Supervision Certificate Program - April 1 Cohort

Online | April 1, 2024 12:00 am ET - April 25, 2024 11:59 pm ET

Supervision Certificate Program - April 1 Cohort

Online | April 1, 2024 12:00 am ET - April 25, 2024 11:59 pm ET

Learn effective strategies for supervision and gain practical tools to support your team in just 4 weeks.


All too often in higher education, individuals move into a supervisory role without the necessary tools and skills to be successful. Particularly in today’s challenging environments, effective supervision is key to building an equally effective culture where each individual can contribute to team success.

Join us online for a four-week bootcamp specifically designed for higher education supervisors who are new to their roles or looking to deepen their skills.

Who should attend?

This program is primarily designed for those managing professional and/or student staff. If you are new to your role or want to hone your existing supervisory skills and approaches, this course is for you.

This event can earn you an Academic Impressions Digital Badge!

Academic Impressions now offers digital badges on select events! Digital badges are a powerful way to showcase your commitment to professional development and lifelong learning. Learn more about our badges here.

To earn your badge for this event: 

  • Watch all Course Videos that will cover the following: 
    • How to set up your supervisory relationship 
    • How to diagnosis employee performance issues and give and receive meaningful feedback 
    • Understanding conflict styles and establishing a team culture that embraces healthy conflict 
    • How to grow, motivate, and retain your staff 
  • Attend the Two Live Discussion Sessions 
  • Complete the assigned weekly activities 



Week 1: Setting up the Supervisory Relationship
Starting: April 1, 2024
Format: On-Demand | Time Commitment: Approximately 2 hours
The course begins with a session on how to better understand your supervisory style, articulate it to your direct reports as a means of setting up the relationship, and how you might adapt that style in line with your reports’ needs and what the situation calls for.



Week 2: Performance Management
Starting: April 8, 2024 | Live Session: April 12, 2024 (1:00 – 2:30 p.m. ET)
Format: On-Demand | Time Commitment: Approximately 3 hours
This week’s emphasis on performance management consists of two trainings: 1) diagnosing employee performance issues, and 2) offering and receiving meaningful feedback. You’ll then have a chance to apply what you learned and dialogue with peers in an end-of-week live session.



Week 3: Managing Conflict
Starting: April 15, 2024
Format: On-Demand | Time Commitment: Approximately 1.5 hours
In this week’s course, you’ll learn about conflict styles, different types of conflict, how you can establish a team culture that views conflict as positive and productive, and how to continue pushing that culture shift ahead even when team conflicts arise.



Week 4: Growing, Motivating, and Retaining Your Staff
Starting: April 22, 2024 | Live Session: THURSDAY, April 25, 2024 (1:00 – 2:30 p.m. ET)
Format: Live | Time Commitment: Approximately 2 hours 45 minutes
In this final week, we’ll touch on a variety of tools and techniques you can use to ensure your staff feel seen and valued and keep them growing and thriving.