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Register now for UNI workshop focused on skills for first-time managers

April 5, 2011

Kim Recker, program manager, UNI Executive Development Center, 319-273-5851,

Rebecca Schultze, communications and public relations manager, UNI College of Business Administration, 319-273-3309,

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Registration is now open for the management workshop "Survival Skills for First-Time Managers" hosted by the University of Northern Iowa Executive Development Center. The workshop is 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., April 26, in the Business and Community Services Building on the UNI campus. The registration deadline is April 19.

This workshop is boot camp for first time managers, according to Kim Recker, program manager for the UNI Executive Development Center.

Instructor Jim Hogan will introduce the management skills and tools needed to put a new leader on the right path. He will help workshop participants identify their natural leadership style and how to adapt their communication style based on the person and the business situation. Practical conflict resolution skills and ways to reward good performance will be covered, along with when and how to take corrective action.

The workshop cost is $249 per person. UNI Alumni Association members receive a 10-percent discount. Businesses can purchase a consortium membership for $1,999, which entitles the business to 10 seats to any of the 2011 management training workshops. Half-day workshops count as a half seat. After the 10 seats are used, additional seats can be purchased at a discounted rate of $175 per person.

For more information or to register, contact the UNI Executive Development Center at 319-273-5851 or

The Executive Development Center is a program of Business and Community Services, a division of the UNI College of Business Administration.