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.

First Quarter HR Training

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 hr@uthsc.edu or dbrassel@uthsc.edu; fax to 901-448-7497; or campus mail to 910 Madison, Ste. 722 - Attention: Training Department.

Human Resources Training Classes

All classes will be held in the HR training room at 910 Madison, Ste. 725 unless otherwise noted. Enroll through the training portal.

Introduction to Supervision (Supervisors Only)

This class includes a review of the fundamentals of supervision.
Category: Management/Supervision
Distance Learning Option: N/A

Wednesday, March 2, 2016 – 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Performance Evaluation Training (Supervisors Only)

The purpose of this training session is to review the entire performance evaluation process with managers and supervisors to ensure evaluations are completed correctly and submitted to HR by March 31, 2016.
Category: Management/Supervision
Distance Learning Option: N/A 

Thursday, March 3, 2016 – 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.

 Managers/Supervisor Training Camp with AVC, Chandra Alston

AVC Alston will provide training and development to managers and supervisors as a follow up to the July 2015 Managers and Supervisor conference. Each session will cover a different topic. All sessions will be held on the second Friday of each month from 10 a.m. – 12 noon unless otherwise noted.
Category: Management/Supervision
Distance Learning Option: N/A

Friday, March 11, 2016 – 10 a.m. – 12 noon

 Managers/Supervisor Training Camp with AVC, Chandra Alston

AVC Alston will provide training and development to managers and supervisors as a follow up to the July 2015 Managers and Supervisor conference. Each session will cover a different topic. All sessions will be held on the second Friday of each month from 10 a.m. – 12 noon unless otherwise noted.  
Category: Management/Supervision
Distance Learning Option: N/A

Friday, March 11, 2016 – 10 a.m. – 12 noon

Minors on Campus

This training is required for all adults who have reasonable expectations to be engaged with minors who may participate in programs on campus. This class is mandated as part of Safety Policy 575, Programs for Minors.
Category: Human Resources
Distance Learning Option: N/A

Wednesday, March 16, 2016 – 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Overview of Educational Assistance

This session will include a review of the components of the educational assistance program.
Category: Benefits
Distance Learning Option: N/A

Tuesday, March 22, 2016 – 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Overview of the Sick Leave Bank

This class includes a review of the Sick Leave Bank and the process of enrolling.
Category: Benefits
Distance Learning Option: N/A

Tuesday, March 29, 2016 – 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

 IAAP Webinar Wednesday: LinkedIn Strategies

This class includes a review of the Sick Leave Bank and the process of enrolling.
Category: Clerical/Administrative
Distance Learning Option: N/A

Wednesday, March 30, 2016 – 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

 The 5 Choices of Extraordinary Productivity

This is a 12-hour course is delivered in one and a half days. There is a $200 registration fee for the class. Visit the 5 Choices homepage for details and the registration form.
Category: Professional Development
Distance Learning Option: N/A


Thursday, March 31 – Friday, April 1, 2016 – 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. day one, and 8:30 a.m. – 12 noon on day two.

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.