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 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 the Administrative Services Building, Training Room.  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 20 supervisors.

Registration

Registration can be completed below by clicking on the link for each date in the ‘Training Sessions and Schedule Session’.  You will be prompted to provide your university credentials to log in to the university’s Tiger Training system.

Fall 2018 Session Shout-Outs

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

Supervisor Training Series Feedback

“I have enjoyed this series tremendously. This training provides actionable items that all managers are required to know and use. The plus to all of the training is meeting the support staff of HR. They each have areas they support and it is so helpful to have them shed light on what issues they deal with and how to approach solutions.”

~ Laura McGinnis, Clemson Computing and Information and Technology (CCIT)

“The supervisor training series has been a valuable resource for me as I transition into a supervisory role. When a new training session date approaches I am always excited knowing that I will be gaining valuable knowledge in a new area. The facilitators and presenters are knowledgeable and do a great job keeping the sessions interesting and informative.”

~ Cyndi Ragusa, College of Engineering, Computing and Applied Sciences Business Office

“The Supervisor Training series is a thoughtful collection of topics that provides a broader understanding of the principles of management. Not only is the training beneficial for learning, the networking opportunity and role-playing scenarios are both excellent ways to connect with peers across campus to learn new techniques for resolving age old challenges! 

~ Jacquelyn Ansley, Clemson Computing and Information Technology (CCIT)

Upcoming Supervisor Training 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: Friday, January 11, 2019

Session II - Date: Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Session III - Date: Wednesday, May 22, 2019

All sessions are conducted from 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. in the Administrative Services Building Training Room.

Motivating & Developing Employees

This course provides 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: Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Session II - Date: Thursday, February 21, 2019

Session III: Date Tuesday, April 9, 2019

All sessions are conducted from 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. in the Administrative Services Building Training Room.

Discipline & 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: Thursday, February 7, 2019

Session II - Date: Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Session III - Date: Wednesday, May 8, 2019

All sessions are conducted from 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. in the Administrative Services Building Training Room.

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: Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Session II - Date: Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Session III - Date: Tuesday, April 23, 2019

All sessions are conducted from 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. in the Administrative Services Building Training Room.

Performance Management

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: Thursday, January 24, 2019

Session II - Date: Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Session III - Date: Thursday, May 30, 2019

All sessions are conducted from 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. in the Administrative Services Building Training Room.

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: Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Session II - Date: Thursday, March 21, 2019

All sessions are conducted from 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. in the Administrative Services Building Training Room.

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: Thursday, January 31, 2019

Session II - Date: Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Session III - Date: Tuesday, May 14, 2019

All sessions are conducted from 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. in the Administrative Services Building Training Room.

Implicit Bias at Work

This course will aid supervisors in understanding implicit bias and provide ten practical strategies to create a work environment that fosters inclusion.

Session I - Date: Monday, February 4, 2019

Session II - Date: Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Session III - Date: Tuesday, April 30, 2019

All sessions are conducted from 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. in the Administrative Services Building Training Room.

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