Friday afternoons in June (2:00-5:00 pm)
Regardless of your intended career pathway, today’s health research predoctoral and postdoctoral trainees must be well rounded in a variety of leadership skills and abilities while defining career goals and action steps. Through this four-week practical and interactive series, you will enhance your skills as a leader in the context of your career and professional development. Based on the social change model and design thinking, you will work with a network of faculty members and peers to develop into a well-rounded professional prepared for the health sciences research workforce, while learning how to translate your research training to be a positive force for change. A certificate of completion will be awarded for attending all four sessions.
June 8: Opening Plenary. Explore your leadership styles and strengths.
June 15: Hands-on activities highlighting leadership skills and application of team-building skills to professional and career goals.
June 22: Identify areas of growth and potential career paths. Create a five-year plan to work toward your professional goals.
June 29: Closing Plenary. Share five-year plans and action steps with peers. Discuss ways to put your leadership skills and five-year plans into action.
The Supervisory Challenge is designed to provide University of Florida leaders with meaningful information about the knowledge, skills, and behaviors necessary for being an effective manager in our diverse university environment.
In the fall of 2010, Managing at UF: The Supervisory Challenge was redesigned to align with the University of Florida’s Leadership/Management Competency Model, with new workshops and certification requirements. This certification includes a range of workshops designed with UF in mind. Workshops are free and open to all faculty and staff who are interested in learning more about being an effective manager.
To achieve the “Managing at UF” certification, participants will attend ten required workshops and two electives—for a total of 12 workshops. Employees who choose to work toward the Managing at UF: The Supervisory Challenge certificate can do so at their own pace and complete workshops in any order. There is no time limit for completion of the new certificate. MORE INFORMATION