Workplace Learning & Development

Promoting Employee and Organizational Growth and Development
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Leadership Academy

Mission

The UMass Amherst Leadership Academy expands the effectiveness of supervisors, managers and leaders to strengthen their capacity to build a community of choice by aligning the University’s values and mission with a successful practice of managing people, building relationships and driving results.

University of Massachusetts Amherst Values

  • Excellence
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusiveness
  • Openness
  • Integrity and Stewardship
  • Innovation
  • Impact

 

Description

The UMass Amherst Leadership Academy is comprised of 3 programs that support supervisors at various levels providing information and skill development for current supervisors and managers. This is a multi-modal learning program that includes in-person classroom and online components. 

Foundations of Supervision

Foundations of Supervision focuses on the foundational skills, core competencies and key behaviors one needs to be an effective supervisor at the University. This program is designed for individuals with less than 2 years of supervisory experience.

Essentials of Management

Essentials of Management explores the complexity of supervision at the University, allowing supervisors to build upon their current skill level to become more effective in their roles. This program is designed for individuals with 2 or more years of supervisory experience. 

Strategic Leadership

Strategic Leadership gives emerging and experienced leaders an understanding of leadership dynamics, and provides tools and methods to create clear forward thinking strategies.

Completion Requirements and Eligibility

  • Participants must attend all in-person sessions and complete all assigned classroom and on-line course work. 
     
  • This program is open to UMASS Amherst employees only. If you are a non-UMASS employee and are interested in obtaining supervisor development training, please contact Workplace Learning and Development for additional information at 413-545-1787 or wld@admin.umass.edu

Schedule

Foundations of Supervision

Cohort 1

Session Dates

Cohort 2

Session Dates

Cohort 3

Session Dates

Session Times
Tue 10/1/19 Thu 2/13/20 Wed 5/13/20 9am - 4pm
Tue 10/8/19 Thu 2/20/20 Wed 5/20/20 9am - 4pm
Tue 11/5/19 Thu 3/19/20 Wed 6/17/20 8:30am - 10:30am
Tue 12/10/19 Thu 4/9/20 Wed 7/15/20 9am-Noon, 12-1:30pm (lunch)

Essentials of Management

Cohort 1

Session Dates

Cohort 2

Session Dates

Cohort 3

Session Dates

Session Times
Wed 11/6/19 Tue 3/10/20 Thur 6/4/20 9am-4pm
Wed 12/4/19 Tue 4/7/20 Thur 6/25/20 8:30am-10:30am
Wed 1/15/20 Tue 5/5/20 Thur 7/16/20 9am-Noon, 12-1:30pm (lunch)

Application Process and Deadlines

  • Discuss your interest in attending the program with your manager. Consider ways your participation in the program can improve your performance and engagement as well as for your team.
  • Submit your online application according to the cohort deadlines listed below.  
  • Monitor your email for further information to confirm your enrollment and next steps. 

Foundations of Supervision

Foundations of Supervision Cohort 1 - Fall 2019 Cohort 2 – Spring 2020 Cohort 3 – Summer 2020
Application Opens August 23, 2019 January 2, 2020 April 1, 2020
Application Deadline September 13, 2019 January 30, 2020 April 29, 2020

Essentials of Management

Essentials of Management  Cohort 1 – Fall 2019  Cohort 2 – Spring 2020 Cohort 3 – Summer 2020
Application Opens October 1, 2019 January 28, 2020 April 23, 2020
Application Deadline October 23, 2019 February 25, 2020 May 21, 2020 

Strategic Leadership

Strategic Leadership Cohort 1 – Fall 2019  Cohort 2 – Spring 2020 Cohort 3 – Summer 2020
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