The Office of Talent Management within the Office of Human Resources offers many training sessions geared toward managers and supervisors, as well as aspiring leaders at any level of the organization. Visit their website for a complete listing, but here are a few key programs that will benefit you in your daily interactions as a supervisor:
Principles of Supervision and Management (PSM)
Principles of Supervision and Management consists of 11 half-day or 5 1/2 full-day workshops. These are foundation workshops intended primarily for new managers and supervisors. Any managers or supervisors of non-student employees who are not represented by a bargaining unit are eligible for these workshops.
Excellence in Supervision and Management
The Excellence in Management Supervision Certificate Program offered by the Office of Talent Management (OTM) is intended to support the professional development pathways of experienced managers and supervisors who aspire to outstanding skills development and competency in their supervisory work. Participants are requested to have taken Principles of Supervision and Management (PSM) prior to this program or a similar professional development program.
Program Overview (FP2L)
Fully Prepared to Lead is a comprehensive, competency-based development program designed to help individuals master the knowledge, skills, and tools for effective leadership. Participation is open to everyone and is not limited to those informal supervisory or management roles.
FP2L recently adopted the Coordinated Leadership Initiative (CLI) leadership competencies to ensure shared language and skill-building around leadership across campus. These competencies are as follows:
2. Interpersonal Communication
3. Supporting the Learning and Development of Others
4. Honoring Context and Culture
5. Decision Making
6. Fostering Bridge Building and Collaboration
7. Moving Ideas into Action
Thrive at UW-Madison
Thrive at UW-Madison consists of courses designed to help UW-Madison staff and faculty discover skills, knowledge, and abilities that allow them to uniquely contribute to their team and/or organization. Each course provides important tools for building one’s capacity to communicate effectively, gain a better understanding of themselves, their organization, and the UW campus culture, and thereby, contribute to creating a healthy, inclusive, and engaging work environment. UW-Madison employees are encouraged to participate in learning opportunities that maximize their ability to grow personally and professionally.
Check out the Office of Talent Management website for more details on all of these offerings, as well as many other programs and resources for you to leverage in your role as a supervisor.
There is also general information for situations such as conflict resolution on this site, with links to articles and assistance.