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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; and complete the SLDP Participant Online Application  no later than Friday, August 25, 2023

SLDP Participant Online Application


Closing Session

Participants and their supervisors are invited to attend a celebration luncheon. Additional information will be provided at a later date.

ProgramDescriptionDate / Time / Location
Day 1: General Principles of LeadershipThis 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.

Thu. Oct. 5, 2023 /       9 to 11:30 a.m. / Wannalancit 305

Day 2: CliftonStrengthsRooted in positive psychology, and previously branded as StrengthsFinder, CliftonStrengths provides individuals with an understanding of the talents that make them unique. By focusing on what comes naturally to each individual, CliftonStrengths allows people to maximize their potential - personally and professionally. The assessment consists of 177 items and takes approximately 35 minutes to complete. Upon completion of the assessment, individuals have access to reports regarding their natural talent themes and action items for developing their talents into true strengths.Thu. Oct. 12, 2023 /     9 to 11:30 a.m. / Wannalancit 305
Day 3: The Hard Stuff is the Soft StuffIn this workshop, you’ll learn ways to help employees reach their full potential and thereby view themselves as essential to the business. You’ll learn to build your employees’ self-worth by demonstrating appropriate authenticity, vulnerability, serving others, giving respect, reducing fear and learning from mistakes. You’ll also explore an area of growth for you to better utilize the soft stuff with your employees. Through interactive workshop activities and discussions, you’ll delve into these concepts and learn how to apply them to your own leadership experiences. By doing so, you’ll then experience the wonderful benefit of improving not only team dynamics, but also work creativity, innovation and performance.Thu. Oct. 19, 2023 /     9 to 11:30 a.m. / Wannalancit 305
Day 4: The Leader As CoachIn this interactive session, participants will learn what coaching is and what coaching isn't; why coaching is important; the necessary skills managers need to be an effective coach; the various mindsets managers will need to overcome to be effective coaches and a simple coaching method to use back on the job to formally and informally coach their employees.Thu. Oct. 26, 2023 /     9 to 11:30 a.m. / Wannalancit 305
Day 5: Emotional Intelligence as a Leadership Predictor
Emotional Intelligence, more than any other factor, more than IQ or expertise, accounts for 85% to 90% leadership success. Understand the role Emotional Intelligence (EQ) can play in building a powerful leadership team and improving effectiveness and efficiency.
Thu. Nov. 2, 2023 /      9 to 11:30 a.m. / Wannalancit 305
Day 6: Legal Liabilities, Diversity Awareness, & Policies & ResourcesThis program will focus on legal issues, campus policies, available resources, and other aspects regarding an open and respectful work environment.Thu. Nov. 9, 2023 /      9 to 11:30 a.m. / Wannalancit 305