University of Vermont

Professional Development and Training

Supervisory Skills Classes

Supervision, Management and Leadership


Approving Time for Non-Exempt Employees

Facilitator: Penny Cayia
Target Audience: Supervisors and Managers
Time Allotted: 1.5 Hours
PeopleSoft Course Number: PSH007

Level of Instruction: Introductory
Prerequisites: None

Overall Objectives: Understand University policies and procedures related to time entry and approval for non-exempt employees in PeopleSoft.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Define exempt and non-exempt as it relates to time entry
  • List the kinds of time collected via PeopleSoft for non-exempt employees
  • List your responsibilities as a manager as related to time approval
  • Describe the University policies and procedures related to time entry
  • Examine the differences between time entry for full/part time non-exempt employees, contract employees and how these differ from temps, student and work-study employees

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The Art & Practice of Effective Performance Reviews

Facilitators: A Deptartment of Human Resource Services & Affirmative Action representative
Target Audience: Supervisors and Managers
Time Allotted: 1 Hour 15 Minutes
PeopleSoft Course Number: SLE037

Level of Instruction: Introductory
Prerequisites: Participants must be in supervisory roles or attend at the request of their supervisor

Overall Objectives: This workshop will be an overview of best practices related to performance reviews at UVM.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Recognize the value of performance reviews
  • Understand how to prepare for and conduct performance reviews
  • Familiarity with the tools used to address performance issues and challenges

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Contract Training for Supervisors & Managers of Employees in the United Electrical Bargaining Unit

Facilitator: Rodman Cory, Peter Blackmer, Mary Brodsky
Target Audience: Supervisors and Managers
Time Allotted: 1.5 Hours
PeopleSoft Course Number: LGP008

Level of Instruction: Introductory
Prerequisites: Must be a supervisor or business manager to enroll.

Description: Do you know everything you need to know about the collective bargaining agreement between the United Electrical Union and UVM? Whether you are a new or a seasoned supervisor, come to this training to learn about recent contract changes and how they may affect you and your unit employees.

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Engaging and Motivating Student Employees through Professional Development Opportunities

Facilitators: Sarah Heath and Mary McClements
Target Audience: Student Employment Supervisors
Time Allotted: 1.5 Hours
PeopleSoft Course Number: STU016

Level of Instruction: Introductory
Prerequisites: None

Overall Objectives: This student employment workshop will focus on the professional development of student employees and provides supervisors with opportunities to intentionally plan for, and promote students’ growth in respect to individual student professional goals. The workshop will help supervisors build the necessary skills to lead students through a timeline of professional growth opportunities.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Supervisors will take the first steps to creating a professional development plan
  • Supervisors will take away 2 to 3 ways to help student’s articulate transferable skills that are developed in their student employment position.
  • Supervisors will recognize and build upon current department professional development offerings.

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Labor and Employee Relations

Facilitators: Jes Kraus and/or Mary Brodsky
Target Audience: Supervisors and Managers
Time Allotted: 2 Hours
PeopleSoft Course Number: LGP010

Level of Instruction: Introductory
Prerequisites: Must be a current supervisor or manager

Overall Objectives: In this workshop, we will cover the dynamics of managing both represented and non-represented employees effectively.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Labor/Management relationship building
  • Leave management
  • Policy and Collective Bargaining Agreement review
  • Statutory and legal considerations in working with represented employees

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Multicultural Team Leadership

Facilitators: Dr. Sherwood Smith
Target Audience: Supervisors and Managers
Time Allotted: 2 Hours
PeopleSoft Course Number: SLE041

Level of Instruction: Introductory
Prerequisites: Participants must be in supervisory roles.

This session is designed to give supervisors and managers strategies for developing a more culturally inclusive workforce. Managers will explore different cultural frameworks of leadership and learn key concepts that underpin cultural differences in the work community. The session will use exercises to model potential workplace issues. Participants will explore biases that create barriers preventing the formation of a multicultural and inclusive work environment.:

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Onboarding and Successfully Training Student Employees: Creating a Developmental Environment

Facilitator: Mary McClements
Target Audience: Student Employment Supervisors
Time Allotted: 1.5 Hours
PeopleSoft Course Number: STU009

Level of Instruction: Introductory
Prerequisites: None

Overall Objectives: Effectively training front-line student employees is vital to the quality of your organization but it can come with unique challenges including following through with discipline issues and practices. This course will address challenges and offer suggestions while offering participants an opportunity to explore training as a process that begins with their hiring procedures and continues throughout employment. Participants will have the opportunity to review and update their own on-boarding practices using a conceptual framework.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Participants will learn necessary onboarding strategies
  • Learn about due diligence when there are discipline issues
  • Develop best practices for individual department

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Students of Concern

Facilitators: Sarah Helmer, John Paul Grogan
Target Audience: Student Employment Supervisors
Time Allotted: 2 Hours
PeopleSoft Course Number: STU010

Level of Instruction: Introductory
Prerequisites: None

Overall Objectives: This session will provide supervisors with a national and UVM contextual landscape around college student mental health and provide tools and strategies for staff to engage, support, and refer students who demonstrate disruptive or distressful behaviors in their work place. Additionally, the session will provide information about university infrastructures that exist to support students of concern, including campus resources.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Recognize the difference between disruptive vs distressed students
  • Learn tools on how to work best with both
  • Learn of resources across campus to assist you with disruptive/distressful situations with student employees

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Summer JobX

Facilitator: Emily Tupper
Target Audience: Supervisors and Managers of Student Employees
Time Allotted: 1.5 Hours
PeopleSoft Course Number: STU018

Level of Instruction: Introductory
Prerequisites: None

Overall Objectives:Will you be hiring UVM undergraduates this summer? Learn how to update and/or prepare your summer jobs and ways to recruit students now.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Create a SUMMER job
  • Evaluate and update your current SUMMER jobs
  • Customize the default job application
  • Recruit past hires
  • Review applicants/ request hires
  • Locate and utilize helpful forms & documents

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Temporary Employee & Student Leader/Intern Guidelines -HR Rep/Business Manager Training

Facilitator: Kaitlyn Rooney, HR Services Supervisor
Target Audience: Supervisors
Time Allotted: 2 Hours
PeopleSoft Course Number: POL027

Level of Instruction: Introductory
Prerequisites: None

Objectives & Learning Outcomes:

  • Understanding of UVM Temporary Employee Guidelines
  • Understanding of UVM Student Leader/Intern Guidelines
  • Awareness of where document resources are located or available
  • Understanding of how to assist supervisors with the temporary employee & student leader/intern hires and employment

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Temporary Employee & Student Leader/Intern Guidelines –Supervisor Training

Facilitator: Kaitlyn Rooney, HR Services Supervisor
Target Audience: Supervisors
Time Allotted: 2 Hours
PeopleSoft Course Number: POL026

Level of Instruction: Introductory
Prerequisites: None

Objectives & Learning Outcomes:

  • Understanding of UVM Temporary Employee Guidelines
  • Understanding of UVM Student Leader/Intern Guidelines
  • Awareness of where document resources are located or available

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Training for Academic Business Managers and HR Representatives of Employees in the United Academics Contract

Facilitator: Mary Brodsky
Target Audience: Academic Business Managers and HR Representatives of Employees in the United Academics Contract
Time Allotted: 2.0 Hours
PeopleSoft Course Number: LGP009

Level of Instruction: Introductory
Prerequisites: Must be an academic business manager or HR representative to enroll.

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