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L.I.V.E. to Elev8

Elev8 Manager and Supervisor Leadership Development

L.I.V.E. CSU has leadership development opportunities for managers and supervisors. Elev8 is designed to equip leaders with the skills necessary to better lead effective teams. This unique program is a collaboration between Human Resources and the Leadership Institute and features sessions facilitated by both offices, including:

Session 1: The Company You Keep: Building a People-First Culture
Workplace culture has been said to be the number one strategic play for businesses to succeed. Culture has taken on a new meaning as our lives has transformed into a virtual reality. How can you build, influence and sustain a workplace culture during a time when you find it hard to be engaged yourself? In this session, we will discuss the ever-changing impact on workplace culture and how to build a culture that encourages your team to share ideas, opinions, and criticisms.

Session 2: Evaluating Performance
It is said that feedback is the new "F word." Being an effective leader comes with the responsibly to develop employees. This session explores effective methods for planning, delegating and evaluating employees performance.

Session 3: Supervising & Empowering Others
Supervising and empowering others starts with the leader. In this session, attendees will engage in self-reflective activities, gain knowledge on their preferred leadership style, and discuss various leadership styles that will build their toolbox for various situations. Leaders will be encouraged to develop direct reports through empowering assignments and leadership development exercises that result in professional growth. Participants will understand the difference between a boss and a leader and will be enabled to develop others in meaningful ways that capitalize on individual strengths and struggles.

Session 4: Policy and Procedure
A discussion session on university, BOR and State of Georgia policy. Participants will gain an understanding of how to navigate the various policies and how the pieces fit together.

Session 5: Leading Different Generations in a Common Workplace
Is the new workforce different from the retiring workforce? A focus on generational difference presumes that each generation is fundamentally different, thus, leading to frustrations and stress, especially in the workplace. The recognition of values that bridge generational gaps, within the context of a healthy organizational culture, can instead strengthen the organization from the inside out.

Session 6: Leadership and the Law
A primer on ACA, FLSA, FMLA, ADA and Workers' Compensation.

Elev8 will be a requirement for any new managers and supervisors and will be open for existing managers at Columbus State University.

Employees required to complete the program will soon receive information from Tamara Wade, Interim Director of Human Resources. Existing managers interested in attending one or more of the sessions can register below or by clicking here.

For more information, email Chelsea Powell, assistant director of Internal Leadership Programs, at