Supervisory Leadership Development Programs

Spring 2014 Supervisory Leadership Development Program Graduates with Lauren Turner and Lee Ann Alden.

2015 Supervisory Leadership Development Program (SLDP)

This certificate program offers in-depth learning for supervisors* and managers* who seek to establish or enhance the broad range of knowledge, skills and abilities required for effective supervision. The program covers topics such as understanding leadership and behavioral styles, dealing with employee conflicts, workforce planning and implementing campus policies. Organized around the themes of managing self, others, the work, and the system, the program offers both new and seasoned supervisors the opportunity to learn and partner with supervisors from across the campus.

This program is designed as an integrated curriculum and individual sessions in this program may not be taken separately. To receive a certificate of completion, participants must attend all six sessions.

Important Participant Registration Requirements

In order to register for this program, participants must currently be in a position in which they are responsible for supervising or managing employees; complete the Participation Application (doc) and obtain immediate supervisor’s approval by having him/her sign the application; and email the completed application to no later than Wednesday, February 25, 2015.

Closing Session: Participants and their supervisors are invited to attend a celebration luncheon on Wednesday, June 17, 2015 from noon to 2:00 p.m., Wannalancit 305.

Program Description Location Date/Time
1. General Principles of Leadership This workshop will help managers at all levels to better create a workplace environment within which all employees can be more engaged and motivated. Participants will gain a thorough understanding and appreciation for the importance of leadership toward enabling groups to achieve high performance. Participants will also be exposed to the skills and tools they will need to become better leaders. WAN-305 04/01/2015 - 9 a.m. to  Noon
2. DiSC: Understanding Behavioral Styles Appreciating and valuing different work and communication styles (DiSC Behavioral Styles). Learn about yourself and your styles in the workplace and strategies to be more effective when working with your team. WAN-305 04/08/2015 - 9 a.m. to  Noon
3. Conflict Styles & Managing Difficult Situations Understanding the upside and downside of the 4 primary conflict styles and exploring how to manage conflict effectively are the main objectives of this training. The focus of this program will be to increase your ability to have more effective difficult conversations with the purpose of managing conflict and to have those conversations in a way that will preserve or build relationships. WAN-305 04/15/2015 -  9 to 11 a.m.
4. Effective Communications & Feedback As supervisors you communicate to multiple audiences for different reasons...all of the time.  This session will focus on the basics of effective communication and feedback skills and how this contributes to a respectful workplace.  You will also have the opportunity to practice giving feedback and active listening in small group success. WAN-305 04/22/2015  - 9 a.m. to  Noon
5. Workforce Planning Explore strategies of succession planning, performance management, and strategic hiring and how this is crucial for high performing teams. WAN-305 04/29/2015 -  9 a.m. to  Noon
6. Legal Liabilities, Diversity Awareness, & Policies & Resources This program will focus on Legal issues, campus policies, available resources, and other aspects regarding an open and respectful work environment. WAN-305 05/06/2015 - 9 a.m. to  Noon

To register for the 2015 SLDP program, you must follow the instructions mentioned above, however to register for any of the programs listed below, you must click on the 'Register Now' button.