Skip Navigation
*To search for student contact information, login to FlashLine and choose the "Directory" icon in the FlashLine masthead (blue bar).

Management Development

Management Development

Click on each title of a workshop below to expand it and view the complete description.

Assessing and Improving the Performance of Others

Workshop # IAIP

This course uses small group discussion and case studies to better understand the importance of performance management. The process will be thoroughly examined from the manager's and employee's points of view to better enable managers to fully utilize the evaluation process as a way to encourage and develop employees. In addition, participants will learn more about how to properly prepare and conduct an effective performance evaluation. Also, the role of the manager after the evaluation is concluded will be explored.
Group Format Length Who Should Attend
Instructor 3 hours Managers,New Supervisors,Supervisors

Register or Access Online Course

Candidate Recruitment Series l: Getting Started

Workshop # ICRSI

The search process actually begins long before the position is open. There are critical elements that must be addressed before you can begin your search. In this session participants will learn about important elements of recruitment that can impact the success of the process.
Group Format Length Who Should Attend
Instructor 2 hours New Supervisors,Supervisors

Register or Access Online Course

Candidate Recruitment Series ll: Understanding the Rules of the Search Process

Workshop # ICRS2

It is imperative that hiring managers as well as search committee chairs and members understand the legal ramifications of their actions during the search process. Understanding relevant laws and university policies help to ensure that all members involved are representing Kent State as a leading institution of learning.
Group Format Length Who Should Attend
Instructor 2 hours New Supervisors,Supervisors

Register or Access Online Course

Candidate Recruitment Series lll: Finding the Best Candidate

Workshop # ICRS3

The marketplace for talent has never been more competitive. As a hiring manager it is no longer enough to post a position in the chronicle of higher education or Monster.com and expect the best talent pool. A new set of behaviors and techniques are required to locate and appeal to high performing job seekers.
Group Format Length Who Should Attend
Instructor 2 hours New Supervisors,Supervisors

Register or Access Online Course

Candidate Recruitment Series lV: Closing the Deal; Assessing Candidates and Making the Offer

Workshop # ICRS4

It can be difficult differentiating between several strong candidates, so having standards in place will help you assess them fairly. You will also learn how to make a job offer that gets accepted. The work doesn't end there though. In this workshop we will also look at key success factors beyond recruitment.
Group Format Length Who Should Attend
Instructor 2 hours New Supervisors,Supervisors

Register or Access Online Course

Employee Staffing and Interviewing

Workshop # IESI

Participants will learn about the PDQ, the job analysis, the job description and the supervisor's role in the staffing process. In addition, other important forms such as the AGID and the role of the Office of Affirmative Action will be discussed. The second portion of this workshop will examine how to use behaviorial interviewing as a tool in assessing and selecting candidates for a position.
Group Format Length Who Should Attend
Instructor 4 hours New Supervisors,Non-Supervisory Faculty and Staff

Register or Access Online Course

Ethics & Code of Conduct

Workshop # OWE

This online course acclimates supervisors, managers and administrative support personnel to Kent State's ethical business practices, reinforces our commitment to build a culture of excellence with regard to workplace ethics and reduce the risk of liability from unethical misconduct.
Group Format Length Who Should Attend
Online 1.5 hours All Faculty & Staff

Register or Access Online Course

Management Skills - Creating a Motivating Environment Using DiSC (Part 3 of 3)

Workshop # IMS3

PREREQUISITE: Must attend part 1 and part 2 prior to attending this session. Participants explore the environments they create and identify the motivational needs of others. They will discuss and write a plan on how to effectively engage an employee that has a different style from their own.
Group Format Length Who Should Attend
Instructor 3 Hours All Kent State Faculty and Staff,Managers,Supervisors

Register or Access Online Course

Management Skills - Getting the Most of Your Management Style Using DiSC (Part 1 of 3)

Workshop # IMS1

This course utilizes the popular and proven DiSC methodology for understanding human behavior. DiSC is based on the work of behavior psychologist William Moulton Marston and has been used effectively for decades. This tool has shown to be tremendously successful in improving communication skills and hence, improving the employee/supervisor relationship. Participants will complete an online assessment and the results will be reviewed and discussed during the classroom session regarding their management styles and how they impact the workplace.
Group Format Length Who Should Attend
Instructor 3 hours All Kent State Faculty and Staff,Managers,Supervisors

Register or Access Online Course

Management Skills - Using DiSC to Direct and Delegate (Part 2 of 3)

Workshop # IMS2

This workshop will build upon the information learned in Part 1 (prerequisite for participating in Part 2). Participants learn about their directing and delegating styles and how to identify the needs of others. They will discuss and write a plan on how to effectively engage an employee that has a different style from their own.
Group Format Length Who Should Attend
Instructor 3 hours All Kent State Faculty and Staff,Managers,Non-Supervisory Faculty and Staff,Supervisors

Register or Access Online Course

Managing the Change Curve

Workshop # IMCT

The purpose of this workshop is to provide a tool for surfacing concerns participants have while moving through the four phases (denial, resistance, exploration and commitment)of change. A model for discussing, understanding, and mastering change transitions will be introduced. In this course, participants will understand the four phases of change, pinpoint their current stage in the transition process and identify tips and develop an action plan for managing change transitions.
Group Format Length Who Should Attend
Instructor 3 hours Managers,Supervisors

Register or Access Online Course

Prevent Harassment & Discrimination

Workshop # OPHC

Customized to the Kent State environment, this course provides employees with the information they need to prevent and report sexual harassment and other forms of workplace harassment. Interactive scenarios display the "gray area" situations involving all types of unlawful harassment, including race, national origin and religion.
Group Format Length Who Should Attend
Online 1 hour All Faculty & Staff

Register or Access Online Course

Preventing Workplace Violence

Workshop # OPWV

This course clarifies the nature and scope of workplace violence and identifies some of the best practices for identification and prevention. Participants will gain an understanding of early warning signs, find out how to respond effectively in a violent situation and learn about university resources that are available. The course features some thought-provoking vignettes and video clips from subject matter experts. All employees whether they have supervisory roles or not, are encouraged to take the course.
Group Format Length Who Should Attend
Online 1 hour All Kent State Faculty and Staff

Register or Access Online Course

Title IX: Recognize & Report Sexual Misconduct

Workshop # OCSM

This course provides faculty and staff understand sexual misconduct, including sexual harassment and sexual violence and methods for identifying and university procedures for reporting sexual misconduct.
Group Format Length Who Should Attend
Online 1.0 hours All Faculty & Staff

Register or Access Online Course

Understanding and Responding to Discrimination and Harassment

Workshop # OPWV

Participants will gain a deeper understanding of discrimination and harassment through the interactive use of scenarios and discussion around real workplace application.
Group Format Length Who Should Attend
Instructor 2.5 hours All Kent State Faculty and Staff

Register or Access Online Course