Choose to Manage

A program designed for new front-line, managers and managers who have not participated in a management development program at BU

This comprehensive program provides managers the tools, skills, knowledge, and processes to be an effective manager.

Program Goals

  • Share key content to support managers in developing good people management skills
  • Create awareness of policies, procedures, employment laws and best practices
  • Provide exposure to resources available to managers and their employees
  • Support managers in building their networks through opportunities to learn from subject matter experts, peers and share experiences

Learning Modules

The program consists of a virtual kick-off meeting and three in-class modules, which includes 2 full day sessions and 1 half day. There are 22 hours of live session time including the kick-off, and approximately 5 hours of pre-work. Participants are required to attend all three of the following modules in order to complete the program:

  • The Role of the Manager, DiSC and Delegation
  • Hiring the Best, Performance Management and Policies
  • Conflict & Difficult Conversations and Motivating Others

Eligibility

In order to be considered for the Choose to Manage program, nominees must:

  • Have full-time BU faculty or staff status
  • Supervise at least 1 direct report who is a full-time BU employee
  • Be in good standing with the University/have no existing performance issues
  • Be endorsed by their manager to participate in the program
  • Be able to commit to all program dates of their assigned cohort

Upcoming 2018 Program Dates

Summer 2018 Program Schedule

Date Time Module Location
Wednesday, July 25, 2018 3:30pm-4:15pm Virtual Kick-Off for Participants & Managers Skype
Thursday, August 2, 2018 9:00am-5:00pm 1 The Role of the Manager, DiSC and Delegation HR Classroom
Wednesday, August 15, 2018 9:00am-5:00pm 2 Hiring the Best, Performance Management and Policies HR Classroom
Friday, August 24, 2018 9:00am-2:30pm 3 Conflict, Difficult Conversations and Motivating Others Kenmore Room

 

Fall 2018 Program Schedule

Date Time Module Location
Tuesday, September 11, 2018 3:30pm-4:15pm Virtual Kick-Off for Participants & Managers Skype
Wednesday, September 19, 2018 9:00am-5:00pm 1 The Role of the Manager, DiSC and Delegation HR Classroom
Thursday, October 4, 2018 9:00am-5:00pm 2 Hiring the Best, Performance Management and Policies HR Classroom
Wednesday, October 17, 2018 9:00am-2:30pm 3 Conflict, Difficult Conversations and Motivating Others Kenmore Room

If you are interested in nominating yourself or someone else for a future program, please reach out to Organizational Development and Learning at ODL@bu.edu.