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Note: This series is capped at 20 participants

Total Workshop Time: 1- 1 Hour Session and 7 - 3 Hour Sessions (22 Hours Total)

Pre-requisites: None

Description:

Would you like to be a supervisor, but are unsure of the tools that you need?  Or are you already a supervisor and want to brush up on your skills?  Emerging Leaders will help you to expand your tool kit.

Those who lead others have a challenging and potentially very fulfilling opportunity to play a critical role in their organization and our university community.  The demands are considerable.  Yet, if you are interested in a chance to make a difference in the lives of others and an opportunity to grow, you have found the right job.  While any job keeps you busy with a long list of tasks, as a leader, none will be as important as the leadership and guidance you provide to those who report to you. 

This training program has been developed to provide you with elements that are keys to becoming an effective leader.  The topics you will discuss are designed to:

  • Broaden your understanding of JMU
  • Increase your self-awareness and your awareness of others on your team and around campus
  • Discover the questions to ask yourself to determine if leadership and supervision are for you

This program is designed to be helpful both for aspiring supervisors AND those who have been serving as a supervisor, whether recently or not.

Location: Wine-Price Building, Pathways Training Room


Session One
Emerging Leaders Introduction and Overview

Since participants in this series will be working together for a few weeks, the first session is designed to allow them to get to know each other and the instructors.  Participants will also learn about and discuss ways to successfully complete the Emerging Leaders series.

Presented by: Rick Larson, AVP, Human Resources, Training and Performance; Jason Saunders, HR Consultant, Human Resources; Jackie Woolf, Classroom Technology Specialist, Center for Instructional Technology; Kellie Crawford, Recruitment Specialist, Human Resources; Jenny Toth, HR Consultant, Human Resources; Andrea Kiser, HR Consultant, Human Resources; and Suzanne Vance, Training Coordinator, Talent Development


Session Two
Understanding Leadership


This session will help prospective leaders understand the leadership culture at JMU. After completing this module you will be able to:

  • Identify five JMU leadership keys
  • Identify some models for leadership
  • Understand the importance of relationship building in leadership
  • Identify workplace success questions as defined by the Gallup Study

Presented by: Rick Larson, AVP, Human Resources, Training and Performance


Session Three
When I Grow Up


Session Three will help participants integrate the knowledge they are acquiring with the development needs of those they lead. After completing this session you will be able to:

  • Understand the importance of goals (and the process)
  • Define characteristics of achievable goals
  • Understand SMART/ER Goals
  • Create and assist others with the establishment of Individual Professional Development Plan

Presented by: Jason Saunders, HR Consultant, Human Resources and Andrea Kiser, HR Consultant, Human Resources


Session Four
Customer Service in Your Own Backyard

Session Four will help prospective leaders understand that those they lead may be their most important customers. After completing this professional development course, you will be able to:

  • Identify all of your customers, both internal and external
  • Apply basic customer service tips to the employees within your department
  • Create a strategy for building appropriate relationships with those you may lead
  • Develop ways to balance office friendships with business relationships

Presented by: Suzanne Vance, Training Coordinator, Talent Development


Session Five
Managing Diversity in the Workplace


This session will help you develop strategies for managing diversity in your departments. After completing this module you will be able to:

  • Identify the impact diversity may have on a department
  • Understand the benefits of a diverse workforce
  • Develop strategies for leading diverse teams

Presented by: Kellie Crawford, Recruitment Specialist, Human Resources


Session Six
RISE Above Conflict

Prospective leaders will be provided with new strategies to deal with conflict proactively and effectively. By the end of this module, you will be able to:

  • Identify the most common causes of conflict in an organization
  • Identify outcomes of dealing with conflict constructively
  • Follow the steps to effectively deal with conflict
  • Identify resources for conflict resolution

Presented by: Jenny Toth, HR Consultant, Human Resources


Session Seven
The Power of Synergy

Session Seven will help participants recognize that healthy and productive teams will not develop without strong leaders to lead and coach them. After completing this module you will be able to:

  • List benefits of team building
  • Understand the power of synergy
  • List characteristics of effective teams
  • Identify the components of effective team work

Presented by: Jackie Woolf, Senior Educational Technology Engineer, Classroom Technology Services


Session Eight
The Cherry Tree Approach


This professional development course will help participants recognize the importance of integrity and honesty in a leadership role. After completing this module you will be able to:

  • Define ethics
  • Define integrity
  • Develop strategies for making ethical decisions
  • Identify the importance of integrity in the workplace

Presented by: Rick Larson, AVP, Human Resources, Training and Performance


Certificate Award Ceremony will celebrate the conclusion of the eight week program.

Facilitated by: Various presenters

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Level: Fundamental

Type: All Inclusive

Competency: Leadership

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