Board members attending the 2018 retreat got a crash course in effective staff management and communication skills during a breakout session led by Wendy Tucker, a partner with Procopio Law.
Tucker’s session covered the following topics:
- What it means to be a supervisor
- Communication and consistency
- Performance management
- Discipline and documentation
- Legal obligations
Managing employees, she said, is a blend of communication, motivation, and discipline. She stressed that a combination of effective communication, goodwill, and proper documentation ensures a health workplace and helps prevent litigation.
Tucker counsels organizations including charter schools, public agencies, and private companies, and her practice focuses on hiring, background checks, training, employee handbooks and policies, leaves, harassment, discrimination, investigations and terminations.
Want to study up a bit further? Click here to download a PDF version of Tucker’s presentation.