Carnegie Mellon University

Attendees at Staff Supervisory Awareness Training session

November 20, 2023

Staff Supervisor Training Program Continues to Thrive

Whether offered virtually or in person, the Staff Supervisory Awareness Program provides fundamental skills to supervisors across CMU. The program, which launched in 2020, needed to be adapted for virtual delivery by the HR Learning and Development team. Despite the challenges faced while launching a program during a pandemic, the program has flourished and proven to be resilient.

After offering 15 virtual rounds of the program, HR’s Learning and Development team recently began offering sessions in the in-person format in which it was initially envisioned. The response to the in-person sessions demonstrates an added level of engagement for participants, who are able to connect with a variety of support resources available at CMU.

The Office of Human Resources continues to host virtual sessions via Zoom for those who are unable to attend the training sessions in person. Regardless of the format, we hope you will consider registering for an upcoming Staff Supervisory Awareness session.

Upcoming Staff Supervisory Awareness Program Sessions 

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Session Topic



101 - Employment Laws

Mar 19

201 - DiSC

Jan 24

Mar 27

202 - Civil Treatment

Jan 31

Apr 3

301 - Recruiting and Workforce Planning

Feb 7

Apr 10

302 - Performance Management: Managing, Addressing and Recognizing Performance

Feb 14

Apr 17

303 - Managing an Effective and Engaged Workforce

Feb 21

Apr 24

401 - Establishing Rapport and Setting Expectations

Feb 28

May 1

402 - Performance Management: Addressing Challenging Employee Issues

Mar 6

May 8

403 - Employee Retention

Mar 13

May 22

Additional Standalone Sessions (Virtual Format Only)