University of Wisconsin–Madison

Events

Recent Events

All UW–Madison employees are invited to attend an informational update on the Title and Total Compensation (TTC) Project.

New information will be shared, so even if you have attended a previous forum, you are encouraged to join us for this event. Get updates on the TTC Project and how it will impact you.

  • Learn about the updated project timeline
  • Find out about progression and promotion
  • Get information about official title notification letters and appeals
  • Bring your questions

February 11–26, 2020: Choose from one of seven sessions at various campus locations and one online forum. One daytime session on Feb. 11 and one late-night session on Feb. 12 will be facilitated in English, Spanish, Hmong, Tibetan, Mandarin, and Nepali.

All Campus Daytime Sessions

Tuesday, Feb 11, 1:30–3:00 p.m.
Gordon Dining and Event Center; Multiple rooms, please see signage
English, Spanish, Hmong, Tibetan, Mandarin, Nepali

Wednesday, Feb 12, 1–2:30 p.m.
Gordon Dining and Event Center, Concerto/Overture rooms
English only

Monday, Feb 17, 1–2:30 p.m.
Gordon Dining Event Center, Symphony room
English only

Tuesday, Feb 18, 1–2:30 p.m
Health Sciences Learning Center (HSLC), 1306
English only

Wednesday, Feb 19, 9–10:30 a.m.
Memorial Union, Great Hall
English only

Thursday, Feb 20, 10:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m. 
Health Sciences Learning Center (HSLC), 1306
English only

Wednesday, Feb 26, 11 a.m.–12:30 p.m. 
Online forum, session link live on day of event: hr.wisc.edu/ttc-live
English only

All Campus Late-Night Sessions

Wednesday, Feb 12, 11 p.m.–12:30 a.m.
Health Sciences Learning Center (HSLC); Multiple rooms, please see signage
English, Spanish, Hmong, Tibetan, Mandarin, Nepali

If you need ASL interpretation or other accommodations, please email ttcstudy@ohr.wisc.edu as soon as possible.

To view recordings of previous all campus forums, visit the TTC Project Resource Library.

Any questions from employees can be sent to ttcstudy@ohr.wisc.edu. Thank you for your interest and support!

Professional Development

Fully Prepared to Lead

Fully Prepared to Lead is a comprehensive, competency-based development program designed to help individuals master the knowledge, skills, and tools for effective leadership. Participation is free to UW–Madison employees and open to everyone—it is not limited to those in formal supervisory or management roles. Upcoming relevant offerings include:

Understanding and Leading Change

Face-to-Face Communication: Beyond the Basics

Giving and Receiving Constructive Feedback

Thrive@UW–Madison

Thrive@UW–Madison is a series of courses facilitating the development of knowledge, skills, and abilities that support participants in gaining a better understanding of themselves, their organization, and campus. Participation is free to UW–Madison employees. Upcoming relevant offerings include:

Thriving in a Time of Change

Active Listening to Support Effective Communication

Employee Career Development

A critical role of a manager is to support employee growth and development within the work setting. These courses provide an overview of the manager role in the stages of employee career development.

Overview: Managers Supporting Employee Career Development

Creating Time and Space for Employee Career Development

 

Past Events & Training

Employee Benefits and Resource Fair

October 8, 2019

Discussion and in-person sessions offered employees a description the next steps in the TTC project.

July Forums

July 9–11, 2019

New information will be shared, so even if you have attended a previous forum, you are encouraged to join us for this event or watch the recording.

Find out how the project will impact you in the future.

July Forum Presentation Slides (PDF)

July Forum Video (YouTube)

00:00 – Welcome & Project Overview (Chief Human Resource Officer Mark Walters & TTC Consultant Shana Ullsvik)
04:23 – Important Project Clarifications & Timeline (TTC Consultant Shana Ullsvik)
08:00 – Standard Job Descriptions (TTC Manager Brian Steen)
14:48 – Position Descriptions (Compensation and Titling Director Meghan Owens)
21:09 – How Compensation is Determined (Compensation and Titling Director Meghan Owens)
23:12 – Benefits Update (Director of Employee Services Diane Blaskowski)
33:41 – Learning Opportunities & Outreach (TTC Learning Specialist/Instructional Designer Tina Ngo)
39:13 – Wrap Up/Review (TTC Learning Specialist/Instructional Designer Tina Ngo)
43:20 – Questions and Answers Q&A

September Trades Forums

September 26 and 30, 2019

New information about the TTC Project will be shared, including: 

  • Learn about progress to date and next steps
  • Find out how the project will impact you
  • A pay and benefits discussion
  • Bring your questions

The forums are open to all UW–Madison trades employees. No registration is required. Please schedule time with your supervisor to attend.

Trades Forum Presentation Slides (PDF)

April Forums

April 16, 2019 – April 23, 2019

Learn how the TTC Project benefits your UW career, how it helps the university be a more attractive employer, and project next steps.

Much of the content may be review if you’ve attended a previous TTC forum.

April Forum Presentation Slides (PDF)

April Forum Video (YouTube)

00:00 – Welcome
01:05 – Why TTC & Why Now?
16:14 – Titles & Standard Job Descriptions
28:46 – Market Analysis
32:40 – Benefits
37:19 – Learning Opportunities & Outreach
40:01 – Progress & Recap
48:54 – Open Q&A

Employee Benefits and Resource Fair

October 9, 2018

Discussion and in-person sessions offered employees a description of the upcoming Benefits Preferences Survey and the next steps in the TTC project.

Job Description Orientations

April 23 – May 11, 2018

In-person and online sessions gave employees an introduction to the process for creating standard job descriptions.

TTC Fundamentals for HR Representatives

September 21 – October 30, 2018

In-person sessions giving HR reps the knowledge to answer questions, coach, and support employees.

Job Group & Sub-Group Listening Sessions

November 27 – 30, 2017

In-person and online listening sessions offered employees the opportunity to provide input on job groups and sub-groups.

Job Group Forums

September 13 – October 10, 2017

In-person and online sessions for employees to learn about the Title and Total Compensation Project and provide suggestions on job groupings definitions.

Stakeholder Interviews

March 21 – April 13, 2017

In-person sessions for stakeholders to share perspectives on the current approach to titling and total compensation and the desired future state of the program.