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Supervisor Training Series

In an effort to provide clear, standardized expectations and development opportunities, the Office of Human Resources will host a training series designed specifically for the University’s supervisors. These sessions will provide University supervisors with the necessary knowledge, skills and behaviors that will allow them to excel in their current roles.

Eligibility

Supervisors of three or more staff direct reports are encouraged to register for the Fall 2018 sessions. Registered participants must not have received written disciplinary or performance improvement actions through Human Resources within the past year as of May 31, 2018.

Participation is Encouraged Throughout the State

Training is offered in-person on campus in Cooper Library Room 309. If you are off-campus and wish to participate in a training, video-conferencing technologies are available for all sessions.

Attention: Enroll early! Sessions are capped at 30 supervisors.

Registration

Registration can be completed below in the ‘Training Sessions and Schedule Session’ by clicking on “Click HERE to register.” You will be prompted to provide your university credentials to log in to the university’s Bridge training management system.

Spring 2018 Session Shout-Outs

Not sure if these sessions are right for you? See what supervisors had to say about the Spring 2018 series:

“Participation in the Supervisor Training series offered by the Clemson University Office of Human Resources should be required of all employees operating in a supervisory capacity in any division or department of the University. Insights garnered through participation in the series have inevitably made me a better manager of the people and circumstances that I engage with daily on behalf of Clemson Cooperative Extension.”

- Blake Lanford, Clemson University Cooperative Extension

“The training series was very informative and the information presented was applicable to many of the duties I juggle as a manger/supervisor. The objectives of the courses were clear and I really appreciated that different learning styles were accommodated…I honestly recommend the training series to every supervisor on campus!”

- Fredda Owens, Clemson University Libraries

“Thank you for providing us with additional tools for our supervisory belt. I’ve made several changes to my methods based upon what I learned through these sessions. But, as much as I learned in the trainings, for me it’s more about the relationships made and the experiences shared. Thanks for giving me the opportunity to learn and for expanding my Clemson experience.”

- Rick Kelley, Clemson University Youth Learning Institute

Training Sessions and Schedule

Difficult Conversations

This course will aid supervisors in understanding the importance of conflict resolution as well as how to plan for and to have difficult conversations.

Session I - Date and Time: September 11, 2018 | 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. | Location:  Cooper Library, Room 309 | Click HERE to register
Session II - Date and Time: October 4, 2018 | 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. | Location:  Cooper Library, Room 309 | Click HERE to register
Session III - Date and Time: November 1, 2018 | 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. | Location:  Cooper Library, Room 309 | Click HERE to register

Motivating and Developing Employees

This course will provide supervisors with communication, coaching and mentoring skills to motivate employees and provide information on how to use positive techniques to enhance employee development and performance.

Session I - Date and Time: August 2, 2018 | 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. | Location:  Cooper Library, Room 309 | Click HERE to register
Session II - Date and Time: October 29, 2018 | 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. | Location:  Cooper Library, Room 309 | Click HERE to register
Session III - Date and Time: December 6, 2018 | 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. | Location: Cooper Library, Room 309 | Click HERE to register

Discipline Process and Misconduct

This course outlines the supervisor’s role in the discipline process, including a detailed explanation of the steps taken to address issues that arise when employees fall short of expected conduct.

Session I - Date and Time: September 20, 2018 | 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. | Location:  Cooper Library, Room 309 | Click HERE to register
Session II - Date and Time: October 15, 2018 | 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. | Location:  Cooper Library, Room 309 | Click HERE to register
Session III - Date and Time: December 11, 2018 | 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. | Location: Cooper Library, Room 309 | Click HERE to register

Building an Effective Team

This course will provide supervisors with more information on skills, tools and techniques to be an effective team leader and member through communication, collaboration and performance.

Session I - Date and Time: August 23, 2018 | 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. | Location:  Cooper Library, Room 309 | Click HERE to register
Session II - Date and Time: November 15, 2018 | 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. | Location:  Cooper Library, Room 309 | Click HERE to register

Performance Management and SMART Goals

This course will provide an overview of the ongoing performance management process at Clemson University and the important role supervisors contribute to this process.

Session I - Date and Time: August 9, 2018 | 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. | Location:  Cooper Library, Room 309 | Click HERE to register
Session II - Date and Time: September 24, 2018 | 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. | Location:  Cooper Library, Room 309 | Click HERE to register
Session III - Date and Time: November 8, 2018 | 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. | Location:  Cooper Library, Room 309 | Click HERE to register

Effective Interviewing

This course discusses proper interviewing techniques including interview questions types, details on what you can and cannot ask prospective candidates, and provides tips and resources available to supervisors and hiring managers.

Session I - Date and Time: August 14, 2018 | 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. | Location:  Cooper Library, Room 309 | Click HERE to register
Session II - Date and Time: October 23, 2018 | 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. | Location:  Cooper Library, Room 309 | Click HERE to register
Session III - Date and Time: December 13, 2018 | 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. | Location:  Cooper Library, Room 309 | Click HERE to register

Writing Effective Position Descriptions

This course will provide supervisors with information on how to create and write position descriptions that effectively market and accurately describe each position.

Session I - Date and Time: September 6, 2018 | 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. | Location:  Cooper Library, Room 309 | Click HERE to register
Session II - Date and Time: October 9, 2018 | 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. | Location:  Cooper Library, Room 309 | Click HERE to register

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