March 5, 2013 Meeting of Staff Development and Training Advisory Committee

Time and Location of Meeting

March 5, 20131:30 pm - 3:00 pm 428 Library

Agenda Details


Agenda not yet available.

Minutes Details


Paula Carns,   Michael Fleming,   Lisa Hinchliffe, Cindy Ingold, Mary Laskowski, Kim Matherly, Beth Woodard,  Cherie Weible


  1. Review of Agenda
  2. Retreat
  • Review notes to this point—Have facilitators review the summaries that Julia made and synthesize, if possible.  We need to make a recommendation to EC
  • The 2 page summary for New UL was reviewed.
    • Do you want a retreat?
    • When do you want it?  August and January are the best for public services staff, but not for processing folks.
    • How long should it be?
    • Is it mandatory or not?  Needs to be clear how supervisors handle questions.  Pros and cons
    • What are the parameters for topics?
    • Who handled?  First 3 were the AUL for Services:  Bob and Scott, Diversity committee helped with # 2, Staff Development helped with #3.
  1.                 LAMP update (Cindy Ingold)
  • This is moving along.  Website will be up soon.  Registration will begin in March
  1.  Wellness activities (Zoe Revell—not attending)–updates
  • Pedometer challenge—April.  Michelle Guerra will do the pedometer calibration session the last week of March
    •         Money Smart week sessions  — April 23 and 25—Identify Theft and Credit Score
    • Working on Spring Cleaning for our inboxes to the BOX
    • May hope to do CPR class
  1.    Orientation checklist and follow up.
  • Cindy and Beth are working on scheduling follow up with those who’ve been hired in last 6 months of so….tentative date April 4 from 10 to 12 in 314.  Suggestions for content (other than answering questions) would be appreciated.

i.      Ask:  What are things people need to know about sooner?

7.   Supervisory training

  • Cindy presenting workshops:
    • Job description writing training
    • Did follow-up discussions on DiSC
    • 2 more sessions have been contracted with Shirley Stelbrink
      • One suggestion was “crucial conversations” – Shirley will send a draft of what she would cover in this
      • Other suggestions included :
        • Business writing.  There seems to be a lack of professionalism, communication and civility in emails.  Writing Effective Emails:  Professional Communication in the Digital Age.  Don’t have ideas for individuals to present.
        • How to estimate time for projects.
          • Task assessment, project management resource allocation
          • Assessing your own strengths and weaknesses in projects
          • Best tips and tricks to use in existing software, like Outlook
  1. Training Topics suggested:

From AC:  training for committee chairs on how to run meetings.  Jan Ison has been contacted and will do a session on running meetings in May.


Next meeting;  Tuesday, April 2, 1:30-3 pm in 428 Library