Functions of EOD Waiting Lists
If a particular class you are interested in is at full capacity, please contact Employee & Organizational Development at (865) 974-6657 to add your name and phone number to the waiting list.

Class Participant Cancellation
In the event a participant cancels from attending a training class, someone from our office will contact you up to one day before the class starts if space is available.
Priority Registration
If your name is listed on the waiting list, you will automatically receive an opportunity for priority registration if there are no cancellations that allow you to attend. Someone will contact you before regular registration opens and Training Pages is distributed.
Creation of Additional Classes
Contacting EOD to add your name to the waiting list of the class you are interested in notifies our staff of the demand for additional training classes. Our department will consider creating an additional class to accommodate the demand. In the event an additional class is created, we will notify you by offering priority registration.

Employee Development and Supervisory Courses
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Accelerating Innovation
COST: $35 Intended Audience: General. The need for new ideas and innovative methods to get our work done is more important than ever before. This course uses the Creatrix(TM) inventory to explore the concept of innovation within the realms of risk-taking and creativity. Creatrix is a tool that measures one’s capacity for innovation on both a risk-taking and creativity scale. Prior to class, each registered participant will be given a log-in ID and password to take the online assessment. Attend this class to learn more about your own propensity for generating new ideas and gain insight about what it means to take risks in the spirit of moving new ideas forward. The $35 fee covers the Creatrix assessment tool. Cancellations for this class must be made 5 business days before class.
Course NumberDates, Days TimeLocation
50268936 Jun 21, W8:30-11:30238 CONFERENCE CENTER BUILDING

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Challenges of Managing and Working with Human Behavior
Intended Audience: Supervisors and Managers. Simply speaking, performance problems arise when expectations and delivery don’t match. Unfortunately, it is not always easy to identify why expectations are not met, and even more difficult to take the first step in resolving the situation. This class will teach you how to carefully design a conversation that identifies concerns in a way that helps the employee to understand that your main goal is to ensure their success. You will learn about a model that will help you plan for and facilitate straight-forward messages. We will also discuss strategies for responding to some common reactions that sometimes arise in this kind of dialogue.
Course NumberDates, Days TimeLocation
50268616 May 4, R8:30-11:30218 CONFERENCE CENTER BUILDING

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Family and Medical Leave
Intended Audience: General. Family and Medical Leave (FML) is used to provide time off to eligible university employees in accordance with the Family and Medical Leave Act and Tennessee Parental Leave Act. This session provides information regarding the latest policy updates, eligibility, the application process, and more!
Course NumberDates, Days TimeLocation
50266294 Jun 14, W9:00-10:30238 CONFERENCE CENTER BUILDING

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HR Hiring Process
Intended audience: Individuals responsible for processing hires in IRIS and Taleo. This course was developed by the Compensation, Recruitment, and Records departments of HR to help you better understand the steps in the hiring process. These steps can be difficult to understand. The goal of this course is to provide an outline of the processes colleges/departments need to utilize as they work through the hiring process. The training will allow you to fully understand your partnership with HR. The course covers form processes (electronic and paper), requirements, and procedures of the hiring process.
Course NumberDates, Days TimeLocation
50267901 Jun 20, T9:00-11:00238 CONFERENCE CENTER BUILDING

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Identity Theft
Intended Audience: General. Having an identity stolen can be stressful, costly, and time consuming. The Identity Theft workshop covers what identity theft is, how thieves obtain and use personal information, how to protect oneself and family, and steps victims can take.
Course NumberDates, Days TimeLocation
50267980 May 11, R1:00-2:00218 CONFERENCE CENTER BUILDING

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Leading at the Speed of Trust
COST: $289* - Intended Audience: Leaders, managers, and individual contributors who lead major program or project areas. Program content is geared toward those who influence the work of others and serve in a supervisory capacity or above. Leading at the Speed of Trust is a two-day workshop that raises trust from an often-ignored asset or liability to a strategic advantage in the marketplace. Doing business at the “Speed of Trust” dramatically lowers costs, speeds up results, and increases profits and influence. This highly interactive workshop engages leaders at all levels in the real work of identifying and closing the trust gaps that exist in your organization. Instead of paying outrageous Trust Taxes, you can begin to realize Trust Dividends. Leading at the Speed of Trust includes powerful tools to help leaders improve trust—the trust people have in them and the trust on their teams. Each participant receives: • A guidebook. • Tools on CD. • A DVD with select videos from the course. • Reference cards to help leaders navigate through trust issues. • A Trust Quotient Assessment to measure how others perceive them. As leaders forge the path to a new culture of trust, organizations will reap immediate returns, as well as enduring long-term returns in the form of: • Increased speed to market. • Increased shareholder value. • Accelerated growth. • Enhanced innovation. • Improved collaboration. • Stronger partnering. • Better execution. • Heightened loyalty. Reserve your seat today! *Cancellations for all Franklin Covey seminars must be made 10 business days in advance.
Course NumberDates, Days TimeLocation
50265732 Jun 22 - 23, R F8:30-4:30238 CONFERENCE CENTER BUILDING

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LEARNING EVENT: Annual Development Day - New!
COST: $125. Intended audience: Exempt and non-exempt UT employees in various professional roles. Join us for a day of development for university employees to invest in their personal and professional growth. The Annual Development Day will provide opportunities to enhance professional skills, improve morale, encourage networking, and learn information that employees can use in their professional and personal lives. This learning event is open to all UT faculty and staff. Cancellations for this event must be made 10 business days in advance.
Course NumberDates, Days TimeLocation
50269992 Oct 12, R8:30-4:304th Floor Conference Center Building

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LEARNING EVENT: Supervisors Summit - New!
COST: $125. Intended Audience: Supervisors and managers of regular employees. The Supervisors Summit is a one-day conference designed for UT supervisors and managers to address critical supervisory and leadership skills and topics. The agenda features keynote speakers and concurrent sessions focusing on the knowledge, skills, and insight that today's supervisors need the most. Please note: This seminar is designed specifically for those who serve in supervisory/management roles. You must supervise regular employees to be eligible. The $125 fee covers event costs, materials, parking, breakfast, and lunch. Cancellations for this event must be made 10 business days in advance.
Course NumberDates, Days TimeLocation
50270593 Apr 27, R8:30-4:304TH FLOOR, CONFERENCE CENTER BUILDING

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Mediation Skill Building
Intended Audience: General. Mediation is a process by which a neutral third party helps people resolve their differences. It is less adversarial, less expensive (in terms of time and money), and less destructive than many other processes for handling conflict. In this class, you will learn how to use mediation informally with staff and in everyday situations.
Course NumberDates, Days TimeLocation
50266292 Jun 27, T9:00-11:00238 CONFERENCE CENTER BUILDING

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NASHVILLE AREA ONLY: 5 Choices to Extraordinary Productivity
COST: $289* - Intended Audience: General. The 5 Choices program is an engaging productivity program offered by FranklinCovey, the same company that gives us the world-famous Seven Habits of Highly Effective People program. The two-day 5 Choices seminar is an interactive workshop that will introduce participants to five key choices that if made consistently, will render dramatic results in productivity and achievement! Today’s culture experiences a barrage of information from multiple sources such as texts, email, and social media. Combined with the demands of our careers and life, we are consistently overwhelmed and distracted. The volume of information threatens our ability to think clearly and make wise decisions about the best way to spend our time and resources. If we react to these stimuli without clear discernment, we are unable to accomplish the goals that matter most in our professional and personal lives. The 5 Choices seminar provides a solution that inspires participants to apply a five-step process that will dramatically increase their ability to achieve life’s most important goals. Supported by research and years of experience, this solution not only produces a measurable increase in productivity, but also provides a renewed sense of engagement and accomplishment. Participants will receive the following FranklinCovey materials: • Participant guidebook • Access to assessments and instructions to apply content to smartphones, tablets, and web-based applications via the 5 Choices website • Technical guide with instructions on how to maximize use of Microsoft ®Outlook®, Lotus Notes ®, Google Apps ®, and more; • Take-home tools DVD • The 5 Choices monograph • Three bonus modules entitled “Wildly Important Goals”, “Office Nirvana”, and “Brain-Care Basics.” Reserve your seat today! *Cancellations for all Franklin Covey seminars must be made 10 business days in advance.
Course NumberDates, Days TimeLocation
50272284 Jun 21 - 22, W R8:30-4:30CIS Large Training Room, Nashville

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NASHVILLE AREA ONLY: Communicating with Assertiveness & Credibility
Intended Audience: General. Communication doesn’t just happen. Participants will identify ways to promote credibility through communication and discuss assertive communication techniques to enhance one’s personal assertiveness style. Participants will increase their understanding of assertive communication through interactive activities that will promote applied learning.
Course NumberDates, Days TimeLocation
50272286 Sep 20, W8:30-11:30CIS Large Training Room, Nashville

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NASHVILLE AREA ONLY: Conquering Workplace Negativity
Sometimes we encounter negativity in the workplace, whether it be short-term or chronic. An office or department can overcome negativity with some attitude adjustment skills. This class focuses on the power of a positive attitude in the workplace and identifies techniques to assist with conquering workplace negativity.
Course NumberDates, Days TimeLocation
50272288 Sep 21, R8:30-11:30CIS Large Training Room, Nashville

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NASHVILLE AREA ONLY: Time Management
Intended Audience: General. Effective time management increases work productivity. Through action learning activities, participants in this course will identify where their time is going and why, prioritize work tasks into crucial areas, and learn how to plan work according to priorities.
Course NumberDates, Days TimeLocation
50272287 Sep 20, W1:00-4:00CIS Large Training Room, Nashville

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Next Steps in Your UT Career
Intended Audience: General. This class is designed to help prepare you for the next steps in your career within the University of Tennessee. In this course, we will discuss preparing resumes and cover letters for promotions within the University, networking to help you along your career path, and interviewing tips.
Course NumberDates, Days TimeLocation
50266318 May 25, R9:00-11:00238 CONFERENCE CENTER BUILDING

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Overview of Accounting for Sponsored Projects
Intended Audience: Individuals who work with Sponsored Projects within UTK. This overview course introduces attendees to the basic concepts of sponsored projects accounting, including financial, administrative, and technical responsibilities, terminology, the regulatory environment, and IRIS accounting structure and procedures relating to sponsored-project setup and closeout.
Course NumberDates, Days TimeLocation
50265975 May 23, T8:30-11:30238 CONFERENCE CENTER BUILDING

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Rape Aggression Defense (RAD)
Intended Audience: General. A self defense course designed for women, covering comprehensive information and physical techniques. (3-day course)
Course NumberDates, Days TimeLocation
50266652 Jun 6 - 8, T W R12:30-4:30UT Police Department Community Room

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Ready to Retire
Retirement should be a time to enjoy the rewards of your hard work and savings, but it takes planning and preparation. Planning your retirement can be intimidating and confusing, especially if you do not fully understand your retirement options and available benefits. If you are ready to retire, or somewhere in the middle, help is available. Total Rewards, Benefits & Retirement Office will include a personalized benefit booklet.
Course NumberDates, Days TimeLocation
50275395 Jul 18, T8:30-11:30238 CONFERENCE CENTER BUILDING
50275396 Sep 8, F1:30-4:30238 CONFERENCE CENTER BUILDING
50275397 Nov 9, R8:30-11:30238 CONFERENCE CENTER BUILDING

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Seven Habits of Highly Effective People
COST: $289- Intended Audience: General. Join us for one of the most popular training programs being delivered in universities, and organizations worldwide! The program created by the Franklin Covey Company is based on one of the best-selling books of all time, entitled The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People. Would you benefit from learning how to be more effective in your work and personal life, truly manage your time by setting top priorities, and get better results from each hour/day? Strategies provided in this training help us spend more time focusing on the important and meaningful things in life! These areas are the main focus points in the Seven Habits program. In additional beneficial topics, participants will discover how to: • Take initiative and avoid procrastination • Balance key priorities based on important life roles • Use a personal planner to plan weekly, plan daily, and create To-Do lists • Improve interpersonal communication • Develop mission, vision, and values statements • Leverage creative collaboration. The $289* fee covers course materials. *Cancellations for all Franklin Covey seminars must be made 10 business days in advance.
Course NumberDates, Days TimeLocation
50268689 May 24 - 25, W R8:30-4:30218 CONFERENCE CENTER BUILDING

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Strategic Planning Theory & Process
Intended Audience: Leaders, managers, and individual contributors who are responsible for the strategic direction of their departments and/or program areas. At its worst, strategic planning is a wasteful, non-inclusive exercise in abstract reasoning that has little bearing on the day-to-day realities of an organization. At its best, strategic planning is an energizing, inclusive exercise that answers crucial questions: What is our organization's purpose? How might we keep our actions consistent with that purpose? In this class, we will not develop a strategic plan, but we will examine a strategic planning model. We will explore why having a strategic plan is important and engage in an exercise that illustrates how to do strategic planning.
Course NumberDates, Days TimeLocation
50267193 May 3, W8:30-4:30238 CONFERENCE CENTER BUILDING

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Understanding F&A Costs
Intended Audience: Individuals who work with Sponsored Projects within UTK. This course provides in-depth information regarding Facilities and Administrative (F&A) costs for sponsored projects, including the costs covered by an F&A rate, how and when the rate is applied to sponsored project direct costs, and F&A cost sharing.
Course NumberDates, Days TimeLocation
50265977 Jun 13, T8:30-11:30238 CONFERENCE CENTER BUILDING

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WEBINAR: Techniques for Effective Feedback
Intended Audience: Supervisors and Managers. Note: This course is a webinar offered via Zoom and does not have a physical training location. Participants can access the webinar through their office computers. Throughout 2017, EOD is piloting a series of webinars! Giving and receiving feedback effectively is a crucial competency for supervisors, managers, and leaders. This webinar reviews why feedback can be so challenging and why it is necessary in the development of positive working relationships. Participants will explore techniques to effectively deliver positive and constructive feedback to employees.
Course NumberDates, Days TimeLocation
50265601 Jun 15, R12:30-1:45Online via Zoom

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