University of Minnesota
Office of Human Resources

The University of Minnesota offers development opportunities for supervisors and managers, at all stages of their careers. 

We are redesigning our leadership programs to align more directly with the University’s strategic plan and so are suspending workshops currently scheduled for 2014. We hope to have more information to share with you in early 2014.

Please watch for news on our website at You can indicate your interest in a workshop by going to, browse for the workshop you’re interested in and select the link, “Notify me when sessions are scheduled,” on the pop-up box.

If you have specific questions about programming, you can reach us at

Foundations of Leadership has replaced Keys

Organizational Effectiveness is pleased to announce that Keys to Supervision (AKA "Keys") training has been re-designed to better meet the needs of University of Minnesota leaders.  To signal the fact it has been updated, the course has been re-named Foundations of Leadership. 

Intro to Situational Leadership II

The Intro to Situational Leadership II course offers a proven method for effectively managing and developing people, time, and resources. It's designed to increase the frequency and quality of conversations between managers and staff so that competence is developed, commitment is gained, and talented individuals are retained.

People Leadership Skills & Lab Courses

People Leadership Skills Curriculum (formerly Core Skills program) is designed to help new and experienced supervisors review the basic skills needed for effective supervision.

Lab Courses are stand-alone sessions that address general supervisory skills. Courses are intended for both new and experienced supervisors.

Supervisor Training Resources

These supervisor training resources will help supervisors dig deeper into selected topics.

Additional Resources

Online resources for supervising student employees

Supervising student employees can present unique challenges. Here are some resources that can help.

Supervising Student Employees

EOAA Educational Programming

Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action offers educational programs and training opportunities on topics related to diversity, affirmative action, and intercultural communication. A calendar of available programs may be viewed at the EOAA website.

Say Thank You!

When was the last time you received positive feedback for a job well done?

If you’ve had an exceptional experience and would like to say thanks, send a thank you card and recognize someone's effort. You'll make their day!

Send a Thank You Card