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HR Leadership Foundation

Last Modified: 2016-08-17

Organizational Effectiveness

HR Leadership Foundations Modules

The six HR Leadership Foundation Modules offers supervisors and managers with the tools to build a successful supervisory foundation. Participants will enhance their skills in attracting and hiring new staff, developing and coaching staff, managing performance and behavior and reducing legal and employee relation problems.

Overall module goals:

  • To understand the role of the leader to orient, support, develop and coach staff to be high performing contributors of the team
  • To identify tools and resources to support the professional development process

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS, COSTS, and REGISTRATION


Module 1 - Hiring New Staff

This module is facilitated by Vanderbilt’s HR Talent Acquisition team.  Hiring the right people is absolutely critical to the success of an organization.  Through scenarios and activities, participants will experience the process of bringing a new person on board from the initial position approval through to the final processing. 

After attending this workshop, the learner will be able to:

  • Explain Vanderbilt’s administrative processes for recruiting
  • Locate resources and tools to assist with the hiring process
  • Define the role and responsibilities of the recruiter and of the hiring official
  • Access and utilize Vanderbilt’s electronic system for requisitioning and hiring employees - TalentCentral
4 hours $60 Register/Check Dates and Availability
Module 2 - Targeted Selection

Targeted Selection is Vanderbilt’s approach for consistency when hiring managers are interviewing and selecting new employees. Targeted Selection training for hiring managers will develop a variety of key behavioral interviewing skills and sharpen existing skills to improve selection decisions.

The overall goal: to increase the accuracy of hiring decisions, enabling managers to choose the right person for the position. 

After attending this workshop, the learner will be able to:

  • Use an interview process to help make a right hiring decision
  • Apply the STAR technique to gather candidate examples
  • Create the right environment for an effective interview
  • Evaluate candidate data and decide who to hire
  • Differentiate between legal and illegal interview questions

16 hours

8:00 am – 5:00 pm on
2 consecutive days

See Targeted Selection page for available dates.

$250

Register/Check Dates and Availability
Module 3 - Coaching & Developing Staff

Creating an environment where staff can succeed is one of the most important skills of a leader. Learn and obtain the skills and tools you need as a leader to orient, support, develop and coach your staff so they are high performing contributors to your team.

After attending this workshop, the learner will be able to: 

  • Differentiate between coaching, mentoring, and counseling
  • Customize a coaching process to develop your staff
  • List the steps to onboarding new staff
  • Write a team SMART goal
  • Create a culture that supports professional growth
4 hours $60

Register/Check Dates and Availability

Module 4 - Managing Performance & Behavior

Feedback, tracking performance and behavior, and understanding VU policies that relate to performance are important aspects of performance management. In this module you’ll learn how to effectively manage performance through planning, feedback and evaluation to help your staff succeed. You’ll also experience how to handle difficult situations with corrective feedback or other Vanderbilt processes.

After attending this workshop, the learner will be able to: 

  • List the performance management roles for the supervisor and staff member
  • Document performance conversations
  • Rate performance accurately
  • Practice preparing for a performance conversation
  • Locate HR policies and tools to support performance management 
4 hours $60 Register/Check Dates and Availability
Module 5 - Legal Issues

Legal Issues is taught by a member of Vanderbilt’s Legal Counsel.  As a supervisor, one of your primary responsibilities is to treat staff and co-workers fairly. This module will cover the laws impacting employees, the legal pitfalls that managers are faced with at work, and how good practices, consistency of treatment and understanding staff perceptions can avoid the legal pitfalls.

After attending this workshop, learners will be able to:

  • Identify the types of legal issues managers address at Vanderbilt
  • Identify the resources to support handling legal issues
3 hours $50 Register/Check Dates and Availability
Module 6 - Leave Management

There are many different types of leave at Vanderbilt that supervisors many come across while managing their staff.  This module will help supervisors understand the types of leave offered by Vanderbilt for its employee population and how these leaves coordinate with State and Federal laws. 

After attending this workshop, learners will be able to:

  • Identify the different types of leave management at Vanderbilt
  • Identify the resources to handle leave management
4 hours TBD  

 Please contact the Organizational Effectiveness Team at 615.322.8320 if you have questions.


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