While our first focus is on the health and safety of our faculty, staff, students, and community, the considerable impacts of the COVID-19 crisis on our campus can include changing workloads as well as learning to work, collaborate, or lead in totally new ways. During this time, professional development can be as important, even more important, as ever. UF is uniquely positioned to help faculty and staff through this time with robust and wide-ranging professional development offered through a range of offices, programs, and platforms across campus.
As they are able, UFHR T&OD encourages faculty and staff to use this time to focus on developing themselves—to help them navigate the current shifting landscape and even to develop skills now that will help them thrive over the long term.
With that in mind, we’ve identified key skills that faculty and staff can develop as individuals and as leaders. These skills are critical for navigating these times and for flourishing over the longer-term. For each of the skills, we’ve listed a range of online and virtual learning resources to help our faculty and staff learn and grow. Stay healthy, safe, and keep growing!
Keep Growing Series
Training & Organizational Development is offering special online Webinars and Strategy Sessions over the coming weeks. Here are the upcoming offerings, with links to their myTraining Registration pages:
Wednesday, June 3, 2020 – 10-11:00AM – Accountability for the Virtual Workplace – Webinar
Monday, June 8, 2020 – 1:30-2:30PM – Tips for Teams: Maintaining a Productive and Collaborative Remote Work Environment – Webinar
Wednesday, June 17, 2020 – 10:30-11:45AM – Manage Change Before it Manages You – Community Sharing Session
New Training Content
Training & Organizational Development has developed many new training materials to help you learn in new ways, at your convenience. Here is a list of materials created specifically to assist with current concerns:
Providing Effective Feedback for Remote Employees – Video
Cultivating An Abundance Mindset – Video
Embracing the Growth Mindset in Times of Turbulence – Video
Leadership and Judgment in Uncertain Times – Video
Being Together Apart – Video
Leading with Emotional Intelligence During Times of Uncertainty and Change – Video
Stop Stressing Me Out – Video
Values are More Important than Ever: Good Judgment in Difficult Times – PDF
Identity Capital – PDF
Story Development – PDF
Keep Growing at UF Podcast
The Keep Growing at UF Podcast features trainings produced by UF T&OD, presented in an audio format so that you can listen and learn at your convenience. New episodes release every other Thursday.
Training for Individuals
Training for Leaders/Managers
If you are looking for help with the technical side of working with remote technologies, please utilize UF IT’s Working Remotely webpage by clicking on the button below.
To learn more about the technical side of working remotely, you may also be interested in the LinkedIn Learning learning path Remote Working: Setting Yourself and Your Teams Up for Success. LinkedIn Learning is a free resource for all UF students, faculty, and staff with valid a Gatorlink account.