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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.

Upcoming Sessions

Workshop Schedule
DateCourseRegistration
07/07 Thriving, Not Just Surviving: Work-Life Blend: This workshop will give you helpful tips on how to balance/blend work-life responsibilities more efficiently.
2:00 - 3:00, Garland 111, Jennifer Payne
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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
Class is Full
07/28 Career Growth and Development: What's Your Next Step?: This workshop is designed to help attendees think about their current career path and identify opportunities for professional career growth. It will explore goal setting, developing an individual development plan, improving skills/experience, initiating career advancement conversations, and other actionable steps for career development.
2:00 - 3:00, Garland 111, Jennifer Payne
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08/11 Fostering an Inclusive Work Environment: This workshop invites participants to learn about the issues that impact understanding, respecting, and valuing others in our various teams. We will explore the relationship between expectations, organizational culture, and individual experiences in order to identify and address barriers to inclusion in teams. Participants will learn how to seek understanding and collaborate across difference for greater productivity and efficiency.
2:00 - 3:00, Jackson Avenue Center: Classroom 103, Norris Allen Edney
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08/17 '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 B, Jennifer Payne
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09/21 '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 C, Jennifer Payne
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10/12 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 A, Jennifer Payne
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10/26 '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, Jackson Avenue Center Auditorium C, Jennifer Payne
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11/17 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, Jennifer Payne
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01/11 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, TBD, Jennifer Payne
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01/18 '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, Jennifer Payne
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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, Jennifer Payne
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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, Jennifer Payne
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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, Jennifer Payne
Sign Up
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, Jennifer Payne
Sign Up
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, Jennifer Payne
Sign Up

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.