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Last Modified: 2016-08-17

Becoming a Leader

Facilitator: Tammy Key, Organizational Effectiveness Team

Fee: $60

Time:  8 a.m.-noon

Making the transition from being an individual contributor to a leadership position can be intimidating as well as exciting. This course describes some of the challenges that new leaders face and suggests some strategies for meeting those challenges. It also summarizes the additional skills and knowledge that leaders must acquire to fill their new role, and presents alternatives for acquiring them.

Participants are given the opportunity to discuss their concerns and learn how to deal with being promoted to lead one's former peers.

Who Should Attend:

Anyone who has recently been promoted to a leadership position, anyone whose career goals include being promoted to leadership within the next 6 months and for leaders who have (or will have in the near future) new first-line leaders working for them. 

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Dealing with Change

Facilitator: Tammy Key, Organizational Effectiveness Team

Time: 9 a.m.-noon


Change is an inevitable part of our lives. How we deal with it has a major impact on our productivity and satisfaction levels. In this workshop, we will discuss the five stages people go through during times of change, as well as practical ways to navigate those stages and deal with the anger, pressure, and stress that change can produce.

By the end of this workshop you will be able to:

  • Discuss three reasons people resist change
  • Determine where you are in the stages of change
  • Use a stress reduction technique to help you deal with a current change
  • Create action steps to help you better deal with change

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HR Foundations Module 1: Hiring New Staff

Facilitator: Talent Acquisition

Fee: no fee at this time

Time: 8 a.m.-noon

Description:

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
 

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HR Foundations Module 2: Targeted Selection

 

Facilitator: Tammy Key, Organizational Effectiveness Team

Fee: $250

Time: 2 days, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Description and Objective:

Targeted Selection is Vanderbilt’s approach for consistency when hiring managers are interviewing and selecting new employees. This training will develop a variety of key behavioral interviewing skills and sharpen existing skills to improve selection decisions. The skills and techniques learned during this workshop are immediately applicable on the job.

Upon completion of the two day training session, you will receive certification as a Targeted Selection interviewer. You will also have access to the competency based interview guides for the various job families within Vanderbilt.

Please note that lunch is not provided, so make plans to bring lunch with you or go out with other course participants.  

Topics include:

  • The interview process
  • Identifying job dimensions
  • Opening and closing interviews
  • Building rapport with candidates
  • Behavioral questions and follow-up questions
  • Motivational fit
  • Integrating data from multiple interviewers
  • Skill practice with actual candidates

Who Should Attend:

Hiring managers

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HR Foundations Module 3: Coaching and Developing Staff

 

Facilitator: Tammy Key, Organizational Effectiveness Team

Fee: $60

Time: 8 a.m.-noon

Description:

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.

Topics include:

  • Professional Staff Development: creating a climate conducive for professional growth and development, supporting diversity, effectively communicating and building trust
  • Onboarding: orientation and evaluation process, websites, toolkit
  • Professional development planning: IDPs (Individual Development Plan), succession planning
  • Effective goal setting: writing masterful goals, short and long term goals, VPES
  • Coaching for performance development: leadership styles, communication styles, preparing and conducting performance development meetings, action plans, toolkit and resources

Who Should Attend:

Supervisors and managers

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HR Foundations Module 4: Managing Performance & Behavior

 

Facilitator: Tammy Key, Organizational Effectiveness Team and Cleo Rucker, Senior Employee Relations Advisor

Fee: $60

Time: 8 a.m.-noon

Description:

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.

Topics include:

  • Performance Management: the roles of the supervisor and staff member, setting expectations, documenting performance, evaluating performance
  • Performance Management Timeline: recommended calendar dates and guidelines
  • Performance Conversations: skills for having an effective conversation
  • VU HR Policies: overview, policy interpretation

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Supervisors and managers

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HR Foundations Module 5: Legal Issues

 

Facilitator: Office of the General Counsel

Fee: $50

Time: 9 a.m.-noon

Description and Objective:

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.

Topics include:

  • FMLA, ADA, Maternity Leave (definitions, holding positions, health care coverage)
  • Non-FMLA leaves
  • Reasonable accommodation
  • FLSA and Non-Discrimination Laws
  • Retaliation
  • Worker’s Compensation

Who Should Attend:

Supervisors and managers in a formal leadership position (e.g. signs off on performance evaluations)

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HR Foundations Module 6: Leave Management

 

Fee: No fee at this time
Description and Objective: 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. 

Topics include:

  • FMLA/TMLA USERRA (Military Leave)
  • Non-FMLA/Personal Leave
  • Vanderbilt Leave Policies
  • How to manage and process leaves

Who Should Attend:
Supervisors and managers in a formal leadership position (deals with leave managements.)

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Leading Teams through Conflict

Facilitator: Tammy Key, Organizational Effectiveness Team

Fee: $60

Time:  8 a.m.-noon

Description and Objective:

As a leader, you may find yourself in situations where you need to manage a conflict among the people who report to you.

This course will help you build and implement a strategy for helping others work through their conflict. It provides guidelines to help you determine how involved you need to be - when to lead the resolution, and when (and how) to simply coach and empower your people to resolve the conflict on their own. You will also learn a simple process for mediating disputes between the people on your team, when you find it necessary.

Who Should Attend:

Supervisors and managers

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Leading Teams Through the Stages of Change

Facilitator: Tammy Key, Organizational Effectiveness Team

Fee: $60

Time: 8 a.m.-noon

Description and Objective:

Change is inevitable and more rapid now than in any time in history - and it's not going to slow down!  People react to change in different ways and at different paces.  IN this session, we will discuss the five distinct stages people frequently go through when confronted with change and give you strategies to effectively lead your team through them.  We will also look at practical ways to deal with the emotions, pressure, and stress that change produces in yourself and your employees. 

Who Should Attend:

Supervisors and managers

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Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) Workshop: Understanding and Using Your Type to Enhance Worklife

Facilitators: Tammy Key, Organizational Effectiveness Team

Fee: $100

Time: 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

The MBTI is a self-report questionnaire designed to make Jung's theory of psychological types understandable and useful in everyday life. MBTI results identify valuable differences between normal people, differences that can be the source of much misunderstanding and miscommunication. The information enhances understandings of motivations, natural strengths, and potential growth areas. It also helps individuals appreciate others who differ from themselves. Because it explains basic patterns in human functioning, the MBTI is used for a variety of purposes, including self-understanding and development, problem solving, conflict resolution, and improving group communication.

By the end of this workshop, you will be able to:
  • Self-assess and verify your MBTI type
  • Recognize how types differ from one another
  • Create an action plan to develop your strengths and work on potential blind spots

Please note: Due to materials costs for this workshop, we will be charging the workshop fee to staff who fail to attend without canceling.

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New Leader Orientation

Facilitators: Tammy Key, Organizational Effectiveness Team

Fee: no fee at this time

Time: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

The goal of New Leader Orientation is to acclimate leaders new to Vanderbilt University and responsible for managing staff, specifically to:

  • Orient them to the University’s mission, structure, and strategic plan,
  • Introduce them to Leadership at Vanderbilt,
  • Give them an overview of important HR and compliance policies,
  • Provide guidance regarding valuable campus resources (departments, processes, and procedures) as well as additional training, and
  • Provide an opportunity to meet other leaders new to the University.

If you indicate that your new hire will supervise others when registering them for New Staff Orientation, HR will automatically enroll them into the next available New Leader session as well. The new leader’s supervisor will receive email confirmation of the enrollment. New leaders will receive reporting instructions for New Leader Orientation on the day they attend New Staff Orientation.

 

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Peer Interviewing

Facilitator: Tammy Key, Organizational Effectiveness Team

Fee: No charge

Time: 8 a.m.-noon

Description and Objective:

The goal of the Peer Interviewing workshop is to introduce you to the basics of Vanderbilt’s selection process.  As a participant in the hiring process, it is important to know what to listen for in a candidate's response.  This workshop will assist you in making informed decisions about job candidates; both about their skill level and their job “fit.”

Topics in this workshop include:

  • Behavioral interviewing - listening for STARS

  • The importance of Motivational Fit and how to assess it in job candidates

  • Basic interviewing skills, including building rapport and asking follow up questions

  • Legal issues – what to ask, what not to ask

NOTE: This workshop is not intended for hiring managers or as a substitute for Targeted Selection for hiring managers. 

Who Should Attend:

Non-manager team members who take part in interviews and/or assist in making hiring decisions

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Workplace Civility (Communication Skills)

Facilitator: Tammy Key, Organizational Effectiveness Team

Fee: $100

Time: 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

Description:

In our complex working environments we may find ourselves stressed, rushed, or challenged to communicate effectively. To assist you with these challenges, this workshop will cover these topics and techniques:

  • Communication styles assessment
  • Assertiveness assessment
  • Generational communication
  • Building trust
  • Emotional Intelligence exercise
  • Practicing service recovery

Please note that lunch is not provided, so make plans to bring lunch with you or go out with other course participants.  

Who Should Attend:

All employees

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