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Essentials for Emerging Leaders

Become a Confident Leader

Today’s ever-changing, uncertain business environment and hybrid workplace have placed complex demands on our leaders. When you are a first-time manager, a new manager on a team, or a newer manager that needs support or a refresher, the demands may seem even more challenging.

Now more than ever, developing our leaders is important. Yet 85% of managers say they receive no training. Essentials for Emerging Leaders was developed to prepare emerging leaders for the challenges they face daily. This program will set them up for success by developing the confidence, mind, and skill set needed to become an effective manager, develop a strong team, and deliver great results for your organization. Through a combination of four half-day virtual workshops, collaboration, between-session work, and practical application this workshop will focus on four development areas: developing the self, developing the team, developing a great work environment and developing strong management practices.

Who Should Attend

This program is suitable for anyone who aspires to be an effective leader, including:

  • Managers and supervisors
  • Team leaders and department heads
  • Project management professionals

What you will learn

In this live, interactive, instructor-led course, you will learn by doing.  Upon completion, you will be able to:

  • Leverage the fundamentals of effective communication.
  • Increase your productivity with time management and priority setting tools.
  • Build effective teams through improved hiring decisions and feedback rich environments.
  • Develop an engaged workforce through trust and motivation.
  • Use strategies and a four-step tool to resolve conflict productively.
  • Learn to delegate effectively and increase accountability.
  • Create a personalized S.M.A.R.T. action plan.




SHRM Recertification Opportunity

The School of Professional Development at Stony Brook University is recognized by the Society for Human Resource Management to offer Professional Development Credits (PDC) for SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP® recertification activities.

This course is valid for 16 PDCs toward SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP recertification.

SHRM Recertification Provide 2022

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Janet Hoffmann
Team Building / Workplace Culture


Janet Hoffmann SHRM-SCP and SPHR works with companies, gaining an understanding of their organization, developing practical solutions, and facilitating change to align their people performance with business results.

Janet is an experienced leadership coach, facilitator, and presenter.  She holds her Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) and SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) certifications and is certified in the Everything DISC Suite of Assessments, Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team, and the PXT Select Selection Assessment. Janet is a member of the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM), past Co-President of New York City SHRM, and past President of the Council of Hotel and Restaurant Trainers.

In addition to her clients, audiences have included the Council of Hotel and Restaurant Trainers, HR Southwest, the Gulf Coast Symposium on HR Issues, the New York, Maryland and Florida State Annual SHRM Conferences, National Restaurant Association Show, FSTech, HR in Hospitality, The Grocerant Summit and the International Restaurant and Food Service Show of New York.