Talent Development

What Every JMU Supervisor Needs To Know (TD2104)

Tue, 11 Feb 2020 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Location: Wine-Price Building

Session: Session 1 of 9

Description: The "What Every JMU Supervisor Needs to Know" series consists of nine workshops that focuses on the human resources role, responsibility, and tasks you perform as a supervisor. Each session centers on a different function and will emphasize practical understanding and application for supervisors. The series is structured to allow networking and discussion of supervisory challenges as they pertain to each human resource topic.

Notice: The learning associated with this series depends on your attendance and participation with others in all sessions. As a result, you must attend all sessions. Please review your calendars for commitment to the entire series prior to registration. Total class time is 27 hours. Please review the schedule to ensure your attendance at all sessions.

Session 1: Series Introductions: Did you know?

Our introduction to this series focuses on key HR functions that all supervisors and managers face when overseeing employees. The session will entail a short trip through the minefield of supervisor responsibilities related to HR issues that arise within your department and the requirements necessary to meet federal and state regulations, and JMU policy. Our goal is to equip you, the supervisor with the information you need to meet necessary requirements while creating a positive work experience for your employees.


  • Review key HR functions assigned to most supervisors and managers
  • Understand the most important areas of accountability related to HR issues
  • Identify the most common HR questions, misconceptions, and issues from supervisors and managers

Facilitated by: Jennifer Kester, Assistant Director, Human Resources; Julie Byers, Benefits Administrator, Human Resources; Chuck Flick, Director, Human Resources

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