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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

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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

Wednesdays, October 9 & 16, 2019 – Room A05 – Jackson Avenue Central East

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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

Workshop Schedule
04/20 Diversity and Inclusion Search Committee Training
1:00 - 3:00, Zoom (online only), JuWan D Robinson
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Contact Jasmine Ayers via phone (662-915-5431) or email ( for assistance