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Supervisory Excellence Program

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The University of Idaho Supervisory Excellence Program is a flexible, performance skills based program of learning designed to provide U of I supervisors and supervisor aspirants with an opportunity to develop supervisory competencies. The program enhances skill development in critical thinking, delegating, coaching, setting expectations, communication, organizational awareness, team leadership and human resources management.

The Program Objectives include: 

  1. Providing supervisors and administrators with tools and skills to hire and develop an effective team, manage optimal performance and maintain a positive work culture.
  2. Increasing supervisor and administrator knowledge in critical areas of legal and ethical compliance.
  3. Refining supervisory skills and facilitate a communication network.

There are several benefits participants may enjoy as a result of participating in this program: 

• Transition into supervisory roles more smoothly

• Achieve results with less stress

• Supervise more consistently

• Create a more supportive and productive work environment

• Enhance your supervisory skills

• Enhance your career competitiveness


Who Should Attend: Individuals who are not in a supervisory role but need to get work done through others or those who aspire to a supervisory role.

Description: This program equips participants with the foundational concepts and skills to enable them to manage teams to perform to their highest potential. Participants will learn essential skills to gain the respect and support of others, as well as how to build influence without designated authority. They will learn strategies to leverage their role within the organization to lead, handle different personality types, solve problems, make decisions, become a change manager, and build solid long-lasting working relationships.

Topics to be covered include: communication essentials, team building, stress management, time management, making meetings work, problem solving and decision making

Frequency/Duration: Enrollment is ongoing. 1-2 workshops offered each month. 

Certificate of Completion Requirements: Completion of annual Work-Related Training and (1) Building Team Relationships (2) Communication Essentials  (3) Decision Making Styles (4) Goal Setting & Time Management (5) Managing Conflict and (6) Managing Stress.

Who Should Attend: Participation limited to U of I employees with current appointments as lead, supervisor or manager.

Description: The Basic Leadership Development for Supervisors Program is designed to provide U of I supervisors with the foundational concepts and skills needed to be successful in leading employees to perform at their highest potential. 

Topics to be Covered Include: Understanding leadership roles, improving communication skills, creating a productive, respectful work environment, motivating and evaluating performance, coaching and managing differences

Frequency/Duration: Enrollment is ongoing. Basic Program 1-2 workshops each month. 

Certificate of Completion Requirements: Completion of  annual Work-Related Training, all U of I Supervisor Required Training and (1) Building Team Relationships (2) Coaching for Employee Success (3) Communication Essentials (4) Creating an Inclusive Campus (5) Leadership Essentials 1 (6) Leadership Essentials 2 (7) Managing Conflict and 5 electives from the Basic Leadership Development Program Electives List. 

Who Should Attend: Participation limited to U of I employees who have completed the Basic Leadership Development for Supervisors Program and/or a minimum 3 years experience as a supervisor. 

Description: The Advanced Leadership Development for Supervisors Program is designed to provide continued professional development for U of I supervisors. This program will explore ways to create an ethical and inclusive work environment and provide opportunities for peer-sharing on leadership strategies, tools and techniques to deal with challenging workplace issues.  

Topics to be Covered Include: Modifying your leadership style to fit the situation, managing conflict, strategies and techniques for motivating and engaging employees and leveraging diversity. 

Frequency/Duration: Enrollment is ongoing. 1-2 workshops offered each month. 

Certificate of Completion Requirements: Completion of annual Work-Related Required Training, all U of I Supervisor Required Training and (1) Communication Essentials (2) Building Team Relationships  (3) Leading Change (4) Managing Conflict (5) Managing Diversity in the Workplace (6) Overcoming Unconscious Bias (7) Respectful Communication and 5 electives from the Advanced Leadership Development Program Electives List. 

Certificate of Completion

To receive a certificate of completion, participants must complete all of the requirements of their program. You will need to fill out and submit the Personal Learning Record Sheet for your selected program to gsmu@uidaho.edu. Please contact Dusty Fleener at 208-885-2323 for more information.

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Physical Address:
Bruce Pitman Center
Room 041

Mailing Address:

875 Perimeter Drive MS 4241
Moscow, ID 83844-4241

Training Coordination:
208-885-2323
Email

Training Records/LMS:
Phone: 208-885-2323

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