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.

10 Traits of Self-Motivated People

August 29 @ 1:30 pm
Bureau of Mines 121 (eTech conference room)

This enlightening Webinar will help you think about yourself ... and your challenges and goals differently. 10 Traits of Self-motivated People zeros in on the key qualities that separate highly motivated, highly successful people from everyone else ... 10 things that can keep you driving forward and enable you to always know where they’re headed.

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Breaking Bad Communication Habits

September 4 @ 10:30 am
Bureau of Mines 121 (eTech conference room)

Listening and speech habits evolve over time and can easily deteriorate. Take time to reset—to honestly self-assess and start breaking some bad habits. Sign up today for a one-hour Webinar designed to help you quickly take stock. Exceptional communication is a powerful business skill. 1 STAR hour. Register for this event

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Active Listening Techniques for Effective Communication

September 13 @ 10:30 am
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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Breaking Bad Communication Habits

September 17 @ 1:30 pm
Bureau of Mines 121 (eTech conference room)

Listening and speech habits evolve over time and can easily deteriorate. Take time to reset—to honestly self-assess and start breaking some bad habits. Sign up today for a one-hour Webinar designed to help you quickly take stock. Exceptional communication is a powerful business skill. 1 STAR hour. Register for this event

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