Career/Life Digest

Programming that benefits you at home and at work

Grandparents Day at Cornell Cinema: Saturday, March 25, 10:00 a.m., Willard Straight Hall, featuring "The Secret Life of Pets." Early arrival is recommended! Free for Cornell retirees/current employees and their grandchildren (limit 2 adults, 4 children). Free popcorn & beverages, special appearance by Touchdown the Bear, and door prizes -- including a week of Cornell Athletics Cubs camp (value $300). Pre-registration is required.

Employee Bowling Blast Tournament: Saturday, April 8, 12:00 pm, Helen Newman Bowling Center. $25 per pair. Bring friends and co-workers for some friendly competition! Pick up entry forms at Helen Newman Bowling Center or contact Cheryl McGraw, for info and registration. Sponsored by the Cornell Recreation Connection. Warm up your bowling skills at "Get the Ball Rolling" on Tuesday, April 4 -- see details below. 

Community and Culture

URGENT CALL FOR MORE DONORS - Winter Storm causes loss of 225 drives and over 6800 donations! Call 1-800 RED CROSS or visit WALK-INS ALWAYS WELCOME. Please remember your ID. 

  • Tuesday, March 21, 10:00 am to 3:00 pm, Noyes Comm. Ctr. Gym. To make your appointment: CLICK HERE
  • Tuesday, March 28, 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Sage Hall Atrium. To make your appointment: CLICK HERE

Get Your Green Back Tompkins presents the Energy Navigators Program to help answer questions about going solar, incentives to make your home more energy efficient, and how you could benefit. Additional resources for food, transportation, and waste are also available here.  

AgStravaganza!Saturday, April 1, 2017, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM. Learn about local agriculture at this FREE fun, family event! There will be educational exhibits and lots of farm-themed games, crafts and activities. Don't miss ice cream with the Dairy Princess and spin the Wheel O'Dairy and tasting some local foods. There will be tons of children’s activities: make a clothespin critter, plant a seed, make a cow puppet,  play in the corn box, pet a bunny and check out baby chicks, watch some well-trained dogs at work! 

Join “Kick the Cup” Coffee Events during RecycleMania! Every Wednesday now through April 1st, 10am-12 noon, on Ho Plaza. Help Cornell win in the national RecycleMania competition! Did you know disposable coffee cups on campus are not recyclable? Remember, you can bring your reusable mug to Cornell Dining locations across campus for discounts year-round!

Get The Ball Rolling at the Helen Newman Bowling Center: Tuesday, April 4, 12:00pm. $5 per person, includes pizza! Pick up registration forms at Helen Newman Bowling Center, or contact Cheryl McGraw, for info and registration. Sponsored by the Cornell Recreation Connection.



Enjoy a Colonoscopy – Message from Beth McKinney, Director of Cornell Wellness: "March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month and if you are aged 50 or older, it’s time for your colonoscopy. Colon cancer is one of the most treatable cancers, but you have to take a look inside to reduce your risk. There is another test you can do at home, but the colonoscopy is better. Feel free to contact me if you’d like to discuss."

Get involved in Cornell research, and keep the pounds off: Preventing age-related weight gain could be as simple as weighing yourself every day. Staff volunteers, ages 20 to 40 are being sought for a study testing this quick and effortless method. Scale will be provided — simply step on it each morning at home to automatically record your weight. Volunteers can earn up to $70. Contact Anna Sewall at

Celebrate Earth Day in April with Sustainability Events: Join dozens of sustainability events as we celebrate Earth Day and our commitment to a healthy and just planet all month long.  Attend the CSA Fair and learn more about local food purchasing options or a Go Solar event on how to finance & power your home with renewable energy, attend a lecture in the Climate Change Series, and more! Search the Cornell Events calendar for Sustainability events.

Community Supported Agriculture (CSA's): Sign Up For Farm Shares! Cornell Wellness is working with Cornell Cooperative Extension to help our employees eat more healthfully, our farmers to reach more people with local foods, and to benefit our community in general. In addition to on campus deliveries, there are many CSA’s in our area that might have pick up locations closer to your home, too. View all CSAs. Or, check out this handy fruit & vegetable CSA brochure. For more information, visit: 



Preparing for Baby Series: (Spring 2017) This workshop series will help you sort through all the information available to new parents and guide you in making the best decisions for your family. All workshops are 4:00-5:30 pm, 140 East Hill Office Building. See schedule and register for one or more of the programs. The first program will be Friday, March 22: "Being Pregnant: What you need to know from nutrition to healthcare."

Ithaca Youth Bureau: Monday, March 27 from 12:00-1:00 pm at 224 Weill Hall. Got School Aged Kids? Looking for summer or school year activities? Register. IYB has a variety of summer and school year activities available for youth ages 4-19, from summer camp, sports, youth employment, expressive arts, outdoor adventure, swimming lessons, to family fun! Come learn about our programs, how to register, how teens can get involved with Youth Employment Service opportunities, how to volunteer, and how to apply for program scholarships. Attendees will receive a copy of our I-Playbook which lists our summer programs and registration information!

Toddlers to Tweens: A Conversation about Nutrition and Healthy Habits: Thursday, April 6, 12:00-1:00 pm, G08 Uris Hall. Nutrition, lifestyle, supplementation, nourishing/ preventative herbal therapies, and aromatherapy will be addressed in this forum on child health. Bring your questions and your lunch for this informative session. Register



How to Pay for Long Term Care: Wednesday, March 22, 12:00-1:00 pm, 224 Weill Hall. This talk will address the various options for receiving and paying for long term care, and include a discussion of options such as long term care insurance and Medicaid, as well as relevant estate planning documents. Register

Caregiver Support & Education Network Meetings: Questions? Contact Eileen McCoy Whang,

  • General Discussion and Sharing: Thursday, April 20, 2017, 12-1:00 p.m., 221 Weill Hall. No registration needed

In-Home Care: Wednesday, April 26, 201712-1:00 p.m., 224 Weill Hall. Register. Topics addressed will include: Where do you start to find out the options, differences between licensed agencies and certified agencies, differences between Companion Services and Home Health Aide Services, differences between private hires and agency employees, managing care from a different state or distance from your loved one. Presenter: Teresa Nix, CSA.

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Tuition Aid/Extramural Workshop: March 21, 2017 from 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. at 140 EHOB. Did you know that as a benefits-eligible employee, you can enroll for up to four credits every semester at Cornell and have the tuition costs waived?  Did you know that you can take job-related courses for credit or workshops at institutions outside of Cornell and receive a partial reimbursement?  This workshop will review these benefits and how easy it is to use them. Please register by emailing:

Undergraduate Employee Degree Program Workshop: March 23, 2017 from 10 – 11 a.m. at 140 EHOB. Maybe you’ve thought about getting a bachelor’s degree at Cornell but didn’t think it was possible while you work.  This workshop will help to guide you through the possibilities of completing a degree and receiving free tuition while working.  Representatives from Benefit Services and Undergraduate Admissions will lead the discussion. Please register by emailing:

Graduate Employee Degree Program Workshop: March 29, 2017 from 11 – 12:30 p.m. at 140 EHOB. Getting a graduate degree while you work may not be as difficult as you’ve imagined.  As a participant in the Employee Degree Program, your tuition is provided.  Find out more about the application process and over 94 graduate programs available. Representatives from Benefit Services and the Graduate School will lead the discussion.  Please register by emailing:

Cornell Children’s Tuition Scholarship (CCTS) Program: April 26, 2017, 9:30 – 11:00 a.m., 140 EHOB. Do you have a student who is graduating this fall?  If eligible, your student could receive funds that will help with the cost of college tuition.  Reps from Benefit Services and Financial Aid will provide information on how the process works and review frequently asked questions.  Email to register.



Fidelity presents: Social Security: Your Questions Answered: A webcast targeted to participants age 50 and over, covering how to maximize one's Social Security benefits to get the most out of the program.  Two choices:  Tuesday, April 4 at 1:00 pm or Thursday, April 6 at 1:00 pm.  Click here to register.

Fidelity presents: Debt: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly: A webcast targeted to participants under age 50, exploring how debt plays a role in one's total financial picture – from paying for education to owning a home or car. Two choices:  Wednesday, March 29 at 1:00 pm orThursday, March 30 at 1:00 pm.  Click here to register.

TIAA Webinars: Join TIAA for live webinars on real world financial education from January through March. Topics span spending, saving, planning, investing and living, and include socially responsible investing, estate planning, and more. 

Career Development

WORKJOY: A mindfulness program for Cornell employees - Monday, March 27, 8:30 AM – 4 PM; EHP 345 Training Room or Tuesday, March 28, 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM 102 Mann Library  $400. WorkJoy is a call to reduce stress, burnout, and to bring joy, meaning and satisfaction into day-to-day work. The program is uniquely designed for Cornell employees who want to learn about mindfulness and meditation and how to apply this knowledge and practice wisdom at work.

Executive Harold D Craft Leadership Program:  April 3-7, 2017. The 5-day “Executive Harold D. Craft Leadership Program” (EHDCLP), focuses on leadership within the Cornell culture. Executive HDCLP is the HDCLP for Band H, I and un-banded staff. It is designed to provide managers and faculty with the self-awareness, skills, tools, action plans, and commitment to lead their organizations in meeting new challenges.

Hourly Employees & Workplace Flexibility: Legal/Policy Issues & Best Practices: A program for supervisors. Tuesday, April 11, 20172-3:00 p.m. - Register. Log-in details will be provided the day prior. In this session we will explore regulations, what they mean in day-to-day practice, and how you can support the principles of flexibility in a strategic manner. Note: This program will focus solely on the supervisor perspective. Employees interested in learning about workplace flexibility are encouraged to contact Michelle at or 255-5298. 

Administrative Academy

View the complete Administrative Academy course catalog in CULearn.

ETHICS AT CORNELL: HOW DO I CONTRIBUTE Elective: Tuesday, March 28, 1 – 4 PM; EHP 345 Training Room  $35

CRUCIAL CONVERSATIONS Elective: April 4 – 5, 9 AM – 4:30 PM; EHP 345 Training Room  $325

Management Academy

View the complete Management Academy course catalog and register at CULearn.

UNDERSTANDING THE BUSINESS OF HIGHER EDUCATION Elective: Tuesday, March 28, 9 AM – 12 PM; EHP 345 Training Room  $50

HOW TO CREATE EFFECTIVE PRESENTATIONS Elective: Thursday, March 30, 9 AM – 12 PM; EHP 345 Training Room  $50

ETHICS AT CORNELLCore: Thursday, March 30, 1 – 4 PM; EHP 345 Training Room  $50

Inclusive Excellence Academy

Cornell University’s Inclusive Excellence Academy offers programs designed to advance an inclusive educational environment and workplace. 

Principles of Dialogue: Having Difficult Conversations in the Workplace: Monday, April 10, 2017  1 – 2:30 p.m. This workshop will focus on the development and use of tools used in Intergroup Dialogue to participate in meaningful dialogue, particularly in the workplace. Among the topics covered will be tools for active listening, listening with empathy, responding to triggers, and listening for understanding. Register Here!

Save the Date – Leading Across Generations Wednesday: April 12, 2017  1 – 2:30 p.m. With more generations than ever now in the workplace together, managers and leaders are challenged with addressing each generation's preferences in communications styles, expectations of their employer, and priorities. This workshop will focus on establishing the Cornell-specific context for generations in the workplace and the new challenges this brings for the institution. Registration details to be posted soon!


Executive Leadership: Becoming an executive leader requires a broad skill set, ensuring you’re ready to handle any challenge. Whether you work at a small company or a global organization, this certificate gives you the perspective needed to develop a broader understanding of effective decision making, managing across cultures, and identifying the impact of financial performance on your business. Visit your eCornell portal to enroll:

Franklin Covey Courses

Cornell is licensed to offer several Franklin Covey courses for faculty and staff, focusing on personal and organizational leadership, execution, productivity, and trust.  These courses specialize in performance improvement and help organizations achieve results that require a change in human behavior.  These award-winning training programs are offered at a substantial discount from the public/retail price. Click here for a list of course offerings, detailed course information and outlines, dates and registration. Training Courses

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Busting Bureaucracy: If you want to build a company that's fit for the future, you need to be a leader and an innovator. This course outlines what you can do to bust bureaucracy—whatever your role and whatever your position.


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Technical Training

For current IT Training classes:  To see a complete listing of technical training resources, go to The current versions of office productivity training are Office 2016 (Access, Excel, OneNote, Outlook, PowerPoint, & Word), SharePoint Online, and Adobe CC (Dreamweaver, InDesign, Illustrator & Photoshop). Other versions are possible to have scheduled based upon unit need. To receive training announcements, send an email with the subject: join to Have a question?  Contact

Remedy MyIT/Work Order Management: Basic Training   Mar. 22; 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.; 112 Mann; No Fee 

Administering Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) and Intune - Custom for Cornell CIT Apr. 5-7; 8:30am–4:30pm, each day; 120 Maple; $1375

Remedy Incident Management: Basic Training  Apr. 12; 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.; 112 Mann; No Fee 

Drupal 8 What's New   Apr. 20; 10:00 a.m. – 12:00p.m.; 120 Maple; $59 

Time-Saving Microsoft Outlook Calendar Tips, Tricks & Shortcuts for PC Users  Apr. 20; 1:00 p.m. – 3:00p.m.; 120 Maple; $59 

OneNote 2016 Apr. 25; 8:30am–4:30pm; 120 Maple; $130

Remedy Problem Management: Basic Training  Apr. 26; 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.; 112 Mann; No Fee 

Excel 2016 Charts, Pivot Tables, Formulas & Functions  Apr. 26; 8:00 a.m. – 12:00p.m.; 120 Maple; $105 

Word 2016 Basic  Apr. 26; 12:30 p.m. – 4:30p.m.; 120 Maple; $105 

Remedy Incident Management: Advanced Training  May 10; 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.; 112 Mann; No Fee 

No-Code SharePoint 2013 Workflows with SharePoint Designer 2013 and Visio May 10-12; 8:30am–4:30pm, each day; 120 Maple; $1225

Skype for Business & Zoom Basics  May 18; 10:00 a.m. – 12:00p.m.; 120 Maple; $59 

Using Microsoft Windows 10  May 18; 1:00 p.m. – 4:00p.m.; 120 Maple; $59 

Remedy Smart IT  May 24; 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.; 112 Mann; No Fee 

Remedy Incident Management: Training for Remedy Local Administrators  June 14; 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.; Carpenter Hall, Accel Green Lab; No Fee 

Drupal 8 Introduction June 21; 8:30am–4:30pm; 120 Maple; $225

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