Essential Skills for Supervisors & Managers

October 21, 2021

October 21, 2021

8:00 AM To 11:45 AM

Online: EDT (USA)

See website for fee details

Event Description

This half-day meeting gives you the tools to be an effective supervisor and manager.

Being an effective supervisor and manager goes beyond leadership. It now includes managing a hybrid workforce, recognizing and responding to employee drug and alcohol problems, and avoiding costly managerial mistakes.

This half-day meeting gives you the tools to navigate these situations successfully.

This program is approved for 3.0 HRCI and 3.0 SHRM PDCs.


8 am | Opening Remarks

  • Diane Mokriski, HR Counsel, CBIA

8:05 am | The 10 Most Common & Most Costly Managerial Mistakes

Companies are legally responsible for their supervisors’ conduct, often resulting in costly but avoidable litigation. Learn how to identify and avoid the most common—and expensive—managerial mistakes.

  • Salvatore Gangemi, Partner, Murtha Cullina
  • Patricia Reilly, Partner, Murtha Cullina

9:15 am | BREAK

9:30 am | Managing a Hybrid Workforce

Managerial skills are crucial now more than ever with today’s hybrid workforce. Communication skills are key, both in giving and receiving feedback. Learn how effective performance messaging—across your hybrid workforce—impacts productivity, retention, and morale.

  • Meg Galistinos, Partner & Connecticut Office Lead, Mercer
  • Vlad Gogish, Principal, CT Career Business, Mercer

10:30 am | BREAK

10:45 am | Addiction: How to Recognize & Respond to Drug and Alcohol Problems in the Workplace

What are some of the most common substance abuse warning signs that managers should watch out for with employees? How should they broach the topic? How can managers show empathy but still follow the rules? And what are the legal implications? We’ll discuss practical and effective best practices.

  • Rebecca Allen, MPH: Director of Recovery Advocacy
  • Regina McGarrah, RCP, ED Recovery Coach Program Coordinator, Connecticut Community for Addiction Recovery

11:45 pm | Adjourn



About the Organizers

The Connecticut Business & Industry Association (CBIA) is fighting to make Connecticut a top state for business, jobs, opportunities and economic growth.

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