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Managers Cohort

Applications will open Monday, April 3rd for the 2023-24 cohort. Check back then for the link to apply!

Beginning each fall, managers have a unique opportunity to complete the “Managing at UF: The Supervisory Challenge” certificate program with a cohort of peers. Participating in the cohort can provide managers with a forum in which to discuss issues related to leadership and management with like-minded leaders on campus.

Some details of the program:

  • You must be a manager to attend these workshops. We define a manager as someone who provides feedback, approves vacation and time worked, and completes performance reviews of other UF employees.
  • As part of this program, each participant will engage in a 360-degree evaluation process to help direct their professional development. Designed to provide participants with insight into skills and behaviors needed to be effective leaders and based on the UF Leadership Competency Model, this 360-degree evaluation will provide feedback from the employee’s manager, peers, staff members, and others (identified by participant).
  • Spaces are limited. Managers who apply for the cohort option will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • A letter of support form from your immediate supervisor is also required as part of your application.
  • The cohort will meet once or twice a month starting in September through May. We ask that participants in the cohort group be able to commit to attend at least 12 out of the 15 scheduled workshops.
  • Each month, at least one of the workshops from the “Managing at UF: The Supervisory Challenge” will be offered especially for this cohort. In addition to having access to the training, participants will be able to network with the same group of managers over the course of two semesters to allow in-depth discussion of the content—and to provide an increased opportunity to learn from one another.

2022-2023 Managers Cohort Schedule

Course Date & Time
Kick-off session September 21, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.
SCS055 Inspiring Trust October 20, 8:30 a.m. to noon
SCS035 Emotional Intelligence November 16, 8:30 a.m. to noon
SCS030 What to do First When Everything is Important: Planning, Priorities and Delegation December 14, 8:30 a.m. to noon
SCS045 Thinking Strategically January 11, 8:30 to noon
SCS045 Accountability in the Workplace January 25, 8:30 a.m. to noon
Mid-point check-in February 8, 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
SCS101 HR 101 February 22, 8:30 a.m. to noon
SCS014 Communication for Managers March 8, 8:30 a.m. to noon
SCS040 Interviewing and Hiring March 22, 8:30 a.m. to noon
SCS030 Power of Feedback April 19, 8:30 a.m. to noon
SCS020 Coaching for Success May 17, 8:30 a.m. to noon
Wrap-up session May 24, 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.