Supervisors as Leaders/HR Brass Tacks Series at a big honking discount!

goose-6-honkingLearn important fundamentals in HR and supervision at a big honking discount! Choose any 2 classes below for $100 or 3 classes for $135. ($65 a la carte.) Look for the package special on our online registration page in the Nonprofit Management section. Due to budget restraints caused by the budget impasse, payment for Bayer Center classes are not due until after a state budget is passed.

Acceptance to Acclimation: Successful Onboarding Strategies
Wednesday, Oct. 21 from 9 a.m. – noon
First impressions are important, especially when it comes to new staff. Learn the necessary tools to get your newly hired employee acclimated to their new role. We’ll cover best practices of onboarding newly hired staff members through their first year by focusing on: from acceptance to arrival, the first day, the first weeks, and concluding with six months to a year.
Instructor:  Sandra Marsh-McClain, HR Consultant

The Art of Facilitation: Making the Most of Meetings
Thursday, Oct. 22 from 9 a.m. – noon 
Learn to craft meetings that your team will want to attend! Topics in this session include: calculating the cost, designing meeting agendas for participation, practice facilitation techniques that increase participation, and recording and measuring meeting success. Also, discover where to find FREE online resources to facilitating great meetings.
Instructor:  Karen Hochberg, Pittsburgh Area Jewish Committee

Developing Coaching Skills as a Manager
Wednesday, Nov. 18 from 9 a.m. – noon
Coaching is one of the key ways to engage employees and help them to reach their full potential. The most effective mangers see developing employees as a key leadership responsibility. The best managers view coaching as a central measure of their own leadership performance. This workshop will give you key actions to use when coaching for optimal employee performance.
Instructors:  Gloria Hahn, ESC; Susan Loucks, Bayer Center

What Every Nonprofit Manager Needs to Know About Employment Law
Wednesday, Nov. 4 from 9 a.m. – noon
Most employment law claims arise out of the alleged conduct or decisions of mid-level and front-line supervisors rather than CEOs. This class will help supervisors and managers who have little or no supervisory experience on employment law matters understand how to handle day-to-day situations without creating undue employment law risks.
Instructor:  Albert Lee, Esq., Tucker Arensberg, P.C.

The Five Characteristics of a Great Team 
Wednesday, Dec. 2 from 9 a.m. – noon
It takes much effort to build a cohesive team, but the process does not have to be complicated. A cohesive team needs to master five behaviors: building trust, mastering conflict, making commitments, embracing accountability and focusing on results. We’ll provide a clear, concise and practical guide on how exhibiting these behaviors will improve your team.
Instructor:  Len Petrancosta, The Leadership Quest