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This guided online orientation contains research-based supervisory practices with a context specific to the University of Minnesota’s policies, procedures, governance and priorities. Learn what it means to be a supervisor at the University of Minnesota and build awareness about details specific to you and your direct reports. 

New Supervisor Orientation Flyer

  
Designed for
New Supervisors

 
Format
Online Asynchronous 
Facilitator-led

 
Duration
4 weeks
2-4 hours per week

 
Certificate
New Supervisor
Orientation Certificate

 
Registration
Self-Registration
on Training Hub

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Who should Enroll?

  • Those who are new to supervision, or new to supervising at the University of Minnesota
  • Current employees who have acquired direct reports and haven’t supervised others before 

Registration and Course Dates

2022 Upcoming Courses

Course Objectives

  • Identify strategies to address key challenges new supervisors face
  • Describe the University’s expectations for supervisory roles and responsibilities
  • Learn about the best practices in giving feedback and performance management
  • Gain insight into specifics of the University landscape (key initiatives, policies, employee groups) and how they may affect your role
  • Locate support and resources to improve your supervisory skills and become a more effective supervisor
  • Build the learning plan that will help you improve your supervisory skills and knowledge beyond the course

Course Expectations

Course Commitment

The four-week course requires approximately 2-4 hours per week.

Certificate/Training record

Participants who complete the course will earn a certificate and course completion on their University of Minnesota training record.

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Learn and Connect

  • Independent learning: Activities include topic readings and videos and written reflection assignments

  • Applied learning: Through assignments, you will connect with your manger and others and reflect on how the topics relate to your work

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Build Awareness and Measure Progress

Supervisory Readiness Assessment at the beginning of the program helps identify current gaps, and provide focus on how to bridge them.

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Plan the Next Steps

Create a Learning Plan that outlines your next steps, including:

• Reflections on what you have learned

• Action(s) you’re going to take and what impact you hope to have