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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.

Continuous learning is the minimum requirement for success in any field. – Denis Waitel

Making the Commitment

These sessions are provided for your personal and professional development, but keep in mind that when you register you are making a commitment to attend. If you are not sure that you can attend, wait to register until you have checked your calendar for conflicts. Once you have registered, be sure to add the training workshop to your calendar and save the registration confirmation email for easy withdrawal access.

The LEAD Series

Learn more about our LEAD Series that offers courses of interest to individuals, supervisors, and directors. More.

Leadercast

The University of Mississippi is a proud host site of the annual Leadercast conference on leadership. Learn more here.

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.

Training On Demand

University of Mississippi faculty and staff may request customized training for your team at your office or workplace. The following topics are available now:

  • Appreciation in the Workplace
  • Customer Service
  • Diversity
  • Employee Motivation
  • Excelling as a First Time Manager
  • Leadership and Teamwork
  • Leading Productive Meetings
  • Professional Communication Skills (Face-to-face, telephone, and email etiquette)
  • Managing a Student Workforce
  • Search Committees: Efficient & Effective Processes
  • Strategies for Change Management
  • Time & Energy Management
  • Wellness in the Workplace

If you would like to offer programs to your team, please contact Jennifer Payne.