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Supervisory Development- Fall 2010


The University of Minnesota Duluth offers development opportunities for supervisors and managers, at all stages of their careers.


Tue, 9/28
Garden Room

Understanding the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)

This interactive session will provide information for understanding the eligibility and notification requirements of FMLA and clarify the relation of FMLA to other leave policies. Participants will be able to discuss issues related to complex FMLA situations.

Participants will:

  • Understand the legal framework of the FMLA
  • Know how University policies, rules, and contracts are affected by the FMLA
  • Understand what obligations the University has to employees regarding FMLA
  • Learn when to involve Disability Services/Return to Work in FMLA issues

Facilitators: Judith S. Karon is Director of UMD Department of Human Resources. Betsy Behning is the resource for FMLA procedures and medical leave procedures. Shelly Frohrip is the coordinator of UReturn Employee Services on the UMD campus.

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Wed, 10/6
Griggs Center

Supervising Student Employees

Student employees can be an important factor in the success of University units. For supervisors, they offer a unique set of challenges and rewards. This session will provide an overview of the process for recruiting and hiring student employees and offer guidelines for their effective management. Participants will look at ways to ensure both the employee and the University get the most of student employment experiences.

Participants will:

  • Identify the steps, rules, and policies needed to hire student employees
  • Outline how the needs of student employees differ from other employees when it comes to interviewing, orientation, training, scheduling, motivation, and performance management
  • Recognize how important it is to create performance standards/outcomes for student employees
Facilitator: Mary L. Cameron is the Associate Director/Director of Student Employment with UMD Department of Human Resources.

Wed, 10/20
Griggs Center

Information for Supervisors of Employees with Disabilities or a Condition that Affects Their Work

UReturn-Employee Services is designed to assist and support all University faculty and staff who experience an illness or injury that affects their ability to work. As a supervisor, U Return staff can assist you in working with employees who may need work accommodations or adjustments.

This session will help attendees learn the most effective way to work with UMD UReturn- Employee Services. Participants will learn:

  • the value of early intervention,
  • how to initiate the interactive process of accommodating an employee on the job, returning to work, or a newly hired employee based on The Americans with Disabilities Act and reasonable accommodations.
Facilitator: Shelly Frohrip is the coordinator of UReturn Employee Services on the UMD campus. The UReturn office provides confidential services for employees, departments and supervisors.

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Tue, 10/26
Garden Room


Wed, 10/27
Garden Room


Refreshments and Lunches Included

Registration is limited

Keys to Supervision: A Special Two-day Program for Supervisors and Managers

This program provides supervisors and managers with the tools and resources they need to create an effective and respectful work environment at the University of Minnesota Duluth.  Topics include leadership, communications, and creating a healthy and productive workplace while managing performance.

You will have the opportunity to learn about the University and UMD climate, learn from highly skilled trainers and work with other supervisors and managers to discuss mutual questions and concerns.  Our goal:  to make sure that all UMD units provide exceptional service and fulfill our mission. 

Keys to Supervision is a cooperative program designed by the University’s Office of Human Resources, Office of the General Counsel, and Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action.


Corey Bonnema, Program Coordinator, University of Minnesota Office of Organizational Effectiveness.

Francine Morgan, Human Resource Consultant, University of Minnesota Office of Human Resources.

Tue, 11/16
Garden Room

UMD Workers' Compensation Update

This session will cover important changes to the University's Workers' Compensation policy and procedures.  It is important for all supervisors, managers, and departmental liaisons to attend this training.

Facilitators: Judith Karon, Director of UMD Department of Human Resources. Cathy Rackliffe, Workers' Compensation Coordinator for UMD campus. Shelly Frohrip is Coordinator of Return to Work Program on the UMD campus.

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