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Courses Offered

Course Descriptions

icon Instructor A Survival Guide to Interviewing
2 Hours
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Ughhhh, interviews… We all think we are great interviewers, but are we really?  In this session, we will break down the interview process so we can become more confident, consistent interviewers.  We will discuss the different types of interview questions, the ones you can and can’t ask, setting the right tone, and getting what you want out of the interview.  In addition, there will be “live” demonstrations of some common, yet interesting, interview situations.  This session is designed for supervisors and above and anyone that conducts interviews.  
Audience: A&P, supervisors and above

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icon Instructor Coaching Your Employees for Success
3 Hours
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Why don’t employees do what they are supposed to do?  Why aren’t my employees getting the right results?  How can I get my employees to work smarter?  This seminar with help you find the answers to these questions and help you coach your employees to be successful.

This course will teach you how to:

  • Determine why your employees aren’t doing what they are supposed to do and what you can to do to help them
  • Recognize coaching opportunities
  • Coach your employees to improve their performance
  • Gain commitment from your employees
  • Acknowledge your employees’ successes
Audience: Anyone with supervisory responsibility.

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icon Instructor Creating, Building and Managing Teams
3 Hours
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We often find ourselves in situations where the team process it the only way to accomplish a goal. This training focuses on strategies to create an atmosphere conducive to building and managing a team that will produce positive outcomes.

 

  • Give several illustrations of how a team's potential is greater than the sum of its parts.
  • Describe how Objectives, Diversity, Support and Recognition contribute to team success.
  • Describe insights into the roles and contributions of others on the team.
  • Explain how small successes can empower team members.
  • Describe how empowerment can contribute to meeting department and team goals.
  • Effective ways to deal with team problems.
Audience: Anyone with supervisory responsibility.

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icon Instructor Getting What You Want Through Time Management and the Art of Delegation
3 Hours
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Time in any given day is one of the few things that is given to us equally. Yet it feels totally different when we are using time in a way we choose for ourselves than it feels when our time seems to loom out of control. We will explore our attitudes toward time, identify personal procrastination patterns and learn to plan time by setting priorities and developing action plans. Managing has been defined as getting others to do what needs to be done. You will assess your current responsibility delegation skills and learn eight important ingredients of effective delegation. Practicing effective delegation will give you more time to use in a way you choose for yourself.
Audience: Anyone with supervisory responsibility.

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icon Instructor Introduction to Supervision
3 Hours
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 The path to becoming an effective supervisor begins with an awareness of the difference between being responsible for one's own performance and being responsible for the coordinated work of others. Upon completion of this interactive workshop, participants will be able to:

 

  • Identify specific behaviors that our own most effective supervisors have modeled
  • Balance the importance of task and process in developing leadership skills
  • Create a positive, supportive work environment that engenders trust
  • Understand the challenges of supervising one's former peers
  • Keep in mind the four basic leadership styles/techniques, each of which work in specific, frequently encountered situations
  • Use delegation as a way to develop subordinates and create time to perform supervisory functions
Audience: Anyone with supervisory responsibility.

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icon Instructor Keys to Supervision - Beyond the Basics
3 Hours
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This interactive workshop is designed as a follow-up to "Introduction to Supervision." It is also an opportunity for experienced supervisors to gain new insights into maintaining an environment in which tasks are accomplished and employees feel valued and encouraged.

Upon completion of the workshop, participants will understand:

 

  • Strategies for prioritizing duties and managing time effectively
  • How to make expectations and limits of authority clear when using levels of delegation
  • How to recognize stress-related behaviors and coach/counsel employees during difficult times
  • The importance of building trust through communication with management, subordinates, and peers
  • How to give constructive feedback and maximize results
Audience: Anyone with supervisory responsibility.

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icon Instructor Leadership Based on Good to Great
3 Hours
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Discover how good organizations become great organizations. This leadership development program is based on the best-selling books Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap... and Others Don't and Good to Great and the Social Sectors: A Monograph to Accompany Good to Great by Jim Collins. In this workshop you will explore how the Good to Great principles "develop a sustainable resource engine to deliver superior performance relative to [your] mission."

The Keys to How Good Organizations Become Great Organizations:

  1. Defining "Great" - Calibrating Success without Business Metrics
  2. Level 5 Leadership - Getting Things Done within a Diffuse Power Structure
  3. First Who - Getting the Right People on the Bus, within Social Sector Constraints
  4. The Hedgehog Concept - Rethinking the Economic Engine without a Profit Motive
  5. Turning the Flywheel - Building Momentum by Building the Brand
Audience: Anyone with supervisory responsibility.

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icon Instructor Management Matters
1.5 Hours
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This training has been designed for managers and other supervisory employees. The goal is for participants to become familiar with the ways that Human Resources/Employee and Labor Relations can assist them with a variety of employee-related issues. Topics discussed include: performance management, effective coaching and feedback, the performance appraisal process, the progressive discipline process, and the University's awards program.
Audience: Anyone with supervisory responsibility.

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icon Instructor Motivating Employees
1.5 Hours
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An organization is not truly successful until the employees are positively motivated to be productive, highly successful individuals. Motivating employees to meet the organization’s productivity standards can often be a challenging task. Being that every person is different, one person may be motivated in a way totally different from another person.

 

Learning objectives:

  • Discuss types of motivation, motivational theory, and motivational techniques for managers
  • Learn how to meet basic employee needs 
  • Develop a plan of action
Audience: Anyone with supervisory responsibility.

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icon Instructor Performance Management
3 Hours
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This workshop is designed for managers and other supervisory employees who conduct performance reviews. The goal is to make participants aware of the important leadership opportunity the performance cycle provides them. It takes them through the process of writing SMART objectives, developing active listening skills, understanding the skills and behaviors associated with coaching employees, developing skills in giving feedback, and conducting an effective appraisal discussion.
Audience: Anyone with supervisory responsibility.

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