This course will focus on the importance of human relations in the work place and developing the managerial skills needed to interpret and understand the role of employees, committees, and other human facets within the turf industry. Understanding the principles of good communication skills as a Turf Manager.
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Class Schedule and Location:
By the end of this course, students should be able to:
Topics to be covered include:
- Management Goals & Objectives
- Defining a Cutting-Edge Superintendent
- Communication skills, managing personalities.
- Giving Dynamic Presentations: Being Comfortable Speaking
- Mindfulness / Etiquette
- Getting the most out of your employees
- Employee Recruitment: Attracting Qualified Applicants
- Training Employees for Success
- Managing Employee Performance
- Training with Health & Safety guidelines
There are no labs or seminars scheduled for this course.
Course Assignments and Tests:
|Assignment or Test||Contribution to Final Mark||Learning Outcomes Assessed|
In class discussions / workshops
|Review of the resume and cover letter||10%||
|Defining a good employer / bad employer||10%||
|The interview process||10%||
|Conducting employee evaluations / Evaluating yourselves||10%||
|Turf case study||10%||
3, 4, 6
|Final review test||20%||
There is no examination scheduled for this course.
There are no required texts for this course.
- Human Resources for Golf Course Superintendent - GCSAA
- Team Building for Turf Managers (Handout)
There is no lab manual for this course.
There are no field trips scheduled for this course.
In class assignments handed in late will receive a maximum 50% of the grade unless academic consideration has been granted.
Course Policy on Group Work:
Course Policy regarding use of electronic devices and recording of lectures:
Electronic recording of classes is expressly forbidden without consent of the instructor. When recordings are permitted they are solely for the use of the authorized student and may not be reproduced, or transmitted to others, without the express written consent of the instructor.
Cell phones are to be on silent during class.
Other Course Information:
When you find yourself unable to meet an in-course requirement because of illness or compassionate reasons, please advise the course instructor in writing, with your name, id#, and e-mail contact. See the academic calendar for information on regulations and procedures for Academic Consideration:
- For Graduate Students: https://www.uoguelph.ca/registrar/calendars/graduate/2018-2019/genreg/sec_d0e2182.shtml
- For Undergraduate Students: https://www.uoguelph.ca/registrar/calendars/undergraduate/current/c08/c08-ac.shtml
- For Diploma Students: https://www.uoguelph.ca/registrar/calendars/diploma/current/c08/c08-ac.shtml
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The Academic Misconduct Policy is detailed in the University Calenders:
- For Graduate Students: https://www.uoguelph.ca/registrar/calendars/graduate/2018-2019/genreg/sec_d0e2632.shtml
- For Undergraduate Students: https://www.uoguelph.ca/registrar/calendars/undergraduate/current/c08/c08-amisconduct.shtml
- For Diploma Students: https://www.uoguelph.ca/registrar/calendars/diploma/current/c08/c08-amisconduct.shtml
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