Southwestern College Professional Studies will host a four-week Lunch and Learn series designed to help managers and supervisors, human resource professionals, and small business owners become better managers and leaders and to show new ways of thinking and doing business.
The one-hour sessions begin Wednesday, Feb. 15, and will be held at the Southwestern College Professional Studies east branch campus at 2040 S. Rock Road in Wichita.
The four one-hour sessions are titled:
• Wednesday, Feb. 15. “Guiding, Directing, Empowering and Motivating Others.” Participants will learn about employee expectations; and will understand and apply various ways to work with people on the job, how to deal with employees fairly, and how to guide and direct others. Participants will learn how to change behaviors to create a people-oriented environment. Empowerment and its impact on the workplace will also be explored.
• Wednesday, Feb. 22. “Working with Difficult Employees.” This workshop offers an overview of the information required to identify, address, and discipline employees who display difficult behavior. Characteristics and sources of difficult behavior, effective techniques to prevent difficult behavior in the workplace, and proper communication methods to build better relationships with difficult employees will be explored.
• Wednesday, Feb. 29. “Employee Appraisal and Employee Feedback.” This workshop explores employee appraisals as a powerful way of motivating people to give their best performance. The minefield of potential problems is also discussed.
• Wednesday, March 7. “Motivating Employees Managerial Leadership.” This workshop offers an overview of the various roles leaders have in organizations, as well as how leaders can help employees discover and learn their roles in organizations.
Facilitating the sessions is Michael Holmes, director of academic affairs at Southwestern College Professional Studies. His experience in training, coaching, and motivation is extensive. He was founder and president of Premier Training and Development Group that provides training and consultation in the areas of total quality management, leadership, human resources, and workforce diversity.
The cost of admission is $25 (includes lunch) for each individual session or $80 for all four sessions. Five people from the same company can attend all four sessions for $300. Each session will begin at noon and end at 1 p.m. For more information call (316) 684-5335.