May 28, 2010
From staff reports
The Managerial Essentials Program, offered by University Human Resources Leadership and Staff Development, will begin June 17. This new program examines leadership from an operational perspective, while enhancing managerial skills.
Managerial Essentials sessions will target one major management issue per session and are intended to deliver practical, "nuts and bolts" information that will enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of managers.
Sessions are scheduled for three hours in order to include interactive learning, case studies, and examples from the field. Participants will review the current literature and discuss topics with peers in class depending on the subject matter.
The program will consist of a cohort of 15 participants who will progress through the program together examining managerial issues they currently face or anticipate facing in the future. Participants are nominated by supervisors or are self-nominated with supervisor approval. The 10 program sessions will be presented by subject matter experts from the university. Managers will meet colleagues from different parts of campus and gain new perspectives while learning from each other.
The Managerial Essentials program will cover areas such as:
• Building & Maintaining Your Team
• University Policies and Employee Policies, Rules, Regulations, and Laws
• Performance Management
• Diversity & Workplace Climate
• Dealing with Change (and reorganization)
• Finance & Budget (how to manage your department's budget)
• Project Management
• Strategic Planning (managing with facts and data)
Program completion will result in a Managerial Essentials Certificate of Completion. Cost of participation is $350 which includes all materials and assessments. A small number of seats will be held in each session for individuals who cannot commit to the entire program, but wish to attend particular sessions at a prorated cost.
Supervisors or managers interested in the nomination process should visit the University Human Resources website or contact Brent Patterson at firstname.lastname@example.org or Teri Combs at email@example.com for additional information.