Welcome to STAR!

Employees who undertake professional development and training activities report greater satisfaction with their jobs. They say they feel more engaged, more motivated, and empowered to make a positive difference in their workplaces. They discover ways to make their work faster, better, and more interesting, and they acquire new skills that can advance their careers.

To encourage A&S staff members to take advantage of these kinds of opportunities, the Dean’s Office created the STAR Incentive program. Now in its fifth year, the program awards the STAR Incentive, a small pay increase, to eligible exempt and non-exempt staff who accumulate at least 20 hours of training per year (May 1-April 30).

You can earn STAR credit for a wide range of activities, including conferences, webinars, training sessions on UA policies and systems, and HR’s work-related workshops, and you can track your accumulated hours throughout the year through the system’s online reporting feature. (See our STAR Eligibility page for details.)

Learn more about STAR by browsing this website and talking to your supervisor.

Active Listening Techniques for Effective Communication

September 26 @ 1:30 pm
Bureau of Mines 121 (eTech conference room)

Active listening is hard work at first. But it is so worth it—nothing improves work relationships faster. In just one hour, learn how to stop “mind drift,” restate and clarify, respond with empathy, listen more than talk, understand underlying feelings and much more. Enroll now and learn active listening techniques that will make you a

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Clear and Confident Communication Skills

October 1 @ 10:30 am
Bureau of Mines 121 (eTech conference room)

The tips and techniques you’ll master here will positively change the way you communicate and how others respond to you. You’ll learn what your words, mannerisms and body language are conveying—and how to improve all three to build alliances, reach agreements, win support, improve relationships and be all-around more effective. Beef up your communication skills

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Clear and Confident Communication Skills

October 11 @ 1:30 pm
Bureau of Mines 121 (eTech conference room)

The tips and techniques you’ll master here will positively change the way you communicate and how others respond to you. You’ll learn what your words, mannerisms and body language are conveying—and how to improve all three to build alliances, reach agreements, win support, improve relationships and be all-around more effective. Beef up your communication skills

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Constructive Ways to Manage Anger

October 16 @ 10:30 am
Bureau of Mines 121 (eTech conference room)

Whether you’re managing your own anger or dealing with someone else’s, Constructive Ways to Manage Angeris a Webinar that will prepare you. In 60 minutes, you’ll take a closer look at this strong emotion and get helpful steps for controlling it. Don’t let anger rule you, damage your professional image or run rampant in your

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