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
|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, Jackson Avenue Event Center, Andrea Jekabsons
|Class is Full|
|10/08||LEAD: Lead Your Team (October 9th & 16th): 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
|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.
8:00 - 3:00, Jackson Avenue Event Center, Andrea Jekabsons
|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
|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
|Class is Full|