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Supervisor Summit Helps Supervisors Recognize and Manage ...

Thursday, October 15, 2020 By Deanne Abrams, Director, Employee Development On Friday, September 25, 2020, the Employee Development team hosted a special Supervisor Summit with guest facilitator, Wendy Wollner from Optum EAP. In the session, “Navigating Uncertainty and Building Resiliency,” she shared how to recognize stress, manage it and develop positive coping strategies to maintain a […]

Enhancing Team Cohesion in a Remote Environment

Thursday, October 15, 2020 By Jaclyn Taylor, Coordinator, Employee Development Team dynamics, team cohesion, teamwork — all of these are built on the foundation of trust created within a team. Teams can be your immediate peers or a collective group of people working on a project or work team. Every time another person is added or […]

Supporting Employees’ Right to Vote

Thursday, October 15, 2020 Valencia College supports our employees’ right to vote. Election Day is Tuesday, November 3, 2020, so supervisors, please work with your team members to ensure flexibility in scheduling on that date, so that everyone may vote. If you have questions about scheduling, contact Organizational Development and Human Resources at, or call the HR4U […]

Empowering Your Team Through Delegation

Thursday, October 15, 2020 By Chris Teumer, Assistant Director, Learning Support and Advancement, and Chanda Postell, Assistant Director, Organizational Development and Human Resources, East Region Do you often find yourself grappling with a decision to “let go” of a task at work? Does the phrase, “If you want something done right, you must do it yourself” […]

Policy Update: How Are College Policies Developed,...

Wednesday, October 14, 2020  In this Policy Update series, you’ll receive information about recently updated, repealed or approved policies to ensure you are kept abreast of key policy changes. We are excited to provide you with relevant and timely policy information to assist you in your role and your team’s contributions to the College.    By Michelle Sever, […]

Happy Boss’s Day

Wednesday, October 14, 2020 The task of leading and helping others improve while maintaining productivity and engagement is not easy; so we’d like to take a moment to wish all supervisors a Happy Boss’s Day. With remote work playing a prominent role in our lives, this is truer than ever this year. Thank you for […]

Managing Smart: How to Hold Conversations Remotely About...

Wednesday, October 14, 2020 By Joanna Victoria, Manager, Access Services As we continue navigating through these unique times of change, we need to remember that we all are affected and react in different ways to these changes. This creates a special challenge to us as supervisors as we thrive to support each individual in our team […]

Supervisor Development Opportunities

Wednesday, October 14, 2020 Supervisors, don’t miss these professional development opportunities designed for you. These sessions will explore supervisory topics and provide opportunities to share experiences and time for practical application. Navigating Change Practice Session Date: Tuesday, October 20, 2020 Time: 10 – 11 a.m. Location: Online Join us as we explore practices for communicating change […]

How to Support Employees Managing Work and Caregiving

Thursday, September 17, 2020 By Evelyn Lora-Santos, Campus Director, Advising  Being able to provide flexibility in the workplace stems from the perspective that staff are people first. This concept is especially important to apply during this pandemic as many employees try to perform job functions at home while simultaneously caring for young children, assisting with schooling […]

Supervisor Summer Series Brought Supervisors Together...

Thursday, September 17, 2020 By Jaclyn Taylor, Coordinator, Employee Development This summer, Employee Development partnered with several of our colleagues to bring a certificate-eligible program to supervisors. From July through August, nine sessions took place, bringing more than 140 supervisors together in learning and conversation. The topics facilitated included: The Psychology of Stress in COVID-19, Navigating […]