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Human Resources
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 Summer 2021.

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

Workshops will resume in-person in the Summer 2021.

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

LEAD (formerly SOAR)

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
05/19 Diversity and Inclusion Search Committee Training
10:00 - 12:00, Zoom (online only), Tanya Maricima Nichols
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06/01 Career-Life Connector Presents For Faculty/Staff: Wellbeing and Resilience: Building a Better You: The Career-Life Connector program is offering a professional and personal development opportunity to faculty and staff. The program is titled, Wellbeing and Resilience: Building a Better You by Dr. Seena Haines and Dr. Stuart Haines, both faculty in the School of Pharmacy (UMMC location). The goal of the program is to help participants build the skills to handle setbacks and lead a fulfilling personal and professional life. Given COVID-19, the program will review concepts related to resilience and self-care strategies to improve mind, body, and spirit. Furthermore, participants will learn how individuals can contribute to a more joyful workplace. The program requires participants to commit to a 6-week program, attending 6 sessions, lasting 1.5 hours each on Tuesday evenings via Zoom. A digital credential will be awarded upon completion of all program requirements. The program will consist of a faculty and staff cohort, limited to 20 registrants.
7:00 - 8:30, Zoom (online only), Seena L Haines
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06/17 Diversity and Inclusion Search Committee Training
1:00 - 3:00, Zoom (online only), Tanya Maricima Nichols
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07/22 Diversity and Inclusion Search Committee Training
10:00 - 12:00, Zoom (online only), Norris Allen Edney
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08/19 Diversity and Inclusion Search Committee Training
1:00 - 3:00, Zoom (online only), Norris Allen Edney
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Questions? Contact hr@olemiss.edu.