Training Schedules

OIT Training Information

January/February Training Calendar

The OIT training calendar is the place to go to find and register for computer training. To sign up for a training class, select a class date from the calendar then select the sign up link within the class description. You will be required to log in with your UAUsername/Password

Online Training Opportunities

OIT's Training & Development Group wants to make you aware of several self-service training options that may be useful, including:

Atomic Learning -- 


-- This site contains online software training video tutorials.  These tutorials are highly focused in topic and range between 1 and 3 minutes in length.

Lynda.com -- 


-- This site contains online software training video tutorials. Lynda.com's videos are longer and provide greater in-depth information.

Skillsoft -- 


-- Skillsoft is a training portal provided for UA employees. It includes online professional development courses and additional resources, such as Books 24x7 and Knowledge Centers. Books 24x7 provides access to technical and professional books (making them available for online viewing) and Knowledge Centers provide topics focused on business, professional development and leadership.

OIT's website


-- The OIT website contains up-to-the-minute information about outages, services and events, along with self-service technical support options.

Drop-in Training

Remember that you can drop by our office in 319B Bunnell if you need some one-on-one help or have a question; we also are willing to train a group from your office as well.  And of course there are our usual Friday drop-in hours of 1-2 p.m. for Google Apps-iTunesU-Podcasting help, Blackboard (the current version or the scheduled new version)  from 2-4 p.m. in 319B Bunnell and TOAD-Roxen from 2-4 p.m. in Butrovich 104.

At the very least if you're not sure what the best approach is or exactly what your training needs are, call the Support Center (x8300) and they can initiate a help desk request ticket. 

As always, you can give us a call or send us an email

Chris Beks - cgbeks@alaska.edu - x6796
Gary Bender - gabender@alaska.edu - x6573
Cara Brunk - cbrunk@alaska.edu - x8385
Martin Miller - msmiller@alaska.edu - x8304

HR Training Calendar

A new calendar year is here!  If your resolutions include plans for professional development, check out the many resources available to you as a University employee. A few are listed below:

“Consequential Conversations” - January 26, 2011, Thursday @ 8:15 am
Presenter:  Stephen P. Hinds, SPHR
Location:  Butro 109  Fairbanks - Register here
Have you ever been involved in a conversation with someone that involved differences in opinion and involved strong emotions with a potential for loss in the relationship? If so, this workshop will present you with skills that you can use on the job, in the community and at home. 

“Time Management and Personal Productivity”* - January 26, 2011, Thursday @ 1:00 pm
Presenter:  Stephen P. Hinds, SPHR
Location:  Butro 109  Fairbanks - Register here 
Ever feel like you are occasionally challenged by multiple competing demands, having to deal with interruptions that redefine your day, making decisions about what is urgent and what is important or feel that you are just spinning your wheels? This workshop has been designed to provide participants with tools to help diagnose issues with time management and to leave with solid ideas on how to better organize the time that they have available.

*Note: In Anchorage, an offering on this topic will be available on January 30, 2012 @ 1:00 pm at UAA University Lake Building. INFORMATION

“Wednesday Webinars”

If you only have 40-45 minutes to spare, check out the Wednesday Webinar schedule for January through June 2012, which is posted on the UA Statewide Human Resources website HERE.

Webinars for February and March are listed below for your convenience.

Bringing Out the Best in Others

February 1, 2012  Register for 11-12pm AKST
Being Accountable in Work and Life
February 15, 2012  Register for 11-12pm AKST
Mindfulness: Being Present in Your Work and Life
March 7, 2012  Register for 11-12pm AKST
Initiating Difficult Conversations
March 21, 2012  Register for 11-12pm AKST

January marked the start of a new registration process. 
Webinar registration will take place directly with the Training & Consulting division of ComPsych Corporation. Registrants will receive a confirmation email upon registration and a reminder email with instructions for accessing the webinar approximately 24 hours prior to the webinar. 

The webinars are generally 45 minutes in length and are open to University of Alaska employees system-wide. There are no fees to attend. If the webinar takes place during the UA employee’s work hours, as with any training event, supervisory approval should be obtained to ensure proper departmental coverage. Employees may join these webinars from any computer. You will be connected to audio using your computer's microphone and speakers. If you do not have computer speakers, an optional telephone number will be provided. NOTE: The telephone number provided by ComPsych will NOT be a toll-free number as was the case in prior webinars.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact Anne Sakumoto at anne.sakumoto@alaska.edu or (907) 786-1432 or Phillip Weathersby at ComPsych Corporation directly. Phillip may be reached at (888) 628.4902 x 1629 or pweathersby@compsych.com


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