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Training & Development

The Training and Development area's primary goal is to offer the Univeristy of Mississippi's staff and faculty an opportunity for continual growth. Our seminars cover an array of topics to improve your professional skills and personal development.

LEAD: Lead Your Team

Effective Supervisory Leadership Training: All supervisors and managers, both new and seasoned, are invited to participate in the "Lead Your Team" program. The program consists of two full days of in-class sessions and 3 hours of online training. Please confirm that you are able to attend both full days prior registering your interest. More

Upcoming Training Sessions

DateCourse
03/18 Effective Performance Appraisals: This overview is offered annually for supervisors and managers. Learning objectives: * Identify the steps of an effective performance appraisal. * Identify common errors made in documenting performance. * Review the performance and behavioral factors. * Implement a performance development plan.
2:00 - 3:30, Weir 107, ANDREA MARIA JEKABSONS
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03/23 Effective Performance Appraisals: This overview is offered annually for supervisors and managers. Learning objectives: * Identify the steps of an effective performance appraisal. * Identify common errors made in documenting performance. * Review the performance and behavioral factors. * Implement a performance development plan.
9:00 - 10:30, Weir 107, ANDREA MARIA JEKABSONS
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03/25 It's OKAY to be the Boss: This program is tailored to help supervisors who are tasked with the significant challenges of managing today’s increasingly complex work environment. The training provides a practical blueprint that managers at any level can use to become the “hands-on” leader employees need and deserve.
9:30 - 11:00, Library 106D, ANDREA MARIA JEKABSONS
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04/01 It's OKAY to be the Boss: This program is tailored to help supervisors who are tasked with the significant challenges of managing today’s increasingly complex work environment. The training provides a practical blueprint that managers at any level can use to become the “hands-on” leader employees need and deserve.
10:30 - 12:00, Library 106D, ANDREA MARIA JEKABSONS
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04/07 Effective Performance Appraisals: This overview is offered annually for supervisors and managers. Learning objectives: * Identify the steps of an effective performance appraisal. * Identify common errors made in documenting performance. * Review the performance and behavioral factors. * Implement a performance development plan.
10:30 - 12:00, Weir 107, ANDREA MARIA JEKABSONS
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04/09 Effective Performance Appraisals (FINAL CLASS): This overview is offered annually for supervisors and managers. Learning objectives: * Identify the steps of an effective performance appraisal. * Identify common errors made in documenting performance. * Review the performance and behavioral factors. * Implement a performance development plan.
9:30 - 11:00, Weir 107, ANDREA MARIA JEKABSONS
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04/10 LEAD: Lead Your Team (Spring Session April 10th & April 17th): Effective Supervisory Leadership Training: All supervisors and managers, both new and seasoned, are invited to participate in the "Lead Your Team" program. The program consists of two full days of in-class sessions and 3 hours of online training. Please confirm that you are able to attend both full days prior registering your interest.
8:00 - 5:00, Law School (Robert C. Khayat), Rm 2084, ANDREA MARIA JEKABSONS
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04/10 Wait List for LEAD (Spring Session April 10th & 17th)
8:00 - 5:00, Law School (Robert C. Khayat), Rm 2084, ANDREA MARIA JEKABSONS
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06/03 'Welcome Home' New Employee Orientation: New employee orientation that provides a unique opportunity to meet leaders and learn more about the University's mission, vision, rich history, the University's "It" factor, and the relationship between Ole Miss Athletics and the University of Mississippi.
8:00 - 1:00, Lyceum 200, ANDREA MARIA JEKABSONS
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07/10 LEAD: Lead Your Team (Summer Session July 10th & July 24th): Effective Supervisory Leadership Training: All supervisors and managers, both new and seasoned, are invited to participate in the "Lead Your Team" program. The program consists of two full days of in-class sessions and 3 hours of online training. Please confirm that you are able to attend both full days prior registering your interest.
8:00 - 5:00, MSBDC Training Room, ANDREA MARIA JEKABSONS
Class is Full
07/10 Wait List for LEAD (Summer Session July 10th & July 24th)
8:00 - 5:00, MSBDC Training Room, ANDREA MARIA JEKABSONS
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08/05 'Welcome Home' New Employee Orientation: New employee orientation that provides a unique opportunity to meet leaders and learn more about the University's mission, vision, rich history, the University's "It" factor, and the relationship between Ole Miss Athletics and the University of Mississippi.
8:00 - 1:00, E. F. Yerby Conference Center, ANDREA MARIA JEKABSONS
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10/07 'Welcome Home' New Employee Orientation: New employee orientation that provides a unique opportunity to meet leaders and learn more about the University's mission, vision, rich history, the University's "It" factor, and the relationship between Ole Miss Athletics and the University of Mississippi.
8:00 - 1:00, E. F. Yerby Conference Center, ANDREA MARIA JEKABSONS
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Contact Shevaun Festervand via phone (662-915-5431) or email (scfester@olemiss.edu) for assistance.

Training On Demand

Supervisors, you may request customized training for your team at your office or workplace. The following courses are available now:

  • Cross the Line
  • Dealing with Difficult People
  • Everest - The Elements of Success (Leadership & Teamwork)
  • Excelling as a First Time Manager
  • FISH (Employee Motivation)
  • FISHSTICKS (Continue Motivating Employees)
  • Give ‘Em the Pickle (Customer Service)
  • Going the Distance with Professional Communication Skills (Face-to-face, telephone, and email etiquette)
  • It's Okay To Be The Boss
  • Managing a Student Workforce
  • PeopleAdmin
  • Search Committees: Efficient & Effective Processes
  • Strategies for Change Management
  • The Respect Advantage (Diversity)
  • Time Management
  • We're in the Band
  • Who Moved My Cheese?

If you would like to offer training to your team, contact us at (662) 915-5431 or email Shevaun Festervand.