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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.

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 Job 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
01/31 Benefits Orientation: The University of Mississippi offers a comprehensive benefit package that includes medical, dental, vision, disability, life and retirement/savings coverage. As a new, benefits-eligible faculty or staff member, one of your first tasks is to enroll in your benefit options. Information about these benefits is available at https://hr.olemiss.edu/benefits/. You are encouraged to review and become familiar with plan and program options prior to your scheduled Benefits Enrollment Session.
9:00 - 11:00, Jackson Avenue Center: Classroom 102, Lauren Hatton
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02/08 '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.
8:00 - 12:00, Jackson Avenue Center Auditorium C, Hunter Haney
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02/08 Benefits Orientation: The University of Mississippi offers a comprehensive benefit package that includes medical, dental, vision, disability, life and retirement/savings coverage. As a new, benefits-eligible faculty or staff member, one of your first tasks is to enroll in your benefit options. Information about these benefits is available at https://hr.olemiss.edu/benefits/. You are encouraged to review and become familiar with plan and program options prior to your scheduled Benefits Enrollment Session.
2:00 - 5:00, Jackson Avenue Center: Classroom 102, Lauren Hatton
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02/16 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.
8:00 - 3:00, Law School Rm 1115, Hunter Haney
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02/23 Five Steps to Building Trust with Your Team: This session covers the most important management practices that build trust with individual employees and teams, including ?walking the talk?, acknowledging mistakes, and providing hope for the future.
12:00 - 1:00, Zoom (online only), Hunter Haney
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03/30 How to Handle Extremely Stressful Circumstances: This important session discusses several strategies for handling the extremely stressful circumstances (trauma, loss, significant changes, etc.) that we experience at times in our personal or professional lives. These strategies include managing our thinking and our emotions, increasing our resilience, and making necessary adjustments.
12:00 - 1:00, Zoom (online only), Hunter Haney
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04/12 LEAD: Lead Your Team : Lead Your Team is a 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?
8:00 - 5:00, Jackson Avenue Center Auditorium C, Hunter Haney
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04/19 '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 - 12:00, Jackson Avenue Center Auditorium C, Hunter Haney
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04/27 Helping Your Employees Adjust to Change: In today?s constantly evolving world, change management is a crucial skill for supervisors. Employees going through difficult changes can experience frustration and a loss of productivity. This session discusses the stages of change and provides strategies that managers can utilize to help their employees effectively cope with and adjust to change.
12:00 - 1:00, Zoom (online only), Hunter Haney
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05/18 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.
8:00 - 2:00, Law School Rm 1115, Hunter Haney
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05/18 The Keys to Great Employee-Supervisor Communication: Great employee-supervisor relationships are built through great communication, including the ability to skillfully discuss difficult or stressful topics together. This important presentation provides several practical strategies for maintaining effective communication including building strong connections with our colleagues and superiors, being more collaborative in our approach, and handling disagreement respectfully.
12:00 - 1:00, Zoom (online only), Hunter Haney
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06/22 How to Give Difficult Feedback to Your Employees: Successful leaders have the ability to skillfully discuss difficult or stressful topics with their employees. This important presentation provides several practical strategies for having these challenging conversations more effectively including building connections with employees, being more collaborative in our approach, and handling disagreement respectfully.
12:00 - 1:00, Zoom (online only), Hunter Haney
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07/12 LEAD: Lead Your Team: Lead Your Team is a 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?
8:00 - 5:00, Jackson Avenue Center Auditorium C, Hunter Haney
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Contact Hunter Haney for assistance.