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Essential Management Skills

Program Overview

As the pivotal connection between organizational leaders and the workforce, supervisory managers are uniquely positioned to influence and impact performance provided they have the right skills and knowledge. The Rutgers Essential Management Skills program provides new supervisors—and those looking to assume supervisory responsibilities—with the fundamental knowledge, skills, and confidence to deliver results. Each session assists with making the realignment in mindset and behavior required to become effective supervisors. In each training session, participants also are asked to develop an action plan for implementation back on the job, as specific concerns and challenges are similarly addressed to ensure success in this initial leadership role.

Program Consists of 4 Critical Skill Areas:

#1 - Supervisory Roles and Responsibilities

#2 - Managing Employee Performance

#3 - Developing Individuals and Teams

#4 - Managing Priorities, Solving Problems and Legalities

Program Format:
Certificate option:

Four two-day training sessions to be taken within a two-year period, offered 1st and 3rd week of each month in the Fall and Spring.  Classes scheduled in the Summer are offered in an accelerated format. Each two-day session is offered at least twice a year. 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Non-certificate option:

Participants may register for any number of two-day training sessions in any order. However, we strongly recommend attending all four sessions to maximize the development of essential management skills.

Cost:

$1195 for each 2 day session

This program has been approved by the New Jersey Department of Labor for workforce training grants. Funding may be available for those receiving unemployment benefits. Contact us for more information.

Who Should Attend

 

The Essential Management Skills program is designed for new and existing supervisors and managers, as well as those who aspire to take on these responsibilities in the near future. The workshops in this series are also highly relevant for seasoned supervisors and team leaders who have extensive on-the-job experience, but are looking to develop proficiency in key areas. If you are in a leadership role, or seeking to assume or transition into a supervisory role, this program is for you!

Cost:

$1195 for each 2 day session

Program Benefits

The Essential Management Skills program helps new supervisors—and those looking to assume supervisory responsibilities—gain the fundamental knowledge, skills, and confidence to deliver results. After completing each training session, participants will develop an action plan for implementation back on the job, addressing specific concerns and challenges to ensure success in this initial leadership role.

Cost:

$1195 for each 2 day session

Curriculum

Program consists of 4 critical skill areas:

#1 SUPERVISORY ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Meeting Your Supervisory Responsibilities
  • Communicating for Results
  • Building Effective Work Relationships
  • Leading Others for Success

#2 MANAGING EMPLOYEE PERFORMANCE

  • Setting the Stage for Excellent Performance
  • Coaching & Providing Feedback for Optimal Performance
  • Delegating, Analyzing Performance Problems & Planning for Performance Improvement
  • Building a Positive & Motivating Work Environment

#3 DEVELOPING INDIVIDUALS AND TEAMS

  • Interviewing & Selecting Employees
  • Developing Employee Skills & Work Habits
  • Building & Developing an Effective Work Team
  • Engaging Today’s Workforce Through Innovation & Change

#4 MANAGING PRIORITIES, SOLVING PROBLEMS AND LEGALITIES

  • Managing Priorities, Time, and Projects
  • Addressing & Solving Problems on the Frontline
  • Resolving Conflicts with Employees, Peers, and Others
  • Understanding the Legalities & Workplace Implications

 

The critical skill areas either can be taken in succession to complete the certificate, or selected individually to master a specific skill set. It is strongly recommended, however, that the entire program be completed to maximize the development of supervisory leadership skills. The program is offered in 4 two-day training sessions to be taken within a two-year period to be awarded a certificate of completion. Training sessions take place the 1st and 3rd week of each month in the Fall and Spring, from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Classes scheduled in the Summer are offered in an accelerated format.

Cost:

$1195 for each 2 day session

Program Dates Location Duration Details
May 6 - May 22, 2014 - #3 - Developing Individuals and Teams Piscataway, NJ Two Day Program Details
May 14 - May 15, 2014 - #1 - Supervisory Roles and Responsibilities Freehold, NJ Two Day Program Details
May 29 - May 30, 2014 - #2 - Managing Employee Performance Freehold, NJ Two Day Program Details
Jun 10 - Jun 11, 2014 - #3 Developing Individuals and Teams Freehold, NJ Two Day Program Details
Jun 11 - Jun 24, 2014 - #4 - Managing Priorities, Solving Problems, and Legalities Piscataway, NJ Two Day Program Details
Jun 25 - Jun 26, 2014 - #4 - Managing Priorities, Solving Problems, and Legalities Freehold, NJ Two Day Program Details
$1,195