Supervising at Iowa

If you are searching for the required Supervisor Training@Iowa series, please go to Supervisor Training@Iowa.

If you are looking for the Supervising@IOWA website, this is the correct place, and we have some information for you. 

Are you interested in the series, or currently working on a Supervising@Iowa (S@I) certificate? We're working on a rebranding effort so that the name will stand alone and not cause confusion with the new supervisor training that launched in January 2020.

The spring S@I electives are listed below; the core programs will resume in the fall under the new name. Check back to this web page for more updates as the rebranding efforts continue. We look forward to continuing to serve your supervisory learning and development needs.


March 26, 2020 | 9:00 am - 10:30 am (east side location) - CANCELLED

April 1, 2020 | 9:00 am - 10:30 am (west side location) - CANCELLED

Today more than ever, resilience is a skill that is needed in the workplace. Employees and Supervisors are experiencing on-going change, taking on new responsibilities, learning new skills, and handling more in general.  Resilience is the ability of people to respond appropriately to challenges and stress, and then move forward.  Highly resilient people cope well with adversity and learn valuable lessons from challenging experiences. This class offers skills to increase resilience so we’re more satisfied and productive - on or off the job.

April 9, 2020 | 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm (east side location) - CANCELLED

April 29, 2020 | 9:00 am - 10:30 am (west side location) - CANCELLED

From time to time, supervisors may have concerns for a staff member. Maybe they are struggling with a personal problem or maybe there is a decline in their work performance. Recognizing the signs and learning what you as a supervisor can do to assist are essential to productivity and morale. Learn about what you can do to help a troubled employee and where to go for needed resources.

April 15, 2020 | 8:30 am – 11:00 am (west side location)

April 22, 2020 | 9:00 am – 11:30 am (east side location)

Increase your effectiveness in supporting employees with disabilities; learn when you should be talking and how to talk with employees about health conditions; gain leave management strategies including strategies to increase attendance and options to benefit your employees and your department.

June 17, 2020 | 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm (east side location)

June 19, 2020 | 9:00 am - 11:00 am (west side location)

Want to be in the driver’s seat when initiating change? This course will offer you the basics of change management, so your new initiatives don't get lost in the dust. Just like every road trip needs a good map, so do agents of change. In this class, participants will identify the predictable patterns of change and strategies for effectively leading your team through change initiatives. Participants will also discuss possible barriers that can derail your change efforts and techniques to overcome them. While this class won’t eliminate all the bumps that come with change, it will allow you to help make the transition as smooth as possible for your team.

May 14, 2020 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm (east side location) - CANCELLED

May 21, 2020 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm (west side location) - CANCELLED

Supervisors often need to have difficult conversations with employees to address concerns about performance, behavior, attendance, and other sensitive issues. This workshop is designed to help supervisors develop the skills to have more productive conversations about challenging topics.

ICON Elective Course

Creating a Welcoming Workplace (ICON)

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Contact Information

Learning and Development

Campus Address
121-51 USB
Mailing Address

121 University Services Building, Suite 51
Iowa City, IA 52242-1911
United States