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 is offered to enhance professional knowledge, build key skills and develop self-confidence. Upon completion of six (6) required courses and two (2) electives, a certificate is awarded. Taken together with the Supervising at RIT: Human Resource Practices & Employment Law Overview Certificate new leaders have a strong foundation in both general management and critical RIT practices and resources!

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 to those who complete Employment Law Overview plus four (4) sessions offered by Human Resources. Due to the changing nature of the content, managers are encouraged to retake sessions every two years.