Learn new management skills at UW Tacoma; Managing for High Performance series starts Jan. 30

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Learn to build a vibrant, productive workplace and attract and retain talented employees in the eight-week Managing for High Performance and Retention program, starting Jan. 30 at UW Tacoma.

Offered by the UW Tacoma Office of Continuing Studies and led by consultant Dr. Jan. F. Brazzell, the Managing for High Performance series of workshops explores ways to influence performance while maintaining an atmosphere of respect, honesty and accountability.

"Managing for High Performance and Retention was one of the most worthwhile management training classes I have attended in years," said Priscilla Lisicich, executive director of Safe Streets Campaign in Tacoma. "Since participating, I have found numerous ways to be more effective in the management of our employee group."

Participants will explore when and how to coach, assign, delegate, counsel, confront and discipline their employees. They will also develop action plans to improve management performance, team productivity and retention.

"This course shows you how to influence high levels of performance and productivity in an atmosphere of trust, mutual accountability and respect," said Rusty George, president of Rusty George Creative.

Managing for High Performance and Retention workshops meet Wednesday evenings from Jan. 30 to March. 19. Tuition is $1,280 for the entire series. To apply or learn more about the program and others offered by the Office of Continuing Studies and the KeyBank Professional Development Center, visit www.tacoma.uw.edu/ce or call (253) 692-4618.

The KeyBank Professional Development Center at UW Tacoma offers a wide range of continuing education courses, seminars and workshops for public- and private-sector professionals and groups. The center is made possible by a generous gift from KeyBank and the Dimmer Family Foundation.

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January 8, 2008