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University of Mississippi

Learning & Development

The Learning 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 Reviews (It’s a Partnership), Dealing with Difficult People, Accountability, Code of Ethics and Conduct, Effective Communications, Managing Your Boss, and Motivation.

Workshops will resume in-person in the Spring 2022.

Upcoming LEAD: Lead Yourself Workshops

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

LEAD: Lead Your Team

Lead Your Team is 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

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

LEAD 

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

Workshop Schedule
DateCourseRegistration
10/21 Inclusive and Equitable Hiring Processes: Faculty/Staff Searches: Search committees are a crucial part of our hiring process at the University of Mississippi. It is important to ensure that our hiring processes are inclusive and equitable to fulfill our commitment to ongoing diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts at the University. This training will focus on how to diversify applicant pools, eliminate biases and potential discrimination in the evaluation of qualifications, and identify missteps in the selection of potential candidates. This training is open to all University of Mississippi faculty and staff. Academic leadership (deans, assistant deans, department chairs), supervisors, unit/department managers, graduate research/teaching assistants, and research associates, and potential search committee chairs are highly encouraged to participate in this training. For assistance related to a disability, please contact the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement at 662-915-3080 or by email at ypvyas@olemiss.edu.
1:00 - 3:00, Zoom (online only),
Class is Full
11/15 Inclusive and Equitable Hiring Processes: Faculty/Staff Searches: Search committees are a crucial part of our hiring process at the University of Mississippi. It is important to ensure that our hiring processes are inclusive and equitable to fulfill our commitment to ongoing diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts at the University. This training will focus on how to diversify applicant pools, eliminate biases and potential discrimination in the evaluation of qualifications, and identify missteps in the selection of potential candidates. This training is open to all University of Mississippi faculty and staff. Academic leadership (deans, assistant deans, department chairs), supervisors, unit/department managers, graduate research/teaching assistants, and research associates, and potential search committee chairs are highly encouraged to participate in this training. For assistance related to a disability, please contact the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement at 662-915-3080 or by email at ypvyas@olemiss.edu.
1:00 - 3:00, TBD,
Class is Full
12/09 Inclusive and Equitable Hiring Processes: Faculty/Staff Searches: Search committees are a crucial part of our hiring process at the University of Mississippi. It is important to ensure that our hiring processes are inclusive and equitable to fulfill our commitment to ongoing diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts at the University. This training will focus on how to diversify applicant pools, eliminate biases and potential discrimination in the evaluation of qualifications, and identify missteps in the selection of potential candidates. This training is open to all University of Mississippi faculty and staff. Academic leadership (deans, assistant deans, department chairs), supervisors, unit/department managers, graduate research/teaching assistants, and research associates, and potential search committee chairs are highly encouraged to participate in this training. For assistance related to a disability, please contact the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement at 662-915-3080 or by email at ypvyas@olemiss.edu.
1:00 - 3:00, TBD,
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01/12 LEAD: Lead Your Team (Jan 12 and 13, 2022): Lead Your Team is a two-day program designed to develop the skills necessary to appropriately supervise at the University of Mississippi. This is a core course required within four months of assuming a supervisory or management position. Learn how to supervise professionally and accordingly within the University's policies and within state and federal laws. Contemporary leadership principles will be introduced. Attendance will be acknowledged during the participant's performance review process. Tardiness and absenteeism are discouraged. According to the SHRM 2019 culture report, The High Cost of a Toxic Workplace Culture: How Culture Impacts the Workforce - and the bottom line: 76% of employees say their manager sets the culture of their workplace 39% say their manager doesn?t know how to lead a team 40% say their manager fails to frequently engage in honest conversations about work topics Are you equipped for the responsibility of supervising and managing?
8:15 - 3:30, TBD, Jennifer Payne
Class is Full
04/13 LEAD: Lead Your Team (April 13 and 14, 2022): Lead Your Team is a two-day program designed to develop the skills necessary to appropriately supervise at the University of Mississippi. This is a core course required within four months of assuming a supervisory or management position. Learn how to supervise professionally and accordingly within the University's policies and within state and federal laws. Contemporary leadership principles will be introduced. Attendance will be acknowledged during the participant's performance review process. Tardiness and absenteeism are discouraged. According to the SHRM 2019 culture report, The High Cost of a Toxic Workplace Culture: How Culture Impacts the Workforce - and the bottom line: 76% of employees say their manager sets the culture of their workplace 39% say their manager doesn?t know how to lead a team 40% say their manager fails to frequently engage in honest conversations about work topics Are you equipped for the responsibility of supervising and managing?
8:15 - 3:30, Jackson Avenue Center: Auditorium B, Jennifer Payne
Class is Full
07/13 LEAD: Lead Your Team (July 13 and 14, 2022): Lead Your Team is a two-day program designed to develop the skills necessary to appropriately supervise at the University of Mississippi. This is a core course required within four months of assuming a supervisory or management position. Learn how to supervise professionally and accordingly within the University's policies and within state and federal laws. Contemporary leadership principles will be introduced. Attendance will be acknowledged during the participant's performance review process. Tardiness and absenteeism are discouraged. According to the SHRM 2019 culture report, The High Cost of a Toxic Workplace Culture: How Culture Impacts the Workforce - and the bottom line: 76% of employees say their manager sets the culture of their workplace 39% say their manager doesn?t know how to lead a team 40% say their manager fails to frequently engage in honest conversations about work topics Are you equipped for the responsibility of supervising and managing?
8:15 - 3:30, Jackson Avenue Center Auditorium A, Jennifer Payne
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Contact Jennifer Payne for assistance.