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

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 – Insight Park 1st Floor Seminar Room (East)

Thursday, October 12, 2017 – Insight Park 1st Floor Seminar Room (East)

Register here or below.

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 accordingly. 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

Tuesdays and Thursday, July 11, 18, & 27, 2017 – Insight Park 1st Floor Seminar Room (East)

Tuesdays, October 10, 17, & 24, 2017 – Insight Park 1st Floor Seminar Room (East)

Register here or below.

LEAD (formerly SOAR)

The Lead Responsibly & Lead Simply program is hosted by the Department of Human Resources and the Office of the Provost.

The two half-day program is designed to enhance your understanding of leadership through realizing the significance of effective empowerment, appreciation, and development.  This program includes topics to enrich strong leadership “with a capital L” behaviors within the parameters of the university policies, practices, and procedures. More information coming soon.

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

Invited leaders will receive a formal invitation through email.

Upcoming Training Sessions

DateCourseRegistration
10/23 Lunch about Life Discussions: Caring for Older Adults: The purpose of Lunch about Life Discussions is to provide a venue for faculty and staff to network and share information with others experiencing similar work-life circumstances. Lunch will be provided. This is a small group discussion and space is limited. Additional sessions may be added.
12:00 - 1:00, Student Union: Room 321, Donna Sue West Strum
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10/30 Search Committee Training: Diversity and Inclusion: Search committees are a crucial part of our hiring process at the University of Mississippi. As we continue our commitment to diversity and inclusion, it is important to ensure that our process is fair and equitable. These workshops will focus on how to diversify applicant pools, eliminate biases and potential discrimination in the evaluation of qualifications and identify missteps in the sorting and selection of potential candidates.
1:00 - 3:00, Student Union: Room 326, JuWan D Robinson
Class is Full
11/05 '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 Center Auditorium A, JASMINE Ayers
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11/06 Search Committee Training: Diversity and Inclusion: Search committees are a crucial part of our hiring process at the University of Mississippi. As we continue our commitment to diversity and inclusion, it is important to ensure that our process is fair and equitable. These workshops will focus on how to diversify applicant pools, eliminate biases and potential discrimination in the evaluation of qualifications and identify missteps in the sorting and selection of potential candidates.
1:00 - 3:00, Student Union: Room 326, JuWan D Robinson
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11/12 Search Committee Training: Diversity and Inclusion: Search committees are a crucial part of our hiring process at the University of Mississippi. As we continue our commitment to diversity and inclusion, it is important to ensure that our process is fair and equitable. These workshops will focus on how to diversify applicant pools, eliminate biases and potential discrimination in the evaluation of qualifications and identify missteps in the sorting and selection of potential candidates.
1:00 - 3:00, Student Union: Room 326, JuWan D Robinson
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11/13 Financial Wellness: Thought Barriers & Budgeting: Individuals have a set of attitudes, values, and beliefs regarding money, both positive and negative. Learn how to examine your beliefs, adjust your mindset, and establish a personal philosophy around money management, budgeting and personal growth.
2:00 - 2:45, Library 106E, JASMINE Ayers
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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, Jackson Avenue Center: Teal Room, Andrea Jekabsons
Class is Full
11/20 Lunch about Life Discussions: Earning Your Degree - Balancing Work & Classes: The purpose of Lunch about Life Discussions is to provide a venue for faculty and staff to network and share information with others experiencing similar work-life circumstances. Lunch will be provided. This is a small group discussion and space is limited. Additional sessions may be added.
12:00 - 1:00, Student Union: Room 321, Donna Sue West Strum
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12/03 Search Committee Training: Diversity and Inclusion: Search committees are a crucial part of our hiring process at the University of Mississippi. As we continue our commitment to diversity and inclusion, it is important to ensure that our process is fair and equitable. These workshops will focus on how to diversify applicant pools, eliminate biases and potential discrimination in the evaluation of qualifications and identify missteps in the sorting and selection of potential candidates.
1:00 - 3:00, Student Union: Room 326, JuWan D Robinson
Sign Up
02/12 '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.
8:30 - 2:30, Jackson Avenue Center Auditorium A, JASMINE Ayers
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04/08 '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.
8:30 - 2:30, Jackson Avenue Center Auditorium A, JASMINE Ayers
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07/08 '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.
8:30 - 2:30, Jackson Avenue Center Auditorium A, JASMINE Ayers
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08/12 '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.
8:30 - 2:30, Jackson Avenue Center Auditorium A, JASMINE Ayers
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09/09 '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.
8:30 - 2:30, Jackson Avenue Center Auditorium A, JASMINE Ayers
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11/11 '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.
8:30 - 2:30, Jackson Avenue Center Auditorium A, JASMINE Ayers
Sign Up
Contact Crys Wiley via phone (662-915-5431) or email (crys@olemiss.edu) for assistance.