EASE participants gain knowledge

Participants in the 2010 Education for Administrative Support Employees (EASE) sessions took advantage of the opportunity to boost their knowledge during the 10-week training program, which is designed to provide new administrative support staff with the tools to perform their jobs effectively.

At the beginning of the program, the EASE class was given a surprise pre-test during their first meeting to benchmark their level of knowledge. The pre-test scores averaged 58%. At the conclusion of the training sessions, they took a second test to assess progress and knowledge gain, and the scores averaged 94%.

Session topics included basic department internal controls, business writing skills, communication skills, diversity, professional image, purchasing, time management, travel and the employment process.

Participating in EASE 2010 were:

Ra'Sheda Boddie, Holmes Cultural Diversity Center

Mariquita Boone, Division of Business Research

Shonda Cumberland, Computer Science and Engineering

Janice High, Research Support

Trish Mohan, Police

Melinda Moore, AOCE

Tammy Scott, Plant and Soil Sciences

Laura Amye Smith, Life Sciences & Biotechnology Inst

Kelly Wilkerson, FWRC - Wildlife and Fisheries

Sierra Williams, FWRC - Forest Products

The next EASE program is scheduled for this fall. Participants will be invited in August. For more information, please contact Adrienne Morris at morris@hrm.msstate.edu or (662) 325-3713.

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