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You may enroll through HRIS Self-Enrollment to receive immediate confirmation (If you are unfamiliar with the Self-Enrollment process, please refer to KSU Training Enrollment directions). Or e-mail learning-develop-hr@ksu.edu and include your name, department, employee ID number (required), course title and course date. Enrollment will be confirmed by an e-mail response to the sender.

It is the employee's responsibility to obtain the necessary departmental approvals prior to enrolling.

Introduction to Supervision

Overview

This program is mandated by the State of Kansas and Kansas State University for all classified supervisory personnel. It is to be completed within six months of the original appointment. Newly appointed supervisors must complete a minimum of fifteen hours of supervisory training to be certified and appointed to "regular" status.

Those enrolled in Introduction to Supervision should be full-time employees of the State of Kansas and currently supervising classified employees or serving as a lead worker. Faculty and unclassified staff who supervise are also welcome.

The series provides new supervisors with practical leadership skills and an increased awareness of university policies and procedures.

Schedule

The dates, times and locations of the sessions are indicated below. If you would like to attend a session individually, please contact Human Resources -Training at 785-532-6277 or learning-develop-hr@ksu.edu

June 2014 - Session 34
SessionThemeTopicsPresenter(s)Dates/TimesRoom
1 Welcome
  • Introduction
Gina Lowe
HR Compensation and Classification
Tuesday, June 3
1:00-4:00 p.m.
Commons,
Edwards Hall
Respect in the Workplace WTD 125 Sess 42
  • Respect
Michelle White-Godinet
Office of Affirmative Action
2 Interviewing and Selecting
  • Recruitment
  • Behavioral interviewing
  • Screening
Cheryl Grice
HR Employment
Thursday, June 5
1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Commons,
Edwards Hall
3 Authorizing Leave/ Benefits
  • Leave programs
  • Tuition assistance
  • Healthquest
Stephanie Harvey
HR Benefits Administration
Online  
4 Sexual Harassment Awareness WTD 146 Sess 10
  • Sexual Harassment
Michelle White-Godinet
Office of Affirmative Action
Tuesday, June 10
1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Commons,
Edwards Hall
5 Conflict Management
  • Threat Management
  • Workplace Violence
    (Critical Incident Response WTD152 Sess 8) 1 hr.
Karen Low
Office of Student Life
Thursday, June 12
1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Commons,
Edwards Hall
  • Difficult Conversations (WTD151 Sess 8) 2 hrs.
Kathryn Tolle, Anne Weese
Office of Counseling Services
2:00-4:00 p.m.
6 Evaluating Classified Work Performance/Coaching
WHR090 Sess 57
  • Performance Review
  • Coaching/Motivating
Gina Lowe
HR Compensation and Classification
Tuesday, June 17
1:00- 2:30 p.m.
Commons,
Edwards Hall
Writing Position Descriptions
WTD028 Session 14
  • Writing Position Descriptions
John Hanes
HR Compensation and Classification
2:30-4:00 p.m.
7 Discipline/Absenteeism

WTD129 Sess 15
  • Discipline Process
  • Absenteeism
  • Employee Assistance Program
Certificates of Completion
Gina Lowe
HR Compensation and Classification
Thursday, June 19
1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Commons,
Edwards Hall
October 2014 - Session 35
SessionThemeTopicsPresenter(s)Dates/TimesRoom
1 Welcome
  • Introduction
Shanna Legleiter
HR Learning and Development
Tuesday, October 7 9:00-11:00 a.m.Union 226
Respect in the Workplace
WTD125 Session 47
  • Respect
Michelle White-Godinet
Office of Institutional Equity
2 Recruiting, Interviewing, and Selecting
WTD060 Session 4
  • Recruitment
  • Behavioral Interviewing
  • Screening
Cheryl Grice
HR Employment
Thursday, October 9 1:00-4:00 p.m. Commons, Edwards Hall
3 Authorizing Leave/ Benefits
  • Leave programs
  • Tuition assistance
  • Healthquest
Stephanie Harvey
HR Benefits Administration
Online  
4 Sexual Harassment Awareness
WTD146 Session 11
  • Sexual Harassment
Ameerah McBride
Office of Institutional Equity
Tuesday, October 14 9:00-11:00 a.m. Union 226
5 Conflict Management

Critical Incident Response
WTD152 Session 9
  • Threat Management
  • Workplace Violence
Karen Low,
Office of Student Life
Thursday, October 16 8:30-9:30 a.m. Union 226
Difficult Conversations
WTD151 Session 9
  • Difficult Conversations
Kathryn Tolle
Office of Counseling Services
9:45-11:45 a.m.
6 Evaluating Classified Work Performance/Coaching
WHR090 Session 65
  • Performance Review
  • Coaching/Motivating
Gina Lowe
HR Compensation and Classification
Tuesday, October 21 8:30-9:45 a.m. Commons, Edwards Hall
Writing Position Descriptions
WTD028 Session 15
  • Writing position descriptions
John Hanes
HR Compensation and Classification
10:00-11:45 a.m.
7 Discipline/Absenteeism WTD129 Session 16
  • Discipline Process
  • Absenteeism
  • Employee Assist. Program
Gina Lowe
HR Compensation and Classification
Thursday, October 23 8:30-11:45 a.m. Commons, Edwards Hall
Closing
  • Certificates of Completion
Shanna Legleiter
HR Learning and Development

As a new supervisor, you may encounter employee issues prior to supervisory training. This index is offered as a "survival guide" to help you quickly locate additional information and resources.

A to Z Index for Supervisors of Classified Employees