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  • Workshop prepares instructors for the fall semester

    Ready, Set, Teach! is a one-day workshop scheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 28, at the Pyle Center. Offered by the Center for Teaching, Learning & Mentoring, this workshop is designed to help instructors start the semester with confidence and coordination. The workshop provides both new and returning instructors with focused time to think about their teaching, along with ideas for new, evidence-based approaches that can be applied right away. Registration is now open for Reach, Set, Teach!, which is offered at no cost to everyone with instructional roles at UW–Madison.

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  • Free webinar teaches conflict management skills

    LifeMatters and the Employee Assistance Office are offering a virtual webinar, Conflict Management, on Tuesday, May 28, noon–1 p.m. via Zoom. While everyone experiences conflict in the workplace, we can all develop skills to help navigate these situations. Participants will learn how to better manage and grow from conflict situations. This webinar is offered at no cost to all UW–Madison employees. Register online to receive the Zoom link.

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  • Resources for leadership growth

    A new online hub from Leadership and Talent Development, “Grow as a Leader,” highlights resources for employees who wish to develop their leadership potential, regardless of their current positions at UW–Madison. Both current and aspiring leaders will find courses and workshops, seminars, conferences, coaching and consultation opportunities, and communities of practice — most of which are offered free to charge to UW employees. Professional development opportunities that support leadership development are provided for individuals, supervisors/managers, faculty, organizational leaders, and student leaders.

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  • Women and Leadership Symposium registration deadline approaching

    The Women and Leadership Symposium brings together engaged professionals for networking, professional development, learning from women leaders, and sharing of best practices. This year’s event is scheduled for Tuesday, June 18, 8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m. at Union South. In addition to the keynote address on leadership in times of uncertainty, there will be 28 breakout sessions on topics related to relationship building, well-being, building influence, career management, workplace skills, and equity, inclusion and diversity. The registration fee is $100 for UW–Madison faculty and staff. Register by June 3 to secure your place.

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  • Applications being accepted for 2024–25 parking permits

    Transportation Services is now accepting applications for base lot, Flex, carpool, park and ride, UW Accessible, and business alternate permits. The application deadline for early consideration is May 31, with additional deadlines through the summer. Eligible applicants will be considered automatically for the reduced cost parking program. Bus passes and other parking options will be available starting Aug. 1. The new parking year begins Sept. 1. For more information, including how to apply, visit transportation.wisc.edu.

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  • Construction projects to cause campus-area travel delays this summer

    Transportation Services is providing a preview of the construction projects that will affect travel for motorists, cyclists, pedestrians, and buses this summer. Major impacts are expected on University Avenue, W. Johnson Street, Campus Drive, and other campus locations. Dates and traffic configurations are approximate and subject to change. Learn more at transportation.wisc.edu.

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  • Mentorship resources enhance career development

    UW–Madison employees have access to career mentoring communities and other resources to accelerate career development. Mentorship can provide feedback, personalized guidance, and an expanded professional network. A variety of mentorship programs across campus connect mentors and mentees, creating partnerships that support professional growth. Learning and Talent Development also offers a self-paced course for mentors and mentees, Creating Meaningful Mentoring Relationships. All mentorship resources are available to UW employees at no cost.

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  • Reminder of deadlines to use personal holiday and vacation carryover

    UW–Madison employees are reminded to make plans to use personal holiday hours or vacation carryover by the upcoming deadlines. Faculty, Academic Staff, and Limited Appointees with 12-month (annual basis) appointments must use all carried-over vacation and personal holiday hours by June 30, 2024, the end of the fiscal year. Floating holidays earned on Dec. 24, 2023, and Dec. 31, 2023, must also be used by June 30. For University Staff, all carried-over vacation and all personal holiday hours must be used by December 31, the end of the calendar year. Employees who are eligible to bank leave may do so. Any vacation carryover or personal holiday hours remaining after these respective deadlines will be lost. Leave balances can be found under “Time and Absence” in MyUW. Employees who wish to verify their leave balances and the corresponding deadlines should contact the human resources department in their school, college, or division.

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  • P.B. Poorman award for advocacy on behalf of LGBTQ+ communities seeks nominations

    UW–Madison seeks nominations of faculty, staff, students, or community members for the 2024 Universities of Wisconsin Dr. P.B. Poorman Award for Outstanding Achievement on Behalf of LGBTQ+ People. Nominate an LGBTQ+ person or ally whose contributions have improved the climate for or status and visibility of LGBTQ+ people. Nominations must be submitted by Friday, May 17.

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  • Registration open for the 2024 IT Professionals Conference

    Registration is now open for the 7th annual IT Professionals Conference on May 30 and 31. The event will feature more than 25 IT-focused sessions, a keynote by Dr. Joe Sanfelippo, the IT Recognition Awards, and more. Attendance may be virtual or hybrid (May 30 in person at the Pyle Center and May 31 via Zoom). Food is included on May 30 for hybrid conference registrants. Register by May 21 to attend in person.

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