Jan
29
Wed
Professional Development Session: How to embrace sustainability and have fun doing it @ University Center Room 330 Tickets
Jan 29 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Professional Development Session: How to embrace sustainability and have fun doing it @ University Center Room 330

You recycle your cans, try to remember your reusable bags when shopping, and turn off the lights at the end of the day, but is that what sustainability really means? If we want to live more sustainable lives, or promote sustainability on campus, are these actions really where the focus should be? Join Eva Rocke, Sustainability Coordinator, and Maddy Jones, ASUM Sustainability Coordinator, for an interactive deep dive into what we can do as individuals to support campus and community sustainability efforts, how to work as a team to make the biggest impact, and how to have FUN while doing it!

Jan
30
Thu
Professional Development Session: Leading and supervising employees for success @ University Center Rooms 330-331 Tickets
Jan 30 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Professional Development Session: Leading and supervising employees for success @ University Center Rooms 330-331

A supervisor’s role is to insure that effective performance management is part of the daily work environment through training, balanced feedback, coaching and, when needed, disciplinary processes. In this session, you will learn: some tips and tools for successful performance management; UM specific processes for managing staff; how to help an employee who is struggling to meet performance expectations before it becomes a larger issue; managing concerns that rise to the level of potential discipline; and knowledge about the staff collective bargaining agreements such as Weingarten rights. Recommended for anyone who supervises or is interested in advancing into a supervisory position at UM. This session will be facilitated by Sara Drake, Associate Director of Human Resource Services, who oversees Employee and Labor Relations and is a trained mediator.

Level 1 Avalanche Class-Missoula @ Outdoor Program Tickets
Jan 30 @ 5:00 pm – Feb 2 @ 5:00 pm

This class follows the Level 1 guidelines of the American Avalanche Association. You will learn how to access and understand local avalanche information, steps to prepare for safe travel in avalanche terrain, ways to identify avalanche terrain in the field, procedures for basic companion rescue and more.

There are two evening sessions and two full field days. The class days are Jan. 30 and 31, 5-8 p.m., in ED 241. The field days will be all day Feb. 1 and 2 in the Rattlesnake.

The cost for this class is $315. Register at the Outdoor Program or on the Campus Recreation online registration portal.

Feb
5
Wed
Professional Development Session: New ways to meet @ University Center Room 225 Tickets
Feb 5 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Professional Development Session: New ways to meet @ University Center Room 225

Tired of ineffective meetings? Feel like the same people always dominate your discussions? Join Gordy Pace, Director of Strategic Initiatives, Information Technology, and Amy Kinch, Director, Office of Organizational Learning and Development, to explore new ways to structure your group interactions and encourage participation from your colleagues. Learn how a few key changes can alter the way people experience your team and large group meetings.

Feb
6
Thu
Professional Development Session: Strategies for engaging effectively with high school students @ Davidson Honors College Room 120 Tickets
Feb 6 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Professional Development Session: Strategies for engaging effectively with high school students @ Davidson Honors College Room 120

Led by the Broader Impacts Group’s Amanda Duley, this workshop will prepare UM faculty members, staff, and graduate students to lead high school classroom visits that inspire students about higher education and career pathways. Participants will begin developing a hands-on or interactive activity related to their research or creative scholarship and will learn strategies for effective high school engagement, including using ice breakers, personal stories, and reflection. This workshop is intended for people from all academic disciplines and professional fields and is a first step for participating in We Are Montana in the Classroom.

Feb
13
Thu
Professional Development Session: After action reviews- Continuous workplace improvement @ Payne Family Native American Center Room 105 Tickets
Feb 13 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Professional Development Session: After action reviews- Continuous workplace improvement @ Payne Family Native American Center Room 105

Organizations, from the military to emergency responders, utilize the After-Action-Review (AAR) process to debrief after an action and glean takeaways for improvement next time. AARs can be as simple as two people discussing an event or action, or can be more elaborate discussions around a large initiate or project. The process and key questions are the same. Join Paula Short, Director of Communication and VP for Enrollment to learn about AARs and how to improve team performance with this assessment tool. Co-sponsored with Staff Senate.

Feb
20
Thu
Level 1 Avalanche Class-Lost Trail @ Outdoor Program Tickets
Feb 20 @ 5:00 pm – Feb 23 @ 5:00 pm

This class follows the Level 1 guidelines of the American Avalanche Association. You will learn how to access and understand local avalanche information, steps to prepare for safe travel in avalanche terrain, ways to identify avalanche terrain in the field, procedures for basic companion rescue and more.

There are two evening sessions and two full field days. The class days are Feb. 20 and 21, 5-8 p.m., in ED 241. The field days will be all day Feb. 22 and 23 at Lost Trail.

The cost for this class is $275. Register at the Outdoor Program or on the Campus Recreation online registration portal.

Feb
25
Tue
Professional Development Session: Mental Health First Aid @ University Center Room 329 Tickets
Feb 25 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Professional Development Session: Mental Health First Aid @ University Center Room 329

Mental Health First Aid is an 8 hour course on identifying, understanding and responding to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. The training gives participants the skills needed to provide initial help and support to someone who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. Participants receive a training certificate from Mental Health First Aid USA. This is an evidence-based program developed by the National Council for Behavioral Health and will be facilitated by Ashley Trautman, Assistant Professor, School of Social Work, and Mark Lane, Associate Director, National Native Children’s Trauma Center.  

Feb
28
Fri
Professional Development Session: How to IF @ Innovation Factory Tickets
Feb 28 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Professional Development Session: How to IF @ Innovation Factory

Looking to develop a physical prototype, signage, piece of furniture or fashion?  Looking to make something that exists in the world better? The Innovation Factory (IF) Worklab offers training in signage, laser cutting, 3D printing, and iterative design, allowing you to create these items for the cost of materials and maintenance. Join Co-Directors of IF, Elizabeth Dove and Brad Allen, to explore possibilities for creation in this Makerspace and ways to access these tools. This overview can help you locate the best in-depth badging workshop for continued use of the space.