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MANAGE YOUR DOMINION:Supervisor Essentials Training

Manage Your Dominion

 Certificate Program |  3 Days |  Synchronous |  Online |  Registration Required

If you currently supervise classified employees, then Supervisor Essentials Training is for you! The HR Employee Relations Team has developed a three-day progressive training program that equips you with the resources you need to succeed in your supervisory role.

  • Learn about the State and University policies directly associated with supervising classified employees.
  • Experience interactive learning opportunities to build your knowledge, skills and abilities as a supervisor.
  • Develop effective methods of supervision to enhance employee satisfaction and promote a positive and productive working relationship between you and your classified staff.

Certificate Requirements

Day 1

Supervisor Essentials I

Module One: Role of Supervisor & Module Two: Performance Management

Day 2

Supervisor Essentials II

Module Three: Progressive Discipline

Day 3

Supervisor Essentials III

Module Four: Grievance Process

 Who is Eligible?

  • Administrative Professional Faculty
  • Classified Employees

 3-Day Attendance is Required

Supervisor Essentials is an interactive and progressive three-day training. To ensure quality and transfer of learning, participants must attend all three courses in order to receive a certificate of completion.

 Print Your Own Training Materials

A link to training materials will be sent one week before scheduled course(s). Attendees are responsible for printing their own copies of training materials.

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Register Online

Self-registration is available online. Please register for each day separately listed in the online calendar so that you will receive credit for your attendance. Approval from your supervisor is required before registering.


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Do I have to register for Supervisor Essentials classes?

Yes, you must register online to attend and receive credit for the classes. Please register for each class separately to receive attendance credit for each class.

How do I register for classes?

  • Go to our Registration page
  • Click on the course title Supervisor Essentials I
  • Click the "Sign Up" button
  • Enter your name and ODU email, then click "Save"
  • Repeat the above steps for Supervisor Essentials II and III

Please obtain supervisor approval before registering for a course.

Do I have to attend all 3 classes?

Yes. Supervisor Essentials is an interactive and progressive three-day training. To earn your Supervisor Essentials certificate, you must attend all three classes, in order.

Who do I contact if I need help?

Please contact the Employee Relations Team for questions, information, or help regarding the Supervisor Essentials training certificate program.

For issues or technical difficulties with registration, please contact the HR Training & Organization Development Team by sending an email to hrtraining@odu.edu.

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