Professional Development Opportunities

I. Managers’ and Supervisors’ Toolkit

Human Resources Competencies Series

Target Audience:  University managers and supervisors

As a supervisor or manager you must create a work environment that encourages all employees to contribute to the organization, build and maintain strong communication links within and across departments, and foster respectful/collaborative working relationships.

The Human Resources Competencies series addresses the basic professional development needs of managers and supervisors by providing an overview of your role in the organization, and the policies and laws that govern employee relations.  This series is designed to equip new and experienced supervisors and managers with the knowledge and practical applications necessary for successful workplace management.

Harassment and Retaliation
Performance Evaluation Process
Performance Management
Reasonable Accommodation for Employees with Disabilities
Recruitment and Hiring
Salary Placement and Compensation
Wage and Hour Law Basics

SEMINAR DESCRIPTIONS

Harassment and Retaliation
In the Harassment and Retaliation Workshop, you will learn what harassment is and isn’t and the types of harassment prohibited by law and CSU policy.  You will discover who is protected from harassment;  who may be an harasser; and the role of a supervisor in such situations.  Class participants also will discuss who’s liable for such conduct.  In addition, you will have an opportunity to study retaliation and what it means under CSU policy.  There will be a brief discussion of bullying and how this conduct differs from harassment and retaliation. The program is interactive, including a discussion of a case study in your program materials.
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Performance Evaluation Process
This presentation will teach the technical processes, contractual obligations, and best practices for conducting performance evaluations for your staff employees.  Attendees will gain an understanding of the importance of conducting annual evaluations, the proper reviewers and how to handle difficult performance evaluation scenarios.
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Performance Management
In the Performance Management workshop, you will be introduced to an evaluation framework in which to assess your role and effectiveness as a supervisor or MPP in the performance evaluation process.  You will have an opportunity to think about the relevance and tone of descriptors you use when writing evaluations and understand the consequences of making assumptions without facts.  In addition you will learn how outside agencies view performance evaluations and steps to take to avoid claims of discrimination. Finally, you will discuss the importance of the evaluation to the employee and to his/her professional growth.  The program is interactive, including large and small group discussions and case studies.
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Reasonable Accommodation for Employees with Disabilities
In the Workshop entitled, “Reasonable Accommodation for Employees with Disabilities”, you will be introduced to the CSU policies and federal and state laws that apply to employees with disabilities and the key roles that the employee, the supervisor, and others play in the compliance process.  You will develop the skills to identify appropriate responses to such key questions as: Who is an “individual with a disability?”  Who is a “qualified individual”?  What are the “essential functions” of a job? What is “reasonable accommodation?” What is “undue hardship”?  The program is interactive, including a discussion of a case study and resources in your program materials.
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Recruitment and Hiring
The Recruitment and Hiring workshop will cover all aspects of the staff and MPP hiring process, as well as all temporary hiring.  Some of the specific items to be covered are: 1) Requests to Advertise; 2) Selection Committees; 3) Hiring Process; 4) Temporary Appointments; 5) Post retirement employment rules; and 6) Additional employment rules.  
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Salary Placement and Compensation
This presentation will discuss initial salary placements and various compensation options, including a review of Promotions, Demotions, In Range Progressions, Bonuses, and salary stipends.  Attendees will be informed about what factors go into consideration of compensation levels. 
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Wage and Hour Law Basics
This presentation will address wage and hour law basics including the application of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and other state and federal laws related to work hours and wages.  Participants will learn the basics of the FLSA’s requirements including a discussion of overtime pay and the meaning of exempt v. non-exempt status.   The presenter will utilize workplace examples to apply the principles taught in the session.
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