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January 2020

MS Excel 2016: Working with Pivot Tables (for PC users)

Tuesday, January 14th, 2020 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Brandon University
Free 9 spots left

THIS INTERNAL SESSION IS OPEN TO BRANDON UNIVERSITY EMPLOYEES. In this hands-on intermediate session, participants will learn to: create a pivot table for the purpose of summarizing and analyzing data create a dashboard for sharing the data using charts and other visuals Facilitator: Kristin Jette, HR Administrative Analyst (BU) Accessibility Considerations? If you have any accessibility needs or questions, please contact Erica at browne@brandonu.ca prior to the session. To Register: Enter the # 1 in the field below. You will…

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Performance Feedback & Development (Manager Session)

Thursday, January 16th, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Louis Riel Room, McMaster Hall
Free 23 spots left

Brandon University's Performance Feedback & Development resources are a collection of tools that help to formalize performance planning discussions on an annual basis and provide the framework for a consistent process across the University for non-faculty staff. In this 1.5 hour discussion, managers will learn more about the resources in detail,  and the process for helping to support the performance and growth of employees through ongoing and specific feedback, setting objectives and supporting professional development.  A discussion guide will also…

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Improving Efficiencies using MS Word 2016 (PC Users)

Tuesday, January 21st, 2020 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Convergys Learning Centre, Main Floor – BU Library
Free 13 spots left

THIS INTERNAL WORKSHOP IS OPEN TO BU EMPLOYEES. Explore some unique tricks/features available in Microsoft Word that you can use to improve efficiency and apply “polish” to your professional documents. Quick Parts and Auto Text How to save and insert “standard language”. How to apply Auto Text; for example, spelling out acronyms without having to type the entire text. Using Styles How to apply text styles to your document. Why applying Styles is important for Table of Contents. Adding Watermarks…

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Identifying & Responding to Signs of Impairment or Substance Misuse

Wednesday, January 29th, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Health Studies Complex, Room 045
Free 40 spots left

THIS LEARNING OPPORTUNITY IS OPEN TO BU EMPLOYEES. People of all ages use substances for various reasons, many of which can be accessed legally as well as illegally.  Both types of substances may alter a person’s mood and/or behavior, but not everyone will have the same signs and symptoms. This presentation and discussion will explore the following: What is substance misuse/addiction Brief overview around the different types of substances people use Common side effects (behavioural and physical) of the substances…

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Creating Fillable Forms in MS Word 2016 (PC Users)

Thursday, January 30th, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Convergys Learning Centre, Main Floor – BU Library
Free 13 spots left

THIS INTERNAL WORKSHOP IS OPEN TO BRANDON UNIVERSITY EMPLOYEES. In this 1.5 hour workshop, you will learn to create forms in MS Word 2016 that others can fill out electronically. By the end of this hands-on session, you will have the opportunity to create a form that includes features such as check boxes, text boxes, date selection, drop-down lists, and more. Facilitator: Shannon Downey, Administrative Officer to the VP (Academic & Provost)/Research Ethics Officer (BU) Accessibility Considerations? If you have…

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February 2020

KAIROS Blanket Exercise

Tuesday, February 4th, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
He Oyate Tawapi (Ceremony Room), Health Studies Complex, Room 141
Free 39 spots left

The KAIROS Blanket Exercise (KBE) is a 90-minute experiential activity that aims to foster understanding of the shared history and nation to nation relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples in Canada.  The exercise is followed up with the opportunity for reflection and sharing of thoughts in the form of a sharing circle, led by an Indigenous Knowledge Keeper. Accessibility Considerations? If you have any accessibility needs or questions, please contact Erica Brown at browne@brandonu.ca or (204) 727-7494 in advance of…

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Change Management for Employees

Thursday, February 6th, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Louis Riel Room, McMaster Hall
Free 17 spots left

THIS INTERNAL WORKSHOP IS OPEN TO BRANDON UNIVERSITY EMPLOYEES. This program gives learners the tools and skills necessary for understanding and processing change themselves, and to in turn be able to successfully lead others through change. Using the Prosci Change Management Process, participants will have the opportunity to examine changes that are happening in their organization and the impact changes have on them and those they lead.  With this understanding, participants will learn to use the Prosci ADKAR® Model to…

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Workplace Communication: The Impact of Culture (Level 2)

Friday, February 21st, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Louis Riel Room, McMaster Hall
Free 20 spots left

THIS INTERNAL WORKSHOP IS OPEN TO BRANDON UNIVERSITY EMPLOYEES. Taking the foundational knowledge about culture and diversity to the next level, this course explores the impacts of cultural filters to the process of communication. Barriers to effective Intercultural Communications are identified and strategies for overcoming them explored, allowing participants to start applying them to their own workplace situation thus improving their communication with colleagues, students, and visitors. Workshop Facilitator: Jaime Chinchilla, MB Start NOTE: Completion of the Achieving & Defining…

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SafeTALK: Suicide Alertness for Everyone

Thursday, February 27th, 2020 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Louis Riel Room, McMaster Hall
Free 20 spots left

THIS LEARNING OPPORTUNITY IS AVAILABLE TO THE CAMPUS COMMUNITY. SafeTALK prepares anyone over the age of 15 to identify persons with thoughts of suicide and connect them to suicide first aid resources.  Most people with thoughts of suicide invite help to stay safe.  Alert helpers know how to use these opportunities to support that desire for safety.  With this training, you will be better able to: move beyond common tendencies to miss, dismiss or avoid suicide; identify people who have…

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April 2020

KAIROS Blanket Exercise

Tuesday, April 7th, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
He Oyate Tawapi (Ceremony Room), Health Studies Complex, Room 141
Free 40 spots left

The KAIROS Blanket Exercise (KBE) is a 90-minute experiential activity that aims to foster understanding of the shared history and nation to nation relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples in Canada.  The exercise is followed up with the opportunity for reflection and sharing of thoughts in the form of a sharing circle, led by an Indigenous Knowledge Keeper. Accessibility Considerations? If you have any accessibility needs or questions, please contact Erica Brown at browne@brandonu.ca or (204) 727-7494 in advance of…

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May 2020

Identifying & Responding to Signs of Impairment or Substance Misuse Copy

Tuesday, May 5th, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Health Studies Complex, Room 045
Free 40 spots left

THIS LEARNING OPPORTUNITY IS OPEN TO BU EMPLOYEES. People of all ages use substances for various reasons, many of which can be accessed legally as well as illegally.  Both types of substances may alter a person’s mood and/or behavior, but not everyone will have the same signs and symptoms. This presentation and discussion will explore the following: What is substance misuse/addiction Brief overview around the different types of substances people use Common side effects (behavioural and physical) of the substances…

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