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.

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

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.

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

Introduction to Leadership

Develop effective leadership skills in communication, motivation, and interpersonal interaction. Learn how to build greater employee buy-in, trust, and loyalty to increase your organization's success. (.3 CEU)

Topics include:

  • How to facilitate, not dictate
  • Being honest and ethical
  • Letting people do their jobs and enabling others
  • Focusing on the positive
  • How to use mistakes as opportunities
  • Inspiring a shared vision
  • Motivating followers and inspiring them to action

16ABPD09     Thurs      Sept 17      9:30 am - 12:30 pm      $49


The Three L's of Leadership

Effective leaders have a high level of Emotional Intelligence (EI). Explore how emotions influence thoughts, behavior, goals, decision-making, and work/personal relationships and learn the three basic steps to develop your EI. (.3 CEU)

  • Assess your individual EI
  • Learn and practice EI strategies
  • Create your own plan for EI development

16ABPD10     Wed      Sept 9      1 - 4 pm     $59


FISH! Catch & Release

FISH! is a life changing philosophy that can make a noticeable positive difference in your life and work. By adding this philosophy to your life, a noticeable positive difference will be seen in relationships both at work and within yourself. FISH! is a choice that helps to decode the secrets of creating a satisfying work environment and even more delighted customers. (.15 CEU)

Please note: This session is a prerequisite to LeaderFISH!

16ABPD11     Tues      Oct 1     9:30 - 11 am      $19



LeaderFISH! is a complete personal development course, excellent for individual or team learning. It offers practical tools, promotes positive leadership, and inspires excellence. This training will help you create specific action plans for ongoing success. (.3 CEU)

Topics include:

  • Realistic self-evaluation leading to greater leadership knowledge and skill
  • Improved communication
  • Clarification of leadership values
  • Less fear - more trust (in yourself and others)
  • Increased satisfaction and productivity
  • Tools, tips, and techniques designed to help create a more invigorating work environment

Participants should have taken FISH! Catch & Release or have a basic understanding of the FISH! philosophy before attending this training.

16FBPD08     Thurs      Oct 1     9 am - 12 pm      $49


Retention Strategies for Managers

Retention strategists and researchers report that 55% of U.S. workers think often of quitting or actually plan to quit within a year. Employees leave an organization for a variety of reasons; often these factors are controllable. Find out what experts say managers can do to keep their top performing employees. (.3 CEU)

Topics include:

  • Determining the cost of turnover
  • Identifying what your employees truly want
  • Creating a retention inset within your department or organization
  • Enhancing your communication techniques
  • Increasing your effectiveness with your employees

16FBPD09     Wed      Oct 7      1:30 - 4:30 pm      $49


Organization & Time Management

Learn to control the vicious cycle of time, pressure, and stress, allowing you to make the most effective use of your time, energy, and skills. Explore time management tools that are best suited to your personality and job. Discover how to empower others by using the key principles of time management and learn techniques to regain control by actively managing interruptions. (.3 CEU)

Topics include:

  • Shape your workday and set priorities
  • Eliminate clutter one pile at a time
  • Distinguish between things to keep and things to trash
  • Create a system for files on your desk and your computer
  • Set up systems for handling paper that will keep your desk clear
  • Manage mail, email, and voicemail overload
  • Identify time wasters
  • Prioritize work, handle interruptions, say no, and reduce procrastination
  • Develop your complete system of organization using the skills you learn in this training

16FBPD10     Thurs      Oct 15     1:30 - 5:30 pm      $59


Workplace & Campus Violence

Gain an understanding workplace and campus violence and how to prevent it in any work environment. This training is suitable for managers, supervisors, and all employees.

You will learn to:

  • Identify risk factors and recognize warning signs and behaviors
  • Assess workplace climate and culture
  • Utilize effective communication when confronted with problem situations
  • Know what resources are available to you and how to ask for help

At the conclusion of the session, you will have the opportunity to practice what you have learned using case studies. (.3 CEU)

Wed      Nov 11      9 am - 12 pm      $49


Leading the Generations to Success

Learn about the four generations and how to stimulate positive interaction among your employees to reduce workplace conflict. Discover strategies managers can use to motivate employees of all ages. The future of your organization depends on how you mesh all these generations together. With the right tools, you can turn them into superstar performers who will become loyal and engaged employees. (.3 CEU)

Topics include:

  • Define the four generations in the workplace today
  • Increase your understanding of generational differences and similarities
  • Stimulate positive workplace communication
  • Generational context is not about age, but common experiences
  • Acknowledge your team's expectations, not just your own
  • Different is neither right nor wrong, just different
  • Generational understanding does not discount concern for the individual
  • Different generations care about different approaches to the same problem

Wed      Nov 18      2 - 5 pm      $49