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Management Development Series


The Management Development Series (MDS) has been a long-standing, skill-based statewide program offering a variety of management/supervisor classroom courses to all Oregon state agencies, boards, commissions and local governments. Plans are in place to re-deploy the management development programs. MDS will be comprised of 4 programs:
1.  Developmental is for aspiring managers
2.  Foundational is for new managers (up to 3 years as a manager)
3.  Mid-Level is for experienced managers
4.  New to State is for experienced managers but new to state government
The first program to be re-deployed is the Foundational training program.
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MDS - Foundational Training Program

The Foundational program is an 8-week program where participants attend 1 class per week.  There are 8 modules that cover the following topics:

Module 1

  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Building Trust
Module 2
  • Time Management and Prioritization
  • Authority for Work
  • Position Descriptions
  • Performance Management
  • Communicating Expectations
  • Assigning and Delegating Work
Module 3
  • Creating a Culture of Accountability
  • Monitoring Performance
  • Feedback and Coaching
Module 4
  • Evaluating Performance
Module 5
  • Difficult Conversations
  • Addressing Conflict
Module 6
  • Stereotypes
  • Management Ethics
  • Employee Leave
  • Professional Workplace
Module 7
  • Customer Service
  • Enhancing Team Cohesion
  • Effective Meetings
Module 8
  • Increasing Your Organizational Awareness
  • Managing Up
  • Professional Development
Target Audience:
  • Managers with up to 3 years in a management position.
  • Current managers needing a refresher course in fundamental management skills.
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