Training Opportunities

Employee and Labor Relations is commited to supporting and training managers and supervisors on best practices in areas of performance management, discipline, grievance handling, and other ELR matters.

ELR Facilitated Training and Information Sessions

HR Lunch Conversation Series

HR is offering a monthly lunchtime discussion series for supervisors on campus.  Annie Bentz and Angela Solesbee from the Employee and Labor Relations Team will provide a brief overview of the topic.  The majority of time will be spent addressing situations related to the topic at hand.  Come share your challenging situations, contribute your wisdom and experience, and/or take in useful information from your colleagues from across campus.  Please keep in mind that any situations that are shared will be discussed in a way that protects the confidentiality of those involved. 

DATE TIME TOPIC LOCATION
Tuesday, March 21 12:00-12:50pm Absenteeism/Tardiness Lease Crutcher Lewis Room, EMU
Tuesday, April 25 12:00-12:50pm Framing Language for performance Evaluations Lease Crutcher Lewis Room, EMU
Tuesday, May 30 12:00-12:50pm Feedback/Coaching regarding interpersonal challenges Rogue Room, EMU

OA Performance Management

This 90-minute training will focus on performance management for Officers of Administration, with consideration of the new OA policies. Through presentation, discussion and demonstration, we will highlight the mechanics of performance management, including informal and formal mechanisms for feedback; the relationship between performance management and discipline; and how to create processes that are fair and effective.

Wednesday, March 15th 2:00-3:30pm
Location: Lease Crutcher Lewis Room, EMU

OA Policy Overview

This 90-minute session will provide an overview of the new OA policies.  We will review each new policies, highlighting key points and answering questions. 

Wednesday, March 22nd 2:00-3:30pm
Location: Mckenzie 229

OA Grievances

With the approval of the new OA suite of policies, we now have a new OA grievance process.  This 1-hour session will focus on the grievance process and highlight key points that will be important to navigating the process. 

Thursday, April 6th 10:00-11:00am
Location: Gumwood Room, EMU

Crucial Accountability

crucial accountability conversation is a particular type of crucial conversation that focuses on holding people accountable.  In this workshop, we will learn a highly effective process for strengthening accountability by identifying and addressing failed promises, performance gaps, missed expectations, and bad behavior.  The approach is kind, direct, and maximizes learning.  It can be used to address issues with someone you supervise or someone who supervises you; with team members, family members, or anyone else who has broken a promise, missed an expectation or simply behaved badly.  

Three Part Series:

Part 1--April 4th 1:00-5:00pm
Part 2--April 5th 1:00-5:00pm
Part 3--April 7th 9:00am-4:00pm
Location for all sessions: HR Training Room


Visit the Professional Development website for other training opportunities.