Supervisors and Managers

We provide information sessions and skill development to support the unique learning needs of those managing others.

New Supervisors & Managers

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Congratulations on becoming a new manager!

A key characteristic of effective leaders is the desire to learn and grow. With this in mind, we recommend learning opportunities curated specifically for our first-time managers. The offerings provide a comprehensive foundation designed to support you as you lead and manage others, particularly in your first 12 months. Courses can be taken individually or as part of a certificate.

The New Supervisors & Managers Certificate enhances professional knowledge and builds key skills. It is awarded when a participant registers for the certificate in Talent Roadmap and completes six (6) required courses and two (2) electives. When taken together with the Supervising at RIT: Human Resource Practices & Employment Law Overview Certificate, new managers have a strong foundation in both general management and important legal and human resource practices.

Manager Foundations

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Manager Foundations provides important university information supporting managers in a supervisory capacity and in building an engaging workplace. Sessions are typically one to two hours in length and facilitated by RIT professionals from Human Resources, the Office of Legal Affairs, Diversity and Inclusion, Student Employment, and the Institute Audit, Compliance and Advisement. In addition to helpful information and guidance, staff professionals answer questions and provide additional resources and tools. 

Supervising at RIT: Human Resource Practices & Employment Law Certificate is awarded when a participant registers for the certificate in Talent Roadmap, and completes the Employment Law Overview and four (4) Human Resources courses. Participants can expect to learn up-to-date information regarding employment regulations and human resources policies and practices. New RIT managers are encouraged to complete this certificate. Due to the changeable nature of the information, all RIT managers are encouraged to periodically retake courses to keep current on important information and guidance.