The Human Resources & Payroll department provides many types of learning and professional development opportunities for all Mason employees. We hope you'll take a moment to explore the resources and tabs on the Learning pages to learn more about our offerings.
Classes offered may be part of a series such as the Customer Service Certificate Program, New SUPERvisor Series, or Experienced Supervisor Leadership Seminars, or they might be skills-based classes such as EPAF and I-9 Training.
Customized learning opportunities are also available for departments on campus on topics such as customer service, Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, stress management, communication and relationship-building, and many others. Retreat facilitation is also available for departments on campus as well as assessments of learning needs. To request a session or assessment for your group, please contact the Learning and Professional Development Team at (703) 993-6764.
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Administrative professionals new to the Mason community or who are looking to improve their skills are invited to join the Administrative Professional Certificate Program. Network with other administrative professionals, attend meetings of the International Association of Administrative Professionals, participate in 5 minute mentoring sessions, and enhance your skills with instructor-led classes. This program will help to improve your professional skills and help you build a network of resources and contacts. For more information please join us or contact Lori Ann Roth at 3-2621.
CommonHealth is the Commonwealth of Virginia's Employee Wellness Program. CommonHealth offers quarterly wellness programs, many of which are offered via an online video, making it easy for all state employees to participate. Check in often to see the current quarterly offering, and don't forget about CommonHealth's additional wellness programs, including Future Moms, Quit 4 Life, and fitness center discounts. For more information, please visit http://www.commonhealth.virginia.gov/index.htm
The goal of the Customer Service Certificate Program is to provide Mason's faculty & staff members with opportunities to enhance and develop their customer service skills. To receive a certificate of completion for the program a participant must attend any six Customer Service Certificate Program sessions. To receive the Advanced Customer Service Certificate, a participant must complete the program and then attend an additional six customer service sessions. Those who fulfill the requirement will be awarded with the certificate at the Faculty & Staff Professional Development Recognition Ceremony held each spring.
HR & Payroll's Learning and Professional Development team can customize any of our offerings to suit the needs of your department or group. We'll complete a needs assessment to determine what you're really looking for, and then work with you to develop a customized learning session. Please let us know if you're interested in a workshop that you don't see in our catalog. Please contact Dr. Lori Ann Roth at 3-2621 or email@example.com for more information on customized opportunities.
The Experienced Supervisor Leadership Seminars (ESLS) offers advanced leadership training to Mason supervisors who have successfully completed the New SUPERvisor Series or who have more than 5 years of supervisory experience at Mason. The program includes professional development workshops, case studies, a project, networking opportunities, and a mentoring program. For more information please contact Lori Ann Roth at 3-6764.
Faculty-Staff Enrichment Day (FSED) is once per year. FSED is a chance for Mason faculty and staff to attend professional and personal development seminars, network with colleagues, participate in professional development workshops, and hear from keynote speakers on topics of local, regional, and national interest.
In this certificate program, HR liaisons will learn about their roles and responsibilities as a liaison, tools and resources,and how to apply the proper laws, policies and procedures to Mason's Hiring and Human Resource practices.
Our Learning and Professional Development team is available to help departments establish an intergenerational mentoring program, where mentor/mentee pairs meet to learn workplace skills, from technology to professional etiquette. In addition to the mentor/mentee pairings, three classes are offered.
The mission of Life Planning/Eldercare Services at George Mason University is to provide support services to the university community, including faculty and staff, as they seek to balance the responsibilities of work and caregiving of elder family members and also as they plan for their futures.
Mason Links helps Mason employees build language and literacy skills in a program that links all segments of the university community through the common missions of education, diversity, and service. For more information on Mason Links, please visit http://linksprogram.gmu.edu/
The goal of the New SUPERvisor Series is to train individuals who supervise one or more employee(s) and have fewer than five years of supervisory experience at Mason. For more information on the series, please visit http://hr.gmu.edu/learning/supervisor.php
In this hands-on workshop, participants will learn how to automate nominations and reference letters for applicants directly from the person giving the nomination or reference.
Performance Appraisals workshops are offered each autumn as employees prepare for yearly performance appraisal meetings.
Mason Faculty and Staff within five years of retirement are invited to attend the Pre-Retirement Seminar, offered each spring, to gather resources and learn about timely and relevant topics.
Presented jointly by the Office of Human Resources & Payroll and the Office of Equity and Diversity Services, this one-hour training covers the steps in Mason's hiring process, including best practices for conducting the process legally and efficiently.
It is required that a minimum of one person from the each search committee has attended this training within the past two years, and we strongly recommend that all members of each committee attend the training. Please contact Learning and Professional Development at 3-6764 or firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a session.