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

Conversation CirclesJoin HR Employee Learning and Engagement for “Conversation Circles,” a series for managers and leaders, on Tuesday, June 14, from 1 to 2 p.m. This session will discuss managing employees at different career stages.

This new peer-to-peer learning opportunity creates an intentional space in which supervisors, managers and leaders can share and discuss insights and best practices while building their peer networks. Each one-hour “circle” will offer social learning opportunities and conversations around a particular trending topic or topics among managers at Vanderbilt.

Gain insight into strategies that managers and supervisors across the university are using to address common topics and challenges; share best practices and strategies you’ve learned or developed; and build your network and community by interacting around topics. The session will 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, please contact the HR Consulting, Employee and Labor Relations team.

Eligibility: 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. 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.

Additional upcoming sessions

“Difficult Conversations”
Tuesday, Aug. 2, 1–2 p.m.

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

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