September: Supervisors

In their responses to almost every Year of Innovation question, UI HR professionals have identified training for supervisors as a priority. This late September question explores how HR pros themselves currently help develop new supervisors—whether new hires or existing staff/faculty promoted to supervisory roles—and where they’d like to expand their work.

September 27 question — Responses

Question: You’re involved in welcoming and onboarding people new to supervisory roles. What innovative steps are you taking to support their success, and what other measures might enhance their knowledge and skills?

Call to action

Consider how you can build on colleagues’ ideas:

  • Choose an idea to develop: Select a single, specific suggestion—big or small—that has potential for your unit and put it to work.
  • Keep the conversation going: Ask unit colleagues and leaders what they think of the topic at hand.
  • Think bigger: Don’t see any ideas that resonate? Develop another solution that better addresses your innovation goals.

Download an at-a-glance summary of responses to supervisor preparation questions:

PDF iconInnovation summary for September: Supervisors