Supervisors and Managers, take advantage of the leadership development opportunities on campus and around Portland in 2012/2013.
Here are a few upcoming events:
Willamette Valley Higher Education Human Resources (WVHEHR) Management Development Seminars
Every year we offer a series of management development classes including communication skills, managing stress, diversity and inclusion and an overview of key laws and regulations. Human Resources along with the Executive Team will select supervisors to attend this program and sponsor the supervisor’s attendance. If you’re interested in registering for one of these sessions please contact Kari Uhlman, Training & Development Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Communication & Problem Solving- Sessions 1 & 2 by Lenny Borer
Different communication styles have different effects on people. Some approaches tend to aggravate situations into problems while other styles foster open discussion and lead to solutions. Our tendency is to use the styles we’re most familiar with, whether or not they fit the situation. This class includes the DISC assessment.
Held on Friday, October 5, 2012 & Friday, October 19, 2012 from 9:00-4:00 p.m. at Lewis & Clark College.
Effective Supervisory Practices- Session 3 by Barran Liebman Attorneys
Understand the methods and processes of disciplining, discharging, and documenting employees effectively. Understand the methods of recruiting the right employee for your organization and learn how to coach and retain them and the leave laws that affect them. Develop strategies to create a safe environment for your employee to work. Learn how to manage difficult employees and understand the processes that go along with building a department within your organization to work more effectively together to deter retaliation.
Held on Friday, November 2, 2012 from 9:00-4:00 p.m.at George Fox (Tigard Campus).
Keeping Your Cool Under Stress- Session 4 by Robin Rose
By gaining a deeper knowledge of how our brains work, we are empowered to think more clearly and communicate more effectively. Learn how to stay calm, professional, and effective - especially during high-stress situations. Understanding exactly what happens, chemically and physiologically, when we get stressed allows us to override the fight or flight response, shift from reactive impulses into more effective responses, and stay respectful, productive, and professional.
Held on Friday, November 16, 2012 from 9:00-4:00 p.m.at Marylhurst University.
United by Differences- Session 5 by Lou Radja
In today’s smaller, flatter, and multicultural world, it is imperative that we fully grasp and understand diversity. Colleges, universities and even high schools all over the world recognize the value of preparing global citizens who can lead in a diverse world, who are culturally competent, and will capitalize on the opportunities diversity brings. To embrace and value the diversity our world has to offer, we must first embrace and value it in ourselves. Diversity starts with me! United by Differences is a comprehensive, fun, and transformational presentation that will help academic leaders become culturally competent global citizens. Because learning is a two way street. The presentation is in an interactive style to encourage open dialogue and discussion on cultural and interpersonal differences without being judged.
Held on Friday, January 18, 2013 from 9:00-4:00 p.m.at Reed College.
Jerks at Work: Creating a Jerk-Free Zone- Session 6 by Jathan Janove
First, let’s fire all the jerks! Not so fast. Work jerks may be in legally protected classes or engage in legally protected activity. They also may be valuable employees whose services would be missed. Nevertheless, employers in higher education can create work environments centered on dignity, respect, and professionalism- preventing harassment while promoting morale, productivity, and engagement. This workshop will impart a set of strategies and steps to maintain a jerk-free workplace.
Held on Friday, February 8, 2013 from 9:00-4:00 p.m.at Lewis & Clark College.
In 2012 we’ll also be having classes for supervisors on Budgeting, Labor Relations, Coaching for Success, Supervisor Overview & Update and more!
Contact Kari Uhlman, Training & Development at email@example.com with questions or for further information.