Building Your Management Skillset Series (HHS Region 1)

Date: July 7, 21, 28, and August 4, 2022

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As a prevention specialist in a management role, what are the skills and strategies you need to successfully lead a team? This virtual workshop series will focus on the core management and leadership skills for prevention professionals. This series will be directed towards both new and experienced managers, addressing topics including transitioning to a management position, recruitment, conducting performance evaluations, and leading successful meetings. Each session will be interactive with group activities and discussions conducted virtually through Zoom.

Due to limited space, this series is only available to participants living or working in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, or Vermont.

Registration opens May 25, 2022. Participants may register for individual sessions or for the entire series.


  • Thursday, July 7
  • Thursday, July 21
  • Thursday, July 28
  • Thursday, August 4


Thursday, July 7, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm - Session 1: Becoming a new supervisor (3 hours)

Are you a relatively new supervisor? Now what? Most people taking on the role of new supervisor excelled as a team contributors and subsequently moved into this new role. However, supervision involves its own skillset. For new supervisors, this session allows participants to start their management assignments with a realistic preview of what is to come and what they need to immediately start doing as supervisors. For more experienced supervisors, learners identify missed opportunities in establishing their supervisory relationships, so that the more experienced supervisors can build on what they already have accomplished.

After participating in this session and completing take-away resources, learners will be able to . . .

  • Explain the roles and responsibilities of a new supervisor
  • More smoothly transition to supervision from a staff position
  • Manage and coordinate the work of friends or previous coworkers 


Thursday, July 21, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm - Session 2: Performance Evaluations (3 hours)

Have you ever viewed your upcoming performance evaluations with dread, as opportunities to tell someone what you really think of them, as an annoying requirement from the HR Department, or as a way to cut and paste old review comments to create new ones.? Performance Evaluations or Appraisals offer potentially powerful conversations between managers and their team members. With great planning, execution, and follow-up, performance reviews can make a difference in the performance and engagement of your current team members. People are your most important resource.

After participating in this session and completing take-away resources, learners will be able to . . .

  • Prepare for performance evaluations with team members
  • Avoid typical performance evaluation biases
  • Follow up with goal setting for team member plans


Thursday, July 28, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm - Session 3: Team Recruitment (3 hours)

Do you remember some of your past job interviews? How did you feel as you proceeded through the selection process? Never underestimate the power of a great job candidate experience and building long-term relationships with people who are excited about your organization, so that you create a pool of talent for current and future job openings. Job applicants sometimes feel like they go through the same interview each time they apply for a job. Same questions, the same interview process. This workshop helps make humans the focus of your recruiting strategy, in addition to the hiring process itself.

After participating in this session and completing take-away resources, learners will be able to . . .

  • Take advantage of recent recruiting trends
  • Implement critical job interview techniques
  • Write job descriptions


Thursday, August 4, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm - Session 4: Leading Effective Meetings (3 hours)

“Yay, another meeting!” said no one ever. Most professionals spend at least part of their workday in meetings . . . for others, it may seem as if all they do is attend meetings while at work. The quality of these meetings, therefore, becomes critical. Poorly run meetings create frustration, resistance, and apathy. Good meetings produce results, enthusiasm, and a sense of time well spent. This workshop gives both in-person and virtual meeting participants practical options that can make meetings work.

After participating in this session and completing take-away resources, learners will be able to . . .

  • Prepare for in-person and virtual meetings
  • Facilitate productive meeting discussions



Robert Kenney, Ph.D.

As president of Partners Through Training based in Richmond Virginia, Bob has been delivering training and consultation since 1993. He has worked nationally and internationally helping people develop and practice business skills in the areas of leadership, management, and collaborative teamwork. He has partnered with 19 centers for continuing and executive education at major universities, including the University of Southern Maine, Duke University and their Nonprofit Management Program, and the Universities of North Carolina, Virginia, Pittsburgh, and Maine. Bob holds Masters and Doctorate degrees in social and organizational psychology, with a specialization in small group training and organizational analysis, from the State University New York at Buffalo. His educational activities engage learns to transform and intentionally shape their present and future connections to a more collaborative workplace. Bob has spent some time working in the field of behavioral health at Greater Lynn Mental Health Association, now called Bridgewell, and Presbyterian Homes and Family Services, now called HumanKind, in Virginia. Bob also works with the New England PTTC Mentoring program.


About the program: This series was planned by the New England PTTC (HHS Region 1) in response to a need identified for training to address advanced management skills for prevention professionals and is open to prevention professionals with the New England region (CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT).

Participants will receive a certificate of participation for three contact hours for each session that they participate in (up to 12 hours total for participation in all 4 sessions).

Starts: Jul. 7, 2022 9:00 am
Ends: Aug. 4, 2022 12:00 pm
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