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Managerial Essentials Training schedule announced for 2012-13

University Human Resources Leadership and Staff Development announced one of their professional development programs for the next academic year, which begins in September 2012 and ends in May 2013.

The Managerial Essentials program emphasizes interactive learning from experts in their fields. Participants will experience networking opportunities while enhancing their management skills with practical "nuts and bolts" information. Each of the 12 sessions will examine one management topic per session and are intended to provide the essential information needed to be an efficient manager. Session topics include:

•  Communication
•  Emotional Intelligence
•  Difficult Conversations
•  Finance & Budget
•  Project Management
•  Building and Maintaining Your Team
•  Employment Performance and Law
•  Customer Service Excellence
•  Diversity & Workplace Climate
•  Strategic Planning and Change Management
•  Conflict Management

"The program is doing good things with networking and resources throughout the campus," said program Co-Coordinator Teri Combs. "It develops participants' skills, knowledge and attitude and helps them fulfill their roles as a manager, role model and employee. We continue to develop and improve it and I hope we have a great mix of attendees from this area for this next round."

The upcoming Managerial Essentials program cohort is designed for Ohio University, Hocking College, City of Athens and Athens County employees, but is also helpful to employees of non-profit organizations who operate on state and federal funding.

The program costs $350 for non-Ohio University employees. A $50 refund will be granted to participants who attend at least 10 of the 12 three-and-a half hour sessions. The complete program cost for Ohio University employees is $100 and individual sessions can be purchased for $35.

Nominations may be submitted by supervisors or aspiring participants with supervisor approval. The cohort is limited to 24 participants.

Ultimately, the goal of each session is to empower an employee to do their job better in the following areas:

• Networking and utilizing the people resources discovered within the university, Hocking College, city and county employees, and the other nonprofit participants

• Enhanced self awareness and the ability to capitalize on individual and team strengths

• Communication skills including emotional intelligence and practice on preparing for and delivering difficult conversations

• Understanding the role of change management and strategic management at every level of the university

• Addressing the power of and the need for diversity in the workplace

• Discussing policies of interest and compliance regarding ADA, FMLA, Fair Labor Standards, etc.

Program completion will result in a Managerial Essentials Certificate of Completion and graduates will be eligible to attend free monthly lunch and learn sessions as an extension of their managerial and leadership development.

For more information, please visit the Human Resources website or contact Teri Combs at combst@ohio.edu or Brent Patterson at pattersj@ohio.edu.