University Human Resources Curriculum Schedule

Formalized training and workshops are offered to faculty and staff of Oakland University only. To enroll in a course, click on the ENROLL button for the course you are interested in and then type in the requested information. Your request will then be logged into the training enrollment database.

Courses currently being offered are listed below. To go straight to the dates and times for a course, click on the course name. Note that some courses are not offered on a regular basis and may only occur a few times a year.

Date/Time Seats
Location Enroll
Introduction to Google Drive (Google Docs)

Google Drive is a file storage and synchronization service which enables user cloud storage, file sharing and collaborative editing. Google Drive (formerly Google Docs) is an office suite of productivity applications, that offer collaborative editing on documents, spreadsheets, presentations, and more.

Google Drive is part of Oakland University's Google Apps package. Come learn about this valuable tool and how it can increase your productivity at OU.

Wed, April 23, 2014, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
15 200C Elliott Hall [ENROLL]
Wed, May 14, 2014, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
20 200C Elliott Hall [ENROLL]
Tue, June 17, 2014, 2 - 4 p.m.
19 200C Elliott Hall [ENROLL]
Tue, July 22, 2014, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
18 200C Elliott Hall [ENROLL]
Motivating at Work

Join Shelly Riebel from The American Society of Employers and participate
in this action packed workshop.

Managers will learn more about motivational factors such as building trust,
understanding different styles, getting to know employees and building commitment.

Wed, April 30, 2014, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
17 Lake Huron Room, Oakland Center [ENROLL]
Wed, April 30, 2014, 1:30 - 4:30 p.m.
19 Lake Huron Room, Oakland Center [ENROLL]
Performance Management Process - 2013-2014
Description: This training is designed for the new Administrative Professional or other employees who will be involved in the Performance Management Process. The course content will include instructions on goal setting, an overview of the evaluation process and instructions on using the online system.
Tue, April 22, 2014, 10 - 11 a.m.
5 435 Wilson Hall [ENROLL]
Wed, April 30, 2014, 2 - 3 p.m.
4 435 Wilson Hall [ENROLL]
Postcards from the Future: A woman's guide to financially ever after
Description: Fewer years in the workforce. Longer life spans. Women saving for retirement face some serious challenges compared to men. Overcoming these challenges requires swift, immediate action. Learn what it takes at this informative, hands-on workshop.

Refreshments will be served.

Sponsored by TIAA-CREF

Note: You do not need to participate with TIAA-CREF to attend this workshop. All University faculty and staff are invited to attend.
Wed, April 23, 2014, 9 - 10:30 a.m.
16 Gold Room C, Oakland Center [ENROLL]
Wed, April 23, 2014, 2 - 3:30 p.m.
17 Gold Room C, Oakland Center [ENROLL]
Protect yOUrself - OU Phishing Awareness Program
Description: In the "real world," someone could steal your pocketbook and use your credit cards and/or identification to make purchases or cause all sorts of other trouble for you. This is known as "identity theft." But did you know that you are also subject to a similar form of identity theft in the virtual world online?

Cyber criminals exist with one purpose: trick you into giving them access to your personal information. It's called phishing.

Learn how to identify and report phishing attempts with this short self-guided tutorial. Click this link to view the course.
This course does not require enrollment.
persistent 1 Internet not required
Second City - Developing Trust and Collaboration
Description: This workshop is for all employees, and will incorporate the fundamentals of improvisation into building trusting relationships inside and outside of the workplace.
Tue, May 20, 2014, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
41 Gold Rooms [ENROLL]
Tue, May 20, 2014, 1:30 - 4:30 p.m.
57 Gold Rooms [ENROLL]
The Starting Line: How and why retirement saving should begin now
Description: There's no time like the present to save for the future.

Sometimes it's hard to think about retirement when you're just starting out in your career. The truth is, that's when thinking ahead can do the most good! It all starts with some practical knowledge.

TIAA-CREF's workshop leader will help you get ahead of your retirement saving with some tools and information you can use right now:
  • Learn the real effect of time on money thanks to compounding and dollar-cost averaging
  • Discover the differences between good and bad debt See how budgeting can find money and help you save it

Space is limited, so enroll now!

Refreshments will be served.

Note: All University faculty and staff are invited to attend.
Wed, June 4, 2014, 9 - 10:30 a.m.
35 Lake Michigan, Oakland Center [ENROLL]
Wed, June 4, 2014, 2 - 3:30 p.m.
32 Lake Michigan, Oakland Center [ENROLL]
Within Reach: Transitioning from career to retirement
Description: Get ready for a new journey.

Getting to this point is quite a feat. But the journey isn't over until you've reached the peak. There are more adventures yet to come. Once you reach retirement, you may have 20 or 30 years to enjoy it.

TIAA CREF's workshop leader will help you imagine your ideal retirement and plan - financially and emotionally - for how to make the most of it:
  • Plan how you'll spend your days and how to help make your savings last
  • Learn about how you can pay yourself once you're no longer earning a paycheck

Space is limited, so enroll now!

Refreshments will be served.

Note: All University faculty and staff are invited to attend.
Wed, May 14, 2014, 9 - 10:30 a.m.
27 Gold Room C, Oakland Center [ENROLL]
Wed, May 14, 2014, 2 - 3:30 p.m.
32 Gold Room C, Oakland Center [ENROLL]