All staff who can work at home should continue to do so. Only with an explicit request from a supervisor should a staff member return to campus. For more information, review COVID-19 Workplace Guidance.
New Cafe IT and other IT Academy events and training
August 6, 2020
Hosted by the IT Staff Development team, Yale’s IT Academy consists of a robust speaker series, recommended online training offerings, and learning events to support the professional growth and staff development of Yale’s IT community.
Speaker series expands its scope
The IT Academy speaker series aims to create a balance of technical and interpersonal skills in its offerings. Having already established Tech Talks and InfoSec Chats, we are expanding the Speaker Series to now include Café IT, a monthly virtual event to promote discussions and learning around the IT competencies. Think of the IT Academy speaker series as a three-legged stool consisting of technical, cybersecurity, and IT competencies tracks.
Upcoming Café IT events listed below for convenience; please see full description for the August 20 session further in this article.
- Thursday, August 20, at 3:00 p.m.
“Building an Effective Culture” with Head Coach of Yale Football, Tony Reno.
Pre-register for the August 20 session via Yale’s Training Management System (TMS)
- Thursday, October 22, at 3:00 p.m.
“Giving and Receiving Feedback” with Ted Hanss, Associate CIO, Medicine and Health Divisions
Pre-register for the October 22 session in TMS
Note: Login to Yale’s Virtual Private Network (VPN) may be required when registering.
Upcoming Sessions in August 2020
Developer Lunch and Learn: Accessiblity
On Tuesday, August 11, from noon—1:15 p.m., join the Digital Accessibility team for a session on “How to Make your Single Page App (SPA) Accessible.”
Learn tips and tricks for making your single page application accessible. This talk will include a general overview of SPA accessiblity, but will primarily cover React accessiblity.
Pre-register for the August 11 Lunch and Learn training in TMS. Login to Yale’s VPN may be required. The Zoom link will be emailed to individuals registered for the training session.
Café IT: Buliding an Effective Culture
Thursday, August 20
Head Coach of Yale Football, Tony Reno, will speak on the process of building an effective culture within a team setting. He will talk about the importance of supporting team members around you, holding yourself accountable, and doing daily tasks with a purpose.
Pre-register for the August 20 Café IT event in TMS. Login to Yale’s VPN may be required.
Microsoft training: Microsoft Power BI Fundamentals (Level 100)
Thursday, September 17
virtual session via Microsoft Teams
This virtual 90-minute course is facilitated by Microsoft instructors.
Power BI is a collection of software services, apps, and connectors that work together to turn unrelated sources of data into coherent, visually immersive, and interactive insights.
Power BI lets you easily connect to your data sources, visualize what’s important and share with other users in your organization. Once you get started with Power Bi, users will be able to connect and transform your data into dynamic reports and dashboards, self-service analytics, smart tools, secure and compliant.
Pre-register for the September 17 Microsoft Power BI training in TMS. Login to Yale’s VPN may be required.
Online Staff Development training
IT Academy online learning
Check out the ‘new’ training opportunities recently posted on the IT Academy: Recommended Online Training web page including: Microsoft Teams, Project Management, IT Gating, ServiceNow Quick Tips, and Cybersecurity Working From Home Tips.
This resource includes recommended online courses, to enable staff to continue their training and development remotely. IT staff are encouraged to work with their manager to create a personalized development plan.
Check the IT calendar of events for additional details on future Tech Talks, InfoSec Chats, Café IT, and other IT events and training.
Beyond Yale training opportunities
NERCOMP Microsoft Teams training
NERCOMP (NorthEast Regional Computing Program) has recently scheduled a series of training webinars for Microsoft Teams, which are available for free to Yale faculty, staff, and students who register using the University’s affiliation.
Please note: When creating your profile during registration, be sure to choose Yale University (New Haven, CT) as your organization affiliation to ensure you are not charged for attending.
Boston University’s 1-Day Security Camp 2020
On Thursday, August 13, (10:00 a.m.—4:00 p.m.) Boston University in conjunction with NERCOMP is hosting a FREE day long virtual Security Camp. Topics include: Data Loss Prevention, Telecommuting Security, Ransomware, Open Source Intelligence (OSINT), and more. Learn more and register at for the 1-Day Security Camp.