Human Resources is offering two training sessions at the end of June.

Peer to Boss Without the Fallout: How to Create a Smooth Transition from Fellow Employee to New Supervisor
Tuesday, June 24
12:30-4:30 p.m.
Applied Research and Development (building 56), Large Pod

Identify the common challenges of the transition to supervisor and the common mistakes to avoid. Tools and strategies will be explored for clarifying new roles and building new relationships, creating clear boundaries with employees who were once peers, and initiating dialogue when there are problems. In addition, discover ways to navigate the team dynamics when you’ve replaced a popular supervisor, ways to help your team get back on track when you’re replacing a difficult supervisor, and strategies for dealing with employees who may resent your new role as supervisor. Register.

Positive Politics: How to Exert Influence Without Losing Your Soul or Shooting Yourself in the Foot
Monday, June 30
12:30-4:30 p.m.
Applied Research and Development (building 56), Large Pod

Regardless of where you sit in an organization, power and influence can be exerted in ethical ways and increase the chance of getting what you want without damaging relationships. Participants in this session will identify workplace decisions that motivate political responses, interaction styles that can be adapted to increase the likelihood of successful communication, how to use power to influence workplace change, and how to reduce the typical types of resistance from those around you. Participants will examine their own role in workplace politics and leave with a plan that reflects positive political strategies. Register.