• Learning and Development
  • Learning & Development
  • Learning & Development
  • Learning & Development
  • Learning & Development

Welcome to Learning & Development. The Learning & Development Team is focused on meeting the challenges of our changing landscape and ensuring that our efforts help employees achieve success in the workplace. To accomplish this we provide management, administrative and professional development to meet employee career needs.

We encourage you to review the course offerings on our website to identify courses that will help you develop professionally.  Online registration for these classes is quick and easy.

Upcoming Events

Becoming a Star at UMMS

  • Monday, November 28, 2016, 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m., HR Training Room, South Street Campus. Class Full
  • Tuesday, November 29, 2016, 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., HR Training Room, South Street Campus. Class Full
  • Tuesday, December 6, 2016, 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., HR Training Room, South Street Campus. Register here
  • Wednesday, December 7, 2016, 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m., HR Training Room, South Street Campus. Register here

Learn how to become an "A List" employee at UMMS. This class will provide participants with information and action steps needed to become a "UMMS Star Employee" that includes the following topics:

  • Characteristics of an "A List" Employee
  • Collaborating with your Supervisor
  • The Importance of Volunteering for Assignments
  • Expanding Your Skill Set
  • Finding Opportunities for Improvement and Innovation
  • Being Part of a Team

This class is offered to all employees. The class will begin being offered the fall of 2016.

English as a Second Language (ESL) Classes

  • Wednesday, November 30, 2016, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., S2-310, in the Medical School. Class Full
  • Wednesday, December 7, 2016, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., S2-310, in the Medical School. Class Full
  • Wednesday, December 14, 2016, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., S2-310, in the Medical School. Class Full

Modern American Discourse: Students will gain confidence in their ability to converse in English by building vocabulary, learning idioms and improving pronunciation while reading aloud and discussing texts centered on American culture, traditions and current affairs. Individual retention of material will be reinforced through practical exercises and instructive activities. Most often using a recent newspaper article or editorial as the basis for each class, the typical 2 hour session will begin with targeted pronunciation and listening exercises followed by a preview of the most likely unfamiliar vocabulary, idioms and slang to be encountered in the text. Classmates will then take turns reading paragraphs aloud, interspersed with instructional comment by the teacher and with each student noting areas needing further explanation or personal review. After the reading, the issues, perspectives and underlying cultural context of the text will be identified and discussed. Classes will conclude with exploration of actual or imagined social situations focusing on the manner of appropriate discourse and strategies for extending conversation.

To learn more about the classes, click here.

BuyWays Requisitioner Training

  • Monday, December 5, 2016, 12:45 p.m. - 4:00 p.m., Learning Center, South Street Campus, Shrewsbury. Register here

UMass BuyWays is the University's one-stop shopping system for eProcurement users. This module describes the procedures related to the role of Requisitioner.

Expense Module Training

  • Thursday, December 1, 2016, 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m., online from your workstation. Register here

This live online class reviews the process for entering, printing and submitting expense reports electronically through PeopleSoft. This class is intended for Trip Preparers or any traveler who wants to enter his/her own expenses through PeopleSoft.

Archibus Space Survey Training

  • TBA

This class is to train designated department users on the Archibus online space survey system. It is intended for department administrators and staff who will be doing the annual space survey.

ECRT Effort Reporting Training

  • TBA

This training is for designated department users of ECRT, the online effort certification system. The class will demonstrate to users the new ECRT upgrade system and show them how to accomplish their effort certification reviews and tasks, as well as the tasks required of their Principal Investigators.

ECRT & Space Survey Lab ECERT102

  • TBA

The lab is for department administrators and staff who have already been trained in ECRT (effort certification system) and Archibus (online space survey system). The lab provides guidance in resolving certain issues or tasks departments may have in the effort certification or space survey processes.

Summit Finance Dashboard for Administrative Departments

  • TBA

This live online webinar gives you the tools to navigate through the Administrative Department Summit Dashboards. This dashboard has been tailor designed to meet the Financial Reporting needs of the Administrative Departments at the University who manages Budget and Fund Balance Funds. Login at your desk and you will learn about the University’s new Business Intelligence tool- Summit. The Department Administrative Dashboard provides you with budgeting tools for both Fund Balance and Budget balance funds. Note: You will need a PeopleSoft Login for this class. If you have not received one yet, complete the Finance Security Form located on the Finance intranet site under System Support.

Summit Finance Dashboard for Academic Departments

Description: This online self-paced training covers the summary page which includes alerts, graphs and reports designed to help manage sponsored and non-sponsored activity.  The Sponsored, Fund Balance, Budget Balance and Non Sponsored Project Activity Pages are also covered in this training.

To access the training, click here.

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