Supervisor’s Essentials New in 2016

Supervisor’s Essentials is a new, free program open to all university supervisors with the goal of providing the skills and tools necessary to be successful in supervision. Aspiring supervisors are welcome, as well. There are six sections, each offered monthly.

Section One – Role of a Supervisor

  • 90-Day Success Plan
  • Planning, goal setting, and follow-up
  • How to ask effective questions
  • Defining and meeting expectations
  • Creating a culture of continuous improvement

Section Two – Getting Things Done

  • Effective Delegation
  • Communication fundamentals
  • Results-oriented meetings

Section Three – UMD’s Performance, Review, &            Development (PRD) Process for Non-Supervising and Supervising Staff

  • All university staff are required to attend the PRD training
  • Includes the tools used and tips and resources for engaging in the process
  • Expectation setting, midway feedback, and final review meetings

Section Four – Staff Relations Tools

  • 11am-12pm – Writing a Performance Improvement Plan
  • 1pm-2pm – Understanding Family Medical Leave (FMLA)
  • 2pm-2:45pm – Managing Tardiness & Absenteeism
  • 3pm-4:30pm – The Discipline Process, Including Suspensions

Section Five – Encouraging an Inclusive Culture

 Facilitated by Office of Diversity and Inclusion

  • Common crucial conversations that need to happen in work environments striving for inclusion and diversity
  • How to interrupt harmful ways of relating with one another
  • How to have conversations when you have immediate diversity concerns
  • Set a tone and culture of inclusion
  • How to: think and talk about “cultural” differences in communication, supervision, and work style

Section Six- Overview of Workplace Safety

  • General Workplace Safety facilitated by the Department of Environmental Safety, Sustainability, & Risk
  • UMD’s Emergency Management facilitated by the Department of Environmental Safety, Sustainability, & Risk
  • Workplace Violence & Risk Assessment and Responding to an Active Shooter facilitated by University Police

Last updated: March 16, 2017

Last updated: March 16, 2017