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K-State Today

May 21, 2014



Respectful Work Relationships for supervisors and managers June 3

By Learning and Development

Michelle White-Godinet, assistant director of affirmative action, will present Respectful Work Relationships I, WTD125, to supervisors and managers from 1-3 p.m. Tuesday, June 3, in Edwards Hall Commons Area.

This session is for supervisors and managers and is held in conjunction with Introduction to Supervision training. Participants also may join this session via Zoom.

The purpose of the session is to create an awareness of the needs of others in order to accept and acknowledge how their needs differ from our own needs. Respectful working relationships and respectful workplaces are integral components to increased productivity, teamwork and morale. The skills learned in this session will contribute to the minimization of negative conflict and subsequently discrimination, harassment and retaliation complaints. Topics covered will be:

  • Explaining the importance of respectful relationships and respectful workplaces
  • Identifying some causes of interpersonal conflict
  • Discussing communication skills that promote respectful relationships and respectful workplaces
  • Identifying K-State resources to address interpersonal conflict.

There is no charge to participants, but registration is necessary to ensure adequate seating and materials. Participants my register for the face-to-face session through HRIS Self-Enrollment or by sending an email to learning-develop-hr@k-state.edu.

To register for session attendance via Zoom, participants should send an email to learning-develop-hr@k-state.edu. When sending an email, please include your name, department, employee ID number, course title and the course number.