Supervisor Training Mini Series Summer 2018

Thursdays–2-3:30                               June 14-August 2


June 14             What’s My Role Here?

  • Do you understand what your role is at UA Little Rock? How does what you do every day effect the university?  What are your responsibilities as a supervisor and how can you make an impact?  In this session, supervisors will learn what roles they play and how they can best serve their department and the university.  Additional topics necessary for the success of supervisors to be covered include responsibilities, how to access forms and process instructions, how to contact, etc.


June 21           Top Policies & Laws That You Should Know

  • What employment laws and UA Little Rock policies should you know and how do they effect you? Supervisors will learn how employment laws and policies impact your work and staff. Learn what supervisors need to understand and who to contact in the event of an issue.  HR experts and a member of our legal team will be available to provide information and answer questions.


June 28           How To Communicate At Work

  • Are you familiar with communication styles and techniques that people use in the work place? Do people from different generations, backgrounds, and experience communicate differently?  Supervisors have to be able to communicate with others regarding processes, expectations, concerns, reporting, etc.  Learn ways to be a better communicator at work.  This session will also discuss communicating with mutual respect and communicating through conflicts.


July 12             Strategies To Get Your Job Done

  • What can you do to make your daily tasks easier? Ever feel like you just cannot get everything done?  Are you able to delegate properly and manager without micro managing?  Learn strategies in this session to help with organization, planning, setting goals, prioritizing, delegating, and completing tasks.  Other techniques such as time and stress management will be covered as additional ways to manage your day and responsibilities.


July 19             How to Manage a Multi-Generational Team

  • Today our workforce is represented by at least 4 generations at any given time. Do you know the difference between the way each generation communicates, tackles projects, interacts with others, and the overall perception of work and responsibilities?  Learn how to recognize and adjust your managing style based on generational differences.


July 26             How to Handle the “Not So Fun” Part of Managing

  • Managing is not always fun. In this session we will discuss those difficult parts of managing employees and how to handle it.  Topics will include conflict management & resolution, managing a difficult employee, dealing with emotions and inappropriate behavior on the job, counseling, discipline, and terminations.


August 2         What To Give Feedback & Communicate Expectations

  • Do you understand your role in performance evaluations? Are you able to provide feedback to your employees without creating issues?  In this session, supervisors will learn about the evaluation process, what is required and what to expect from your employee.   Learn how to provide constructive feedback and help employees apply those comments to their job.  Supervisors will also learn strategies to identify employee and team strengths, weaknesses, and areas for improvement that creates the strongest team possible.


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