Workshop:  MDC Policies and Procedures for Managers

Course ID - CTD0604

Short Title:  Policies/Managers

(Course ID, Reference #, or Keyword title can be used to find and register for this course in Odyssey) 

Audience:   Managers
Length of Workshop:    16 hours
Prerequisite None

Description: This workshop will focus upon the manager's role as it relates to a core of essential MDC policies and procedures.  Topics include: the nature and responsibilities of management; the hiring process (recruitment and interviewing); orientation and training; sexual harassment awareness and prevention; managing a diverse workforce; and performance management (counseling, documenting, progressive discipline, and performance review).


 As a result of successful completion of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Explain the manager's role in the hiring process
  • Describe MDC recruitment/hiring process guidelines for full and part-time employees
  • Explain the roles and responsibilities of the screening committee
  • Describe how hiring practices are affected by Equal Opportunity laws
  • Explain the importance of having an interview plan which is based on job knowledge/skills and a preplanned set of interview questions
  • Identify situations in which training is appropriate
  • Know how to plan specific on-the-job training
  • Develop a plan for orienting new employees
  • Define and identify sexual harassment
  • Explain their rights and responsibilities under the law and MDC's policies and procedures related to sexual harassment
  • Explain how to report problems related to sexual harassment
  • Identify the consequences of inappropriate behavior or failure to take appropriate action
  • Plan and conduct effective coaching, counseling and discipline session
  • Explain the importance of proper documentation
  • Explain the key points of the performance documentation worksheet (facts, objectives, solutions and actions)
  • Know how to follow the MDC procedures for progressive discipline and the grievance procedure (Policy II-71)
  • List the six steps involved in MDC's written appraisal system
  • Use the criteria for rating PEC, PENC, and SNE personnel
  • Describe MDC's best practices and pitfalls to avoid
  • Explain the wide range of behaviors that may constitute discrimination and harassment
  • Understand that free speech rights do not apply in the workshop
  • Explain what constitutes a "tangible employment action"
  • Understand that everyone has a right to work in an environment free from discrimination and harassment


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Registration information
Course ID: - CTD0604
Course Title: Policies/Managers
Reference # - see table 

How to Register

Registration for CT&D workshops are through the Student Information and Registration system.  The process for registering for a CTD workshop will be the same as registering for a regular class at MDC.  

New - Easier registration for workshops

You can access the Registration System and register for a CTD workshop using the same user name and password that use to login to your computer.    Example:   Richard Johnson  would be rjohnson     (You will NOT need to create a separate student myMDC account to register for a CTD workshop

Make a note of the Reference Number for the workshop then go to Registration Instructions

Once you have registered for a class, you can print your schedule.    Please make every effort to attend once you've registered as seats are limited.     However, If you need to drop, you can also do this through the Web Registration screen.     CTD classes will appear on your transcript as non-credit classes.

If you need special assistance to participate in this workshop due to a disability, please call CT&D at 7-2366 so that appropriate arrangements can be made.  College Training and Development complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act.