The Manager Training Program is available to new and current supervisors and managers.
A volunteer taskforce of human resource professionals — Dave Halverstadt (taskforce chair), Mark Cassidy, Tami Willett, Stephen Smith and Kathy Vedvick — developed courses for the program.
The intent is to offer a menu of options from which colleges can choose to meet individual and institution needs. Courses may be combined into half-day sessions or offered as periodic stand-alone training sessions.
|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|
Last Modified: 12/16/22, 9:57 AM