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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.

In This Program, You Will Learn To:

  • Recognize and overcome barriers to teamwork
  • Strengthen relationships with peers and colleagues
  • Analyze performance issues and develop improvement plants
  • Ask effective questions and listen actively to improve understanding
  • Implement management strategies to promote employee engagement and retention
  • Determine the appropriate leadership style to motivate employees and teams, and more
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

Faculty

offers more than 30 years experience as a manager, facilitator, and presenter. Since 1991, she has managed the Rutgers University Human Resources Professional Development Program. Ms. Bilinski’s 20-...
CB Bowman, CEO of Executive Leadership, LLC and the Executive Director for the Association of Corporate Executive Coaches. A Certified Master Coach and a Certified Master Corporate Executive Coach,...
Kathleen B. Cashman is the President of Cashman Consulting LLC, an International Management Consulting and Training firm. She also works with WOMEN Unlimited, Inc. in the role of North East Regional...
Dr. De Lia is the Executive Director of RBS Network for Innovation Expertise Development (NIED). A former executive at AT&T and Prudential Financial and past president of the internet start-up...
is Director for the MHRM program and Professor of Human Resource Management for the School of Management and Labor Relations, Rutgers University. Mr. Ferio has over 26 years of corporate experience...
Ron Guido is an independent consultant in the health care industry specializing in business development, marketing and supply chain management. Ron has 36 years experience with Johnson & Johnson...
has 20+ years of leadership effectiveness experience. Her engagements include Bayer Consumer Care, CIT Group, Corning Technologies, Cornell University, Hong Kong Shanghai Bank’s Consumer Lending...
Kane an accomplished HR executive, held senior positions with industrial leaders including Kyowa Pharmaceutical, International Flavors and Fragrances Inc, Primedia/Channel One, Electrolux/Frigidaire...
founder of Executive Essentials, delivers seminars for clients including JPMorgan Chase, Deutsche Bank, Columbia Business School, and The Museum of Modern Art. An adjunct professor at NYU’s Stern...
is the Director of Rutgers Global Executive Master’s in Human Resource Leadership and Professor of Human Resource Management. He was the President of McCune Development Associates, Inc., a consulting...
As Director of Leadership and Organization Development, Dr. Nikola is responsible for implementation of leadership strategies, organizational development interventions and professional development...
Program Dates Location Duration Details
Sep 9 - Sep 23, 2014 - #1 - Supervisory Roles and Responsibilities Piscataway, NJ Two Day Program Details
Oct 10 - Oct 20, 2014 - #2 - Managing Employee Performance Piscataway, NJ Two Day Program Details
Nov 3 - Nov 18, 2014 - #3 - Developing Individuals and Teams Piscataway, NJ Two Day Program Details
Dec 2 - Dec 16, 2014 - #4 - Managing Priorities, Solving Problems, and Legalities Piscataway, NJ Two Day Program Details
$1,195