Emory Report
November 17, 2008
Volume 61, Number 12

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Development Program
Candidates for this program include supervisors who have been recently promoted or hired, including team leaders and program coordinators. Faculty members also are encouraged to apply.

Development Program
Ideal candidates for this program include managers and directors who been recently promoted or hired, including assistant and associate directors. Faculty and principal investigators who supervise people are encouraged to apply.

Mentor Emory
and Administrative Professional Programs
Learning Services is also accepting applicants for the Mentor Emory and Administrative Professional programs.

The deadline to apply for all of the programs has been extended to Monday, Nov. 17, at 5 p.m.

For application details or to download the applications, visit http://emory.hr.

For more information,
contact La Sheree Mayfield at lmayfie@emory.edu or 404-727-7607.



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November 17
, 2008
Programs strengthen skills for leadership

By Ann Hardie

Attention managers and supervisors: Emory’s Learning Services Department wants to help you become an even better leader through programs designed to build your confidence and give you the tools you need to hire and keep good employees.

Amish Mody, a senior business manager for Facilities Management who recently completed the Manager Development Program, calls it “a wonderful learning experience.”

Mody, who joined Emory in January 2007, says the program allowed him to bridge a relationship with other managers and directors across the University.

“It helped me understand some of the issues and challenges they are facing,” he says. Mody oversees nine employees and is nominating one of them for the Supervisor Development Program, also offered. “The program definitely enhanced my skills and allowed me to understand the needs of my employees,” he said.

You can nominate yourself or another employee. The first groups of managers and supervisors will begin meeting in January, the second groups will get under way in June. Participants will meet for six hours every other week so you’ll need approval from your superiors. The departments of those selected will pick up training costs.

Both of the programs will explore practical skills such as effective interviewing techniques as well as the ethical and interpersonal pitfalls that all leaders face.

“Oftentimes people are promoted because of their expertise but they are not developed to be a leader,” says Anadri Chisolm-Noel, who manages training for Learning Services, part of Human Resources. “We think by building leadership capacity we can mitigate some of those things.”

Applicants should view these programs as an investment in themselves, Chisolm-Noel says. “One of the things that folks get out of the programs is self-awareness as a leader,” she says.

In addition to making you better at your job, the University is looking to the programs to expand its pipeline of leaders and help fulfill its initiative aimed at creating community.

“The Manager and Supervisor Development programs are a very important component of this strategic initiative in that they touch a significant number of people at all levels across Emory,” says Mike Mandl, executive vice president for finance and administration. “These programs not only have the potential to improve the performance of managers and supervisors, but by doing so can improve the working environment of all those employees who reside within the newly trained manager’s organization.”