What you get by achieving your goals is as important as what you become by achieving your goals.
-- Henry David Thoreau
2013-2014 Professional Development Programs
Registrations are now being accepted for courses offered during the 2013-2014 academic year. In addition to ongoing workplace wellness events, Banner training, and Nuts and Bolts Orientation, a number of new topics have been added for the coming year. For additional information, including dates, times, and program descriptions, you may access the Course Registration System or click on one of the three categories listed below:
Technology and Computer Skills
Job Skills and Knowledge Professional Development Series
The programs listed in the links above marked with an asterisk (*) are part of the Administrative and Frontline Service Professional Certification Program. Participants who complete eight programs within the eligible categories will receive a certificate and will be recognized annually at a campus gathering.
Professional Development Needs Assessment
Human Resources extends a hearty "thank you" to all those who took the time to participate in the Professional Development NeedsAssessment conducted during this past spring and summer. The purpose of the study was to better understand the professional developmentneeds of UNC Asheville staff and administrators. Respondents included all staff and faculty at the supervisory level. The many thoughtful responses made by UNC Asheville employees have greatly contributed to the understanding of the unique professional development needs of our community.
Based on results from the recent Professional Development Needs Assessment
(click on this link to see a summary of findings), the Human Resources Professional Development Program is pleased to highlight the following enhancements for 2013-2014:
- additional technology/computer topics
- increased number of offerings for each topic
- shorter courses
- introduction of Myers-Briggs Type Inventory to individual departments
- additional on-line offerings
Professional Development Categories
Banner and Business Systems
Get off to the right start using Banner, UNC Asheville's unified business system for student records and registration, purchasing, budgeting, payroll, finance, personnel, and alumni records. Participants completing programs in this category will receive credit toward Administrative and Frontline Service Professional Certification.
Benefits and Employment
From the NCFlex benefits program to Workers' Compensation, these offerings are designed to keep employees up-to-speed with updates and changes to various benefit and employment programs.
Computer and Technology
Sharpen your knowledge and improve your productivity through the efficient use of office technology, including Microsoft Office products and Google Apps. Participants completing programs in this category will receive credit toward Administrative and Frontline Service Professional Certification.
Health and Wellness
Participants in these programs learn the important knowledge and strategies to maintain or enhance physical health and well being. Participants in many of these programs will enjoy a free lunch!
Please visit the Workplace Wellness Website for additional details.
Job Skills and Knowledge
The Professional Development Series provides opportunities for continuous development in ways that matter to our constituents and colleagues.
Nuts and Bolts Orientation
Completion of the Nuts and Bolts new employee orientation luncheon series is a requirement for all new staff members. Participants will enjoy five complimentary luncheons, held over a one to two-month period, while learning about important business practices, employee perks, workplace safety, important policies, and the UNC Asheville community.
From personal financial topics to safety in the workplace, this category is reserved for all of the important development topics that do not fit into one of the topics listed above. Participants in selected programs will receive credit toward Administrative and Frontline Service Professional Certification.
Excellence in Leadership is UNC Asheville's core leadership development program. EXCELL provides leaders with both the essential job knowledge balanced with the soft skills needed to bring out the best in team members. New leaders are automatically enrolled, and division Vice Chancellors may nominate existing leaders to take part. For additional information, visit the Excell Website.