University of Wisconsin–Madison

Principles of Supervision and Management

Why should you attend?

  • Enhance your leadership skills to be more effective in your role
  • Learn about resources and policies on campus that are here to support you and your employees
  • Learn strategies to create an environment where the employees you supervise are excited to come to work every day
  • Practice navigating scenarios and build a network of manager and supervisor colleagues across campus

Who should attend?

UW–Madison people managers who:

  • Conduct performance conversations
  • Oversee the work of others
  • Hire new employees
  • Onboard new employees
  • Make decisions about the time and work of others
  • Encourage professional development of others

If you’re not sure, see the employee leadership paths.

What participants are saying

“I have learned a lot from attending PSM. The various resources available and how to find them are invaluable. The practice with giving feedback and conflict resolution really helps to frame the necessary conversations before having them. This has given me more confidence going into such conversations.”Sara, Research Specialist, UW Carbone Cancer Center

“The most beneficial part of PSM was the ability to practice scenarios with other supervisors and get feedback as to how to handle difficult situations. This has helped in dealing with employee issues.”Andrew, Assistant Power Plant Manager, Heating and Cooling Plants

“I have learned so much in PSM. I think the most useful thing was policies and campus resources that I didn’t know existed.”Susan, Associate Director for Advising, International Academic Programs

“I came into the class as a reluctant participator. My supv kept bringing it up, so I signed up so she would quit asking me about it. I am really glad I took it and I feel like I got a lot out of it. I have my folder on my desk with all the materials. I have created an appointment in my calendar to “look over PSM materials” monthly so that I will do this. This class held many great reminders for me about how to be a good boss.”Nancy, Administrative Program Specialist, School of Medicine and Public Health


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