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.

Supervisor Survival courses focus on the transition from being in a department to leading a department. While you bring valuable knowledge and experience to your role as a supervisor, supervising is about directing work rather than doing the work. These courses will help define the work responsibilities that come with the role of supervisor.

Courses in this mini-certificate include:

Managing your Work
Moving into a leadership role brings many new challenges, including how to manage those who were once your peers. This course provides many strategies to:

  • Establish yourself as a leader.
  • Understand your learning and organization styles to manage your workload.
  • Manage up the organization by influencing without authority.
  • Use professional emails and messages designed to get responses.
  • Solidify the development of your team.
  • Know when and how to have difficult conversations.

Dates/Locations:
Wednesday, June 3—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
Please note: Registration is now full for this date and location. Please email Jamie Oxley at joxley@lmc.org if you are interested in being placed on a waiting list.

Thursday, June 4—Staples
10 a.m.—2:30 p.m.
Sourcewell
202 12th St NE (view map)
Staples, MN 56479

Positive Communication
The ability to read non-verbal cues and listen to others will increase your productivity as you spend less time managing miscommunications and misunderstandings. Your communications will become more positive. This course starts with an assessment to understand your own preferred communication style. It progresses to understanding how others like to send and receive communication. This course provides reflection and engagement opportunities to:

  • Learn to assess the communication styles of others through observable behaviors.
  • Understand how to leverage communication styles to give and receive feedback.
  • Discover how to modify messages to communicate in times of stress and conflict.

Dates/Locations:
Wednesday, June 10—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
Please note: Registration is now full for this date and location. Please email Jamie Oxley at joxley@lmc.org if you are interested in being placed on a waiting list.

Thursday, June 11—Staples
10 a.m.—2:30 p.m.
Sourcewell
202 12th St NE (view map)
Staples, MN 56479

Running a Meeting
Running a quality meeting that produces actionable items begins long before anyone arrives at the meeting: the preparation for the meeting can be more important than the meeting itself. Help reduce the number of meetings that waste time by learning how to:

  • Analyze situations to determine the need for a meeting.
  • Establish meeting purpose before inviting participants.
  • Properly prepare to get what you need from the meeting.
  • Manage meeting follow-up on actionable items.

Dates/Locations:
Wednesday, June 17—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
Please note: Registration is now full for this date and location. Please email Jamie Oxley at joxley@lmc.org if you are interested in being placed on a waiting list.

Thursday, June 18—Staples
10 a.m.—2:30 p.m.
Sourcewell
202 12th St NE (view map)
Staples, MN 56479

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