Manage Your Dominion: Supervisor Essentials Training

Certificate Program

2 Days

Registration Required

If you currently supervise classified employees, then Supervisor Essentials Training is for you! The HR Employee Relations Team has developed a two-day progressive training program that equips you with the resources you need to succeed in your supervisory role.

  • Learn about the State and University policies directly associated with supervising classified employees.
  • Experience interactive learning opportunities to build your knowledge, skills and abilities as a supervisor.
  • Develop effective methods of supervision to enhance employee satisfaction and promote a positive and productive working relationship between you and your classified staff.

Certificate Requirements

Who is Eligible?

Administrative Professional Faculty and Classified Employees

Print Your Own Training Materials

A link to training materials will be sent one week before scheduled course(s). Attendees are responsible for printing their own copies of training materials.

2-Day Attendance is Required

Supervisor Essentials is an interactive and progressive two-day training. To ensure quality and transfer of learning, participants must attend both days in order to receive a certificate of completion.

Day 1

Supervisor Essentials I
Module One: Role of Supervisor & Module Two: Performance Management

Day 2

Supervisor Essentials II
Module Three: Progressive Discipline
Module Four: Grievance Process

Register Online

Self-registration is available online. Approval from your supervisor is required before registering.

Upcoming Classes

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Training Evaluation Form

How was your learning experience? Let us know! To provide exceptional customer services, we request that participants submit an online training evaluation form after each course.

Employee Relations Team

The HR Employee Relations (ER) Team designs and facilitates the Supervisor Essentials training program. Contact ER for questions or more information about the program.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, you must register online to attend and receive credit for the classes.

  • Go to our Registration page
  • Click on the course title Supervisor Essentials
  • Click the "Sign Up" button
  • Enter your name and ODU email, then click "Save"

Please obtain supervisor approval before registering for a course.

Yes. Supervisor Essentials is an interactive and progressive two-day training. To earn your Supervisor Essentials certificate, you must attend both days.

Please contact the Employee Relations Team for questions, information, or help regarding the Supervisor Essentials training certificate program.

For issues or technical difficulties with registration, please contact the HR Training & Organization Development Team at Or contact the training consultants individually: