Professional Development

Professional Development Classes

The University of Michigan - Flint Human Resources Office, in conjunction with the Chancellor and the Office of Vice Chancellor for Business & Finance, would like to announce the following professional development sessions.  These sessions below are part of continuing efforts to provide professional development opportunities on the Flint Campus. 

 

EXCEL: A Personal Leadership Certificate Initiative

EXCEL is for staff or faculty who would like to experience further success at UM-Flint by developing his or her individual skills in a deliberate and strategic manner. EXCEL supports executive leadership’s long-term, consistent and well-defined leadership framework and process based on the university’s eight core competencies. After completion, participants will be able to:

Demonstrate increased competencies to achieve strategic organizational priorities
Display their motivation and commitment to UM-Flint’s mission and vision by continuing to develop their leadership skills.

For more information please see the EXCEL website.

Please watch your email for information on the next cohort.

Foundations of Supervision (FOS)

FOUNDATIONS OF SUPERVISION (FOS)

Foundations of Supervision (FOS) is a comprehensive two-part program designed to provide new U-M supervisors with critical and technical supervisory information and best practices in leadership development. FOS content is contextualized to address contemporary workplace issues related to being an effective supervisor in the University of Michigan’s decentralized, higher education environment. Departments are responsible for the total cost of this class.

Supervisory Essentials: U-M Policy and Compliance

As a prerequisite to Foundations of Supervision I: Maximizing Performance, this class focuses on the most important U-M policy and compliance issues of which all supervisors must be aware. University experts will discuss how best to work with legal guidelines and U-M policies to better support those who report to you.

You will learn to:

  • Recognize how U-M HR-related policies will assist you in better supporting your staff
  • Identify the best policies and practices that all supervisors must be aware of to effectively perform their duties
  • Discuss the compliance-related sections of the U-M Standard Practice Guide that support your work as a supervisor
  • Use U-M policies and legal guidelines for better problem-solving

You will benefit by:

  • Gaining a greater awareness of some of the unique challenges that come with being a supervisor
  • Knowing where to find helpful University information and resources that are pertinent to your role as a supervisor
  • Expanding your awareness of the legal issues that are important for supervisors to understand

Dates & Location

Wednesday, April 1, 2015
Human Resource Development
East/West Room, 2045
Ann Arbor
8:30 – 4:30 
* Transportation from the Flint Campus to the Ann Arbor Campus will be provided.
**Lunch will be provided.
 
Foundations of Supervision I: Maximizing Performance

This program provides the essential information to develop and manage successful employee performance and effective fiscal and resource management. **Lunch will be provided.

Modules include:

  • The Role of U-M Supervisors
  • Developing Employee Performance
  • Employee Selection Process
  • Workload and Resource Management
  • Performance Coaching
  • Managing Difficult Performance Issues
  • Working in a Higher Education Environment
  • Financial Responsibility
  • Concluding Day Presentations

Dates & Location

Day 1: Thursday, April 16, 2015
NBC Carriage Room - 235 NBC
8:30 – 4:30 
 
Day 2: Thursday, April 23, 2015
NBC Park Place
8:30 – 4:30 
 
Day 3: Thursday, April 30, 2015
NBC Carriage Room - 235 NBC
8:30 – 4:30 
 
Day 4: Thursday, May 07, 2015

NBC Park Place
8:30 – 4:30 

Day 5: Thursday, May 14, 2015
NBC Park Place
8:30 – 4:30
 
Foundations of Supervision II:Leading & Working Successfully with Others

This next level program is organized around the U-M Organizational Competencies, focusing on vital interpersonal and critical thinking skills to transform supervisors into successful leaders. **Lunch will be provided.

Modules include:

  • Introduction to Leadership
  • Advancing the Mission
  • Developing Self and Others
  • Communication and Relationship Building
  • Creative Problem Solving
  • Customer Service
  • Leadership Achievement
  • Concluding Activities

Dates & Location

Day 1: Thursday, June 04, 2015
NBC Park Place
8:30 – 4:30 

Day 2: Thursday, June 11, 2015
NBC Park Place
8:30 – 4:30 

Day 3: Thursday, June 18, 2015
NBC Park Place
8:30 – 4:30 
 
Day 4: Thursday, June 25, 2015
NBC Park Place
8:30 – 4:30 
 

Day 5: Wednesday, July 08, 2015
NBC Park Place
8:30 – 4:30

 

 REGISTER HERE

LEAD: Leadership Excellence Achievement and Development

The purpose of the LEAD program is to create a long-term, consistent and well-defined leadership framework and process based on the university’s core competency model. After completion, participants will be able to:

Increase their competencies to achieve strategic organizational priorities

Lead teams with positive relationships that achieve exemplary performance

Demonstrate their motivation and commitment to UM-Flint’s mission and vision by continuing to develop their leadership ability.

For more informatin please see the LEAD website.