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Required Courses

SCS010 HR 101: A Practical Guide to Fair and Legal Supervision Instructors: Kevin Clarke, and Keisha Jones
COMPETENCY: Fair and Legal Management
tree_pro3 Also counts toward Pro3 Certification
Thursday, February 9 Register Now 8:30 a.m. to noon
Tuesday, April 18 Register Now 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Explore the legal side of supervisory decision-making by examining how federal laws affect employment decisions, what you can and can’t ask applicants and employees and UF policies and procedures.


SCS014 Communication for Managers Instructor: Irma Alvarez
COMPETENCY: Communication
Wednesday, February 22 Register Now 9:00 a.m. to noon
Thursday, April 13 Register Now 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Communication is consistently identified as one of the most important tasks of a manager. In this session, we will identify key issues, challenges and strategies to help managers communicate effectively with team members. Topics covered will include:

  • Focal points of communication and communication breakdown for managers
  • Tools for influencing and knowing when to use them
  • Making communication adjustments based on an employee’s preferences

SCS020 Coaching for Success Instructor: Bob Parks
COMPETENCY: Coaching/Mentoring
Wednesday, February 8 Register Now 9:00 a.m. to noon
Tuesday, March 28 Register Now 9:00 a.m. to noon

This workshop combines group discussion, case study reviews and other activities to introduce ideas and techniques that can help you become a more effective coaching manager. This is a great core course for supervisors who want to learn the basics of leadership skills in order to encourage and guide their employees toward accomplishing goals in the work environment.


SCS025 Accountability in the Workplace: A Manager’s Guide to Creating Accountability and High Performance Instructor: Tricia Bachus
COMPETENCY: Accountability
Tuesday, February 14 Register Now 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday, April 11 Register Now 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Participants in “Accountability in the Workplace: A Manager’s Guide to High Standards, Great Results” will define “accountability” as a leadership competency and explore ways to incorporate accountability in their interactions with employees. The overall objective of the workshop is to identify ways to positively impact performance and work culture to get great results.


SCS030 Power of Feedback Instructor: Courtney Moon
COMPETENCIES: Fair and Legal Management, Coaching/Mentoring
Tuesday, January 10 Register Now 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday, April 25 Register Now 9:00 a.m. to noon

Learn how to deliver effective feedback about job performance and work-related behavior. You’ll also review how to formalize your feedback using UF’s staff appraisal process, including how to conduct the appraisal interview.


SCS035 Emotional Intelligence:
Leveraging Emotional Intelligence for Effective Leadership
Instructor: Tricia Bachus
COMPETENCY: Emotional Intelligence
Wednesday, January 11 Register Now 9:00 a.m. to noon
Tuesday, March 14 Register Now 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

In “Emotional Intelligence–Leveraging Emotional Intelligence for Effective Leadership,” participants will define “Emotional Intelligence” (EI) as a leadership and management competency, building upon a model for emotional and social competency. At the end of this session, participants will be able to identify how emotional intelligence affects leadership and will have generated ideas and “next steps” to leverage their emotional intelligence in the workplace for heightened leadership success.


SCS040 Interviewing and Hiring Instructor: John Sun
COMPETENCY: Talent Selection
tree_pro3 Also counts toward the Pro3 HR/Payroll Certification
Thursday, January 12 Register Now 9:00 a.m. to noon
Tuesday, March 28 Register Now 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Using group participation, interactive exercises and a video presentation, “The Right Person for the Right Job” will show you how to take the guesswork out of hiring so that you can hire not just “an” employee, but “the right” employee. Get tips on screening and interviewing plus ways to make a good job/person match.


SCS045 Thinking Strategically:
Using Purpose, Vision and Goals to Get Results
Instructor: Bob Parks
COMPETENCY: Strategic Thinking
Wednesday, January 25 Register Now 9:00 a.m. to noon
Wednesday, April 12 Register Now 9:00 a.m. to noon

“Thinking Strategically: Using Vision, Purpose and Goals to Get Results” is a workshop for managers who want to learn ways to think more strategically in order to achieve team goals. During this session, participants will learn about the importance of having and articulating a clear vision and purpose for the team. Additionally, participants will learn a goal setting strategy that can help ensure the team identifies and works on the right goals that align with team and organizational vision and purpose.


SCS055 Inspiring Trust:
Being an Example, Setting a Standard
Instructor: Bob Parks
COMPETENCIES: Integrity, Humility, Role Model
Tuesday, January 31 Register Now 9:00 a.m. to noon
Wednesday, March 8 Register Now 9:00 a.m. to noon

The focus of this workshop is on the role of the leader in setting a personal example. Emphasis will be on the leadership competencies of “role model,” “integrity,” and “humility.” At the end of this session, participants will be able to identify the key aspects of integrity and humility and have generated ideas and action items to cultivate these aspects of effective leadership.


SCS100 What to Do First When Everything Is Important:
Planning, Priorities and Delegation
Instructor: Scott Blades
COMPETENCY: Execution
Tuesday, January 31 Register Now 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday, February 22 Register Now 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Attend this session and learn the basic ways to use your time wisely, the difference between importance and urgency and the benefits of delegation.


Electives

SCS012 Writing Performance Appraisals Instructors: Courtney Moon and Brook Mercier
COMPETENCY: Fair and Legal Management
Friday, February 3 Register Now 9:00 a.m. to noon

This workshop focuses on ten specific strategies to help you improve your writing of evaluations. By focusing on examples of evaluative statements, this workshop provides an opportunity to compare and improve how these statements are written. Finally, an opportunity to practice writing evaluative statements is provided.


SCS015 The New Manager Instructor: Scott Blades
COMPETENCIES: Role Model, Humility
Thursday, April 27 Register Now 9:00 a.m. to noon

Being a new manager has its challenges—whether it’s a result of being new to a work unit, shifting from peer to supervisor, or just being new to management in general. Attend this workshop to learn how to manage that transition successfully. The workshop also will provide a useful framework for establishing your role as a UF manager, including tips on how to avoid common mistakes.


SCS060 Relationship Strategies Instructor: Ronda Mitchell
COMPETENCY: Communication
tree_pro3 Also counts toward Pro3 Certification
Wednesday, February 8 Register Now 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Thursday, April 13 Register Now 9:00 a.m. to noon

This workshop offers guidelines for understanding and adjusting to the differences in people, through observation of their behavior. The tools presented will enable you to see yourself and your world through someone else’s eyes—and that can go a long way toward increasing communication effectiveness!


SCS065 Cultivating Judgment: Decision-Making Strategies for Managers Instructor: Irma Alvarez
COMPETENCY: Judgment
tree_pro3 Also counts toward Pro3 Certification
Thursday, February 9 Register Now 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday, April 26 Register Now 9:00 a.m. to noon

Leaders are judged by the decisions they make – decisions about people, policy, strategy, as well as decisions in difficult situations. Some leadership experts argue that making good decisions, sometimes understood more broadly as judgment, is essential for leadership success. In this session, we will define a process for cultivating our own good decision-making, even our own good judgment, as leaders. We will use case studies to apply and learn from the model.


SCS075 Leading a Team Instructor: Tricia Bachus
COMPETENCY: Collaboration
Thursday, April 20 Register Now 9:00 a.m. to noon

Effective managers create and cultivate collaboration and teamwork in order for their unit to reach its full potential. In this session, we will discuss tactics managers can use to build a collaborative team. Specifically, we will look at team development from a manager perspective and how to facilitate decisions that everyone can commit to by building consensus.


SCS080 Making Meetings Work Instructor: Irma Alvarez
Also counts toward Business Communication Certification
COMPETENCY: Facilitative Decision-Making
tree_pro3 Also counts toward Pro3 Certification
Thursday, March 16 Register Now 9:00 a.m. to noon

How many meetings have you attended or conducted that just seemed like wasted time? Well, no more! Attend this workshop to learn techniques for planning and facilitating effective meetings. This workshop counts as an elective in the Supervisory Challenge certificate program.


SCS085 Leading with Courage:
Dealing with Conflict, Bullies, and Difficult Conversations
Instructor: Tricia Bachus
COMPETENCY: Resolve
Tuesday, February 28 Register Now 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

What is courage? Why is it important for us, as leaders, to have courage—and also to encourage it in others? Everyday courageous acts are significant. When demonstrated by leadership, they have a profound effect on the organization. Participants in “Leading with Courage: Dealing with Conflict, Bullies, and Difficult Conversations” will explore the concept of courage and how it relates to leadership competencies of “communication” and “resolve.” The session will focus, in particular, on dilemmas of courage that are related to the workplace and how we, as effective leaders, can leverage courage to create productive and healthy work environments.


SCS090 Powerful Public Speaking Instructor: Irma Alvarez
COMPETENCY: Resolve
Wednesday, January 18 Register Now 9:00 a.m. to noon

Have you ever been in a meeting or making a presentation and wished you had prepared more fully? Has stage fright ever had an impact on your effectiveness? This program can help! Attend this program and learn how to:

  • Reduce stage fright
  • Deliver with professionalism
  • Apply the basics of public speaking by focusing on situation, purpose, audience and methods

SCS200 From Manager to Motivator Instructor: Steve Slater
COMPETENCY: Advocacy
Thursday, January 26 Register Now 9:00 a.m. to noon

This workshop helps supervisors focus on what really matters when it comes to employee motivation. Participants will learn to communicate in a way that builds committed, self-confident employees; focus on what really motivates people; and reward employees in effective ways.


SCS300 Surviving the Challenge of Managing Employees Instructor: Brook Mercier
COMPETENCY: Accountability
Tuesday, April 18 Register Now 9:00 a.m. to noon

Difficult employees take up a lot of their supervisors’ time and can create serious morale problems within departments. Supervisors who need to analyze and manage problem employees will learn how to get the workplace back on track to productivity.