Supervising Today's Students (STS)
Reframing Collaboration By Harnessing The Strengths of Your Students
Course # 573
Often times we hire students to work with a well defined set of expectations that we have developed to help guide their work. These expectations may or may not compliment the day to day work that we do in our positions. However, our student employees are a treasure trove of untapped skills and abilities that, when harnessed, can help us in our own roles and advance the units in which we work as well. This session will focus in on how we can identify our own strengths, the strengths of our student employees, and how we can merge these opportunities into collaborations that benefit everyone involved.
- Personal exploration of talents
- Exploring the talents of others
Objectives: (At the end of this course participants will be able to)
- Identify 3-4 specific talents that they possess that allow them to execute, influence, build relationships, or strategically think in their work environment.
- Utilize 2-3 activities with student employees that will allow supervisors to learn about the talents and skills of the students.
- Complete conversation with student employees in relation to talents and skills and how they may be integrated in the work environment.
Participants: (audience course is designed for)
This is an elective course for the Supervising Today's Students (STS) certificate program. It is intended for UI faculty and staff who supervise undergraduate student employees. All STS courses are open to all regardless of participation in the certificate program.