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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
04/24 How to Effectively Delegate Tasks and Responsibilities: The ability to delegate is a key skill for every leader. This important session discusses the process of delegating and how to do it in a way that's motivating to employees and achieves good results.
12:00 - 1:00, Zoom (online only),
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05/22 How to Maintain a More Positive Mindset: This important presentation discusses how to intentionally embrace a more positive mindset, including strategies for improving self-talk, managing emotions, and responding more effectively to challenging circumstances.
12:00 - 1:00, Zoom (online only),
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06/13 Transitioning from Staff Member to Supervisor: Making the transition from being a staff member to a supervisor brings unique challenges. This important session provides new supervisors with several practical strategies to help them successfully transition into their new role. Covered topics include the management of existing relationships, the setting of appropriate professional boundaries, and coaching/performance management techniques.
12:00 - 1:00, Zoom (online only),
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06/26 '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, Student Union 323, Jessica Anne Hughes
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07/18 Emotional Intelligence at Work: Our emotions can bring us joy and happiness, but also pain and frustration if we don't manage them well. This important presentation discusses the steps necessary to building and maintaining a balanced emotional life at work to achieve greater levels of success.
12:00 - 1:00, Zoom (online only),
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08/15 Thinking for Success: Success in leadership begins and ends with how we think. This important session focuses on helping managers and supervisors to develop the belief systems and thought patterns that create attitudes and behaviors leading to success. The course includes practical exercises that participants can utilize long-term to reinforce positive mental habits.
12:00 - 1:00, Zoom (online only),
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08/21 '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 A, Jessica Anne Hughes
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09/25 '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 A, Jessica Anne Hughes
Sign Up
09/25 Four Steps to Maximizing Your Potential: This practical presentation provides a roadmap to help individuals focus on further developing their unique strengths and abilities including: assessing their talents; embracing the full value of them; identifying opportunities to use them in greater ways; and planning for their use in meeting the needs of others.
12:00 - 1:00, Zoom (online only),
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10/23 How to Motivate a Multi-Generational Work Team: Employees who grew up in different time periods can have different values, priorities, and communication styles. This important presentation explores those differences and suggests strategies for effectively motivating employees from each generation.
12:00 - 1:00, Zoom (online only),
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11/13 Four Steps to Resolving Conflict and Restoring Relationships: This presentation takes a practical approach to identifying the needs of each person, gaining understanding of the other person's position and goals, assessing the potential for compromise, and how to agree to disagree. In addition, the session reviews key interpersonal communication approaches and skills crucial to maintaining, and, if necessary, restoring the relationship to ensure good teamwork in the future.
12:00 - 1:00, Zoom (online only),
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11/20 '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 A, Jessica Anne Hughes
Sign Up
12/11 Emotional Intelligence for Supervisors: Our emotions can bring us joy and happiness, but also pain and frustration if we don't manage them well. This important presentation discusses the steps necessary for supervisors to build and maintain a balanced emotional life at work to improve relationships with employees, and achieve greater levels of success as a leader.
12:00 - 1:00, Zoom (online only),
Sign Up

Contact hr@olemiss.edu for assistance.