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Are you looking to increase your managerial skills and leadership opportunities?  The Supervision, Management & Leadership Classes mentioned below will assist you in these areas.

Class Calendar

Introductory Courses

Affirmative Recruiting

Facilitator: Nicholas Stanton
Audience: Supervisors and Hiring Managers 
Time: 1.5 Hours
PeopleSoft Code: HRS004

Level of Instruction: Introductory.
Prerequisites: None 

Overall Objectives: This workshop will cover updated recruiting practices and procedures that support the University's goal of achieving a diverse and inclusive workforce and assure compliance with federal regulations.

This training is also for anyone who is, or will be, participating in a faculty or staff search committee. We will cover best practices for conducting an affirmative search process that is fair, consistent, welcoming, and efficient. The session will also address how we can consider diversity and inclusion in a meaningful way during the search process.

Learning Outcomes

  • List the essential elements of a successful search
  • Describe strategies for building diverse pools
  • Describe effective, fair interview practices
  • Discuss objective selection best practices and strategies, including discussion of unconscious bias
  • Provide tools and sample materials designed to assist hiring officials and committees

Basics of the UE Contract

Facilitators: UVM Labor & Employee Relations department representative
Audience: Supervisors and Managers of UE employees
Time: 1.5 Hours
PeopleSoft Course Number: SLE047

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

Overall Objectives

This training will present common issues that arise under the UE contract including hours of work and scheduling, discipline and discharge, leave issues, and union activities and visitation.  The training will also cover general best practices for managing unionized employees.

Best Practices for Supervisors in a Remote Environment

Facilitators: UVM Labor & Employee Relations department representative
Audience: Supervisors and Managers
Time: 1.5 Hours
PeopleSoft Code: SLE043

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

Among the many changes brought about by Covid-19 is the fact that most of campus now works remotely, and telecommuting will continue to be an option in the future. This change to a remote environment has raised new challenges for supervisors:

  • How do I communicate effectively in a remote workplace?
  • Should I be treating exempt and nonexempt employees differently?
  • How do I continue to hold employees accountable?
  • How can I best engage and empower my team for maximum productivity?

This workshop for current supervisors offers an opportunity to share what has worked in the remote environment, and share best practices and resources for supervisors from the Labor and Employee Relations team.

FMLA & UVM Medical Leaves

Facilitators: Diane Gaboriault, Leave & Compliance Manager and Amanda McIntire, LER Professional
Audience: HR REPs & Supervisors
Time: 1.5 Hours
PeopleSoft Code:BEN029

Level of Instruction: Introductory
Prerequisites: Must be HR REP and/or supervisor to attend.

Description

This class will provide you with the basic understanding of the FMLA, including Elgibility, Rights & Responsibilities.

Learning Outcomes

  • Basic understanding of FMLA
  • Supervisors role in the FMLA Process

Having Difficult Conversations with Employees

Facilitators: UVM Labor & Employee Relations department representative
Audience: Supervisors and Managers
Time: 1.5 Hours
PeopleSoft Code: SLE042

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

Peter will introduce skills to help participants increase their confidence and effectiveness in having difficult conversations with employees. How should a supervisor discuss performance, misconduct and other common challenging scenarios. Various practice scenarios will be presented. Learn 10 common mistakes in giving feedback.

HR 101 for Managers: A Practical Guide to Fair and Legal Supervision

Facilitator: UVM Labor & Employee Relations department representative
Audience: This class is for new supervisors and as a refresher for veteran supervisors
Time: 1.5 Hours
PeopleSoft Code: SLE045

Level of Instruction: Introductory
Prerequisites: Must be current supervisor to attend.

Leadership and supervision is as much about understanding policy and procedure as it is about making decisions. This class will take you through some of the more prominent polices as they apply to employees here at the University. Some of the topics that will be discussed will be FMLA & VPFLA, FLSA, and Workers Compensation.We will also discuss and consider general issues of supervision in a collective bargaining environment.

Through discussion and practical application exercises, Peter will highlight the important role supervisors play in ensuring employees are receiving their benefits and are being treated fairly.

In a Nutshell: Labor Relations for Supervisors

Facilitators: UVM Labor & Employee Relations department representative
Audience: Supervisors and Managers
Time: 1.5 Hours
PeopleSoft Course Number: SLE046

Level of Instruction: Introductory
Prerequisites: Must be a current non-represented supervisor to attend.

Performance, discipline and leave management session for new supervisors and as a refresher for veteran supervisors.

This training is an overarching presentation of labor management supervision best-practices with examples from currently active collective bargaining agreements.

Topics Include:

  • What is the legal significance of being a supervisor?
  • Non-represented and represented employees
  • Basic tenets of labor law
  • Union representatives
  • Grievance? Or unfair labor practice?
  • When is it appropriate for a union representative to be present in a meeting with an employee?
  • Just cause and due process
  • Practice scenarios

Performance Reviews: The Art & Practice of Effective Reviews

Facilitators: A Department of Human Resource Services & Affirmative Action representative
Audience: Supervisors and Managers
Time: 1.5 Hours
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

Supervising Exempt and Non-Exempt Employees

Facilitators: Maggie Ferron, LER Professional
Audience: Supervisors and Managers
Time: 1 Hour
PeopleSoft Course Number: SLE048

Level of Instruction: Introductory
Prerequisites: Must be current supervisor

Overall Objectives

This presentation will explain the difference between exempt and non-exempt employees, provide requirements and best practices for supervising both types of employees, and help supervisors avoid some of the potential issues that can surface when working with hourly and salaried employees.

 

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