HR Employee Learning and Engagement offers peer-to-peer learning opportunities for managers and leaders

HR Employee Learning and Engagement announces a new peer-to-peer learning opportunity. Conversation Circles, a series for managers and leaders, creates an intentional space where supervisors, managers and leaders can share and discuss insights and best practices while building their peer networks. Each one-hour session will offer social learning opportunities and conversations around a particular trending topic or topics among managers at Vanderbilt.

Would you like to gain insight into strategies that managers and supervisors across the university are using to address common topics and challenges? Would you like to share best practices and strategies you’ve learned or developed? Or are you interested in building your network and community by interacting around hot topics? Join us as we explore and discuss common scenarios, challenges and resources and spark connections among managers and leaders across the university.

Conversation Circles are a space for sharing practical strategies and best practices, for interacting with peers who are in similar roles and for building your network.

Conversation Circles are not a space for training on specific topics or policies, for talking through or venting about a specific challenge you are facing on your team, or for asking specific HR questions. For these areas, we encourage you to reach out to the HR Consulting, Employee and Labor Relations team.

Any employee in a managerial, supervisory or leadership role is invited to participate in these conversations

Conversation Circles are led by TaShunda Franklin and Krista Vaught from HR Employee Learning and Engagement and the HR Consulting, Employee and Labor Relations team. The Conversation Circles are Level 3: Collaborate and Create, as peer-to-peer learning is heavily discussion-based. Our time together will involve breakout rooms and opportunities to share and network with peers.

Upcoming topics

Managing a Hybrid or Remote Workforce

  • If you have a hybrid team, with some employees working remotely and some in the office on any day, what tools and practices are you using to keep your team engaged and on track?
  • Tuesday, April 5, 1–2 p.m.

The Big Quit: How Do I Keep My People?

  • With tight budgets, recruiting challenges and competition with large companies in the area, what strategies are working to retain your employees and to keep them engaged?
  • Tuesday, May 3, 1–2 p.m.

To register for Conversation Circles, please visit this direct link or search for “ELE” on SkyVU/Oracle under Learning. Please note that our learning experiences are offered at no cost to all VU employees.

Are you interested in submitting a discussion topic, sharing your strategies and experiences, or facilitating a Conversation Circle? Please email TaShunda Franklin, Krista Vaught or your HR consultant to share your ideas and interest.