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10 Roadblocks to Supervision

Human Resources Type of course HR Supervisor Development


Part of the Core Training for Supervisors program, this session will provide a review of 10 common roadblocks that can impact supervisor success. Attendees will gain knowledge on how to avoid these pitfalls, tools to be successful, and how HR can support leaders in difficult situations.

Next class: Thursday, July 11

Next class: Wednesday, July 10

Basic CMS Administration

University Communications Type of course Scala (Digital Signage) User Training


This workshop is required for App State users who will be working in the Scala Content Management System (CMS) and managing one or more Scala screens. It must be completed before access to Scala CMS will be granted.

This workshop introduces users to the Scala Content Management System (CMS) at Appalachian. Also appropriate for anyone wanting a refresher.

Next class: Friday, June 21

Breathing and Meditation Practice

Human Resources Type of course HR Personal Development


Introduction to and practice of the Wim Hof breathing method (30min to 45min). There will be a short description of benefits from the Wim Hof Method of breathwork and meditation.

Following breathwork will be a 10 to 15 min. silent meditation.

Facilitated by Matthew Cooper, Counseling for Faculty and Staff

Next class: Monday, June 17

Campus Dining - Campus Connection

Human Resources Type of course Campus Connections


Campus Connections are short 1-hour meet ups at various locations around campus. These events are designed to inspire you and the students you serve to become engaged campus citizens and form lasting relationships. The investment you make now will serve you well as you continue your service at AppState!

Please join us for this delicious Campus Connection event with Campus Dining! Campus Dining is committed to serving the Appalachian community using sustainable practices, creative and intentional menu planning, and constantly engaging in the ever-changing dialogue surrounding food.

Next class: Wednesday, June 19

Join a conversation facilitated by Matt Cooper, counselor and farmer, to explore both practical tips and larger insights related to growing internally as your grow and tend your plants. Develop a sense of community with others who are also engaged in this work. New gardeners, or those thinking about getting started, are welcome to participate.

Facilitated by Matthew Cooper, Counseling for Faculty and Staff

Next class: Monday, June 24

Whether you’re a beginner or looking to refresh your skills, this session will cover the basics of Google Drive, illustrate why and when to use the tool, and share best practices for maximizing its utility. Additionally, we will explore practical use-case scenarios to help you understand how Google Drive can streamline your work and personal projects, including Shared Drives. By the end of this workshop, you'll be equipped with the knowledge to manage your files efficiently and collaborate with others using Google Drive.

Next class: Wednesday, June 19

Health Promotion - Campus Connection

Human Resources Type of course Campus Connections


Campus Connections are short 1-hour meet ups at various locations around campus. These events are designed to inspire you and the students you serve to become engaged campus citizens and form lasting relationships. The investment you make now will serve you well as you continue your service at AppState!

Health Promotion for Faculty and Staff (HPFS) provides Appalachian State University staff, faculty, retirees, and their spouses/domestic partners with programs and services that help to promote a healthier lifestyle and a better quality of life. Major components of the program include health and fitness, preventive care, and outreach programs. Our facilities are available to all faculty, staff, retirees, and their spouses/domestic partners at no charge.

How to find the "Hidden Gem" (AKA Varisty Gym): If you enter the gymnasium from Rivers Street, immediately upon entering the glass doors, take the stairs (down) to your left (next to the water fountain). There is a "Health Promotion for Faculty and Staff" poster, at the top of the stairs.

If you enter Varsity Gym from the campus side, you are greeted with the Military Science trophy case. Go down the stairs (two flights), pass vending machines (on your left). Walk across the gymnasium floor (short side) toward Rivers Street. Once you are in the lobby, take the stairs (down) to your right (just past restrooms and water fountain).

Next class: Friday, July 12

Intro to Scala: Media Design

University Communications Type of course Scala (Digital Signage) User Training


Any App State user can create and share appropriate university-wide messages with campus. Having a Scala system is not required.

This workshop introduces participants to the guidelines for creating and sharing digital slides at App State, including communications planning, slide design standards, and side sharing and distribution.

This workshop is appropriate for anyone who wants to create digital slides for distribution to campus.

Next class: Friday, July 12

Master Digital Tools: Gmail, Google, & Zoom

Human Resources Type of course HR Employee Development


In today's digital age, proficiency in essential tools like Google Workspace, Zoom, and Gmail is crucial for effective communication, collaboration, and productivity. This workshop will equip participants with the necessary skills to leverage these tools efficiently. Through hands-on activities and guided instruction, participants will learn how to navigate Google Workspace applications effectively, host and participate in Zoom meetings, and manage their emails efficiently using Gmail.

Next class: Tuesday, June 25

Mastering productivity techniques and effective meeting management is essential for success as a leader. This workshop will equip participants with the knowledge and skills to leverage technology for increased productivity and better meetings. Through engaging discussions, practical demonstrations, and hands-on activities, participants will explore the importance of agendas, action items, and follow-up processes in running successful meetings. Additionally, they will learn how to harness the power of Google Calendar for meeting note creation, appointment scheduling, and task organization. Furthermore, participants will discover various productivity tools and techniques, including Pomodoro timers, to-do lists, and calendar blocking, to optimize time management and task prioritization in their professional lives.

Next class: Wednesday, June 26

Join us for an introduction to the office of Environmental Health, Safety, and Emergency Management (EHS&EM). All new employees on campus are required to take this course in support of App State's commitment to campus safety and security. During this session, we'll cover the basics of safety and emergency management on campus and indicate areas where specific position types may have extra responsibilities.

Next class: Wednesday, June 26

App State is a nationally recognized leader in global engagement. The Office of International Education and Development (OIED) oversees the university's global engagement activities. Join us in this engaging workshop to learn more about the work of OIED and how you, as an employee, can get involved globally.

Next class: Thursday, July 11

Onboarding, Why it Matters

Human Resources Type of course HR Supervisor Development


Employee onboarding is crucial for creating a positive employee experience, setting the stage for long-term success, and maximizing the value that new employees bring to the organization. As a leader, it is imperative we understand the benefits of onboarding and how to support new employees during their onboarding journey. Come learn how orientation and onboarding can lead to improved performance, retention, and engagement among new team members.

Next class: Friday, July 12

Vision: This group is intended to be a support network for staff with kids birth to eight years old. It can be challenging to work full-time and parent full-time, so let’s support each other as we chug along on this journey. We hope that this group offers an opportunity for members to share their experiences, recommend resources, celebrate milestones, commiserate about the challenges, and build relationships with other staff who are parents of young children. We hope that this group allows for community building among staff that are in the trenches of dirty diapers, tantruming toddlers, kids learning to read, and never ending laundry. This group is supportive of Queer and non-traditional family types and all parent (or kid) gender identities and expressions.

Intended Audience: Staff members with children between the ages of birth to 8 years.

Meeting Pattern: Bring-your-own lunch meetings from 12:00 - 1:30 on the following days: 3/8 - PSU 169 Three Top Mountain Room 3/15 - PSU 165 Elk Knob Room 4/12 - PSU 165 Elk Knob Room 5/17 - PSU 165 Elk Kno Room

Next class: Friday, June 14

Procure to Pay Basics

Procurement Services Type of course Administrative Training


Procure to Pay policy and procedure training.

Next class: Friday, July 12

SEANC Lunch and Learn - Campus Connection

Human Resources Type of course Campus Connections


Join us to learn more about the State Employees Association of North Carolina (SEANC). Lunch will be provided by SEANC.

Next class: Friday, June 21

Campus Connections are short 1-hour meet ups at various locations around campus. These events are designed to inspire you and the students you serve to become engaged campus citizens and form lasting relationships. The investment you make now will serve you well as you continue your service at AppState!

University Sustainability offers many wonderful programs and services to the campus community such as the Free Store, Food Pantry, Campus Gardens, and many sustainable energy initiatives. Join us for this event to learn How You Can Get Involved.

Next class: Wednesday, June 26

UREC - Campus Connection

Human Resources Type of course Campus Connections


Campus Connections are short 1-hour meet ups at various locations around campus. These events are designed to inspire you and the students you serve to become engaged campus citizens and form lasting relationships. The investment you make now will serve you well as you continue your service at AppState!

Please join us for this exciting campus connection at University Recreation (UREC). University Recreation's (UREC) mission is to facilitate an inclusive environment where recreation and wellness opportunities transform, engage, and care for the App State community to enhance student learning and development. This event features a tour of the Student Recreation Center, overview of each facility (Quinn Rec Center, Mt. Mitchell, Bike App, Camp Broadstone and State Farm fields), membership information, and overview of programs and services (aquatics, fitness, sports, and outdoor programs).

Next class: Tuesday, July 9

Using Educational Perks

Human Resources Type of course Teaching and Learning


Interested in taking courses at App State with your FREE tuition waiver benefit? Join us to learn more about enrolling as a non-degree or degree seeking student. Representatives from Human Resources, Registrar's Office, Graduate Admissions, Undergraduate Admissions, and Transfer Admissions and Engagement will be on-site to answer your questions!

Next class: Monday, June 17