Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Webinar: How To Build The Skills You Need To Support And Grow A Successful Student Affairs Staff

When: Tuesday, July 15, 1:00-2:30 (Eastern)
Type:  online webinar

Employee supervision is a key responsibility for many student affairs professionals. Middle and upper level leadership positions nearly always require supervision of professional staff or graduate students. Guiding documents such as ACPA/NASPA's Professional Competency Areas for Student Affairs Practitioners as well as CAS standards highlight the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to be an effective supervisor. While Komives et al. (2003) describe that, "supervision is one of the most difficult tasks of student affairs leadership," as employees usually receive little to no formal training or support on how to be an effective supervisor.

This webinar will build participants' knowledge of onboarding, training, and coaching as it relates to student affairs professional employees. Best practices will be shared, taking a close look at ways to develop a comprehensive onboarding and training program for new employees. Participants will also learn how to support employees after their transition through coaching techniques. Key coaching skills including setting expectations, listening, and giving feedback will be a focus. Participants will be encouraged to incorporate the concrete resources that are shared into their own structures for recognition, feedback, and performance management.

- Identify key elements of successful onboarding and staff training
- Learn ACPA/NASPA and CAS standards for supervision
- Differentiate between different leadership styles including managing, supervising, mentoring, training, consulting, and coaching
- Analyze their own coaching style and current skill level and set goals for continued growth
- Discover several higher education and business resources for coaching, recognition, feedback, and performance management that they can utilize in their own work

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