UAB Shared Values Learning Programs


The UAB Shared Values provide a framework and common language for collaboration and strategic goals that build on our strong foundation. We serve students and patients while recognizing that we are also embedded in a vibrant community. Select the value below to explore learning opportunities that support the UAB Shared Values that propel our institution forward.



  • Integrity

    UAB Shared Value: Integrity
    We act ethically and do what is right.


    Cultural Awareness Building Blocks

    Cultural Awareness Building Blocks provides the framework for gaining a nuanced understanding of the various meanings and the potential impact of, diversity in higher education and the workplace. The session explores the impact of identities in workplace interactions and relationships, and presents strategies and resources to better navigate and embrace cultural difference. Cultural Awareness Building Blocks is the foundational session in in the series of four classes required to achieve the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Certificate, and/or the faculty CTL Global Awareness Certificate.



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  • Respect

    UAB Shared Value: Respect
    We treat others with courtesy and civility.


    Cultural Awareness Building Blocks

    Cultural Awareness Building Blocks provides the framework for gaining a nuanced understanding of the various meanings and the potential impact of, diversity in higher education and the workplace. The session explores the impact of identities in workplace interactions and relationships, and presents strategies and resources to better navigate and embrace cultural difference. Cultural Awareness Building Blocks is the foundational session in in the series of four classes required to achieve the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Certificate, and/or the faculty CTL Global Awareness Certificate.



    Emotional Intelligence

    Emotions play a role in how we interact with others in the workplace. Do you easily recognize your own emotions as well as others? Come learn how to reframe your emotions and adapt to the situations you encounter. You can improve your emotional intelligence.



    Intentional Communication: Trust

    Be trustworthy and take steps to build trust. Key takeaways include recognizing the role trust plays in effective communication, defining the characteristics that build and erode trust, identifying your inherent trust level, developing behaviors that engender trustworthiness, self-assessment for trust level, case study and real play, and action plan with follow-up.



    Intentional Communication: Listening

    Learn to build relationships, value the worth of others, clarify understanding, and avoid rushing to judgement. Key takeaways include recognizing the role listening plays in effective communication, defining the characteristics of effective listening, identifying the barriers to effective listening, identifying your listening strengths and opportunities, using active listening skills to engage and connect with others, defining triggers that prevent you from listening well, and participating in multi-day listening challenge.



    Intentional Communication: Feedback

    Gain the keys to effective communication to foster learning and growth of self and others, aligning your behavior with your intentions. Key takeaways include recognizing the role of feedback in effective communication and personal development, identifying approaches that promote giving and receiving effective feedback, identifying strategies to solicit constructive feedback, using tools to practice giving and receiving effective feedback, planning for courageous conversations, and learning about the SBI Feedback model to provide effective feedback and the Johari Window to receive feedback.



    Navigating Difficult Conversations Part 1: Identifying & Planning the Conversation

    Difficult conversations are bound to occur for all of us. Sometimes you know you should talk to someone, but you don’t. Maybe you’ve tried and it didn’t go well. Or maybe you are afraid that talking will make the situation worse. You feel stuck, and you’d like to clear up any misunderstanding so you can use your energy for more useful purposes. What does it take to identify those challenging situations effectively? What does it take to foster a respectful dialogue, and create an alignment of goals? This learning program evaluates the roots of what make conversations difficult and how to prepare for a successful outcome. It also provides actionable strategies that increase trust, improve team relationships, increase confidence, and empower you to constructively open dialogue with anyone, about almost anything.



    Navigating Difficult Conversations Part 2: Holding the Conversation

    Due to our basic need for acceptance, it can be hard to confront someone about a touchy or uncomfortable topic. Avoiding or delaying a difficult conversation can hurt your relationships and create other negative outcomes. If you dread discord, the best way to resolve things is sooner than later. These conversations can be managed with a basic understanding and some simple techniques such as using compassion, understanding and self-awareness. You will soon learn to dive into these tough talks by reframing your thoughts and your responses.



    Title IX: Prevent Sexual Violence Together

    This course is designed to teach all employees how to identify, address, and prevent forms of sex-based discrimination. Prevent Sexual Violence Together examines how sexual violence, intimate partner violence, and stalking affects campus communities. Some of the story-based examples may be disturbing. If you feel the need to take a break from the learning module or are unable to complete it, please contact the Title IX Office and request an alternative assignment.



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  • Diversity & Inclusiveness

    UAB Shared Value: Diversity & Inclusiveness
    Everybody counts every day. We actively seek varied perspectives in our decision-making.


    Title IX: Prevent Sexual Violence Together

    This course is designed to teach all employees how to identify, address, and prevent forms of sex-based discrimination. Prevent Sexual Violence Together examines how sexual violence, intimate partner violence, and stalking affects campus communities. Some of the story-based examples may be disturbing. If you feel the need to take a break from the learning module or are unable to complete it, please contact the Title IX Office and request an alternative assignment.



    Cultural Awareness Building Blocks

    Cultural Awareness Building Blocks provides the framework for gaining a nuanced understanding of the various meanings and the potential impact of, diversity in higher education and the workplace. The session explores the impact of identities in workplace interactions and relationships, and presents strategies and resources to better navigate and embrace cultural difference. Cultural Awareness Building Blocks is the foundational session in in the series of four classes required to achieve the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Certificate, and/or the faculty CTL Global Awareness Certificate.



    Unconscious Bias

    Bias is a "personal, sometimes unreasoned judgement" that can provide unconscious and often erroneous information. Understanding how our personal and cultural biases influence our decision-making and interpersonal interactions is an important step to reducing unconscious bias. Unconscious Bias is the fourth in the series of five classes required to achieve the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Certificate, or the faculty CTL Global Awareness Certificate.



    SafeZone

    The SafeZone program offers LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer/Questioning) awareness training is designed for all UAB faculty and staff. This two-hour session provides an opportunity to learn about identities, terminology, concepts of gender and sexuality, and ways to create a welcoming and inclusive campus. Participants will also be able to sign up to receive a SafeZone trained sticker to communicate their LGBTQ friendliness, although this is not a requirement of the session. SafeZone is third in the series of five classes required to achieve the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Certificate, and/or the faculty CTL Global Awareness Certificate.



    Bystander Intervention

    Bystander behavior has been the focus of social psychological research for over four decades. Originally developed to reduce the incidence of sexual assault and sexual violence on college campuses, the bystander model is now also used for noticing and intervening with harassing behaviors related to bullying and discrimination of all kinds. Bystander Intervention is the fifth in the series of five classes required to achieve the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Certificate, and/or the faculty CTL Global Awareness Certificate.



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  • Collaboration

    UAB Shared Value: Collaboration
    We trust each other and work cooperatively across disciplinary boundaries in the spirit of shared governance.


    The Resilient Team: Team Player

    This program will cover if and when to team, benefits of teaming, team models and team resources. This session is ideal for new teams and helpful if you are re-calibrating your existing team. Learn the language of teams so that you can visualize a high performing team and create an environment where members have clear direction and excitement for the road ahead.



    The Resilient Team: Team Goals

    Without goals, there is no team. Goals drive behavior. They clarify what we are working toward. So why are goals so hard? This session will help you pull your team together and make your project more rewarding by establishing clear goals and finding ways to keep them top of mind.



    The Resilient Team: Team Accountability & Results

    In this course we will look at what improves accountability in a team. By setting clear expectations, roles and goals, your team can achieve great things together. It is important to celebrate as a team the good work and key accomplishments.



    The Resilient Team: Managing Expectations

    A key part of effective teaming is managing expectations. What are the deliverable's and due dates? How can you influence the project plan? This session will help you clarify commitments, discuss them with team members and stakeholders and increase your confidence about negotiating and navigating expectations to find solutions that work for you, your team and UAB.



    The Resilient Team: Team Collaboration

    Participants will work through collaboration roadblocks and build a path forward. Through case studies and examples, participants will analyze collaboration issues and leave with tools for improving collaboration in their own work area.



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  • Excellence & Achievement

    UAB Shared Value: Excellence & Achievement
    We constantly innovate, solve problems and improve ourselves and others through learning.


    Managing Your Priorities

    Multiple tasks and competing priorities, are common it today’s work place whether remote, hybrid or fully in an office setting. In this session you will learn and discuss techniques to prioritize your tasks, organize your work space, set boundaries, manage interruption’s and overcome procrastination. You will leave this session with tools to manage your priorities and take action.

  • Stewardship

    UAB Shared Value: Stewardship
    Fiscal and environmental sustainability guide our decisions.


    Using Axiom Software to Build the Fiscal Year Budget

    This course explains how to use the Axiom Budgeting Software system. Topics of discussion include: accessing and navigating the Axiom system; understanding the plan file layout, building budgets for labor, expenses, and revenue; and creating transfers.



    BuyUAB Training

    This training course is intended for new users of BuyUAB. BuyUAB is a new eProcurement system which allows employees to access and shop from contracted vendors using a UAB purchasing card (P-Card).



    Understanding Payroll and Labor Distributions in the Oracle HR and Finance System

    In this course, we will overview the importance of payroll and labor distribution. Topics covered will include the following: the ORACLE ACT document, the UAB Payroll process, labor costs and how they are distributed to fund employee assignments, proactive management of labor costs and corrective management of labor costs using available Oracle resources.

  • Accountability

    UAB Shared Value: Accountability
    We are answerable to each other and act with the best interests of the university in mind.


    UAB Enterprise Code of Conduct

    The UAB Enterprise Code of Conduct demonstrates UAB's Values in Action. Building on UAB's core values of integrity, respect, service, and collaboration, the Code includes eight standards of behavior that are expected of all UAB community members. It is intended to be used as a framework for guiding ethical decisions and a reference tool when evaluating best next steps.



    Giving and Receiving Feedback

    Managing others requires evaluation and response. Effective feedback allows managers to guide employees back on track, acknowledge and encourage employees who are performing well, and sustain good performance. When feedback doesn’t connect with the employee, and we miss our mark as a manager. This program provides a straightforward model that focuses on feedback for performance and development. You will have an opportunity to discuss real situations you face, and plan how to use this model with your team.



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To register for these learning opportunities, log into the Campus Learning System and search by program title or click on a registration button above. For additional information on Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) courses, visit the Diversity Education webpage. For information on Learning & Development (L&D) courses, visit the Learning Center. For information on Finance courses visit the Financial Affairs Training webpage.