Human Resources Service Center

CSU Principles of Supervision Certificate Program


This CSU-designed, “Principles of Supervision” training program covers basic supervision skills to include performance management, developing direct reports, guiding and organizing the work, managing relationships, and managing yourself.

Come learn perspectives and styles of management, as well as:

  • Coaching and communicating with direct reports
  • How to guide work
  • Corrective action
  • Performance evaluation input
  • What good supervisors do (and don’t do)
  • Learn more about yourself and your management style

This course is delivered in a 8-day, 7 module format and requires approximately 20 hours (total) to complete both the pre-work and in-class modules.

Register: Request to Participate

Instructors: Shar Krater (Associate Director for Training and Development, Associated Students HR) and Beverly Gentry (Manager of Professional Development)

Audience: For leads, new managers and chairs. Due to the time commitment, Leads must have manager approval. Limited seating due to interactive activities. 

Request to Participate (by 1/23/2023) In-Person

This training is limited to leads, supervisors, chairs, and first-time managers. This series requires a time commitment of 20 hours (for pre-work and in-person meetings) and permission from your manager. To reserve a seat, please submit a Request to Participate by 1/23/2023.

There is both a minimum and maximum enrollment for this program - so please request to participate early!

Program Schedule for In-Person

Participants must attend all sessions to receive a Certification of Completion. Each session is on a Tuesday from 8:30-11:00 AM. There are 7 modules + graduation. There is pre-work to be completed prior to each class.

  • 2/07/2023, KNDL 207
  • 2/14/2023, CLSA 100 A
  • 2/21/2023, KNDL 207
  • 2/28/2023, KNDL 207
  • 3/07/2023, KNDL 207
  • 3/21/2023, KNDL 207
  • 3/28/2023, KNDL 207

Program Modules 2023+ for In-Person

Each module has asynchronous pre-work available through CSU Learn. Pre-work ranges from 10 to 30 minutes (depending on the module) and is required prior to classes which are 2 to 2.5 hours in length (including a break at mid-point). Review Six Roles of a Leader for more information on Lead6 Roles.

Monthly course listing
Live Class ModulesPre-WorkLEAD6 Role
M1 - Introduction to SupervisionM1 pre-work ~ 20m
M2 – Managing YourselfM2 pre-work ~ 20mFacilitating Change
M3 – Managing PerformanceM3 pre-work ~ 20mManaging Talent and
Inspiring Performance
M4 – Motivation and EngagementM4 pre-work ~ 25mBuilding a Team
M5 – Evaluation and FeedbackM5 pre-work ~ 20mInspiring Performance
M6 – Guiding and Organizing the WorkM6 pre-work ~ 30mStructuring Work
M7 – Team Culture and RelationshipsM7 pre-work ~ 20mBuilding a Team and
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