CU Manager Essentials Program

The CU Manager Essentials Program is your key to a successful and fulfilling career at CU Anschutz. To equip you for success, this multi-part program offers a comprehensive online curriculum tailored to our unique university environment.

Dive into university-specific topics such as effective communication, conflict resolution, HR policies and procedures, and more.

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CU Manager Essentials Program

The CU Manager Essentials Program offers a collection of curated materials tailored for both new and existing CU supervisors and managers. These programs cover a spectrum of CU-specific topics aimed at equipping supervisors and managers with the skills to thrive within the university environment. Additionally, you will have access to LinkedIn Learning certificate programs to further develop your general supervisor/manager skills.

Who is this program for?

These programs are most suited for new and existing supervisors and managers within the schools, colleges, and departments at the university. It is recommended that the CU specific content be taken within the first six months of becoming a supervisor at the university to get the most benefit from the materials. As for the certificate programs, it is recommended that individuals take these courses within the first year of becoming a supervisor or manager.

CU specific content topics:

  • Policies and procedures supervisors and managers should be aware of
  • Understand HR from a supervisor and manager perspective
  • Employee relations basics
  • HR operations basics
  • Hiring, job descriptions, and compensation
  • Performance evaluations

Certificate programs covering skills and competencies important to building your supervisor and management skills such as:

  • Emotional intelligence
  • Building trust
  • Holding difficult conversations
  • Thinking strategically
  • Communication skills
  • And much more


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CU Specific Courses: Currently under development and will be available soon. Come back for more information.

LinkedIn Learning Certificates

LinkedIn Learning professional certificate Human Skills for Managers Professional Certificate - duration 5 hours 31 minutes
LinkedIn Learning professional certificate Essential Business Communication Skills - duration 7 hours 37 minutes

Human Skills for Managers Professional Certificate

Essential Business Communication Skills Professional Certificate

Topics Covered:

  • Developing Your Emotional Intelligence
  • How to Think Strategically
  • Communication Skills for Modern Management
  • Why Trust Matters
  • Quick Scripts for Difficult Conversations
  • Leading with Stability during Times of Change and Disruption
  • Leading and Motivating People with Different Personalities
  • Human Leadership
  • Talking about Mental Health as a Leader

Topics Covered:

  • Communicating with Confidence
  • Effective Listening
  • Conflict Resolution Foundations
  • Developing a Feedback Mindset to Accelerate Your Career
  • Digital Body Language
  • Influencing Others
  • Communicating about Culturally Sensitive Issues
  • Communicating with Emotional Intelligence
  • Writing Email
LinkedIn Learning learning path Manage Remote and Hybrid Teams as a Middle Manager - duration 4 hours 47 minutes
LinkedIn Learning learning path Manage Remote and Hybrid Teams as a New Manager - duration 5 hours 35 minutes

Manage Remote and Hybrid Teams as a Middle Manager

Manage Remote and Hybrid Teams as a New Manager

Topics Covered:

  • Hybrid Team building with Purpose
  • Onboarding in the Hybrid/Remote Workplace
  • Virtual Performance Reviews and Feedback
  • OKRs to Drive Alignment, Autonomy, and Accountability in a Hybrid Workplace
  • Overcome the Productivity Perception Gap as a Manager
  • Building Your Visibility Online as a Remote Manager
  • Communicating Across Cultures Virtually

Topics Covered:

  • Leading at a Distance
  • Managing Virtual Teams
  • How to Become an Effective Remote Manager
  • Virtual and Hybrid Meeting Essentials
  • Virtual Team Building Activities to Cultivate Culture Remotely
  • Communicating Across Cultures Virtually

CU Anschutz Management Essentials Series

LinkedIn Learning learning series C-U Anschutz Management Essentials part 1 - duration 5 hours 36 minutes

CU Anschutz Management Essentials: Part 1

Topics Covered:

  • Communication
  • Coaching and Feedback
  • Employee Relations


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