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.

Building Awareness: Sensitivity and Human Relations

January 24 @ 1:30 pm
Capital Hall 2501 Classroom

Sensitivity to the circumstances and feelings of others is the cornerstone of human relationships. Sensitivity Training exists to make people more aware of their own prejudices, sensitivities, and behaviors..with the aim of enhancing their sensitivity toward others. This course is designed to: Heighten awareness of the need for "sensitivity in the workplace" Provide opportunities to

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Know Your Rights: The Basics of ADA and FML for Employees

January 25 @ 9:00 am
Capital Hall 2501 Classroom

This course explains the rights and responsibilities of employees as it relates to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and The Family and Medical Leave Act (FML). Participants will learn: Their rights under each Act Their responsibilities under each Act Who to contact with additional questions Note: If you are a supervisor, you should consider

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Quality Service and Professional Image

January 30 @ 8:30 am
Capital Hall 2501 Classroom

In addition to defining quality service, this module of the Professional Development Series will direct participants through activities designed to help them identify customers, respond to their needs, and enhance their satisfaction. The following topics will be covered: Developing Face-to-Face Service Skills Creating a Service Culture through Quality Practices Appropriate Workplace Etiquette Managing Time and

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Active Listening Techniques for Effective Communication

February 5 @ 10:30 am
Bureau of Mines 121 (eTech conference room)

It’s easy to spot a poor listener, isn’t it? When you’re trying to connect with them, they fiddle with papers, type, look out the window or interrupt. Invariably, they come back a few days later asking for a recap. No wonder they have so many problems on the job! Discover how to be an effective,

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