Health System Team Members

Bridging The Generation Gap

Date: Thursday, May 2, 2019 - 3:00pm to 6:00pm
Location: MR 5 (Biomedical Engineering and Medical Science Building), Room 3005
Facilitators: Lisa Harris
Target Audience:

Faculty, Staff, Team Members, and Leaders

The goal of this course is to build a better understanding of the multiple generations in the workplace. Participants will learn to strengthen and enhance their team's ability to improve communication by discussing the stereotypes and characteristics for each generation currently in the workforce. Participants will also discover new ways to leverage generational assets and drive organizational results.

Building Accountability

Date: Wednesday, July 24, 2019 - 12:30pm to 2:30pm
Location: Education Resource Center, 1220 Lee St
Facilitators: Aryn Atchison
Target Audience: Faculty, Staff, Team Members, and Leaders

This course introduces the concept of accountability and what it means to hold oneself, as well as others, accountable. Participants will explore the accountability cycle, building blocks of accountability and discuss practices that encourage and discourage accountability.

Building Accountability

Date: Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 12:30pm to 2:30pm
Location: Pinn Hall 2 ABC, 1340 Jefferson Park Ave
Facilitators: Aryn Atchison
Target Audience: Faculty, Staff, Team Members, and Leaders

This course introduces the concept of accountability and what it means to hold oneself, as well as others, accountable. Participants will explore the accountability cycle, building blocks of accountability and discuss practices that encourage and discourage accountability.

Coaching as a Leader

Date: Thursday, August 22, 2019 - 11:00am to 1:00pm
Location: Education Resource Center, 1220 Lee St, Room B
Facilitators: Rose Markey
Target Audience: Advanced Leaders

Leadership is a life practice and every leader is at a different stage.  Leaders who engage with team members from a coaching perspective will have a highly engaged and empowered workforce.  During this class you will experience a transformative, hands-on introduction to the skills and techniques of coaching as a leader such as noticing, listening and asking powerful questions.

Collaboration: The Basics

Date: Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm
Location: MR 5 (Biomedical Engineering and Medical Science Building), Room 3005
Facilitators: Rose Markey
Target Audience: Faculty, Staff, Team Members, and Leaders

Collaboration is simply teamwork taken to a higher level. In this class we will examine opportunities for collaboration across UVA, barriers to collaboration, and key behaviors of successful collaborators.

Decision Making

Date: Tuesday, April 9, 2019 - 2:00pm to 4:30pm
Location: Quayle Education Center, Battle Building, 1204 W Main Street
Facilitators: Laurie Pearson
Target Audience: New Leaders

We engage in simple and complicated choices every day - from deciding what to eat for breakfast to determining what career path to follow. Life is an ongoing chain of decisions that often have consequences. There are a series of steps common to the process of decision making that participants will learn to apply as they gain competency and confidence in their own ability to make better and more confident choices.

Decision Making

Date: Thursday, May 30, 2019 - 8:30am to 11:00am
Location: Education Resource Center, 1220 Lee St, Room B
Facilitators: Laurie Pearson
Target Audience: New Leaders

We engage in simple and complicated choices every day - from deciding what to eat for breakfast to determining what career path to follow. Life is an ongoing chain of decisions that often have consequences. There are a series of steps common to the process of decision making that participants will learn to apply as they gain competency and confidence in their own ability to make better and more confident choices.

Delegation Skills

Date: Tuesday, June 11, 2019 - 2:30pm to 4:30pm
Location: MR 5 (Biomedical Engineering and Medical Science Building), Room 3005
Facilitators: Larisa Hinton
Target Audience: New Leaders

Delegating is more than simply passing off unwanted or time-consuming tasks to someone else; if done effectively, it's a strategic process. Delegating the right task to the right person, in the right style, is important to the success of your team. Learn the benefits of delegation, the attributes of an effective delegator, and the four styles of delegation.

Emotional Intelligence

Date: Thursday, February 7, 2019 - 12:30pm to 2:30pm
Location: Pinn Hall 2 ABC, 1340 Jefferson Park Ave
Facilitators: Ashley Felder
Target Audience: Faculty, Staff, Team Members, and Leaders

Workplace success depends not only on how smart or knowledgeable we are, but also on how well we recognize and respond to our own emotions and to the emotions of others. Your emotional intelligence (EQ), like your intellectual intelligence (IQ), contributes to your success and to the effectiveness of your groups. This class explores the various elements of Emotional Intelligence and helps you understand the physical nature of emotions and how to act appropriately.

Emotional Intelligence

Date: Wednesday, May 8, 2019 - 6:45am to 8:45am
Location: MR 5 (Biomedical Engineering and Medical Science Building), Room 3005
Facilitators: Ashley Felder
Target Audience: Faculty, Staff, Team Members, and Leaders

Workplace success depends not only on how smart or knowledgeable we are, but also on how well we recognize and respond to our own emotions and to the emotions of others. Your emotional intelligence (EQ), like your intellectual intelligence (IQ), contributes to your success and to the effectiveness of your groups. This class explores the various elements of Emotional Intelligence and helps you understand the physical nature of emotions and how to act appropriately.

Exceptional Assistants’ Network Seminar Series Group Learning Program, June 2019 Series

Date: Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 9:00am to 4:00pm
Location: 2400 Old Ivy Road, Room 189, Days 1-3, and Newcomb Hall, Day 4
Facilitators: Ashley Felder
Target Audience:

This multi-day series program is intended for any member of the UVA Community that is serving in an administrative support or service position.

Program Description: The Exceptional Assistants’ Network (EAN) Seminar Series enhances administrative skills, broadens understanding of the University culture, and introduces program graduates to a network that focuses on personal development. Sessions incorporate experiential learning through exercises that expand understanding, skill, and professional competencies with special focus on organizational agility, developing self, communicating effectively, individual efficiency, quality focus, and leadership presence. You’ll interact with other participants during discussions and activities, learning from each other and building valuable relationships. 

Dates and Times: Wednesdays, June 5, 12,19, 9:00am – 4:00pm, June 26, 12:00pm-1:30pm 
Program Deadline and Requirements: Applications are accepted until all seats are filled.
Program Contact: Ashley Felder, awf9hd@virginia.edu

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Exceptional Assistants’ Network Seminar Series Group Learning Program, October Series

Date: Wednesday, October 16, 2019 - 9:00am to 4:00pm
Location: 2400 Old Ivy Road, Room 189
Facilitators: Ashley Felder
Target Audience:

This multi-day series program is intended for any member of the UVA Community that is serving in an administrative support or service position.

Program Description: The Exceptional Assistants’ Network (EAN) Seminar Series enhances administrative skills, broadens understanding of the University culture, and introduces program graduates to a network that focuses on personal development. Sessions incorporate experiential learning through exercises that expand understanding, skill, and professional competencies with special focus on organizational agility, developing self, communicating effectively, individual efficiency, quality focus, and leadership presence. You’ll interact with other participants during discussions and activities, learning from each other and building valuable relationships. 

Dates and Times: Wednesdays, October 16,23,30, 9:00am – 4:00pm, November 6, 12:00pm -1:30pm 
Program Deadline and Requirements: Applications are accepted until all seats are filled.
Program Contact: Ashley Felder, awf9hd@virginia.edu

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Exploring Leadership, Spring Series

Date: Tuesday, May 7, 2019 - 9:00am to Wednesday, May 8, 2019 - 5:00pm
Location: 2400 Old Ivy Road, Room 189
Facilitators: Aryn Atchison
Target Audience:

This introductory program is intended for people considering moving into a manager role, an informal leader, charge, lead or supervisor; no prior knowledge or skill is necessary.

Program Description: Exploring Leadership provides an introduction to management and an overview of key leadership principles and responsibilities. We will work on a development plan to identify key competencies and skills to focus on as you work towards a manager role. You will interact with other participants during discussions and activities, learning from each other and building valuable relationships.

Program Content:

  • Leadership Styles
  • Tactical Management Responsibilities
  • Personal & Professional Brand
  • Healthy Perspectives
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Building Relationships
  • Coaching & Developing
  • Delivering & Receiving Feedback

Program Schedule: This program is held on Tuesday, May 7th and Wednesday, May 8th from 9am to 5pm each day.

Program Deadlines and Requirements: Applications are accepted until all seats are filled or until 1 week prior to the program start date.

Program Contact: Aryn Atchison, aryn.atchison@virginia.edu

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Exploring Leadership, Winter Series 1

Date: Monday, March 4, 2019 - 9:00am to Tuesday, March 5, 2019 - 5:00pm
Location: Pinn Hall 2 G1 and G2, 1340 Jefferson Park Ave
Facilitators: Aryn Atchison
Target Audience:

This introductory program is intended for people considering moving into a manager role, an informal leader, charge, lead or supervisor; no prior knowledge or skill is necessary.

Program Description: Exploring Leadership provides an introduction to management and an overview of key leadership principles and responsibilities. We will work on a development plan to identify key competencies and skills to focus on as you work towards a manager role. You will interact with other participants during discussions and activities, learning from each other and building valuable relationships.

Program Content:

  • Leadership Styles
  • Tactical Management Responsibilities
  • Personal & Professional Brand
  • Healthy Perspectives
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Building Relationships
  • Coaching & Developing
  • Delivering & Receiving Feedback

Program Schedule: This program is held on Monday, March 4th and Tuesday, March 5th from 9am to 5pm each day.

Program Deadlines and Requirements: Applications are accepted until all seats are filled or until 1 week prior to the program start date.

Program Contact: Aryn Atchison, aryn.atchison@virginia.edu

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Exploring Leadership, Winter Series 2

Date: Wednesday, March 20, 2019 - 9:00am to Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 5:00pm
Location: 2400 Old Ivy Road, Room 189
Facilitators: Aryn Atchison
Target Audience:

This introductory program is intended for people considering moving into a manager role, an informal leader, charge, lead or supervisor; no prior knowledge or skill is necessary.

Program Description: Exploring Leadership provides an introduction to management and an overview of key leadership principles and responsibilities. We will work on a development plan to identify key competencies and skills to focus on as you work towards a manager role. You will interact with other participants during discussions and activities, learning from each other and building valuable relationships.

Program Content:

  • Leadership Styles
  • Tactical Management Responsibilities
  • Personal & Professional Brand
  • Healthy Perspectives
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Building Relationships
  • Coaching & Developing
  • Delivering & Receiving Feedback

Program Schedule: This program is held on Wednesday, March 20th and Thursday, March 21st from 9am to 5pm each day.

Program Deadlines and Requirements: Applications are accepted until all seats are filled or until 1 week prior to the program start date.

Program Contact: Aryn Atchison, aryn.atchison@virginia.edu

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Facing Change

Date: Wednesday, June 26, 2019 - 8:30am to 10:30am
Location: Education Resource Center, 1220 Lee St, Room B
Facilitators: Rose Markey
Target Audience: Faculty, Staff, Team Members, and Leaders

What does it take to succeed in a changing environment? In this class, participants will explore strategies needed to survive in today’s constantly changing organization, gain a solid understanding of the change process and receive a set of tools to help manage change at an individual level.

Giving and Receiving Feedback

Date: Friday, April 12, 2019 - 9:00am to 11:30am
Location: Quayle Education Center, Battle Building, 1204 W Main Street
Facilitators: Cindy Young
Target Audience: Faculty, Staff, Team Members, and Leaders

Feedback is key to driving individual and team performance and is a great tool for recognition and development. This class will cover how to deliver effective positive and constructive feedback in addition to receiving feedback well. A feedback framework is covered that can be applied to day-to-day feedback, as well as colleague input on performance appraisals. Common feedback challenges and solutions are discussed.

**2.25 VNA Contact Hours Awarded**

University of Virginia Health System, Nursing Professional Development Services, is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Virginia Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses’ Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. (VNA #16-03-02P)

Giving and Receiving Feedback

Date: Thursday, May 9, 2019 - 2:00pm to 4:30pm
Location: Quayle Education Center, Battle Building, 1204 W Main Street
Facilitators: Cindy Young
Target Audience: Faculty, Staff, Team Members, and Leaders

Feedback is key to driving individual and team performance and is a great tool for recognition and development. This class will cover how to deliver effective positive and constructive feedback in addition to receiving feedback well. A feedback framework is covered that can be applied to day-to-day feedback, as well as colleague input on performance appraisals. Common feedback challenges and solutions are discussed.

**2.25 VNA Contact Hours Awarded**

University of Virginia Health System, Nursing Professional Development Services, is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Virginia Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses’ Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. (VNA #16-03-02P)

Giving and Receiving Feedback

Date: Monday, May 13, 2019 - 8:00am to 11:30am
Location: 999 Grove Street, Classroom 1
Facilitators: Richard Covington
Target Audience:

Faculty, Staff, Team Members, and Leaders

Feedback is key to driving individual and team performance and is a great tool for recognition and development.  This class will cover how to deliver effective positive and constructive feedback in addition to receiving feedback well.  A feedback framework is covered that can be applied to day-to-day feedback, as well as colleague input on performance appraisals.  Common feedback challenges and solutions are discussed.

**2.25 VNA Contact Hours Awarded**

University of Virginia Health System, Nursing Professional Development Services, is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Virginia Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses’ Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. (VNA #16-03-02P)

Giving and Receiving Feedback

Date: Friday, February 1, 2019 - 9:00am to 11:30am
Location: Pinn Hall 2 ABC, 1340 Jefferson Park Ave
Facilitators: Cindy Young, Marne Power
Target Audience: Faculty, Staff, Team Members, and Leaders

Feedback is key to driving individual and team performance and is a great tool for recognition and development. This class will cover how to deliver effective positive and constructive feedback in addition to receiving feedback well. A feedback framework is covered that can be applied to day-to-day feedback, as well as colleague input on performance appraisals. Common feedback challenges and solutions are discussed.

**2.25 VNA Contact Hours Awarded**

University of Virginia Health System, Nursing Professional Development Services, is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Virginia Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses’ Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. (VNA #16-03-02P)

Giving and Receiving Feedback (Nursing)

Date: Thursday, March 7, 2019 - 2:00pm to 4:30pm
Location: 999 Grove Street, Classroom 2
Facilitators: Cindy Young
Target Audience: Faculty, Staff, Team Members, and Leaders

Feedback is key to driving individual and team performance and is a great tool for recognition and development. This class will cover how to deliver effective positive and constructive feedback in addition to receiving feedback well. A feedback framework is covered that can be applied to day-to-day feedback, as well as colleague input on performance appraisals. Common feedback challenges and solutions are discussed.

**2.25 VNA Contact Hours Awarded**

University of Virginia Health System, Nursing Professional Development Services, is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Virginia Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses’ Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. (VNA #16-03-02P)

Giving and Receiving Feedback (Nursing)

Date: Thursday, June 6, 2019 - 2:00pm to 4:30pm
Location: 999 Grove Street, Classroom 2
Facilitators: Cindy Young
Target Audience: Faculty, Staff, Team Members, and Leaders

Feedback is key to driving individual and team performance and is a great tool for recognition and development. This class will cover how to deliver effective positive and constructive feedback in addition to receiving feedback well. A feedback framework is covered that can be applied to day-to-day feedback, as well as colleague input on performance appraisals. Common feedback challenges and solutions are discussed.

**2.25 VNA Contact Hours Awarded**

University of Virginia Health System, Nursing Professional Development Services, is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Virginia Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses’ Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. (VNA #16-03-02P)

Goal Setting

Date: Wednesday, March 13, 2019 - 2:00pm to 4:30pm
Location: Pinn Hall 2 ABC, 1340 Jefferson Park Ave
Facilitators: Marne Power
Target Audience: Faculty, Staff, Team Members, and Leaders

This two-hour session is designed for any UVA Medical Center team member, regardless of role, previous goal setting experience, or tenure at UVA. We will cover FY19 performance goal requirements, use of the SMART goal framework, as well as available resources to guide you through the goal setting process.

In addition, you’ll have an opportunity to draft at least one of your three required goals during the workshop! If you’ve already begun drafting your goals, it is recommended you bring those with you to the class for an opportunity to fine-tune them.

Goal Setting

Date: Thursday, June 13, 2019 - 2:00pm to 4:30pm
Location: Quayle Education Center, Battle Building, 1204 W Main Street
Facilitators: Cindy Young
Target Audience: Faculty, Staff, Team Members, and Leaders

This two-hour session is designed for any UVA Medical Center team member, regardless of role, previous goal setting experience, or tenure at UVA. We will cover FY19 performance goal requirements, use of the SMART goal framework, as well as available resources to guide you through the goal setting process.

In addition, you’ll have an opportunity to draft at least one of your three required goals during the workshop! If you’ve already begun drafting your goals, it is recommended you bring those with you to the class for an opportunity to fine-tune them.

Group Dynamics

Date: Thursday, May 9, 2019 - 4:00pm to 6:30pm
Location: MR 5 (Biomedical Engineering and Medical Science Building), Room 3005
Facilitators: Ben Converse
Target Audience: Advanced Leaders

Under the right conditions, deciding in groups, rather than deciding alone, can lead to better choices and greater commitment to follow through on the chosen course of action. Under the wrong conditions, however, groups can be a waste of time at best and a source of frustration at worst. Participants in this workshop engage in a group decision process and then debrief the strengths and weaknesses of their group's process. Discussion will focus on common failures in information-sharing contexts and prescriptions to avoid or overcome those failures.

This course is intended for Director-level leaders with 7-10 years of managerial experience.

This course is being facilitated in partnership with the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy.

About the Instructor

Ben Converse is an assistant professor of public policy and psychology, with appointments in the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy, and the Department of Psychology.

Converse studies social psychology and the psychology of judgment and decision making and investigates basic psychological processes – such as motivation, social judgment, and inferences about others’ mental states – that have critical implications for management, leadership, and policy.

Converse's work focuses on the question of how people achieve personal and group goals in a social world. With his lab group, the Social Behavior and Decisions Lab, and other collaborators, Converse is investigating questions such as: How do social judgments and evaluations change when people view collaborative efforts as a means to achievement versus as goals in themselves? How do the achievements of individuals’ groups affect their personal goal pursuit? How do people get beyond their own psychological perspectives to infer others’ thoughts, feelings, and opinions about the world? When and how can social exchange occur effectively and efficiently?

The Social Behavior and Decisions lab is particularly concerned with how individual thought processes lead to decisions and behaviors that promote or undermine stable social systems. 

Growing Deeper: The Power of Privilege

Date: Tuesday, July 30, 2019 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Location: Education Resource Center, 1220 Lee St, Room A
Facilitators: Diane Ober, John Alexander, and Tabitha Enoch
Target Audience: Faculty, Staff, Team Members, and Leaders

This class focuses on delving more deeply into racial identity as a way to understand unearned privilege. The goal is to create a deeper level of engagement and understanding of diversity and inclusion. Like the Multicultural Fluency class, we create a safe space for a very interactive exploratory experience. The class includes 20 minutes of pre-work reading and reflection, followed by an in-class session.

Healthy Dialogue

Date: Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 8:30am to 11:00am
Location: Pinn Hall 2 ABC, 1340 Jefferson Park Ave
Facilitators: Rose Markey
Target Audience: Faculty, Staff, Team Members, and Leaders

Most chronic problems exist when the stakes are high, opinions vary, and emotions run strong. In this class you will learn strategies and approaches for engaging in healthy dialogue when it matters most and achieve the positive resolutions you are seeking.

Healthy Dialogue

Date: Thursday, May 23, 2019 - 8:30am to 11:00am
Location: Education Resource Center, 1220 Lee St, Room B
Facilitators: Rose Markey
Target Audience: Faculty, Staff, Team Members, and Leaders

Most chronic problems exist when the stakes are high, opinions vary, and emotions run strong. In this class you will learn strategies and approaches for engaging in healthy dialogue when it matters most and achieve the positive resolutions you are seeking.

Innovation

Date: Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 4:00pm to 6:30pm
Location: MR 5 (Biomedical Engineering and Medical Science Building), Room 3005
Facilitators: Bala Mulloth
Target Audience: Advanced Leaders

This course introduces participants to the strategies and processes required in the contemporary economy to leverage innovation in order to maintain overall competitiveness and make a difference. Sophisticated integration and multifaceted leadership are usually essential for successful technology and innovation strategy. Participants will gain an understanding of the various innovation strategies and how companies marshal the varied competencies required to innovate effectively. The session will be interactive and the instructor will use a hybrid of theory, case studies, videos and personal experiences to inform the participants on the research and practice in the field. 

This course is intended for Director-level leaders with 7-10 years of managerial experience.

This course is being facilitated in partnership with the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy.

About the Instructor

Dr. Mulloth is a globally oriented educator and entrepreneur who has lived and worked in Asia, Europe and North America. His focus areas are innovation and social entrepreneurship and he is currently an Assistant Professor of Public Policy at the University of Virginia’s Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy. He is also co-founder and CEO of Hava Inc., a life sciences venture that builds customer-centered air filtration products to make life in polluted cities healthier.

 He was formerly a Visiting Faculty Fellow at National Defense University at Fort McNair, in Washington DC. Prior to moving to Charlottesville, he was an Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management at Central European University (CEU) in Budapest, Hungary and the Program Director of CEU’s experiential New York City MBA program. Prior to that, he was the Senior Manager of New York University Tandon School of Engineering’s Office of Innovation Development, Technology Transfer and Entrepreneurship.

 He holds a PhD in Technology Management from New York University Tandon School of Engineering and has published articles in several entrepreneurship and management journals, including the Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development, Journal of Business Ethics Education, Impact Business Review, the International Journal of Innovation and Regional Development and the Journal of High Technology Management Research and has contributed chapters in books such as the Entrepreneurial University: Case Studies and Policy (Routledge), Multiple Helix Ecosystems for Sustainable Competitiveness (Springer), and Free Market in Its Twenties: Modern Business Decision Making in Central and Eastern Europe.

Leadership Essentials Program, Spring Session 1

Date: Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 8:30am to 5:00pm
Location: 2400 Old Ivy Road, Room 189
Facilitators: Larisa Hinton
Target Audience:

This program is intended for new managers. No prior knowledge or skill is necessary.

Program Description: This program begins with a focus on the foundations of leadership, such as creating a shared vision and trust, and progresses to the nuts-and-bolts of leading as a manager. The participants interact during class discussions and activities, learning from each other and building valuable relationships.

Topics include:

  • Introduction to The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership®, from The Leadership Challenge, by James Kouzes and Barry Posner
  • DiSC Assessment for Managers
  • Hiring the Best
  • Performance Management
  • Progressive Discipline
  • Change Management
  • Healthy Dialogue
  • Delegation Skills
  • Managing Conflict
  • HR Policy & Compliance
  • Developing & Engaging Employees

Date and time: Thursdays, February 14, 21,28, March 7, 14 from 8:30am – 5:00pm. A graduation luncheon will be held on May 2 from 9:30am-1:00pm.

Program Deadlines and Requirements: Applications are accepted until all seats are filled up to one week prior to the program start date.

Program Contact: Larisa Hinton, 434.924.1012 or lek8p@virginia.edu

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Leadership Essentials Program, Spring Session 2

Date: Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 8:30am to 5:00pm
Location: 2400 Old Ivy Road, Room 189
Facilitators: Larisa Hinton
Target Audience:

This program is intended for new managers. No prior knowledge or skill is necessary.

Program Description: This program begins with a focus on the foundations of leadership, such as creating a shared vision and trust, and progresses to the nuts-and-bolts of leading as a manager. The participants interact during class discussions and activities, learning from each other and building valuable relationships.

Topics include:

  • Introduction to The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership®, from The Leadership Challenge, by James Kouzes and Barry Posner
  • DiSC Assessment for Managers
  • Hiring the Best
  • Performance Management
  • Progressive Discipline
  • Change Management
  • Healthy Dialogue
  • Delegation Skills
  • Managing Conflict
  • HR Policy & Compliance
  • Developing & Engaging Employees

Date and time: Thursdays, March 28, April 4, 11, 18, and 25 from 8:30am – 5:00pm. A graduation luncheon will be held on May 29 from 9:30am-1:00pm.

Program Deadlines and Requirements: Applications are accepted until all seats are filled up to one week prior to the program start date.

Program Contact: Larisa Hinton, 434.924.1012 or lek8p@virginia.edu

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Leadership Essentials Program, Spring Session 3

Date: Monday, April 1, 2019 - 8:30am to 5:00pm
Location: Pinn Hall, G1 & G2
Facilitators: Larisa Hinton
Target Audience:

This program is intended for new managers. No prior knowledge or skill is necessary.

Program Description: This program begins with a focus on the foundations of leadership, such as creating a shared vision and trust, and progresses to the nuts-and-bolts of leading as a manager. The participants interact during class discussions and activities, learning from each other and building valuable relationships.

Topics include:

  • Introduction to The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership®, from The Leadership Challenge, by James Kouzes and Barry Posner
  • DiSC Assessment for Managers
  • Hiring the Best
  • Performance Management
  • Progressive Discipline
  • Change Management
  • Healthy Dialogue
  • Delegation Skills
  • Managing Conflict
  • HR Policy & Compliance
  • Developing & Engaging Employees

Date and time: Mondays, April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 from 8:30am – 5:00pm. A graduation luncheon will be held on June 4 from 9:30am-1:00pm.

Program Deadlines and Requirements: Applications are accepted until all seats are filled up to one week prior to the program start date.

Program Contact: Larisa Hinton, 434.924.1012 or lek8p@virginia.edu

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Leading as a Team Member

Date: Tuesday, August 20, 2019 - 9:00am to 11:00am
Location: Education Resource Center, 1220 Lee St, Room B
Facilitators: Larisa Hinton
Target Audience: Faculty, Staff, Team Members, and Leaders

Today's teams are expected to produce more than ever before and faster than ever before. In this class, you'll gain an understanding of the natural role you play on a team based on your behavior style. You'll also identify typical challenges that teams may encounter, discuss ways to overcome some these challenges, and discuss ways to informally lead others.

Leading as a Team Member

Date: Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 8:30am to 10:30am
Location: Pinn Hall 2 ABC, 1340 Jefferson Park Ave
Facilitators: Larisa Hinton
Target Audience: Faculty, Staff, Team Members, and Leaders

Today's teams are expected to produce more than ever before and faster than ever before. In this class, you'll gain an understanding of the natural role you play on a team based on your behavior style. You'll also identify typical challenges that teams may encounter, discuss ways to overcome some these challenges, and discuss ways to informally lead others.

Leading Change

Date: Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 12:00pm to 2:30pm
Location: Pinn Hall 2 ABC, 1340 Jefferson Park Ave
Facilitators: Rose Markey
Target Audience: New Leaders

The purpose of this class is to help leaders explore the emotions associated with change initiatives, determine vital behaviors that make a change successful, diagnose resistance, and apply sources of influence to any change initiative. Enrollees will be asked to read a short ebook prior to attending class.

Leading Change

Date: Tuesday, July 16, 2019 - 8:30am to 11:00am
Location: Education Resource Center, 1220 Lee St, Room B
Facilitators: Rose Markey
Target Audience: New Leaders

The purpose of this class is to help leaders explore the emotions associated with change initiatives, determine vital behaviors that make a change successful, diagnose resistance, and apply sources of influence to any change initiative. 

Leading Change From The Middle

Date: Tuesday, April 9, 2019 - 9:30am to 12:30pm
Location: Quayle Education Center, Battle Building, 1204 W Main Street
Facilitators: Lisa Harris
Target Audience: Advanced Leaders

Most leaders at mid-level management stop trying to make change happen because they believe it is too difficult, if not impossible. Mid-level managers are "sandwiched" between their supervisor and their team. They learn to cope rather than learning to influence. The purpose of this class is to help leaders explore the emotions associated with change initiatives, determine vital behaviors that make change successful, diagnose resistance, and apply sources of influence to any change initiative.

Leading Change From The Middle

Date: Thursday, August 22, 2019 - 1:30pm to 4:30pm
Location: Education Resource Center, 1220 Lee St, Room B
Facilitators: Lisa Harris
Target Audience: Advanced Leaders

Most leaders at mid-level management stop trying to make change happen because they believe it is too difficult, if not impossible. Mid-level managers are "sandwiched" between their supervisor and their team. They learn to cope rather than learning to influence. The purpose of the class is to analyze manager’s behaviors, create a plan to address challenges, and apply resources necessary to navigate through change.

Leading Complicated Decisions

Date: Thursday, May 23, 2019 - 12:30pm to 2:30pm
Location: Education Resource Center, 1220 Lee St, Room B
Facilitators: Rose Markey
Target Audience: Advanced Leaders

Life is full of big moments and big decisions. In this class we will discuss how to simplify complex decisions. Learn how to deconstruct, dissect, and unpack complex decisions, examine how disengagement and anxiety can contribute to decision making paralysis

Leading Effective Meetings

Date: Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 8:30am to 10:30am
Location: Pinn Hall 2 ABC, 1340 Jefferson Park Ave
Facilitators: Ashley Felder
Target Audience: Faculty, Staff, Team Members, and Leaders

In this class, we will discuss how to plan, lead and participate in formal and informal meetings and how to make them more productive and successful. You will learn to save time and resources by ensuring that meetings support your team's needs.

Making the Leap from Peer to Manager

Date: Wednesday, April 17, 2019 - 12:30pm to 2:30pm
Location: 999 Grove Street, Classroom 2
Facilitators: Larisa Hinton
Target Audience: New Leaders

Transitioning from a peer to a manager can be an exciting and challenging opportunity. This class helps you identify actions you can take to position yourself for success as a manager. You'll also learn tips on how to interact with your former peers after you step into a manager role.

Managerial Negotiations

Date: Tuesday, September 17, 2019 - 4:00pm to 6:30pm
Location: Education Resource Center, 1220 Lee St, Room B
Facilitators: Eileen Chou
Target Audience: Advanced Leaders

We negotiate every day – with employers, coworkers, roommates, landlords, parents, bosses, merchants, service providers, and others. Determining what price we will pay, how much we will get paid, what movie we will watch, and who will clean the kitchen: all of these are negotiations. Although negotiations are ubiquitous, many of us know little about the strategy and psychology underlying them. Why do we sometimes get our way, and other times walk away feeling frustrated by our inability to achieve the desired agreement? 

Negotiation is the art and science of securing agreements between two or more parties, who are interdependent and seeking to maximize their outcomes. This course provides the opportunity to develop your negotiation skills in a series of simulations and feedback sessions. The course is designed to address the broad spectrum of negotiation problems that the manager and professional face. This course aims to enable you to recognize, understand, analyze, and implement the essential concepts of negotiation. 

This course is intended for Director-level leaders with 7-10 years of managerial experience.

This course is being facilitated in partnership with the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy.

About the Instructor

Chou’s research focuses on the organizational, social, and psychological forces that shape individual and group behavior in organizational settings. She explores questions such as how the terms of contracts promote or inhibit cooperation among team members, whether and when hierarchy is an effective mechanism of social organization, how trust can be used as a strategic tactic, and whether or not it really is “lonely at the top.”

Chou’s work has appeared in academic journals such as Psychological Science, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, American Economics Journal, Experimental Economics, and Organizational Psychological Review. Her research on prosocial behaviors has been selected to be featured in “the Best Paper Proceedings” by the Organizational Behavior division at the 2010 conference of the Academy of Management.

Chou received her Ph.D. in Management and Organization from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, and holds an M.S. in Social Science from Caltech and a B.A. in Psychology and Economics from UCLA.

Managing Conflict

Date: Thursday, February 7, 2019 - 8:30am to 10:30am
Location: Pinn Hall 2 ABC, 1340 Jefferson Park Ave
Facilitators: Ashley Felder
Target Audience: Faculty, Staff, Team Members, and Leaders

During this class, we'll identify the five common approaches to conflict and the implications of each style. You'll gain an understanding of your typical approach to conflict after completing the Thomas-Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument®.

Managing Conflict

Date: Wednesday, July 24, 2019 - 6:45am to 8:45am
Location: Education Resource Center, 1220 Lee St, Room B
Facilitators: Ashley Felder
Target Audience: Faculty, Staff, Team Members, and Leaders

During this class, we'll identify the five common approaches to conflict and the implications of each style. You'll gain an understanding of your typical approach to conflict after completing the Thomas-Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument®.

Managing Conflict

Date: Wednesday, May 15, 2019 - 2:30pm to 4:30pm
Location: 999 Grove Street, Classroom 2
Facilitators: Ashley Felder
Target Audience: Faculty, Staff, Team Members, and Leaders

During this class, we'll identify the five common approaches to conflict and the implications of each style. You'll gain an understanding of your typical approach to conflict after completing the Thomas-Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument®.

Open House: 2019 Performance Updates

Date: Monday, February 11, 2019 - 12:30pm to 4:30pm
Location: Pinn Hall 2 ABC, 1340 Jefferson Park Ave
Facilitators: Performance Management Team

Limited on time?  Have a few department or role specific performance management questions?  Our new “drop in” Leadership Open House sessions may be a perfect solution!  At the start of each hour, a 10 minute presentation on “What’s New in 2019” will provide a general overview of Performance Management updates.  The remainder of the hour affords you an opportunity to have one-on-one or small group discussions with one of our PM consultants.  In addition, we’ll share a variety of 24/7 self-serve resources.

Open House: 2019 Performance Updates

Date: Wednesday, June 19, 2019 - 9:00am to 1:00pm
Location: Quayle Education Center, Battle Building, 1204 W Main Street
Facilitators: Performance Management Team

Limited on time?  Have a few department or role specific performance management questions?  Our new “drop in” Leadership Open House sessions may be a perfect solution!  At the start of each hour, a 10 minute presentation on “What’s New in 2019” will provide a general overview of Performance Management updates.  The remainder of the hour affords you an opportunity to have one-on-one or small group discussions with one of our PM consultants.  In addition, we’ll share a variety of 24/7 self-serve resources.

Open House: 2019 Performance Updates

Date: Wednesday, January 30, 2019 - 12:30pm to 4:30pm
Location: McKim Hall, BIMS 1023
Facilitators: Performance Management Team

Limited on time?  Have a few department or role specific performance management questions?  Our new “drop in” Leadership Open House sessions may be a perfect solution!  At the start of each hour, a 10 minute presentation on “What’s New in 2019” will provide a general overview of Performance Management updates.  The remainder of the hour affords you an opportunity to have one-on-one or small group discussions with one of our PM consultants.  In addition, we’ll share a variety of 24/7 self-serve resources.

Team Building

Date: Tuesday, June 4, 2019 - 7:30am to 10:30am
Location: Education Resource Center, 1220 Lee St, Room B
Facilitators: Lisa Harris, Laurie Pearson
Target Audience:

Advanced Leaders

Building effective teams is a crucial part of any organization, as it is often necessary for colleagues to work well together, to cooperate, to provide feedback, and to use their individual and collective skills to achieve the goals of the organization. In this course, participants will understand what it means to be a team, examine team dysfunction, then learn how to motivate, empower and engage a team to take ownership and drive results. This course involves blended learning. Participants will be asked to watch learning modules in advance of class.

Team Building

Date: Thursday, August 15, 2019 - 1:30pm to 4:30pm
Location: Education Resource Center, 1220 Lee St, Room A
Facilitators: Laurie Pearson, Lisa Harris
Target Audience: Advanced Leaders

Building effective teams is a crucial part of any organization, as it is often necessary for colleagues to work well together, to cooperate, to provide feedback, and to use their individual and collective skills to achieve the goals of the organization. In this course, participants will understand what it means to be a team, examine team dysfunction, then learn how to motivate, empower and engage a team to take ownership and drive results. This course involves blended learning. Participants will be asked to watch learning modules in advance of class.

 

Team Building

Date: Wednesday, May 1, 2019 - 8:30am to 11:30am
Location: MR 5 (Biomedical Engineering and Medical Science Building), Room 3005
Facilitators: Lisa Harris, Laurie Pearson
Target Audience: Advanced Leaders

Building effective teams is a crucial part of any organization, as it is often necessary for colleagues to work well together, to cooperate, to provide feedback, and to use their individual and collective skills to achieve the goals of the organization. In this course, participants will understand what it means to be a team, examine team dysfunction, then learn how to motivate, empower and engage a team to take ownership and drive results. This course involves blended learning. Participants will be asked to watch learning modules in advance of class.

 

The Pursuit of Trust

Date: Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 12:30pm to 2:30pm
Location: Pinn Hall 2 ABC, 1340 Jefferson Park Ave
Facilitators: Rose Markey
Target Audience: Faculty, Staff, Team Members, and Leaders

We are in a trust crisis and as a result, the strategies that people use to protect themselves inevitably get in the way of their ability to effectively work with and trust in others. Learn how to deliver every day on what you promise - as a manager, an employee or team member and an organization.

The Pursuit of Trust

Date: Thursday, June 6, 2019 - 2:30pm to 4:30pm
Location: MR 5 (Biomedical Engineering and Medical Science Building), Room 3005
Facilitators: Rose Markey
Target Audience: Faculty, Staff, Team Members, and Leaders

We are in a trust crisis and as a result, the strategies that people use to protect themselves inevitably get in the way of their ability to effectively work with and trust in others. Learn how to deliver every day on what you promise - as a manager, an employee or team member and an organization.

Time Management

Date: Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 8:30am to 10:30am
Location: MR 5 (Biomedical Engineering and Medical Science Building), Room 3005
Facilitators: Aryn Atchison
Target Audience: Faculty, Staff, Team Members, and Leaders

This course will introduce time management tools, tips, & techniques which will allow attendees to manage time more effectively. Targeted outcome will enable participants to identify areas where time could be better utilized in order to direct energy toward activities that will further professional success.

True North: A Guide to Authentic Leadership

Date: Tuesday, August 6, 2019 - 8:30am to 11:00am
Location: Education Resource Center, 1220 Lee St, Room B
Facilitators: Lisa Harris, Laurie Pearson
Target Audience: Faculty, Staff, Team Members, and Leaders

In this class, we will discuss Bill George’s concept of authentic leadership and outline a plan for participants to discover their own authentic leadership style, using Professor George’s book, Finding Your True North. In the book, Mr. George, a Harvard professor, provides a comprehensive and very personal program for finding leadership success. It is not necessary to have read the book. Both in-class and take-away activities to reinforce the content will be provided.

True North: A Guide to Authentic Leadership

Date: Tuesday, May 14, 2019 - 2:30pm to 5:00pm
Location: MR 5 (Biomedical Engineering and Medical Science Building), Room 3005
Facilitators: Lisa Harris, Laurie Pearson
Target Audience: Faculty, Staff, Team Members, and Leaders

In this class, we will discuss Bill George’s concept of authentic leadership and outline a plan for participants to discover their own authentic leadership style, using Professor George’s book, Finding Your True North. In the book, Mr. George, a Harvard professor, provides a comprehensive and very personal program for finding leadership success. It is not necessary to have read the book. Both in-class and take-away activities to reinforce the content will be provided.