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Managing Smart: How Do You Manage Multiple Leave Requests?

Thursday, June 17, 2021 With many of us vaccinated and COVID cases decreasing, employees are beginning to take their well-deserved vacation time. As supervisors, we want to encourage the break from the daily grind, but how do you handle multiple leave requests from your team and ensure operations continue so we can best serve our students? In the […]

Managing Smart: Are You Feeling ‘Meh’? You...

Thursday, May 20, 2021 Did you ever feel not great but not exactly depressed either? Did you also struggle to put a name to the “meh” feeling so many of us have felt through 2020 and, now, part of 2021? If you have, don’t fret. You are far from alone. What many of us felt and […]

Managing Smart: Surviving Leadership Fatigue

Thursday, April 15, 2021 It’s no secret that, after the past year, many supervisors are tired — tired of constant changes, tired of numerous Zoom meetings and tired of motivating employees through what often seems like turmoil. You may have an entire list of your own items that are making you darn-right exhausted. So, how do you […]

Managing Smart: Handling Resignations

Thursday, February 18, 2021 A Message from Ben Taylor, Assistant Director, Equal Opportunity and ODHR Partners Employee resignations are a normal part of the employee life cycle. Once an employee has notified you of a resignation, there are steps to take to ensure that the transition for your department and the employee are as smooth as […]

Managing Smart: Planning and Goal Setting in Uncertainty

Wednesday, January 20, 2021 By Lisandra “Liz” Suarez, Senior Director, Organizational Development and Human Resources Happy new “planning and goal setting” time of the year! Usually, for supervisors, the beginning of the calendar year is the time for leaders to begin planning the strategies and tasks that align with the work ahead for the year […]

Managing Smart: Navigating The World of Team Conflict

Wednesday, November 18, 2020 By Melanie Rodriguez, Rose Quiles and Chanda Postell, Assistant Directors, Organizational Development and Human Resources Let’s face it — conflict happens. Some embrace it, while others have a tendency to avoid it. Some view it as an opportunity for growth, while others view it as a troublesome roadblock. In fact, navigating […]

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 […]

Managing Smart: Performance Management, a Process for Suc...

Thursday, September 17, 2020 By Liz Suarez, Senior Director, Organizational Development and Human Resources As leaders of people, we are probably aware of some definitions for performance management, such as a process of continuous communication or a process to create a work environment in which people are enabled to perform at their best. Furthermore, we may […]

Establishing Boundaries Within Your Work Team With...

Thursday, August 20, 2020 A Message from Ken Rivera, Director of Network and Infrastructure  I have been managing teams for over 20 years; primarily serving nationally recognized and highly collaborative organizations. Here at Valencia College, I manage a team of six individual contributors responsible for maintaining access and security for wired and wireless connections to […]

Managing Smart: Performance Management

Thursday, July 16, 2020  A Message from Trisha Whitmire, Assistant Director, Equal Opportunity The start of the new fiscal year brings up memories and reminders of our annual Check-In. This year, however, things look a bit different.  Normally, when the Check-In process begins employees and supervisors sit down together and plan goals for the upcoming year. We […]