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Safety and Training Trainer's Showcase

May 03- 04, 2016 ~ SeaTac

This two day conference is intended to attract transit trainers to be participants to see different training programs from our respective transit agencies showcased. There will be 10 workshops during the two days where transit agency trainers will showcase their best training program. All meals are included in your registration fee. We would just like to get an accurate count for meals, so please fill out the email confirmation you will receive that asks you about meals.

Stepping Up to Supervisor

July 18, 2016 ~ Olympia

A promotion to supervisor means taking on new responsibilities and acquiring new skills. The Stepping Up to Supervisor workshop is designed to teach new supervisors how to build trust, communicate with their staff, and deal with employee problems. Participants will gain an understanding of their new role, learn their leadership styles and discover the critical skills necessary to successfully lead their team. The session uses real world examples and issues to help new supervisors resolve problems. Topics include: • Understanding your new role • Gaining credibility with your employees • Providing expectations • Supervising prior co-workers and friends • The use of power and authority • Learning to communicate effectively • Common pitfalls to avoid

Coaching: Strategic Tools for Effective Leadership

July 19, 2016 ~ Olympia

Unconventional times call for extraordinary leadership skills and courage. In 2011 and beyond, transportation professionals have a unique opportunity to move into a very influential role; developing others through strategic coaching influence. This session offers a new strategy to those tasked with motivating, changing and effectively leading others; a powerful and proven solutions-based coaching approach. Participants will learn coaching solutions to the most common dilemmas facing today’s supervisor or manager. This interactive session will – for the first time - introduce four stages of developing peak performance and how to resolve resistance at every stage. Each participant will walk away with an authentic coaching approach based on real values and in a language we can all understand.

Successfully Managing People and Performance Evaluations

July 20, 2016 ~ Olympia

This training will focus on the importance of doing effective performance management and delineate the purpose of a coaching or counseling session. Participants will learn how to give meaningful feedback about an employee’s performance/behavior; how to prepare and write a performance evaluation; how to communicate with difficult, reluctant, or emotional employees and how to set performance goals and incorporate development. You will be given techniques for making the process of recording performance management less painful Seminar attendees are welcome to bring sample documents of the employer’s (with permission) performance, coaching, counseling forms to reference during the seminar.

Legal Issues for Supervisors

July 21- 22, 2016 ~ Olympia

This day and a half training session will equip supervisors with the skills needed to effectively manage personnel while minimizing the legal risk to your agency and/or themselves. The laws relating to public employment have changed dramatically over the last decade and the risks associated with not complying with these laws have increased. This training will draw on real life experiences involving transit agencies from throughout the State of Washington.

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