July 22, 2014
The UNCW Support Staff Conference & Expo is a development and networking opportunity for UNCW administrative assistants, support staff, executive assistants, office team members and supervisors. Specific work sessions include: risk management, career banding, credit card acceptance and facilities. Explore new ideas and innovative solutions. After lunch, there will be a time to have fun learning and interacting with Business Affairs staff at the Expo. The conference keynote speaker, Dr. Leslie Hossfeld, Professor and Chair of Sociology and Criminology will discuss Building Sustainable Communities - How do we build communities that care and ensure sustainability and economic development for our region? How can we as an institution be at the forefront of ensuring responsible, sustainable growth in our part of the state? Dr. Hossfeld will examine these issues focusing on building strong and sustainable communities through place-based strategies that embed economic development and poverty alleviation in community development.
Sustaining and Supporting Research and Applied Learning
Business services will present an overview of how you can apply sustainable practices to your department and also how you can best ensure the continued operations of research and applied learning. Topics will include recycling, surplus property management, energy conservation, green event planning. Maintaining safe and efficient operations by using continuity of operations planning, loss prevention through insurance and best in class transportation options will be discussed.
Presenters: Stan Harts, Environmental Health & Safety Director; Stanley Edwards, Director, Business Applications; Pamela Elliot, Loss Control/Insurance Analyst; Brian Dailey, Director, Auxiliary Services
Brian joined UNCW in 2012 as Director of Auxiliary Services.
Hiring Independent Contractors
Planning an event with a guest lecturer? Organizing a performance with an entertainer? Need the help of a non-employee subject matter expert? All these are achieved through the same process….the hiring of an independent contractor. In this discussion you will learn about who is eligible to be an independent contractor, hiring options that are available and the steps taken to get the work done.
Presenters: Carol Page, Associate Director of Purchasing; Lisa Eakins, Tax and Financial Reporting Accountant; Lori Preiss, Director of Employment & Compensation
AiM - The Process - from Beginning to End
Whether you are a new user or have been using AiM since its inception in July of 2012 this session will heighten your success with the system. We will review customer request entry, take you through scenarios you experience every day, offer some quick tips and walk through the billing and reconciling processes. We will customize according to the audience and offer useful Q&A time giving you the opportunity to ask for help related to your working environment.
Presenters: Ellen Boyd, Facilities Work Control Manager; Julie Hendricks, Facilities HR Manager
Beyond The Blue Lights
University Police will present an overview of the department - who we are, what we do and the services we provide. From alarms, emergencies, medical calls, security surveys, stolen property, training for campus community and more....a complete overview of the University Police Department. Learn what you can do to help the Police Department effectively deal with emergency situations and get a clearer picture of campus crime and security.
Presenter: Chris Bertram, Assistant Chief of Police
Say This, Not That! (Sustaining your sanity in trying times)
We know the value of good customer service yet we find these skills being tested in moments when civility seems to have vanished. Learn some tools and tips for maintaining service excellence in our most challenging moments.
Presenter: Liz Grimes, Director of Employee Relations & Staff Development
ITS - Help, Us Help You!
Wendia - ITS uses Wendia for their call tracking system. Learn how to submit a ticket, check on the status of a ticket as well as how to look up answers to your IT questions.
Skillport - Free access to business and IT books as well as online training 24 x 7, includes accessing on your mobile device.
The Lifecycle process - Ever wondered how the campus lifecycle process works? Attend this session to learn who is eligible for lifecycle computers and how that process works.
Presenters will be: Jarrett Piner - Wendia; Dana Ward - Skillport; Tami Violette - Lifecycle
Fee: $25, Your Department will be responsible for originating the IDI for the charges and sending the IDI to: Conference Services, Box 5614 Warwick Center. Your registration will not be confirmed until the IDI is received in Conference Services. You may combine several registrations from your department on one IDI. Questions, please call 962-7520 or 3195.
No refunds for cancellations or no shows.