Training and Services for Managers
It is important that managers know how to find the tools and resources that they need
to do the things that they have been asked to do.
While Human Resources provides a variety of
training and professional development opportunities for all of our employees, there are many services that have been tailored
specifically to the needs of our managers.
Each semester, Human Resources holds HR Forums to provide HR contacts with new information
and updates. Memos are also sent to inform HR contacts of upcoming forum dates.
Register for upcoming training classes! Review our
training calendar, which is formatted by date, or our class list by subject.
Some of the training is required, while other training is offered for additional information
and support. Training opportunities specific to managers include:
Management Development Program (LEAD)
Mandatory for all staff hired into a supervisory position after January 1, 2010, the
LEAD series is a two-track management development program designed to assist University
employees in enhancing their knowledge, skills and abilities to lead people and get
results. It also serves as a vehicle to prepare employees for career advancement.
Leadership Development Programs
Each year, a group of individuals are selected to participate in one of two leadership
development programs. Participants go through 40-50 hours of targeted professional
development activities which are focused on President Pastides’ five leadership competencies.
Organizational Development Services
Organizational Developments Services are a valuable resource for employees and managers
to enhance individual performance or group performance. Services are offered on three
levels: individual services, group/team services and organizational services.
Business Manager Certificate Program
Offered through the Purchasing department, this certificate program is dedicated to
helping business managers and other University staff associated with departmental
business processes to better understand the procurement code, University policies
and procedures and how to use the purchasing tools currently available.
Individual Development Plan (IDP)
Take a more organized approach to professional development by creating an Individual
Development Plan for yourself or your employees. Employees and managers are encouraged
to work together to set short and long-term goals, determine what activities, training
and experiences will help achieve those goals, and then create a plan of action to
Get tips for managing employees from our Employee Assistance Program's monthly newsletter.
March's newsletter [pdf] features the following topics:
Bereavement Leave Abuse
Drug and Alcohol Abuse
Identifying Employees with Creativity
Mental Illness in the Workplace
Diversity and Inclusiveness
“The skills I learned through the LEAD programs have significantly enhanced how I
interact, inspire and encourage team members. Each course taught me a different component
regarding human behavior and how to maximize a positive interaction. One compelling
aspect of the LEAD courses is that I am able to easily implement the concept in practice
long after the courses have concluded. I encourage everyone to take the LEAD I and
LEAD II courses. The instructors, content and style of presentation are outstanding!”
- Marianne Bickle, Professor and Department Chair for Retailing, College of Hospitality,
Retail and Sport Management
If you have specific questions or concerns that our team can help you address, please
contact the Organizational and Professional Development Office by emailing
firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 803-777-6578.