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.

August 2015 Human Resources Training Classes

Class Date Time Location Enroll

Beyond Orientation: The Onboarding and Acclimation of New Employees

This class is designed to help managers and supervisors utilize strategies that will assist new hires in becoming acclimated to their new job, department, and the university. The class is listed under the Management/Supervision category.
Aug 6 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Madison Plaza Conf., Rm-C1 Enroll Now

An Overview of Educational Assistance

This class will include a review of all components of the educational assistance program. The class is listed under the Benefits category.
Aug 7 2 p.m. – 3 p.m Madison Plaza Conf., Rm-C1 Enroll Now

Health Insurance Overview

This session will include a review of common insurance terms within the healthcare coverage offered to UT employees. The class is listed under the Benefits category.
Aug 12 10 pam. – 11:30 a.m. Madison Plaza Conf., Rm-C1 Enroll Now

Preparing for Retirement – Empower Retirement (Formerly Great West Retirement Services)

This session includes a review of budgeting, Social Security and how to protect your retirement assets. The class is listed under the Benefits category.
Aug 14 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. Madison Plaza Conf., Rm-C1 Enroll Now

Progressive Discipline and Documentation

The purpose of this class is to provide supervisors with the principles for effective employee discipline. Documentation is key to any successful outcome when showing the relevance of the event. The class is listed under the Management and Supervision category.
Aug 19 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. Madison Plaza Conf., Rm-C1 Enroll Now

Overview of Family and Medical Leave

This class includes a review of the Family and Medical Leave Act. The class is listed under the Benefits category.
Aug 20 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Madison Plaza Conf., Rm-C1 Enroll Now

Myers Briggs Type Indicator

The MBTI assessment is designed to help you identify your personality preferences. When you understand your type preferences, you can approach your own work in a manner that best suits your style. The class is listed under the Professional Development category.
Aug 26 8:30 a.m. – 12 Noon Madison Plaza Conf., Rm-C1 Enroll Now

Healthy Nutrition and Habits for Cardiovascular Health

The discussion will focus on helpful lifestyle tips to reduce risk of common issues relating to cardiovascular health (i.e., high blood pressure and high cholesterol). The class is listed under the University Health Services category.
Aug 27 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. or
2 p.m. – 3 p.m.
UHS-910 Madison, 9th Floor 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.
Aug 31 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. Madison Plaza Conf., Rm-C1 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.