Supervisor Essentials Series
The Supervisor Essentials Series is designed to enhance organizational effectiveness by improving the skill and knowledge base of those with supervisory and management responsibilities.
Developed in response to on-going demand for targeted, timely and job-related training, the sessions target very specific and practical skills allowing supervisors to learn quickly and effectively, while spending very little time off the job. Sessions are designed to deliver "aha" moments that change behavior and build capacity.
Whether you are a new or veteran supervisor or manager, team leader, or department HR Liaison, you will find these sessions a refreshing and time-efficient opportunity to enhance your existing skills or learn new ways of achieving success through the effective management of people, policies, and processes.
All the classes are scheduled in the University Services Building (Room 214). We invite you to explore our Supervisor Essentials classes listed below. Please come back and visit this site often, as additional sessions may be introduced.
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Please direct comments or questions to Chelle Brody
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Session Titles & Descriptions
Dates and Times
Supervisor Essentials Series
|Meetings! Meetings! Meetings!|
Class description: Meetings are necessary, unavoidable, useful, and occasionally interminable. But there are ways to increase the efficiency and productivity of the meetings you run. In this session you will learn about different types of meetings and how to plan for and moderate effective meetings. This session will include thirty minutes of meeting time for practicing new skills. This session will require the completion of pre-work.
|• 01/15/2014; 8:30 AM-11:30 AM|
|Resolving Conflict Through Negotiation|
Class description: Conflict can become a creative tool when the goal is to reach effective agreements. In this session you will learn how to resolve differences using principled negotiation techniques developed by the Harvard Negotiation Project. This collaborative problem-solving approach is focused on basic interests, mutually satisfying options, and improved relationships, all for a wise agreement and good outcome.
|• 01/30/2014; 8:30 AM-10:00 AM|
Class description: Workplace conflict is an unavoidable consequence of professional life. In this session, participants will learn the causes and costs of workplace conflicts and strategies for channeling the conflict energy for positive results.
|• 02/18/2014; 8:30 AM-10:30 AM|
|Effective Use of Progressive Discipline When Feedback Isn't Enough|
Class description: There are times when coaching fails to turn things around and there are times when coaching is not even appropriate. When that becomes clear, it may be time for progressive discipline. In this session, participants will practice taking formal action. Participants will learn how to document concerns, and what disciplinary action is appropriate in a given situation. This session requires participants be familiar with CS Policy 403: Disciplinary Action.
|• 03/04/2014; 8:30 AM-10:30 AM|
|Communication Skills for Supervisors|
Class description: Productive and regular communication is essential for organizations to perform at high levels. In this highly-interactive session, we will explore how to have tough conversations, provide encouragement and recognition, respond to different communication styles, and advocate for your unit with upper level management.
|• 03/25/2014; 8:30 AM-10:30 AM|
|The FML/ADA Connection|
Class description: The Family Medical Leave Act and The Americans with Disabilities Act are laws designed, among other purposes, to protect the employment rights of individuals with medical conditions that require leave or other workplace adjustments to perform effectively in their jobs. The requirements of these laws often intersect with extended leaves of absence and return to work issues. A panel with representation from Human Resources, the Office of General Counsel, and the Disability Resource Center will discuss some of the challenges that arise for supervisors in managing these issues.
|• 04/08/2014; 8:30 AM-10:30 AM|
|Fostering a Positive Work Environment|
Class description: The culture of your department is your responsibility. Your staff needs to trust you as their supervisor and should have pride in their work and for their workplace. Come learn the concepts of establishing trust, developing good communication, setting expectations, and motivating staff to create an environment that is positive, supportive, and truly functional.
|• 04/22/2014; 8:30 AM-10:30 AM|