Management Development Program

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The UConn Health Management Development Program is the vehicle for meeting mandatory regulatory requirements and provides fundamental skills specific to employees with leadership responsibilities at UConn Health.

Who Should Attend

  • Newly hired or newly appointed supervisors, managers, and administrative staff who supervise others
  • Experienced managers seeking to refine their knowledge of UConn Health processes and resources.
    • Bargaining unit exempt managers are required to complete all courses within one year
    • All staff who supervise others are required to attend "Managing a Harassment Free and Respectful Workplace" within one year

Program Benefits

  • Updated curriculum featuring new presenters, content and materials
  • Fundamental knowledge of key areas of responsibility including finance, compliance and human resource management
  • Exposure to decision makers and organizational resources
  • Networking opportunities with fellow participants
  • Support from HR specialists and managers

Program Courses

The Management Development Programs is offered through online and presenter led courses. The online courses are taken on Saba, UConn Health's online learning system. The presenter led courses are held at 16 Munson Road, in the fourth floor training room unless otherwise noted.  All course registrations are done through Saba.


Online Learning

Workforce Planning

This online learning module explains the systems and documents used to classify job groups, titles, descriptions, qualifications and pay levels for all positions at UConn Health. Learners examine key aspects of workforce planning and resources to support decision-making in alignment with strategic goals. While leaders may be familiar with these practices from a previous organization, this module is essential for gaining an understanding of the tools and procedures unique to UConn Health.
Content Owner: Margo Granger, Personnel Specialist, Compensation and Classification, Human Resources

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Hiring the Right Talent I

This two-part hybrid course examines the UConn Health hiring system. Part I is an online module that includes steps for requesting the hire of a position, transaction documentation and the manager’s role in onboarding a new employee. After completing Part I, participants will attend a live session with members of the Employment Services team to discuss best practices, case scenarios and identify key ingredients in successfully recruiting and hiring the right person for the right job.
Content Owner: Joyce Smith, Director, Employment Services, Human Resources
Prerequisite Course: Workforce Planning

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Instructor Led

Compliance and Ethics

UConn Health is committed to the highest standards of conduct for all employees and compliance with all relevant federal, state and local regulations, laws and guidelines. This session examines the UConn Compliance Program’s structured approach and identifies the manager’s role in supporting organizational compliance. Discussion topics include common areas of risk, reporting mechanisms and how to integrate compliance activities into everyday workflow.
Presenter: Virginia Pack, Assoc. Compliance Officer, Office of Audit, Compliance and Ethics
Date: Tuesday, November 8, 2016, 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.

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Diversity in the Workplace

Effective leaders create and maintain a respectful workplace where differences are valued and leveraged to achieve organizational goals. This session outlines the dimensions of diversity, the benefits of a diverse workforce and the role of Office of Diversity and Equity in supporting fair employment practices at UConn Health.
Presenter: TDB, Office of Institutional Equity
Date: Tuesday, November 22, 2016, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

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Financial and Logistics Management

In this session participants learn how to use UConn Health financial systems to prepare, analyze and manage departmental budgets and the logistical management systems to navigate the numerous services provided. Fiscal experts identify key data reports that support managers with strategic decision-making and resource allocation to meet departmental goals and objectives. Logistic Management experts align the manager's role with the services of shipping/receiving/distribution, patient transportation, warehouse/PAR supplies, moving/storage and asset control.
Presenters: Chad Bianchi, Director, Finance; Nicole Baker, Supervising Accountant, Fiscal Services; Andrew Kucia, Staff Accountant, Operating Budget; Keith Petit, Logistics Property Manager, Office of Logistics Management
Date: Tuesday, October 11, 2016, 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.

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Hiring the Right Talent II

After completing an online learning module, Part I, participants will meet in person with members of the Employment Services team for a question and answer session to discuss best practices, case scenarios and identify key ingredients in successfully recruiting and hiring the right person for the right job.
Presenters: Employment Services, Human Resources
Date: Tuesday, November 1, 2016, 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.

Prerequisite Course: Hiring the Right Talent I

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Managing a Respectful & Harassment Free Workplace

All managerial staff who supervise employees and/or students are required to attend this session within one year of employment. Participants will gain strategies for maintaining an organizational culture that fosters respect, values and encourages teamwork and creates an inclusive environment.
Presenter: TDB, Office of Institutional Equity
Date: Tuesday, December 13, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

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Managing in a Union Environment Part I and II

This two-part course examines the challenges and benefits of managing in a unionized workplace. Through case studies and small group activities, participants discuss contracted bargaining units at UConn Health, member and employer rights under negotiated agreements, the discipline process, grievance procedures and available resources.
Presenter: Christine Cieplinski, Director, Labor Relations, Human Resources
Date Part I: Tuesday, October 4, 2016, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Date Part II: Thursday, October 6, 2016, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Class Sizes: 25 seats
Part II Prerequisite: Managing in a Union Environment Part I
Target Audience: Non-Bargaining Unit Managers.
Higher Level Bargaining Unit Supervisors seeking admittance to these courses should request enrollment using this email link.

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Performance Assessment

Assessing job performance entails setting expectations, measuring progress, conducting interim coaching meetings and promoting professional growth and development. This course identifies tools and techniques to successfully navigate this process and lead effective employee conversations at UConn Health.
Presenters: Lakeesha Brown and Kristen Pepin, Human Resources Labor Relations Specialists
Date: Tuesday, September 27, 2016, 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.

Class Size: 25 seats
Target Audience: Non-Bargaining Unit Managers.
Higher Level Bargaining Unit Supervisors seeking admittance to this course should request enrollment using this email link.

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Procurement Operations and Contracts

This session outlines procedures, systems and resources for acquiring materials, equipment and contractual services at UConn Health. Participants examine best practices that ensure decisions are made in the best interests of the organization and in compliance with ethical standards, applicable laws, regulations and policies.
Presenters: Berri Gerjuoy, Assistant Vice President and Lori Acomb, Director, Procurement
Date: Thursday, January 12, 2016, 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.

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Safe & Healthy Workplace Strategies

At some point in our lives, we may all experience personal or work stressors that can affect performance on the job. Managers need the skills, knowledge and confidence to recognize and address a wide array of employee issues that impact the work environment. This session explores the UConn Health Employee Assistance Program (EAP), a vital resource for employees and managers dealing with almost any difficulty. Participants review guidelines and resources for managing diverse workplace issues including job performance, inappropriate behaviors and acts of aggression and violence.
Presenters: David Francis, Employee Assistance Counselor, Employee Health; Marisol Cruz St. Juste, Education & Development Specialist, Human Resources
Date: Tuesday, October 18, 2016, 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.

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Time and Attendance: Payroll, Leaves & Worker's Compensation

Punctual and regular attendance is an essential responsibility of each employee at UConn Health. This course outlines the tools and procedures to properly collect, monitor and verify employee time and attendance. Participants will examine the manager’s role in handling various employee leaves of absence, including FMLA (Family and Medical Leave Act) and Workers’ Compensation and identify the organizational resources available to assist them.
Presenters: Brian Kleinhen, Personnel Specialist, KRONOS Administrator; Joann Lamere, Personnel Specialist, Employee Leaves; Kathy Rouleau, HR Associate, Worker’s Compensation, Human Resources
Date: Tuesday, December 6, 2016, 9:00 - 11:30 a.m.

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Contact

Shannon Kelmelis, 860-679-8367

Fall Schedule

Online
Workforce Planning
Online
Hiring the Right Talent I
Tuesday, September 27
Performance Assessment
Tuesday, October  4
Managing in a Union Environment I
Tuesday, October  6
Managing in a Union Environment II
Tuesday, October  11
Financial and Logistics Management
Tuesday, October 18
Safe & Healthy Workplace Strategies
Tuesday, November 1
Hiring the Right Talent II
Tuesday, November 8
Compliance and Ethics
Tuesday, November 22
Diversity in the Workplace
Tuesday, December  6
Time & Attendance: Payroll, Leaves & Workers Comp
Tuesday, December 13
Managing a Respectful & Harassment Free Workplace
Thursday, January 12
Procurement Operations and Contracts