Applications open July 1 for the fall 2024 cohort of supervisors.
Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Whether you're a new supervisor or want to refresh well-worn skills, the PASS (Practical Applications of Supervisory Skills) certificate program aims to provide leadership lessons you can use daily.

PASS is offered twice a year and is intended for new and aspiring supervisors with zero to four years of experience in a leadership role. The free, virtual sessions include group activities, presentations, group discussions, and online learning opportunities. The PASS cohort collaborates with a diverse array of campus leaders to work through the curriculum.

"The PASS experience was very beneficial," said a past participant. "From learning and skill development spread over multiple weeks to collaborating with colleagues in managerial roles across campus, PASS gives you a toolkit for success."

The program contains eight courses, a series wrap-up, and reflection. Elements of the curriculum include writing and documenting SMART goals; practicing emotional intelligence; using the DISC Behavioral Assessment Tool; leading diverse teams, and more.

"The class assignments have us apply the lessons to real-world scenarios, making them meaningful and memorable," another participant said. "As a result, PASS has empowered me with a wealth of information and resources needed to navigate the complexities of leadership with knowledge and confidence. The series is extremely enjoyable and worth the time investment. I highly recommend PASS to all new supervisors."

Applications open July 1 for the fall 2024 cohort.

For information about other leadership programs offered by Organizational Effectiveness, such as team coaching, UI LEAD, and the Executive Leadership Academy, visit the Leadership Development webpage.