DU Work-Study Supervisor Update

June 2013

In this update:

  • Student Employee Supervisor Training & Development Dates
  • Work-Study Supervisor Training

Student Employee Supervisor Training & Development Dates

We are excited to partner with Human Resources for some upcoming Student Employee Supervisor Training and Development sessions. We hope you consider attending!

Registration is through PioneerWeb. Login, click on the Employee tab, scroll down and on the lower right under Training, click on "Management and Supervisory" to register. Registration questions can be directed to Aimee Neu at aimee.neu@du.edu.

Start off Right: First Day and Beyond for Student Employees
First impressions are everything! Preparing for the first day, week, etc., is important in retaining and engaging student employees. By providing a great start, students are more likely to understand their role and be more engaged.
Session Overview:

  • Pre-first day communication
  • First day (required new hire paperwork, tour and introductions, project, check-in, setting expectations)
  • Setting expectations (scheduling, timesheets, unit policies, role responsibilities, etc.)
  • Value in meaningful work
  • Recognizing achievements
  • Job training

June 25th, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., University Hall Room 306
August 27th, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Location TBD

Conflict Resolution and Coaching Student Employees
Student employees have an impact on DU's programs and services. It's important to identify and address any performance problems or areas of concern. By providing ongoing performance feedback (good or bad) and conflict resolution, this is an opportunity to:

  • Reinforce expectations
  • Understand their unit/division/DU productivity and work environment
  • Professionalism in the workplace

Session overview:

  • Understand how to recognize strengths in students
  • Understand how to provide performance coaching for areas of improvement
  • Understand how to resolve conflict in the workplace
  • Understand applicable policies and procedures

October 18th, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., University Hall Room 306
February 14th, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Location TBD

Preparing for and Delivering Student Employee Performance Reviews
By utilizing the performance evaluation form and holding feedback meetings with student employees, this provides them with an opportunity to:

  • Experience the performance review process (prior to "real world")
  • Recognize strengths and areas for development
  • Understand their impact on their unit/division/DU goals

Session overview:

  • Understanding the value of the performance evaluation form and process
  • Delivering ongoing performance feedback
  • Identifying development opportunities for the student
  • Preparing for and conducting the performance review

December 06th, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., University Hall Room 306
March 5th, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Location TBD

Work-Study Supervisor Training

Our next trainings are scheduled for Thursday, July 11th from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. in Sturm Hall 353 and Thursday, August 15th from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. in Sturm Hall 353. Registration is available through PioneerWeb. Click on the Employee tab, then Banner Applications, then Banner Financial Aid Work Award Training. We will review posting work-study job descriptions on the Student Employment website, as well as hiring students through PioneerWeb.

Lori Orzech
Assistant Director, Student Employment
lori.orzech@du.edu | 303-871-4090

Vicky Gillen
Financial Aid Specialist
victoria.gillen@du.edu | 303-871-6795

Student Employment/Financial Aid | University Hall 255
303.871.6792 | FAX: 303.871.2341 | stuemp@du.edu

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