PRLog - July 14, 2014 - JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Jennifer Anderson, an 18-year HR professional, is excited about what’s going on in the business community of Jacksonville. That’s why when her significant other got transferred to the area, she decided to go to the owners of her company to see about expanding into NE Florida. “I’ve been in a long distance relationship for over four years. We were comfortable with the arrangement. But once I started learning about Jacksonville, I wanted to get involved.”
Being new to the area, she’s been brainstorming about how to get involved in the community. “I’ve joined the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce, and I’m active with a couple of women’s professional groups, but I wanted to do something that was more meaningful for me. So I came up with the idea of hosting free management classes to help empower local supervisors. I have found that most small business owners and supervisors don't have any formal management training and really struggle figuring out their management style. I can help with that and directly impact the business community of Jacksonville.”
Each month the group will tackle common issues for supervisors such as:
• Management competencies
• Creating lawful interview questions
• Conducting performance reviews
• How to delegate
• Providing feedback/coaching employees
• Addressing performance issues (discipline)
• Development plans
• FLSA compliance (wage and hour)
Jennifer also encourages participants to email her with topic suggestions. The goal is to make the sessions interactive and relevant to the participants’
The monthly classes start on September 9th and are being held at the Total Wine store at the St. John’s Town Center. They run from 6:00pm until 8:00pm. The monthly topic will be discussed from 6:00pm until 7:00pm. The staff at Total Wine will then provide the group with a brief wine tasting from 7:00pm until 7:30pm. The remaining time will be used to answer any questions or help address any specific needs that attendees may have. Networking between the participants will also be encouraged.
There are only 25 spots for each event and at least 14 need to RSVP in advance to be able to hold the sessions.
For more information about the classes, visit the event page on Eventbrite at: https://www.eventbrite.com/