Employee Evaluation and Performance Management
Are you doing a good job? In this core course, learn how providing consistent, effective performance feedback to your employees is beneficial for everyone involved.
|Categories||Professional and Workforce Development | Business | Degrees, Certificates, and Courses for Contemporary Learners|
|Series||Supervisory Management Certificate Program|
Thursday, May 7, 2020
4751 Owen Ayres Court
May 7, 2020 – May 8, 2020
This program meets Thursday and Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Check‐in time is 8:15 a.m.
June 4-5, 2020
375 Stageline Road
Who Should Attend
Managers, supervisors, project managers, team leaders, business owners, aspiring managers and supervisors, and anyone who manages the work of others.
Get your employees engaged through effective communication
Are your employee performance evaluations effective for you, your employees, and your business? The process of performance management is just that — a process. This course will help you incorporate performance management into an ongoing process, which can lead to increased engagement, productivity, and loyalty. You will learn proven techniques for delivering effective feedback and performance appraisals, even when the situation may be challenging.
Learn how to:
- Communicate clear, specific and measurable objectives
- Identify and gather essential, objective performance data
- Maintain a positive work climate
- Use proven coaching techniques to improve productivity
- Strengthen work relationships through effective communication
This course can be taken individually or as part of the Supervisory Management Certificate Program. This is a core (required) course. Complete the three core courses plus take any six days of electives to complete your certificate.
Let’s face it—expertise in a chosen career field doesn’t automatically make someone a good supervisor. Supervisors must learn important soft skills to confidently manage a team of people and do it well.
If you’ve been promoted to supervisor but aren’t sure you have the skills to supervise well; if you’re looking to advance into a supervisor position; or if you’ve been supervising a team for a while and have struggled through conflict and communication issues, a certificate in supervisory management may be just what you need!
Working for this certificate will help you:
- Gain confidence in your leadership skills
- Communicate better with your team
- Encourage your team to be more productive
- Deal with conflict effectively
- Find success and advance toward your career goals
Your instructors are experts in management and leadership who will share their knowledge, experiences, and best practices face to face. Learn and share insights with other students to really make the most of the seminars.
How the Certificate Works:
You’ll take three, 2-day core classes covering the most important supervisory skills (Learning to Lead; Orientation, Time Management, and Delegation; Employee Evaluation and Performance Management), plus six more days of electives in 1- or 2-day format that enhances specific skills you want to build on.
Each 2-day seminar earns you 1.3 Continuing Education Units (CEUs); each 1-day seminar earns you 0.65 CEUs. A total of 7.8 CEUs is required to earn your certificate. You can take up to five years to complete the program.
Not interested in taking the whole certificate? You can also take classes individually.
Scott W. Lester is a Professor of Management at the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire. He received his Ph.D. from the University of South Carolina. He teaches in the areas of human resource management, organizational behavior, and leadership. Scott facilitates multiple workshops in the Supervisory Management Series for UWEC Continuing Education and has years of private sector management training and leadership development experience. His current research interests include mentoring, dyadic trust, managing a multi-generational workforce, and work-life balance. Scott has published over 50 peer-reviewed journal articles. His research has appeared in a variety of well-respected journals including the Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Learning & Education, Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Management, and Journal of Organizational Behavior. Scott has been on faculty at University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire for over 20 years and has received numerous honors including the UW–Eau Claire Excellence in Scholarship Award in 2010, the Chuck Tomkovick Management and Marketing Teaching Excellence Award in 2013, the UW-Eau Claire College of Business Coaching Award in 2016, and the UW-Eau Claire Excellence in Service Learning as a Faculty Mentor Award in 2018.
Dr. Jean Davidson, a coaching and consulting professional from the Twin Cities, has 25 years of experience in education, management and consulting. Jean enjoys coaching individuals, teams and organizations and working with people to help them make changes in their lives. Jean has a Doctorate in Organization Development and a Master's in Human Resource Development, and is a Licensed Insights Practitioner as well as Certified Professional Co-Active Coach.