Registration open for Managers track of the Webinar Series for Charlotte Employees

The five Wednesday courses in the For Managers track of the Webinar Series for Charlotte Employees will address leadership challenges faced by managers. Each webinar is free, interactive and runs from 12 to 1 p.m. All sessions will be recorded and available to registered participants. Bonus content will be emailed after each webinar to help participants continue their professional development journeys.

March 22: Retaining Your Best People
What role do you play in keeping good people? In this course, we’re going to talk about important steps you can take to retain your best employees. We’ll go over ensuring connection and engagement among your team and will discuss feedback, finding opportunities for development and promotion and providing recognition. Register.

April 26: Accountability in the Workplace
This course explores the various elements that can help in establishing a culture of accountability in the workplace and encourages a workplace culture where every employee has an understanding of their responsibilities and expectations. They have clear goals with the ability to solve problems effectively rather than using the blame game technique to stay away from problems and challenging situations. Register.

May 24: Driving Employee Engagement
In this course, participants will learn about the factors that enhance and detract from employee engagement and will prepare them to integrate employee engagement principles to create an engaging workplace culture. Register.

June 21: Building a Positive Work Environment
From conflict management to influential and creative problem-solving skills, this course will help participants acquire powerful know-how and action plans to identify and address attitudes and behaviors that will result in more collaboration and productivity for their organization, their team and themselves. Register.

July 26: Coaching For Performance
This course will focus on the techniques needed to help close the gap between expected performance and actual results. Participants will gain a basic understanding of what drives their employees, build connections between each person’s work and the organization’s mission and strategic objectives. Register.

Additional Tracks of the Webinar Series for Charlotte Employees

Morale/Burnout Track
A four-course track that tackles issues concerning well-being and self-care, with courses on the following Wednesdays: March 15, April 5, June 13, and August 23. Register.

Productivity/Efficiency Track
A four-course track on becoming more productive and planning your time, with courses on the following Wednesdays: April 19, May 17, July 19, and August 16. Register.

About the Webinar Series for Charlotte Employees
The Webinar Series for Charlotte Employees was developed after unprecedented numbers of employees left the University over the past couple of years (which is consistent with other institutions of higher education, as well as private corporations). Provost Emerita Joan Lorden held an online listening session in the winter of 2022 to gain a better understanding of why employees were leaving and to hear suggestions on what the administration could do to improve things.

The listening session led to the formation of a task force composed of select individuals from across campus. The task force reviewed survey data from the listening session attendees, along with employment data provided by Human Resources. As a result, the webinar series was developed by UNC Charlotte’s School of Professional Studies.