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L.I.V.E. to Elev8

Elev8 Manager and Supervisor Leadership Development

Managers and supervisors have a new way to L.I.V.E. CSU. 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: Discover Your Leadership Style using StrengthsFinder
During this session, participants will focus on their top five strengths and how to best use those strengths to be an authentic leader for their team. Participants will take the StrengthsFinder assessment prior to the session.

Session 2: Planning, Delegating and 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: Building Trust & Team Engagement
Building trust is the first key to leading an effective team. This session highlights Patrick Lencioni's "Five Dysfunctions of a Team" and gives participants effective tools to help build trust and rapport with their employees. Leaders are equipped with the skills to help encourage trust and are asked to reflect on tips and strategies to engage, motivate and inspire employees at work.

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 Through Complicated Decisions
This session helps participants understand the emotions that are involved in the decision making process. This also helps participants understand the most effective ways to have difficult conversations with their employees, while incorporating and applying CSU and USG policies, practices and protocols.

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 Carole Clerie, director of Human Resources. Existing managers interested in attending one or more of the sessions can register online.

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