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Upcoming Events

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

PSP credits are posted as events are approved for PSP credits. 
If you are interested in participating in an event at a location that is not listed,
please email aopinservice@SMTTT.onmicrosoft.com 
Costs: 
Non-AOP members pay a $10 admissions fee for this event or can purchase the Events package
 
Join AOP: For more information about joining AOP, please email%C2%A0AOP.

LIVE TRAINING

All live training has all been cancelled to avoid any issues incidental to holding public gatherings.  Events will be rescheduled as health conditions permit.  


WEBINARS

Spring Webinar Series

(All webinars are from 12-1)

 


AOP Webinar Series 2019-2020

USM AOP is once again offering a webinar series. This seven-session series is offered in collaboration with the Panhandle Area Educational Consortium in Florida. Each one-hour session starts at noon. You can participate in the sessions from anywhere using the join.me app, or watch recordings of the sessions on YouTube at a later date.
Sessions include:

Oct. 8, 2019 - Creative approaches to collaborate using technology in the post e-mail era (Microsoft, Google or third-party applications) 
Nov. 12, 2019 - Office staff person’s role in school safety 
Dec. 10, 2019 - Customer disconnects that lead to negative impressions when good service is provided
Jan. 14, 2020 - Intro to Excel pivot tables
Feb. 11, 2020 - How to create effective presentations
April 14, 2020 - How to create your own writing style and document appearance
May 5, 2020 - Create intranet sites using Google Sites (internal department website for staff)
 
Each session has been approved for 1 hour of PSP in-service credit.

Cost is $95 for AOP members, $110 for non-members. Payment methods include cash, check, or interdepartmental invoice. To register, e-mail Cory Williams, cory.smith@usm.edu 


CONFERENCES
MAEOP Annual Conference
June, 2020 (Cancelled)


PAST Training Events

Spring Training Events

Jan. 21st      SWOT – What is Your Super Power                Michelle Fleming/Annette Copeland

Description:  Discovering Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats to our personal

and professional growth.

February 10   Employee Assistance Program (EAP)        Krystyna Varnado, Asst. Vice President

Description: A new Employee Assistance Program (EAP) called GuidanceResources® has arrived at Southern Miss.  Krystyna Varnado, Associate Vice President will provide information about resources that are available to university employees. Let’s take advantage of the resources offered by the university!

Feb. 14th   Mental Health First Aid                                                       Mental Health of South MS

Description: Mental Health First Aid is a public education program that introduces participants to risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems, builds understanding of their impact and overviews appropriate supports. This 8-hour course uses role-playing and simulations to demonstrate how to offer initial help in a mental health crisis and connect people to the appropriate professional, peer, social and self-help care. The program also teaches common risk factors and warning signs of specific illnesses like anxiety, depression, substance use, bipolar disorder, eating disorders and schizophrenia. [8 hours]

February 19      SWOT Analysis of Student Services Skills   Christy Oberst, Director of the University Advisement Center and Katie McBride, Director of New Student and Retention Programs

Description: The number one institutional strategic goal at Southern Miss is to “support student success to foster retention, progression, and graduation”. Do we, as individuals, effectively facilitate this goal? Christy Oberst, Director of the University Advisement Center and Katie McBride, Director of New Student and Retention Programs will share the work they do in their respective areas. We will review the resources available at the university and examine soft skills required to support students. Finally, we will evaluate ourselves during a SWOT analysis session to determine how each of us can improve our support to students. 

Feb. 19th     Project Management 101                                                   Dr. Mary Funk

Description: From technology to business to construction Project Management is a system that provides the framework for planning, organizing, executing, and closing a venture all the way through.  Project Management is a strategic approach to tackling complex projects.  Learn about the stages of a project and how to use them in a practical work setting. [1 hour]

Feb. 26th     HELP! Supporting Students on the Gulf Park Campus   Richard Ladner

Description: Mr. Richard Ladner, Director of Student Support, will discuss signs that students may need assistance, supporting students, campus resources, and making referrals to appropriate campus resources.  [1 hour]

February 26     Stress Management: 20 Tips for 2020 (Part 1 of 3)   Lisa Wright, Health Educator

Description: It is not what happens to you, but how you react to what happens. Let’s learn six tips on how to manage our own behavior and evaluate our lifestyle and actions to manage the stress that occurs in our lives. Lisa Wright, Health Educator from the Moffitt Health Center will share a total of twenty tips in a three-part series over the spring 2020 semester to help us cope with stress in our professional and personal lives. 

Mar. 4th       Predictive Index                                                                  Angie Hendershot

Description: A PI is a personality assessment that will be used to help build self-insight for career development, insight into others to improve team performance and communication, and as a coaching tool for managers. [1 hour]

Mar. 11th    The Personal Side of Change                                              Dr. John Kmiec

Description: Change can be hard! Very hard! Especially, when our hearts and heads don’t agree on which way to go and the path to change is unfamiliar.  Learn how and why our feelings can run away from our best laid plans and goals, and what we can do to make meaningful changes in our personal and professional lives go a lot smoother. [1 hour]

March 25   Stress Management: 20 Tips for 2020 (Part 2 of 3)  Lisa Wright, Health Educator

Description: In this second part of the series we will learn seven tips on how to manage our own behavior and evaluate our lifestyle and actions to manage the stress that occurs in our lives. You are welcome to attend the second session if you did not attend the first session. Lisa Wright, Health Educator from the Moffitt Health Center will share a total of twenty tips in a three-part series over the spring 2020 semester to help us cope with stress in our professional and personal lives.

March 26  Beginner’s Yoga with Focus on Stretching

Yoga Instructors are Bobbie Baker, Gulf Park and Paige Strickland, Hattiesburg

Description: Please join us for quiet time and stretching. If you have always wanted to try yoga, but felt intimidated by the poses or names of the poses, this session is for you. We will use familiar names for the poses and focus on breathing and stretching that will help you no matter your fitness level. All are welcome!

 

Apr. 15th     Emotional Intelligence in the Workplace (virtual)              Dr. Deidra Minor

Description: Employers insist that emotional intelligence creates job success. Employers seek employees with skills such as self-awareness, emotional control, self-motivation, empathy, and relationship skills. Join this interactive session to discover ways to improve your emotional intelligence. [1 hour]

Apr. 23rd     Academic Library of Today (virtual)                              Panel Discussion

Description: Join Gulf Coast Libraries’ experienced librarians and staff to discuss the Academic Library of Today, which is a 21st century learning center and an extension of the classroom. They will highlight innovative library features, advanced research materials, and creative tools to enhance student-centered environments. [1 hour]

Apr. 29th     Tips on Safety and Privacy Online (virtual)                  Dr. Jon Beedle

Description: Tips on safety and privacy online. Keep companies from spying on you and selling your profiles. [1 hour]

 

Fall 2019

October 15, 2019 Security Awareness

Description:  Learn about what multi-factor authentication is and why you need multi-factor authentication?
 
 
MAEOP Professional Development Seminar
Friday, October 25th, 2019
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
USM Hattiesburg Campus, Scianna Hall
 

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