Engaging People to Improve Operational Performance
May 2-May 26, 2022

The Engaging People Workshop Online is a NACUFS workshop for anyone who supervises others. It resides within the Talent Management Knowledge Domain of the NACUFS Collegiate Dining Body of Knowledge™.

This online workshop will give you a new lens on how to lead, manage, and retain team members. Whether you are an aspiring manager, new to management, or have years of experience, the Engaging People Workshop Online will provide you with a new perspective and practical tactics on motivation, leadership, conflict resolution, teamwork, and recruitment.

The interactive workshop encourages collaboration among participants as you look at big-picture strategy and build a framework to manage your team effectively!

Attendees who complete the workshop will achieve the following outcomes: 

  • Build upon your professional network with individuals within collegiate foodservice who face the same challenges as you.
  • Understand how your preferred work style and the various styles within your team can work as an advantage through an informal personality profile.
  • Gain insight into how knowledge sharing can empower your staff and help you manage your time and competing priorities.
  • Learn tips to grow your professional relationships with peers, direct reports, and leadership.
  • Build your confidence in navigating difficult employee conversations and applying corrective action through using attentive listening and feedback skills.
  • Grow your awareness of how your communication style can develop your team, retain your talent, recruit new talent, and increase employee engagement.
  • Opportunities for self-reflection, new skill practice, and action-planning.

“This workshop definitely exceeded my expectations and provided the framework to successfully manage people. I can apply what I learned and immediately put it into execution. Most importantly, it enabled me to become and see myself as a better leader.”

Angela Peterson, associate vice chancellor for campus enterprises
North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University

Registration Fee

Member: $400

Non-Member: $750

An in-person workshop is being planned for the fall in East Lansing, Michigan.

Registration Information

Registration is now open. Twenty-five seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Receipt of a completed online registration with the full registration fee will secure your seat. If you need to register with a paper form, click here.

Register for Workshop

Dates & Times

Monday, May 2: 3 - 3:30 p.m. EDT (Introduction Call)

Thursday, May 5: 3 - 4:30 p.m. EDT

Thursday, May 12: 3 - 4:30 p.m. EDT

Thursday, May 19: 3 - 4:30 pm EDT

Thursday, May 26: 3 - 5 p.m. EDT

In addition to weekly calls, there will be approximately two (2) hours of additional work in the form of videos, articles, and asynchronous discussions to be completed as your schedule allows.


Jodi Schafer, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, is certified by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) as a Senior Professional in Human Resources, and independently owns and operates her own consulting and training firm in Williamston, Michigan.

Jodi's expertise and effortless facilitation style have been well received by NACUFS attendees, both in person and online. We are happy to have her back in person for two days of knowledge sharing, skill-building, and discussion around the unique supervisory challenges you face on your campus.