This program includes a core curriculum and a set of elective courses. Leading others requires individuals to acquire and grow a new set of skills and abilities. The courses in this program have been chosen to provide leads, supervisors, managers, and individuals looking to move into one of these roles with foundational tools to help them be successful. Developing as a leader goes beyond attending formal courses. Research shows that leadership potential is developed three distinct ways: 1) on-the-job (OJT) work experience, 2) coaching/mentoring from the person’s supervisor and/or other key individuals, and 3) formal classroom/virtual training.
A good manager must be able to handle a variety of situations. The courses in this program range in competencies and topics that will help a manager navigate these situations. The courses can be taken in any order and as time permits and approved by the individual’s manager/supervisor. These courses are offered on a variety of platforms from attending instructor led courses to on-line such as SkillSoft, Zoom and Canvas.
As with any program, we will review feedback and determine if modifications should be made to the program. If you have any questions or would like to discuss how we can further customize this program for your department, please feel free to reach out
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Program Guide: Introduces the program, presents the curriculum, defines competency categories, gives direction for nomination and answers FAQs.
Program Tracker: Plan and track progress while in the program. Submit this for a request for certification of completion. Will be provided after supervisor nomination.
Development Plan: To assist individuals and managers in creating annual development plan. To be used to identify skills/competency development, coaching opportunities, on-the-job training, and course selection. This template is intended to be the participant's roadmap and conversation tool for the participant and manager to discuss progress throughout the program. Will be provided after employee request for nomination and supervisor nomination.
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The program guides you through various competencies to build your capacity to manage teams effectively. I found it extremely helpful as I’m new to my role managing people to identify my strengths, what I need to improve on, and have the training/tools available to me through this program. The program takes time but don’t rush it. It’s important to allow yourself the time to process after trainings/classes and try the new things that you learn.
Alejandra Santisteban - Graduated 09-29-23
The first step to becoming an exceptional leader is to understand that leadership is more than just a position. Being a good leader involves developing exceptional emotional intelligence, communication, conflict management, strategic planning, and productivity skills. I wanted to make a conscious decision to be someone worth following and wanted to brush up on these skills. This Manager Certification Program includes the fundamentals for leading a team successfully. The Learning & Development Team make the journey fun and allow you to engage with other leaders throughout the University in various platforms. I learned so much and am energized to lead by example!
Gloria Valdez - Graduated 08-02-23
I cannot emphasize what a HUGE difference having gone through the Manager Certification program has had on me both professionally and personally. Every topic in today’s working environment is covered at one point or another from managing virtual teams to having difficult conversations, identifying your leadership personality and using it to your advantage, and even developing well-thought-out goals for your employees. I can’t even begin to point out how helpful the manager Zoom meetings are because these are small groups where we discuss what we are learning and how it relates to past or current situations we are dealing with in our work environment. On top of having great materials, a wide range of great classes, and amazing instructors, the opportunity to network with current managers and managers-in-the-making is something I have not found anywhere else. The connections and friendships I’ve made through this program are going to stay with me and make my life easier as I continue to grow my career at the university.
Jerman Lopez - Graduated 08-01-23
The Manager Certification Program is an extremely worthwhile experience that provides a wide variety of tools and strategies for managing teams both large and small. It was a great opportunity to learn the foundations of successful management as well as a chance to learn more about myself as a leader and where I can improve. I would highly recommend this program to both new and experienced supervisors looking to build their skills as an efficient and effective manager.
Jennifer Cathcart - Graduated 05-24-23
This management training program has equipped me with the skills to influence decision-making, to create efficient processes and to develop an environment in which all team members are aligned on a common goal for supporting the University's Vision and Mission.
Chrystelle Garat-Carter - Graduated 05-24-23