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Training Workshops for Supervisors


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Assessing and Improving the Performance of Others

Workshop # IAIP

This workshop uses small group discussion and case studies to better understand the importance of performance management. The process will be thoroughly examined from the manager's and employee's points of view to better enable managers to fully utilize the evaluation process as a way to encourage and develop employees. In addition, participants will learn more about how to properly prepare and conduct an effective performance evaluation. Also, the role of the manager after the evaluation is concluded will be explored.
Group Format Length Who Should Attend
Instructor 3 hours Managers,New Supervisors,Supervisors

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Candidate Recruitment Series l: Getting Started

Workshop # ICRSI

The search process actually begins long before the position is open. There are critical elements that must be addressed before you can begin your search. In this session participants will learn about important elements of recruitment that can impact the success of the process.
Group Format Length Who Should Attend
Instructor 2 hours New Supervisors,Supervisors

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Candidate Recruitment Series ll: Understanding the Rules of the Search Process

Workshop # ICRS2

It is imperative that hiring managers as well as search committee chairs and members understand the legal ramifications of their actions during the search process. Understanding relevant laws and university policies help to ensure that all members involved are representing Kent State as a leading institution of learning.
Group Format Length Who Should Attend
Instructor 2 hours New Supervisors,Supervisors

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Candidate Recruitment Series lll: Finding the Best Candidate

Workshop # ICRS3

The marketplace for talent has never been more competitive. As a hiring manager it is no longer enough to post a position in the chronicle of higher education or Monster.com and expect the best talent pool. A new set of behaviors and techniques are required to locate and appeal to high performing job seekers.
Group Format Length Who Should Attend
Instructor 2 hours New Supervisors,Supervisors

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Candidate Recruitment Series lV: Closing the Deal; Assessing Candidates and Making the Offer

Workshop # ICRS4

It can be difficult differentiating between several strong candidates, so having standards in place will help you assess them fairly. You will also learn how to make a job offer that gets accepted. The work doesn't end there though. In this workshop we will also look at key success factors beyond recruitment.
Group Format Length Who Should Attend
Instructor 2 hours New Supervisors,Supervisors

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Employment Law and Harassment Prevention for Supervisors

Workshop # IELHP

This workshop examines what supervisors and managers must know regarding: Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (illegal discrimination), Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) of 1967, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and Harassment Prevention.
Group Format Length Who Should Attend
Instructor 4 hours Managers,New Supervisors,Supervisors

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Establishing Unit and Department Goals

Workshop # IEUDG

Take a detailed look at the seven skill categories of effective goal setting and receive input on areas of strength, as well as development opportunities as it pertains to the topic. Participants will identify your level of proficiency in goal setting for your unit or department, identify the seven skills categories of effective goal setting and their importance and identify the steps needed to achieve unit or department goals.
Group Format Length Who Should Attend
Instructor 3 hours Managers,Supervisors

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Management Skills - Creating a Motivating Environment Using DiSC (Part 3 of 3)

Workshop # IMS3

PREREQUISITE: Must attend part 1 and part 2 prior to attending this session. Participants explore the environments they create and identify the motivational needs of others. They will discuss and write a plan on how to effectively engage an employee that has a different style from their own.
Group Format Length Who Should Attend
Instructor 3 Hours All Faculty & Staff,Managers,Supervisors

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Management Skills - Getting the Most of Your Management Style Using DiSC (Part 1 of 3)

Workshop # IMS1

This course utilizes the popular and proven DiSC methodology for understanding human behavior. DiSC is based on the work of behavior psychologist William Moulton Marston and has been used effectively for decades. This tool has shown to be tremendously successful in improving communication skills and hence, improving the employee/supervisor relationship. Participants will complete an online assessment and the results will be reviewed and discussed during the classroom session regarding their management styles and how they impact the workplace.
Group Format Length Who Should Attend
Instructor 3 hours All Faculty & Staff,Managers,Supervisors

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Management Skills - Using DiSC to Direct and Delegate (Part 2 of 3)

Workshop # IMS2

This workshop will build upon the information learned in Part 1 (prerequisite for participating in Part 2). Participants learn about their directing and delegating styles and how to identify the needs of others. They will discuss and write a plan on how to effectively engage an employee that has a different style from their own.
Group Format Length Who Should Attend
Instructor 3 hours All Faculty & Staff,Managers,Supervisors

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Managing the Change Curve

Workshop # IMCT

The purpose of this workshop is to provide a tool for surfacing concerns participants have while moving through the four phases (denial, resistance, exploration and commitment)of change. A model for discussing, understanding, and mastering change transitions will be introduced. In this course, participants will understand the four phases of change, pinpoint their current stage in the transition process and identify tips and develop an action plan for managing change transitions.
Group Format Length Who Should Attend
Instructor 3 hours Managers,Supervisors

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Planning and Decision Making

Workshop # IPDM

A four hour workshop where participants will study the components of a plan and the supervisors role in planning as well as various methods and techniques to conduct an effective plan. Participants will also examine the difference between decision making and problem solving and how supervisors can utilize consensus decision making.
Group Format Length Who Should Attend
Instructor 4 hours New Supervisors,Supervisors

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Supervising Successful Performance

Workshop # ISSP

This workshop closely examines the role of the supervisor as a coach and provides a coaching model for supervisors to use for improving employee performance. Participants will also examine several different types of difficult behavior and how a supervisor can identify and modify those behaviors to make employees more successful.
Group Format Length Who Should Attend
Instructor 4 hours New Supervisors,Supervisors

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The Competent Supervisor

Workshop # ICS

Supervisors are the link between their team and the rest of the organization. The environment that a supervisor creates can impact staff development, employee relations, retention and more. Learn what it takes for you to excel in your role by exploring five competency areas that are critical to supervisors:

• Setting Direction
• Planning and Organizing
• Coaching/Developing People
• Measuring and Managing Performance
• Maintaining Effective Relationships
Group Format Length Who Should Attend
Instructor 4 hours New Supervisors,Supervisors

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Workplace Conversations: Maximizing Results

Workshop # IWCMR

Building on material from Supervising Successful Performance, this workshop explores methods to successfully conduct a performance improvement conversation. You will assess your competency level through the Coaching Skills Inventory, develop your performance conversation skills through a seven step model, and engage in discussion and roleplay centered around university-specific scenarios.
Group Format Length Who Should Attend
Instructor 4 hours Managers,New Supervisors,Supervisors

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