Professional Development for Supervisors

Workshops

Crucial Conversations

Spring 2020: February through March

Crucial conversations take place in every organization every day. These are conversations where there are high stakes, differences of opinion, and strong emotion. These are conversations around work quality, time management, productivity, performance, customer satisfaction, sensitive issues, conflict, or a strained relationship, for example. Often, individuals avoid having these conversations or they do not handle them well. Either way, this leads to not getting the results you want.
Whenever you’re not getting the results you’re looking for, it’s likely a crucial conversation is keeping you stuck…


Performance Partnership for Supervisors

Monthly: January through May

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.


Introduction to Project Management

Next date: TBD

This session will cover an introduction/overview of Project Management, project teams, budgets and schedules and reporting and project closeout.


Introduction to Emotional Intelligence for Supervisors

Next date: TBD

This session will introduce the components of Emotional Intelligence, 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.


Supervision 101

Next date: TBD

This session, for supervisors, covers the basic ground rules for transitioning into a new supervisor role. Topics discussed include basic workplace etiquette, dual roles of the supervisor, building trust and engaging staff, emotional intelligence overview, addressing conflict in the workplace, and employee development.


New Supervisor Orientation

Next date: TBD

As a new supervisor to the University or newly promoted supervisor of benefits-eligible staff, this New Supervisor Orientation program will provide you with information on the University and various resources available to help you navigate within your role.


Effective Interviewing for Supervisors

Next Session: Summer 2020

This session will highlight best practices for making the most of your recruitment interviews including an overview of the talent acquisition process.  Learning when and how to collaborate with the talent acquisition team will help to ensure the best use of resources, facilitating the hiring of top talent.


Presentation and Speaking Skills

Are you looking to increase your presentation or speaking skills, or to build and/or enhance your leadership skills?  If so, then consider joining the local Toastmasters group.  More than 300,000 individuals participate in Toastmasters worldwide – it is an affordable, encouraging, and self-paced program that works, whether you are nervous about speaking in public or whether you are confident and looking to increase your skills.  See for yourself by visiting any of the Orange Orators Toastmasters group meetings – no appointment or obligation required.


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