Developing a Performance Based Culture Series

In your role as a leader, you are accountable for the highest productivity of others—not only yourself. The Developing a Performance Based Culture Series explores how leaders can effectively develop a culture that promotes a team of high performers focused on organizational outcomes. Module I – The Value of a Performance Based Culture focuses on the importance of developing a performance based culture and identifies the initial steps a leader must take to make this happen. Module II – Managing Performance examines effective performance management practices, including preparing and delivering the performance appraisal. Module III – Performance Documentation examines the importance of properly documenting employee performance, as well as the impact of sound documentation for the employee and the University. Finally, Module IV – Applying Performance Management provides leaders will assess their performance in applying the skills acquired through the series and identify areas of focus in performance management.

Hiring and Onboarding Talent

One of the best strategies for retaining talent is ensuring we place the right candidate in the best position. Several studies (The Saratoga Institute, the Society for Human Resource Management and Hewitt Associates) estimate the cost of replacing talent at approximately 1.5 times the annual salary of the job opening. Hiring and Onboarding Talent addresses a methodology for hiring and retaining talent at UM. It gives an overview of the hiring process that includes everything from behavioral interviewing to on-boarding, enabling leaders to hire employees who will contribute to a stable and high-performing team. Participants will focus on Identifying talent needs, developing techniques to predict success based on past performance, creating an interview plan. peer interviewing process, developing a plan for onboarding and retaining new talent.

Introduction to Transformational Leadership

This course provides an overview to the transformational leadership process. The transformational leader supports the employee by providing ongoing learning opportunities, coaching, feedback, and the ability to attend formal classroom learning activities. The University embraces the transformational leader because this system of leadership retains employees, creates a social process for interaction, and fosters communication at all levels.

Staff Needs Analysis

Every time you hire a resource it impacts the structure of your organization. Nothing is more important than building a functioning structure that meets your short term and long term business needs. In this course, you will learn the fundamentals of a job analysis; how to utilize the resources available on the UM Compensation website to hire the right talent at the correct level and competitive salary; and how to write a Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) compliant job description to ensure organizational objectives are met.

Coaching for Performance

The research on leadership learning supports the notion that coaching by a supervisor makes the difference in permanent performance change, implementation and retention of newly learned behaviors. This course focuses on learning techniques to ensure this performance change occurs. This course is required for anyone who is a participant in the Leadership Academy.

Note: There are two ILT sessions for this blended learning. The first is an extension to the learning obtained through the CBL, consisting of additional knowledge and activities designed to foster full understanding of the coaching process. The second ILT session provides an opportunity for the participants to reflect on their experiences engaging coaching with their staff.

Ethics and Credibility

Ethics are the moral principles that govern or influence conduct. This course will help you develop the skills to ensure you and your staff meet UM's ethics standards outlined as a part of the employment requirements. The ethical behavior of leaders has a direct impact on your credibility with staff and customers.

Building Change Ready Teams

Change is inevitable in a dynamic work environment. When change occurs, teams tend to lose focus and can become non-productive. This course will give the manager tips on overcoming resistance, and building the team's ability to be resilient to change.
Note: This course is for Managers.

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