Register for St. Paul
Please note: Space is limited for the St. Paul cohort. Please email Jamie Oxley at joxley@lmc.org to register. Registration is limited to four attendees per organization per mini-series. Remaining 2020 courses will be held via Zoom.

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. Remaining 2020 courses will be held via Zoom.

Managing Up and Out courses define the role supervisors play at an organizational level. In addition to managing the work of your departments, you’ll also need to connect to your organization. In this series, understand how you can have a positive influence on the organization and get the resources needed for department work.

Courses in this mini-certificate include:

Influencing Culture
Workplace culture typically falls into one of four types. These types are neither positive nor negative, but you need to understand your culture so that you can capitalize on its strengths and avoid the pitfalls. To do this, you need to:

  • Learn to assess your culture.
  • Approach culture strategically to address the changing external and internal pressures of your work environment.
  • Understand how culture encourages or stagnates change.

Dates/Locations:

Wednesday, October 7—St. Paul
8 a.m.—12 p.m.
Remaining 2020 courses will be held via Zoom.

Thursday, October 8—Staples
10 a.m.—2:30 p.m.
Remaining 2020 courses will be held via Zoom.

Use Your Ethics to Navigate Local Government Systems
In your supervisory role, you’ll need to build your awareness of situations calling for ethical conduct and identify practices which lead to principled behavior. Fortify your own ethical muscles and build an ethical organizational culture through active participation, reflection, and case study by learning how to:

  • Address ethical issues with elected officials.
  • Navigate close relationships.
  • Communicate through government structures.

Dates/Locations:

Wednesday, December 2—St. Paul
8 a.m.—12 p.m.
Remaining 2020 courses will be held via Zoom.

Thursday, December 3—Staples
10 a.m.—2:30 p.m.
Remaining 2020 courses will be held via Zoom.

Leading Stakeholders Through Change
Gaining and keeping the support of key stakeholders is essential to the success of any change initiative or project. If you are using the same email to report to everyone, you are probably missing opportunities to keep different stakeholders invested and enthusiastic about your initiatives and projects. This course connects change theory to communication strategies to:

  • Help you identify and analyze your key stakeholders.
  • Determine the messages stakeholders need to hear and when they need to hear them.
  • Choose the best mode of communication for each stakeholder.

Dates/Locations:
Wednesday, December 9—St. Paul
8 a.m.—12 p.m.
Remaining 2020 courses will be held via Zoom.

Thursday, December 10—Staples
10 a.m.—2:30 p.m.
Remaining 2020 courses will be held via Zoom.

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