IPDS Workshop: Supervision

Core Competencies: Leadership, Marketing, Planning, Student Learning
June 8 – June 12, 2015
University of Illinois, Urbana, Ill.

People are either motivated to do something or not do something. We know that true motivation is internal, intrinsic. And yet, certain environments enhance intrinsic motivation while other environments seem to overwhelm or block the motivational process. What can those who supervise or advise students do to create an environment that supports and incites motivation? This workshop will focus on answering that question and helping participants better communicate when trying to motivate others.

Beyond motivating employees or student leaders, it also is important to intentionally develop organizational culture and know how to set, communicate, and evaluate clear performance expectations. More and more supervisors are becoming aware of the merits of evaluating employee performance, yet often they fear the negative consequences often associated with doing so. This workshop will discuss common pitfalls during the performance management process and learn about a performance management process that will reap benefits for supervisors, employees, and the institution. 


About the presenter:

Debra Nelson Dunbar has been working with universities, companies, health care institutions and financial institutions for the two decades. Her primary job is as Indiana University's director of organizational development within University Human Resource Services. In that role, Dunbar is responsible for overseeing and providing training and consulting for seven Indiana University campuses. She also has a consulting business and conducts approximately 100 training programs on an annual basis. Her background is in student financial assistance, and she has a B.A. from DePauw University and an M.S. in higher education with an emphasis in adult learning and training and development from Indiana University.




Updated May 7, 2015