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The Leading Edge strengthens supervisory skills by exploring key management concepts, sharpening communication and leadership abilities, and applying public sector experience and knowledge to university-specific situations. It is a year-round program presented through the Department of Human Resources. To receive The Leading Edge certificate, you must complete the mandatory modules as well as three of the elective modules listed below.

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The schedule is subject to change.

2014 Dates Workshop
February 6 Introduction and University Organization (mandatory)
March 6 (Full Day)
Adventures in Leadership and Team Building
(mandatory, counts as 2 workshops)
March 25  The Respectful Workplace (mandatory/elective)*
April 16 Performance Evaluation (mandatory)
May 13 Labor Contracts and Discipline (mandatory)
May 29 Effective Communication (elective)
June 17 Customer Service for Supervisors - (elective)
July 17 Ethics For Supervisors (elective)
August 6 Dealing with Difficult People (elective)
September 11 Ouch! That Stereotype Hurts! - A Matter of Respect (mandatory/elective)*
September 23 Working with and Developing Student Workers (elective)
October 7 Time and Stress Management (elective)
October 23 Legal Responsibilities and Safety (mandatory)
November 12 Managing University Resources (mandatory)
December 2 Interviewing, Hiring and Retaining Employees (mandatory)
December 11 Leading Edge Graduation

* - The Respectful Workplace and Ouch! That Stereotype Hurts are both electives and mandatory.  You are required to attend one or the other as a mandatory session.  If you do not attend The Respectful Workplace, then Ouch! That Stereotype Hurts will become your mandatory.  If you attend both, then the Ouch! That Stereotype Hurts will count as an elective.

Classes will be conducted from 8 a.m. until noon. One exception is Adventures in Leadership and Team Building, which is a full-day session and counts as two modules.

This schedule will be reviewed during the first module and may be modified depending on the schedules of the employees attending the classes.