Manager Certification Program:
Self-Paced Track

The self-paced Manager Certification Program is designed to empower aspiring and existing supervisors and managers with a flexible online curriculum designed to hone essential skills and knowledge.

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

Build your leadership toolkit at your own pace!

Self-Paced Track

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. These courses are offered on a variety of platforms from attending in-person instructor-led courses to online such as through our Learning Management System, Zoom, and Canvas.

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.

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

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 the Learning and Development team at


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Program Tools

Program Guide: Introduces the program, presents the curriculum, defines competency categories, gives direction for nomination and answers FAQs.

Manager Certification Program Guide

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.

Manager Certification Program Development Plan

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.

Manager Certification Program Tracker

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