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  Instructor-Led Training  The instructor-led training schedule is published every semester and can be viewed here.  
         
 

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Course Descriptions

icon Instructor Are You Ready to Retire?
1.5 Hours
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This talk will provide a broad overview of topics you must consider to plan for a successful retirement and is appropriate for those approaching retirement in the next few years.

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icon Instructor Awarding Scholarships for Student Travel
1.5 Hours
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With the rise of transformational learning opportunities that involve student travel at UNF, departments must be equipped with knowledge on awarding scholarships to students so that they can properly pay for student travel. The goal of this interactive course is to provide guidance to the learner on awarding scholarships from E&G indexes and Foundation accounts, and working with the various departments that are involved in this process. The course provides learners with the knowledge and skills necessary to make appropriate decisions concerning the method to use to award the scholarships, and it will reinforce established processes for travel.
Audience: Employees responsible for travel and the management of departmental accounts and those interested in learning the procedures for paying student travel.

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icon online Building Supervisor Training
Online
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The purpose of this session is to educate those who are designated as Building Supervisors of the policies and responsibilities required of them as directed by the Crisis Management Team at UNF.

 

To launch this course:

 

  1. To launch this course:

  2. Click the "Start Tutorial" button

  3. Log into myWings with your n number and password

  4. Click on the home tab, then click on SkillSoft e-Learning in the Quick Links channel

  5. Search for "building supervisor""

  6. Hover over the course and click launch

Audience: Designated building supervisors.

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icon Instructor Clery Act: Security on Campus and Crime Reporting
1 Hour
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The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act is the landmark federal law, originally known as the Campus Security Act, that requires colleges and universities across the United States to disclose information about crime on and around their campuses and enforced by the U.S. Department of Education.  This federal law mandates the disclosure of certain statistics regarding criminal incidents that occur within the geographic boundaries of an institution of higher education. The course is designed for Campus Security Authorities responsible for encouraging crime victims and/or witnesses to report crimes to campus police.  The course will cover an overview of the Clery Act, identifying campus security personnel and their responsibility, discussing which crimes need to be reported and how to report, answering questions about the Clery Act, and providing resources and contact information.
Audience:

Campus Security Authorities, according to the Clery Act, are employees who have “significant responsibility for student and campus activities.”


At UNF, these employees include the following positions (among a number of others)*:

  • Housing and Residence Life Staff
  • Athletic Coaches and Athletic Director
  • Advisors to Student Groups
  • Greek Life Coordinator
  • Director, Women’s Center
  • Director, Disability Resource Center

*The full list of CSAs is available from the Office of the Vice President of Student and International Affairs

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icon Instructor Co-Curricular Community Engagement Tracking
2 Hours
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This session will explain the TracDat tracking mechanism for Professional Staff to report group community engagement activities for the 2014-2015 academic year. These community engagement activities include outreach, volunteering, philanthropy, and immersions.  Following the reporting tutorial, attendees will engage in a discussion about the future of tracking student community engagement at UNF.

 

Learning Outcomes:  

  • Recognize the need to report co-curricular engagement
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the TracDat Co-Curricular Engagement survey
  • Explore possibilities of future co-curricular engagement tracking
Audience: Student Affairs Professional Staff

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icon Instructor Crisis Management Training
2 Hours
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The President's Office has identified this class as mandatory safety and security training for all new employees. Members of the University Police Department, the Counseling Center, and the Department of Environmental Health & Safety will address the challenge of increased violence on University campuses and the steps that UNF is taking to address potential threats to the security of our community. This presentation will focus on how to identify and refer troubled students and employees, the role of the SOS Team, what to do in case of an emergency, and what measures are being taken to protect our campus from potentially dangerous situations.
Audience: A&P, Faculty, USPS, OPS, Student OPS

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icon Instructor Disability Recognition
1.5 Hours
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This highly informative and engaging workshop will prepare you to be able to understand how disability accommodations can affect student performance and how students and student veterans with visible and invisible injuries can successfully navigate the academic rigor of a university setting.  Through this interactive workshop, you will be able to learn the behavioral characteristics students and student veterans possess in the classroom.
 
Learning Outcomes:
-Become more aware of your own multiple identities
-Grow in understanding of secondary or invisible identities
-Become more aware and respectful of difference in others
-Articulate some of the advantages and impacts of a diverse society
-Become more open to listening to views or opinions different from your own
-Better understand some of the impacts of privilege
-Become more committed to issues of social justice
-Gain practical skills in communication, active listening, and/or facilitation that you can apply in situations to help bring about equality, diversity, and inclusion
-Become more aware of students with visible and invisible disabilities
-Understand the accommodations available for UNF students
-Recognize the behavioral characteristics of the student with disabilities in the classroom
-Recognize student veterans with PTSD and TBI issues
 
Co-Facilitators:
-Rusty Dubberly, Director, Disability Resource Center (DRC)
-Rich Carey, Transition Coach, Military & Veterans Resource Center (MVRC)
-Panelists:
 - Bob Shepherd, Ombudsman
 - THRIVE Representative
 - Mental Health Counseling Representative

 

Audience: Student Affairs staff only

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icon Instructor Export Control Training
2 Hours
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U.S. export control laws not only regulate the export of items from the United States, but also regulate the release of technical data to foreign nationals
in the United States.  In a university environment, these laws may limit the ability to use foreign national professors, students and other collaborators
on certain projects.  Further, enforcement is growing including the recent criminal conviction of a University of Tennessee professor.


This course will:

  • Provide an overview of U.S. export control laws and explain how these laws apply to a university setting;
  • Describe UNF's export compliance program and the steps you can take to ensure compliance with these rules;
  • Offer an opportunity to ask questions to an export control attorney who regularly works with university clients.
Audience: Deans, Chairs, faculty members, and other university personnel involved or potentially involved in export control matters.

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icon Instructor FDN Scholarship Mgmt System: Fund Manager/Authorized Signer Training
1.5 Hours
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In this hands-on course you will learn steps to approve Foundation scholarships, fellowships, or study abroad to students electronically in the Scholarship Management System. Users will have means to track and send award approvals to Foundation Accounting and Enrollment Services to post in students' accounts in myWings.
Audience: Audience: Fund Managers or Authorized Signers responsible for approving awards to students with Foundation Accounting's approval forms.

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icon Instructor FDN Scholarship Mgmt System: Processor Training
3 Hours
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In this hands-on course you will learn steps to award Foundation scholarships, fellowships, or study abroad to students electronically in the Scholarship Management System. Users will have means to track scholarship applicants, verify eligibility, award students, and send for approval by routing to Foundation Accounting and Enrollment Services in order to post in students' accounts in myWings.
 
Audience: Audience: Office Managers or staff responsible for sending award offers to students and completing Foundation Accounting's approval forms. 

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icon Instructor FDN Scholarship Mgmt System: Viewer Training
1 Hour
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This course demonstrates tools to view Foundation awards, student information, and reports. A viewer has a level of access into the system that allows some information to display and has no edit capabilities.

 
Audience: University staff working on Foundation accounts indirectly.
 

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icon Instructor FERPA and Other Data Security Issues
1 Hour
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What do you mean you can't release that Information to me?  Well...what can you tell me?  How many times have you heard that from a parent or family member?  Knowing what information is confidential and how to keep data and information secure is not just your responsibility as an employee, it is also the law.  Join your friends from One-Stop, IT, and Compliance as they walk you through the "how's" and "why's" of data and information security and confidentiality.  Presented in a workshop format, this session is designed for anyone that works with student, faculty, staff, financial, or institutional data.
Audience: A&P, Faculty, USPS, OPS, Student OPS

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icon Instructor Florida Retirement System-DROP
2 Hours
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This informative session will include an explanation of what your retirement benefits are, how they are calculated and how to apply.  The Deferred Retirement Option (DROP) will also be discussed.

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icon Instructor Gay, Lesbian and Transgender Students: Legal and Practical Guidance for Colleges Webinar
2 Hours
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College life can present particular challenges for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) students. Even in the more welcoming environment often associated with higher education, certain situations can present significant legal, human and ethical dilemmas for the school. From housing to campus clubs to locker rooms, colleges and universities need to have policies and personnel to address the needs of these students and make the experience a positive one.

 

In today's post "don't ask don't tell" world, colleges and universities need a clear understanding of the laws that apply to them regarding their LGBT students. They should also have the internal policies and procedures in place to foster an educational environment that serves all students.

 

Please join Jessica Gabel, associate professor of law at Georgia State University College of Law, as she discusses the necessary steps colleges and universities should take to ensure they deal with LGBT legal and practical issues, develop appropriate policies and procedures, provide a safe learning environment, handle discipline issues and limit liability for the school, its administrators and staff.

 

Intended Learning Outcomes:

  • LGBT rights and school obligations in public schools vs. private schools.
  • LGBT rights and school obligations in colleges and how those differ from K-12.
  • Discipline and harassment issues.
  • LGBT access to student housing, restrooms and activities.
  • Curriculum considerations.
  • Transgender issues for same-sex schools.
  • School obligations for acts of other students, faculty and staff.
  • Managing student organizations that promote or oppose LGBT causes or membership.
Audience: Open to all

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icon Instructor Goal Setting
2.5 Hours
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To be successful, one must have well-defined goals that can be monitored.  In this class, individuals will first determine why it’s important to set goals, identify some areas where they need goals and then learn how to create SMART goals.  Activities will focus on differentiating between goals that will lead to success and goals that will lead nowhere.
Audience: A&P, Faculty, USPS, OPS, Student OPS

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icon online Golf Cart Safety
Online
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Audience: Anyone responsible for operating a golf cart.
Prerequisites: Basic keyboard and mouse skills and familiarity with the Internet.

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icon online Grant Proposal Development
Online
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The purpose of this online course is to help increase the UNF community's knowledge, awareness, and understanding on how to secure external funding through grants and sponsored programs. UNF grant seekers should be able to:

  • Define appropriate submission timelines
  • Identify the difference between grants, sponsored programs, and gifts
  • Demonstrate the proper steps to prepare for grant submission
  • Define gifts, grants, and contracts
  • Identify funding sources
  • Prepare for applying for external funding through grants and sponsored programs

To launch this course: 

  1. Click the "Start Tutorial" button
  2. Log into myWings with your n number and password
  3. Click on the home tab, then click on SkillSoft e-Learning in the Quick Links channel
  4. Search for "UNF Grants"
  5. Hover over the course and click launch
Audience: All UNF faculty & staff seeking grants and/or sponsored programs

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icon Instructor How Do We Use All This Data? Identifying Data to Guide Practices in your Student Affairs Unit
1.5 Hours
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In this interactive workshop, participants will be provided with a quick review of the assessment process, followed by a discussion of the various types of data that are available to Student Affairs units. Then will then work together in small groups to identify and select appropriate data sources, both existing and desired, to assess a given outcome. If you have learning outcomes or an assessment plan for your unit, please bring it along!

By the end of this session, participants will be able to identify, select and use appropriate data to measure and improve student development learning outcomes. 

 

Audience: Student Affairs staff only

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icon Instructor How Effective Are We? Developing and Implementing an Assessment Plan for your Student Affairs Unit
1.5 Hours
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In this interactive workshop, participants will be provided with the basic information needed to develop an assessment plan. Then will then work together in small groups to develop or revise a learning outcome for their unit and will design a plan to assess it. If you have learning outcomes or an assessment plan for your unit, please bring it along!

By the end of this session, participants will be able to write student development learning outcomes for their unit, develop an assessment plan to measure their achievement, and identify how they will use results for program improvement. 
Audience: Student Affairs staff only

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icon Instructor How to Retire from UNF
2 Hours
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This session will prepare you for retirement from UNF.  We will discuss the entire retirement process including health insurance and other retiree benefits.

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icon Instructor Information for UNF Search and Screen Committee Members
1.0 Hours
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Achieving diversity in the UNF workplace starts with the search and screen process. This session provides participants with information on UNF’s expectations during, and legal implications of, the search and screen process.  Guidance based on state and federal laws, preparation prior to a search, and responsibilities will be discussed with faculty and staff who serve or wish to serve on a search and screen committee.
Audience: A&P, Faculty, USPS

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icon online ITS Online Billing Reporting
Online
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Audience: Anyone requesting ITS' online billing reports.
 
Prerequisites: Basic keyboard and mouse skills and familiarity with the Internet.

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icon Instructor Mind Your Own Business: Rumors & Confidentiality in the Workplace
1 Hour
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Rumors are flying. Staff at your organization talk about each other and share confidential issues related to other employees. Gossip can spring up in your company or organization for a variety of reasons. The company should care because, gossip decreases productivity and creation, it distracts people from their work, it creates dividers between those who work together, it compromises customer service, and it can cause pain and resentment to people who are the targets. Gossip consumes much more time at work than one thinks. 

Learning Objectives: Explore confidentiality issues, how to control the rumor mill, and how to exhibit proper workplace behaviors.
Audience: A&P, Faculty, USPS, OPS, Student OPS

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icon Instructor Originating an ePAF
2 Hours
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The Electronic Personnel Action Form (ePAF) is a function in Employee Self Service that allows Hiring Actions and Change Actions to be submitted to Human Resources in a paperless form while approvals are obtained electronically. Anyone who currently prepares paper PAFs are required to attend training.
Audience: A&P, Faculty, USPS, OPS, Student OPS

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icon Instructor Reporting Requirements Regarding Vulnerable Persons on Campus
1 Hour
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 The safety and security of our children and students is of paramount importance.  As part of the University’s commitment to keep them safe at the numerous events and activities hosted on campus, federal and state laws require that University employees report any instance of actual or suspected abuse.  Failure to do so can result in harsh penalties, including million dollar fines and 3rd degree felonies.  This workshop provides information on who, what, when, why, and how this required reporting is to take place.
Audience:
A&P, Faculty, USPS, OPS, Student OPS  

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icon Instructor Safety in the Workplace
1.5 Hours
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It's on the minds of everyone. From management to skilled labor, both employers and employees alike are concerned with safety in the workplace. We have guidelines that have been set down from OSHA to assist us in our endeavor to keep the workplace safe and minimize the risk that workers face day-in and day-out. And yet, no matter how we strive to keep the work environment safe, accidents happen all too often; no matter how minor or major they are, any accident is one accident too many.

Learning Objectives: Understand the direct & indirect costs of lack of safety in the workplace, develop awareness of accident causes, define safety responsibilities, understand risk factors to violence in the workplace, apply good safety practices and implement prevention strategies.
Audience: A&P, Faculty, USPS, OPS, Student OPS

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icon Instructor Self Service Budget Development
2 Hours
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This course is designed to replace the former network drive (N:\) budget development process for those who develop, input and review budget data submitted by their department/division during the University's budget period. Participants will learn how to access self service, input budgets, obtain & print reports, download reports to excel for data manipulation, process organizational locks and obtain Non-E&G information during the University's budget cycle.

Note: This course is NOT designed to teach individuals how to design an annual budget.
Audience: All employees in charge of department budgets.
Prerequisites: Introductory knowledge of Excel and sound knowledge of the University's budget process.

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icon Instructor Social Security Planning
1.5 Hours
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Social security is a complex topic, and this session will offer strategies to maximize your social security retirement benefit.  Topics will include how benefits are earned, who receives benefits, when to apply and how your employment affects benefits.

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icon Instructor Strategic Planning – A Method to the Madness
3 Hours
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Strategic planning is generally the method organizations use to determine where they are going and how they plan to get there.  Contrary to popular opinion, there is actually a method to the madness that can sometimes surround this process.  In this session, we will discuss the concepts and theories behind strategic planning, as well as the various components that comprise it.  Additionally, participants will have an opportunity to practice several of the skills and activities commonly used as part of the process.

 

Audience: This session is intended for those that take part in the strategic planning process for their respective areas.

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icon Instructor Substance Abuse for Employees
1 Hour
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Drug and alcohol abuse continues to be a pervasive problem impacting both personal and professional lives. This workshop outlines strategies for identifying abuse and how to utilize EAP to address issues and get back on the road to success.

Learning Objectives: Understand the definition of substance abuse, understand the impact of abuse in the workplace, understand the pathway to addiction, review the types and most commonly abused drugs, and recognize signs & symptoms of abuse.
Audience: A&P, Faculty, USPS, OPS, Student OPS

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icon Instructor The Challenge of Religious Diversity at UNF
1 Hour
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This workshop will build staff and faculty capacity to proactively and positively engage around ideological framework (religious and secular) diversity on campus. Faculty and staff are invited to bring their lunch and an open mind!
Audience: A&P, Faculty

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icon Instructor The Work Environment Balancing Act: Handling Equal Opportunity, Sexual Misconduct and Retaliation Concerns
2 Hours
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As an employer of first choice, challenges abound in a work environment that must balance employment laws where performance counts just as much as getting along.  This session provides all attendees with fundamental information about State and Federal employment related laws and associated University Regulations, Policies and Procedures; enhances their awareness of their rights, responsibilities, and liabilities regarding discrimination; and provides information on how discrimination concerns are handled at UNF.
Audience: A&P, Faculty, USPS, OPS, Student OPS

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icon Instructor Travel, Data Security and Export Control Workshop
1 Hour
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Ever wonder why certain items associated with travel cannot be reimbursed or how you keep your information and data secure on your laptop or smart phone?  That and many other travel related questions will be addressed in this session.  Join representatives from Financial Systems, the Controller's Office, IT, and Compliance as they facilitate discussions regarding the "how's" and "why's" of international and domestic travel.  Items such as export control for international travel, data security for your IT gadgets, questions regarding reimbursements, and information to be coded into the online travel system will be discussed from a compliance perspective in a workshop format.

 

Audience: A&P, Faculty, USPS, OPS, Student OPS

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icon Instructor UNF's Code of Conduct and Ethics
1 Hour
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A Code of Conduct and Ethics is designed to assist employees in determining the right thing to do in certain situations; however, since some situations can include some gray areas, that determination isn’t always easy.  In this workshop, general information regarding the UNF Code of Conduct and Ethics, including legal and ethical requirements, will be discussed, along with specifics on how the code affects you as a member of the UNF community.  

 

Audience: A&P, Faculty, USPS, OPS, Student OPS

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icon Instructor University Domestic Travel Training
3 Hours
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This hands-on course is designed to provide the knowledge and skills necessary to follow established processes and to make appropriate decisions and arrangements for domestic travel. The course will cover the most frequently experienced domestic travel situations and prepare the learner to accurately submit domestic travel documentation, including a Travel Authorization Request and a Voucher for Reimbursement of Travel Expenses.

This course serves as the pre-requisite for University International Travel Training.

 

Audience: Persons responsible for preparing and submitting domestic travel documentation and those interested in learning domestic travel policies and procedures.
icon PDF University Domestic Travel Training Manual

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icon Instructor University International Travel Training
3 Hours
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IMPORTANT! The University Domestic Travel Training class is a pre-requisite for this class and must be completed prior to your attending this course.

The goal of this hands-on course is to assist the learner in submitting accurately prepared international travel documentation. The course provides learners with the knowledge and skills necessary to make appropriate decisions and to follow established processes for international travel. The course will cover the most frequently experienced international travel situations and prepare the learner to accurately submit international travel documentation.
Audience: Persons responsible for preparing and submitting international travel documentation and those interested in learning international travel policies and procedures.
Prerequisites: University Domestic Travel Training
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