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Tuition waivers available for UH Hilo and RCUH employees to attend professional development courses

Waivers, available to employees of UH Hilo and of the Research Corporation of UH, are supported by the Chancellor’s Professional Development Fund.

Courses

UH Hilo seal, red lettering University of Hawaii and the state motto.Business Process Mapping

This course provides strategies and skills to allow leaders to define processes and develop process maps. Organizations often perform recurring tasks, yet fail to document the entire process from beginning to end. Process mapping allows individuals and organizations to understand what the organization does and who performs each action in a visual representation. This workshop provides a hands-on opportunity to learn the basic components, processes, and skills for process mapping. Participants will be prepared with an understanding of process and process map components which can be applied to their organizations.

  • Instructor: Joslyn Sato, PMP, Project Management Institute.
  • Monday, April 30, 2018 (1 class).
  • 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Analyzing Processes to Map Better Outcomes

Building on the Business Process Mapping workshop, learn how to analyze process maps to make effective decisions and identify opportunities for improvement. This workshop provides a hands-on opportunity to learn basic analysis, which leverages basic process mapping concepts and introduces new skills in detailed process mapping, and new components in process analysis.

  • Instructor: Joslyn Sato, PMP, Project Management Institute.
  • Thursday, May 10, 2018 (1 class).
  • 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Creating Effective Customer Relationships Using Social Media

Like it or not, how your company, project, or unit social media online influences customer behavior. How many people do you know with a mobile phone? How many people do you know have Facebook? How many people do you know get up to speed by reading the social media feeds? Social media greatly increases exposure, awareness, accessibility, and overall impact of your organization. Did you know that in a 2016 study by the Pew Research Center, on a total population basis (accounting for Americans who do not use the internet at all), estimated that 68% of all U.S. adults are Facebook users, while 28% use Instagram, 26% use Pinterest, 25% use LinkedIn and 21% use Twitter. The new generation of social media users In a recent social media study by J.D. Power & Associates, 87 percent of satisfied customers said their online interaction with the company “positively impacted” their likelihood of purchase from that company.

  • Instructor: Tom DeWitt, Associate Professor at the UH Hilo College of Business and Economics.
  • Wednesdays, April 11 – May 2, 2018 (4 classes).
  • 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Culture-Based Leadership Development

Authentic leadership begins with an awareness of your own values and cultural norms. Using this awareness as a foundation for your professional practice enables greater authenticity, empowerment, personal and professional satisfaction, and the ability to support these positive outcomes in those you lead. This one-day seminar will help participants to increase their awareness of their own cultural values and norms and apply it directly to leadership and management practices such as time management, resource management, and interpersonal communications. Other topics include; developing your leadership philosophy, strategic planning, employee relations, technology use, and creating community partnerships.

  • Instructor: Mary Therese Perez Hattori, Director of Center for Teaching and Learning, Chaminade University.
  • Tuesday, April 24, 2018 (1 class).
  • 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Manage Yourself, Lead Others

This one-day workshop is essential for those new to a leadership role and for those who are struggling to build cohesive teams. Personal reflection, group exercises, and facilitated dialogue will allow participants to consider real-work challenges in the areas of communication, leading organizational change, and team building.

  • Instructor: Janice Ikeda, Director of Operations Management, Hope Services.
  • Tuesday, April 24, 2018 (1 class).
  • 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

To apply

Tuition waiver applications are available online.

Applications for the 2018-2019 Chancellor’s Professional Development Fund are now being accepted

An announcement from the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo Office of the Chancellor about 2018-2019 Chancellor’s Professional Development Fund applications.

UH Hilo seal, red lettering University of Hawaii and the state motto.Applications for the 2018-2019 Chancellor’s Professional Development Fund are now being accepted. The application form, rubric, and guidelines are available online.

Applicants are advised to review the Fund Guidelines as instructions have changed from previous years.

The purpose of the Chancellor’s Professional Development Fund is to provide opportunities for continued professional growth and development for faculty and staff, with a special emphasis on development that will have far-reaching impacts on the campus.

The deadline for submission of applications is Friday, May 4, 2018, at 4:00 p.m.* Applications may be emailed to uhhilopd[at]hawaii.edu or dropped off at the Administration Building to the attention of Kalei Rapoza, chair of the Professional Development Fund.

Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.

Questions regarding the Professional Development Fund and its events can be directed to uhhilopd[at]hawaii.edu.

*UPDATE May 5, 2018: The deadline for applications has been extended to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 9, 2018.

UH Hilo faculty and staff invited to attend upcoming webinar on assessing academic advising programs

The webinar is sponsored by the Office of the Interim Chancellor and UH Hilo Professional Development Committee.

UH Hilo seal, red lettering University of Hawaii and the state motto.A webinar is scheduled to provide valuable insights into how the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo can better assess and enhance academic advising programs and initiatives to meet retention goals and the overall enrollment management plan.

Assessing the Effectiveness of Your Academic Advising Programs  

DATE: Thursday, November 30, 2017.
TIME: 10:00 a.m.
PLACE: Student Services Center, room W-201, UH Hilo campus.

Objectives

  • Understand the differences between assessment and evaluation.
  • Review the relationship between institutional mission and student
    learning outcomes.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of assessment tools, techniques, and
    strategies and the purposes which they serve.
  • Learn how to interpret assessment data and communicate findings to
    various constituents on campus.
  • Focus on using assessment results to implement enhancements to the
    advising program.
  • Recognize that assessment is an ongoing process.

Sponsors

The webinar is sponsored by the Office of the Interim Chancellor and UH Hilo Professional Development Committee.

Contact

Gail Makuakāne-Lundin.

Tuition available for workshop on website content

This class is designed for anyone who has or would like to build a website, whether it’s for personal use or growing a business.

UH Hilo seal, red lettering University of Hawaii and the state motto.The College of Continuing Education and Community Service is offering free employee tuition through the support of the Chancellor’s Professional Development Fund for the following course:

WORKSHOP: Website Content
DATE:
Mondays and Wednesdays, November 13-29
TIME: 2:00-4:00 p.m.
PLACE: Edith Kanaka‘ole Hall, room 112, University of Hawai‘i at Hilo.

This class is designed for anyone who has or would like to build a website, whether it’s for personal use or growing a business. Learn how to create and revise content to be most effective and engaging, while focusing on techniques to streamline website content that will make it easier for users to find, understand, and act on the information shared. By the end of the class, students will have the architecture and content necessary to move on to the next step of building a simple, compelling website.

Apply for free tuition online.

For more information, contact the College of Continuing Education and Community Service at (808) 932-7830 or email ccecs[at]hawaii.edu.

Professional Development: Two upcoming webinars on Summer Bridge Programs

Two webinars on developing and implementing Summer Bridge Programs will be offered to UH Hilo faculty and staff.

Two webinars on developing and implementing Summer Bridge Programs will be offered  by Innovative Educators to faculty and staff at the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo. The webinars are sponsored by the UH Hilo Professional Development Committee and the Office of the Chancellor.

UH Hilo seal, red lettering University of Hawaii and the state motto.Designing Summer Bridge Programs: Curriculum Development, Delivery and Results
Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017.
9:00 am – 10:30 am.
Student Services Center, room W-201.

This webinar will examine curriculum development implementation, and outcomes of two types of summer bridge programs: one-week skill building and test prep programs as well as a three-week co-requisite program that clusters a general education course, a developmental literacy course, and a student success course. Participants will learn how to design (or redesign) summer bridge programs to achieve outcomes that support and advance an institution’s strategic priorities.

Creating an Online Summer Bridge Program: Designing, Implementing and Assessing
Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017.
9:00 am – 10:00 am.
Student Services Center, SC W-201.

This webinar examines the development of an online course designed to enhance the transition into higher education and enables participants to consider a framework for the course design. Practical strategies for incorporating online resources into an e-learning student success course will be highlighted.

Contact

Gail Makuakane-Lundin.