Human Resources

University of Mississippi

Training & Development

The Training and Development area’s primary goal is to offer the University of Mississippi’s staff and faculty an opportunity for continual growth. Our seminars cover an array of topics to improve your professional skills and personal development.

LEAD: Lead Yourself

Lead Yourself is a one-day program designed to increase self-management skills useful in enhancing work performance.  This program is available and highly recommended for all employees who are not in a supervisory role.

Topics may include: Time & Energy Management, Your Role in Staff Performance Appraisals (It’s a Partnership), Dealing with Difficult People, Accountability, Code of Ethics and Conduct, Effective Communications, Managing Your Boss, and Motivation.

Upcoming LEAD: Lead Yourself Workshops

Thursday, January 17, 2019- Insight Park 1st Floor Seminar Room (East)

Thursday, April 18, 2019- Insight Park 1st Floor Seminar Room (East)

Thursday, July 25, 2019- TBD

Thursday, November 14, 2019- TBD

Register through myOleMiss: https://olemiss.edu/hrtraining

LEAD: Lead Your Team

Lead Your Team is a three-day program designed to develop the skills necessary to appropriately supervise at the University of Mississippi. Supervisors and managers are encouraged to participate and learn how to supervise professionally and effectively. This is a core course and employees with supervisory and people management responsibilities are expected to attend the program. 

Topics may include:  From Worker to Manager, JAQ Overview, Best Practices for Searches, Behavioral Based Interviewing, Orienting Your New Employee, The ABCs of FLSA & Timekeeping, How to Influence, Dealing with Difficult People, Workplace Conflict, Progressive Discipline, Code of Ethics and Conduct, Effective Feedback & Performance Partnerships, Coaching Up and Down the Generations, FMLA and Donated Leave, and Reality Based Leadership.

These topics enrich positive supervisor practices and behaviors; communications, value, leadership and interdependence.

Upcoming LEAD: Lead Your Team Workshops

Thursdays, February 7, 14, & 21, 2019 – TEAL Training Room – Jackson Avenue Central East

Thursdays, June 13, 20 & 27, 2019 – TEAL Training Room – Jackson Avenue Central East

Wednesdays, August 7, 14 & 21, 2019 – TEAL Training Room – Jackson Avenue Central East

Thursdays, October 8, 15 & 22, 2019 – TEAL Training Room – Jackson Avenue Central East

Register through myOleMiss: https://olemiss.edu/hrtraining

LEAD (formerly SOAR)

November 8th & 9th, 2018. More details coming soon. Invited leaders will receive a formal invitation through email.

Managers, directors of all levels, chairs, deans, and senior level officials should attend. This program is for all leaders, not just newly hired leaders.

Upcoming Sessions

DateCourseRegistration
06/06 connectU: Performance Management Overview for All (Mid-Year Review Edition): As the mid-year review window for staff performance management approaches, join us for an explanation of the "Objectives" and "Performance" modules within connectU. The quarterly check-in and mid-year review are not technically mandatory; however, the year-end review is required and it will be more meaningful if the employee and the supervisor participate throughout the year. This session will provide an overview of the year-long process and an explanation of how the personalized objectives, value based competencies, and job specific competencies are weighted and rated on the year-end review. It is a process, not a form. Employees and supervisors who did not have an opportunity to attend a kick-off session offered December and January will benefit greatly from this session. Already attended a session and need a refresher? No problem, all are in welcomed to register for this session. More details at hr.olemiss.edu Questions? Email hr@olemiss.edu
2:00 - 2:45, Bryant 209, Andrea Jekabsons
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06/07 connectU: Performance Management Overview for All (Mid-Year Review Edition): As the mid-year review window for staff performance management approaches, join us for an explanation of the "Objectives" and "Performance" modules within connectU. The quarterly check-in and mid-year review are not technically mandatory; however, the year-end review is required and it will be more meaningful if the employee and the supervisor participate throughout the year. This session will provide an overview of the year-long process and an explanation of how the personalized objectives, value based competencies, and job specific competencies are weighted and rated on the year-end review. It is a process, not a form. Employees and supervisors who did not have an opportunity to attend a kick-off session offered December and January will benefit greatly from this session. Already attended a session and need a refresher? No problem, all are in welcomed to register for this session. More details at hr.olemiss.edu Questions? Email hr@olemiss.edu
2:00 - 2:45, Bryant 209, Andrea Jekabsons
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06/10 connectU: Performance Management Overview for All (Mid-Year Review Edition): As the mid-year review window for staff performance management approaches, join us for an explanation of the "Objectives" and "Performance" modules within connectU. The quarterly check-in and mid-year review are not technically mandatory; however, the year-end review is required and it will be more meaningful if the employee and the supervisor participate throughout the year. This session will provide an overview of the year-long process and an explanation of how the personalized objectives, value based competencies, and job specific competencies are weighted and rated on the year-end review. It is a process, not a form. Employees and supervisors who did not have an opportunity to attend a kick-off session offered December and January will benefit greatly from this session. Already attended a session and need a refresher? No problem, all are in welcomed to register for this session. More details at hr.olemiss.edu Questions? Email hr@olemiss.edu
2:00 - 2:45, Bryant 209, Andrea Jekabsons
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06/12 LEAD: Lead Your Team (June 5th, 12th & 13th): Lead Your Team is a two and 1/2 day program designed to develop the skills necessary to supervise professionally and effectively. This is a core course highly recommended for employees with supervisory and people management responsibilities.
9:00 - 4:00, TEAL Training Room-Jackson Avenue Center (Rm 121), Andrea Jekabsons
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07/09 'Welcome Home' New Employee Orientation: New employee orientation that provides a unique opportunity to meet leaders and learn more about the University's mission, vision, rich history, the University's "It" factor, and the relationship between Ole Miss Athletics and the University of Mississippi.
8:00 - 3:30, Jackson Avenue Event Center, Andrea Jekabsons
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07/24 Leadercast 2019: To be the best leader of others, you first must learn to lead yourself well. Attend Leadercast Live to learn from world-renowned experts about the qualities and characteristics of global leaders who exemplify what it means to lead yourself. $75 for UM employees. As you register, your department will be asked to provide a cost center to cover the cost of materials. Breakfast and lunch are provided.
9:00 - 4:00, Pavilion Club, Andrea Jekabsons
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07/25 LEAD: Lead Yourself: All front-line staff employees (non-supervisors), both seasoned employees and recent hires, are invited to participate in this program. These sessions focus on what it takes to give your best at work.
8:30 - 3:30, Insight Park, 1st Floor Seminar Room (East End), Andrea Jekabsons
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08/06 'Welcome Home' New Employee Orientation: New employee orientation that provides a unique opportunity to meet leaders and learn more about the University's mission, vision, rich history, the University's "It" factor, and the relationship between Ole Miss Athletics and the University of Mississippi.
8:00 - 3:30, Insight Park, 1st Floor Seminar Room (East End), Andrea Jekabsons
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08/07 LEAD: Lead Your Team (August 7th, 14th & 21st): Lead Your Team is a two and 1/2 day program designed to develop the skills necessary to supervise professionally and effectively. This is a core course highly recommended for employees with supervisory and people management responsibilities.
9:00 - 4:00, TEAL Training Room-Jackson Avenue Center (Rm 121), Andrea Jekabsons
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10/01 'Welcome Home' New Employee Orientation: New employee orientation that provides a unique opportunity to meet leaders and learn more about the University's mission, vision, rich history, the University's "It" factor, and the relationship between Ole Miss Athletics and the University of Mississippi.
8:00 - 3:30, Insight Park, 1st Floor Seminar Room (East End), Andrea Jekabsons
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10/08 LEAD: Lead Your Team (October 8th, 15th & 22nd): Lead Your Team is a two and 1/2 day program designed to develop the skills necessary to supervise professionally and effectively. This is a core course highly recommended for employees with supervisory and people management responsibilities.
9:00 - 4:00, TEAL Training Room-Jackson Avenue Center (Rm 121), Andrea Jekabsons
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10/23 LEAD: Lead Responsibly: The review of financial and administrative topics will empower leaders (department directors/chairs or signature authorities) to make accurate judgements and decisions, manage resources effectively, and act with professional integrity. Lunch provided.
8:00 - 3:00, Insight Park, 1st Floor Seminar Room (East End), Andrea Jekabsons
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11/07 LEAD for Directors & Department Heads/Chairs (Nov 7th & 8th): The two half-day program is offered in partnership with the Office of the Provost and Department of Human Resources and is designed for directors at all levels, department heads, and department chairs (not just newly hired leaders) to enhance your understanding of leadership. This internal professional development conference includes topics to facilitate strong leadership behaviors within the parameters of the university policies, practices, and procedures. Attend the sessions as your schedule allows. Specific presentation titles and times will be available soon. Register today!
9:00 - 12:00, Insight Park, 1st Floor Seminar Room (East End), Andrea Jekabsons
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11/14 LEAD: Lead Yourself: All front-line staff employees (non-supervisors), both seasoned employees and recent hires, are invited to participate in this program. These sessions focus on what it takes to give your best at work.
8:30 - 3:30, Insight Park, 1st Floor Seminar Room (East End), Andrea Jekabsons
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Contact Jasmine Ayers via phone (662-915-5431) or email (jayers@olemiss.edu) for assistance