Staff Success Center

 

Staff Council has been given the opportunity to provide Missouri S&T employees with numerous options to develop their skills, knowledge, and abilities to both support the overall mission of the university and to grow their professional skill set. 

History

In 2020, Chancellor Dehghani requested that Staff Council create a Staff Success Center to help Missouri S&T staff with professional development. The Staff Council President and the Chair of the Advocacy Committee proposed to create a Special Interest Committee to oversee the implementation and the inaugural year of the Staff Success Center. After the inaugural year, the Advocacy Committee will assume responsibility of the project. 

With your use and feedback, we will be able to expand the offerings into customized learning sessions, guest teachers, and in person events.

Your resume is your advertisement to professionals that should look professional, target the needs of the employer, and highlight your strengths, skills, and experience.

 

Books:

“Resumes for Dummies 8th Edition"

This book decodes the modern culture of resume writing and offers you insider tips on all the best practices that’ll make your skills shine and your resume pop.

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On Campus Resources:

Career Opportunities and Employer Relations (COER)

Creating Resumes and Professional Documents Resource Page

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If you crave new challenges and increasing responsibilities, take a look at the following resources to help you move forward into a new role.

Career Planning Channel:

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Books:

“Career Management for Life"

Including self-assessments, case studies, and recommended interviews, this book offers an integrative approach that examines career management from the perspectives of both the individual and the organization, helping readers understand the considerations on both sides.

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“Up is Not the Only Way: Rethinking Career Mobility"

For anyone who has an interest in influencing career growth—their own or that of someone else, this book encourages readers to be open to ever-shifting patterns of opportunities and possibilities so they can create a unique, personalized path to a truly rewarding career.

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There are a variety of software tools available to campus employees. If you know of a program that is not listed, or if you know of more resources for a listed program, please let us know by filling out this form.

 

Joess

A web portal that allows students access to their account information such as financial information, registration schedule, transcripts and more. 

Resources

Office of the Registrar Training Information

 

MyDegree

A degree audit system.

Resources

Office of the Registrar Training Information

 

PEOPLESOFT (Financials) 

The PeopleSoft Financials system is the University's technology platform for finance-related transaction processing system-wide. 

Resources

 UM System Peoplesoft Finance Information

 

PEOPLESOFT (HR)

The PeopleSoft HR system is the University's HR platform for a variety of tasks including time entry, as well as more complex tasks, such as managing a job posting.

Resources

UM System Peoplesoft HR Information

 

Slate 

A student application management portal. 

Resources 

Slate Innovation Festival 2022 has a training lab of online courses.

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S&T Connect/Starfish

A calendar management tool for advisors.

Resources

Academic Support Training Information

 

University of Missouri Web Apps

Access to applications including Human Resources, Financial, Student and more.

Resources

 UM System Web Apps Information 

 

Resources specifically designed to help leaders with or without experience learn new techniques and refine basic management skills. 

 

First-time Manager Channel: 

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First-time Manager Journey: 

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Mid-level Manager Journey: 

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Books:

“How to Manage People: Fast, Effective Management Skills that Really Get Results"

Providing valuable insight into the skills required to be an effective manager, this one-stop guide to people management will help you get the best from your staff through motivation, reward and leadership.

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“Bedtime Stories for Managers: Farewell to Lofty Leadership... Welcome Engaging Management"

In forty-two succinct, surprising essays, legendary scholar Henry Mintzberg brings management down from the clouds and onto solid ground.

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“Managing for Dummies"

This audio edition provides you with straightforward advice and up-to-the-minute strategies for dealing with anything that comes your way.

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 “Management Basics in Easy Steps, Second Edition"

A compelling must-read for anyone with a management role, this lively, easy-to-read book is full of tips and simple, practical things that have been put into practice in the real world and shown to work where it matters – in the workplace.

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Our campus has recently upgraded to Microsoft 365 apps. You can find more information about that change here. https://it.mst.edu/hardware-software/personal-use-software/microsoft365apps/

Because of this change, we do not have the same resources as we would for older versions of the Microsoft Office Suite. Therefore, this section will currently be a mix of internal resources along with official Microsoft resources.

As of 3/15/21, UM System will be offering Microsoft 365 trainings. Sign up here: https://www.umsystem.edu/ums/is/upcoming-microsoft-365-training

 

EXCEL

A spreadsheet editor

Online Courses

  

ONEDRIVE

A file hosting and sharing service

Online Courses

 

OUTLOOK

A personal information manager including an e-mail client, calendar, task manager and address book

NOTE: Faculty and staff email accounts will be moving off of on-premise Microsoft Exchange servers and onto Microsoft Exchange Online cloud servers. This will begin starting Jan. 5, 2021. For more information, click here

Online Courses

 

POWERPOINT

A presentation program

Online Courses

 

PUBLISHER

A design and publishing program

Online Courses

 

TEAMS

A platform that combines workplace chat, meetings, notes, and attachments

Online Courses

 

VISIO

A diagram and flowchart app

Online Courses

 

WORD

A word processor

Online Courses

What's Next?

We have requests for training in multiple areas and the Advocacy Committee is looking into all of them. Below are suggestions that we have received:

Online Tools

  • LinkedIn
  • Social Media Management
  • Website Management
  • Zoom
  • Doodle Polls

Skills

  • SOP (Standard Operating Procedure) Creation
  • Calendar Management
  • Customer Service
  • Communication Etiquette
  • Self-Care
  • Work Life Balance
  • Process Management
  • Professional Certification

Programs

  • Adobe In Design
  • Foxit
  • Perceptive Content
  • Terminal4

We are doing what we can to address all requests in a timely manner. If you have a training suggestion that you don’t see here, please fill out this form to submit your request.

 

 

Website Expansion

Estimated launch date: Spring 2022

Once feedback is received for this page, Staff Council will work to expand this page into a separate website with an expanded directory.

 

In-Person Trainings 

Estimated launch date: TBD

The Advocacy Committee will look into in person training opportunities.

 

"A Day in the Life"

Estimated launch date: TBD

The Advocacy Committee will team up with the Communications Committee once a semester to survey staff of a specific position to help create a resource library consisting of what others in the same position do across campus.

The featured position will change with each semester.

The goal of this project is to help us create a resource tool for an employee to look up their position and see what areas, tasks and duties that others suggest are beneficial to the position.

 

Want to be Involved?

Contact us at mststaffcouncilad@mst.edu