Cultural and Linguistic Services
Office of Talent Management, Office of Human Resources

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Thrive@UW-Madison: Building and Managing Work Relationships
July 25, 2018, 1:00 - 4:00 pm
21 N Park Street, Room 5045

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To Get What You Want, You Have to Talk About it: Employee's Role in the Performance Management Process
July 23, 2018, 1:00 - 4:00 pm
21 N Park Street, Room 1106/1108

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Thrive@UW-Madison: Exploring Creativity and Innovation
July 31, 2018, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
21 N Park Street, Room 5045

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Hostile and Intimidating Behavior Prevention Training
August 2, 2018; 2:00 - 3:30 pm
Ingraham Hall, Room 220

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Thrive@UW-Madison: Expanding Self-Knowledge to Adapt and Thrive
August 2, 2018, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
21 N Park Street, Room 5045

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Introduction to Plain Language
August 6, 2018, 1:00 - 2:30 pm
21 N Park Street, Room 1106

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Thrive@UW-Madison: Creating Inclusive Work Environments
August 7, 2018, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
21 N Park Street, Room 5045


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Thrive@UW-Madison: Communicating Effectively for Authentic Collaboration
August 9, 2018, 1:00 - 4:00 pm
21 N Park Street, Room 5045

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Creating and Communicating Your Goals Workshop
August 14, 2018, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
21 N Park Street, Room 5045


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Thrive@UW-Madison: Building and Managing Work Relationships
August 14, 2018, 1:00 - 4:00 pm
21 N Park Street, Room 5045

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Thrive@UW-Madison: Thriving in a Time of Change
August 16, 2018, 1:00 - 4:00 pm
21 N Park Street, Room 5045

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Hostile and Intimidating Behavior Prevention Training
August 21, 2018; 10:00 - 11:30 am
21 N Park Street, Room 1106


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Thrive@UW-Madison: Expanding Self-Knowledge to Adapt and Thrive
August 22, 2018, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
21 N Park Street, Room 5045

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Thrive@UW-Madison: Creating Inclusive Work Environments
August 28, 2018, 1:00 - 4:00 pm
21 N Park Street, Room 5045

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Thrive@UW-Madison: Communicating Effectively for Authentic Collaboration
August 30, 2018, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
21 N Park Street, Room 5045

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Hostile and Intimidating Behavior Prevention Training
September 11, 2018; 2:00 - 3:30 pm
21 N Park Street, Room 1106

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Thrive@UW-Madison: Building and Managing Work Relationships
September 13, 2018, 1:00 - 4:00 pm
21 N Park Street, Room 5045

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Hostile and Intimidating Behavior Prevention Training
September 17, 2018; 2:00 - 3:30 pm
Signe Skott Cooper Hall, Room 2309


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Thrive@UW-Madison: Communicating Effectively for Authentic Collaboration
September 18, 2018, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
21 N Park Street, Room 5045

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Thrive@UW-Madison: Creating Inclusive Work Environments
September 20, 2018 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
21 N Park Street, Room 5045

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Hostile and Intimidating Behavior Prevention Training
September 26, 2018; 10:00 - 11:30 am
Ingraham Hall, Room 220


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Thrive@UW-Madison: Exploring Creativity and Innovation
September 26, 2018, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
21 N Park Street, Room 5045

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Thrive@UW-Madison: Expanding Self-Knowledge to Adapt and Thrive
October 4, 2018, 1:00 - 4:00 pm
21 N Park Street, Room 5045

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Hostile and Intimidating Behavior Prevention Training
October 10, 2018, 1:00 - 2:30 pm
Ingraham Hall, Room 220

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Thrive@UW-Madison: Building and Managing Work Relationships
October 10, 2018, 1:00 - 4:00 pm
21 N Park Street, Room 5045

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Thrive@UW-Madison: Thriving in a Time of Change
October 16, 2018, 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
21 N Park Street, Room 5045

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Hostile and Intimidating Behavior Prevention Training
October 18, 2018; 10:00 - 11:30 am
21 N Park Street, Room 1106


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Thrive@UW-Madison: Exploring Creativity and Innovation
October 18, 2018, 1:00 - 4:00 pm
21 N Park Street, Room 5045

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Introduction to Plain Language
October 23, 2018, 10:00 - 11:30 am
21 N Park Street, Room 5045

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Hostile and Intimidating Behavior Prevention Training
October 24, 2018; 9:00 - 10:30 am
Signe Skott Cooper Hall, Room 2309


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Thrive@UW-Madison: Creating Inclusive Work Environments
October 25, 2018, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
21 N Park Street, Room 5045

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Thrive@UW-Madison: Communicating Effectively for Authentic Collaboration
November 6, 2018, 1:00 - 4:00 pm
21 N Park Street, Room 5045

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Hostile and Intimidating Behavior Prevention Training
November 8, 2018; 2:00 - 3:30 pm
Ingraham Hall, Room 220


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Thrive@UW-Madison: Expanding Self-Knowledge to Adapt and Thrive
November 8, 2018, 1:00 - 4:00 pm
21 N Park Street, Room 5045

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Thrive@UW-Madison: Exploring Creativity and Innovation
November 14, 2018, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
21 N Park Street, Room 5045

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Hostile and Intimidating Behavior Prevention Training
November 15, 2018; 3:00 - 4:30 pm
Signe Skott Cooper Hall, Room 2309


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Thrive@UW-Madison: Creating Inclusive Work Environments
November 27, 2018, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
21 N Park Street, Room 1106

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Write with Plain Language
November 30, 2018, 2:30 - 4:30 pm
21 N Park Street, Room 1106

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Hostile and Intimidating Behavior Prevention Training
December 4, 2018; 9:00 - 10:30 am
21 N Park Street, Room 5045


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Thrive@UW-Madison: Thriving in a Time of Change
December 6, 2018, 1:00 - 4:00 pm
21 N Park Street, Room 5045

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Design with Plain Language
December 7, 2018, 9:00 - 11:00 am
21 N Park Street, Room 1106

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Thrive@UW-Madison: Building and Managing Work Relationships
December 13, 2018, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
21 N Park Street, Room 5045


Volunteer Tutors Needed

Cultural Linguistic Services, within the Office of Talent Management, is in need of tutors to help UW-Madison employees develop their learning in areas such as: English language, literacy (English and Spanish), writing, math, and other subjects. Scheduling and meeting locations are flexible. To become a tutor, complete an application or contact Jzong Thao at jzong.thao@wisc.edu.

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PLAIN LANGUAGE CERTIFICATE PROGRAM

Have you ever wanted to get your message across faster and clearer? Cultural Linguistic Services offers a Plain Language Certificate. Participants can take the Introduction to Plain Language workshop as a stand-alone training or attend all three workshops to gain a deeper understanding of core Plain Language strategies. The certificate comprises three workshops:  1) Introduction to Plain Language, 2) Write with Plain Language, and 3) Design for Plain Language. Instructors will focus on word choice, grammar, organization of content, and format to improve the readability of documents.

To check the current training calendar, click here.

PLAIN LANGUAGE CERTIFICATE OUTLINE

Workshop Topics

1.     Introduction to Plain Language 

Have you ever wanted to get your message across faster? Have you wanted to feel more confident that people understood you correctly–the first time? Using Plain Language may be the answer! This hands-on workshop introduces strategies on word choice, font selection, grammar use, “teach-back,” and more to help you develop a toolkit of techniques to communicate more effectively in writing and conversation with native and nonnative English speakers. Come learn how people across campus—and across the globe—rely on Plain Language strategies to save time, money, work, and frustration by promoting better understanding and customer satisfaction. 

 *This is not an English class. Advanced knowledge of English recommended. 

Introduction to Plain Language is the first step in a three-part series to earn the Plain Language Certificate. You can attend this workshop as a stand-alone training or complete it as a prerequisite to registering for Write with Plain Language.

Competencies for Introduction to Plain Language

º  Communicate the benefits of using Plain Language in the workplace
º  Identify written Plain Language strategies to communicate effectively with native and nonnative English speakers
º  Identify verbal strategies to communicate effectively with native and nonnative English speakers

2.    Write with Plain Language 

Review and practice Plain Language guidelines to choose the right words. Gain a deeper understanding of core Plain Language strategies to engage in concentrated writing practice focused on:

* Word choice 
* Grammar
* Organization of content 

Improve the readability of a document the trainer provides and negotiate successful editing in a small group setting. Complete a homework assignment by editing a brief writing sample using the Plain Language strategies presented. 


*You must complete Introduction to Plain Language before registering for this certificate workshop.

*This is the second required workshop in a three-part series to earn the Plain Language Certificate.

*Attend the Write with Plain Language workshop and complete the mandatory homework assignment as a prerequisite to registering for Design for Plain Language.

Competencies for Write with Plain Language

º  Review existing documents and use Plain Language writing strategies to edit for improved readability
º   Implement Plain Language strategies in organizing, word choice, and grammar to create effective and easy to read documents

3.     Design for Plain Language 

Review and practice Plain Language guidelines to design for readability. Gain a deeper understanding of core Plain Language strategies to engage in concentrated writing practice focused on:

* Sentences
* Format
* Lists and Tables 

Improve the readability of a document the trainer provides and negotiate successful editing in a small group setting. Share the text that you edit with your group and complete a final group project using Plain Language competencies.  

*You must complete Introduction to Plain Language and Write with Plain Language before registering for this certificate workshop.

*This is the third required workshop in a three-part series to earn the Plain Language Certificate. Attend the Introduction to Plain Language and Write with Plain Language workshops and complete the mandatory homework assignment as a prerequisite to registering for Design for Plain Language.

Competencies for Design for Plain Language

º  Review existing documents and use Plain Language writing strategies to edit for improved readability
º  Implement Plain Language strategies in formatting and layout to create effective and easy to read documents

Plain Language Certificate requirements  

o Attend Introduction to Plain Language workshop 
Attend Write with Plain Language workshop 
Complete mandatory Write with Plain Language homework assignment  
Attend Design for Plain Language workshop 
o Complete final group project using Plain Language competencies  

 

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Cultural and Linguistic Services
Office of Talent Management, Office of Human Resources
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Suite 5101 -21 N Park Street - Madison, WI 53715
Contact our office at 608.265.2257
Email: Registrations2@ohr.wisc.edu

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