Program Highlights-Professional Development Services - Carnegie Mellon University

Program Highlights

Workshops and Seminars

Supervision Series
Whether you are a seasoned supervisor or new to the role, this series of programs will inform and affirm this important role on our campus. The series consists of workshops on the following topics:

  • Who Am I? An Introduction to Supervision
  • Building Your Organization One Hire at Time: Recruiting, Selecting and Onboarding
  • It is the Law! Understanding the Legal Requirements of Supervision
  • Supervising for Optimal Performance
  • Supervision—It’s a Group Thing

Conflict Resolution
This program will provide participants with information about conflict in the workplace, the different ways in which people approach conflict, strategies to resolve conflict and the ways in which conflict can be beneficial to an organization when it is managed effectively. 

From Corporate America to Carnegie Mellon
This session will provide participants with an opportunity to hear from a panel of staff members who have successfully transitioned from working for a company or another university to CMU. The session will also provide a brief overview of the history and cultural characteristics that make CMU the place that it is.

Communication—Listening Skills
Don't underestimate the value of listening. This active session will have participants listening and reflecting on what was spoken. Participants will follow directions, express empathy and problem-solve and recognize one another throughout this engaging session.

Roundtable Discussion

Twenty Years and Counting
Have you been at the University for 20+ years? Come and meet (or reacquaint yourself with) other staff members who have worked at Carnegie Mellon for more than twenty years. Engage in a dialogue  through a roundtable format on the ways in which CMU has changed over the years, strategies on staying motivated and what the next several years have in store.