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Upcoming Seminars

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Supervisory Skills III

Nancy Ohle, Organizational Development & Training


Supervisory Skills III: As a supervisor, you constantly work toward building a high performance team. When building your "dream team", some days will be positive as you coach and motivate your staff, and others will be spent managing conflict and the risk associated with a hostile work environment. This workshop will look at the stages your team may go through on its journey toward high performance, what you can do as a supervisor to provide your employees with the support they need at each stage of development, and tools for motivation. Next we will discuss your role in managing conflict as well as recognizing the difference between healthy conflict and "hostile work environment or bullying" which can leave your city at risk of litigation. Come prepared to discuss your stars as well as your challenging employees so we can exchange your secrets toward success!

Presenter Background: Nancy Ohle has been a leader and mentor in Training and Organizational Development, Strategic Planning, Team Leadership, and Performance Management for over 25 years.  Her consulting partnerships span hundreds of local government entities, Fortune 100 companies and service industries.  While a Chamber of Commerce "Athena" award winner for mentoring women, Nancy does not limit her coaching to women alone.  A speaker and trainer at the Michigan Mayors' Conference, H.H. Dow Leadership Academy, and National League of Cities Annual Meeting, Nancy is a sought-after facilitator, strategic planner, and consultant.  She will challenge you to "bring out your best", both personally and organizationally.




File Management & Record Keeping

Joyce Snow, HR Partner Solutions

Document management basics

  • Tips for those who hate filing
  • 10 more tips to file management
  • Organizing your files

Electronic Files

  • Rules for creating documents
  • Storing and retrieving documents
  • Keeping documents secure

Personnel Files

  • Types of personnel files
  • What to keep in a personnel file
  • What not to keep in a personnel file
  • Employee access to personnel files
  • Personnel file policy (sample)

Presenter Background: Joyce Snow has a Masters Degree in Organizational Management from Spring Arbor University and a Bachelor Degree in Business from Michigan State University. She has 20 years of management experience in human resources, training and workforce development in both the private and public sectors. She currently serves on the Barry County Board of Commissioners. She is a trained facilitator and is a certified mediator through the Michigan State Court Administrative Office. Her black-belt training in Lean Six Sigma has given her process tools that she has employed to create cost saving programs. She has designed an employee appraisal tool and a compensation determination structure and has conducted, analyzed and packaged wage and benefit surveys.

Her work knowledge includes compensation and benefits, education, grant writing, insurance, and training. She has experience with both union and union-free manufacturing environments in the agriculture, automotive, aerospace, sporting goods, educational and medical devices industries. Her non-profit and public sector experiences include HR Consulting Director of Lansing Community College, Grant Writing and Management of the Michigan Works!  Michigan Prisoner Re-entry Initiative, Employment Services, Welfare Reform and Workforce Investment Act programs which are designed to provide training and/or employment to the various populations of the public.

Thursday, December 3, 2015 (TENTATIVE)

Wastewater Administrative Workshop

More information will be posted as it becomes available