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(Dec. 6, 2011) --This is National Employee Learning Week, which is hosted each year by the American Society of Training and Development (ASTD) to note the importance of improving and learning. National surveys show that a major factor in retaining employees is top-quality training, which also promotes business success. Training is instrumental to organizations as they grow and develop, and UTSA is no exception.

National Employee Learning Week is a time to celebrate the process of continuously learning and improving, no matter your age or position in an organization. It's also a time to thank the subject matter experts (SMEs) around the UTSA campuses who significantly contribute to making this learning possible.

Did someone at UTSA help you learn the ins-and-outs of your job? Have you attended classroom training on key subjects? Have you taken an online training class? Did someone at UTSA teach you something that enabled you to grow professionally or personally?

You probably answered "yes" to at least one of these questions. And, for this specialized learning, let's thank the more than 130 SMEs who design and implement hundreds of classroom and online learning programs for UTSA employees every year.

In addition to their regular UTSA jobs, SMEs take time to provide this important training service for the benefit of all UTSA employees. SMEs facilitate these and many other training classes at UTSA:

  • Ally training
  • Banner
  • Budget
  • Cash handling
  • CBC information
  • Community response to active shooter
  • CPR/first aid
  • Customer service
  • Compliance
  • Discrimination prevention
  • Diversity
  • Financial planning
  • Floor captain safety liaison
  • HRMS
  • How to plan your events
  • Inventory
  • Library for staff
  • Research compliance
  • Student travel
  • Time and leave
  • Twitter basics
  • Web intelligence
  • Work-study supervision
  • Working with disruptive people

>> Make learning a part of your personal strategy for improvement. Attend any of the 850 classroom trainings or dozens of online training programs provided each year for faculty and staff by the UTSA HR Training and Development office. See a list of all SMEs and current classes at the UTSA HR Training and Development website.

 

 

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Aug. 1, 9 p.m.

"Inside Peace" documentary screening

This documentary, presented by the San Antonio Film Festival, documents the experience of re-entry after incarceration. The film features Michael Gilbert, associate professor in the department of criminal justice and director of the Office of Community and Restorative Justice program at UTSA.
Tobin Center for the Performing Arts, 100 Auditorium Circle

Aug. 4, 6 - 8 p.m.

Free Teacher Tuesday: Los Tejanos Workshop

Discover resources and strategies for teaching Tejano history and culture and get a special educator's tour of the new long-term exhibit, Los Tejanos.
Institute of Texan Cultures, 801 E. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd.

Aug. 6, 5 - 7 p,m,; 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

6th Annual Texas Higher Education Symposium

This annual symposium is an opportunity to discuss Texas higher education issues and trends with Texas higher education scholars, state and local government officials, students, and campus and local community members.
Downtown Campus

Aug. 9, 12 - 5 p.m.

Vaquerocation 2015

This cowboy-themed programming, offered in conjunction with Our Kids Magazine's Kidcation Week, gives families the opportunity to visit with cowboy docents, enjoy readings and visit activity tables.
Institute of Texan Cultures, 801 E. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd.

Aug. 17, 11:30 p.m.

Midnight Light

Join President Ricardo Romo, The Spirit of San Antonio Marching Band, students, faculty and staff to light the monument at the Main Campus entrance at the stroke of midnight.
John Peace Boulevard Entrance, Main Campus

Aug. 18, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

President's BBQ on the Plaza

Join university President Ricardo Romo on the Bill Miller Plaza for his annual free BBQ lunch.
Bill Miller Plaza, Downtown Campus

Aug. 18, 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

President's BBQ on the Lawn

Join university President Ricardo Romo on the Convocation Center lawn for his annual free BBQ lunch.
Convocation Center East Lawn, Main Campus

Aug. 22, 6 p.m.

UTSA Alumni Gala

The UTSA Alumni Association hosts this annual gala honoring the Alumna of the Year, Alumnus of the Year and the Alumnus of the Year Lifetime Achievement award winners.
Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort & Spa, 9800 Hyatt Resort Dr.


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