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Core Curriculum for Managers and Supervisors (WAIT LIST)


Offered 1-2 times per year as a 2-day classroom program preceded by prerequisite online trainings. Those on the WAIT list will be notified immediately once a new class is scheduled.

Course Description: The OSU Core Curriculum is designed to strengthen knowledge and skill competencies essential to providing effective management and a common vision for state and university service. OSU's Core Curriculum focuses on three areas of competency:

1. State and University Service

Act according to the values and ethics of state and university service. Promote and foster an environment reflecting these values in a higher education institution. This includes aligning mission, ethics and practice.

2. Performance Management

Create a work environment that enables employees to do their best; meet legal requirements, communicate effectively and work through conflict; develop clear work goals; recognize and reward good performance; work through performance problems, and continue to develop employees.

3. Worklife Management

Maintain an open, safe, accessible and considerate work environment; recognize and value the differences each employee contributes; ensure a work environment free of discrimination or harassment; and seek opportunities for diversity, affirmative action and inclusion in daily work activities.

Manager/Supervisor Training
Human Resources
OSU and Extension Faculty and Staff
Up to 16 hours of prerequisite online training through the OSU Blackboard Learning Portal. After the registration deadline, those who have registered will receive instructions about the online training giving them several weeks to complete before the 2-day classroom program begins.
Additional Information
Testimonials taken from previous Core programs:

"Most valuable training I have had. The manual will be a helpful resource. It is concise and organized well. All the speakers engaged the audience in conversation."

"I liked the mix of personal growth stuff and administrative information. I enjoyed meeting people who actually do the jobs-the training was more meaningful that way."

"This was a great experience for me, not only in increasing my knowledge of OSU practices, but in listening to all the feedback from colleagues-I valued every word. I feel that I have gained just enough information to increase my awareness level, which inspires me to want to learn more. Thank you so much!"

"I've learned more in this workshop than any other workshop I've attended in the management area. I have attended workshops outside of OSU, but this was more useful because it was tailored to OSU. This course has provided me with more tools than I ever imagined. I look forward to applying everything I learned. Thank you!"

"It's nice to find out what resources are available on campus that can provide assistance when we need it. I wish I had taken this course years ago."