University of Vermont

Professional Development and Training

Supervising Today's Students Certificate Series

Supervising Today’s Student Employees: Core Skills for UVM Student Employment Supervisors


The Supervising Today’s Students Learning Series is a program aimed at ongoing development of essential knowledge and skills for student employment supervisors. The program is based on proven supervisory methods that can be applied immediately, and is designed to increase insight, and align supervisory skills with departmental student employment goals.


Who: Each learning cohort will comprise of 18 student employee supervisors (one who possesses a jobs board account with the Student Employment Office) with a range of experience and longevity at UVM. This is a first come first served basis of registration.

When: The nine session dates are listed in the Registration Packet

Where: Billings room 165.

Format of Classes: Classes will be taught by UVM staff and faculty. All classes are skills-based and will offer immediate take-aways. Some of the classes will require completion of assigned reading before class.

Central Themes: The workshops and all program activities are organized around four integrated themes:

  1. Conscientious Leadership: Ethical decision-making; applying Federal and State employment guidelines; implementing UVM policies and practices; leading by example and contributing to diversity.
  2. Commitment to Diversity: Increasing personal multicultural awareness; modeling self-improvement around issues of cultural competency and diversity; developing a comprehensive definition of diversity and how it can be integrated into everyday work; providing learning opportunities for staff and encouraging the individual development of staff.
  3. Self-Awareness: Understanding how personal beliefs impact supervision of others; determining individual strengths; minimizing the impact of our personal beliefs on others; listening, encouraging the exchange of ideas; inspiring a team effort and sharing constructive feedback; working with others toward shared goals and aligning the unit with the strategic direction of the organization.
  4. Development of Supervisory Skills: Developing and practicing tangible skills that will help enhance the supervisory experience.

How to Apply

Those interested in this course should speak with their manager. After receiving manager approval, download and complete the Registration Packet

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