Register for St. Paul
Please note: to see which courses are currently open in St. Paul, view the available courses using your MyLMC account. Registration is limited to four attendees per organization per mini-series.

Register for Staples
Please note: registration for courses in Staples is through Sourcewell — you can find open courses on Sourcewell’s professional development page. Registration is limited to four attendees per organization per mini-series.

HR Essentials courses focus on your role in executing human resource duties. Supervisors play a crucial role in finding, developing, and retaining the talent in their departments. Research shows work environment is more important than financial compensation for people to stay in their roles. Make sure your department is where people want to work.

Courses in this mini-certificate include:

Encouraging and Developing Others
Your employees want a connection between their work and the organization. Learn practical strategies for enhancing employee engagement focused on how to make people, teams, and your organization better. This course uses the Gallup Press Book 12 Elements of Great Managing to understand how great managers encourage and develop others at work. Participants will develop skills and strategies to:

  • Learn the elements of great management and employee engagement.
  • Develop skills in discipline and corrective action.
  • Sharpen abilities in managing difficult conversations with positive outcomes.

Dates/Locations:
Wednesday, August 19—St. Paul
8 a.m.—12 p.m.
Metropolitan State
Institute for Professional Development
1380 Energy Lane, Suite 104 (view map)
St. Paul, MN 55108

Thursday, August 20—Staples
10 a.m.—2:30 p.m.
Sourcewell
202 12th St NE (view map)
Staples, MN 56479

Labor Relations Skills: Understanding Contract Framework
A key for the success of any city and county supervisor is effective labor relations skills. That skill begins with understanding the formal relationship between management and labor established by the collective bargaining unit agreement. Learn the rules that govern contract administration, grievance handling, the administration of discipline, and labor arbitration, including:

  • Strategies for effectively administering the labor contract.
  • Best practice for maintaining management authority.
  • When to clarify ambiguous contract language.
  • “Past Practice” demystification.
  • Effective use of advocates, HR, and consultants.

Dates/Locations:
Wednesday, September 2—St. Paul
8 a.m.—12 p.m.
Metropolitan State
Institute for Professional Development
1380 Energy Lane, Suite 104 (view map)
St. Paul, MN 55108

Thursday, September 3—Staples
10 a.m.—2:30 p.m.
Sourcewell
202 12th St NE (view map)
Staples, MN 56479

Employee Life Cycle Part 1: Recruit, Hire, Onboard
Learn best practices of the employee lifecycle and explore the elements of the typical selection process from job posting through onboarding a new employee. You’ll gain a deeper understanding of public sector staffing and the increasingly complex regulatory environment. Plus, you’ll develop a toolkit of ideas and an action plan to improve you own hiring processes now or in the future as you:

  • Understand the typical selection process in public sector organizations.
  • Explore the regulatory environment in public sector staffing.
  • Learn practical strategies to enhance employee onboarding.

Dates/Locations:
Wednesday, September 9—St. Paul
8 a.m.—12 p.m.
Metropolitan State
Institute for Professional Development
1380 Energy Lane, Suite 104 (view map)
St. Paul, MN 55108

Thursday, September 10—Staples
10 a.m.—2:30 p.m.
Sourcewell
202 12th St NE (view map)
Staples, MN 56479

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