Supervisor Pathways registration for 2021 begins on Nov. 9

Published: November 04, 2020

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Since January, more than 200 current and aspiring supervisors have started their Supervisor Pathways journey. The program is already benefitting participants, helping them gain confidence while they develop and enhance their supervisory skills, knowledge and abilities.

What is Supervisor Pathways?

Supervisor Pathways is equipping supervisors with meaningful knowledge, skills and behaviors necessary to be an effective manager and a developer of others. The Pathways program includes a range of classes designed with the university in mind. Classes are free and open to all faculty and staff over a two-year schedule.

To “complete the path”, participants:

• Attend the Supervisor Pathways full-day orientation which includes MG400: Management Fundamentals.

• Complete 26 classes (1/3 of the program; two-year minimum to complete).

• Actively participate in a year-long Community of Practice (1/3 of the program).

• Complete a Pathways Project (1/3 of the program) that will connect course work and learnings to operations or process improvement in the participant’s current position.

What if I’m Not a Supervisor?

Employees who seek a supervisory role work toward Supervisor Pathways completion at their own pace and complete classes in any order.

There is no time limit for aspiring supervisors to complete the path.

How Do I Apply?

Registration will open Nov. 9, for the sessions beginning in January 2021 (Jan. 11 and 25). There are only 100 spots available for both sessions combined, and they will be allotted on a first-come, first-served basis.

After the 100 spots fill, those interested may sign up to be included on a waitlist. Those on the waitlist will be notified by Jan. 6, if they have been placed in a 2021 orientation. If not, waitlisted participants will be included in the spring 2022 orientation and are encouraged to begin taking the courses listed in the Pathway now to build up their transcripts.

Prior to registration, employees are strongly encouraged to check out the Supervisor Pathways website, review the syllabus and discuss this opportunity with their supervisor.

For more information, email

Submitted by: Patrick Johnston