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Successful Supervisor Series Syllabus

October – Session 1: An Insider’s Guide to OSU

  • Organizational Acumen
    • Mission and vision
  • Interviewing and hiring

November – Session 2: HR Law

  • Affirmative Action
  • FMLA
  • ADA
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Workers Compensation
  • FLSA
  • EEO

December – Session 3:  Finding Your Voice

  • Performance Reviews
  • Coaching for accountability
    • Diffusing tension
    • Difficult conversations
    • Disciplinary actions
    • Planning for performance
    • Encouraging Star Performance
  • Emotional Intelligence

January – Session 4: If it Wasn’t Written, It didn’t Happen

  • Progressive disciplinary process
  • Documentation 101

February – Session 5: How to Create a Great Place to Work  

  • Keeping them here (engagement) – Retention
  • Collaboration
    • Building trust
    • Teamwork techniques
    • Productive conflict

March – Session 6: Think before you speak

  • Quality Communication
    •  Professional Business Writing
    • Public speaking
    • Presentation skills

April – Session 7: Desk “top” chaos

  • Book Review/presentations
  • Computer workshop – organizing electronic files, use of Google, knowing your inbox

May – Session 8: Start Here…

  • Capstone Project
  • Planning and organizing
    • Managing priorities
    • Leading meetings

June – Session 9:  Manager, Leader, You

  • Summary of program
  • Capstone project
  • Wrap-up session

Note: this syllabus is subject to change due to time allotment, speaker availability, weather conditions, etc.

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