New Leader Development Series (NLDS)

Designed for supervisors new to their roles or new to MSU, this nine-session series equips new leaders with a toolkit of crucial knowledge and resources. There is no charge for the program. All sessions are hosted by MSU HR's Organization and Professional Development (OPD) department and facilitated by MSU staff.


INTRODUCTIONS AND OVERVIEW | January 24 , 2023 | 8:30 to 10:00 a.m.

Welcome and Introductions - Presented by Sharri Margraves

Program Overview - Presented by Danielle Hook


UNIONS AND LEAVE | January 31, 2023 | 8:30 a.m. to Noon

Leading in a Union Environment - Presented by Rick Fanning

Employee Leave - Presented by Tony Lemke


WORKFORCE AND FINANCE | February 14, 2023 | 8:30 a.m. to Noon

Workforce Management and Strategic Staffing - Presented by Tina Alonzo and Jake Lathrop

Budget Responsibilities and Ethical Finance - Presented by Brooke Gallagher-Rademacher and Scott Gascon


CONFLICT AND PERFORMANCE | February 28, 2023 | 8:30 a.m. to Noon

Conflict Management - Presented by Todd Bradley

Performance Excellence - Presented by Christy Turner


MANAGEMENT UNIT WORKSHOP | March 14, 2023 | 8:30 a.m. to Noon

Demonstrate awareness and understanding of role and responsibilities 
Evaluate situational context to determine next steps
Communicate productively to solve problems 
Share knowledge and participate in the co-creation of solutions


CULTURE | March 28, 2023 | 8:30 a.m. to Noon

Builiding Teams that Trust - Presented by Carrie Galdes

Fostering an Inclusive Culture - Presented by Tina Alonzo and Lydia Weiss


RESILIENCE | April 11, 2023 | 8:30 a.m. to Noon

Resilient Leadership - Presented by Lisa Laughman


CHANGE | April 25, 2023 | 8:30 a.m. to Noon

Leading Hybrid Teams - Presented by Kathie Elliott

Strategic Planning - Presented by Sharri Margraves


LEADERSHIP UNIT WORKSHOP | May 2, 2023 | 8:30 a.m. to Noon

Program conclusion and key takeaways

Wrap-up - Presented by Sharri Margraves