Published: Feb. 16, 2022

Registration is open for two new courses in the Future of Work/Hybrid Work Training Series. The Future of Work/Hybrid Work Training Series supports the campus community in navigating the hybrid workplace. The transition taking place as the campus adjusts to a flexible work environment poses challenges and opportunities for supervisors and employees. This training series provides the necessary mindsets, skillsets, and strategies to better thrive in this new environment. There is no cost to attend these programs. 

Stay Interviews: The Proactive Strategy for Retaining High Performing Employees

A stay interview is an easy-to-use tool to uncover, anticipate, and resolve issues and concerns with employees to prevent them from leaving the organization. Stay Interviews do three things that exit surveys do not: they deliver information that can be used today; they provide time to adjust, and they provide managers with a reliable process for developing individual stay plans. If you don’t have 30 minutes now to conduct a stay interview, you don’t have the time to interview and hire a replacement.

In this session you will learn what a stay interview is, and why managers should be conducting them regularly. We will also practice conducting an interview. Participants will leave with an action plan of how and when they are going to follow up with their employees. Participants will also generate ideas for putting feedback into action.

At the end of the session, participants will: 

  • Explain what a stay interview is and how it is used. 
  • Practice the steps to conducting a stay interview.
  • Outline one way to increase trust with your employees to conduct a successful stay interview
  • Demonstrate the skills and attitudes managers need to receive feedback during the stay interview process.
  • Design a plan for implementing the stay interview process.

Who Should Attend: This workshop is intended for supervisors who want to implement proactive strategies for retaining their employees.


  • March 10; 9:00 - 11:00 a.m; Zoom
  • April 5; 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. Zoom


Developing and Sustaining Employee Engagement: Tools for Managers

Employee engagement encompasses serval aspects of the employee experiences in the organization - commitment, enthusiasm, connection, pride, to name just a few.

The term employee engagement relates to the level of an employee's commitment and connection to an organization. High levels of engagement promote retention and improve organizational performance. Aligning employees' values, goals, and aspirations with those of the organization is the best method for achieving sustainable employee engagement.

This session is designed to provide a framework that will help you move the needle on engagement. You will learn about the drivers of employee engagement, and strategies you can implement to retain employees in person, hybrid, and virtually and make movement toward your most important organizational goals.

At the end of the session, participants will: 

  • Define employee engagement.
  • Describe factors that contribute to engagement being at risk.
  • Identify one element of the SCARF model that applies to a member of your team.
  • Describe the three root causes of the job misery model and identify one strategy to increase employee engagement.
  • Schedule 1-3 hybrid community building activities into team meetings to engage employees.
  • Create a plan to support your well-being so that you can support your employees.

Who should attend: This workshop is intended for supervisors who want to implement proactive strategies for managing and increasing employee engagement.


  • March 30; 2:00 - 4:30 p.m.; Zoom
  • April 26; 10:00 - 12:00 p.m.; Zoom