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Monkey Management - 2023

Event Starts: 3/23/2023 9:00 AM

Event Ends: 3/23/2023 3:30 PM

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Monkey Management
(Based on The One Minute Manager)


Thursday, March 23, 2023
9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Registration Deadline: March 2

Please note: We request that each participant participate from his/her own computer, and use a webcam. This will allow you to participate in the breakout group discussions that are an important part of the learning experience.


OPTION A: Workshop Only

RWHC Member & Affiliate Member: $175 per person
Non-RWHC Member: $210 per person

OPTION B: Workshop + 1:1 Coaching Session*

RWHC Member & Affiliate Member: $285 per person
Non-RWHC Member: $320 per person

*A one-hour 1:1 coaching session (included in the fee at a discounted rate) will be scheduled with the instructor.

Fee includes program handouts.

 0.6 CEUs


RWHC is approved as a provider of continuing health education by the Wisconsin Society for Healthcare Education and Training (WISHET). RWHC designates this activity for up to 6 contact hours
(0.6 CEUs) of continuing education for allied health professionals.


Erin Smital

Erin Smital, RN, is the Nursing Professional Development Educator, Nurse Residency Coordinator and Lean Residency Coordinator at the Rural Wisconsin Health Cooperative. Along with being an RN, Erin brings forward years of experience in various leadership roles in and out of healthcare. In addition to developing and presenting numerous leadership and nursing focused workshops, she also provides training in de-escalation as a Certified Non-Violent Crisis Intervention Instructor.

Target Audience:

All healthcare managers, leaders and supervisors, both experienced and new in their role

Program Description:

Understanding the metaphor of Monkey Management is essential to the effectiveness of all health care leaders. The monkey is identified as other people’s problems, challenges and issues that somehow get passed to and inadvertently get accepted by the leaders. To this end, the leader is carrying the burden of keeping the monkeys alive, well fed and swinging freely in the trees. Come learn the skills of Monkey Management in this fun, effective and entertaining workshop.

Participants will learn to:

  1. Define a work monkey
  2. Identify the common monkeys that get in the way of a manager’s effectiveness
  3. Determine who owns the monkeys with strategies on how to return the monkeys to their rightful owner
  4. Recognize how to care for the monkeys that you do own, through effective delegation strategies
  5. Review the principles of “The One Minute Manager” series: - One minute goal setting - One minute praisings - One minute reprimands
  6. Share implementation strategies/technique which ultimately improves time management/productivity

Consider taking this workshop if the following are mostly true for you:

  • As a manager you often feel overwhelmed by your desk full of problems
  • Although you work hard and put in long hours, you still feel like you are making little progress on the mounting piles or identified work problems/issues in the workplace
  • You need to find a way to return to a healthy work/home balance. On your team you have noticed that you are running out of time while your employees are typically running out of work
  • You would like to save time and increase your productivity in all aspects of your life

Visit the RWHC Leadership Series web page to view all our class offerings.