January 2019

Supervisor Boot Camp and Crucial Conversations for Leaders

Image result for crucial conversationsMason supervisors are encouraged to participate in the following upcoming trainings:

Supervisor Boot Camp

Supervisor Boot Camp is a two-day program designed to provide essential information, resources, and contacts to supervisors who are new to Mason or new to supervising. Registrations are now accepted for April 16 and 17, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days in Merten Hall. 

Participants must supervise at least one employee who is either administrative/professional faculty or classified staff. Space is limited and registrations are first come, first served. Contact Robyn Madar at to reserve your space. 

Crucial Conversations for Leaders

Based on the award-winning book Crucial Conversations, this workshop gives Mason supervisors the tools to handle life’s most difficult and important conversations. You will learn how to: prepare for high-stakes situations with a proven technique, transform anger and hurt feelings into powerful dialogue, and make it safe to talk about almost anything and be persuasive, not abrasive. During this interactive session, facilitated by certified Crucial Conversations trainers Robyn Madar and Rick Holt, participants will learn tools and concepts and have an opportunity to reflect and practice. 

Sessions are scheduled for February 7 or March 14, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. To register, contact Robyn Madar at