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The Work Essentials series of workshops have been designed to enhance skills and knowledge that are essential for many positions on campus and for which there is immediate and practical on-the-job application. These free workshops are open to all University of Windsor employees.

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Thursday, January 30, 2020

Essentials of Delivering Effective Presentations (First Offering)

Schedule: Thursday, January 30, 2020, 09:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Location: Medical Education Building, Room 3102
Instructors: Marcela Ciampa
This workshop is open to faculty and staff only.

Delivering a presentation or a training session puts you on public display. An audience not only listens to the information presented, but also responds to the way you use your voice and body language. This interactive session will focus on delivery strategies to help the audience get the most out of your presentation. Specifically, how to connect with the audience, encourage participation, answer questions, address concerns, and manage difficult behaviours.

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

The How, Why, Do’s and Don’ts of Modern Workplace Collaboration Tools (Second Offering)

No seats available.

You may join a waiting-list for this workshop.

Schedule: Tuesday, February 11, 2020, 09:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Location: Medical Education Building, Room 3102
Instructors: Stephen Karamatos
This workshop is open to faculty and staff only

We have evolved from inter-office mail, memos and phone calls to a workplace that is mobile, social, global and collaborative. New features in Office 365 can help us cope with the increasing number of messages and allow for collaboration without e-mail. This session will highlight the why’s and the how’s of tools such as Microsoft Teams, FindTime, Bookings, Shifts, Planner and provide hands-on opportunities to explore the application of these tools in a variety of situations.

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Excel – More than a Spreadsheet (additional offering)

No seats available.

You may join a waiting-list for this workshop.

Schedule: Wednesday, February 26, 2020, 09:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Location: Leddy Library G101A (computer classroom in the basement)
Instructors: Marcin Pulcer
This workshop is open to faculty and staff only.

Microsoft Excel is a program that is typically used to create grids of text and numbers. This tool has many powerful capabilities. It can be programmed to pull data from external sources, run data through formulas, build charts and much more. This hands-on session will provide participants with an opportunity to explore the many uses of Excel beyond the traditional spreadsheet

Thursday, February 27, 2020

Working Together: What is Your Team Member Style? (Second Offering)

Schedule: Thursday, February 27, 2020, 09:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Location: Medical Education Building, Room 3102
Instructors: Marcela Ciampa
This workshop is open to faculty and staff only

Teams bring together a diverse group of people and expertise to work towards a common goal. Using the What’s My Team Member Style? assessment this session will assist participants to identify their preference for one or more behavioural styles. It will also explore how team members can capitalize on their individual style strengths and how to flex their individual style preferences to work more effectively with others.

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

A Dialogue on Indigenization and Issues with Aboriginal Communities (Second Offering)

Schedule: Tuesday, March 10, 2020, 09:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Location: Medical Education Building, Room 3102
Instructors: Russell Nahdee
This workshop is open to faculty and staff only

This open discussion will engage and promote interest and participation in the process of Reconciliation with Indigenous communities. Topics will be drawn from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) Calls to Action, Universities Canada’s 13 principles of Indigenous education, and the University of Windsor Senate Committee Benchmarking Indigenous Education.

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

How EquatIO and Read&Write software Can Benefit You and Our Students (First Offering)

Schedule: Tuesday, March 24, 2020, 09:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Location: UCC Computer Lab
Instructors: Mark Lubrick
This workshop is open to faculty and staff only.

EquatIO and Read&Write are add-on software that are free to all University employees and students. EquatIO makes it easier to create equations, science symbols, chemical formulas or other mathematical expressions digitally while Read&Write supports reading, writing, research, and makes documents and files more accessible. This session will highlight these 2 software add-ons and how they can benefit faculty, staff, and students.

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Meetings that Matter (Second Offering)

Schedule: Wednesday, April 15, 2020, 09:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Location: Medical Education Building, Room 3102
Instructors: Marcela Ciampa
This workshop is open to faculty and staff only and is geared to faculty and staff who plan and conduct meetings.

When planned, conducted, and led effectively, meetings can have a very positive impact on a team, department and the organization as a whole. This session will provide practical tips for planning and leading meetings that are efficient, increase participant engagement, build co-operation, and have positive results. It will also highlight strategies for managing group dynamics, helping groups make decisions and resolving unproductive differences.

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Grammar Refresher: The Most Common Punctuation and Grammar Mistakes (Second Offering)

Schedule: Wednesday, April 29, 2020, 01:00 PM – 03:00 PM
Location: Medical Education Building, Room 3102
Instructors: David Owen
This workshop is open to faculty and staff only.

Depending on our role, written business communications can take many different forms such as memos, letters, e-mails, reports, proposals, and PowerPoint Presentations. First impressions matter; well-written communication should be grammatically correct, free of spelling mistakes, and use correct punctuation. This session will highlight some of the most common punctuation and grammar mistakes, including examples of words that are easily confused.

Thursday, May 21, 2020

Excel – More than a Spreadsheet (Second Offering)

No seats available.

You may join a waiting-list for this workshop.

Schedule: Thursday, May 21, 2020, 01:00 PM – 03:00 PM
Location: TBD
Instructors: Marcin Pulcer
This workshop is open to faculty and staff only.

Microsoft Excel is a program that is typically used to create grids of text and numbers. This tool has many powerful capabilities. It can be programmed to pull data from external sources, run data through formulas, build charts and much more. This hands-on session will provide participants with an opportunity to explore the many uses of Excel beyond the traditional spreadsheet.

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Essentials of Delivering Effective Presentations (Second Offering)

Schedule: Tuesday, June 02, 2020, 09:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Location: Medical Education Building, Room 3102
Instructors: Marcela Ciampa
This workshop is open to faculty and staff only.

Delivering a presentation or a training session puts you on public display. An audience not only listens to the information presented, but also responds to the way you use your voice and body language. This interactive session will focus on delivery strategies to help the audience get the most out of your presentation. Specifically, how to connect with the audience, encourage participation, answer questions, address concerns, and manage difficult behaviours.

Thursday, June 18, 2020

How EquatIO and Read&Write software Can Benefit You and Our Students (Second Offering)

Schedule: Thursday, June 18, 2020, 01:00 PM – 03:00 PM
Location: UCC Computer Lab
Instructors: Mark Lubrick
This workshop is open to faculty and staff only.

EquatIO and Read&Write are add-on software that are free to all University employees and students. EquatIO makes it easier to create equations, science symbols, chemical formulas or other mathematical expressions digitally while Read&Write supports reading, writing, research, and makes documents and files more accessible. This session will highlight these 2 software add-ons and how they can benefit faculty, staff, and students.