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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.
The first program that has been re-deployed is the Foundational training program.
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MDS - Foundational Training Program

The Foundational program consists of 8 sessions that cover the following modules:

Session 1

  • Defining Management
  • Building Trust
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Flexing Your Work Style
  • Time Management and Prioritization
Session 2
  • Motivating Employees
  • Creating a Culture of Accountability
  • Enhancing Team Cohesion
  • Coaching
Session 3
  • Communicating Expectations
  • Assigning and Delegating Work
  • Feedback that Works
Session 4
  • Authority for the Work
  • Position Descriptions
  • Performance Management
  • Monitoring Performance
  • Evaluating Performance
Session 5
  • Addressing Conflict
  • Difficult Conversations
  • Preventing Burn-Out
Session 6
  • Stereotypes
  • Management Ethics
  • Labor Relations
  • Employee Leave
  • Professional Workplace
Session 7
  • Customer Service
  • Meeting Management
  • Presentation and Facilitation Skills
Session 8
  • Networking
  • 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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To register, log into iLearnOregon at https://ilearn.oregon.gov.  In the course catalog search for MDS.

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