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Managing With Labor's Values - Part 1: Helping Your Staff to Succeed

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LB550

This workshop provides a good foundation for supervising and managing with labor’s values. This workshop focuses on understanding different behavioral styles at work and how to adapt when conflicting styles cause misunderstandings, unproductive efforts, and impede progress on reaching goals.

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Effective March 16, 2020, the educational programs scheduled to be delivered at our New York City facility will be moved to virtual delivery, where possible, or rescheduled. For those programs that do not lend themselves to a distance-education format, we will postpone them until we receive guidance from the University and public health officials that it is safe to hold those programs in-person. Please contact ilrcustomerservice@cornell.edu with any questions. We will provide updates as they become available from the University.

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Can you be an effective manager while staying true to the values of the labor movement? Not only is it possible to manage staff without compromising values, it is critical that managers at unions and social justice organizations get the training they need to become effective leaders and make the best use of limited resources.  In this workshop, participants learn techniques for helping their staff succeed, keep staff motivated and accountable and respond appropriately to common staff management issues. Participants develop an understanding of different behavioral styles and how to adapt when conflicting styles impede progress on reaching goals.

Key Topics & Outcomes

  • How managing in a union is unique
  • Assessing & adjusting management style to specific situations
  • Dealing with different behavioral styles
  • Giving effective feedback, coaching
  • Prerequisites for accountability

Approach & Features

This two day workshop which is part of a series will include short presentations, case studies, small group work, group discussions and role play.  Participants will have an opportunity to discuss real challenges they face with peers in the workshop.  This workshop is open only to leaders and staff directors with significant supervisory/managerial responsibilities who are based at labor unions or social justice organizations.

A discounted rate of $1600 (an $1800 value) is available if you register for both Part 1: Helping Your Staff to Succeed and Part 2: Building Accountability. Click here to sign up for both courses at the discounted rate.

For more information about this workshop please contact Kim Cook at 212.340.2824 or kc948@cornell.edu.

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