The Heart of True Leadership: Supervisory Training for the Public Workforce

March 5-7, 2013
Generally individuals receive training when they first move into a supervisory role. But over time they identify new areas where they'd like to hone their skills as their role evolves, the workforce changes, and new research on effective management practices emerges. This course is designed to make sure participants walk away after those three days of training with enhanced skills and new strategies to manage staff effectively whether they're new to a supervisory role or have held those responsibilities for years This award-winning training is practical, engaging, and relevant for new supervisors and experienced leaders seeking a quick refresher. You'll attend class with other supervisors working in a variety of public service organizations so you'll benefit from the variety of perspectives in class in addition to gaining new skills and ideas from the course materials.
March 06, 2013
08:30 am - 04:30 pm
Public Management Center, Topeka
785-296-2353
Cost: $300 for KU staff, $375 for others


How do you explore KU? Senior Dylan Fehl kicks up his feet and enjoys the shade outside Watson Library, unwinding and admiring the campus. He says it's key to balance long hours in the library with fun and relaxation. Even as a senior, Fehl says he is still discovering new and useful spots and resources on campus. Exploring KU is important to him because it opens up new doors. Fehl, from Hutchinson, Kansas, is studying for a double major in philosophy and history with a minor in leadership studies. During his time at this unique university – with its positive attitudes, friendliness and a place to call home – Fehl said KU has truly set him free. Tags: University of Kansas Libraries #exploreKU #KUcampus #KUdifference

Boy with autism benefits from KU student’s undergraduate research Two-year-old Mark’s first haircut in a salon was pretty traumatic. He screamed. He cried. His dad had to restrain him – Mark has autism and a haircut wasn’t part of his routine. But there’s a happy ending. The experience led KU senior Kristin Miller to seek an Undergraduate Research Award (see http://bit.ly/1xod9VT) to develop ways for children with developmental disabilities like Mark to learn how to accept routine health care treatment, such as going to the dentist — or even getting a buzz cut. Watch the video to see why it has been especially rewarding for Miller to help children like Mark.


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