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Supervisor Essential Program

If you are a new (less than 2 years) University supervisor of classified employees, then the Supervisor Essentials training series is for you. Your partners in the Department of Human Resources want to make certain that you are equipped with the knowledge needed to be a successful University supervisor. This program is for supervisors who have the responsibility of hiring, evaluating, coaching and terminating classified employees.

There are many State and University policies and procedures associated with supervising classified employees. This series focuses on a myriad of topics 'essential' for supervisors to be successful.

Some of the courses contained in the series are: Understanding Your Responsibilities as a University Supervisor, Leave Management, Progressive Discipline, Understanding the Grievance Process, Classification & Compensation, Recruitment Selection and Hiring, Writing the Position Description as well as other essential supervisory topics. This 12-week series will be offered twice a year. The series is considered critical for new (less than 2 years) Supervisors and highly recommended for tenured Supervisors.

Register for Program

Completing a Previous Course

If you have previously participated in the series and still need to complete one or more course to complete, please contact Cheryl Foreman at 683-4316 or via email cforeman@odu.edu to enroll in your specified courses.


Training Materials

Leave Management Part 1 and 2

Progressive Discipline

Progressive Discipline Presentation

Examples of Offenses

Policy 1.60, Standards of Conduct, Eff: April 16, 2008

Written Notice Form

Notice of Improvement Needed/Substandard Form

Progressive Disciplinary Guidelines

Interim Evaluation Form

Counseling Memorandum Example

Letter of Reprimand Example

Suggested Script - Meeting to Address Problem Performance or Behavior

Classification and Compensation

  • Compensation Management (Materials will be provided before training)

Position Description

  • Handouts will be provided during the session

Performance Management

Understanding the Grievance Process

Recuritment, Selection and Hiring

  • Forms and other materials will be provided before the training

Situational Leadership Part 1 and 2

  • Materials will be distributed in class for both sessions of Sitatuional Leadership