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Monthly Manager Sessions

These monthly sessions are meant to provide information, support, and resources specific to the challenges and issues managers encounter. The sessions will be provided in a Teams Meeting format allowing for presentation, questions, and discussion. ESP would like to offer managers the opportunity to gain knowledge and information not only from the formal material presentation, but from the wisdom and experiences of fellow managers.

If you would like to attend one or more of the sessions, please send us an email at MCSC-ESP@michigan.gov. and we will send you the Teams Meeting invite.


Coping with Caregiving: Supporting Employees and Yourself – Tuesday, March 19: 12:00 - 1:00

Coping with Caregiving: Supporting Employees and Yourself focuses on addressing the challenges faced by individuals who are juggling caregiving responsibilities alongside their professional roles. The presentation offers valuable insights and strategies on how to create a supportive work environment that acknowledges the needs of caregiving employees. In addition, the session discusses how managers who are caregivers themselves can cope with the unique challenges of being a manager and caregiver.

Managing Change and Uncertainty, The Manager’s View – Tuesday, April 16: 12:00 - 1:00

Change is a natural part of work, just as it is a natural part of life. However, change and the unknowns of change can sometimes bring on worry and a sense of discomfort. Experiencing change with optimism and openness is the ultimate goal but sometimes difficult to achieve. This presentation for managers will touch on many points related to handling change and uncertainty and highlight strategies for effectively managing others during these times.

Compassion Fatigue - Because You Care for Managers –Tuesday, May 21: 12:00 - 1:00

Compassion fatigue can be an unintended consequence of caring about and for others. It stems from being emotionally invested in helping others and the exposure to their trauma. This presentation will give managers a better understanding of how to recognize compassion fatigue in themselves and their employees. It will also provide interventions to help mitigate the effects at both an individual and organizational level to cultivate a supportive environment that promotes well-being and resilience.

Mindfulness for Managers – Tuesday, June 25: 12:00 - 1:00

The Mindfulness for Managers presentation is aimed to introduce the concept of mindfulness and its practical applications in the workplace, specifically targeting managers and leaders. The presentation highlights the benefits of incorporating mindfulness into managerial practices and provides strategies to cultivate mindfulness for improved decision-making, leadership effectiveness, and overall well-being.