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UTSA observes National Employee Learning Week

By Anne Jett
UTSA Associate Director of Training and Development

(Dec. 4, 2007)--UTSA will observe National Employee Learning Week Dec. 3-7. Now in its fourth year, the week is sponsored by the world's largest association dedicated to work place learning -- the American Society for Training and Development (ASTD). The week is designed to recognize the value of continuous employee learning and to make the connection between a highly skilled workforce and achieving organizational strategic initiatives.

Successful organizations recognize the importance of a skilled, creative and innovative workforce, motivated to provide the best product for its customers. In our case, this means providing the best possible educational environment for students and the best possible working environment for faculty and staff.

National Employee Learning Week provides the opportunity to focus on our learning goals as individuals, as work teams and as an entire organization. UTSA Training and Development highlights the week with opportunities for continuing learning and growth.

For more information, contact UTSA Training and Development at (210) 458-4658.

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Training and Development Activities, Dec. 3-7

  • Dec. 4: Supervisory Series Graduation, Dec. 4 with Kerry Kennedy, UTSA vice president for business affairs, as keynote speaker
  • Dec. 4: Reception and Resource Fair for UTSA Subject Matter Experts
  • Deployment of institution-wide training needs assessment
  • Eleven training classes offered on topics ranging from diversity and discrimination to computer technology to new employee development and supervisory skills
  • Online courses available 24/7 through The Learning Source

How can UTSA employees participate?

  • Set three job-related learning goals for yourself for the next 12 months.
  • Research training opportunities at UTSA and sign up for a class in TXClass or The Learning Source
  • Look for training opportunities in the San Antonio community and surrounding areas.
  • Participate in the Employee Educational Benefit Program to continue your formal education.
  • Establish a mentoring relationship, either as mentor or learner.
  • Explore avenues for non-traditional learning (i.e. online, print media, community events, community service opportunities).
  • Learn something new this week -- there is always something new to learn.

UTSA Training and Development: Did you know?

  • UTSA employees attend UTSA training classes 9,500 times per year.
  • UTSA offers more than 850 instructor-led training classes each year.
  • Classes are provided by Training and Development staff and more than 50 subject matter experts from around campus.
  • Classes are offered in numerous subject areas including management, Define, Banner, safety, managing and securing research and development funding, computer software, strategic planning, professional development and project planning.
  • Classes are held throughout the Tri-Campus community in training rooms, multipurpose rooms, classrooms and computer labs.
  • More than 500 employees attend specially designed classes and retreats developed by Training and Development consultants.
  • Training and Development also offers online classes through The Learning Source. There currently are 20 courses available online including mandatory compliance courses, safety courses and others. More online courses will be available in the near future.

Training and Development services

  • Public classroom offerings
  • Online courses
  • Customized workshops and retreats
  • Original programs designed and created for specific needs
  • Facilitation (processes, problem solving and mapping)
  • Consulting and assessments

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