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Supervisory Training- Spring 2006


Secrets to Getting Your Workplace Revved - Phone Conference
(for Departmental Liaison and HR Payreps)

Wednesday, January 18
1:00-2:00 p.m.
Garden Room

Learn how to create excitement and enthusiasm in your workplace - the kind of positive energy that ignites sensational results.

Presented by Harry Paul, co-author of one of the best-selling business books of all-time, FISH!


AFSCME Clerical Classification Study Training (for Departmental Liaisons)
Thursday, February 9
10:30 a.m-12:00p.m..
Kirby Student Center Garden Room

Mary Luther and Chel Stewart will update us on the changes that will occur beginning February 24, 2006. We encourage you to invite managers or supervisors (who are not in the bargaining unit) in your areas you think could benefit from this information.

Presented by Mary Luther and Chel Stewart of Office of Human Resources


AFSCME Contract Update
Thursday, March 2
9:00-10:30 a.m.
Kirby Student Center Garden Room

Here's an opportunity to learn more about the changes in language with the new contracts. In addition, an opportunity will be provided to review any issues you have related to both the clerical and technical contracts.

Presented by Judith Karon and Mary L. Cameron


Thursday, March 9
Kirby Student Center 333
12:00-1:00 p.m.
Brown Bag

This Supervisory Cinema session provides an opportunity to discuss supervisory issues in an informal bag lunch setting. We'll review management training videos and discuss how key points apply to supervision at the University.

In this session, we'll look at typical problems in customer service, and take a humorous look at patient services in the human world and the dog's world.

Presented by Mary L. Cameron


Writing Effective and Accurate Job Descriptions
Tuesday, March 14
Kirby Student Center Garden Room

With all the system and legal requirements it is becoming more important to write job descriptions that clearly describe the positions you are trying to fill. Developing Essential Qualifications has become one of the more critical aspects of the hiring and applicant evaluation process. In addition, it has become increasingly important to be more explicit about the physical job requirements of the position. Resources will be provided to help with all of this.

Presented by Judith Karon, Mary Cameron, and Mary Harris


Job Stress/ Burnout in Your Career
Thursday, April 27
2:30-4:00 p.m.
Kirby Student Center 323

What is the impact of stress on your career and your supervisory role? This workshop examines how stress can affect all aspects of life, including your work and employees you supervise. This participative seminar includes activities to assess current stress levels and identify actions for lowering stress. We will also look at what happens when stress leads to burnout and how that impacts a career and work environment.

Presented by Teri Spillers, Counselor at the University of Minnesota Office of Human Resources, Center for Human Resource Development

New Employment System (for Departmental Liaisons)
Tuesday, May 16
116 Library

On June 12, 2006, the Office of Human Resources will release a new employment system for all campuses that will:

  • expedite the hiring process by submitting requisitions online
  • track hiring activity right when you need it
  • provide around-the-clock access
  • greatly improve search features for applicants

This session will provide you with an overview of the system and hands-on experience in creating and routing requisitions, looking at and routing applications, and performing many other useful tasks.

Presented by Miriam Ward, Office of Human Resources

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