GBAS Fall Institute 2017

Respect Works Here

Check out the amazing day we have planned for you!

Date: Wednesday, November 29, 2017
Location: Emerson Alumni Hall, President’s ballroom
Time: 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Parking: North Lawn of the Stadium. Reserved spaces will be available just north of the UF Stadium off Gale Lemerand Drive. With an Orange decal, you may also park in the O’Connell Center.

The GBAS Institute is a professional development opportunity that includes general sessions and break-out sessions. The Institute is designed to support a culture of continuous learning and professional growth for business administrators at UF. Participants will engage in a group discussions, interactive activities and cross-campus networking.

The event begins with coffee and networking at 8:00 a.m. (no breakfast)

To register for the GBAS Fall Institute, select the morning general session (everyone attends the same session). Then select ONE topic for the afternoon session. No selection is needed for lunch. Just two selections this time.

General Session

8:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
Guest Speaker:
Jodi Gentry, Vice President of Human Resource Services


Morning General Session (no choice)

9:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.

Please click the registration link below to register for the General Session. From within myTraining, click the Register button, select the general session and then click Next, then Submit. (We want you to register for the general session so your attendance will be on your transcript and you will be able to receive SHRM credit.)


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General Session: Respect Works Here
Engage in conversations with your GBAS community as we explore Incivility and Bullying behaviors in the workplace. Participants will learn to recognize the variations in behavior from incivility to bullying to harassment. In this discussion-based session, Catherine Mattice Zundel of Civility Partners will guide us through ways to respond in the moment and strategies that allow you to coach those you supervise.

During the general session, you will discover specific skills for conversing in these difficult situations and practice with your peers. 

Afternoon Break Out Session (Choose Only One)

1:00 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.

Please click the registration link below to select your desired afternoon breakout session. From within myTraining, click the Register button and choose the desired session from the list, click Next, then Submit.

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Session 1 Sponsored Programs – Big Picture: Grants for Business Administrators

Grants for Non-grants Administrators

Facilitators: Stephanie Gray and Tiffany Schmidt

Are you a department administrator that is tasked with spending on grants? But NOT the grants person or research administrator? Explore how to help your department manage grant funded spending and administer research projects. Join our Office of Research experts for an introduction to grants terminology, processes and best practices. Learn tips to assist with fiscal, payroll, effort concerns and how to get your grants set-up correctly.

Session 2 UF Foundation – Pledges, Gifts and Endowments

Discover the world of the UF Foundation and how it connects with you

Facilitators: Karen Rice, Joe Mandernach, and Alan West

The Gator Good is no accident. To serve, teach, and discover requires champions — advocates who espouse the cause. Join this session and learn how the UF Foundation connects private donors with their passions at the university to support the Gator Good. How does the Foundation structure and administer their financial and human resources processes and how do those processes connect to your role as a business administrator and the work you do here at UF?


Session 3 Human Resources Leadership – Inclusive Leadership

Explore how leaders cultivate inclusiveness and create a thriving team culture

Facilitator: Bob Parks

We know that leaders have a significant impact on creating a culture of inclusiveness within a team or department. In this session, we will explore the foundational elements of inclusive leadership. What does it look like? How does the leader cultivate her or his own inclusiveness and, even more important, create a team environment where the contributions of all members are valued and nurtured?


Core Office Updates

  • Mike McKee – CFO Update
  • Kenneth Allen – UF Emergency Management
  • Ron Anderson – UF Ombuds Program
  • Barb Mitola – GBAS Update


Registration Closes on November 13.

For more information:
Gwynn Cadwallader

UF Training & Organizational Development