The Employee-Labor Relations (ELR) Unit has developed the above training model, in order to create a set of annual trainings open to all supervisors and managers. The model was finalized in March 2017, encompassing topics supervisors and managers need to know in order to have a highly functioning work unit and be able to work through our personnel processes. The model was developed by the ELR Unit with assistance from a pilot group, and feedback through a February 2017 Training Plan Survey sent to executive staff and managers, with special thanks going to Lorraine Banford, Jeffrey Bramlett, Scott Grindy, Dave Iribarne, and Eric Pawlowsky.
Each of the three (3) sections of the model result in a training on those topics, as detailed below:
- Positive Work Environment Training:
This training incorporates concepts and practices that lead to a Positive Work Environment, including Implicit Bias, Leveraging Diversity, Transparency, Inclusion, and Procedural Fairness. This training recognizes that behavioral reinforcement is a key duty of supervisors and managers.
- Managing Performance Training:
This training incorporates performance management and general coaching concepts. It is highly recommended for new supervisors to take this course to learn about: setting goals, coaching, feedback and evaluations, as well as dealing with difficult employees. This training recognizes that behavioral reinforcement is a key duty of supervisors and managers.
- Conducting Workplace Investigations Training:
This training incorporates aspects of investigations and disciplinary follow-up, including Weingarten Rights, timelines, reporting style, burden of proof for Civil Service Investigations, Skelly hearings, and potential outcomes. If you have not previously attended an investigatory training, this is a good opportunity to start to build your investigatory skills.
Please Note: All training sessions are advertised via emails to all supervisors and managers. If you have any questions or feedback on the model or training sessions, please contact Tom Borawski at Thomas.Borawski@sfgov.org or (415) 831-2085.