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Essentials of Management

A program for newly hired and promoted managers

Upcoming Sessions

If you are interested in any of the upcoming sessions, please complete the registration form. You will receive a calendar invitation from the Office of Employee Development.

Connecting to the Boston College Community

September 24     Ignatian Tradition - 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Casey Beaumier, S.J., Director, Institute for Advanced Jesuit Studies, Vice President & University Secretary, shares the story of the origins of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) and speaks to the primary characteristics of the Jesuit order including being attentive to those moments which bring us joy is a way to live the “good life.”

October 10           University Master Plan - 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Michael Lochhead, Executive Vice President, discusses his role and responsibilities as Executive Vice President,  as well as the organizational structure at Boston College.  Mr. Lochhead will focus on the University’s Master Plan (building program) and the University’s goals and upcoming initiatives including new projects and renovations.

Working with and developing your team

December 3      Tools for Managers: Developing Your Team - 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Do you ever wonder why your team has its own distinctive (maybe dysfunctional) way of behaving? In this workshop, you will learn the models of major theorists on team development—including Tuckman, Wheelan, and Lencioni—that will help you make sense of your team. We will also discuss tactics for helping teams to move closer to becoming high-performing.

January 29    Managing Your Team at BC using Emotional Intelligence, Diversity & Inclusion - 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Leaders are responsible for achieving organizational goals by influencing employees to complete all required tasks to meet the demands. Consequently, leaders are concerned both with employee competence and employee engagement. Because human beings engage through their emotions, understanding the basic components of emotional intelligence is essential for leaders—this is even more relevant when leading diverse teams.


Understanding business at Boston College

November 5th   Overview of the University's Performance Management Program - 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

This session will provide an overview of the University’s Performance Management Program. We will spend time talking about performance management as an ongoing and dynamic process for manager and employee, the role of goals and competencies, the skills needed to effectively utilize and benefit from the program and the resources available to support both managers and employees throughout the process. In addition, we will review how to effectively prepare for the appraisal form completion and the University's Annual Merit Review.

March 25      HR and Finance Foundations - 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Are you a new manager at BC? Have you recently been promoted to a management position? If so, please join us as we discuss the financial responsibilities of your new role and review University policies and procedures. Representatives from the Finance division and Human Resources will be there to answer questions and support your transition into your new role.