Staff Notes Daily Announcements

Autumn is a great time to meet with TIAA in a virtual, individual counseling session. We've scheduled 5 virtual counseling session days in the next two months so you can get your financial planning done before the holidays. 

Please click here to schedule a session for the following dates:

 

September 1, Tuesday

September 8, Tuesday

September 22, Tuesday

 

Upcoming in October:

October 6, Tuesday

October 20, Tuesday

More sessions will be available throughout the rest of the year. 

If you have any questions, please email me at hopek@ucar.edu

 

 

Posted by Nancy Hopek at ext. 8704, hopek@ucar.edu

Friday, August 28, 2020 to Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Cedar Plank Grilled Salmon with Grilled Zucchini and Red Onions

Today's the day! Join us for a fun afternoon lunch break today at 12-1pm with Event Services and Tony Busalacchi at our Virtual BBQ & Wine Pairing. You can find all the recipes posted in our usual What's Cooking?! shared Google folder below and follow along with us. See you soon!

Chef Mike Briski, Foothills

briski@ucar.edu

 

Links to Event:

Watch Live

Slido

Link to Recipe:

Cedar Plank Grilled Salmon with Grilled Zucchini and Red Onions

Link to Shared Collection of Recipes:

Event Services, What’s Cooking?!

Or access them through our UCAR Event Services website here  

Posted by Sylvia Ng at ext. 1158, sylviang@ucar.edu

Thursday, August 27, 2020 to Sunday, September 27, 2020

Summer Rainbow Salad Bowl

This salad was inspired by the double rainbow I saw in Boulder earlier in June! Most of the meals I eat have lots of different colors for all the different antioxidants in foods, so the more colors you eat from natural and whole foods the better it is for your health. When I used to work with kids we always tried to make our food as colorful as possible for both the nutrition and just for the fun of it! Especially for summer, I like to stick to eating mainly lighter dishes while taking advantage of all the great fruits and vegetables that grow during the warmer months.

Sylvia Ng, Event Services Coordinator

sylviang@ucar.edu

 

Links to Event:

Watch Live

Slido

Link to Recipe:

Summer Rainbow Salad Bowl

Link to Shared Collection of Recipes:

Event Services, What’s Cooking?!

Or access them through our UCAR Event Services website here  

Posted by Sylvia Ng at ext. 1158, sylviang@ucar.edu

Wednesday, August 26, 2020 to Saturday, September 26, 2020

The Elevations Credit Union training sessions are back again; they are being provided virtually! Join in and register for a fun and rewarding learning journey with fellow colleagues where we will work together to learn tips, tricks, and strategies for healthy work styles.

Virtual sessions will be provided 1x per month starting September 1, 2020 through January 13, 2021. All sessions can be accessed by signing into Workday Learning and searching for “Elevations Wellness Course”. The first session will be offered next week.

Make the Most of Trying Circumstances: September 1, 3-4 PM

What do you do when you’re stressed, over scheduled, or just don’t feel well but have to meet with a client, finish a project, or attend a last-minute meeting? Instead of compromising your health and performance by panicking, muscling your way through, or giving up, learn how to make the most of them. In this session, you’ll learn why stressful situations inhibit your ability to think and act clearly. How to tap into your resourcefulness and find practical simple solutions you can implement immediately to change your circumstances.

Register today; space is limited and based on a first-come-first-served basis. For registration questions, contact Devon Duncan or Beth Swanson.

Posted by Devon Duncan at ext. 8716, devonduncan@ucar.edu

Tuesday, August 25, 2020 to Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Grilled Turkey Tenderloin

Turkey Tenderloin is AWESOME on the grill!  The cut comes from underside of the turkey breast and because it’s not over-used, it’s VERY tender and a nice change or alternative to a beef steak.  It takes a little longer to cook than a medium rare strip steak, but you won’t be disappointed in the outcome!  I’ve gotten A LOT of my friends hooked on grilled Turkey Tenderloin!

Pizza on the Grill

This is a St. Louis-style pizza crust. It's nearly cracker thin, and super crunchy!  And yes, although I grew up outside of Chicago IL, where pizza is thick and stuffed and delicious, I LOVE St. Louis style thin pizza. For me it’s a happy family memory of a tavern in Peoria, IL where my entire family would go for pizza and beer. My Grandpa Erbe knew the owner very well and his family took good care of my family long after many of my elders passed. After moving to Colorado, I made it a mission to learn to make this type of pizza -- and I love it on my grill. It’s super easy to make, and holds lots of toppings regardless of its thinness. We cut in half once, then turn and cut into strips! Hope you enjoy -- with an ice cold beer -- Cheers!

Chef Nancy Bottlemy, Mesa Lab

bottlemy@ucar.edu

 

Links to Event:

Watch Live

Slido

Links to Recipes:

Grilled Turkey Tenderloin

Pizza on the Grill

Link to Shared Collection of Recipes:

Event Services, What’s Cooking?!

Or access them through our UCAR Event Services website here  

Posted by Sylvia Ng at ext. 1158, sylviang@ucar.edu

Tuesday, August 25, 2020 to Friday, September 25, 2020

The SMART Goal Virtual Workshop covers: 1) what defines a SMART goal and why it's important; 2) how to create relevant SMART goals that support your work and help you develop; and 3) how to manage and modify your goals throughout the performance cycle. Participants will work with peers through breakout sessions to help one another develop or strengthen their goals, with individualized support from our facilitators.

If you would like to join one of these workshops, visit HR’s Performance Management website for dates and registration links. Register as soon as possible, space is based on a first come, first served basis.

For registration questions, contact Devon Duncan.

PE Facilitators:

Sue Brundege, Toni Wallace, and Heather Hoyer

Posted by Devon Duncan at ext. 8716, devonduncan@ucar.edu

Monday, August 24, 2020 to Thursday, October 29, 2020

Leadership Exploration and Development (LEAD) is a six-month interactive, virtual program that provides supervisors with fundamental concepts, tools and skills related to: (1) what it means to be a supervisor, (2) effective communication, (3) creating an ethical, diverse, and welcoming environment, (4) managing staff performance, (5) maximizing employee potential and growth through coaching, and (6) building high performance teams.

Included in this six-month program are 22 (two hours each) live virtual learning sessions; peer cohorts to enhance group learning and mentoring; and assignments between learning sessions to put new ideas and strategies to work in your role as a supervisor.

You may register for this program in Workday. View the course description and dates, and register as soon as possible. These sessions are expected to fill up quickly and are on a first come first served basis. If you register for a program that is already full, you will be placed on a waitlist and automatically be registered if a space becomes available. LEAD participation and program expectations can be viewed here.

For registration questions, contact Devon Duncan.

 

The LEAD Team

Sue Brundege, Toni Wallace, Devon Duncan (Human Resources)

Carolyn Brinkworth, Kristen Aponte, Katy Putsavage (Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion)

Mary Helen Matthews (Office of General Counsel)

Posted by Devon Duncan at ext. 8716, devonduncan@ucar.edu

Wednesday, August 19, 2020 to Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Supervisor Orientation is now available as a seven-hour virtual training, spread out over three weeks. This program is designed to give supervisors a high-level understanding of their role and responsibilities in our organization. This orientation is required for all new supervisors, and is highly recommended for current supervisors or anyone interested in exploring advancement to a supervisory role. The training highlights the responsibilities and legal duties of supervisors and applies these to real-world scenarios. The session focuses on issue-spotting and how to address legal situations through the life cycle of an employee (hiring, performance management, end of employment). We tell you what you need to know as a supervisor about harassment, discrimination, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Family Medical Leave Act, wage and hour laws, workplace safety, and much more. If you are interested in signing up for Supervisor Orientation please do the following:

  1. Navigate to WD Learning
  2. Select “Browse Learning”
  3. Type “UCAR Virtual Supervisor Orientation” in the search bar and select the course
  4. Click the orange “enroll” button
  5. Select a date and submit (if a particular class is full, you can add yourself to the waitlist. You will be automatically enrolled if space becomes available)

If you have questions about Supervisor Orientation, contact Mary Helen Matthews regarding training content, or Devon Duncan for help with Workday registration. We look forward to having you join us! Warmly, The LEAD Team Mary Helen Matthews (Office of General Counsel) Carolyn Brinkworth, Kristen Aponte, and Katy Putsavage (Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion) Sue Brundege, Toni Wallace, and Devon Duncan (Talent & Learning Development)

Posted by Devon Duncan at ext. 8716, devonduncan@ucar.edu

Tuesday, July 14, 2020 to Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Now that we are all working from home, this may be a great time for you to explore some virtual training, education or certificate programs that support your work and advance your professional or career development. We’d like to highlight two key learning benefits that UCAR offers to all employees: Workday Learning and the Education Assistance program.

Workday Learning, a component of Workday, is a Learning Management System (LMS) that combines professional development, peer learning, and required training into a single intuitive application, so employees can engage in learning at their own time and pace.

Although many of you have already taken advantage of Workday Learning, we’d like to share some highlights around the new learning opportunities available to all employees. In addition, we’d like to introduce you to the extensive elearning content provided by LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda.com) through Workday!

For example, if you’re interested in exploring self-care and wellness resources on LinkedIn Learning, check out these videos.

For more details, read the Workday Learning and LinkedIn Learning FAQ.

UCAR's Education Assistance Program assists eligible employees by offering financial support for qualifying educational programs, such as course work or degrees from accredited educational institutions, or certification programs through professional societies. Self-directed learning—such as taking elearning courses through Workday Learning or work-related seminars or conferences—is not covered by this program, but may be supported by your lab, program, or department.

For more information on how to take advantage of this great employee benefit, visit the UCAR Education Assistance Program webpage, email Stefania Damiani or call her at x8715.

Posted by Toni Wallace at ext. 8716, twallace@ucar.edu

Monday, March 30, 2020 to Thursday, December 31, 2020

It is finally here, the Leadership Exploration and Development (LEAD) program for Supervisors! This is a six-month program (one full day per month), that equips supervisors at all levels with the critical concepts, strategies, skills, and resources needed to effectively manage and lead staff.

LEAD is for supervisors and there are 30 seats available for the first six-month program. Enrollment is based on a first come, first served basis: please enroll as soon as possible. If you find that the program is full, continue to enroll so you will be placed on the waitlist. This will also help our training team capture your interest for the next six-month session of LEAD that will be scheduled in the near future.

ENROLLMENT INSTRUCTIONS:

  • Log into Workday
  • Click the 'Learning' icon
  • Look under recently added for 'LEAD: Supervisor Training'
  • Select the orange 'Enroll' button
  • Select the course and then 'OK'

IMPORTANT: Once you have enrolled, please add the program dates, times and locations to your Google calendar.

If you have questions about LEAD, please contact a member of the LEAD Team: Sue Brundege, Toni Wallace (Human Resources), Carolyn Brinkworth, Kristen Aponte, or Katy Putsavage (Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion), Mary Helen Matthews (Office of General Counsel).

Posted by Toni Wallace at ext. 8716, twallace@ucar.edu

Tuesday, March 10, 2020 to Wednesday, September 30, 2020

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