Audience: Agency sponsored supervisor candidates looking
for supervisory experience.
Objective: Utilizing a hands-on 12-month project and
required course work, this program is designed to give employees the tools and
experience necessary to compete for supervisor positions at the County.
Employees work with their agency to develop a project plan that meets specific
criteria defined by Human Resources. Once accepted employees then have
12-months to complete the project and required course work.
Application Process: This process begins at the agency
where employees work with agency leadership to develop a comprehensive project
that meets specific requirements. Ideally, these projects should be
integrated with annual performance goals and as a result, applications should
be turned into HR to be reviewed and accepted by the HR Director no later than
January 31, 2016.
Supervisor Credit Program Application and Overview
Supervisor Credit Program Six Month Self Assessment(completed by participant)
Supervisor Credit Program Six Month Sponsor Assessment(completed by sponsor agency)
Supervisor Credit Program Final Self / Learning Assessment(completed by participant)
Supervisor Credit Program Final Sponsor Assessment(completed by sponsor agency)
Questions or for more information please contact Mary Van Buren (385-468-0578)
Audience: Supervisors and Non-Supervisors wanting to develop supervisory skills.
Objective: This program is designed to develop soft skills necessary to manage employees. Core courses include Emotional Intelligence, Dealing with Difficult Conversations, Coaching Essentials, Managing Accountably, Role of a Supervisor, Team Management and the Management
Essentials Series. Participants will also identify specific soft skills they want to develop and create goals related to those soft skills.
Application Process: The Employees’ University will open applications sometime mid-fall 2016. Applications will be turned over to Department Directors and Elected Officials following the deadline in order for them to make their final selections. Important dates in the process will be released when application process opens.
Curriculum: The SCP consists of eleven core classes and two elective classes for a total of 52+ hours of classroom instruction. If you are accepted into the program you are expected to be to attend all core classes. The program also requires completion of a goal oriented Supervisor Action Plan and a County Supervisor Skills Assessment.
Employees not enrolled in the SCP or MCP are welcome to take courses on a space-available basis.
Supervisory Certificate Program Flyer
Supervisory Certificate Program Application
Applications with supervisory endorsement are due to Employees' University by January 4, 2017
Please contact Mary Van Buren by email or at 385-468-0578 for more information.
NOTE: Supervisory Certificate Program participants no longer receive six months of supervisory experience credit for completing the program. If you are interested in in receiving experience credit please review the Supervisor Credit Program outlined above.
Audience: Project and Program Managers.
Objective: This program is designed to develop skills
necessary to develop, manage and evaluate projects and programs. Course
work focuses more on hard skills such as project management, succession
planning, business case development, budgeting, strategic planning, etc.
Participants also work on a project utilizing the skills learned during the
Application Process: The Employees’ University is
currently accepting applications for this program. The application process for the 2017 will open sometime mid-fall 2016. Applications will be turned over to
Department Directors and Elected Officials following the deadline in order for
them to make their final selections. Important dates in the process are will be announced when applications are released.
Curriculum: The MCP consists of eleven core classes and two elective classes for a total of 52+ hours of classroom instruction. All core classes will be offered once per year. The program also requires the completion of a Leadership Project.
Management Certificate Program Flyer
Management Certificate Program Application
Please contact Mary Van Buren by email or at 385-468-0578 for more information.
New and Existing Supervisors.
This 6 session intensive training is designed to give new supervisor a general
understanding of the supervisory role and existing supervisors a
refresher. The curriculum combines policy and procedures overviews with
the important soft skills training necessary to successfully engage
Process: There is no application process for this program. Agencies
only need to provide a list of participants to Employees’ University and we
will work to accommodate them into one of the four sessions offered during the
2017 Supervisor Bootcamp Schedule
Wednesdays 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 and April 5
Wednesdays 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. May 17, 24, 31 and June 7, 14, 21
2017 Fall Session Wednesdays 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. September 6, 13, 20, 27 and October 4, 11
Registration: We will try to accommodate the your first choice Session but based on agency allotments for each session you maybe asked to attend a later session.
Contact Cynthia Carrington by
email or phone (385-468-0576) to register.
Audience: A mix of management, supervisors and frontline employees.
Objective: The Management Essentials series is designed for county supervisors and managers. The series will review County structure, policies and procedures to insure consistency in management practices county-wide. Each class is 4-hours will be offered three times in 2016.
Application Process: There is no application program for this program. Please contact Cynthia Carrignton by email or phone (385-468-0576) to register
Management Essentials Series Schedule 2016 schedule coming soon.
County Government 101
Learn about the County's organizational structure, systems and processes. Topics covered include:
Building the County Workforce
What is position classification? How does it relate to employee compensation? Or to recruitment? Get the answers to these and other important information about the county’s existing employment practices – and how they all affect you!
Maximizing Individual Performance
The wide ranging topics covered in this class will give you the knowledge to manage a productive team. You will learn how to:
Workplace Expectations & Accountability
How do you deal with difficult employee situations? This class will review our expectations for employee behavior; it will address how you should use the progressive discipline process to get employees back on track; and it will allow you to practice skills for communicating in difficult situations.
Every manager and supervisor should understand the basics of EEO and the discrimination prohibitions from other federal laws including ADA. This class provides an overview of employee relations including the importance of monitoring the work environment and intervening when workplace behaviors are inappropriate.
Audience: A mix of management, supervisor and frontline female employees.
Objective: The Women’s Leadership Forum (WLF) is series of five conversations designed to teach women leadership skills and develop a professional network. The goal is to recognize and support the role of women’s leadership in Salt Lake County and by doing so to create
a shared understanding of how we as individuals can take deliberate action to encourage a more supportive environment where women can succeed and where diversity in our workforce is realized.
Next Women's Leadership Forum will run in Winter/Spring of 2018
Session 1: Lead from Strength
The focus of this session is on participant’s strengths and their stories of how they successfully used their strengths to make a difference at work or home or in their community.
Session 2: Lead Like a WomenThis session will look at the continuum of leadership strengths and how men and women lead differently. There is no ‘perfect’ leadership style. As discussed in the first session, leaders are strongest when they lead from their strengths.
Session 3: Lead the DecisionThis session will focus on the five questions you must answer when dealing with important decisions. Next, we will talk discuss how ego can enhance or hinder good decision making and how best to create group situations where ego can enhance decision making.
Session 4: Lead with ConfidenceThis session will focus on how to project an executive presence. We will focus specifically on how to make requests of your supervisor, including asking for raises and promotion opportunities. We will also focus on how to exude confidence during interviews.
Session 5: Lead YourselfIn this session we will explore what participants really, really want to accomplish in their careers and in their lives. They will dream their futures and share that dream with each other.
WhoThis course is designed for ALL levels of fiscal managers, whether you’ve been with Salt Lake County three (3) months or thirty (30)years!
WhatThis certificate course is similar to the Supervisory Certificate and Management Certificate programs.
WhyThis series is for you to learn alongside your peers using a variety of learning techniques and will include both group and individual assignments.
To learn more about this program visit the Fiscal Learning Council website.