Events

Wednesday, February 27, 2019, at 12:00 pm University Centre – Peter Clark Hall

New Member Sign-up & Member Ballot Registration Opens at 11:15 am, arrive early to allow time for processing.

To register to vote electronically (only for off-campus members), please register with the PSA Office at psa@uoguelph.ca by 5:00 pm  TOMORROW Friday, February 22nd, 2019.

Off-Campus PSA members (Guelph-Humber, Ridgetown College, Research Stations) will vote via electronic survey ballot. Those members who cannot physically attend, i.e. off campus for meetings, events or other reasons, can request an electronic ballot by registering and providing the rationale for their request.

 

Purpose of meeting:

To ratify the memorandum of agreement between the University of Guelph and the PSA.

 

Agenda:

  • Welcome and Introductions
  • Presentation of Memorandum of Agreement between PSA and UofG
  • Question and Answer Period
  • Voting by Ballot to accept/reject the Memorandum of Agreement

Who:

  • All Professional/Managerial Employees are welcome & granted release time to attend.
  • Only PSA Members can Vote, new PSA membership applications completed prior to the commencement of the meeting will be eligible for voting privileges.

 

The PSA Executive fully endorses the UPP project. Remember the UPP = A sustainable pension plan!

Presented by Jon Spenceley, CCS Analyst & PSA member volunteer. The PSA is excited to have Jon share some tips and tools that will make working with Office 365 and other productivity applications offered by CCS easier and more efficient. This training will be coupled with CCS online resources that will be made available shortly after.  We are offering this on two dates and locations, same presentation for both.

What to Expect:

  • Overview of communication tools available within Office 365 and beyond, including Outlook, ListServ/Maestro, and Microsoft Teams.
  • O365 tools for event planning and project collaboration, including Microsoft Planner, OneDrive, and Teams.
  • OneNote for note taking - a deep dive into the tools available within this powerful application.
  • Open time for discussion and questions.

Email psa@uoguelph.ca to Reserve your Spot please indicate preferred date:

12:00 – 1:00 pm March 6, Room 246A Library

12:00 – 1:00 pm March 26, OVC LLC Room 1713

Doors open at 11:45 am, bring your lunch, light refreshments supplied.

This presentation offered to you by the PSA Professional Development Committee.

Young Professionals on Board is a initiative of the People and Information Network (PIN) program, (formerly the Volunteer Centre of Guelph/Wellington), whereby two members of the PSA will be trained in board governance and mentored by community leaders to sit on boards of local community organizations. This program is modelled on a program called Youth on Board that included such organizations as Family and Children’s Services, The Children’s Foundation, the Guelph Community Health Centre and Focus on Nature. This is an opportunity to join other young professionals in Guelph to build the leadership capacity of our community while gaining valuable skills and connections to add to your professional portfolio.

The PSA sees this as an opportunity for both personal and professional growth and as a way to develop leadership capacity both within the University community and the community at large.  

See link: https://pinnetwork.ca/young-professionals-board/

See pdf: YPOB Pilot Program 

“Contributing to the function and process of a well established board has been an invaluable learning experience for me as a young professional. The integration of young people into community boards is so important for increasing the diversity of boards and the YPOB program provides an excellent and supportive pathway for young people to step into leadership positions within their community.”  Lindsey Thomson, PSA sponsored YPOB Rep 2017

 

 
Hustle in the New Year at the PSA Member Networking Event!
Gryphons Basketball Double Header vs. Brock
January 16, Athletic Centre, Bird Elinesky Schuett VIP Suite
 
Your $15.00 Ticket Includes:
  • VIP Suite Reception with light Buffet
  • Two games
  • Tour of new Guelph Gryphons Athletic Centre
  • Cash Bar available
5:30 pm VIP Suite Reception
6:00 pm Women’s Game
8:00 pm Men’s Game
 
 
Two Ticket Limit, PSA Member + Guest
Click the Attachment to Save the Date.

After recent mediation, the University, UGFA, USW and the PSA (along with OANUE) are moving forward with the University Pension Plan. The next phase of this project is the educational phase which will be followed by the consent process in March 2019.

The University is granting pension plan members (P&M) the necessary time to attend.

Friday, December 14th at 12:00 pm, Peter Clark Hall, University Centre - Central Campus

Please RSVP to psa@uoguelph.ca

For more information, read the UPP material and consult the PSA website (https://www.uoguelph.ca/psa/documentsresources/university-pension-plan-ontario-upp), the University website (https://www.uoguelph.ca/hr/university-pension-plan-upp) or the UPP website (http://www.universitypension.ca/)

"The Art of Negotiation" Oct 2, 12:00-1:00 pm Science Complex #1511

Cherolyn R. Knapp - Nelson, Watson LLP, Guelph, Ontario

Success as a leader requires you to negotiate with team members, stakeholders, clients, lenders, suppliers and superiors. Yet many of us lack confidence in how negotiation works and how to negotiate competently for desired results. As a litigation lawyer, Cherolyn Knapp has built a career around negotiating successfully on behalf of clients and advising clients on conducting their own fruitful negotiations.

Here’s what you will learn in this dynamic workshop:

  • 1. Surprising truths about the cost of failing to negotiate
  • 2. Insights into misperceptions and barriers that prevent us from entering the negotiation arena
  • 3. Practical tips for building on your own strengths to develop negotiation strategies

Click on the Calendar file below to Save the Date

RSVP now for the annnual PSA Kick Off Lunch! psa@uoguelph.ca

All P&M invited to attend.

Join us for P&M networking, buffet lunch & PSA updates 2018/19

Peter Clark Hall, UC 11:45 – 1:15 pm

vegetarian & gluten-free options available

Please RSVP for catering #’s by Friday Sept 20

Click on the appointment below to save this to your Calendar.

The Professional Staff Association has been working with HR Learning & Development to bring a session to learn about GOAL 2.0 - a simpler, more impactful and evidence-based framework for supporting employee success.

June 25th, 2018
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Rozanski 103 - Please note room change!
 
If you cannot attend in person the session will be available through Adobe at: http://uoguelph.adobeconnect.com/psagoal2/
 
Linda Watt , Director of Learning and Development will provide a brief overview of GOAL 2.0 including the many resources available for you to learn and practice this new approach. This will be followed by an open Q&A.
 
The University of Guelph is committed to improve life. This valuable commitment necessitates the nurturing of a learning and work environment that inspires people to do their best work. Consistent and effective leadership and management practices that support performance success is critical. For this purpose, the UofG has modernized its performance success framework.

 If you would like to learn more please register at https://www.uoguelph.ca/learningmatters/eventreg/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=1281

 

Congratulations to our AGM Door Prize Winners!

July 22 Alumni Event, Blue Jays tickets - Sascha Tuuha, Program Manager, Animal Ethics and Compliance, Animal Care Services

TFC tickets July 1 - Caroline Duvieusart-Dery – Knowledge Mobilization Coordinator at CESI (Community Engaged Scholarship Institute)

PSA membership ($120.00 gift card of choice) - Geoffrey Quan - Business Development Advisor at University of Guelph, Laboratory Services Division, Agriculture and Food Laboratory

TFC jersey - Larry Banks from Dept. of Math and Stats,  Manager, Scientific Computing Systems  

Now Free!
The PSA is hosting an outdoor movie at the Arboretum for PSA Members!
The people's choice is E.T. the Extra-Terestrial !
June 16 on the Arboretum West Lawn, rain location Arboretum Auditorium, "Doors Open" at 8:00 pm.
Bring your blankets, lawn chairs, favourite movie friends and kids!
 
Tickets:
Free!
Please let us know if you are coming. Use this Eventbrite Link with the Password psamovie: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/psa-outdoor-movie-night-et-the-extra-terrestrial-tickets-46410871165
Or Contact the PSA Office psa@uoguelph.ca
 
 
One ticket holder in your group must be a PSA Member. Limit of 10 Tickets per Member.
 
Please bring:
  • Something to sit on
  • Something to drink. Beverages will not be available or provided.
  • Dress for the outdoor weather (rain location is Arboretum Auditorium)
  • Bug repellent
  • Your friends and family, all Adults must have a ticket (please let us know of any children under 12 attending)
 

FAQs

 

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

All children under 18 must be accompanied by an Adult.

One person in the group must be a PSA member.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Parking is free, please park in designated parking areas close to the Arboretum Centre. Access parking lot from College Avenue, last entrance on the south side before Victoria Road if coming from the East. Or first entrance on the south side of College if coming from Victoria Road.

What can I bring into the event?

No Alcoholic Beverages.

Please Bring; something to drink (no beverages available), something to sit on, dress for the weather, only food available is popcorn, bug repellent.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

email: psa@uoguelph.ca

call 519-824-4120 ext. 56994

 

What's the refund policy?

Anyone who bought a ticket at $5.00 will be refunded.

In case of rain, movie will be shown in the Arboretum Auditorium.

 

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