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.

Spring 2022 sessions

Building Trust and Morale in a Changing Landscape

Date: Thursday, March 3, 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

Culture change is a process that we all wish would happen quickly. However, as author Stephen M. R. Covey stated, “change moves at the speed of trust.” Meaningful change can only truly happen if we develop trusting relationships with those we lead.

This interactive workshop will discuss the basics of change management related to changing culture and climate, emphasizing the role trust plays in the process. Participants will gain an understanding of the elements of trust and strategies for building (or rebuilding) trust.

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

Date: Wednesday, March 23, 2022
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Location: Zoom Webinar

Amanda Moses, Senior Human Resource Professional, Human Resources
Melissa Sortman, Director 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.

Resources from Past Sessions