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Become a Better Boss: Training for New Managers and Supervisors

Did you know that half of new managers say they feel unprepared for their new roles? The good news is, being an excellent manager or supervisor is a skill that you can learn!

UA's New Manager & Supervisor Training Program is designed to equip first-time managers and supervisors with the skills they need to succeed in their new roles. 

The six-week online course is taught by Tom Murray,  Director for Professional Development in Student Success and Retention Innovation at the University of Arizona.

Tom has been teaching leadership skills for fifteen years and has over twenty years of experience as a supervisor and manager in a variety of industries. He says: 

"In my time working in retail, foodservice, and education, I have managed well over 500 people. In all of that work, one thing has become clear to me - successful management is not just about technical proficiency. It is about interpersonal skills."

The New Manager and Supervisor Training course will help you:

  • Learn about yourself and your strengths, using the CliftonStrengths assessment tool
  • Apply those strengths in your new role
  • Develop the interpersonal skills required to be a successful supervisor

The class also equips you with different strategies for what Tom calls the "most important and often most difficult things you need to be able to do as a supervisor": fostering teamwork, managing conflict and providing critical feedback

While this course is designed for new supervisors and managers who want to be successful in their new roles, it can also help experienced supervisors and managers improve their skills.

As Tom says, "Very few people have actually learned how to be a supervisor. And because of that, this course is going to put you ahead of the curve."

Ready to get a head-start on success in your new role?

The course runs from September 9 - October 20, 2019. It is fully online, and you have 24/7 access to course materials. 

Fee: $989 ($899 for military and for UA faculty and staff)

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