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Managing at UF: The Supervisory Challenge

Managing at UF: The Supervisory Challenge

Managing at UF: The Supervisory Challenge is designed to provide University of Florida leaders with meaningful information about the knowledge, skills, and behaviors necessary for being an effective manager in our diverse university environment.

In the fall of 2010, Managing at UF: The Supervisory Challenge was redesigned to align with the University of Florida’s Leadership/Management Competency Model, with new workshops and certification requirements. This certification includes a range of workshops designed with UF in mind. Workshops are free and open to all faculty and staff who are interested in learning more about being an effective manager.

To achieve the “Managing at UF” certification, participants will attend ten required workshops and two electives—for a total of 12 workshops. Employees who choose to work toward the Managing at UF: The Supervisory Challenge certificate can do so at their own pace and complete workshops in any order. There is no time limit for completion of the new certificate.

Certain workshops taken under the earlier version of the “Supervisory Challenge” certification will count toward this new certification as well.

Here’s an overview of the Challenge. For detailed descriptions and a schedule, please see the Courses page.

Required Courses

You must complete all 10 required courses listed below.

Course Code Course Name Quadrant
SCS010 HR 101 for Beginners: What Everyone Needs to Know About Human Resources Generate Alignment
SCS014 Communication for Managers Create & Communicate Vision
SCS020 Coaching for Success Cultivate Talent
SCS025 Accountability in the Workplace Generate Alignment
SCS030 Power of Feedback Cultivate Talent
SCS035 Leveraging Emotional Intelligence for Effective Leadership Build Trust
SCS040 Interviewing and Hiring Cultivate Talent
SCS045 Thinking Strategically: Using Vision, Purpose, and Goals to Get Results Create & Communicate Vision
SCS055 Inspiring Trust: Begin an Example, Setting a Standard Build Trust
SCS100 What to Do First When Everything is Important: Planning, Priorities, and Delegation Generate Alignment

Elective Courses

You must complete 2 elective courses from the selections below.

Course Code Course Name Quadrant
GET240 Inclusive Leadership Build Trust
LES050 Leading the Challenge of Change Create & Communicate Vision
PRO301 UF101: What Every Employee Should Know About the University of Florida Create & Communicate Vision
SCS015 The New Manager Build Trust
SCS060 Relationship Strategies Create & Communicate Vision
SCS065 Cultivating Judgment: Critical Thinking for Complex Work Environments Generate Alignment
SCS075 Leading a Team Cultivate Talent
SCS080 Making Meetings Work Cultivate Talent
SCS085 Leading with Courage Cultivate Talent
SCS200 From Manager to Motivator Build Trust
SCS300 Mastering the Challenge of Managing Employees Generate Alignment