Training Catalog

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Business — UB Business Tools and Resource Guides

3/1/18
Presented by The Travel Team Inc., this online live training session takes place monthly. You can register and sign in to an open line session where you will learn more about the Concur online travel booking tool functionality and updates to the system.
1/16/20
This series of online trainings will introduce you to the Electronic Personnel Transaction Form system (ePTF), which was designed to make it easy to submit, track and manage the various requests and data associated with reclassification, pay increases, processing new hires, promotions, appointments and reappointments and other personnel actions.
10/17/19
The eReq training session for an individual or small group provides a basic understanding of eReq terms, workflow actions and helpful hints. The session lasts about one hour.
10/17/19
The eReq Quick Guide provides a basic understanding of eReq terms, workflow actions and helpful hints. Comprehensive training takes place, by request, for new eReq operators on a one on one basis.
1/16/20
This online training provides an overview of the features and benefits of the COEUS system used to create online funding applications. The training has separate modules that review how to develop your proposal, develop your budget and submit your proposal. You can select which modules you desire to explore. After completing this training, you will better understand how the system can help you more efficiently manage the proposal process.  
7/30/19
Learn how to log into SIRI, navigate and use the features of SIRI and better understand the information available in Money, People, Procurement and Reports dashboards. This training is a two-hour session with plenty of time for questions and individual guidance.
1/7/20
This one hour session, available at your department location or at Crofts Hall, will help new Inventory coordinators understand their role, refresh current Inventory coordinators of their role and provide department administrators with an overview of the university’s inventory requirements.
2/3/17
Take an online tour through the Line Assignment application and learn how to log in and utilize the selection criteria to get a line for your position.
5/24/17
Take a tour through the New Employee Welcome Application to learn how to submit a request for a welcome packet for new employees.
11/19/19
This online course is intended to familiarize you with the rules and standards of the Payment Card Industry (PCI) by reviewing the standards and how they apply to you.
2/3/17
This online course is intended to familiarize you with the essentials of budget revisions and the eBudget application.
7/5/17
The RF Approver Step eReq Quick Guide provides a basic understanding of eReq terms, workflow actions and helpful hints for the Principal Investigator and/or the individual delegated by a Principal Investigator as an eReq approver for RF accounts. Comprehensive training takes place, by request, for new eReq operators on a one on one basis.
1/23/20
The Research Foundation Procurement Card Guidelines are designed to provide guidance in the proper use of the Research Foundation PCard for new and current cardholders. Comprehensive training takes place on a one-on-one basis.
3/1/18
Take an opportunity to learn more about financial planning and retirement.
10/18/17
Faculty and staff who are affiliated with the state can learn about eligibility for retirement from the university, actions needed before retiring and state-funded retirement benefits. Attend this class if you are beginning your preparations for retirement or want to learn more about the retirement process.
11/19/19
In this next level in-person training, we will help users gain a better understanding of ShopBlue with in-depth tips for how they can make the system work better for them. Registrants must have already gone through the initial ShopBlue training provided by Procurement.
11/19/19
The ShopBlue training session for an individual or small group provides a basic understanding of terms, navigation, workflow actions and helpful hints. The session lasts about two hours.
5/12/17
The State Procurement Card Guidelines are designed to provide guidance in the proper use of the State PCard for new and current cardholders. One-on-one training occurs between the new cardholder and Procurement Card Administrator when the PCard is ready for distribution.
5/24/17
This online course will show you how to reconcile and certify your State Procurement Card (PCard) transactions in the SUNY Finance and Management system on the SUNY Employee Services Web Portal.
8/28/19
The guide for How to Select a Supplier For My Electronic Requisition (eReq) provides step by step instructions on how use the Supplier tab. There are five screens in the Supplier tab: Supplier Search, Supplier Add/Edit, Supplier Home, UB Supplier File Search, Supplier Advanced Search.
5/18/18
Learn how to use the travel and expense reimbursement system Concur to book business travel, and to submit business travel and non-travel expenses for reimbursement.
2/3/17
The Travel Guidelines provide an overview of how to arrange and pay for travel expenses when engaged in official UB business. This customized training can range from 30 minutes to two hours in length.  It can be for an individual, a small group or a large group.  
5/24/17
Learn how to navigate UB Jobs, submit positions for classification and manage postings.  

Communication — Presentations, in Writing, One-On-One

Interpersonal

1/16/20
Improve your communication skills using the DiSC® assessment to provide insight into your preferred communication style and learn how to determine the ideal approach to use with each of your colleagues.
1/16/20
Learn how to leverage your preferred approach to communication and effectively interact with others in a more positive and productive way.

Professional Networking

1/16/20
Learn how to cultivate and maintain the connections made at professional meetings and events. Explore the appropriate etiquette for business functions and practice effective introduction techniques.

Compliance — Required For Your Job

11/16/17
Watch this short introduction for faculty and staff to technology tools for work, teaching and research at the University at Buffalo.
1/16/20
This online training helps you understand the types of data you may encounter while working at UB. In addition, you will learn about the regulations that govern how we protect data. 
1/16/20
This online training will help you recognize the tactics used by others to obtain sensitive and protected information. In the university environment, most of us deal with sensitive information on a daily basis — sometimes without realizing it. We all have a responsibility to ensure that UB data remains secure.  
11/19/19
This online course is intended to familiarize you with the rules and standards of the Payment Card Industry (PCI) by reviewing the standards and how they apply to you.
2/3/17
Learn about the SUNY project that is part of the Public Integrity Reform Act of 2011.
5/14/18
Take the online training on New York State's Hazard Communication and Right-to-Know program, intended for the entire New York State workforce.
7/23/19
This online class reviews UB’s time and attendance rules for state faculty and staff to help you understand how to properly manage your days off from work.
1/16/20
This online training reviews UB’s Workplace Violence Policy and helps you to identify potentially violent situations so that you can help to keep our campus safe and secure. 

Computing and Software — Develop and Enhance Your Skills

Microsoft Office

3/4/19
These are fast and easy to follow online training videos that will help solve common Microsoft problems. They are available to you from any computer with an internet connection at any time of day or night - when it is convenient for you.

Other Software Resources

Windows

Laboratory — Using Facilities and Materials

3/21/18
Environment, Health & Safety provides a 1.5 hour class for individuals with job duties that could cause them to come into contact with blood or other potentially infectious fluids.
2/23/18
This 1.5 hour class provides basic right-to-know training on hazardous chemicals and provides instructions on how to safety handle and package laboratory wastes.
3/21/18
Personnel who use Class 3b and 4 laser systems are required to take initial laser safety training.
3/21/18
Mandatory annual training for personnel who access radiation posted areas (non-radiation workers).

Orientation — Getting Started in a New Job or Place

1/16/20
This ten-workshop series prepares managers to effectively manage employee performance.
1/16/20
As part of the comprehensive orientation program to UB, new employees are invited to attend a Campus Bus Tour, which consists of a two-hour tour highlighting various buildings on the North and South campuses. This tour is offered at least twice a year.
1/16/20
As part of the comprehensive orientation program to UB, new employees are invited to attend a Downtown Bus Tour, which consists of a three-hour tour highlighting points of interest and valuable information about the medical corridor as well as new and existing UB buildings located on the Downtown Campus. This tour is offered at least twice a year.
5/14/18
Take the online training on New York State's Hazard Communication and Right-to-Know program, intended for the entire New York State workforce.
1/16/20
Learn how to set up your student employees for success by providing clear expectations, planning and directing the students' work and developing their skills.   

Personal Safety and Security — In the Workplace for Yourself and Others

1/16/20
This online training introduces you to the Child Protection Policy, which is designed to support UB’s commitment to protect the safety and welfare of children on campus.
11/16/17
Watch this short introduction for faculty and staff to technology tools for work, teaching and research at the University at Buffalo.
1/16/20
This online training helps you understand the types of data you may encounter while working at UB. In addition, you will learn about the regulations that govern how we protect data. 
1/16/20
This online training will help you recognize the tactics used by others to obtain sensitive and protected information. In the university environment, most of us deal with sensitive information on a daily basis — sometimes without realizing it. We all have a responsibility to ensure that UB data remains secure.  
1/16/20
This online training will familiarize you with the Automatic External Defibrillators (AED) that have been installed in all campus buildings to be used during cardiac arrest events. It will provide an overview of cardiac emergency preparedness to help you understand what you can do to assist someone in the event of a cardiac emergency.
1/16/20
This online training reviews UB’s Workplace Violence Policy and helps you to identify potentially violent situations so that you can help to keep our campus safe and secure. 

Productivity — Be More Effective and Efficient

1/16/20
Uncover your natural talents using the StrengthsFinder 2.0 assessment and personal reflection exercises.
7/3/20
Join us for virtual sessions focused on wellness, working remotely and other professional development topics.
1/16/20
Increase your productivity by learning to use time management strategies to better organize your work and the events in your life.
1/16/20
Familiarize yourself with your natural responses to change by taking the Change Management Effectiveness Profile. Develop strategies to improve your ability to effectively navigate changes in your work environment and ultimately become a change agent.
1/16/20
This follow-up to the Discover Your Strengths workshop builds on the work of the Gallup Organization and the theory of focusing on your strengths. It teaches you to capitalize on your top two strength roles to reveal your edge at work. 

Relationships — Build Rapport with Colleagues and Customers

1/16/20
Learn how to inspire peer-to-peer accountability in your work group and embrace ownership and commitment to yourself and your team.
1/16/20
Designed for your team to attend together, discover the unique team role each person contributes and how to maximize the team’s combination of strengths to ensure productivity and cohesiveness.
1/16/20
Learn to create an inclusive and respectful workplace by utilizing strategies to build positive relationships and foster a collaborative work environment.
1/16/20
Improve your ability to interact effectively at multiple levels in the organization and improve the quality of your relationships at work.
1/16/20
Emotional Intelligence is the capacity to recognize and effectively manage emotions in ourselves and with others. Learn to use emotional intelligence in the workplace to increase your ability to make effective decisions, build relationships, deal with stress and cope with change.
7/3/20
Join us for virtual sessions focused on wellness, working remotely and other professional development topics.
1/16/20
Discover your MBTI personality preferences and learn to use them to improve your work relationships and productivity.
1/16/20
In this three-hour workshop you will learn what bias is, recognize where it comes from and gain insight on how to recognize the impact of bias on yourself and others.
1/16/20
Learn strategies for reaching win-win agreements with your colleagues. Discover how to focus on the interests, rather than the positions, of each person to direct everyone’s efforts toward finding a positive resolution for all parties. 

Supervision — For Everyone's Success

6/9/20
Diversity is essential to excellence in the University setting. This series of four videos illustrates why creating a plan for conducting a successful search is critical, as well as the importance of building an awareness of implicit bias and how to minimize its effects. 
1/16/20
This ten-workshop series prepares managers to effectively manage employee performance.
1/16/20
This four-workshop series is the next step for CPM graduates to continue developing with a focus on leadership.
1/16/20
Hire for competence and fit by improving your selection process. Learn how to reduce hiring mistakes by more accurately assessing a candidate’s potential.
1/16/20
Designed for supervisors who want to improve their capacity to lead their staff through change.
10/25/18
Excellence—embracing and exhibiting the highest level of quality in research, teaching and service—can be achieved only when diverse perspectives are engaged. This workshop, conducted by Anne M. Etgen, Professor Emerita of Neuroscience at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, illustrates why we recruit faculty for diversity and excellence, obstacles to achieving faculty diversity, how schemas affect the careers of women and underrepresented minorities, and what we can do to address these issues.  Supplemental materials are provided to assist search committees during the faculty search process. 
1/16/20
Learn what it is to be a strategic leader and how strategic leaders create empowered teams through communicating vision and assessing workplace culture.
1/16/20
Learn how to set up your student employees for success by providing clear expectations, planning and directing the students' work and developing their skills.   
2/13/20
Creating happier, more productive workplaces through caring, candid and critical conversations.
1/16/20
Designed for supervisors who want to improve relationships within their departments and work outcomes by focusing on the key management skill of building trust.
4/23/18
You will learn how the UB Employee Assistance Program (EAP) can help you, the supervisor, manage challenging and sometimes very stressful workplace situations that can impact your ability to manage your people well and get the job done.

Virtual Workshops and Programs - For Working Remotely

7/3/20
Join us for virtual sessions focused on wellness, working remotely and other professional development topics.

Wellness and Health — For Your Sake

2/24/20
The campus walking program features a one-mile walk around either the North or South Campus. Each week we will meet as a group and walk around campus at our own pace while learning some interesting facts about the University at Buffalo.
5/7/20
Chair yoga, offered in partnership with Recreation and Intramural Services, increases flexibility, strength, mental clarity and body awareness.
3/10/20
UB supports your efforts to improve your physical wellness. Join certified instructors from UB’s Recreation and Intramurals as they lead us in fitness classes that are offered free of charge for all UB faculty and staff
10/7/19
Take the pledge to not gain any weight this holiday season and join our Freeze the Gain program.
7/3/20
Join us for virtual sessions focused on wellness, working remotely and other professional development topics.
4/1/20
Part of finding balance includes managing your time. Use your lunch break to participate in wellness related programming and workshops on popular topics that focus on all dimensions of wellness
3/1/18
Take an opportunity to learn more about financial planning and retirement.
10/18/17
Faculty and staff who are affiliated with the state can learn about eligibility for retirement from the university, actions needed before retiring and state-funded retirement benefits. Attend this class if you are beginning your preparations for retirement or want to learn more about the retirement process.
1/16/20
This online workshop provides an overview on Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) benefits. Learn about the specifics of FMLA in the event that you personally need to utilize this benefit. 

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