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Supervisors lead people and manage processes.

Departments and units with skilled and knowledgeable supervisors strengthen the university as a whole. Good supervisors help faculty and staff better fulfill the mission of UGA and meet the grand challenges of our time.

The Supervision at UGA program provides education and experiences to support your success and growth in a supervisory role at the University of Georgia. 


By participating in the Supervision at UGA program, faculty and staff in supervisory roles will:

  • Grow their professional network of peer supervisors, allowing them to have a rich pool of experience at their fingertips
  • Identify their leadership and supervisory strengths, along with areas for growth
  • Outline the values of their unit, leading them to develop strategies to increase morale and engagement among their team
  • Navigate and manage change in a way that fosters team growth and development

The Supervision at UGA program consists of Supervisor Seminars, Supervisory Fundamentals, which lays the groundwork necessary to be a supervisor, and the UGA Supervisors' Academy, which builds upon that foundation.



Supervisor Seminars (new!)

The Supervisor Seminars are a collection of programs designed with current and aspiring supervisors in mind. Seminars may be panel discussions, lectures from experts, or activity-based workshops and are open to aspiring supervisors, experienced supervisors, and anyone in between looking to sharpen their supervising skills. The next Supervisor Seminar is: 

"What I Wish I Knew Then..." Panel Discussion

Thursday, December 13, 2018, 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Training & Development

A panel of UGA supervisors from Human Resources, Facilities Management, Franklin College Information Technology, and Housing will share with you advice and information they wish they had known when they first began supervising. Bring your questions for the panel and join the conversation. Whether you are an aspiring supervisor or an experienced one, this seminar is for you!


Supervisory Fundamentals

Offered November 26-27, 2018

Supervisory Fundamentals is a foundational program designed to deliver the most essential knowledge and tools for supervising at UGA. During 2 days of instruction and discussion with fellow supervisors, participants will learn the ins and outs of employment guidelines and policies and managing a staff.  Once you have completed this workshop, you will have a variety of tools that you can immediately put into practice.

Fundamentals is:

  • Open to current supervisors, new and veteran
  • Strongly encouraged for all employees who hold a supervisory role at UGA
  • 2 days
  • Offered 4 times/year
  • Required under the new guidelines for participating in the UGA Supervisors’ Academy

View the full schedule for the November 26-27 Fundamentals program here.

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


UGA Supervisors’ Academy

Offered twice/year, in fall and spring. Next Academy offered spring 2019. You must complete Supervisory Fundamentals before participating in the UGA Supervisors' Academy.

Sharpen the tools you gained in Supervisory Fundamentals and take your team from good to great! The UGA Supervisors’ Academy is a cohort-based program that provides a professional network of other supervisors navigating similar situations whose advice is rooted in knowledge of UGA’s policies, guidelines, and procedures.

The cohort will meet once per week for four weeks to discuss and learn crucial aspects of supervising: managing self, managing culture, managing teams, and managing change. View the session descriptions from fall 2018.

To enroll, you must:

  1. Be a current UGA supervisor, and
  2. Have completed the Supervisory Fundamentals program

The next UGA Supervisors' Academy schedule will be announced in January 2019.


Supervisor Programming Update

Supervisor Fundamentals + the UGA Supervisors’ Academy is the reimagined Supervisory Excellence Certificate Program. If you began the Supervisory Excellence Certificate Program prior to October 2017, and you have questions about completing this certificate, please visit the Supervisory Excellence Frequently Asked Questions page.

Looking for skills to become a supervisor?  

We strive to serve all employees looking for professional development opportunities. Take a look at the career development series and see what we offer.
Stay tuned for more professional development opportunities coming soon:
  • Future Supervisor Seminars
  • Online materials
  • Tips for interviewing for a supervisory role

Additional questions?

Please contact Training and Development at or 706-542-7062.


Revised 10.1.18