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Essentials of Supervision Certificate

Rising to the level of supervisor necessitates the mastery of the essential components for success. Newly-promoted employees as well as those seeking to move up the corporate ladder will explore key behaviors of effective leaders, critical elements of motivation, and the crucial steps of efficient delegation. Tools and techniques to efficiently address performance and communication challenges will be also provided. Completion of our program can serve as the foundation for continued professional development and supervisory growth.

Program Objectives

After successfully completing this program, students will be able to:

  • Explore best practices in coaching, delegating, motivation, and performance management
  • Detect individual communication styles and strengthen a toolkit for managing communication challenges
  • Acquire tools for most efficient performance in a supervisory role
  • Create plans for professional growth

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Students interested in this program should have already earned a bachelor's degree or possess equivalent professional work experience.


To receive the certificate, students must:
  • Complete the two (2) core courses
  • Complete at least eighteen (18) hours of elective courses
  • Attend at least 80% of the class sessions in each course
  • Pass any assignments or end-of-class quizzes that are administered
  • Satisfy all program requirements within 18 months

All courses are also offered open enrollment, meaning anyone can register for them regardless of affiliation with Emory or desire to complete the certificate program.

Required Core Courses

Students must complete the following core courses:

Strategic Communications in the Workplace$3956 hours
Supervising Effectively$3956 hours

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Elective Courses

Students must complete 18 hours of electives from the following list before, during, or after the required courses:

Behavioral Interviewing: Selecting the Best Fit$3756 hours
Building Teams - Building Culture$1953 hours
Building Employee Engagement$1953 hours
Emotional Intelligence$4256 hours
Essentials of Conflict Management$1953 hours
Improving Your Listening Skills$1953 hours
Managing Your Time and Productivity$3756 hours
Managing Difficult Conversations and Situations$3756 hours
Managing Multi-Generations$1953 hours
Managing Up$1953 hours
Solving Problems Creatively$3956 hours
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Who Will Benefit

The following types of students will benefit from this program:

  • First time supervisors and those looking to move up to a supervisor’s role
  • Individuals dealing with communication challenges
  • Supervisors experiencing change and conflict