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Daytime Seminars: Supervision Essentials

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Instructor: Paul Spindel
Dates/Time: April 4 and 11, 2014, 8:30am-4:30pm each day
Location: Marylhurst University
Cost: $499, noncredit, includes materials and parking
14 contact hours

Whether you manage one person or dozens of employees, your role as a boss is hugely important. You need to be able to set clear goals with your people. You must be a coach and mentor throughout the year, reinforcing good behavior and dealing with any issues as they come up. And you need to do periodic performance reviews, sessions that can be awful if all kinds of things come up that you never dealt with during the year, or incredibly good in capping off one year and setting the stage for goals for the coming period. In this highly interactive session led by a seasoned HR professional, learn and practice setting clear goals, coaching and having occasionally difficult conversations, and wrapping up the year with inspiring performance reviews.


  • Your role as manager within your company's performance management system
  • How to set S.M.A.R.T. goals
  • How to coach and mentor employees on an ongoing basis
  • Strategies for handing occasionally difficult conversations
  • Leading productive performance reviews that set up the next performance cycle

Paul Spindel is a seasoned HR executive with companies like Marriott and Nike, who for the last decade has devoted his professional life to consulting and teaching on group process issues. Paul is passionate about speaking ones truth in the workplace, helping you align your values and decisions so that you're pointed to your "true north." He is expert in motivating people to perform better, and has a range of strategies for dealing with difficult people and situations managers must take on. When he's not pushing himself to climb Mt. Hood or ride in Cycle Oregon, Paul leads workshops that help people with career transitions and creating the lives they want most.

Yes, we bring this class and other customized trainings onsite to organizations. Contact program director Vincent Fritzsche at 503.534.4076 to talk things over.

Seminar cancellation policy: The Professional Development Center offers full refund of program fees up to and including the day of first session of any seminar. Register with confidence.

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