Training & Development

The Training and Development area's primary goal is to offer the Univeristy of Mississippi's staff and faculty an opportunity for continual growth. Our seminars cover an array of topics to improve your professional skills and personal development.

LEAD: Lead Your Team

Effective Supervisory Leadership Training: All supervisors and managers, both new and seasoned, are invited to participate in the "Lead Your Team" program. The program consists of two full days of in-class sessions and 3 hours of online training. Please confirm that you are able to attend both full days prior registering your interest. More

Upcoming Training Sessions

DateCourse
10/28 Understanding the Financial Risk of Long Term Care by William Morris Group, P.A.: This session will focus on the current state of long term care services, government programs, and long term care insurance as a solution to some of the financial perils of aging. The topic of long term care is of extreme importance since all Americans are affected by the issues involved.
10:00 - 11:00, MSBDC Training Room, SHEVAUN CHERISE FESTERVAND
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10/28 Basic Wills & Important Documents by MidSouth Financial Group: This session will cover Basic Wills, Trusts, Powers of Attorney for Financial & Medical, and Living Wills.
1:30 - 2:30, MSBDC Training Room, SHEVAUN CHERISE FESTERVAND
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10/29 PeopleAdmin (jobs.olemiss.edu website) Overview: Tips and Best Practices for navigating through PeopleAdmin 7.
9:00 - 10:30, Weir 107, JESSICA ANNE HUGHES
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10/29 Time Management : Are you continuously adding things to your to-do list? Do you never seem to get anything done? A lack of effective time management skills may be the cause of your lost productivity. This seminar will give tips on how to organize and prioritize both your office and your day.
9:30 - 11:00, Library 106D, ANDREA MARIA JEKABSONS
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10/29 Know Your Benefits by PERS
2:00 - 4:00, MSBDC Training Room, SHEVAUN CHERISE FESTERVAND
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10/30 The Money at Work: Foundation of Investing by TIAA-CREF: - Managing risk versus reward - Understanding the role of investing and managing investment risks - Augmenting programs to help accelerate savings - Products and tools to sustain a portfolio
10:00 - 11:00, MSBDC Training Room, SHEVAUN CHERISE FESTERVAND
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10/30 When to Start Receiving Retirement Benefits and Helpful Tools by Social Security Administration: A common question asked of employees at Social Security is, "What is the best age to start receiving retirement benefits?" The answer is that there is no one "best age" for everyone, and ultimately it is an individual's choice. Each person should make an informed decision about when to apply for benefits based on their own individual and family circumstances. During the session we will discuss the numerous options and the online retirement planning tools.
1:30 - 2:30, MSBDC Training Room, SHEVAUN CHERISE FESTERVAND
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11/05 Can We Count On You?: Being a person others can count on is really a matter of committing to a group of behaviors that show you are a person who will come through! This program seeks to go beyond talking about personal responsibility and show employees the everyday behaviors it takes to be seen as an accountable person.
10:00 - 11:00, Library 106D, ANDREA MARIA JEKABSONS
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11/07 Answering Your Institutional Data Questions: This hands-on workshop provides guidance to help users understand and find institutional data at the University of Mississippi. Participants will learn about the types of data available, ways to access these data, and how to customize reports to meet specific needs. Participants will explore the data and answer questions using Pivot Tables. The workshop is appropriate for anyone using institutional data to support decision making, assessment activities, and grant proposal development.
10:00 - 11:30, Weir 107, KAREN KATE KELLUM
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11/12 Answering Your Institutional Data Questions: This hands-on workshop provides guidance to help users understand and find institutional data at the University of Mississippi. Participants will learn about the types of data available, ways to access these data, and how to customize reports to meet specific needs. Participants will explore the data and answer questions using Pivot Tables. The workshop is appropriate for anyone using institutional data to support decision making, assessment activities, and grant proposal development.
8:30 - 10:00, Weir 107, KAREN KATE KELLUM
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11/14 E-Form 18 Training for Student Hourly Assignments: This hands-on training will cover the purpose of the Form 18, important considerations and reminders, and instructions on how to process a Form 18 for student hourly assignments; including new assignments, changes to an assignment, and ending an assignment.
8:30 - 8:50, Weir 107, VICKY H JOHNSON
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11/14 E-Form 1 Training for New Hires & E-Form 3 Training for Changes: This hands-on training will cover the purpose of the Form 1 and Form 3, important considerations and reminders, and instructions on how to process a Form 1 for new hires and a Form 3 for change in title/classification, change to a previous Form 11 or Form 40, change in cost distribution, for overtime purposes, or separation of employment. (Refer to the training "E-Form Training for Leave of Absence" for instructions on Leave of Absence.)
9:00 - 10:20, Weir 107, REGINA B JOHNSON
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11/14 E-Form 7 Training for Student Stipends: This hands-on training will cover the purpose of the Form 7, important considerations and reminders, and instructions on how to process a Form 7 for student student stipends; including new assignments, calculating monthly stipends, and instructions on how to make changes to a Form 7 using a Form 3.
10:30 - 11:20, Weir 107, REGINA B JOHNSON
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11/14 E-Form 40 Training to Request Additional Pay: This hands-on training will cover the purpose of the Form 40, important considerations, and reminders. Instructions will be provided on how to process a Form 40 to request additional pay.
11:30 - 12:00, Weir 107, JUDY HOPPER
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11/14 E-Form 3 Training for Leave of Absence: This hands-on training will cover the purpose of the Form 3 to document a leave of absence, important considerations, and reminders.
1:00 - 1:45, Weir 107, PAMELA KAY JOHNSON
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11/14 E-Form 11 Training for Academic Research Outside the Nine Month Academic Year: This hands-on training will cover the purpose of the Form 11, important considerations, and reminders. Instructions will be provided on how to process a Form 11 to request payment for academic research performed outside the nine month academic year.
2:00 - 2:45, Weir 107, KATHY H PARKER
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11/14 E-Form 13 Payment for Services as Contractor: This hands-on training will cover the purpose of the Form 13, important considerations and reminders. Instructions on how to process a Form 13 for payment for services as a contractor will be provided.
3:00 - 3:45, Weir 107, RACHEL R BOST
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11/14 E-Form 22 Training to Request a Budget Revisions: This hands-on training will cover the purpose of the Form 22, important considerations and reminders. Instructions on how to process a Form 22 to request a budget revision will be provided.
4:00 - 4:30, Weir 107, PAMELA K ROY
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01/09 LEAD: Lead Your Team (Winter Session Jan 9th & Jan 16th): Effective Supervisory Leadership Training: All supervisors and managers, both new and seasoned, are invited to participate in the "Lead Your Team" program. The program consists of two full days of in-class sessions and 3 hours of online training. Please ensure that you are able to attend both full days prior registering your interest.
8:00 - 5:00, MSBDC Training Room, ANDREA MARIA JEKABSONS
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02/04 'Welcome Home' New Employee Orientation: New employee orientation that provides a unique opportunity to meet leaders and learn more about the University's mission, vision, rich history, the University's "It" factor, and the relationship between Ole Miss Athletics and the University of Mississippi.
8:00 - 1:00, To Be Determined, ANDREA MARIA JEKABSONS
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04/03 LEAD: Lead Your Team (Spring Session April 3rd & April 17th): Effective Supervisory Leadership Training: All supervisors and managers, both new and seasoned, are invited to participate in the "Lead Your Team" program. The program consists of two full days of in-class sessions and 3 hours of online training. Please confirm that you are able to attend both full days prior registering your interest.
8:00 - 5:00, Law School (Robert C. Khayat), Rm 2084, ANDREA MARIA JEKABSONS
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06/03 'Welcome Home' New Employee Orientation: New employee orientation that provides a unique opportunity to meet leaders and learn more about the University's mission, vision, rich history, the University's "It" factor, and the relationship between Ole Miss Athletics and the University of Mississippi.
8:00 - 1:00, To Be Determined, ANDREA MARIA JEKABSONS
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07/10 LEAD: Lead Your Team (Summer Session July 10th & July 24th): Effective Supervisory Leadership Training: All supervisors and managers, both new and seasoned, are invited to participate in the "Lead Your Team" program. The program consists of two full days of in-class sessions and 3 hours of online training. Please confirm that you are able to attend both full days prior registering your interest.
8:00 - 5:00, To Be Determined, ANDREA MARIA JEKABSONS
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08/05 'Welcome Home' New Employee Orientation: New employee orientation that provides a unique opportunity to meet leaders and learn more about the University's mission, vision, rich history, the University's "It" factor, and the relationship between Ole Miss Athletics and the University of Mississippi.
8:00 - 1:00, E. F. Yerby Conference Center, ANDREA MARIA JEKABSONS
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10/07 'Welcome Home' New Employee Orientation: New employee orientation that provides a unique opportunity to meet leaders and learn more about the University's mission, vision, rich history, the University's "It" factor, and the relationship between Ole Miss Athletics and the University of Mississippi.
8:00 - 1:00, E. F. Yerby Conference Center, ANDREA MARIA JEKABSONS
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Contact Shevaun Festervand via phone (662-915-5431) or email (scfester@olemiss.edu) for assistance.

Training On Demand

Supervisors, you may request customized training for your team at your office or workplace. The following courses are available now:

  • Cross the Line
  • Dealing with Difficult People
  • Everest - The Elements of Success (Leadership & Teamwork)
  • Excelling as a First Time Manager
  • FISH (Employee Motivation)
  • FISHSTICKS (Continue Motivating Employees)
  • Give ‘Em the Pickle (Customer Service)
  • Going the Distance with Professional Communication Skills (Face-to-face, telephone, and email etiquette)
  • It's Okay To Be The Boss
  • Managing a Student Workforce
  • PeopleAdmin
  • Search Committees: Efficient & Effective Processes
  • Strategies for Change Management
  • The Respect Advantage (Diversity)
  • Time Management
  • We're in the Band
  • Who Moved My Cheese?

If you would like to offer training to your team, contact us at (662) 915-5431 or email Shevaun Festervand.