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MGMTFundamentals LOGOManagement Fundamentals is designed for managers at all levels who want to develop or hone their skills as an effective manager and leader.
The curriculum blends live public workshops with online learning to maximize the use of your time. Our curated online content allows you to learn at your own pace, at the time that works best for you. The live public workshops provide you a collaborative learning environment, focused on skills practice and action-oriented learning.


What is Management Fundamentals?

  • 6 public workshops, delivered in concentrated format, averaging 2-hours each
  • Actionable key-takeaways, models, personal and team development tools,
    and ongoing development resources
  • Live workshops built around real-world discussion and skills-practice


What can Management Fundamentals do for you?

  • Demonstrate ownership of your professional development as a leader at UAB
  • Network with peers across UAB and learn from the experience of others
  • Participants bring their own experiences to use as real world scenarios
  • Build a greater self-awareness of your management style and strengths
  • Align your management style with UAB’s Success Model and Leadership Expectations
  • Receive a Management Fundamentals Certificate for completing all 6 workshops


Management Fundamentals is designed for managers and leaders of other employees. Programs are not in any particular order.

Accountability Through Performance Management
Course Description The performance management process can help you achieve accountability, role clarity, excellent performance, and professional growth and development for you and your team. Understand the performance management process and learn how to use performance management to achieve accountability through performance management techniques to improve performance conversations.
Key Takeaways • 8 Performance Conversation Questions
• Skill practice with real-world, first hand scenarios
Class Dates Tuesday, March 13 & Tuesday, May 8
Search "Accountability Through Performance Management" in the UAB Learning System to register.
Developing Others Through Coaching
Course Description As a manager, a large part of your role is to develop others on your team. With this workshop, you will learn basic coaching skills used to develop others in the workplace. Please come ready with current, first hand scenarios where coaching may apply.
Key Takeaways • 60 Coaching Questions Based on the GROW Model
• Skill practice with real-world, first hand scenarios
Class Dates Tuesday, Feb. 20 & Tuesday, April 24
Search "Developing Others Through Coaching" in the UAB Learning System to register.
Giving Feedback That’s Heard
Course Description Managing others requires evaluation and response. Effective feedback allows managers to guide employees back on track, acknowledge and encourage employees who are performing well, and sustain good performance. When feedback doesn’t connect with the employee, and we miss our mark as a manager. This program provides a straightforward model that focuses on feedback for performance and development. You will have an opportunity to discuss real situations you face, and plan how to use this model with your team.
Key Takeaways • Adaptable model for simple feedback
• Adaptable model for difficult feedback
Class Dates Thursday, Feb. 15 & Wednesday, May 23
Search "Giving Feedback That’s Heard" in the UAB Learning System to register.
Delegating Success
Course Description Effective delegation allows you as a manager to develop your staff, achieve more, and focus on success in your own role. This program provides a 5-step process for effectively outlining the task, supporting your employee’s success, and achieving a mutual win. You will leave this program with a personalized plan for implementing this simple process immediately back on the job.
Key Takeaways • Delegatee checklist
• 5-step quick guide
Class Dates Thursday, Feb. 1 & Wednesday, May 16
Search "Delegating Success" in the UAB Learning System to register.
The Manager’s Guide to Difficult Conversations
Course Description Communication skills are one of the most important attributes of effective managers and teams. These conversations aren’t always easy though. Be it a difficult employee, negative performance feedback, different personalities, or even conflicting opinions, challenges abound. We achieve more when we are able to open a dialogue and both sides feel heard. This program will provide you with proven models for increasing receptiveness, improving your messaging, and more consistently reaching a mutual agreement. Utilizing case scenarios, and real scenarios you face, we will apply these techniques to set you up for constructive and effective conversations with your team.
Key Takeaways • Quick-guide to effective conversations
• Model for presenting your point of view effectively
• Model for encouraging other person to share their point of view
• Self-reflection guide (to clarify your intent for conversations)
• Strategies for aligning for results
Class Dates Wednesday, Feb. 28 & Wednesday, April 25
Search "The Manager’s Guide to Difficult Conversations" in the UAB Learning System to register.
Managing Highly Effective Teams
Course Description A manager’s success is measured by the results we achieve through others; namely our teams. Building on the work of Patrick Lencioni’s “Overcoming the 5-Dysfunctions of a Team,” we will explore strategies to improve trust in your team, encourage constructive conflict, foster accountability, and achieve your highest results as a team.
Key Takeaways • Proven team-development ideas
• Team activities to foster trust
• Strategies for structuring accountability
• Techniques for building constructive conflict
• Strategies for building commitment
Class Dates Tuesday, March 6 & Wednesday, May 2 
Search "Managing Highly Effective Teams" in the UAB Learning System to register.


Register via the UAB Learning System. For more information or support in registering, call UAB Learning & Development at 205-934-3359.