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Kent State University at Stark
6000 Frank Avenue NW
North Canton OH 44720

Phone: 330-244-3512
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Special Topics & Webinars


Complimentary Webinar:Wednesday, January 28, 2015 (10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.) Conflict Management - Renee Romine


Have trouble dealing effectively with workplace conflict? Ever feel like you spend too much time going round and round without any resolution?  Keep those boxing gloves off and join Renee Romine for an informative webinar that highlights some commonly used conflict styles. You will walk away with tips on identifying various conflict styles and some handling strategies for times you want to knock someone out. Follow this link to register:

Special Topic:Friday, March 6, 2015 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) Supervisory Bootcamp - Faith Sheaffer-Polen
Do your first-time and front-line supervisors have the skills and training they need to be successful in their new roles?

Moving from Peer to Supervisor: Are we still friends?

Moving into a supervisory position can be an exciting and nerve-wracking step. Will my relationships change? What does a supervisor really do? What are my priorities now? These questions and more are addressed in this session. The benefits of attending this session include:

  • Learning the five basic management functions and three critical skills needed for you to succeed
  • Clarification of your new role and the new responsibilities and accountabilities you now have to your team, peers, managers, and organization
  • Completing a SWOT analysis for your organization and your team
  • Identifying how a supervisor must think, what they must say, and how they must behave
  • Identifying the actions you should take within the first few weeks of being a supervisor and creating a plan for completing them
  • Reviewing case studies of actual supervisor situations and determining the best course of action

Employment Law for New Supervisors

In addition to learning new ways of interacting with co-workers, new supervisors also need to know basic Federal and State Laws to help protect the employer from litigation. Participants will learn how these laws impact their daily activities:

  • Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
  • Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990
  • Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967
  • Fair Labor Standards Act
  • Family and Medical Leave Act


Special Topic: Thursday, March 26, 2015 (8:30am-12:30pm) – Feedback Model – Pete McVoy

Special Topic: Friday, April 10, 2015 (8:30am-12:30pm) – Understanding Finance for the Non-Financial Manager – Gary Fitzmartin

Special Topic: Friday, April 17, 2015 (8:30am – 4:30pm) – Lean for Frontline Supervisors – John Potkalitsky

Special Topic: Friday, April 24, 2015 (8:30am – 12:30pm) – Training Charisma – Kordell Norton

Special Topic: Thursday, May 7, 2015 (8:30am – 4:30pm) – Crew/Team Leader Training – Scott Tackett

Special Topic: Friday, May 22, 2015 (8:30am – 12:30pm) – What to Do when I am Provoked/Managing Anger – Emma Judge

Special Topic: Friday, May 29, 2015 (8:30am – 12:30pm) – LinkedIn – Diane Helbig

Special Topics Registration

Mona Zink will assist you with your registration. Call 330-244-3508 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Special Topics are held on a demand basis and may be canceled due to low enrollment.


Previously Recorded Webinar Links

Dealing with Difficult Behaviors

Federal Employment Law