Programs

Supervisory Leadership Development Programs

Supervisory Leadership Development Program (SLDP): This certificate program offers in-depth learning for supervisors* and managers* who seek to establish or enhance the broad range of knowledge, skills and abilities required for effective supervision. The program covers topics such as understanding leadership and behavioral styles, dealing with employee conflicts, workforce planning and implementing campus policies. Organized around the themes of managing self, others, the work, and the system, the program offers both new and seasoned supervisors the opportunity to learn and partner with supervisors from across the campus.

This program is designed as an integrated curriculum and individual sessions in this program may not be taken separately. To receive a certificate of completion, participants must attend all six sessions.

*Important Participant Requirements:  In order to register for this program, participants must currently be in a position in which they are responsible for supervising or managing employees; complete the Participation Application (doc) and obtain immediate supervisor’s approval by having him/her sign the application; and email the completed application to wld_registrations@uml.edu no later than Monday, March 3, 2014.

Closing Session: Participants and their supervisors are invited to attend a celebration luncheon on Tuesday, June 17, 2014, noon – 2 p.m., Wannalancit 305.

Program Description Location Date / Time
SLDP Session 1: General Principles of Leadership

This workshop will help managers at all levels to better create a workplace environment within which all employees can be more engaged and motivated.  Participants will gain a thorough understanding and appreciation for the importance of leadership toward enabling groups to achieve high performance.  Participants will also be exposed to the skills and tools they will need to become better leaders.

Facilitator: Lauren Turner, Associate Vice Chancellor, Human Resources and Equal Opportunity & Outreach

WAN- 305 04/09/2014 - 9:00 AM to Noon
SLDP Session 2: DISC: Understanding Behavioral Styles

Appreciating and valuing different work and communication styles (DiSC Behavioral Styles). Learn about yourself and your styles in the workplace and strategies to be more effective when working with your team.

Facilitator: Lee Ann Alden, Senior Workplace Learning & Development Specialist

WAN- 305 04/16/2014 - 9:00 AM to Noon
SLDP Session 3: Conflict Styles and Managing Difficult Situations

Understanding conflict styles and exploring how to manage conflict effectively. The focus of this program will be to increase your ability to have more effective difficult conversations with the purpose of managing conflict and to have those conversations in a way that will preserve or build relationships.

Facilitator: Lee Ann Alden, Senior Workplace Learning & Development Specialist

WAN- 305 04/23/2014 - 9:00 AM to Noon
SLDP Session 4: Developing Your Emotional Intelligence

The key to working more effectively with all types of people. Learn how to develop your EI to create a more positive, collaborative workplace. You will also develop foundation skills necessary for personal and team success.

Facilitator: Lee Ann Alden, Senior Workplace Learning & Development Specialist

WAN- 305 04/30/2014 - 9:00 AM to Noon
SLDP Session 5: Workforce Planning

Explore strategies of succession planning, performance management, and strategic hiring and how this is crucial for high performing teams.

Facilitator: Lauren Turner, Associate Vice Chancellor, Human Resources and Equal Opportunity & Outreach

WAN- 305 05/14/2014 - 9:00 AM to Noon
SLDP Session 6:  Legal Liabilities, Diversity Awareness, & Policies & Resources

This program will focus on Legal issues, campus policies, available resources, and other aspects regarding an open and respectful work environment.

Facilitators: Michael Rutherford, Director of Labor Relations / Richard Dufresne, Vice President at Wellness Corp / Clara I. Orlando, Director of EOO

WAN- 305 05/21/2014 - 9:00 AM to Noon