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; required courses are indicated with an “R.” For detailed descriptions and a schedule, please see the Courses page.

Required/
Elective?
Course Number Workshop Designed to Cultivate the Competency of …

Build Trust

R SCS035 Leveraging Emotional Intelligence for Effective Leadership Emotional Intelligence
R SCS055 Inspiring Trust: Being an Example, Setting a Standard Integrity, Humility, Role Model
E SCS015 The New Manager Role Model, Humility
E SCS200 From Manager to Motivator Advocacy
E GET240 Inclusive Leadership Emotional Intelligence, Communication, Accountability, Coaching

Create and Communicate Vision

R SCS014 Communication for Managers Communication
R SCS045 Thinking Strategically: Using Vision, Purpose, and Goals to Get Results Strategic Thinking
E SCS060 Relationship Strategies Communication
E PRO301 UF101 Political Savvy
E LES050 Leading the Challenge of Change Political Savvy,Communication

Generate Alignment

R SCS025 Accountability in the Workplace:  A Manager’s Guide to High Standards, Great Results Accountability
R SCS100 What to Do First When Everything Is Important: Planning, Priorities, and Delegation Execution
R SCS010 HR 101: A Practical Guide to Fair and Legal Supervision Fair and Legal Management
E SCS012 Writing Performance Appraisals Fair and Legal Management
E SCS016 Finance for Managers Financial Management
E SCS065 Decision-Making Strategies for Managers Judgment
E SCS300 Mastering the Challenge of the Problem Employee Accountability

Cultivate Talent

R SCS020 Coaching for Success Coaching/Mentoring
R SCS030 Power of Feedback Coaching/Mentoring
R SCS040 Interviewing and Hiring: The Right Person for the Right Job Talent Selection
E SCS085 Leading with Courage: Dealing with Conflict, Bullies, and Difficult Conversations Communication, Resolve
E SCS075 Leading a Team Collaboration, Facilitative Decision-Making
E SCS080 Making Meetings Work Facilitative Decision-Making


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