Human Resources: HR 128 Training

Human Resources Training

Training Mission

The mission of training at the UT Health Science Center is to strengthen and support the professional and personal growth of its employees. The goal of our training program is to empower employees to gain knowledge and awareness of services, policies, goals and practices. Through training, UTHSC employees enrich their skills, achieve excellence, and add value to the university at many levels.


Training News

2015 Training Catalog

  1. Training classes and special events offered by the Human Resources Department are outlined in the 2015 training catalog. Classes include training focused on employment, benefits, retirement, personal finance, and professional development. Additionally, a significant number of classes have been developed for managers and supervisors.
  2. Registration for classes without a registration fee should be done through the training portal. A registration form with departmental approval must be submitted to the training department via email to or; fax to 901-448-7497; or campus mail to 910 Madison, Ste. 722 - Attention: Training Department.

HR Training Classes Temporarily Relocated

The HR training room is closed temporarily for renovations. HR training classes will be relocated until renovations are complete. New locations will appear on the training calendar. Participants will also be notified.

September 2015 Human Resources Training Classes

Open Enrollment Overview

This class includes an overview of the benefits options during the 2015 open enrollment period. The facilitator will review new offerings and changes to existing plans. The class is listed under the Benefits category.

Location:  Madison Plaza Conference Room C1

Sept 15, 2015 - 2 p.m.–3:30 p.m. - Enroll Now

Sept 23, 2015 - 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. - Enroll Now

Sept 29, 2015 - 2 p.m. –   3:30 p.m. - Enroll Now

Oct 5, 2015 - 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. - Enroll Now

Emotional Intelligence

Before you speak, ask yourself, is it kind; is it necessary; is it true? Ask yourself, Will what I say cause damage to a relationship with people important to me? Join us as we find answers to these questions and more! The class is listed under the Human Resources category.

Location: Madison Plaza Conference Room C1

Sept 9, 2015 - 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. - Enroll Now

Business Writing

Clear written communication is important in business. In this class, participants will learn many aspects of writing effectively in business. Each participant will receive a copy of Write for Business: A Compact Guide to Writing and Communicating in the Workplace (2nd Edition).

Location: Freeman Auditorium – 930/3rd Floor

Sept 17, 2015 - 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. - Enroll Now


 Managing Time and Attendance

Managers and supervisors will learn to manage time and attendance effectively within the guidelines of the UT Code of Conduct.  This class is under the Managers/Supervisors category.

Location: Madison Plaza Conference Room C1

Sept 24, 2015 - 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. - Enroll Now

 Résumé Writing

 This class includes a review of the components of a well-written résumé. Participants will be able to review their résumé and receive feedback. The class is listed under the Human Resources category.

Location: Madison Plaza Conference Room C1

Sept 30, 2015 - 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. - Enroll Now

Training Calendar and Course Registration

View a full listing of training classes and register online.

Training News

Policy HR128

The University administration's support for the benefits of training is clear in UT policy HR0128 - Human Resources Development. It states:

"The University of Tennessee believes the professional development and training of its employees are central to the university's mission, vision, and values. The head of each campus or institute is responsible for ensuring that individual and departmental training needs are met. The Office of Employee and Organizational Development will assist campus and institute officers (or designees) with assessing needs and providing training or other appropriate services to meet individual and departmental goals. Professional development and training should be planned individually during the employee's annual performance review. Supervisors are strongly encouraged to support employees' participation in a minimum of 32 hours of training and development activities per year".

The recommendation of 32 hours of training and professional development each calendar year is an attainable goal. The goal can be easily reached with a combination of training opportunities both on and off campus. Acceptable options include on-campus classroom training, online computer-based training; off-site classes and seminars; webinars, conferences, etc. Please visit the training calendar for upcoming opportunities on campus.

HR128 Credit

Credit for classes completed on campus is applied to employee records by the department offering the class.

Credit for customized departmental training and outside seminars, and/or conferences will be issued upon request. Simply complete the Request for Additional Training Credit formAdobe PDF and submit it along with the class brochure/flyer and roster to the HR Training Department - 910 Madison, Suite 722 for processing.