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Supervisory Skills Classes

Supervisory Savvy

Approving Time for Non-Exempt Employees

Facilitator: Penny Cayia
Target Audience: Staff and Faculty responsible for approving time in PeopleSoft for non-exempt employees
Time Allotted: 1.5 hours
PeopleSoft Course Number: PSH007

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

Pre and Post-Class Actions Required


Behavior Based Interviewing

Facilitator: Lynn Budnik
Target Audience:Supervisors and hiring managers
Time Allotted: 2 hours
PeopleSoft Course Number: SLE005

Overall Objectives: In this session you will learn how to plan and conduct an effective hiring interview, predict a candidate's future job performance, and hire people who will be truly successful in their jobs.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Plan and conduct an effective hiring interviewt
  • Prepare questions that will help predict a candidate's future job performance
  • Employ strategies that will help you hire people who will be truly successful in their jobs

Pre and Post-Class Actions Required


Delegation and Empowerment

Facilitator: Stephen Lunna
Target Audience: Managers, Supervisors, Leaders and individuals who wish to learn techniques for building effective, successful teams and empowering employees for success.
Time Allotted: 2 hours
PeopleSoft Course Number: SLE023

Overall Objectives: One of the most important skills you'll need as an effective leader is delegation. Participants will discuss ways to better delegate. Additionally participants will discuss the importance of employee empowerment and how delegation ties into empowerment.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Define delegation and empowerment
  • Discuss delegation rules and steps of successful delegation
  • Examine the varying levels of delegation
  • Discuss employee empowerment and its affects
  • Describe the principles of employee empowerment

Pre and Post-Class Actions Required


Developing Extraordinary Employees

Facilitator: Tara Messier
Target Audience: Supervisors
Time Allotted: 1.5 hours
PeopleSoft Course Number: SLE012

Overall Objectives: Understand the role of the supervisor in encouraging and promoting employee development. Discuss strategies to help balance the competing needs of daily work and professional development.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Describe the importance of professional development in the retention of employees
  • Explain three barriers to employee development and devise strategies to combat them
  • Understand the support available to supervisors for supporting professional development for staff

Pre and Post-Class Actions Required


Effective Performance Appraisal

Facilitator: Amanda McIntire
Target Audience: Supervisors of UVM Staff
Time Allotted: 2 hours
PeopleSoft Course Number: HRS001

Overall Objectives: You will be well prepared to initiate the appraisal process, provide performance feedback, and set goals as a result of this learning experience.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Identify the steps and components of an effective performance appraisal
  • Apply the SMART model to performance goals
  • Describe how to provide constructive feedback
  • Recognize opportunities for building job challenge into the work

Pre and Post-Class Actions Required


Enhancing Your Supervisory Toolkit

Facilitator: Stephen Lunna
Target Audience: Supervisors and managers
Time Allotted: 2 hours
PeopleSoft Course Number: SLE016

Overall Objectives: Develop skills that can be implemented immediately to enhance your supervisory toolkit.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Discuss the role and expectations of a supervisor
  • Describe the four functions of effective supervising
  • Empowering yourself to empower your team
  • List five elements of a dysfunctional team

Pre and Post-Class Actions Required


Exploring Traits of a Leader

Facilitator: Stephen Lunna
Target Audience: Supervisors, managers and aspiring managers
Time Allotted: 2 hours
PeopleSoft Course Number: SLE017

Overall Objectives: Apply basic leadership principles to enhance skills and be a more effective and efficient supervisor or manager.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Define leadership
  • Identify the factors affecting leadership
  • Describe what beliefs and values are
  • Recognize individual traits
  • State the principles of leadership
  • Identify the core leader competencies

Pre and Post-Class Actions Required


Managing Supervisory Challenges

Facilitator: Stephen Lunna
Target Audience: Supervisors, managers and leaders who are interested in learning more about dealing with a problem employee
Time Allotted: 2 hours
PeopleSoft Course Number: SLE024

Overall Objectives: Managers, Supervisors and Leaders all will face challenges from their team at some point in their careers. Learn the skills needed to deal directly and honestly with the problems and issues that an individual could bring to your team.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Apply open, honest communication
  • Identify ways to refocus employee behaviors
  • Change to the positive
  • State Clear, achievable expectations for employees
  • Develop a plan to appraise and document your employees progress

Pre and Post-Class Actions Required


Writing Effective Position Descriptions

Facilitator: Ginnie Gude and Theresa Gookin
Target Audience: Supervisors and Hiring Managers
Time Allotted: 2 hours
PeopleSoft Course Number: SLE020

Overall Objectives: Learn the components of an effective position description, including a comprehensive job summary, clear job duty statements and appropriate job qualification statements, supported by a clear organizational chart.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Describe the components of an effective position description
  • Analyze overall responsibilities of a position and construct clear, descriptive job duty statements
  • Define appropriate job qualification statements

Pre and Post-Class Actions Required


Women and Leadership Part 1

Facilitator: Barbara Johnson and Dr. Jill Tarule
Target Audience: Staff and Faculty
Time Allotted: 3 hours, this class is presented in two parts, attendance at both parts is required.
PeopleSoft Course Number: SLE025

Overall Objectives: Current research points to a “window of opportunity” for men and women to step away from gender stereotypes that perpetuate historic gender roles. In this intensive, two-part class, participants will learn about evidence-based research on gender differences in leadership and use it to examine how gender affects women’s experience as leaders, their potential for advancement, and how organizational structures and practice support or challenge different types of leadership. Outside readings and peer-to-peer activities will be used to personalize the learning experience.

Pre and Post-Class Actions Required


Women and Leadership Part 2

Facilitator: Barbara Johnson and Dr. Jill Tarule
Target Audience: Staff and Faculty
Time Allotted: 3 hours, this class is presented in two parts, attendance at both parts is required.
PeopleSoft Course Number: SLE026

Overall Objectives: Current research points to a “window of opportunity” for men and women to step away from gender stereotypes that perpetuate historic gender roles. In this intensive, two-part class, participants will learn about evidence-based research on gender differences in leadership and use it to examine how gender affects women’s experience as leaders, their potential for advancement, and how organizational structures and practice support or challenge different types of leadership. Outside readings and peer-to-peer activities will be used to personalize the learning experience.

Pre and Post-Class Actions Required


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