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HR Hosts Zoom Meetings for Remote Supervisors to Connect and Learn 

LEXINGTON, Ky. (April 15, 2020) — As many teams work remotely for the foreseeable future, University of Kentucky Human Resources continues to support the well-being of the staff and faculty managing those teams in this transition. 

On Mondays and Wednesdays, HR professionals will host Zoom meetings for supervisors. All supervisors are invited to attend, whether you’re new or experienced with managing remote workers. 

“These Zoom events are a safe space where supervisors can talk to each other,” said Azetta Beatty, HR manager of Work-Life. “As the host, we’ll share tips on an important topic to managing remote workers, but these meetings are about giving supervisors an opportunity to connect, encourage and learn from one another.” 

Upcoming events: 

  • April 15 at 10 a.m. - Knowing when to say “when” 
  • April 20 at 1:30 p.m. - Coping with change using resiliency 
  • April 22 at 10 a.m. - Adapting meetings to a virtual setting 
  • April 27 at 1:30 p.m. - Managing the stress and expectations from home 
  • April 29 at 10 a.m. - Being emotionally wise at work 
  • May 4 at 1:30 p.m. - Caring for your team by striking a balance 
  • May 6 at 10 a.m. - Finding self-care that works 

View the calendar for supervisors for more details about each event. 

HR will continue to share opportunities for supervisors in the email newsletter Supervisor Solutions, which is now delivered every two weeks instead of monthly. 

Additionally, a section for supervisors on the university’s Work Anywhere website continues to be updated with more guides and tips. 

As the state’s flagship, land-grant institution, the University of Kentucky exists to advance the Commonwealth. We do that by preparing the next generation of leaders — placing students at the heart of everything we do — and transforming the lives of Kentuckians through education, research and creative work, service and health care. We pride ourselves on being a catalyst for breakthroughs and a force for healing, a place where ingenuity unfolds. It's all made possible by our people — visionaries, disruptors and pioneers — who make up 200 academic programs, a $476.5 million research and development enterprise and a world-class medical center, all on one campus.   

In 2022, UK was ranked by Forbes as one of the “Best Employers for New Grads” and named a “Diversity Champion” by INSIGHT into Diversity, a testament to our commitment to advance Kentucky and create a community of belonging for everyone. While our mission looks different in many ways than it did in 1865, the vision of service to our Commonwealth and the world remains the same. We are the University for Kentucky.