HRMC Manager Training Program

The Manager Training Program offers trainings available to supervisors and mangers.  A taskforce comprised of the follow Human Resource professionals has volunteered to develop courses for this program: Dave Halverstadt, Taskforce Chair; Mark Cassidy; Tami Willett; Stephen Smith; Kathy Vedvick.

The topics below are identified as being useful to new and current managers.  The intent is to offer a menu of options from which colleges can choose from to meet individual and institution needs.  Courses may be combined into half day sessions or offered as periodic stand alone training sessions.

Course Title Description Duration
College/System Overview Provides an overview of college and system structures and roles. 1 hour
College Mission and Values Participants will learn of the college’s role in the community and with students and explore how employees and their units contribute towards meeting mission and goals. 2 hours
Employment Basics An overview of the state and college policies and practices related to employment.  Includes a review the types of employees working at the district; employment governance structures; services provided by HR, payroll and benefit offices; state retirement and health care benefit; tenure and a supervisors’ role &  related responsibilities. 3 hours
Managing 101 Participants will explore the differences between managing and leadership and get practical suggestions on how to schedule work; organize workload and time, and motivate individuals.  Participants will also discuss working with colleagues, union leads, & executive leadership. 2 hours
Communicating with Employees Provides information on the importance of regular communications with employees and provides a variety of strategies. 2 hours
Effective Work teams Provides participants with a variety of strategies for developing productive work teams.  Participants will discuss how to effectively motivate employee groups and manage conflict. 2.5 hours
Budget Basics Provides participants with basics of developing and managing office/department budgets. 1.5 hours
Purchasing and Central Receiving Provides an overview of purchasing/contracting processes. 1 hour
Supervisor’s Legal Responsibilities In general terms, describes supervisors responsibilities related to risk management. 2 hours
Ethics in the Workplace/Public Records Provides participants an overview of state and institution ethics & public disclosure policies. 1.5 hours
Collective Bargaining Provides an overview of college responsibilities & structures related to college bargaining units (classified, faculty and exempt).  Introduction to collective bargaining agreements and primary provisions. 2 hours
Diversity Discussion of college diversity program and policies.  Clarifies managers responsibilities related to diversity. 1.5 hours
Harassment and Discrimination Provides overview of college policies and procedures related to discrimination, including sexual harassment. 2 hours
Policies 101 Provides a review of a variety of employment policies that are primarily implemented by supervisors and managers, including FMLA, ADA, affirmative action, Drug Free Workplace, Workplace Violence, etc. 2 hours
Work hours and leave Provides general information concerning employees’ work hours, overtime eligibility, accrual and use of leave, etc.  Provides strategies for use in helping employees maintain good attendance and manage their leave. 1 hour
Classified Performance Evaluation System Participants will learn about the PDP process and how to provide effective/regular feedback. 1.5 hours
Manager’s role in recruiting and hiring College processes and manager responsibilities related to recruitment and hiring will be described. Job descriptions, outreach, diversity, interviewing and reference checking are issues that will be addressed 2  hours
Corrective and Disciplinary Actions Participants will discuss their role and collective bargaining agreement provisions addressing disciplinary and corrective actions.  Tools will be provided for use in supporting and sustaining actions. 2 hours
Total   35.5 hours


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