Staff Affairs Staff Newsletter - February 2013



Professional Development Opportunities  

Upcoming Webinars
Unless otherwise noted, upcoming webinars are scheduled for 11:00—12:00 pm in Administration 217.
Pre-registration is required, Seating is limited.

Leaders and Managers 
The Manager’s Role as Teacher and Trainer | Wednesday, February 27
This webinar is jam-packed with proven strategies and expert techniques to help you train your staff better, improving their efficiency and making you a better overall manager.

Office Technology 
Microsoft PowerPoint Smart Shortcuts and Expert Secrets | Monday, February 4
This webinar will show you how to use PowerPoint’s newest multimedia tools and design features to create remarkable presentations that are guaranteed to amaze your audience.
Microsoft Excel: Creating Custom Visual Elements | Wednesday, February 13
In this webinar, you will learn more about chart concepts—so you understand which kind of charts to use based on your data, discover how to create specialized charts, and how to make your charts more visually much more.
How to Get Started with Adobe Photoshop | Thursday, February 21
Whether you’re brand-new to Photoshop—or just want to get a better grounding in the basics—this practical webinar is the perfect introduction to this powerful program.
Mastering Microsoft Excel Macros | Tuesday, February 26
Excel macros are the most powerful yet least understood and most underused tools in Excel. They are the answer to getting Excel to do repetitive work for you and will increase your accuracy and save you time.

People Skills
How to Remain Cool and Collected in Challenging Conversations | Wednesday, January 30
In this webinar, you will learn how to maintain your professionalism when dealing with emotional topics, deliver bad news and unpopular decisions without losing your cool, recover when you’ve lost your cool, and more!

Developing a Perpetually Positive Attitude | Monday, February 11
This one-hour webinar is specifically designed to give you the strategies you need to overcome doubts and nagging negativity, and instead develop and maintain a positive attitude, even when everything is going sideways.

Office Management
How to Manage Priorities and Time | Tuesday, February 19
Get serious about getting more done in less time, with greater results! Learn how to work more effectively and take command of your time with critical strategies that will drastically affect how you manage your time.

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Staff Awards Reception | Monday, April 13 | 1-3pm
Award recipients will be recognized at the 41st Annual Staff Awards Reception scheduled for Monday, April 15, 2013 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. in the SUB Ballroom. We will also be honoring employees who have retired within the past year as well as recognize staff for longevity of service to the university in five-year increments with the Longevity Awards.

Coeur d'Alene

College Info Night | Tuesday, February 5 | 4:00 pm
University of Idaho Coeur d'Alene is part of a consortium of schools that join together to promote higher education in Northern Idaho. IdahoGOES is comprised of representatives from University of Idaho, North Idaho College and Lewis-Clark State College. College Info Night is an annual event that’s open to anyone and everyone. There will be information tables from schools throughout Idaho as well as workshops addressing common questions and needs. The event will be held in the North Idaho College Student Union Building from 4:00-7:00 p.m.

Science on Tap | Tuesday, February 12 | 5:30 pm
This month’s presentation will be by Dr. David Boose, Biology professor at Gonzaga University: "Why do we see race if it's not really there?" Join us at the Fort Ground Grill at 5:30 p.m. Science on Tap Coeur d'Alene is held monthly on the second Tuesday of each month (except for June, July and August) and is open to anyone interested in exploring the latest science and technology by engaging with featured scientists and researchers at the Fort Ground Grill, a local gathering place in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. The public will have ample opportunities to ask questions, voice opinions and learn about new subjects in a casual and informal setting.

Recreation and Tourism Speaker Series | Wednesday, February 13| 4:00 pm
University of Idaho Coeur d’Alene is hosting a Recreation and Tourism Speaker Series throughout the school year, featuring experts with insights into business, marketing and leadership development within the industry. This month’s speaker will be visiting us from the Coeur d'Alene Casino and Resort. 

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