CU Grow Series: One-to-One Coaching

Published: Feb. 28, 2017

The CU Grow: Management & Leadership Development Series is a campus program that brings supervisors, managers and leaders together with subject matter experts to explore timely, relevant, and influential topics. This annual series in current management issues enhances participant’s knowledge of the competencies and concepts utilized by successful managers and leaders. Current and aspiring managers and leaders from across campus are invited to attend the latest session in the series:Employees attending CU Grow Session

One-to-One Coaching

As a manager at CU we are asked to supervise others. With supervision usually comes the expectation of holding one-to-one meetings (1:1s) with employees, BUT we are not taught the best ways to hold or handle 1:1s. We often learn from the 1:1s we have with our own supervisors. This session will provide an understanding what constitutes productive 1:1 meetings. Learn tips, tricks and coaching best practices to make your 1:1s more effective. The 1:1 is the foundation of connecting and coaching as a manager.

Date: Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Time: 9:00 am-12:00pm

Location: Center for Community (C4C) S350

Participants will be able to…

  • Communicate the benefits of 1:1 meetings with direct and indirect reports.
  • Apply various methods of structuring 1:1s to coach and support their employees.

Presenter Bio: Chris Mullen, M.S., SPHR, SHRM-SCP                                            

Chris Mullen is the Director of Human Resources in Housing & Dining Services at the University of Colorado Boulder.  He is also a speaker, trainer, coach, consultant and blogger at chrismullen.org. Chris specializes in productivity, work-life balance, hiring practices and organizational and professional development.  Chris has 15 years of higher education experience working with all aspects of the institution and 10 years of private sector experience working with both union and non-union organizations.   He holds a Master’s Degree in Administration with an emphasis in Human Resources. He also holds a Senior Professional in Human Resources Certification from the HR Certification Institute and is a Senior Certified Professional from the Society for Human Resource Management. Chris completed a Masterful Training and Facilitation Certification from Colorado State University and is currently completing a Ph.D. in Higher Education and Leadership with research on how technology impacts work-life balance.

For questions, please contact Alyssa Carpenter at Alyssa.Carpenter@Colorado.EDU.

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