Properties
  • Managing Labels and Inserting Images
  • Enhancing the Appearance of Reports with Galleries and Themes
  • Adding Headers or Footers to Reports
  • Inserting Page Numbers to Reports
  • Printing Reports
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2112908 - Microsoft Access 2016: (B) Enhancing Functionality - EOD

Course Description:

EMPLOYEE & ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Learn more about Microsoft Access database design and presentation options. Organize your tables to reduce redundant data and ensure it is stored logically. Locate and eliminate orphaned records, create lookup fields, use subdatasheets, join tables within queries, use calculated fields, and summarize and group values. Learn how to design more advanced forms with bound and unbound controls, graphics, calculated values, combo boxes and more. Find out how to create labels, export data, and create a mail merge dataset. Adding charts to forms and reports will also be covered.

Prerequisites

 

+ Course Outline

  • Exploring Data Normalization
  • Understanding First Normal Form, Second Normal Form, Third Normal Form and Denormalization
  • Creating Junction Tables
  • Using Many-to-Many Relationships
  • Joining Tables using Query Joins, Inner Joins, and Outer Joins
  • Joining Tables with No Common Fields
  • Relating Data within a Table
  • Working with Subdatasheets
  • Creating Subqueries
  • Creating Parameter Queries
  • Using Wildcards in a Parameter Query
  • Creating Action Queries
  • Creating Find Duplicate and Find Unmatched Queries
  • Summarizing Data with Crosstab Queries and Multiple Table Queries
  • Adding Controls to Forms
  • Using Command Buttons
  • Using Quick Start Fields and Calendar/Datepicker Control
  • Establishing Tab Order
  • Setting and Removing Form Controls
  • Modifying Data Sources
  • Setting Form Control Properties
  • Using Data Validation (Field Properties, Input Masks, Lookup Lists, and the Expression Builder)
  • Organizing Report Information
  • Using the Group, Sort, and Total Pane
  • Adding a Background Image to a Report
  • Formatting Reports (Tools, Properties, Pagination)
  • Including Data Bars and Charts in reports
  • Adding Calculated Fields in Reports
  • Adding Subreports
  • Creating Mailing Labels (Report)
  • Publishing a Report as PDF
  • Importing Data into Access
  • Using Delimiters
  • Exporting Data to Text File Formats
  • Exporting Access Data to Excel
  • Creating a Mail Merge
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2112910 - Microsoft Access 2016: (C) Advanced Features - EOD

Course Description:

EMPLOYEE & ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Learn advanced options for creating and working with Access databases. Discover how to work with advanced queries, create and run macros, format and validate data and records. Link tables to external sources and split databases for multiple users. Set security options and passwords as well as create database switchboards. Find out how to link Access objects, optimize resources and set options and properties.

Prerequisites

+ Course Outline

  • Creating Subforms
  • Organizing Data with Tab Pages
  • Creating and Using a Navigation Form
  • Formatting Forms (Headers And Footers, Images, Auto-Order, Sort Records, Apply Themes, Insert Backgrounds, Change Margins)
  • Applying Conditional Formatting
  • Using Form and Record Validation
  • Creating Macros
  • Understanding Types of Macro Actions
  • Restricting Records Using Conditions (Macro Conditions, The Where Condition)
  • Validating Data Using a Macro
  • Using Embedded Macros
  • Automating Data Entry Using a Macro
  • Converting a Macro to VBA
  • Linking Tables to External Data Sources
  • Understanding Exclusive Mode
  • Using the Compact and Repair Database Option
  • Determining Object Dependency
  • Documenting a Database
  • Analyzing the Performance of a Database
  • Splitting a Database for Multiple User Access
  • Merging a Database
  • Implementing Security
  • Setting Passwords
  • Converting an Access Database to an ACCDE File
  • Creating a Database Switchboard
  • Modifying a Database Switchboard
  • Setting Startup Options
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Desktop Publishing

2112620 - Adobe Acrobat DC - Essentials - EOD

Course Description:

EMPLOYEE & ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Learn the basics of creating and manipulating Portable Document Format (PDF) files using Adobe Acrobat DC Professional. PDFs can be viewed and printed on any computer platform in exactly the format that you created it. Create PDF files using several different methods and combine multiple documents into a single PDF. Package multiple PDF and non-PDF files into a PDF portfolio. Make minor changes to PDFs that you have already created. And when you are ready to finalize your PDF, know what Save and Security options will suit your needs and those of your user.

Prerequisites

  • Windows or Mac experience

+ Course Outline

  • Creating PDFs and combined PDFs
  • Optimizing scanned PDFs
  • PDF Portfolios
  • Working with OCR
  • Creating bookmarks
  • Editing text and objects
  • Rearranging pages
  • Using save as options
  • Applying basic security features
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2112615 - Adobe InDesign CC 15 - (A) Essentials - EOD

Course Description:

EMPLOYEE & ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Learn the basics of desktop publishing using Adobe InDesign CC. Find out how to create and modify facing and non-facing pages documents. Discover how to enter and edit text and add graphics. Become skilled at importing and threading text. Find out how to prepare your document for printing and how to create an Acrobat PDF file from your InDesign document. Please note: While this course is taught using Adobe InDesign version CC 2015, the content will still be relevant to users of other InDesign versions.

Prerequisites

  • Windows or Mac experience
  • Strong knowledge of word processing

+ Course Outline

  • Creating facing and non-facing pages documents
  • Working with page margins and columns
  • Creating pages and spreads
  • Adding text
  • Importing content from Microsoft Word
  • Threading text – manually and automatically
  • Basic character and paragraph formatting
  • Adding automatic page numbering
  • Adding and working with graphics
  • Basic text wrap
  • Applying basic color to text and frames
  • Export files as PDF
  • Packaging documents for print
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2112621 - Adobe Acrobat DC - Forms - EOD

Course Description:

EMPLOYEE & ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Adobe Acrobat DC has powerful form creation features that allow you to customize the function and appearance of your form fields, to distribute forms via email, and collect and export the responses you receive. Create forms from existing PDFs or from Microsoft Word documents. Specify options and properties for different form field types. Calculate totals automatically. When your form is ready to distribute, save it in a form that all Acrobat users can access, and distribute it using Acrobat for streamlined data collection.

Prerequisites

+ Course Outline

  • Designing the source document
  • Creating a PDF form
  • Inserting form Elements (Fields)
  • Tabbing order
  • Manually adding form fields
  • Copying and duplicating form fields
  • Changing form field properties/appearance
  • Inserting form calculations
  • Adding action buttons
  • Distributing forms
  • Collecting and exporting form data
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2112626 - Adobe InDesign CC 15 - (B) Advanced Object Features - EOD

Course Description:

EMPLOYEE & ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Discover how to format objects in your Adobe InDesign document including shapes, text frames, and graphic frames. Learn how to use paths with text and graphics, apply effects, work with opacity as well as create and apply custom gradients. Find out how to change the corners for objects, add captions, work with libraries and create object styles (to quickly apply formatting). Please note: While this course is taught using Adobe InDesign version CC 2015, the content will still be relevant to users of other InDesign versions.

Prerequisites

+ Course Outline

  • Drawing with the line, shape, and pencil tools
  • Editing paths
  • Changing corner appearance
  • Creating a clipping path
  • Converting type to paths
  • Adding type on a path
  • Applying spot colors and saving as swatches
  • Applying tint colors and saving as swatches
  • Applying color to grayscale images
  • Using the Effects panel
  • Changing opacity
  • Adding captions to graphics
  • Advanced text wrap
  • Drawing a grid of objects
  • Transforming objects
  • Pasting graphics into frames
  • Modifying frames
  • Aligning and distributing objects
  • Grouping and locking objects
  • Creating, applying and editing object styles
  • Creating custom text wraps
  • Creating, editing and using libraries
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2112622 - Adobe InDesign CC 15 - (B) Advanced Text Formatting - EOD

Course Description:

EMPLOYEE & ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Discover how to enhance your publications by applying advanced character and paragraph formatting. Save formatting into reusable and easy-to-apply styles. Learn how to insert special characters (glyphs) and use the story editor, as well as create and format tables. Please note: While this course is taught using Adobe InDesign version CC 2015, the content will still be relevant to users of other InDesign versions.

Prerequisites

+ Course Outline

  • Formatting characters and paragraphs
  • Copying text formatting
  • Adding tabs and indents
  • Applying bullets and numbering
  • Controlling text spacing and breaks
  • Inserting glyphs and special characters
  • Performing spell-check
  • Creating character styles
  • Creating paragraph styles
  • Applying Styles
  • Creating and applying nested Styles
  • Importing styles
  • Creating tables
  • Selecting and editing tables
  • Adding graphics to tables
  • Formatting tables
  • Applying table strokes and fills
  • Creating and applying table and cell styles
  • Using the Story Editor
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2112628 - Adobe InDesign CC 15 - (C) Advanced Techniques - EOD

Course Description:

EMPLOYEE & ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Learn how to use Adobe InDesign to create documents with multi-page spreads (like brochures) and long documents (like a book). Discover how to create a table of contents and an index. See how to take separate files and print them out as one continuous document, how to add footnotes, merge data in from a database or text file, as well as how to create documents with different page sizes. Please note: While this course is taught using Adobe InDesign version CC 2015, the content will still be relevant to users of other InDesign versions.

Prerequisites

+ Course Outline

  • Changing the page and spread display
  • Creating multi-page spreads
  • Rotating the spread view
  • Using multiple page sizes
  • Alternate and liquid layouts
  • Adding sections to long documents
  • Creating a book file
  • Creating a table of contents
  • Creating an index
  • Adding footnotes
  • Inserting cross-references
  • Adding form fields and establishing tab order
  • Adding bookmarks
  • Inserting hyperlinks
  • Generating QR codes
  • Adding movie and sound files
  • Printing a booklet
  • Performing a data merge
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2112629 - Adobe InDesign CC 15 - (C) Master Pages and Placeholders - EOD

Course Description:

EMPLOYEE & ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Learn how to set-up your document properly from the beginning using master pages along with text and graphic placeholders. Master pages allow you to control content that should display or be re-used on multiple pages and allows you to set up headers, automatic page numbering, and more. Find out how to create, edit and apply master pages. Create placeholders, multi-use layouts, snippet files that can be re-used, and learn how to save your InDesign document as a template. Please note: While this course is taught using Adobe InDesign version CC 2015, the content will still be relevant to users of other InDesign versions.

Prerequisites

+ Course Outline

  • Editing existing master pages
  • Creating master pages
  • Adding content to masters
  • Editing master pages
  • Applying master pages
  • Overriding master page content
  • Hiding master page content
  • Basing one master on another
  • Importing masters
  • Creating a grid of guides
  • Placeholder text
  • Drawing shape placeholders
  • Snippets
  • Saving as a template
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Email

2112854 - Microsoft Outlook 2016: (A) Fundamentals - EOD

Course Description:

EMPLOYEE & ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Learn the fundamentals of using Microsoft Outlook to send receive, reply to, and forward email messages. Practice attaching files to messages, opening and saving attached files, and how to insert hyperlinks and signatures. Discover how to use the global address book and create contacts. Use the calendar feature to open and share calendars, create and send appointments, and schedule meetings. Create and modify tasks and notes.

Prerequisites

+ Course Outline

  • Navigating the Outlook Interface
  • Performing Basic E-mail Functions
  • Creating E-mail Messages
  • Checking Spelling and Grammar
  • Using AutoCorrect
  • Formatting Message Content
  • Attaching Files and Items
  • Using the Screenshot Tool
  • Using Quick Parts
  • Inserting Hyperlinks
  • Adding Signatures
  • Setting-up Desktop Alerts
  • Using Message Preview and Conversations
  • Working with Attachments
  • Using Voting Options, Tracking Options, and the Resend and Recall Options
  • Managing Messages Using Tags, Flags, and Other Commands
  • Organizing Messages Using Folders
  • Viewing the Calendar
  • Creating and Managing Appointments
  • Creating and Managing Meetings
  • Printing Calendars
  • Creating and Updating Contacts
  • Viewing and Organizing Contacts
  • Creating and Managing Tasks
  • Creating and Managing Notes
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2112903 - Microsoft Outlook 2016: (B) Managing Email, Calendars, and Tasks - EOD

Course Description:

EMPLOYEE & ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Learn to customize the Microsoft Outlook interface and use the calendar in more advanced ways. Adapt Outlook to your workflow with shortcuts and shortcut groups. See how to grant the permissions that you need to allow others to manage a calendar that you own. Manage how you assign and delegate duties using advanced Task features. Discover how to enhance your email messages with illustrations, WordArt, SmartArt, equations, charts, and tables. Find out how to use automatic replies, create rules, archive messages, as well as search and filter emails.

Prerequisites

+ Course Outline

  • Creating Rules
  • Sorting, Filtering, Organizing, and Searching Messages
  • Managing Junk Mail
  • Archiving Messages
  • Managing Additional Calendars
  • Tracking Meeting Responses
  • Assigning and Managing Tasks
  • Setting Delegates and Permissions
  • Sharing Calendars and Contacts
  • Changing Data File Settings
  • Customizing the Outlook Interface
  • Resetting Customizations
  • Creating and Managing Quick Steps
  • Adding SmartArt and WordArt
  • Using the Background Removal Tool
  • Using Galleries, Styles, and Themes
  • Inserting Equations and Symbols
  • Creating Tables and Charts
  • Setting Importance and Sensitivity Levels
  • Using Multiple E-mail Accounts
  • Using the From Option
  • Using the Bcc and From Fields
  • Setting Automatic Replies
  • Automatic Replies
  • The Automatic Replies Dialog Box
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Graphics and Illustration

2112617 - Adobe Illustrator CC 15 - (A) Essentials - EOD

Course Description:

EMPLOYEE & ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Learn how Adobe Illustrator CC can help you create beautifully drawn vector graphics that can be used to create logos or graphics for the Web or print. After learning navigational tools, you will start to create ellipses, stars, rectangles, and much more. Find out how to use the pen tool to create paths and how to create basic text. Create and apply colors and find out how to copy and scale shapes. Learn how to export illustrations. Please note: While this course is taught using Adobe Illustrator version CC 2015, the content will still be relevant to users of other Illustrator versions.

Prerequisites

  • Windows or Mac experience
  • Experience with Adobe Photoshop or Adobe Fireworks helpful

+ Course Outline

  • Creating basic shapes
  • Drawing with the Pen and Pencil tools
  • Selecting, editing and transforming objects
  • Working with paths
  • Working with colors and swatches
  • Creating and formatting basic text
  • Importing, exporting and saving files
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2112616 - Adobe Photoshop CC 15 - (A) Essentials - EOD

Course Description:

EMPLOYEE & ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Learn the basics of Photoshop CC including how to utilize layers and master selection tools. Discover how to work with text, apply special effects and how to use the History panel. Learn how to re-size and prepare images for web and print use. Please note: While this course is taught using Adobe Photoshop version CC 2015, the content will still be relevant to users of other Photoshop versions.

Prerequisites

  • Windows or Mac experience

+ Course Outline

  • Understanding image size and resolution
  • Cropping and adding canvas size
  • Saving files for print vs. web applications
  • Creating type
  • Formatting characters
  • Scaling and rotating type
  • Creating basic selections
  • Transforming selection content
  • Understanding layer basics
  • Managing layers
  • Opacity and blending mode basics
  • Applying layer effects
  • Flattening an image
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2112618 - Adobe Illustrator CC 15 - (B) Enhancing Graphics - EOD

Course Description:

EMPLOYEE & ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Discover additional features to enhance your graphics! Learn how to work with spot colors, tint swatches and create color groups. Find out how to recolor all objects on the artboard at once, create, edit and apply patterns, work with Live Paint and add transparency to gradients and objects. See how to create and work with layers, perform advanced object transformation functions, create and work with blended objects and much more! Please note: While this course is taught using Adobe Illustrator version CC 2015, the content will still be relevant to users of other Illustrator versions.

Prerequisites

+ Course Outline

  • Creating and saving spot color swatches
  • Creating and editing patterns
  • Creating and working with a gradient mesh
  • Working with Live Paint
  • Creating and working with layers
  • Merging layers
  • Using Image Trace to convert photographs to vector graphics
  • Distorting objects
  • Creating blended objects
  • Adding additional strokes and fills to objects
  • Working with Effects
  • Apply Photoshop effects
  • Creating offset paths
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2112624 - Adobe Photoshop CC 15 - (B) Correcting Images - EOD

Course Description:

EMPLOYEE & ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Learn retouching strategies for your images using tools in Adobe Photoshop CC. Discover how to use the Red Eye, Clone Stamp, Healing Brush, Spot Healing Brush, Patch and Brush tools. Find out how to utilize photo filters, match colors in two different photos, counteract lens distortions, simulate lens effects, replace colors, apply adjustment layers, and more! Please note: While this course is taught using Adobe Photoshop version CC 2015, the content will still be relevant to users of other Photoshop versions.

Prerequisites

+ Course Outline

  • Adjusting Color and tone
  • Creating and working with adjustment layers
  • Working with shadows, midtones and highlights
  • Using Content-Aware fill and tools
  • Repairing images
  • Simulating photo filters
  • Correcting Image Distortions
  • Simulating Lens Effects
  • Sharpening and blurring images
  • Removing artifacts
  • Using advanced selection features
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2112623 - Adobe Photoshop CC 15 - (C) Advanced Composition - EOD

Course Description:

EMPLOYEE & ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Discover how to effectively use masking and advanced layering techniques to further manipulate images. Learn how to work with layers and channels, apply color, as well as create and refine masks. Find out how to use the Puppet Warp feature to reposition areas of an image and how to auto-align layers and much more! Please note: While this course is taught using Adobe Photoshop version CC 2015, the content will still be relevant to users of other Photoshop versions.

Prerequisites

+ Course Outline

  • Working with multiple layers
  • Adjusting layer fill
  • Merging and stamping layers
  • Creating Smart Objects
  • Applying and adjusting clipping masks
  • Using Photomerge
  • Aligning image layers
  • Using Auto-Blend
  • Creating knockouts
  • Using Layer Comps
  • Applying Puppet Warp
  • Working with channels
  • Creating layer masks
  • Creating depth maps
  • Working with paragraph text
  • Applying advanced text formatting
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2112625 - Adobe Photoshop CC 15 - (C) Advanced Features - EOD

Course Description:

EMPLOYEE & ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Find out how to more efficiently use the features of Adobe Photoshop to further work with image files. Discover how to draw vector paths and trace artwork, create custom shapes and create text that follows a specific path. Find out how use the History Brush tool, create automated actions to save you time and frustration, and how to use the Blur Gallery to further work with content in your documents. Please note: While this course is taught using Adobe Photoshop version CC 2015, the content will still be relevant to users of other Photoshop versions.

Prerequisites

+ Course Outline

  • Using the History Brush tools
  • Creating snapshots
  • Using image states
  • Drawing vector paths (Pen and Freeform Pen tools)
  • Creating shapes and custom shapes
  • Creating text on a path
  • Creating vector masks
  • Automating multi-step tasks (creating actions)
  • Using the Image Processor
  • Filtering layers
  • Creating custom keyboard shortcuts
  • Using the Blur Gallery
  • Basics of working with HDR (High dynamic range) images
  • Save for web
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Information Management

2112075 - Microsoft OneNote 2013 – Essentials - EOD

Course Description:

EMPLOYEE & ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Learn how to use Microsoft OneNote to gather, edit and organize information. Find out how to create notebooks and access them from home or the office. Discover how to capture screenshots and text. Find out how to insert documents, images, audio files, and shapes. Create hyperlinks between notes and learn how to share notebooks. Learn how to print and save notes as Word documents or PDF files.

Prerequisites

  • Windows or Mac experience

+ Course Outline

  • Exploring OneNote
  • Creating Notebooks
  • Working with Sections, Pages and Sub-pages
  • Working with Containers, Objects and Text
  • Highlighting Tables with Color
  • Improving Searching
  • Hyperlinking and Sharing
  • Printing and Saving to Word or PDF
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2111731 - Laserfiche Fundamentals - EOD

Course Description:

EMPLOYEE & ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Learn to capture and manage paper and electronic documents with Laserfiche! Find out how to select servers and repositories, retrieve documents and manage folders. Create field, text and date searches. Discover how to add annotations, import and export files, as well as preview documents. For more information on Laserfiche visit: http://laserfiche.tamu.edu/index.php.

Prerequisites

  • Windows or Mac experience

+ Course Outline

  • Setting Up
    • Server and Repository Selection
    • Records Retention File structure
    • Password Security
  • Selecting the Default Folder
    • Default Folder Navigation
    • Folder Creation/Permission
    • Importing/Exporting Files
  • Searching Documents
    • Field Search
    • Text Search
    • Date Search
  • Adding Annotations
    • Stamp
    • Strike-through
    • Redact
  • Viewing Documents
    • Previews
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2112827 - SPECTRIM - Assessor - EOD

Course Description:

EMPLOYEE & ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT: This course is designed for employees who have the responsibility of completing a risk assessment using the tool, SPECTRIM. You will learn the key concepts of using SPECTRIM and risk assessments. You will also become more familiar about the information security standards at Texas A&M, and how to do an assessment using the SPECTRIM tool. This course is taught by a TAMU IT Information Security instructor.

Prerequisites

  • Assigned by D-RAC

+ Course Outline

  • What is SPECTRIM and why is it important?
  • Reviewing information security standards
  • Understanding risk assessment
  • SPECTRIM demonstration
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2112828 - SPECTRIM - D-RAC - EOD

Course Description:

EMPLOYEE & ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT: This course is designed for employees who have the responsibility of managing and assessing information resources for their unit. You will learn the key concepts of using SPECTRIM and performing risk assessments at TAMU. This course is taught by a TAMU IT Information Security instructor.

Prerequisites

  • Coordination with IT-RMP for acceptance into course
  • Acknowledgement that they received and reviewed RA question guide

+ Course Outline

  • What is SPECTRIM and why is it important?
  • Reviewing information security standards
  • Understanding the risk assessment process
    • Clarifications
    • Phase 1: Inventory Management/Resource Identification
    • Phase 2: Grouping and Assessment
  • Using SPECTRIM
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Multimedia/Presentation

2112839 - Microsoft PowerPoint 2016: (A) Fundamentals - EOD

Course Description:

EMPLOYEE & ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Discover how to create and edit presentations in Microsoft PowerPoint. Find out how to insert and modify shapes and pictures, as well as how to format and edit presentation text. Learn how to add slide transitions and sequence the appearance of objects on your slide by applying basic animation. Learn how to use slide sorter view to make organizing your slides easier. Learn tools that make showing your presentation a snap and the different options available when printing your presentations.

Prerequisites

+ Course Outline

  • Navigating PowerPoint
  • Creating and Saving PowerPoint Presentations
  • Selecting Presentation Types
  • Inserting Slides from Slide Layouts and Outlines
  • Reusing, Duplicating, Hiding and Showing Slides
  • Using Slide Layouts
  • Changing Slide Size
  • Applying and Working with Theme
  • Editing and Formatting Text
  • Viewing and Navigating a Presentations
  • Using the Slide Navigator
  • Working with Multiple Presentation Windows
  • Creating WordArt
  • Converting Text to SmartArt
  • Setting Text Box Margins and Spacing Options
  • Formatting Text as Columns
  • Formatting Text Boxes with Fills, Outlines and Effects
  • Inserting and Formatting Images
  • Inserting and Formatting Shapes
  • Arranging Objects
  • Animating Objects
  • Using AutoCorrect, the Spell Checker, the Insights Pane, and the Thesaurus
  • Checking Compatibility and Accessibility
  • Applying Transitions and Effects
  • Customizing Transition Timing
  • Adding Sounds
  • Printing Selected Slides, Presentations, Handouts, Outlines, and Notes Pages
  • Working with PowerPoint Presentation File Formats
  • Applying Animations and Timings
  • Setting Up Slide Shows
  • Rehearsing Timings
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2112906 - Microsoft PowerPoint 2016: (B) Enhancing Presentations - EOD

Course Description:

EMPLOYEE & ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Unleash the real power of PowerPoint. Learn to insert video and audio objects in your slides. Find out how to add screenshots, record your screen, and modify slide masters. Discover how to add sections, edit headers and footers, and create custom handouts and speaker notes. Create your own graphics and icons using SmartArt, WordArt, and the merge shapes tool. Easily create a series of slides with images using the photo album tool.

Prerequisites

+ Course Outline

  • Using the Photo Album Feature
  • Creating a Screenshot
  • Recording the Screen
  • Merging Shapes
  • Inserting, Editing, and Formatting WordArt
  • Removing Backgrounds from Images
  • Formatting and Aligning Objects and Images
  • Using the Animation Painter
  • Creating and Managing Sections
  • Modifying Slide Masters and Slide Layouts
  • Adding Background Imaged and Custom Themes
  • Adding Headers and Footers
  • Modifying the Notes Master and the Handout Master
  • Creating Handouts in Microsoft Word
  • Creating SmartArt and Modifying SmartArt
  • Using the Selection Pane
  • Changing SmartArt Styles, Layouts, and Color Schemes
  • Converting to a SmartArt Graphic to Text or Shapes
  • Adding Audio to a Presentation
  • Adding Video to a Presentation
  • Using the Animation Pane
  • Adding Hyperlinks and Action Buttons
  • Importing from Word Headings
  • Inking Equations
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2112907 - Microsoft PowerPoint 2016: (B) Visualizing Data - EOD

Course Description:

EMPLOYEE & ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Use PowerPoint to make your data come alive, without boring or overwhelming your audience. Create effective tables and charts to tell the story of your data. Find out how to embed or link to other files from your presentation.

Prerequisites

+ Course Outline

  • Creating Tables
  • Navigating and Editing Tables
  • Applying Formatting and Table Styles
  • Inserting Tables from Other Microsoft Office Applications
  • Linking vs. Embedding Tables
  • Creating Charts
  • Editing Chart Data
  • Exploring Chart Types
  • Formatting Charts
  • Changing the Chart Type
  • Changing the Chart Layout
  • Changing the Chart Style
  • Changing the Chart Color
  • Selecting and Formatting Chart Elements
  • Specifying Precise Positions for Charts
  • Resizing Chart Elements
  • Applying Effects to a Chart
  • Applying Quick Styles to Shapes
  • Applying Borders
  • Creating a Chart with Microsoft Excel Data
  • Eliminating Chart Junk
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Project Management

2112083 - Microsoft Visio 2013 - Essentials - EOD

Course Description:

EMPLOYEE & ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Learn how to create, save, edit and print new Visio documents. Learn how to create, group and edit shapes. Find out how to work with, edit and format text. See how to work with connectors, add connection points, use the connector tool and use jumps with connectors. Learn how to use the various tools and stencils to develop your document. Find out how to create organizational charts and reports. Gain knowledge of how to use Visio with other programs and more.

Prerequisites

  • Windows or Mac experience

+ Course Outline

  • Working with Visio
  • Using Basic Drawing Skills
  • Working with Shapes and Text
  • Connecting and Grouping Shapes
  • Printing
  • Using Data with Shapes
  • Working with Organizational Charts
  • Using Visio with Other Programs
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Software Demonstrations

2112651 - Creating a Paperless Office with Microsoft Office 2013 - EOD

Course Description:

EMPLOYEE & ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT: When eliminating paper from your office workflow, you need to be more resilient than ever in your digital skills for handling and managing documents. In this demo, learn how to use Microsoft Office more effectively and efficiently in a paperless office. Share and export documents, directly from the individual programs. Develop and collaborate using Track Changes. Use Word to create and even edit PDFs. Experience OneNote as it captures data from a variety of sources, links to other documents, and accesses the documents from a variety of devices.

Prerequisites

  • None

Outline

Edit and Collaborate with Microsoft Word:

  • File Sharing
  • Tracking Changes
  • Adding and Replying to Comments
  • Creating and Editing PDFs

Manage All Your Information with OneNote:

  • Capturing Text, Notes, Hyperlinks, and Images
  • Linking to Other Documents
  • Accessing Documents from All of Your Computers or Devices
  • Sharing Documents with Others

 

+ Course Outline

EMPLOYEE & ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT: When eliminating paper from your office workflow, you need to be more resilient than ever in your digital skills for handling and managing documents. In this demo, learn how to use Microsoft Office more effectively and efficiently in a paperless office. Share and export documents, directly from the individual programs. Develop and collaborate using Track Changes. Use Word to create and even edit PDFs. Experience OneNote as it captures data from a variety of sources, links to other documents, and accesses the documents from a variety of devices.

Prerequisites

  • None

Outline

Edit and Collaborate with Microsoft Word:

  • File Sharing
  • Tracking Changes
  • Adding and Replying to Comments
  • Creating and Editing PDFs

Manage All Your Information with OneNote:

  • Capturing Text, Notes, Hyperlinks, and Images
  • Linking to Other Documents
  • Accessing Documents from All of Your Computers or Devices
  • Sharing Documents with Others

 

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2112653 - Getting the Most Out of Microsoft Excel 2013 - EOD

Course Description:

EMPLOYEE & ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT: In this action-packed demo, see advanced features at work and learn tips for power users.  Convert a range of cells to a Table for easy sorting, filtering, and summarizing of data.  Insert Lookup functions to locate and use values in reference tables.  Restrict values and validate data entry.  Apply Conditional Formatting for visual data analysis.  Insert Pivot Tables for fast and flexible analysis and filtering.  Create macros that simplify difficult or redundant tasks.

Prerequisites

  • Microsoft Excel experience recommended

Outline

  • Convert Cells to Tables
  • Sort Tables by Priority
  • Use Table Total Rows
  • Create Lookup Functions
  • Validate Data Entry
  • Apply Conditional Formulas
  • Insert Pivot Tables
  • Apply Slicers to Pivot Tables
  • Filter Pivot Table Results
  • Create and Save a Macro
  • Create a Macro Button and Shortcut

+ Course Outline

EMPLOYEE & ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT: In this action-packed demo, see advanced features at work and learn tips for power users.  Convert a range of cells to a Table for easy sorting, filtering, and summarizing of data.  Insert Lookup functions to locate and use values in reference tables.  Restrict values and validate data entry.  Apply Conditional Formatting for visual data analysis.  Insert Pivot Tables for fast and flexible analysis and filtering.  Create macros that simplify difficult or redundant tasks.

Prerequisites

  • Microsoft Excel experience recommended

Outline

  • Convert Cells to Tables
  • Sort Tables by Priority
  • Use Table Total Rows
  • Create Lookup Functions
  • Validate Data Entry
  • Apply Conditional Formulas
  • Insert Pivot Tables
  • Apply Slicers to Pivot Tables
  • Filter Pivot Table Results
  • Create and Save a Macro
  • Create a Macro Button and Shortcut
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2112484 - Microsoft Excel 2013 Tips & Tricks - EOD

Course Description:

EMPLOYEE & ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT: In this demo, learn features and functions in Excel to increase your efficiency.

Prerequisites

  • None

Outline

  • Navigate the Ribbon Quickly
  • Convert Text to Columns
  • Open a New Window to Ease Working in Large Worksheets
  • Add Subtotals to Datasets
  • Convert Cells to a Table
  • Sort Data by Column or Dataset
  • Hide Columns and Freeze Panes
  • Edit Formulas
  • Use the Insert Function Button
  • And More!

+ Course Outline

EMPLOYEE & ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT: In this demo, learn features and functions in Excel to increase your efficiency.

Prerequisites

  • None

Outline

  • Navigate the Ribbon Quickly
  • Convert Text to Columns
  • Open a New Window to Ease Working in Large Worksheets
  • Add Subtotals to Datasets
  • Convert Cells to a Table
  • Sort Data by Column or Dataset
  • Hide Columns and Freeze Panes
  • Edit Formulas
  • Use the Insert Function Button
  • And More!
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2112757 - Microsoft Windows 10 & Office 2016 Demo - EOD

Course Description:

EMPLOYEE & ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Explore how you navigate the new interface of Windows 10. Discover some of the new features of Microsoft Office 2016. Find out “what’s in,” “what’s out,” and what looks different. Learn what the most obvious changes to common tools will be, and see the exciting new options that will enhance productivity. Stay for an optional Q&A session after the demo.

Prerequisites

  • None

+ Course Outline

  • Windows 10
  • Office 2016 Suite
  • Outlook 2016
  • Word 2016
  • Excel 2016
  • PowerPoint 2016
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2112652 - Wow! I Didn't Know Microsoft Office 2013 Could Do That! - EOD

Course Description:

EMPLOYEE & ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT: This course is a demonstration of useful and interesting software tools, features, and functions that can help increase productivity. Software programs are drawn from current EOD courses including: Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft PowerPoint, and Microsoft Word.

Prerequisites

  • None

Outline

  • Microsoft Excel (converting text to columns, creating pivot tables, using slicers to analyze data, and more!)
  • Microsoft Outlook (setting rules, applying conditional formatting, and more!)
  • Microsoft PowerPoint (cleaning up a slide show with layout reset, reusing existing slides, adding section header layouts, and more!)
  • Microsoft Word (formatting with styles, using formatting tools, collaborating with others, and more!)

+ Course Outline

EMPLOYEE & ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT: This course is a demonstration of useful and interesting software tools, features, and functions that can help increase productivity. Software programs are drawn from current EOD courses including: Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft PowerPoint, and Microsoft Word.

Prerequisites

  • None

Outline

  • Microsoft Excel (converting text to columns, creating pivot tables, using slicers to analyze data, and more!)
  • Microsoft Outlook (setting rules, applying conditional formatting, and more!)
  • Microsoft PowerPoint (cleaning up a slide show with layout reset, reusing existing slides, adding section header layouts, and more!)
  • Microsoft Word (formatting with styles, using formatting tools, collaborating with others, and more!)
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Spreadsheets

2112108 - Microsoft Excel 2013 - Intermediate - EOD

Course Description:

EMPLOYEE & ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Learn more of the useful features of Microsoft Excel and spreadsheets to create and manage large workbooks, freeze and hide rows and columns, print large worksheets, create 3-D formulas and link workbooks together. Find out how to use functions to format text, work with styles and themes, add and delete watermarks, outline and consolidate data, create subtotals, sort and filter data. Table and chart creation will also be covered.

Prerequisites

  • Microsoft Excel 2013 - Essentials, or Excel 2010- Essentials (strongly recommended)

+ Course Outline

  • Managing Large Worksheets
  • Locking Rows and Columns
  • Splitting Worksheets into Panes
  • Hiding and Unhiding Columns, Rows and Worksheets
  • Printing Large Worksheets
  • Adjusting Page Breaks
  • Inserting Different Even and Odd Headers/Footers
  • Navigating Between Worksheets
  • Naming Worksheets and Coloring Tabs
  • Using and Printing Multiple Worksheets
  • Copying Worksheets Between Workbooks
  • Creating 3-D Formulas
  • Adding Watch Windows
  • Linking Workbooks
  • Creating External Links in Worksheets
  • Applying Special Formats
  • Working with Styles and Themes
  • Merging Cells and Wrapping Text
  • Transposing Data
  • Adding and Deleting Watermarks
  • Outlining and Consolidating Data
  • Creating Subtotals
  • Creating and using Range Names
  • Defining and Applying 3-D Names
  • Sorting and Filtering Data
  • Working with Tables
  • Creating and Formatting Charts
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2112109 - Microsoft Excel 2013 – Advanced Functions - EOD

Course Description:

EMPLOYEE & ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Learn more advanced features of Microsoft Excel and spreadsheets. Discover the many features available to help share and protect your spreadsheet, such as: commenting, tracking changes, adding passwords and protecting portions of worksheets. Find out how to use logical, statistical, financial, and date functions. You will also build lookup functions and create data tables.

Prerequisites

  • Excel 2013 - Intermediate, or Excel 2010 - Intermediate (strongly recommended)

+ Course Outline

  • Adding and Formatting Graphical Elements
  • Adding and Viewing Comments in Cells and Workbooks
  • Protecting Worksheets with Passwords
  • Protecting Worksheet Structure
  • Sharing, Merging and Tracking Changes in Workbooks
  • Using Auditing Features
  • Using Logical Functions (IF, OR, AND, NOT, etc)
  • Using the PMT Function
  • Using Date and Time Functions
  • Using Array Formulas
  • Using SumIF and SumIFS
  • Displaying and Printing Formulas
  • Using Lookup Functions
  • Using MATCH and INDEX
  • Creating Data Tables
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2112851 - Microsoft Excel 2016: (A) Fundamentals - EOD

Course Description:

EMPLOYEE & ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Learn the fundamentals of Microsoft Excel and the basic functions of spreadsheets. Create and save workbooks; apply text and number formatting; select, move, copy, and delete data. Apply borders, cell styles and other formatting to rows, columns, cells, and tables. Learn how to write formulas and use common functions. Explore page layout and printing options for worksheets. Check spelling, search for and replace data, and save worksheets in alternate file formats.

Prerequisites

+ Course Outline

  • Identifying the Elements of the Excel Interface
  • Creating a Basic Worksheet
  • Creating Formulas in Worksheets
  • Inserting Functions in Worksheets
  • Reusing Formulas
  • Creating Relative, Absolute, and References
  • Manipulating Data, Cells, Columns and Rows
  • Searching For and Replace Data
  • Checking Spelling
  • Modifying Fonts
  • Adding Borders, Colors, and Sheet Backgrounds
  • Applying Number Formats
  • Aligning Cell Contents
  • Using Indent, Wrap Text, Orientation, and Merge & Center Options
  • Applying Cell Styles
  • Defining the Basic Page Layout and Print Options for a Workbook
  • Creating Headers and Footers
  • Adjusting Page Margins and Page Orientation
  • Refining the Page Layout
  • Applying Print Options
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2112887 - Microsoft Excel 2016: (B) Managing and Enhancing Workbooks - EOD

Course Description:

EMPLOYEE & ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Learn more useful features of Microsoft Excel and spreadsheets to create and manage large workbooks, freeze and hide rows and columns, work with ranges, and protect files. Find out how to use functions to format text, work with styles and themes, add and delete watermarks, outline and consolidate data, create subtotals, as well as sort and filter data. Discover how to insert graphic objects. Table and chart creation and template use will also be covered.

Prerequisites

+ Course Outline

  • Formatting Worksheet Tabs
  • Manage Worksheet References in Formulas
  • Grouping, Repositioning, Inserting, and Deleting Worksheets
  • Hiding and Un-hiding Worksheets
  • Splitting, Freezing Panes, and Arranging
  • Applying and Editing Range Names
  • Using Range Names in Formulas
  • Using Specialized Functions
  • Using Nested Functions
  • Using Automatic Workbook Calculations
  • Enabling Iterative Calculations
  • Creating and Modifying Tables
  • Sorting and Filtering Data
  • Removing Duplicate Values
  • Using Subtotal and Database Functions to Calculate Data
  • Customizing Workbooks with Comments, Hyperlinks, Watermarks, and Background Pictures
  • Managing and Customizing Themes
  • Creating and Using Templates
  • Protecting Files
  • Preparing Workbooks for Multiple Audiences
  • Inserting Charts
  • Inserting and Modify Graphic Objects (Shapes, WordArt, Text Boxes, Images, and SmartArt)
  • Layering and Grouping Graphic Objects
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2112889 - Microsoft Excel 2016: (C) Advanced Calculations - EOD

Course Description:

EMPLOYEE & ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Learn more advanced features of Microsoft Excel and spreadsheets. Find out how to use logical, statistical, financial, and date functions. You will also build lookup functions, validate data, and troubleshoot errors. Discover how to create sparklines and scenarios, consolidate data, link cells in workbooks, and create outlines.

Prerequisites

+ Course Outline

  • Using Text Functions (LEFT, RIGHT, MID, LEN, TRIM, UPPER, LOWER, PROPER, CONCATENATE and TRANSPOSE)/li>
  • Using Logical Functions and Operators (AND, OR, and IF)/li>
  • Using Lookup Functions (LOOKUP, VLOOKUP, and HLOOKUP)
  • Using Date Functions (TODAY and NOW)
  • Serializing Dates and Times with Functions
  • Using Financial Functions (IPMT, PPMT, NPV, and FV)
  • Applying Conditional Formatting
  • Adding Data Validation Criteria
  • Tracing Cells
  • Troubleshooting Invalid Data and Formula Errors
  • Watching and Evaluating Formulas
  • Creating a Data List Outline
  • Creating Sparklines
  • Creating Scenarios
  • Performing a What-If Analysis
  • Consolidating Data
  • Linking Cells in Different Workbooks
  • Merging Workbooks
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2112890 - Microsoft Excel 2016: (C) Charts and PivotTables - EOD

Course Description:

EMPLOYEE & ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Learn more advanced features of Microsoft Excel and spreadsheets, including advanced charting features, how to modify each chart element to meet your design standards, and how to create a chart template for consistent visual presentations. Discover how to apply trendlines from historical data to project future estimates. Learn to use pivot tables to reorganize, filter, and sort data to manage the information you need.

Prerequisites

+ Course Outline

  • Creating Charts
  • Resizing and Moving Charts
  • Modifying and Formatting Charts
  • Formatting Charts with a Style
  • Adding a Legend to the Chart
  • Creating a Trendline
  • Formatting Trendlines
  • Creating Advanced Charts
  • Creating Custom Chart Templates
  • Viewing Chart Animations
  • Creating a PivotTable
  • Summarizing Data in a PivotTable
  • Exploring PowerPivot Functions
  • Filtering Data by Using Slicers
  • Analyzing Data with PivotCharts
  • Applying Styles to a PivotChart
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2112891 - Microsoft Excel 2016: (D) PowerPivot - EOD

Course Description:

EMPLOYEE & ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Learn how to import and manipulate data using PowerPivot. Create linked tables, organize and format tables, implement calculated columns, as well as create and manage table relationships. Discover how to insert PivotTables and PivotCharts. Find out how to use DAX functions, extract data, protect reports, and save into different file formats.

Prerequisites

+ Course Outline

  • Enabling and Navigating PowerPivot
  • Importing Data from Various Data Sources
  • Refreshing Data from a Data Source
  • Creating Linked Tables
  • Organizing and Formatting Tables
  • Creating Calculated Columns
  • Sorting and Filtering PowerPivot Data
  • Creating and Managing Table Relationships
  • Creating PivotTables
  • Creating PivotCharts
  • Creating Power Views
  • Filtering Data Using Slicers
  • Presenting PivotTable Data Visually
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Web Page Creation

2112619 - Adobe Dreamweaver CC 15 - (A) Essentials - EOD

Course Description:

EMPLOYEE & ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Explore the Adobe Dreamweaver CC environment and work with documents to create and define a Web site. Discover how to work with text, images, links, and tables in HTML documents. Learn about web page accessibility basics and how to publish your site to the web. Please note: While this course is taught using Adobe Dreamweaver version CC 2015, the content will still be relevant to users of other Dreamweaver versions.

Prerequisites

+ Course Outline

  • Working with Dreamweaver Sites
  • Adding and Formatting Text
  • Adding and Modifying Images
  • Working with Links and Navigation
  • Presenting Content with Tables
  • Understanding Web Page Accessibility
  • Publishing to the Web
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2111797 - HTML5 - Essentials - EOD

Course Description:

EMPLOYEE & ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Learn the basics of HTML5 to create and edit Web pages. Experiment with tags and attributes to format text and generate special characters. Create hyperlinks to navigate to other web pages, specific locations on the same page, or to create new email messages. Utilize backgrounds and images. Add different types of lists and work with tables. Discover how to create and work with basic style sheets.

Prerequisites

  • Windows or Mac experience

+ Course Outline

  • Exploring the history of HTML and XHTML
  • Using HTML5 syntax and authorizing guidelines
  • Adding the correct document type declaration
  • Adding headings and paragraphs
  • Creating document structures and sections
  • Adding lists and phrase elements
  • Working with attributes
  • Working with basic style sheets
  • Applying color
  • Creating and working with tables
  • Creating links
  • Working with images
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2111936 - Web Accessibility - Essentials - EOD

Course Description:

EMPLOYEE & ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT: This course is designed for employees who have any role related to Texas A&M University websites and/or web content (e.g., administrators, managers, web designers, web developers, content contributors).  Learn the key concepts of web accessibility, get an overview of the required web accessibility standards at Texas A&M, and discover practical “next steps” to make your websites more accessible. You’ll also get hands-on experience with some common assistive technologies, to better understand how people with disabilities use the web. This course is taught by a Texas A&M Information Technology instructor.

Prerequisites

  • Windows or Mac experience
 

+ Course Outline

  • What is web accessibility, and why is it important?
  • Using assistive technology to access web content (hands-on demonstration)
  • Understanding web accessibility standards and the most common accessibility issues at Texas A&M
  • Creating accessible web content and next steps
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2112627 - Adobe Dreamweaver CC 15 - (B) Advanced - EOD

Course Description:

EMPLOYEE & ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Discover how to use Dreamweaver to add and manage Cascading Style Sheets (CSS). Create new pages using built-in CSS. Create and apply rules, create your own layout, export styles to external style sheets and more! Find out how to add some interactivity to your site with JavaScript behaviors. Discover how to add movies and sounds to pages, as well as how to make the pages in your site consistent by using Dreamweaver templates. Please note: While this course is taught using Adobe Dreamweaver version CC 2015, the content will still be relevant to users of other Dreamweaver versions.

Prerequisites

+ Course Outline

  • Create a new page based on built-in CSS layouts
  • Edit existing CSS rules
  • Create and apply new CSS rules
  • Create and apply new CSS classes
  • Create and apply context (descendent) selectors
  • Create and apply advanced selectors
  • Export CSS styles to an external style sheet
  • Create Dreamweaver templates
  • Create editable, repeating and optional regions
  • Apply and remove templates on pages
  • Edit content in documents based on templates
  • Update templates
  • Add Dreamweaver behaviors and widgets
  • Add movies and sounds
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290034 - Cascading Style Sheets - CSS - EOD

Course Description:

EMPLOYEE & ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Learn how CSS can complement and enhance your Web pages in this packed course. Explore the different levels and abilities of style sheets. Learn how CSS can format and position the elements in your Web page. Find out about style sheet syntax, class selectors and how to use the DIV and SPAN elements. See how to link external style sheets to multiple pages, what determines the cascading order for styles, how to apply text and font properties, as well as how to apply colors and background techniques. Learn how to format parts of your website with the Box Model, as well as how to position elements absolutely and relatively. Find out how to use a layer's Z-index property and how to use contextual selectors. Learn the principles of how to apply CSS wisely and the future of CSS.

Prerequisites

+ Course Outline

  • Introduction to Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
  • Designing with Style Sheets
  • Style Sheet Syntax
  • Class Selectors
  • The DIV and SPAN Elements
  • Linked (External) Style Sheets
  • Cascading Order
  • Text and Font Properties
  • Applying Colors
  • Background Techniques
  • Formatting with the Box Model
  • Borders
  • Floating Elements
  • Styling Lists
  • Positioning Elements Absolutely and Relatively
  • Layering Elements with the Z-Index Property
  • Applying CSS Wisely
  • Dynamically Linked Style Sheets
  • Contextual Selectors
  • Validating CSS
  • The Future of CSS
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2111937 - Web Accessibility - Advanced - EOD

Course Description:

EMPLOYEE & ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT: This course is designed for employees who have a role in creating and/or maintaining Texas A&M University websites and/or web content (e.g., web designers, web developers, and content contributors).  Learn what steps you can take to make your website more accessible to users with disabilities. This includes common design considerations, as well as specific markup that will benefit assistive technology users. Lessons will focus on discussing common barriers, hands-on demonstrations with assistive technologies, and strategies to maximize accessibility. This course is taught by a Texas A&M Information Technology instructor.

Prerequisites

  • Windows or Mac experience
  • Web Accessibility – Essentials (strongly recommended)
  • Strong working knowledge of HTML and CSS

+ Course Outline

  • Designing for accessibility
  • Making images accessible
  • Understanding accessibility issues with audio and video content
  • Structuring page content for maximum accessibility
  • Creating accessible site navigation
  • Building accessible tables
  • Making forms accessible
  • Understanding accessibility issues with common document formats

 

Prerequisites

  • Windows or Macintosh experience
  • Web Accessibility – Essentials (strongly recommended)
  • Strong working knowledge of HTML and CSS
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Word Processing

2112858 - Microsoft Word 2016: (A) Fundamentals - EOD

Course Description:

EMPLOYEE & ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Learn the essentials of Microsoft Word and word processing. Create, navigate, edit and save documents, apply character formatting, and insert images. Find out how to apply paragraph formatting, create bulleted and numbered lists, and customize tab stops. Learn to adjust margins and indents. Work with document views and learn how to print documents.

Prerequisites

+ Course Outline

  • Identify the Components of the Word Interface
  • Viewing Documents
  • Creating and Saving Documents
  • Previewing and Printing Options
  • Navigating and Selecting Text
  • Modifying Text
  • Finding and Replacing Text
  • Applying Character Formatting
  • Aligning Text Using Tabs
  • Displaying Text as List Items
  • Controlling Paragraph Layout
  • Using Margins, Indentation, Spacing, and Hyphenation
  • Adding, Resizing, and Cropping Images
  • Applying Text Wrap
  • Rotating and Positioning Images
  • Adding Captions
  • Sorting Lists, Fields, and Text
  • Renumbering and Customizing Lists
  • Working with Multilevel Lists
  • Adjusting List Appearance and Formatting
  • Checking Spelling and Grammar
  • Determining Readability and Word Count
  • Using the Thesaurus and Research Options
  • Checking Accessibility
  • Customizing the Word Interface
  • Using AutoCorrect
  • Using Additional Save Options
  • Opening Non-Native Files in Microsoft Word
  • Importing Files
  • Opening and Editing PDF Documents
  • Appending Text to a Document
  • Linking to Other Documents
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2112899 - Microsoft Word 2016: (B) Collaboration - EOD

Course Description:

EMPLOYEE & ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Discover how to use the features of Microsoft Word to collaborate efficiently. Find out how to modify user information, insert and reply to comments, as well as compare, accept, and reject document changes. Learn how to combine modifications from multiple reviewers, coordinate document versions, utilize the Revisions pane, and mark a document as final.

Prerequisites

+ Course Outline

  • Modifying User Information
  • Viewing File Properties
  • Inserting, Editing, and Replying to Comments
  • Marking Comments Done
  • Navigating Through and Deleting Comments
  • Comparing Document Changes
  • Accepting and Rejecting Changes
  • Reviewing Documents
  • Tracking Changes
  • Using Markup Views and the Track Changes Indicator
  • Reviewing Changes
  • Merging Document Changes
  • Combining Modifications from Multiple Reviewers
  • Using Revisions Pane
  • Resolving Style Conflicts
  • Suppressing Information
  • Removing Personal Information from a Document
  • Setting Editing Restrictions
  • Marking as Final
  • Restricting Document Access with Passwords
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2112896 - Microsoft Word 2016: (B) Document Formatting - EOD

Course Description:

EMPLOYEE & ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Explore the ways in which the formatting tools in Word can help you to efficiently format your documents. Learn to create and apply formatting using styles, work with columns, and insert section and column breaks. Discover how to apply page borders, watermarks, and page colors, add headers and footers, control margins and page orientation. Find out how to reveal and clear formatting, insert building blocks and Quick Parts, as well as create and apply templates to documents.

Prerequisites

+ Course Outline

  • Applying Page Borders, Color, and Watermarks
  • Adding Headers and Footers
  • Inserting Page Numbers
  • Controlling Page Margins and Page Orientation
  • Changing Paper Sizes
  • Inserting Page Breaks
  • Applying, Creating, and Modifying Text Styles
  • Managing Formatting with Reveal Formatting
  • Using Clear Formatting Options
  • Finding and Replacing Text Formatting Options
  • Assigning Keyboard Shortcuts to Styles
  • Create Custom List or Table Styles
  • Applying, Customizing, and Saving Custom Themes
  • Controlling Paragraph Flow
  • Inserting Section Breaks
  • Creating Section Titles
  • Inserting Columns
  • Linking Text Boxes to Control Text Flow
  • Inserting Text from a File
  • Inserting Building Blocks
  • Creating and Modifying Building Blocks
  • Inserting Fields Using Quick Parts
  • Creating Documents Using Templates
  • Creating and Modifying Templates
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2112898 - Microsoft Word 2016: (B) Enhancing Documents - EOD

Course Description:

EMPLOYEE & ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Use advanced features of Word to communicate your message visually and create documents that adhere to the Texas A&M University brand guide. Organize and present data using tables, charts, diagrams, and even content from Excel. Discover how to apply borders and shading, insert symbols and special characters, adjust image appearance and remove image backgrounds. Learn how to insert screenshots, videos, and draw shapes. Find out how to add text effects to make your documents stand-out!

Prerequisites

+ Course Outline

  • Inserting, Navigating, and Customizing Tables
  • Inserting Excel Data
  • Modifying Tables
  • Inserting, Deleting, Moving, and Resizing Rows and Columns
  • Customizing Cell Margins and Cell Layout
  • Setting Table Titles
  • Formatting Tables
  • Converting Text to Tables
  • Sorting Table Data
  • Performing Calculations in a Table
  • Creating and Editing Charts
  • Changing Chart Types
  • Saving Charts as Templates
  • Applying Borders and Shading
  • Inserting Symbols and Special Characters
  • Adjusting Image Appearance
  • Using the Background Removal Tool
  • Applying Picture Styles
  • Inserting and Formatting Screenshots
  • Inserting Video
  • Creating Text Boxes and Pull Quotes
  • Applying and Formatting Text Boxes
  • Saving the Selection to the Text Box Gallery
  • Drawing Shapes
  • Using Text Wrapping Styles
  • Adding and Modifying Text in a Shape
  • Adding Captions
  • Setting Shape Styles
  • Add WordArt and Other Text Effects
  • Creating Complex Illustrations with SmartArt
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2112900 - Microsoft Word 2016: (B) Forms - EOD

Course Description:

EMPLOYEE & ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Discover how to collect data using custom forms. Find out how to insert form controls and fields to a document, set options for fields, clear entered data, protect forms, and modify control titles. Learn how to link your forms to a database and save your form data as a text file.

Prerequisites

+ Course Outline

  • Planning a Form
  • Inserting Form Controls
  • Using Design Mode
  • Setting Form Field Options
  • Toggling Form Field Shading
  • Clearing Entered Data from Form Fields
  • Protecting a Form
  • Modifying a Control's Title Tab
  • Adding Help Contents to Form Fields
  • Saving Form Data as a Text File
  • Linking the Form to a DatabaseAdd course objective
  • Modifying Tab Order
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2112893 - Microsoft Word 2016: (B) Mail Merge - Letters and Emails - EOD

Course Description:

EMPLOYEE & ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Learn how to use Word to create form letters, labels and envelopes to send to multiple recipients. Find out how to specify the main document to be sent and how to create a recipient list. Learn how to create merge fields, preview your merged data, print or email your merged documents and set options for mailing labels and envelopes. Learn to use mail merge to generate a directory or catalog from your list data.

Prerequisites

+ Course Outline

  • Inserting Mail Merge Fields
  • Setting Mail Merge Rules
  • Using Data Sources
  • Understanding the Mail Merge Process
  • Using the Mail Merge Wizard
  • Opening a Mail Merge Document with a Data Source Attached
  • Unlinking a Data Source
  • Merging Envelopes and Labels
  • Creating a Single Envelope or Label
  • Setting Up a Return Address
  • Creating a Data Source Using Word
  • Creating an Email Merge
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2112901 - Microsoft Word 2016: (C) Long Documents - EOD

Course Description:

EMPLOYEE & ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Learn special features of Microsoft Word to create long documents such as reports, books, and research material. Discover how to create an outline, a table of contents, an index, a table of figures, footnotes, and endnotes. Find out how to add captions, bookmarks, and master documents.

Prerequisites

+ Course Outline

  • Adding Captions
  • Adding and Updating Cross-References
  • Adding Bookmarks
  • Inserting Footnotes and Endnotes
  • Navigating Using Reference Marks
  • Using the Source Manager, Create Source, and Edit Source Dialog Boxes
  • Adding Citations
  • Adding and Updating a Bibliography
  • Using Citation and Bibliography Styles
  • Inserting Blank Pages
  • Inserting Cover Pages
  • Inserting and Updating an Index
  • Inserting and Updating a Table of Contents
  • Inserting an Ancillary Table
  • Creating a Table of Authorities
  • Creating and Managing Outlines
  • Promoting and Demoting Sections in Outlines
  • Creating a Master Document
  • Creating and Managing Subdocuments
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Employee Orientations

211496 - Benefits Orientation Session - EOD

Course Description:

EMPLOYEE & ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT: All newly benefits-eligible employees are encouraged to attend this basic overview of the comprehensive insurance and retirement benefits package offered by the Texas A&M University System. Topics covered include health insurance, life and disability insurance, flexible spending accounts, paid time off, longevity, and retirement plans. This session is open to any newly benefits-eligible employee; however, it is recommended to be taken within the first month of employment. Registration is required. This session is taught by an HR Benefits Services instructor.

Prerequisites

  • None

+ Course Outline

  • Basic overview of the comprehensive insurance and retirement benefits package offered by the Texas A&M University System
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211495 - New Employee Welcome (NEW) Session - EOD

Course Description:

EMPLOYEE & ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Aggieland 101. During this fast-paced, high-energy session, participants will become more knowledgeable about Texas A&M University—its rich history and traditions, tri-fold mission, core values, organizational structure, and commitment to diversity and inclusion. Through learning what makes Texas A&M unique, participants will walk away with a sense of pride and enthusiasm for being part of the Aggie family. Additional information and resources for new employees can be found at http://new.tamu.edu/.

Registration is required. Lunch will be provided.

Prerequisites

  • None

+ Course Outline

  • None
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Employment Law

211176 - Alcohol and Drugs in the Workplace - EOD

Course Description:

EMPLOYEE & ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT: This workshop provides participants with information on the signs and symptoms of substance use and abuse. The course also addresses the University's policy and rules regarding substance use and abuse and how to respond to troubled employees. This workshop is taught by an HR Employee Assistance Program instructor.

Prerequisites

  • None

+ Course Outline

  • Learning about alcohol and drugs and the workplace
    • Reviewing statistics related to use and abuse in the workplace
    • Reviewing signs and symptoms of use and abuse
    • Discussing the disease model of drug abuse
  • Reviewing Texas A&M Policies and Procedures
    • Reviewing the Reasonable Suspicion Testing Policy
    • Reviewing testing requirements and implications
  • Reviewing and discussing testing guidelines and procedures
    • How to initiate a test and what to say
    • What are the legalities?
    • Reviewing written guidelines approved by the system
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211181 - DOT - Supervisor Training Alcohol and Drugs in the Workplace - EOD

Course Description:

EMPLOYEE & ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT: This workshop, which is offered by special request, focuses on the Department of Transportation (DOT) requirements for workplace alcohol and drug testing. Topics covered include signs and symptoms of substance use and abuse, workplace testing, documentation and how to respond to troubled employees. This course is taught by an HR Employee Assistance Program instructor.

Prerequisites

  • None

+ Course Outline

  • Offered by special request
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2112307 - Dual Employment Workshop - EOD

Course Description:

EMPLOYEE & ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT: This workshop is intended to provide the participants with knowledge of dual employment, including: what constitutes dual employment; what is required to be submitted to HR; how employing departments must interact with each other; and what the potential ramifications of dual employment are with regard to overtime liability.  The workshop will last approximately 1 hour, followed by up to 30 minutes Q&A.  For questions, contact the Classification and Compensation Office at 979.845.4170 or hrcomp@tamu.edu. This course is taught by an HR Classification & Compensation instructor.

Prerequisites

  • None

+ Course Outline

EMPLOYEE & ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT: This workshop is intended to provide the participants with knowledge of dual employment, including: what constitutes dual employment; what is required to be submitted to HR; how employing departments must interact with each other; and what the potential ramifications of dual employment are with regard to overtime liability.  The workshop will last approximately 1 hour, followed by up to 30 minutes Q&A.  For questions, contact the Classification and Compensation Office at 979.845.4170 or hrcomp@tamu.edu. This course is taught by an HR Classification & Compensation instructor.

Prerequisites

  • None
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211221 - Employee Payroll Action (EPA) Training - PAYR

Course Description:

EMPLOYEE & ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT: This is an entry level course where attendees will learn the meaning of an EPA and its different sections and will also have a hands-on experience with “mock” employees and positions to enter different EPA types in the Canopy training. This course is taught by a Payroll Services instructor.

Prerequisites

  • Access to FAMIS training is required for all class attendees. If you do not have FAMIS access, you must submit the FD-805 Financial Systems Access Request Form and complete the online introduction to FAMIS course.  FAMIS access information can be found at http://fmo.tamu.edu/training/ online. 
  • Due to this requirement, registration will be locked TWO (2) days before the class date to allow time to set up FAMIS access.

+ Course Outline

  • The class is composed of lecture and hands-on exercises.  The lecture part consists of defining an EPA, responsibilities of creators and signers, different types of EPA documents and positions, overview of EPA sections and meanings of section fields, brief overview and demonstration of Canopy and Resources.  The hands-on exercises will be three different EPAs.

Please Note: All EPA creators for a department are required to attend this session to obtain EPA creator access.  Approvers and/or Signers of EPAs also need to attend this class if they have not already had FAMIS approver/signer training. 

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211169 - Fair Labor Standards Act - FLSA Timekeeping - EOD

Course Description:

EMPLOYEE & ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT: This workshop is designed to instruct departmental personnel on timekeeping procedures. Participants will be provided with information about FLSA and any state legislation that affects timekeeping procedures. This course is taught by an HR Classification & Compensation instructor.

Prerequisites

  • None

+ Course Outline

  • Overview of FLSA
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2112591 - Family Medical Leave Act - FMLA - EOD

Course Description:

EMPLOYEE & ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT: This course is designed to provide supervisors and administrators with an overview of FMLA including the purpose, the 'triggers', notification and tracking procedures, and how to complete FMLA related forms. This course is taught by an HR Benefits Services instructor.

Prerequisites:

  • None

+ Course Outline

  • Overview of FMLA
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2111242 - Fostering Respect in a Diverse Workplace - EOD

Course Description:

EMPLOYEE & ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT: This workshop provides information about the employee’s and supervisor’s role in maintaining a work environment that is free from discrimination and harassment. Participants will have the opportunity to review federal EEO laws, identify and discuss behaviors that might unknowingly contribute to a disrespectful or hostile environment, and identify ways to be proactive in creating a respectful work environment.

Prerequisites

  • None

+ Course Outline

  • Understanding Employer's Duty
  • Understanding EEO laws
  • Discussion of:
    • Related TAMU vision and values
    • Equal Pay Act of 1963
    • Title VII of the Civil rights Act of 1964
    • Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1964
    • Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990
    • Sexual Harassment
  • Increasing awareness of respectful behavior in the workplace
  • Identifying respectful behavior
  • Identifying positive and proactive actions
  • Identifying resources
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2111754 - HR Liaison: Benefit Program Overview - EOD

Course Description:

EMPLOYEE & ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT: This course covers the policies, regulations, rules, eligibility and procedures regarding the Texas A&M University System benefits programs and the HR Liaison’s role within the scope of employee benefits. Topics will include insurance eligibility, new employee enrollment, iBenefits, leave without pay, summer appointments and summer premiums, COBRA administration, resources and information, Fellow insurance eligibility, EPA processing impacting benefits, and retirement processing. This course is taught by an HR Benefits Services instructor.

For questions about this course, please email hrnetwork@tamu.edu

Prerequisites

  • None

+ Course Outline

  • None
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211274 - HR Liaison: Employee Relations Overview and Personnel Records - EOD

Course Description:

EMPLOYEE & ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Overview of employee performance management processes including policies and procedures addressing progressive discipline, involuntary termination approval process, EPA termination codes, and employee records generated by the University and best practices for determining if, where, by whom and how these records are maintained. cesses. This course is taught by an HR Employee Relations instructor.

For questions about this course, please email: hrnetwork@tamu.edu

Prerequisites

  • None

+ Course Outline

  • Course reviews the policies and procedures addressing disciplinary actions, the involuntary termination approval process, and termination codes used to complete EPAs.
  • The course will also review the employee records that are generated by the University and best practices for determining if, where, how and by whom these records are kept.
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2111753 - HR Liaison: Payroll and Form I-9 Basics - EOD

Course Description:

EMPLOYEE & ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT: This course provides an overview of the payroll process staring with hiring employees and ending with paying employees. The HR Liaison will be familiarized with the documentation required for processing new employees along with instruction on the correct way to complete the Form I-9 to ensure compliance with federal regulations and limit the department’s liability. This course is taught by a Payroll Services instructor.

For questions about this course, please email hrnetwork@tamu.edu

Prerequisites

  • None

+ Course Outline

EMPLOYEE & ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT: This course provides an overview of the payroll process staring with hiring employees and ending with paying employees. The HR Liaison will be familiarized with the documentation required for processing new employees along with instruction on the correct way to complete the Form I-9 to ensure compliance with federal regulations and limit the department’s liability. This course is taught by a Payroll Services instructor.

For questions about this course, please email hrnetwork@tamu.edu

Prerequisites

  • None
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2111749 - HR Liaison: SingleSignOn and Web Resources Overview - EOD

Course Description:

EMPLOYEE & ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT: This course will review the department administrator roles available in the SingleSignOn applications and provide valuable online resources including tools, checklists, contacts and professional development opportunities. This course is taught by an HR Liaison Adminstrator instructor.

Prerequisites

  • None

+ Course Outline

  • None
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211275 - HR Liaison: The Employee Assistance Program - Personal Counseling and So Much More - EOD

Course Description:

EMPLOYEE & ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Overview of the program and services provided by the Employee Assistance Program to University faculty, staff, and their benefit-eligible dependents, along with the scheduling/referral process. This course is taught by an HR Employee Assistance Program instructor.

For questions about this course, please email: hrnetwork@tamu.edu

Prerequisites

  • None

+ Course Outline

  • None
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2112558 - Leave Policies and Procedures - EOD

Course Description:

EMPLOYEE & ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT: This course is designed to inform managers, supervisors, and adminstrators of the policies, regulations, rules, and procedures regarding all types of leave. Topics include sick leave, annual/vacation leave, Sick Leave Pool, Family and Medical Leave Act, holiday, and other leaves of absence with and without pay. This course is taught by an HR Benefits Services Instructor.

Prerequisites

  • None

+ Course Outline

EMPLOYEE & ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT: This course is designed to inform managers, supervisors, and adminstrators of the policies, regulations, rules, and procedures regarding all types of leave. Topics include sick leave, annual/vacation leave, Sick Leave Pool, Family and Medical Leave Act, holiday, and other leaves of absence with and without pay. This course is taught by an HR Benefits Services Instructor.

Prerequisites

  • None
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211152 - Position Descriptions and Hiring Procedures - EOD

Course Description:

EMPLOYEE & ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT: This course provides supervisors with an overview of the processes connected with job activity and hiring. Topics include preparing position descriptions, properly documenting jobs and postings, and planning for a good hire. This course is team-taught by an HR Classification and Compensation instructor, and an HR Recruitment & Workforce Planning instructor.

Prerequisites

  • None

+ Course Outline

  • None
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211150 - Preventing Sexual Harassment Supervisory Overview - EOD

Course Description:

EMPLOYEE & ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT: This course helps supervisors understand their roles and responsibilities for creating and maintaining a work environment free from sexual harassment and discrimination. Topics include potential employer liability, reporting sexual harassment and addressing complaints. This course is taught by an HR Employee Relations instructor.

Prerequisites

  • None

+ Course Outline

  • None
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2111621 - Preventing Workplace Violence - Identifying and Intervening with Concerning Behaviors - EOD

Course Description:

EMPLOYEE & ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT:

Nearly 2 million American workers report having been victims of physical violence, harassment, intimidation or other threatening behavior. Behavior such as this is classified as workplace violence and is costly to an organization resulting in increased safety concerns, lost productivity and lower employee morale. In most workplaces, violence risk factors and concerning behaviors can be identified. This workshop will focus on identifying workplace violence prevention and intervention strategies. Attendees will learn to identify concerning behaviors, develop communication skills to diffuse difficult situations, review university resources developed to support workplace violence prevention, and learn how to report concerns. This workshop is provided by the HR Employee Assistance Program.

Prerequisites

  • None

+ Course Outline

  • Identifying workplace violence prevention and intervention strategies
  • Identifying concerning behaviors
  • Developing communication skills to diffuse difficult situations
  • Reviewing university resources developed to support workplace violence prevention
  • Learning how to report concerns
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211151 - Progressive Discipline - EOD

Course Description:

EMPLOYEE & ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT: This course emphasizes the supervisor’s responsibilities to prevent and resolve work-related employee performance problems following the principles of progressive discipline. Participants learn the Texas A&M University System’s discipline and dismissal regulation and requirements, and how those requirements are supported by the use of progressive discipline at Texas A&M University. This course is taught by an HR Employee Relations professional.

Prerequisites

  • None

+ Course Outline

  • None
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211172 - Sexual Harassment Prevention Strategies - EOD

Course Description:

EMPLOYEE & ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT: This workshop discusses the legal definition of sexual harassment, reviews University policy and rules, and addresses the employee's rights and responsibilities in working in a discrimination-free environment. This course is taught by an HR Employee Relations instructor.

Prerequisites

  • None

+ Course Outline

  • None
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2112635 - Workers Compensation Procedures - EOD

Course Description:

EMPLOYEE & ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT: This workshop is designed to inform participants of the procedures, guidelines, and forms associated with on-the-job employee injuries. This course is taught by an HR Benefits Services instructor.

Prerequisites

  • None

+ Course Outline

EMPLOYEE & ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT: This workshop is designed to inform participants of the procedures, guidelines, and forms associated with on-the-job employee injuries. This course is taught by an HR Benefits Services instructor.

Prerequisites

  • None
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Leadership/Management/Supervisory

2112556 - Coaching for Peak Performance - EOD

Course Description:

EMPLOYEE & ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Effective coaching is one of the most important drivers of employee performance and, therefore, one of the most important skills for supervisors to cultivate. This workshop provides in-depth instruction on a core set of interaction principles and skills that, when practiced consistently, enables supervisors to coach employees in a manner that addresses their personal needs (to be respected, understood and involved) while holding them accountable for meeting performance and behavioral expectations. Participants learn a model for providing positive and corrective feedback, and guidelines for conducting proactive and reactive coaching discussions. A variety of teaching methods are utilized, including video simulation, class discussion, workbook activities, and skill practice scenarios.

+ Course Outline

  • Please see the objectives

Objectives

By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Recognize opportunities to provide coaching to ensure employee’s success and to improve or enhance work performance
  • Apply three techniques for coaching both proactively and reactively
  • Use essential interaction skills to meet personal and practical needs during coaching discussions
  • Follow up with the coached employee to provide feedback and discuss responsibility for measuring results

Miscellaneous Fee: A $24 fee will be charged for the course workbook, Coaching for Peak Performance, by Development Dimensions International (DDI).

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211417 - Effective Delegation - EOD

Course Description:

EMPLOYEE & ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Supervisors who delegate provide developmental and job enrichment opportunities for their employees while freeing themselves up to focus on other responsibilities.  This workshop uses several learning techniques including scenarios and skill practices to explore effective delegation. Information is provided on "when, how and to whom" to delegate an assignment.

Target Audience: This course is designed for individuals currently in supervisory, management, and team leadership positions.

Prerequisites

  • None

+ Course Outline

  • Understanding delegation and its importance
  • Defining effective delegation
  • Assessing current delegation needs
  • Describing the steps involved in the delegation process
  • Applying tools and techniques to enhance your delegation skills
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2112555 - KEYS: Keys to Establishing Your Supervisory Skills - EOD

Course Description:

EMPLOYEE & ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT: This workshop provides foundational information on supervisory best practices to help new supervisors get off to a good start and to serve as a refresher for current supervisors. Emphasis is placed on the critical relationship between supervisor and employee, which impacts employee behavior, performance, motivation, and productivity. Participants are introduced to a core set of interaction principles that, when practiced consistently, enables supervisors to interact with employees in a manner that addresses their personal needs (to be respected, understood, and involved) while simultaneously holding them accountable for meeting performance and behavioral expectations. In addition, participants identify learning resources for further supervisory skill development.

Prerequisites

  • None

+ Course Outline

  • Please see the objectives

Objectives

By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Understand and embrace the supervisory role
  • Identify characteristics of various leadership styles in order to be able to adapt the supervisor’s style to meet situational needs
  • Manage performance year round through the use of the PCER Model (Plan, Coach, Evaluate, Reward)
  • Use essential interaction skills to build and maintain effective relationships with employees
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2112540 - PATHways to Success: Supervisory Best Practices for Managing Employee Performance - EOD

Course Description:

EMPLOYEE & ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT: This workshop provides an overview of the supervisory role in continuous management of employee performance. Using the PCER model (Plan, Coach, Evaluate, Reward) of performance management, participants learn best practices for setting performance expectations, providing coaching and feedback, documenting performance, conducting performance evaluations, and recognizing and rewarding performance.

Prerequisites

  • None

+ Course Outline

  • Please see the objectives

Objectives

By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Differentiate between performance management and performance appraisal
  • Establish SMART performance goals and clarify performance expectations
  • Provide ongoing feedback and support to maintain high performance standards
  • Use Texas A&M University’s behavioral competencies and rating criteria while avoiding unintentional rating bias
  • Identify approaches to recognize and reward performance
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Professional Enhancement

2111543 - Business Writing Essentials - EOD

Course Description:

EMPLOYEE & ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT: This workshop is designed as an introduction to business writing and the process involved in composing letters, memos and e-mails. We will review common errors in grammar and spelling, as well as offer tips and resources for continuous improvement. Participants will have an opportunity to assess and practice writing skills. This course is appropriate for any employee at Texas A&M who communicates through letters, memos, emails or other written documents.

Prerequisites

  • None

+ Course Outline

  • Identifying and practicing general conventions of effective business writing
  • Reviewing general guidelines
  • Getting to the point; paragraph revision
  • Writing for clarity
  • Discussing active voice vs. passive voice
  • Identifying common errors in writing and strategies to remember writing rules
    • Punctuation
    • Parallel construction
    • Tone
    • Avoiding redundancies
  • Reviewing and discussing professional email etiquette
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2112436 - 7 Habits of Highly Effective People - EOD

Course Description:

EMPLOYEE & ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Operating in a fast-paced, continuously changing environment requires knowledge and skills to be personally effective and to work collaboratively with others. This signature program is a portfolio of workshops based on powerful, proven principles found in Dr. Stephen R. Covey’s best-selling business book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. Participants will first look inward by learning to exercise greater initiative, establish priorities and optimize time. They will then shift their focus to working interdependently with others by valuing individual strengths and cultivating high trust relationships. Please note that attendance for all three (3) days is required to participate in this program.

+ Course Outline

By the end of this program, participants will have tools to:

  • Take greater initiative
  • Develop a personal mission and vision
  • Balance and achieve key priorities
  • Improve interpersonal communication
  • Leverage creative collaboration
  • Achieve a balanced life

Course Fee:

  • $299 - Texas A&M University employees
  • $499 - Texas A&M System employees
  • Participants will receive a full set of officially licensed Franklin Covey workshop materials
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211182 - Assertiveness Training - EOD

Course Description:

EMPLOYEE & ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Assertiveness is the underpinning of professional communication, and is one of the most powerful skills you can possess. In this workshop, participants learn to differentiate among assertive, passive and aggressive communication styles, examine the potential harm and appropriate times to use each style, and practice techniques for constructively applying assertive communication skills in a variety of situations. This course is taught by an Employee Assistance Program psychologist.

Prerequisites

  • None

+ Course Outline

  • Defining and recognizing assertive interpersonal communication techniques
    • Reviewing practical definition of Assertiveness
    • Reviewing specific tools and characteristics of communication
  • Differentiating between Aggressive, Assertive, and Passive response styles
    • Reviewing traits of each style of communicating
    • Role playing responses elicited by each style
    • Examining appropriate times to use each style and potential benefits vs. harm
  • Applying assertiveness skills in a practical setting
    • Constructing assertive communication - Interactive group exercise
    • Role playing different scenarios
    • Demonstrating skills in class to determine a response/script with realistic scenarios
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2111702 - Bridging the Gap: The Multigenerational Workforce - EOD

Course Description:

EMPLOYEE & ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT: We have as many as four distinct generations working side by side, represented by individuals who have different values, different ideas, and different ways of getting things done. An understanding of the generational distinctions allows individuals and teams to work more effectively. The purpose of this course is to provide a framework that helps to recognize the events and influences that shaped the four generations and the impact they have on the workplace. Participants will gain insights into the value of a multigenerational workplace and learn strategies to bridge the differences for better relationships and increased productivity.

Required Prerequisite

  • Online Course 2111862  Generations at Work - EOD (Required)

By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Define each of the Generations in the workforce
  • Identify the unique generational values and the impact on behavior in the workplace
  • Identify the generational clash points
  • List strategies to bridge the generational gaps

 

+ Course Outline

EMPLOYEE & ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT: We have as many as four distinct generations working side by side, represented by individuals who have different values, different ideas, and different ways of getting things done. An understanding of the generational distinctions allows individuals and teams to work more effectively. The purpose of this course is to provide a framework that helps to recognize the events and influences that shaped the four generations and the impact they have on the workplace. Participants will gain insights into the value of a multigenerational workplace and learn strategies to bridge the differences for better relationships and increased productivity.

Required Prerequisite

  • Online Course 2111862  Generations at Work - EOD (Required)

By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Define each of the Generations in the workforce
  • Identify the unique generational values and the impact on behavior in the workplace
  • Identify the generational clash points
  • List strategies to bridge the generational gaps

 

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2112630 - Communicating with Impact: Make Your Conversations Count! - EOD

Course Description:

EMPLOYEE & ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Individuals who are able to communicate with impact, addressing personal needs while achieving business results, are able to build trust and strengthen relationships in the workplace. Effective communication is a critical skill for every employee at Texas A&M. In this workshop, you will learn a powerful set of interaction skills that will enable you to become a more impactful communicator.

Course Outline:

By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Relate to colleagues and customers in a way that demonstrates their value while achieving organizational goals.
  • Use a set of interaction process skills that enable you to prepare and conduct more successful discussions that achieve results.
  • Utilize a tool for providing specific, meaningful feedback that helps others to improve their performance and increase productivity.

Miscellaneous Fee:

  • A $24 fee will be charged for the course workbook, Communicating with Impact, by Development Dimensions International (DDI).

+ Course Outline

EMPLOYEE & ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Individuals who are able to communicate with impact, addressing personal needs while achieving business results, are able to build trust and strengthen relationships in the workplace. Effective communication is a critical skill for every employee at Texas A&M. In this workshop, you will learn a powerful set of interaction skills that will enable you to become a more impactful communicator.

Course Outline:

By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Relate to colleagues and customers in a way that demonstrates their value while achieving organizational goals.
  • Use a set of interaction process skills that enable you to prepare and conduct more successful discussions that achieve results.
  • Utilize a tool for providing specific, meaningful feedback that helps others to improve their performance and increase productivity.

Miscellaneous Fee:

  • A $24 fee will be charged for the course workbook, Communicating with Impact, by Development Dimensions International (DDI).
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2111762 - Conflict Management Skills in the Workplace - EOD

Course Description:

EMPLOYEE AND ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT: This workshop examines the nature of interpersonal conflict in the workplace and provides effective strategies for reducing or coping with interpersonal conflict. This workshop also includes administration of the Thomas-Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument (TKI) to identify personal conflict styles and review how conflict style influences resolution. This course is taught by an HR Employee Assistance Program instructor.

Prerequisites

  • None

+ Course Outline

  • Understanding the nature of conflict in the workplace
    • Defining conflict
    • Reviewing participant’s examples of conflict and resolution
    • Examining the costs and benefits of addressing conflict
  • Reviewing participant’s conflict response style
    • Using the Thomas-Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument
    • Reviewing the types of responses and when each is most effective
    • Reviewing/discussing how response style affects outcome and process of conflict management
  • Learning strategies to address or cope with conflict in the workplace
    • Reviewing strategies to address or cope with conflict in the workplace
    • Learning/practicing how and when to intervene
    • Reviewing techniques related to participant’s examples of conflict

Miscellaneous Fee

  • This $18 fee covers the cost of the "Thomas Kilmann Instrument" (TKI) assessment tool.
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2112554 - Courageous Conversations - EOD

Course Description:

EMPLOYEE & ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Having a difficult conversation with a customer, co-worker, supervisor or direct report takes courage. Avoiding these conversations is a short-term solution to what can become a long-term problem. During this workshop, participants will learn advanced communication skills to effectively engage in courageous conversations, with the goal of maintaining respect and reinforcing positive working relationships

+ Course Outline

By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Identify underlying factors that can produce courageous conversations
  • Maintain respect by listening and responding with empathy
  • Prepare for and apply interaction process skills to guide difficult conversations effectively
  • Provide effective, positive feedback to reinforce positive working relationships
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211162 - Designs for Effective Decision Making - EOD

Course Description:

EMPLOYEE & ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT: The decision making process can be difficult, involved and time consuming. This course examines techniques and models that will assist you in analyzing a decision situation, identifying alternatives and making the most effective decision. This course is open to all Texas A&M employees.

Prerequisites

  • None

+ Course Outline

  • Defining effective ‘decision making'
  • Identifying the differences between ‘intuitive’ and ‘systematic’ decision making
  • Describing the steps involved in the decision making process
  • Applying tools and techniques to enhance your decision making process
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211368 - Developing Cultural Competence in the Workplace - EOD

Course Description:

EMPLOYEE & ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT: This workshop focuses on exploring the role that culture plays in our daily interactions with others. This interactive session provides participants with the opportunity to examine both the challenges and opportunities that result from an increasingly diverse workforce and examines ways to develop cultural competence. This course is open to all Texas A&M employees.

Required Prerequisite

  • TrainTraq Online Course #2111243 Introduction to Diversity and Inclusion

By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the dimensions of diversity and inclusion
  • Examine our own and other's cultural identity and cultural filters
  • Develop a basic understanding of power and privilege
  • Explain how we are socialized to experience, value, and engage in the world
  • Identify skills to respond to insensitive and/or inappropriate remarks and behaviors
  • Identifying actions toward inclusion and cultural competence

 

+ Course Outline

EMPLOYEE & ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT: This workshop focuses on exploring the role that culture plays in our daily interactions with others. This interactive session provides participants with the opportunity to examine both the challenges and opportunities that result from an increasingly diverse workforce and examines ways to develop cultural competence. This course is open to all Texas A&M employees.

Required Prerequisite

  • TrainTraq Online Course #2111243 Introduction to Diversity and Inclusion

By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the dimensions of diversity and inclusion
  • Examine our own and other's cultural identity and cultural filters
  • Develop a basic understanding of power and privilege
  • Explain how we are socialized to experience, value, and engage in the world
  • Identify skills to respond to insensitive and/or inappropriate remarks and behaviors
  • Identifying actions toward inclusion and cultural competence

 

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211185 - Efficiency and Procrastination - EOD

Course Description:

EMPLOYEE & ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Do you ever find yourself ignoring certain tasks? Do you tend to put things off until 'later' or feel like it takes forever to get through certain assignments? If this sounds familiar, then this session is for you. We will take a guilt-free look at what contributes to procrastination and then present strategies for overcoming procrastination while increasing your efficiency at work. Learn to recognize the signs of procrastination, common reasons why we do it, and what we can do about it. This course is taught by an HR Employee Assistance Program instructor.

Prerequisites

  • None

+ Course Outline

  • Understanding how and why we procrastinate
    • Focusing on mental tactics used
    • Learning and discussing the pros and cons of procrastination
    • Focusing on the cycle of procrastination and where participants tend to get 'stuck'
  • Learning, reviewing, and practicing procrastination techniques
    • Introducing and reviewing SMART method of goal setting
    • Introducing and reviewing segmenting tasks technique
    • Introducing and reviewing 21 Day Success Card technique
    • Introducing and reviewing Brainstorming technique
  • Defining efficiency
    • Evaluating similarities and differences between efficiency and procrastination
    • Identifying how efficiency and procrastination can work together and against each other
  • Reviewing techniques used to increase efficiency
    • Review mental tactics
    • Focusing on interruptions
    • Learning about and reviewing the 'unscheduled technique'
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211379 - Goal Setting - EOD

Course Description:

EMPLOYEE & ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Setting goals is central to achieving success, whether at work or in our personal lives. This workshop provides tools and job aids to effectively apply goal setting principles at work and/or in your personal life. This course is open to all Texas A&M employees.

Prerequisites

  • None

+ Course Outline

  • Understanding goal setting and its importance
  • Defining goal setting
  • Understanding the benefits of setting goals
  • Understanding the goal setting process
  • Identifying and prioritizing goals
  • Defining and refining goals
  • Writing down goal statements
  • Learning what factors affect goals
  • Reviewing goals
  • Identifying two goals you would like to achieve
  • Using the SMART tool to define and refine these goals
  • Completing goal statements
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2112473 - He Said, She Said: Gender Communications at Work - EOD

Course Description:

EMPLOYEE & ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT: It is no secret that men and women communicate using different means, styles, and patterns. These differences sometimes lead to frustrations and miscommunication as we interact in the workplace. This workshop will examine the biological, sociological, and functional differences in the way men and women communicate and will explore ways to overcome those differences and facilitate better communication. This course is taught by an Employee Assistance Program instructor.

Prerequisites

  • None

+ Course Outline

  • Examine the biological, sociological, and functional differences in the way men and women communicate
  • Explore ways to overcome differences and facilitate better communication
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211156 - Interpersonal Communication Skills - EOD

Course Description:

EMPLOYEE & ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT: This workshop introduces foundational knowledge and skills of interpersonal communication. Participants receive an overview of the communication process, explore common communication pitfalls, assess their preferred communication style(s), and learn and practice a variety of strategies for improving interpersonal communication in the workplace. This course is open to all Texas A&M employees.

Prerequisites

  • None

+ Course Outline

By the end of this program, participants will be able to:

  • Identify communication barriers
  • Explain and adapt to different communication styles
  • Utilize a feedback tool
  • Apply listening techniques
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2111526 - Lasting Impressions: Providing Excellent Customer Service - EOD

Course Description:

EMPLOYEE & ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Understanding your customers and effectively communicating with them are key elements for providing excellent customer service. The purpose of this workshop is to provide information for a better understanding of customers and their needs. Participants will learn valuable ways to communicate with diverse customers and practice responding to various challenging scenarios for the delivery of excellent customer service.

Required Prerequisite

  • Online Course 2111241: The Texas A&M University System: A Culture of Service (required)

By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Identify customer needs, wants and expectations
  • Interpret triggering moments
  • Apply positive communication skills
  • Identify and utilize service recovery techniques

 

+ Course Outline

EMPLOYEE & ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Understanding your customers and effectively communicating with them are key elements for providing excellent customer service. The purpose of this workshop is to provide information for a better understanding of customers and their needs. Participants will learn valuable ways to communicate with diverse customers and practice responding to various challenging scenarios for the delivery of excellent customer service.

Required Prerequisite

  • Online Course 2111241: The Texas A&M University System: A Culture of Service (required)

By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Identify customer needs, wants and expectations
  • Interpret triggering moments
  • Apply positive communication skills
  • Identify and utilize service recovery techniques

 

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2111527 - Leading Up - Strategies for Succeeding with Your Boss - EOD

Course Description:

EMPLOYEE & ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT: To be effective at any level within the organization, individuals need to be able to collaboratively work with their supervisor. This workshop provides a framework for building a partnership between followers and leaders. Suggestions are offered on how employees can enhance the collaboration and communication with their supervisor for the success of the work unit.

Upon completion of this course, employees will be able to (or have the knowledge necessary to):

  • Positively influence their relationship with their boss
  • Use proactive techniques to enhance communication and collaboration

Prerequisites

  • None

+ Course Outline

  • Use proactive techniques to enhance communication
    • Identify your communication style
    • Learn how to adjust your style to improve communication with your supervisor
    • Follow a model to provide feedback to your supervisor
  • Positively influence your relationship with your boss
    • Use techniques that facilitate your relationship
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2111871 - Lost in Translation: Navigating Intercultural Communication in the Workplace - EOD

Course Description:

EMPLOYEE & ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT: The global reach of Texas A&M provides opportunities for frequent contact with people from multiple cultures.  While having a diverse workforce offers numerous advantages, cultural differences can contribute to misunderstandings, conflict and discord. An understanding of one’s own culture and that of others allows people to work together more effectively.  This course provides a fundamental framework that helps to recognize the factors and influences of culture on communication and identify skills to improve intercultural communication.  Participants gain insights into the value of effectively communicating with people from diverse cultures and learn strategies for resolving differences for better relationships and increased productivity at work.

Prerequisites:

  • None

By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Define intercultural communication
  • Identify the elements that impact intercultural communication
  • Recognize the stumbling blocks
  • Utilize tools and strategies to effectively communicate with other cultures

+ Course Outline

EMPLOYEE & ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT: The global reach of Texas A&M provides opportunities for frequent contact with people from multiple cultures.  While having a diverse workforce offers numerous advantages, cultural differences can contribute to misunderstandings, conflict and discord. An understanding of one’s own culture and that of others allows people to work together more effectively.  This course provides a fundamental framework that helps to recognize the factors and influences of culture on communication and identify skills to improve intercultural communication.  Participants gain insights into the value of effectively communicating with people from diverse cultures and learn strategies for resolving differences for better relationships and increased productivity at work.

Prerequisites:

  • None

By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Define intercultural communication
  • Identify the elements that impact intercultural communication
  • Recognize the stumbling blocks
  • Utilize tools and strategies to effectively communicate with other cultures
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211183 - Managing Anger in the Workplace - EOD

Course Description:

EMPLOYEE & ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Having the ability to successfully manage anger in the workplace is essential to both professional and personal success. Whether the source of anger is within yourself or from a co-worker, employee or family member, identifying anger warning signs and learning methods to manage your anger and diffuse anger in others is important. This course is taught by an HR Employee Assistance Program instructor.

Prerequisites

  • None

+ Course Outline

  • Increasing awareness and understanding of anger
    • Defining anger and its different components
    • Learning and understanding the different responses to anger and how this differs between individuals
    • Reviewing myths about anger
  • Improving ability to recognize and understand anger in the workplace
    • Reviewing signs of anger in the workplace
    • Reviewing common sources of anger in the workplace
  • Reviewing tools to manage anger
    • Reviewing techniques used to diffuse anger
    • Learning how and when to appropriately implement anger management techniques, including when threatened
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2111798 - Managing Difficult Behavior in the Workplace - EOD

Course Description:

EMPLOYEE & ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT: This workshop will examine some common difficult behaviors encountered when dealing with people in the workplace. Some of the behaviors we will examine are: complainers, blamers, passive aggressive, gossiping and aggressive. We will discuss ways to facilitate change or learn to cope with the difficult behaviors, regardless of the type of relationship (supervisor/supervisee, customer, or colleague). Course instruction is provided by an Employee Assistance Program psychologist.

Prerequisites

  • None

+ Course Outline

  • Defining "difficult"; differentiating between difficult and disciplinable.
    • Reviewing definition of a difficult behavior
    • Discussing examples of real behaviors employees exhibit
  • Understanding patterns of difficult behaviors and why people have them
    • Reviewing common patterns
    • Discussing participant’s experience, what works and what doesn’t
  • Reviewing tricks, tools, and techniques for managing behaviors
  • Applying to actual situations-group discussion
  • Practicing, reviewing and summarizing take-home points
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2111299 - Managing Your Time - EOD

Course Description:

EMPLOYEE & ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Time is a limited resource. Managing one’s time effectively is a critical skill for being more productive and relieving stress. Participants in this course will learn skills, tools and strategies for managing their time appropriately, setting priorities and making time spent in meetings more beneficial. This course is perfect for anyone interested in exploring the influences that affect their use of time and learning strategies for using time more productively.

Prerequisites

  • None

+ Course Outline

  • Define time management and identify factors that influence your use of time
  • Identify your personal priorities
    • Learning about what is most important
    • Discussing tools for managing priorities
  • Identify tools to improve time management
  • Create a plan by applying basic skills and knowledge of some common time management tools
    • Creating a plan based on your priorities and tasks
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2111674 - Meeting and Event Planning - EOD

Course Description:

EMPLOYEE & ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Meetings and events, regardless of size and scope, require a variety of skills and knowledge of resources in order to plan and execute them well. The purpose of this workshop is to provide tools and resources to think through the planning process to identify tasks, timelines, and resources needed to execute successful meetings and events as well as conduct follow up activities. Participants will also learn to create a contingency plan for those unexpected incidents.

Prerequisites

  • None

+ Course Outline

  • Planning meetings and events
    • Key components of a meeting or event
    • Identify strategies and resources available
    • Establishing contingency plans
  • Executing meeting and events
    • Discuss the role of the event planner the day of the event
    • Examine strategies for working with others
  • Post event activities
    • Discuss follow up activities
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211175 - Now, Discover Your Strengths - EOD

Course Description:

EMPLOYEE & ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT: This course is part of the Personal Development Certification Program, but is open for individual registration. Successful people understand themselves, how their behavior affects others, and how to capitalize on their behavioral strengths. This six hour workshop helps you identify your five key strengths based on an online assessment. You will have an opportunity to develop a personal action plan based on your identified strengths. Activities in the course will also address the importance of others' strengths. This course is open to all Texas A&M employees.

Miscellaneous Fee

  • A $24 fee will be charged to cover the cost of the book "Strengths Finders."

Prerequisites

  • None

+ Course Outline

  • Identifying five key strengths
  • Recognizing the value of personal strengths and the importance of developing them
  • Exploring the strengths of others

Note

  • During this workshop you will be taking the "Clifton Strengths Finder" assessment, which consists of 177 timed questions. If you have concerns about taking the assessment with a time limit, please contact EOD at (979) 845-4153 at least one week prior to the first day of class.
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2112362 - PATHways to Success: Performance Management Process for Staff - EOD

Course Description:

EMPLOYEE & ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT: This workshop will provide staff with the knowledge and skills necessary to actively participate in the Performance Management process. Participants will explore best practices while using the PCER (Plan, Coach, Evaluate, and Reward) model.

Prerequisites

  • None

+ Course Outline

  • Defining expectations
  • Taking part in Coaching and Feedback Sessions
  • Tracking performance
  • Utilizing Self Assessments
  • Identifying how to contribute to Performance Evaluations
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2112100 - PATHways to Success: Performance Management Process Overview and PATH Demo - EOD

Course Description:

EMPLOYEE & ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT: This presentation provides an overview of the PCER (Plan, Coach, Evaluate and Reward ) performance management process model and includes a demo of the new performance management module in the PATH (Portal Access for Total HR) system.

Prerequisites

  • None

+ Course Outline

  • Overview of the PCER model
  • Demo of the new performance management module in the PATH system
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211489 - Perfectionism - The Double Edged Sword - EOD

Course Description:

EMPLOYEE & ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT: This workshop examines the psychological underpinnings of perfectionism and perfectionistic behavior, its effects, and ways to effectively deal with or modify those behaviors which can both help an employee achieve, and also bring misery. This course is taught by an HR Employee Assistance Program instructor.

Prerequisites

  • None

+ Course Outline

  • Defining and recognizing patterns of perfectionism and the common causes of the behaviors
    • Deconstructing perfectionism, where it comes from and the psychological purpose it serves
    • Reviewing primary causes of and psychological links to perfectionistic behaviors
  • Exploring the rewards perfectionism provides as well as the problems it generates
    • Group discussion of how behaviors are rewarded and the behavioral anchors
    • Examining potential and actual difficulties stemming from perfectionism
    • Examining cost benefit analysis and unconscious motivators to continue
  • Learning coping strategies and methods to modify behaviors and to reduce perfectionism and related stress
    • Discussing which strategies have worked for participants and which haven’t?
    • Understanding the role of self talk in perfectionism and stress
    • Developing a concrete game plan for behavior changes when participants leave the workshop
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211186 - Personal Change Management Strategies - EOD

Course Description:

EMPLOYEE & ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT: This workshop is aimed toward how individual employees can develop their own personal change management strategies. This course is open to all Texas A&M employees. This course is taught by an HR Employee Assistance Program instructor.

Prerequisites

  • None

+ Course Outline

  • Understanding the impact of change
    • Identifying and differentiating types of change
    • Examining individual patterns of change
  • Identifying attitudes toward change
    • Understanding our reactions to change and what influences them
  • Learning to manage change more effectively
    • Understanding and learning what it takes to be 'change-hardy'
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211153 - Presentation Skills - EOD

Course Description:

EMPLOYEE & ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT: This course provides techniques and practice for preparing and delivering effective oral presentations. Participants will make presentations using media of their choice. The target audience for this course is the novice presenter, either someone who has never given a public presentation or someone who has never had any formal training as a presenter.

This is a Two-Session course, with the 2nd session following one week AFTER the 1st session. Participants must attend BOTH sessions in their entirety to receive credit for this course.

Prerequisites

  • None

+ Course Outline

Prerequisites:

  • Preparing and delivering more effective oral presentations
  • Using visual aids effectively
  • Gaining self confidence in making presentations
  • Demonstrating different presentations: introduction, group and formal presentations
  • Identifying presentation concerns and fears
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2112439 - Project Management - Making the Most of Your Time and Budget - EOD

Course Description:

EMPLOYEE & ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT: In this course you will get an introduction to effective management of a project. Learn how to identify the people impacted and build a high-level document defining the work that will be completed. Using the tools described in this course will allow you to work smarter, not harder and increase satisfaction with the work completed. This course is taught by a Project Management Office instructor.

Prerequisites

  • None

+ Course Outline

  • Understanding the value of project management
  • Defining key project management terms
  • Describing the processes for running projects from initiation to closing
  • Applying tools and techniques to initiate and plan projects
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211147 - Stress Management - EOD

Course Description:

EMPLOYEE & ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Not sure how to deal with all of your personal or workplace stress? This workshop discusses the individual and unique causes and effects of stress. Activities help participants focus on strategies to reduce and cope with stress individually as well as in the workplace. This course is taught by an HR Employee Assistance Program instructor.

Prerequisites

  • None

+ Course Outline

  • Understanding what stress is
    • Defining stress
    • Differentiating between eustress and distress
  • Understanding the effects of stress
    • Learning about and understanding different responses to stress and how this differs between individuals
    • Learning about the positive and negative aspects of stress
    • Reviewing the effects of chronic stress
  • Identifying workplace stress
    • Learning to identify symptoms specific to workplace stress
    • Defining and understanding crises and critical incident stress in the workplace
  • Learning and practicing stress reduction tools
    • Defining and understanding stress management
    • Identifying stress keys and stress reduction techniques
    • Applying techniques in class
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2111814 - Winning Strategies for Successful Interviewing - EOD

Course Description:

EMPLOYEE & ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT: This workshop, presented by Recruitment & Workforce Planning, is designed to help Texas A&M University employees effectively deal with the challenges of job interviewing. At Texas A&M University, we are committed to helping motivated employees become good candidates for internal promotion and advancement. Assisting employees to develop essential interviewing skills is one way to achieve this goal. This workshop will help participants develop effective responses to typical job interview questions and will provide discussion on how to project a professional image that makes a good first impression. In addition, interviewing skills and practices will be shared to better prepare participants on how to speak more confidently and better market themselves to potential employers. Participants will have the opportunity to engage in practice interviews. This course is taught by an HR Recruitment & Workforce Planning instructor.

Miscellaneous Fee

  • This $12 fee covers the cost of the book "The 250 Job Interview Questions You Most Likely Will Be Asked."

Prerequisites

  • None

+ Course Outline

  • Preparing for a job interview
  • Preparing for a job interview through research
  • Discussing the different types of interviews
  • Projecting a professional image
  • Making a good 'first impression' at the interview
  • Making the best first impression
  • Developing effective responses to typical interviewing questions
  • Learning the 12 distinct categories for interview questions
  • Respond to typical interview questions
  • Answering Difficult Questions
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