Manager Certification Program: Cohort Track

The Manager Certification Program Cohort Track offers a unique 8-month in-person experience designed to propel aspiring and existing managers to new heights. Gain foundational skills and knowledge alongside a supportive cohort, fostering collaboration and real-time learning.

Explore this page for all the details you need, including an overview of the program, FAQs, and clear nomination requirements.

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Cohort Track

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:

  • on-the-job (OJT) work experience,
  • coaching /mentoring from the person’s supervisor and/or other key individuals, and
  • 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.

Participants in the cohort program will complete the curriculum together by meeting once a month in-person for 8-months.

How to develop a leader pie chart, training 10%, coaching 35%, on the job Experience 55%


Nominations from across campus will be accepted for the fall 2024 cohort through June 30, 2024. Participants will be notified if they have been accepted into the program after this date. The cohort is expected to begin in mid-August 2024.

Manager Certification Program Nomination Form



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 to


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Manager Certification Program Guide: Cohort Specific

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General Development Plan (Fillable)

Download the PDF development plan

Manager Certification Competency Map: Cohort Specific

Download the PDF competency map

Manager Certification Cohort Program Schedule 2024-2025

Download the PDF Cohort Program Schedule


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