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October 2019

BU’s Discrimination & Harassment Prevention Policy & Procedures

Wednesday, October 23rd @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Health Studies Complex, Room 045
Free 23 spots left

THIS INTERNAL SESSION IS OPEN TO ALL MEMBERS OF THE UNIVERSITY COMMUNITY. The Brandon University Discrimination and Harassment Policy and accompanying procedures is intended to help all faculty, staff, and students address issues of discrimination and harassment in the work and learning environment, and differentiate these from interpersonal conflict.  In this interactive session, we will discuss: What are discrimination and harassment, and how do they differ from interpersonal conflict? What are the guiding principles behind the Discrimination and Harassment Policy…

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BU’s Discrimination & Harassment Prevention Policy & Procedures

Thursday, October 24th @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Health Studies Complex, Room 045
Free 24 spots left

THIS INTERNAL SESSION IS OPEN TO ALL MEMBERS OF THE UNIVERSITY COMMUNITY. The Brandon University Discrimination and Harassment Policy and accompanying procedures is intended to help all faculty, staff, and students address issues of discrimination and harassment in the work and learning environment, and differentiate these from interpersonal conflict.  In this interactive session, we will discuss: What are discrimination and harassment, and how do they differ from interpersonal conflict? What are the guiding principles behind the Discrimination and Harassment Policy…

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WordPress Basics

Tuesday, October 29th @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Convergys Lab, John E. Robbins Library
Free 5 spots left

This internal event is open to Brandon University faculty and staff only, and is not open to the general public. This hour session will cover the basics of editing and updating your BU site content using the powerful WordPress content management system. Workshop Facilitator: Craig Cesmystruk, BU Web Content Editor Accessibility Considerations? If you have an accessibility question or need, please contact Erica Brown at browne@brandonu.ca or (204) 727-7494 in advance so appropriate arrangements can be made. To Register: In…

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November 2019

Dealing with Conflict Productively

Friday, November 1st @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Louis Riel Room, McMaster Hall
Free 25 spots left

THIS INTERNAL WORKSHOP IS OPEN TO BU EMPLOYEES. Conflict in the workplace/learning environment is inevitable, but it does not have to be destructive.  The more comfortable every member of the university community is with resolving conflict at its early stages, the more harmonious the environment can be.  This brief introduction to dealing with conflict productively will look at what conflict is (and isn’t) and what resources are available at to aid individuals who want to address these situations in a…

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Dealing with Conflict Productively

Thursday, November 7th @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Louis Riel Room, McMaster Hall
Free 23 spots left

THIS INTERNAL WORKSHOP IS OPEN TO BU EMPLOYEES. Conflict in the workplace/learning environment is inevitable, but it does not have to be destructive.  The more comfortable every member of the university community is with resolving conflict at its early stages, the more harmonious the environment can be.  This brief introduction to dealing with conflict productively will look at what conflict is (and isn’t) and what resources are available at to aid individuals who want to address these situations in a…

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SafeTALK: Suicide Alertness for Everyone

Thursday, November 14th @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Louis Riel Room, McMaster Hall
Free 23 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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Promote Your Event @ BU Events Calendar

Tuesday, November 19th @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Brandon University
Free 19 spots left

THIS INTERNAL WORKSHOP IS AVAILABLE TO BU EMPLOYEES. The BU Events Calendar keeps the campus and broader community up-to-date on all the different events happening on campus.  Don't miss this opportunity to learn about how you can make the most of the calendar for your promotion and registration needs. Facilitator: Craig Cesmystruk, BU Web Content Editor Accessibility Considerations?  If you have any accessibility needs or questions, please contact Erica Brown at browne@brandonu.ca or (204) 727-7494. To Register: In the field…

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Accessibility at BU

Tuesday, November 26th @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Clark Hall, Room 104
Free 38 spots left

THIS INTERNAL SESSION IS AVAILABLE TO THE UNIVERSITY COMMUNITY. This session will highlight the policies and resources Brandon University has in place to meet the requirements under the Accessibility for Manitobans Act - Customer Service Regulation, and to support and promote accessibility for all members of the University Community, including persons with disabilities. Join us as we also review the importance of: extending the active offer welcoming support persons and service animals making information available in alternate formats a "How…

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Accessibility at BU

Friday, November 29th @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Clark Hall, Room 104
Free 40 spots left

THIS INTERNAL SESSION IS AVAILABLE TO THE UNIVERSITY COMMUNITY. This session will highlight the policies and resources Brandon University has in place to meet the requirements under the Accessibility for Manitobans Act - Customer Service Regulation, and to support and promote accessibility for all members of the University Community, including persons with disabilities. Join us as we also review the importance of: extending the active offer welcoming support persons and service animals making information available in alternate formats a "How…

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December 2019

2SLGBTQ+ Awareness & Positive Spaces

Thursday, December 12th @ 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Louis Riel Room, McMaster Hall
Free 23 spots left

THIS INTERNAL EVENT IS OPEN TO BRANDON UNIVERSITY EMPLOYEES. There are many words to describe the 2SLGBTQ+ community.  As our culture changes so does the language we use.  Come and learn updated 2SLGBTQ+ lingo and more importantly, engage in a conversation about how these identities have a crucial role in how we move through society and treat each other.  This workshop will wrap up with some useful tips to continue this conversation towards making a safer space on campus for…

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Defining & Achieving Workplace Cultural Awareness (Level 1)

Friday, December 13th @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Louis Riel Room, McMaster Hall
Free 22 spots left

THIS INTERNAL WORKSHOP IS OPEN TO BRANDON UNIVERSITY EMPLOYEES. This foundational course helps participants become aware of cultural values that affect all workplace interactions.  By explaining in detail the dynamics of culture and diversity and specific cultural aspects that affect the workplace, the course helps participants gain useful strategies that can be applied immediately in the workplace. Workshop Facilitator: Jaime Chinchilla, MB Start NOTE: Completion of this workshop is required before registering for Workplace Communication: The Impact of Culture (Level…

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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 12 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 24 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

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 14 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 18 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 22 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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