This series of workshops is intended for leaders (executive managers, deans, directors, chairs, and supervisors, level 12-17) from across the University to work together to improve the current climate and culture in their units and across the greater campus community.

This series is a collaboration between the Academic Advancement Network, Academic Human Resources, Human Resources, Office for Civil Rights and Title IX, and the Office for Institutional Diversity and Inclusion.

Fall 2022 sessions

Assessing the Climate in your Unit

Date: Thursday, November 17, 2022
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Location: Zoom Webinar

Sharri Margraves, Director, Human Resources Organization and Professional Development
Lydia Weiss, Climate & Response Program Administrator, Prevention, Outreach, and Education Department
Jennie Yelvington, Director, Faculty and Academic Staff Affairs

Workplace climate can be directly linked to productivity, job satisfaction and retention. As the leader, the ability to assess the climate in your unit can help prevent conflict, support team well-being, and increase effectiveness in accomplishing unit goals. This workshop will outline a climate assessment toolkit that can be employed immediately within your unit. Participants will also explore the power (both real and perceived) that leaders hold, ways leaders can role-model/tone-set positive environments, and why it is important to identify behaviors or situations that could be potentially harmful or disrespectful.

11-17 Assessing the Climate in your Unit Session Resources

What You Need to Know — The Discipline Process for Academic Administrators and Managers

Date: Thursday, December 8, 2022
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Location: Zoom Webinar

Deborah Johnson,MSU Foundation Professor and Director of the Diversity Research Network
Amanda Moses, Senior Human Resource Professional, Human Resources
Melissa Sortman, Director of Faculty and Academic Staff Affairs
Marilyn Tarrant, Associate Vice President and Chief Audit, Risk and Compliance Officer

Holding people accountable in the workplace is a critical component of any supervisor’s job. When things are not going well, understanding the process and the resources available is vital to responding in an equitable and timely manner. This leadership session will provide an overview of disciplinary investigations and how to define and administer discipline. The leader’s role in the process will be discussed with a specific focus on difficult conversations, accountability, and intervention measures.

This session is designed specifically for those serving in a role that supervises any combination of faculty, academic staff and/or support staff.

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Resources from Past Sessions