·Introduction to Management Basics
What exactly is expected of today’s manager? This session will provide an overview of the skills expected of today’s manager. You will leave this session with a solid foundation of management skills, including supervising others, helping a team be productive, resolving conflicts, giving constructive feedback, and delegating tasks and projects.
· Problem Solving & Decision-Making: Root Cause, Risk Assessment, Analyzing Facts
At this session, you will learn about logical decision-making and how to approach and successfully dismantle problems and challenges. Participants will learn to assess risks, analyze facts, and anticipate potential road blocks to help inform effective decision-making, identify appropriate solutions, use creativity, evaluate situations and people, predict outcomes, and more.
· Teams and Team Leadership: Building, Motivating and Goal Setting
The role of the manager, or team leader, is a critical one if a team is to reach its full potential for improving quality, productivity, flexibility and innovation. A good team leader has the ability to help a team overcome numerous challenges. At this session, you will learn ways to encourage and maximize participation and collaboration; build team identity, commitment and trust; skillfully manage group discussion; solve problems and make decisions; and how to effectively resolve internal conflict.
· Legal Considerations: Harassment & Discrimination, Workplace Concerns, Discipline
At this session, you will receive instruction for recognizing, reporting and resolving sexual harassment in the workplace. This interactive session will create a safe atmosphere for participants to ask questions, learn about consequences, and understand complaint confidentiality and non-retaliation requirements. In addition, you will also learn how to effectively address discrimination and violence in the workplace and general discipline challenges that managers may face.
· Effective Communication Skills
At this session, you will learn effective oral and written communication skills, and how to develop messages that are complete and provide sufficient context to ensure that the recipient understands your message and what you want them to do with the information received. You will also learn how to give clear and meaningful feedback to others and understand the importance of following up to ensure that your communications are acted upon appropriately and in within the necessary time frame.
· Key Provisions of Bargaining Unit Contracts, Clarifying Performance Expectations and Preparing Performance Evaluations
The bargaining unit contracts for fulltime faculty, adjunct faculty, classified staff, and administrators contain a variety of information that can sometimes be confusing to interpret and understand. At this session, the presenter will review highlights of the bargaining unit contracts and answer any questions you may have. We will also explore the concepts and practices of performance appraisal in organizations and identify ways to link the performance appraisal to overall performance strategies. The presenter will address aligning personal competencies and appropriate language for communicating strengths and weaknesses, how to prepare for employee evaluations, how to communicate corrective action to the employee, and the importance of following up with the employee to ensure compliance and successful progress.
· Effective Project Management
Managing projects can sometimes feel daunting and overwhelming, with the desired outcomes seemingly unattainable. However, if you are equipped with the proper project management tools, proven techniques for prioritizing competing projects, and a variety of templates, you will be able to tackle any project with confidence, enthusiasm, and a positive attitude! The presenters will share with you a variety of tips, tools, and templates that can help you successfully prioritize, plan, and implement current and future projects.
· Facilitating Effective Meetings
Managers are often called upon to facilitate meetings, but what are the steps one must take to prepare for and run an effective meeting? This session will address strategies to help make your meetings efficient, productive, and successful.