Management & Leadership Skill-Builders

Leadership and management go hand in hand. Hone your leadership and management skills, knowledge, and attitudes to maximize efficiency, nurture and develop talent, and inspire results in your employees.

Special discounts are available for businesses and organizations registering and paying for 3 or more attendees. Call Sue Bailey at 229-245-6484 for details.

VSU Employees must register through the Employee Development website for these workshops.

Location for these workshops is the University Center at VSU. Room assignments will appear on your registration receipt. Please call for directions: 229-245-6484.

Conflict Management for Leaders

Explore conflict analysis, individual responses to conflict, and strategies for managerial intervention in non-productive conflict situations. Learn to use on-going dialogue to enhance performance management. Discover methods for effectively handling both the supervisor's and supervisee's emotions during a dialogue. (.4 CEU) Location: University Center Rose Room

16WBPD049     Thurs      Feb 4      9 AM - 1 PM      $69


Listening & Interpersonal Communication

Are you confronted with recurring communication issues inside or outside the office? Discover fresh, new approaches that could improve your interactions with supervisors, staff members, co-workers, and peers. Explore your communication style, learn effective communication techniques, discuss specific challenges, and practice a variety of communication skills. (.3 CEU) Location: University Center Rose Room

16WBPD05     Mon      Feb 29      9 AM - 12 PM     $59


Who Moved My Cheese?

Learn how to see change within an organization differently and do the things that will make the biggest positive impact. Gain practical skills to prepare for organizational change with some simple ideas you can use to support successful change. Discover specific change techniques that will benefit both yourself and your organization and develop a team approach to achieving successful transitions. (.3 CEU) Location: University Center Cypress Room

16WBPD06     Tues      Mar 2     2 - 5 PM      $59


Assertive Communication

assertive communication skills are an important part of interacting in school, work, and life. Finding the right balance between being passive or aggressive and mastering the use of assertive communication is key to maintaining your personal rights and, at the same time, maintaining professional or personal relationships. Learn and practice practical techniques to speak up assertively in situations that demand it. (.25 CEU) Location: University Center Rose Room

16WBPD07    Thurs      Mar 3     9 - 11:30 AM      $39


How to Hire the Right Person

Recruiting and selecting the right person for the right job is a critical aspect of employee retention. The cost of replacing a bad hiring decision can be as much as twice the person's salary. This session will cover vital guidelines for creating and conducting an effective and legally defensible selection interview to increase the likelihood of finding a successful new employee. (.6 CEU) Location: University Center Rose Room

16WBPD08     Thurs      Mar 24      9 AM - 4 PM      $99  (Lunch is on your own.)


How to Turn Conflict into Collaboration

Conflict happens and often we react poorly or avoid it altogether, allowing problems to fester and grow. Learn to recognize common conflict situations. Gain practical communication techniques to decrease conflict and increase collaboration. Explore additional resources available to resolve conflict. (.3 CEU) Location: University Center Rose Room

16WBPD09     Wed     Mar 9     9 AM - 12 PM     $59