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Supervision and Leadership Series offered in June

June 10, 2010

Training and Organizational Development's June workshop series is designed to provide insight and new tools in the areas of supervision and leadership. The June classes are designed for supervisors, managers, and team leaders who want to create positive outcomes for efforts within their unit(s). These trainings are free, and open to all interested CSU faculty and staff.

All workshops are presented by Lorie A. Smith, in the Training and Organizational Development Classroom [PDF], 129 Johnson Hall.

Online registration
is available to employees wishing to attend all or any classes in the series.

Performance Management
Thursday, June 1
8 a.m.-noon


Managing the contributions of others is one of the key responsibilities for supervisors and managers. For most people, performance management is a learned set of skills, rather than an intrinsic set of abilities. Learn how to create effective performance plans, provide meaningful feedback, and conduct formal evaluations of your employee’s efforts.

This session will focus on tools and strategies that increase the probability of employee success. You will also learn approaches to dealing with common performance problems. This interactive session will focus on practical solutions to enhancing performance.

Managing Change
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
8 a.m.-noon


Learn about the predictable patterns of change in organizations and how to effectively manage through the change process. Explore the personal and work group experience of change. Participants will come away with ideas for helping themselves and others anticipate and identify problems and devise workable transition strategies.

Facilitation Skills - Basic
Wednesday, June 23
8 a.m.-noon

Whether you are in a formal leadership role or have been asked to lead a committee or coordinate a project team, good facilitation skills will help you be more successful. In this introductory workshop you will learn how to design and facilitate meetings to achieve maximum involvement as well as results. In this workshop you will assess your current facilitation skills and learn how to:

  • Apply adult learning theory to facilitation

  • Use a variety of tools to warm up and energize a group, clarify problems, and track commitments

  • Handle problem group members

  • Use the skills of observing, listening, and questioning to keep a group on task

  • Evaluate a group’s progress


Contact: Ellen Audley
E-mail: Ellen.Audley@ColoState.EDU
Phone: (970) 491-1376