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Management Education Series

Overview of the Management Eduction Series

The Management Education Series is a skill-based statewide program offering a variety of management and supervisory classroom courses, online courses, and resources for all Oregon state agencies, boards, and commissions.  The purpose of the series is to continuously develop state managers and supervisors with the necessary skills to be successful at their current and successive levels of management.  Each program consists of highly interactive and relevant activities, case studies creating opportunities to learn, share, question, examine assumptions, communicate ideas, make decisions, and build solutions both individually and with peer managers.
 
If you have questions about these programs, please contact Brandy Meng at chro.training@oregon.gov.
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Emerging Managers Training Program

This program is for team leads or employees interested in exploring management as a next career step.  The purpose of the program is to assess a person’s readiness for a management position and begin strengthening knowledge and skills needed to become an effective manager.  This will be an instructor-led program with 2-days of in class time with a break (approximately 2 weeks) in between the 2 sessions.  During the break the participants will have informational interviews with experienced managers within their agency to help them develop their management roadmap.
 
For more information about the program including a schedule of upcoming cohorts and registration information click here.
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Foundational Training Program

This program is for new managers and an excellent refresher for experienced managers. This program covers critical foundational skills for managers that can be applied immediately in the workplace.  This will be an instructor-led program with 8-days of in class time spread over eight weeks (1 session per week).  During the break between each session the participants are required to work on homework that applies the skills they learned previously. 
 
For more information about the program including a schedule of upcoming cohorts and registration information click here.
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New to Public Management Training Program

This program is for experienced managers who are new to Oregon state government.  This course provides seasoned managers the information and tools they need to transition their prior experience to the state government environment.  This will be an instructor-led program and is 1-day.
 
For more information about the program including a schedule of upcoming cohorts and registration information click here.
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New Board, Commission, & Executive Directors of a Small Entity Training Program

 
In 2015 a senate bill was passed requiring DAS to develop and provide training for new board/commission members and executive directors of a small entity.  To meet the requirement of the bill, a curriculum has been developed and is available within iLearn.  The curriculum contains 2 online courses and 1 classroom course.  All of these courses must be completed within 6 months of the start date of a new board/commission member or the appointment as an executive director of a small entity.  Only people who started or were appointed on or after 1/1/16 are required to complete the curriculum. 

Here are brief descriptions of each course.
  1. Overview of Boards, Commissions, and Small Entities:  The purpose of this online course is to help new board/commission members and executive directors understand their role and responsibilities. The topics covered include an overview of state government, an overview of boards/commissions and small entities, general activities of boards/commissions, and operations and management.
  2. Oregon Government Ethics:  This online course provides an overview of the Oregon government ethics law (ORS 244).  The topics covered include key definitions, who is considered a public official, use of position or office, private employment of public officials, conflicts of interest, gifts, and nepotism.
  3. New Board, Commission, and Executive Director Training:  The purpose of this classroom course is to provide best practices, current issues, and allow new board/commission members and executive directors to ask the experts on topics such as government ethics, public records and meetings law, human resources, procurement, payroll, etc.  This is a 4-hour classroom course and will be offered quarterly.  For more information about the classroom course including a schedule  click here.
 
Click here access the curriculum in iLearn.  You will be prompted to log into iLearn first.
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Online Training Programs

The Management Education Series also has online training focused on specific topics.  Below is a listing of those trainings that can be accessed for free at any time through iLearnOregon
Maintaining a Drug-Free Workplace
As a manager or supervisor, you are in a unique position to play a major part in a successful drug-free workplace and need to know how to identify and address issues that may impact an employee’s job performance, other employees, or the people they serve.
Overview of the State’s Classification and Compensation System
This training provides managers and supervisors an overview of the State’s classification and compensation system.  It is intended to provide an introduction to classification and compensation in Oregon state government.
 
Domestic Violence, Harassment, Sexual Assault, and Stalking
This training meets the training requirements of State HR Policy 50.010.04 Workplace Effects of Domestic Violence, Harassment, Sexual Assault, and Stalking. The online training covers characteristics and effects of domestic violence, harassment, sexual assault, and stalking; the responsibility of an employer; and ways to respond when an employee self discloses or requests referral information.
 
Overview of Family and Medical Leave
The purpose of the training is to provide managers and supervisors with the information they need to know in order to manage employee leave in accordance with state and federal leave laws.  This training covers what family and medical leave is, eligibility for FMLA and OFLA leave, qualifying reasons for FMLA and OFLA leave, the amount of time an employee can take, leave entitlement, medical certification, pay during the leave, insurance, and reinstatement rights.
 
Maintaining a Harassment Free and Professional Workplace
How do you know what is appropriate workplace behavior and what isn't? How do you know what topics are OK for the workplace and which ones you should avoid? How often have you found yourself feeling uncomfortable with things you've heard or seen in the workplace?  In this training, managers and supervisors will learn the definition of harassment, discrimination, and professional workplace behavior, understand what conversations and behaviors need to be avoided in the workplace, and become aware of and be able to reference the statewide policies on harassment, discrimination, and professional workplace behavior. 
 
How to Write a Position Description
The purpose of this training is to provide managers and supervisors with the information they need to know in order to write and maintain effective, accurate position descriptions.  This training covers the purpose of a position description, the different sections in a position description, and how to complete each of the sections.
 
Veterans' Preference in Public Hiring: A Guide for Managers
Veterans’ preference is an important part of the hiring process in the public sector. Applying veteran’s preference not only ensures compliance with state and federal laws, it helps veterans reintegrate into the workforce. In this training managers and supervisors will learn what veterans’ preference is and how it is used in the hiring process.
  
New Employee Orientation
A statewide new employee orientation curriculum was developed to welcome all new employees to state service and to provide them with general information about state government, working in state government, and key statewide policies that may affect them during state employment. The curriculum consists of two main modules with additional modules for policy review. 
 
To access any of these online trainings log into iLearnOregon at https://ilearn.oregon.gov and search in the course catalog by CHRO and a listing of the courses will be available.
 
State Manager Reference Guide
There is also an online state manager reference guide.  This online guide is intended to provide managers and supervisors with a quick orientation to and overview of state government operations, procedures, and requirements that affect all agencies.  Topics include accounting and payroll, auditing, budgeting, buildings and property, employee relations, ethics, laws/rules/counsel, legislative relations, managing risk, procurement, public meetings and records, and surplus property.  You can access the reference guide at http://www.oregon.gov/DAS/CHRO/Pages/Manager/index.aspx.
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