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As a supervisor, your responsibilities include leading people and managing processes. The Supervisory Excellence Program provides important information through classroom instruction and peer discussion to support your success in a supervisory role at the University of Georgia. 

Program Objectives

By participating in the Supervisory Excellence Program, participants will:

  • Contribute to the University of Georgia’s commitment to excellence by increasing their supervisory knowledge and skills
  • Build campus-wide relationships and gain a better understanding of overall university operations
  • Immediately be able to put into practice the new knowledge and skills learned in order to improve their management styles and workplace environments          


Important Programming Update

Training & Development is redesigning the Supervisory Excellence Program (SEP) to enhance course content and better address the responsibilities of supervising at the University of Georgia.

If you were taking SEP courses prior to October 2017, please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions page for information about completing the Certificate in Supervisory Excellence under the previous guidelines.


Programming for Winter 2018:


Supervisory Excellence Fundamentals - Offered February 27-28

Supervisory Excellence Fundamentals is a new foundational program designed to deliver the most essential knowledge and tools for supervising at UGA. During a day and a half of instruction and discussion with fellow supervisors, participants will learn the ins and outs of employment guidelines and policies and managing a staff.

Fundamentals is:
  • Intended for supervisors, new and veteran
  • Strongly encouraged for all employees who hold a supervisory role at UGA
  • 1.5 days
  • Offered 4 times/year
  • Required under the new guidelines for earning the Certificate in Supervisory Excellence (coming later in 2018)

View the full agenda for the February 27-28 Fundamentals program.

Register via the UGA Employee Self-Service site under the Training & Development menu.



Professional Development Circle: New Supervisors - Beginning January 22

A Professional Development Circle (PDC) is a small, organized group of professionals bounded by a common interest and a commitment to learning together. The group meets 1/month for 6 months to engage in dialogue and co-inquiry around a specific topic.

This PDC for new supervisors focuses on developing the mindset and the skillset to successfully manage people for the first time. This opportunity is open to any UGA staff or faculty member who manages people and has less than 2 years of experience in a supervisory role.  The first 12 individuals to register will make up the PDC.

The PDC begins January 22, 2018 and will continue meeting on the last Monday of each month, 3:00-4:30 p.m., through June 2018.

Learn more about this opportunity for new supervisors and the commitment involved.

Register via the UGA Employee Self-Service site under the Training & Development menu.


Coming later in 2018:

  • New guidelines for earning the Certificate in Supervisory Excellence
  • Additional courses for current and aspiring supervisors
  • Additional dates for Supervisory Excellence Fundamentals



Visit the Supervisory Excellence Program FAQs page.

For all other questions, contact Training and Development at or 706-542-7062.


Revised 12.20.17