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How is our current situation testing your leadership? What are your strategies for fostering clarity, connection, and accountability? This 30-minute zoom webinar series provides insights, examples and resources from leaders across the university. The conversations begin April 16th Coping with and Leading Unplanned Change with Mike Anderson, AVP – Enterprise Applications. Conversations continue every Thursday with a different Ohio State leader. Upcoming leaders include Dean Gretchen Ritter, Dean Norman Jones, and others.

Zoom Link to be posted here as soon as it is available.

Build Resiliency

Are you able to bounce back from challenges and setbacks? Can you reset your mindset and get unstuck? Do you practice self-compassion?

When you are resilient in the face of life’s challenges, you move toward greater well-being and away from stress, worry, frustration and hurt. Use these resources to reflect on your resilience and set strategies for becoming even more resilient.

Managing the Unique Needs of Your Employees

Effective management isn’t a one-size-fits-all activity. It involves adaptation and change. It’s about managing to the unique needs and abilities of each member of your team.

Preparing for Change

The roles of managers and supervisors are vital for successful change at the university. Change management research identified employee resistance as the number one obstacle to change. An employee’s direct manager has the greatest influence on his or her engagement in the change process.

Managing Employee Resistance

Resistance to change is a natural reaction when employees are asked to change. Change is uncomfortable and requires new ways of thinking and doing. People have trouble developing a vision of what life will look like on the other side of change. Therefore, they tend to cling to the known rather than embrace the unknown.


Managers need to develop and convey a strong sense of purpose that aligns their work with the goals of their unit or department and the university. Purpose can be a driving force for an organization to achieve its intended results. But most importantly, purpose forms the backbone of great managers.

Staff Manager Development Grant

Managers, are you looking for professional development opportunities to help you increase your managerial skills and effectiveness? The staff manager development grant provides financial support to assist staff managers seeking to sharpen management skills, encourage participation in activities that further professional development and enhance behaviors that support the university’s values.

Listening Tips

Avoid these common listening pitfalls. These practical tips will help you hone your listening skills.

Starting Strong

Welcome to your Starting Strong Cohort Experience.  As a manager, you have an impact on each member of your team and the results you can achieve together.

Power of Diversity

At the Ohio State University, we value diversity and we are committed, individually and collectively, to embody, safeguard, and continue to learn from and put into action the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

The workforce at Ohio State reflects the rich diversity of the communities it serves. Ohio State values diversity in experiences, perspectives, and identities. These identities include, but are not limited to race, ethnicity, culture, religion, mental or physical abilities, age, gender, sexual orientation, and gender identity.