Supervisor Training@Iowa

Supervisor Training@Iowa aims to establish a comprehensive approach to supervisory development at the University of Iowa. Phase one focuses on:
  • Training staff and faculty in supervisory roles to develop common knowledge, strengthen supervisory skills, and promote consistent, equitable employment practices.
  • Complete training for current supervisors by December 2020.

Supervisors can choose from online or in-person training, or successfully complete online assessments to test out of three of four required sessions. Learn about taking the training, including instructions for choosing and enrolling in your preferred type of training.

Focusing on Fundamentals

 Curricula for the new training was developed during fall 2019 with emphasis on:

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Creating an equitable and inclusive team culture

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Engaging employees to maximize performance

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Enhancing performance coaching, management, and documentation

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Ensuring consistent hiring, onboarding, compensation practices

Request Departmental Training

Departments can request to host training for their supervisors by completing a Workflow document that will be approved by their departmental Senior HR Leader and routed to UI Learning & Development. Departments can request to host the training sessions in a series, as a full half-day session, or a la carte to supplement existing campus-wide training sessions. Click Request Departmental Training below, log into Workflow with your HawkID and password, and complete the form. 

Please note: Due to a high volume of departmental requests, the further out the request, the greater the likelihood for scheduling to be accommodated.

Request  Departmental Training

    Supervisors' Toolbox

    This guide to online resources, policies, and training materials is designed to complement Supervisor Training@Iowa courses. Check the toolbox regularly for updates.

    Planning for Future Needs

    Once training for current supervisors is complete, the project may expand to:

    • Phase 2: Leadership competency development and implementation, ongoing training for new supervisors
    • Phase 3: Curriculum enhancements, additional leadership development, expansion to other supervisory groups
    Contact Information

    Organizational Effectiveness

    Campus Address
    121-50 USB
    Mailing Address

    121 University Services Building, Suite 50
    Iowa City, IA 52242-1911
    United States