Leadership Development Workshops

Crucial Conversations and Crucial Influence

Each course is led by Crucial Conversations® and Crucial Influence® Certified Trainer Pam Gavenda. Skills learned each week build upon skills from the previous week, so it is critical that participants are able to attend all sessions.

Introduction to Emotional Intelligence (EI) for Supervisors

This session will introduce the components of EI, explore the personal and professional benefits of Emotional Intelligence, provide clarity for understanding the connection between Emotional Intelligence and effective supervision, identify the advantages that Emotional Intelligence can provide in the workplace, and provide strategies for supervisors to increase their own Emotional Intelligence.

Led by Pam Gavenda, Associate Director, Organizational Development and Training, this program will be held online via a video teleconference. A link will be sent to those who register a few days before the session.

Monday, Feb. 19
1-3 p.m.

Register for Intro to EI workshop

Maximum number of participants per session: 30


Performance Partnership (PP) for Supervisors

The Supervisor session is designed to ensure the Performance Partnership process, including both form completion and the subsequent meeting between supervisor and staff member is productive and effective. The workshop will review providing accurate and honest feedback, navigating difficult conversations with employees, communicating performance expectations and creating goals with staff that will help advance the initiatives of the University.

Led by Pam Gavenda, Associate Director, Organizational Development and Training.


NYS Pay Transparency Law

Effective September 17, 2023, New York State requires employers with more than four employees to disclose the compensation rate or range of compensation and the job descriptions in any advertisements for hire, promotion, or transfer job opportunities.

The NYS Pay Transparency Law for Syracuse University Supervisors video provides an overview for supervisors of staff on the New York State Pay Transparency Law and Syracuse University’s compliance with it.