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Register now for UNI workshop focused on teaching employees to solve problems on their own

June 7, 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 "Teaching Your Direct Reports to Solve Problems" hosted by the University of Northern Iowa's Executive Development Center. The workshop is 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., June 28, in the Business and Community Services Building on the UNI campus. The registration deadline is Tuesday, June 21.

Workshop participants will learn techniques to teach direct reports how to improve their thinking and problem-solving skills. Participants will practice how to build direct reports' confidence and how to coach them to handle a variety of problems. Vickie Robinson, workshop instructor and UNI associate professor of educational leadership & postsecondary education, will also review ways to reinforce the person's progress and determine when the person can take on more responsibilities and perhaps even mentor others.

The workshop cost is $249 per person. UNI Alumni Association members receive a 10-percent discount. Businesses can purchase a consortium membership for $995, which entitles the business to five seats to any of the 2011 management training workshops. Half-day workshops count as a half seat. After the five 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.