University of Wisconsin Supervisory Management Certificate Program
 

Supervisory Management 2014 brochureUniversity of Wisconsin-La Crosse and University of Wisconsin-Extension. The program is designed for managers with supervisory responsibilities. The concepts and skills taught are also relevant to all who work with people in a team environment. Whether you own your own business, or work in an office, at an agency, in a health care facility, or manufacturing plant, you will find the seminars applicable in your environment.

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Registration fee includes seminar, materials, lunch and refreshments.


Supervisory Management Core Seminars

These seminars provide an overview of management basics. They address the challenges you face as you make the transition into management and they lay a foundation for the other seminars. Those working toward earning the Supervisory Management certificate must complete Supervisory Management One, Two, and Three along with three elective seminars.

 

Supervisory Management 1

First-line managers need good leadership skills. Topics include (1) the transition to management; (2) analyzing leadership styles; (3) motivating employee performance; and (4) discipline and work rules. Supervisory Management One is an excellent introduction for new managers facing the challenges of leading a work group. Choose the session that best fits your busy schedule.  Instructor: Bob Pecor

Available Sessions

Wednesday and Thursday January 22 & 23, 2014 ● 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. ● UW-La Crosse campus ● $450*

Wednesday and Thursday September 24 & 25, 2014 ● 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. ● UW-La Crosse campus ● $450*

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Supervisory Management 2

Supervisory Management Two concentrates on four critical management concerns: (1) orienting people to your work unit; (2) understanding your communication behaviors; (3) managing time; and (4) using delegation as a development tool. We build on the leadership skills learned from Supervisory Management One. Choose the session that best fits your busy schedule.  Instructor: Scott Dickmeyer

Available Sessions

Wednesday and Thursday March 5 & 6, 2014 ● 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. ● UW-La Crosse campus ● $450*

Wednesday and Thursday October 22 & 23, 2014 ● 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. ● UW-La Crosse campus ● $450*

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Supervisory Management 3

Communicating clear, specific expectations to your people is critical to operational effectiveness. Giving feedback during day-to-day coaching sessions as well as during formal performance reviews is an essential skill. We discuss why there is resistance to performance assessment, how to establish job expectations and how to conduct coaching sessions. Choose the session that best fits your busy schedule.  Instructor: Scott Dickmeyer

Available Sessions

Wednesday and Thursday April 2 & 3, 2014 ● 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. ● UW-La Crosse campus ● $450*

Wednesday and Thursday December 3 & 4, 2014 ● 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. ● UW-La Crosse campus ● $450*

*Discounts available. View program brochure for details.

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Supervisory Management Elective Seminars

We offer a variety of specialized seminars, each addressing a specific management concern. You may take any of these seminars prior to, during the same time frame, or after completed the required core seminars. 
 

Self-Motivation, Inspiration and Drive

In this highly motivational workshop, you will learn how to apply practical techniques based on decades of research uncovering what makes someone a “peak performer”. These proven methods can be applied and practiced by individuals, project teams, and departments to accelerate performance, enthusiasm, and reduce stress. This workshop consists of tangible examples and group exercises to illustrate how the methods can be applied within your workplace. You will learn how to apply a “comprehensive mental management system” in order to: 1) create a one-year plan, 2) maintain high personal energy, 3) improve performance, and 4) achieve better health / stress reduction. Instructor: Michael Kieffer

Available Session

Wednesday and Thursday February 12 & 13, 2014 ● 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. ● UW-La Crosse campus ● $450*

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Maximizing Performance

If you are responsible for improving the performance of your work group, you will benefit by discussing performance issues with your peers from throughout the region. Small business owners and production supervisors will find this seminar very practical and the suggestions are readily implemented. People from health care, human services, banking, communication, engineering, utilities, construction, wholesale, retail, and manufacturing business settings have benefited from attending past sessions. Instructor: Bob Pecor

Available Session

Wednesday and Thursday April 23 & 24, 2014 ● 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. ● UW-La Crosse campus ● $450*

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Lead with Integrity

Great leaders are people of integrity and live their lives in accordance with a value system. Great leaders also have a combination of traits that help inspire people to do and be their best. This leads to a positive culture in the work place which is essential to maximizing effectiveness. In this workshop, among other topics, you will learn: 1) the true gifts of inspirational and conscientious leaders,2) how to stay true to your mission in order to positively impact employee performance, 3) how to communicate courageously, and 4) how to plan with purpose. You will also learn why it is important to gain clarity (your Core Values) on who you are and the great leader you strive to be. Specific tools will be taught enabling you to live by those values on a daily basis. Instructor: Stacy Shapiro

Available Session

Wednesday and Thursday May 14 & 15, 2014 ● 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. ● UW-La Crosse campus ● $450*

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Supervisory Survival Skills

Learn how to:

• Avoid common mistakes that invite litigation.
• Implement a corrective action process.
• Support a culture that fosters respect, positively reinforces adherence to policies, and promotes a safe and healthy work environment.
• Run an effective meeting.
• Improve your time management skills and more.

Instructors: Stacy Shapiro & an HR Professional

Available Session

Thursday and Friday October 9 & 10, 2014 ● 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. ● UW-La Crosse campus ● $450*

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Difficult Conversations: Effective Tools and Strategies for Telling the Truth

Each of us needs to have a conversation with someone that we will find difficult. Whether this difficult conversation involves saying “no” to your boss, giving constructive feedback to a co-worker, or conducting a performance review with a wayward direct report, such conversations are filled with stress and anxiety. During this highly interactive workshop, you will learn models, tools, and techniques for approaching your difficult conversations with confidence and composure. You will learn how to: 1) discuss why we engage in self-defeating and self-destructive behaviors during difficult conversations, 2) create safety for yourself and others in the midst of a difficult conversation, 3) describe the two mindsets that drive our beliefs, thinking, and behaviors, 4) demonstrate an integrative model for conducting a difficult conversation, and much more. Instructor: Jeffrey Russell

Available Session

Wednesday & Thursday November 5 & 6, 2014 ● 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. ● UW-La Crosse campus ● $450*

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Projects and Processes

Participants will learn the importance of using project management tools for both large and small projects to improve efficiency. Examples of successful and failed projects will be given and how to avoid failure with careful tracking and review methods. Learn how process mapping helps your company reduce costs, improve efficiencies, and maintain proper documentation! Instructor: Michael Kiefer

Available Session

Wednesday & Thursday November 19 & 20, 2014 ● 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. ● UW-La Crosse campus ● $450*

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