Manager Monthly
February 2020
Sign Up for a Benefits Open Enrollment Presentation
This year’s benefits open enrollment is April 20-May 8 , when every benefits-eligible employee must take action to either enroll or waive their benefit options. We are here to support leaders and their teams to take early action. Email us today, and one of our representatives will reach out to discuss your needs and schedule time to come to your team for a presentation and to answer questions about open enrollment. 

Encourage your team members to stay tuned to Team DPS Weekly for updates and announcements about this year’s benefits options and rates. In the coming weeks, we will be sharing information on how to access resources to help choose benefit plans, including an updated benefits enrollment guide, one-on-one support and in-person events.
Updates & FYI
ICYMI: CollaboRATE Results
Last week, we shared the results of this year's districtwide CollaboRATE survey. Take a moment to read the memo from Supt. Cordova and review the survey results .

As a reminder, if you received five or more feedback responses, you should have received an email on Jan. 30 from K12 Insights with your CollaboRATE leadership results. Sharing your engagement and leader results with your team is highly encouraged. To support, the CollaboRATE Thrive Guide can be found in your dashboard or on
If you have questions, please contact your HR partner or the CollaboRATE team at
Apply by Friday to Serve on the Denver Plan Advisory Committee
DPS is seeking about 40 individuals to serve on the Denver Plan Advisory Committee. This committee is intended to reflect the diversity of our students and will ensure that our district’s next strategic plan is grounded in the experiences and expertise of the communities we serve.
Please encourage all members of your school community -- parents/guardians, educators, students, staff, leaders, neighbors and more -- to apply by  Feb. 21 . This group will draw on community insights to make recommendations to the DPS Board of Education on key components of the Denver Plan, namely the shared definition of equity, the vision of a DPS graduate, and the Denver Plan goals.
The application is available in  English  and  Spanish . To learn more, visit  or email .
Growth, Performance and Training
View Team Member Completions for Required District
Trainings in Learning Space 
Ensure all members of your school team have completed required trainings for districtwide initiatives such as mandated reporter training, student-data privacy training and the Equity Experience modules any time by logging in to Learning Space . Whether annually required or one-time, please ensure teams stay up to date, and check out step-by-step instructions here if needed. You can also view training progress and enroll your team into training (or cancel enrollment). 
Reminder: Complete LIFT and CCE Mid-Year Performance Conversations by Feb. 28
The deadline to complete mid-year performance conversations with your team members is Feb. 28 .

As a reminder, the objectives of these conversations are to:
  • Examine the competencies and discuss demonstration of behaviors and the impact.
  • Discuss progress toward achieving goals (LIFT) and adjust plans and goals as needed.
  • Celebrate and recognize accomplishments. Address barriers and roadblocks.
  • Target development opportunities for the remainder of the year.

Access and share these resources to help prepare for your conversations. If you need more assistance, please reach out to your HR Partner.
Talent Acquisition
Support Team Members' Career Growth with these
Internal Hiring Tips
We want keep great team members at DPS and help them grow in their careers. Consider internal candidates for your next open position, and read these best practices to ensure a consistent, equitable and collaborative process for both internal candidates and your colleagues.

Hiring internal candidates is a powerful retention tool and amplifies the impact of individual team members. Existing team members have valuable institutional knowledge, established relationships and proven abilities. Plus, knowing there are opportunities for growth encourages team members to stay at DPS.
Find Top Candidates in One Place
If you have an open position on your team or a position in the pipeline, Talent Acquisition has  a list  of qualified candidates to consider. These candidates come highly recommended and their fields of experience including finance, marketing, leadership, change management and nonprofit. Check out  this list of this month’s top candidates and their resumes.

If you have questions or would like to schedule time to talk with a candidate, email Mari Shepler  or  Nicole Kramis .
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