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Staff Development

Mission Partners

Human Resources is pleased to announce the launch of the Mission Partners program, an on-going series of sessions dedicated to staff development. The goal of Mission Partners is to offer personal and professional growth to university staff, enhancing their work lives. These sessions will be offered each semester, and are open to all staff. They will have three areas of focus: Professional & Leadership Development, Operational Excellence, and Mission Formation. 

Spring 2013 Sessions

Mission Formation

March 4, 10a-12p Builders of the Ignatian Vision: Gifted, Called & Missioned - This session aims to empower Loyola University New Orleans staff members to live out the unique mission of our Catholic, Jesuit institution in their specific employment areas on campus. Through the example of St. Ignatius and guided by major themes of Ignatian spirituality, staff members will learn to identify and articulate how they are gifted, called and missioned members of the Loyola community.

Operational Excellence

March 4, 1p-3p Effective Performance Management - This session will discuss ways to effectively manage and support the professional development of employees through the creation of job descriptions, the staff evaluation process and effective performance documentation for managers.  The session will also focus on effective techniques and best practices for managers. 

Professional & Leadership Development

March 6, 10a-2p The Seven Habits of Highly Successful People - Based on the best-seller by Dr. Stephen Covey, the 7 Habits objective is to empower people and organizations to significantly increase their effectiveness in both their professional and personal lives. The Habits are based on universal principles of effectiveness that are timeless. This session will give you insight into how these Habits can work for you.

March 7, 10a-2p The Leader as Coach - This session is designed to help managers make the transition to coaching. Discover how regular coaching practices can increase your leadership effectiveness. Be introduced to a practical coaching model you can use. Included will be an opportunity to practice.

To enroll in any of these sessions, please email Doris Newman in Human Resources.