Supervisor Training Series: Setting Boundaries for Supervisors

Date: Tuesday, September 5, 2023 | Time: 1:00-2:00pm | Location: Virtual Zoom

Event Description

**You only need to register once to be registered for the 8 part series**

The Setting Boundaries for Supervisors presentation is an empowering and informative session designed to help supervisors lead with empathy while setting professional and personal boundaries for themselves and their teams. Through practical examples and insightful perspectives, participants will gain a deeper understanding of the importance of setting boundaries in various aspects of their role as a supervisor. This presentation aims to inspire individuals to embrace boundaries and self-care as vital components of a balanced and fulfilling life.


Learning Objectives

  • Empowering supervisors to lead with empathy while setting personal and professional boundaries 
  • Understand the importance of, and your right to, setting boundaries 
  • Overcoming the challenges of empathetic leadership 
  • De-escalation strategies 

About the Speaker: Jaimie Hutchision, MA, LPC

Jaimie Hutchison

Jaimie Hutchison is the Director of the WorkLife Office at Michigan State University, supporting MSU’s recruitment and retention of a high performing workforce and the wellbeing of a diverse community of staff and scholars. Jaimie and her team contribute to the development of MSU’s policies and special initiatives, and the office oversees MSU’s University-wide work-life strategies. The office administers a range of programs for faculty, staff, academic staff, and postdocs, including those focused on mental health, workplace flexibility, dependent care, family support, workplace culture, career development, leadership, and workplace-based well-being. Jaimie has worked for 24 years as a leader, therapist, consultant, director, supervisor, trainer, mentor, and administrator. In addition to her work-life role, she is also a therapist at Insight Counseling working primarily with tweens, teens, and families. Jaimie is highly engaged with the local community and has volunteered over 10,000 hours. 

About the Speaker: Rachel Perez, CHRS, CTA

Rachel Perez is a WorkLife Consultant for the WorkLife Office at Michigan State University (MSU). She brings 10 years of Human Resources experience as well as a bachelor’s degree from MSU’s Eli Broad College of Business. Rachel has served as an HR Coordinator and an Assistant Health & Safety Coordinator for the Student Life & Engagement division. In these positions, her teams benefited greatly from her project management and program coordination experience. As an HR Generalist for the MSU HR Solutions Center, she was able to advocate for faculty and staff members throughout the processes of hiring, benefits enrollment, and training, while considering their emotional and cultural needs as they begin a transition in their career. Fostering MSU’s values of inclusiveness and equity, Rachel has proudly served as a Project Manager for MSU’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Steering Committee as well as a member of the DEI Advisory Board for Student Life & Engagement. Furthering her education, Rachel is currently enrolled into the Master of Human Resources and Labor Relations through MSU’s College of Social Science. Rachel is a mother of 3 children and is married to an MSU Spartan as well, go green! In her free time, she stays active as a Zumba Instructor through MSU’s Recreational Sports and Fitness Services department. She also enjoys playing volleyball, running, and outdoor activities including hiking, camping, and spending time at the beach.