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    Episode 27: Leading Virtually Q&A
    (2022-03-15) Tichich, Emily; Sullivan, Brandon
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    Episode 26: Managing Flexible Teams
    (2021-06-17) Tichich, Emily; Sullivan, Brandon; Peissig, Lovey; Youa Moua, Mai; Alexander, Ashley
    One of the biggest lessons we’ve learned during the past year is that work is about what we do, not necessarily where we do it. In this podcast, we’ll cover topics to help you implement flexible work arrangements on your team, and give you tools to manage employees with different flexible work plans. Visit supervising.umn.edu for more information and to find all the resources mentioned in the podcast.
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    Episode 25: Engaging Virtual Teams
    (2020-06-26) Tichich, Emily; Sullivan, Brandon; Barnett, John
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    Episode 24: Carrying On Mission - Critical Work in Difficult Times
    (2020-04-24) Tichich, Emily; Sullivan, Brandon
    The circumstances of the last few weeks have required us to shift priorities and adapt to new ways of working. It can be challenging to lead your dispersed team to get results in innovative ways. Visit supervising.umn.edu for more information and to find all the resources mentioned in the podcast.
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    Episode 23: Supervising Undergraduate Students
    (2020-02-20) Tichich, Emily; O'Berry, Will; Scepaniak, Crystal; Salm, Nicole
    What many student employees lack in professional experience, they make up in their willingness to learn and their enthusiasm for new projects. In this webinar, we’ll explore simple ways to mobilize students’ eagerness and guide them in their development as young professionals, while ensuring the work you need to finish is completed. In this webinar you will: -Identify the unique opportunities and challenges student workers present. -Discover tips to make supervising student employees a great experience for both you and the student. -Learn from the trials and triumphs of other student worker supervisors.
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    Episode 22: The Art of Influence
    (2019-12-16) McGuire, Christina; Sullivan, Brandon; Saathoff, Donna; Nolan, Kari; Jauert, Tami
    Your department’s goals cannot be achieved alone—it takes work from everyone. Giving orders and commands will only take you so far. To truly be effective you’ll have to gain buy-in from the members of your team, leaders, and peers through influence. In this podcast, you will: -Understand what influence is and is not -Learn how to determine who you need to influence in order to move team, departmental, or University priorities forward -Discover strategies and methods to influence effectively This is a podcast version of a Supervisory Development webinar recorded on December 11th, 2019.
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    Episode 21: Driving Action through Accountability
    (2019-10-30) Tichich, Emily; Sullivan, Brandon; Wolford, Amanda
    The decisions you make when your employees exceed, meet, or do not meet expectations create standards for accountability. Accountability is not just negative or punitive. It can refer to positive consequences for employees who meet or exceed expectations, too. There are many things that get in our way when we try to foster a culture of accountability: assumptions or miscommunication, discomfort with difficult conversations, limited time, and fear. Learn how to address some of these when you’re creating standards for accountability. This is a podcast version of a Supervisory Development webinar recorded on October 22nd, 2019.
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    Episode 20: Smart Hiring Successful Onboarding
    (2019-08-26) Saathoff, Donna; McGuire, Christina
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    Episode 19: Delegate to Achieve and Empower
    (2019-07-01) Tichich, Emily; Sullivan, Brandon
    Delegating effectively is more than just assigning a task, it’s getting the work done through other people. As a supervisor, you need to know which tasks are appropriate to delegate and which are not, who to delegate to, and how to ensure the project is on track. This is a podcast version of a Supervisory Development webinar recorded on June 25th, 2019.
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    Episode 18: Introduction to 2020 Performance Management
    (2019-05-02) Saathoff, Donna; Sullivan, Brandon; Moore, Kendric; Gayle, Peters; Durushia, Ann
    This podcast is adapted from a webinar that aired on April 30th, 2019. The podcast is an introduction to the 2020 Performance Management initiative that aligns the process across all Finance and Operations units, beginning with the 2019-20 performance time period. 2020 Performance Management is the result of a system-wide working group of HR directors convened to advance talent and performance management at the University and develop research-based best practices to fit our needs.
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    Episode 17: Rewards and Compensation Panel Discussion
    (2019-04-16) Tichich, Emily; Sullivan, Brandon; kul, Mary Rohman; Horstman, Ken
    This podcast is an excerpt of the Rethinking Rewards and Compensation webinar. It features a panel discussion and Q&A with University of Minnesota compensation experts. This is a podcast version of a Supervisory Development webinar recorded on April 11th, 2019.
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    Episode 16: Rethinking Rewards and Compensation
    (2019-04-16) Tichich, Emily; Sullivan, Brandon; Kul, Mary Rohman; Horstman, Ken
    Understanding compensation is more than just knowing local pay structures. As a supervisor, you need to clearly know what your local compensation strategy is. In this webinar, we’ll talk about the misconceptions surrounding how we think about pay and outline the key considerations when thinking about your reward strategy. Note: some of the session content only covers pay for non-contract employees, labor unions have contracts that govern their pay. This is a podcast version of a Supervisory Development webinar recorded on April 11th, 2019.
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    Episode 15: Academic Leadership Development in the Department, Division, and Cooperative
    (2019-03-28) Buhr, Brian; Asojo, Abimbola; Bradeen, Jim; Looma, Wendy; Sztainer, Diane; Sullivan, Brandon; Dunkel, Chelsea; Berry, Rosie
    This episode is a recording of the University of Minnesota panel discussion on Academic Leadership Development in the Department, Division, and Cooperative that took place on March 28th, 2019. The panel event begins with a keynote address by Brian Buhr, Dean of the College of Food, Agricultural, and Natural Resource Sciences. Dean Buhr will share his reflections on college leadership and the importance of developing future academic leaders. The panelists discuss their efforts to positively impact their colleges and academic units while developing and leveraging their own and others’ leadership skills.
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    Episode 14: Performance Management Reality Check - Your Questions Answered
    (2019-03-18) Tichich, Emily; Sullivan, Brandon
    This episode answers audience questions from the February 27th, 2019 webinar, "Performance Management Reality Check".
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    Episode 13: Performance Management Reality Check
    (2019-03-05) Tichich, Emily; Sullivan, Brandon; Saathoff, Donna; McGuire, Christina
    This webinar is a deeper dive into the performance management process. It's also a realistic look at why performance management can be so difficult, especially at the University. You'll learn ways to take action to improve your current performance management approach, and how some departments at the University have improved their performance management process. This is a podcast version of a Supervisory Development webinar recorded on February 27th, 2019.
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    Episode 12: Performance Management Panel Discussion
    (2019-03-05) Tichich, Emily; Sullivan, Brandon; Saathoff, Donna; McGuire, Christina
    This episode is an excerpt from the Performance Management Reality Check webinar, recorded on February 27th, 2019. The excerpt includes a panel discussion on performance management at the University of Minnesota and a Q&A.
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    Episode 11: Managing And Evaluating Performance
    (2019-01-08) McGuire, Christina; Sullivan, Brandon; Saathoff, Donna
    Performance reviews are often viewed as difficult by both supervisors and employees. If you manage others, it means reviewing goals that might be out-of-date, preparing for hours, figuring out how to give feedback in a way that’s productive, and helping people set goals. This is a podcast version of a Supervisory Development webinar recorded on March 29th, 2017.
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    Episode 10: Managing Conflict In Action
    (2019-01-08) Wolford, Amanda; McGuire, Christina; Sullivan, Brandon; Saathoff, Donna
    This presentation is a deeper dive into managing conflict and focuses on ideas for application. The content was built based on themes from participant evaluation feedback, comments, and questions and focuses on the challenges supervisors face in managing conflict. This is a podcast version of a Supervisory Development webinar recorded on April 18th, 2018.
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    Episode 9: Building Resilient Teams and Departments
    (2019-01-08) Wolford, Amanda; Saathoff, Donna; Sullivan, Brandon
    This presentation is on the topic of building resilience for teams and departments. The content was built based on themes from participant evaluation feedback, comments, and questions and focuses on the challenges supervisors face in leading teams and managing team dynamics. This is a podcast version of a Supervisory Development webinar recorded on June 26th, 2018.
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    Episode 8: Employee Engagement In Action
    (2019-01-08) Wolford, Amanda; Sullivan, Brandon; Dunkel, Chelsea
    This presentation is on the topic of Employee Engagement. The content was built based on themes from participant evaluation feedback, comments, and questions and focuses on the challenges supervisors face in taking action on employee feedback. This is a podcast version of a Supervisory Development webinar recorded on October 31st, 2018.