A Year in the Life of a Supervisor: Feedback & Evaluation

A Year in the Life of a Supervisor: Feedback & Evaluation

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What are the best practices to evaluate the employees you supervise? In this session, we will guide you through the ‘life cycle’ of feedback and evaluation. From implementing a culture of regular feedback during the onboarding process to having crucial conversations to self-evaluations and yearly performance reviews, you will learn how to be intentional as you build your structure for development and growth for those whom you supervise whether they are student-wage, part-time, graduate assistants, or full-time employees. Whether you are currently in a supervisor role, plan to work in a supervisor role, or want to learn what types of expectations future employers may have, this session has something for everyone with tips and proven methodologies for supporting current (or future) supervisees. Spark your planning and organization to structure a comprehensive feedback process, from one cycle to the next!

Learning Objective(s)

  1. Explain the essential phases to succeed in the Lifecycle of Supervision.
  2. Identify best practices for providing feedback for others
  3. Identify methodologies to guide your own growth as a supervisor.

David Gaskins

Executive Director

George Mason University

David Gaskins has 30+ years of professional experience in recreation and currently serves as the Executive Director, Recreation at George Mason University, a position he has held since November 2017. Prior to his current position he served as an Associate Director for Programs & Marketing (2001-2015) and an Assistant Director for Intramural Sports, Special Events, & Camps (1989-2001) at East Carolina University.  He completed his Bachelor’s degree at George Mason University in Physical Education and Master’s degree in Physical Education (Recreation Administration) at Louisiana State University. David has been a highly active member of the National Intramural Recreational Sports Association (NIRSA) having published over 60 articles in professional journals, conducting more than 80 presentations at various state, regional, and national conferences and workshops, and has been involved in a leadership role with more than 80 extramural tournaments across the nation. David has previous experience in the municipal setting but most enjoys the student development aspect found in collegiate recreation. His areas of expertise include programming, marketing, professional development, and personnel administration, Mason Recreation has recently completed a new 5-Year Strategic Plan and is participating in a variety of collaborations with various departments and offices designed to further strengthen the university’s well-being initiative.

Education Background

David earned a  Bachelor of Science in Education (Physical Education), 1985 from George Mason University, Master of Science (Physical Education), 1987 from Louisiana State University

Kelly Reid

Communications and Student Program Manager

George Mason University

Kelly is currently the Communication and Student Program Manager for Student Centers at George Mason University and was previously the Office and Program Manager also with Student Centers. She has been working for Student Centers for approximately 3 1/2 years. She has previous experience in a variety of part-time or internship roles with Monumental Sports & Entertainment, the Washington Kastles, the Washington Football Team, and Live National Entertainment.

Kelly has a Bachelor of Science from George Mason University in Sports Management and is in her final semester of a Master of Arts degree in Higher Education and Student Development. Kelly is an active member of the Supervision Collective Committee at George Mason University and has experience in supervising student employees.

Krisztina Roder

Event Services Manager, Student Centers

George Mason University

I am currently the Event Services Manager for Student Centers at George Mason University after previously serving as the Event Services Supervisor on the Fairfax and Science & Technology campuses. I have been working in event management in higher education for over 15 years and employed at Mason for almost five years. My diverse experience in the private and public sectors ranges from venue management and operations, room and equipment reservations and set-up, and event logistics, to vendor relations, menu development and catering arrangements, as well as software development and administration. I am passionate about student and staff development, as well as program assessment and continuous improvement, and am a past Certified Meeting Professional (CMP). My philosophy is to plan for the worst, expect the best, and be prepared for anything.

I earned dual undergraduate degrees from Eastern Michigan University, a Bachelor of Arts in German and International Business and Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing. I am currently pursuing a Master of Professional Studies in Organization Development and Change at Penn State World Campus.

Meeghan Milette

Associate Director Staff Development, Engagement, & On-Boarding

George Mason University

Meeghan is presently the Associate Director for Staff Development, Engagement, & On-Boarding with Housing & Residence Life at George Mason University and has served in this role for approximately 2 years. In this capacity she leads a staff focusing on the development, design, and implementation of professional staff training and development opportunities for a staff of over 80; including all levels of staff from graduate assistants to Associate Directors in 8 different functional areas of Housing & Residence Life. She previously served as an Assistant Director for Residence Life at George Mason University for 7 years, supervising teams of up to 10 full time professional staff members and indirectly supervising over 100 student staff members. Additionally, Meeghan worked in residence life at Salem State University and San Jose State University, overseeing community development and supervising student staff.

Meeghan has a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Government, with a focus on International Relations, from the University of Rhode Island and a Master of Arts from Michigan State University in Student Affairs Administration (Go Green!).

Meeghan's professional passions and interest areas include: Team development, staff management, mid-level professional development, inclusive professional programming, and supporting staff through crisis.

Rebecca McCrory

Associate Director of Family Programs

George Mason University

Rebecca is currently the Associate Director of Family Programs for New Student and Family Programs at George Mason University after previously serving as an Assistant Director and Coordinator in the same office. Prior to her arrival at GMU, she worked at the Greater Pensacola Chamber of Commerce and the University of West Florida. Rebecca has a Bachelor of Science degree from Troy University in Broadcast Journalism & Public Relations and a Masters of Arts degree from the University of West Florida in Strategic Communication & Leadership.

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