HR Employee Learning and Engagement invites managers to next Conversation Circle

Are you newer to a leadership or managerial role? Join HR Employee Learning and Engagement for our next Conversation Circle, a series for managers and leaders, on May 9 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. 

This peer-to-peer learning series 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 circle sparks conversations around a particular trending topic 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.  

Here’s what participants in previous Conversation Circles shared: 

  • I really appreciated the Conversation Circle topic of Mental Health and Your Team. It was refreshing to able to speak candidly with other leaders and discuss ways we are all helping our employees through this unprecedented time. I liked being able to bounce ideas off each other and to know that we are all doing our best as managers to help our teams. —Christine Fogg, senior financial unit manager, Plant Operations & SEMO 
  • Grateful for interactive co-learning opportunities with colleagues! I appreciated the real-world examples shared in this session and the time to digest them with others at Vanderbilt with whom I may not otherwise get to collaborate. —Jackie Hansom, program manager, social innovation, at the Wond’ry, Vanderbilt’s Innovation Center  

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 & Engagement and the HR Consulting, Employee and Labor Relations team. The Conversation Circles are Level 3: Collaborate & 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.  

To register for Conversation Circles, please visit this direct link or search for “ELE” on SkyVu/Oracle under Learning. *Please note: enrollment within Oracle is for the Conversation Circle series—we invite you to join us for any session that aligns with your interest and availability.  

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