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Supervisor Credit Program

Program Overview

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. 

As a part of this program participants will need to complete 40 hours of course work.   This includes the six module Supervisor Boot Camp which runs consecutively on Wednesdays from 8:30 to 12:30 four times a year.  Participants will also choose four electives which support the project.  Elective courses are scheduled throughout the year on Tuesdays or Thursdays from 8:30 to 12:30. 

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 or designee via Employees University.

The application process is now closed.

Supervisor Credit Program 2019 Electives

*2020 elective class will be similar to 2019 class.  We will publish the 2020 list when the schedule is finalized.

Questions or for more information please contact Mary Van Buren (385-468-0578)

Supervisory Certificate Program

Program Overview

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 focus on communication, team management and county policy.  Participants will also identify specific soft skills they want to develop and create goals related to those soft skills. 

Curriculum:  The SCP consists of ten core classes and three elective classes for a total of 52+ hours of classroom instruction. All core classes will be offered once per year.   You will be required to complete an assessment and action plan based on your core classes.  

As a part of this program participants will need to complete 52 hours of course work.   This includes the six module Supervisor Boot Camp which runs consecutively on Wednesdays from 8:30 to 12:30 four times a year.  Participants will also choose four core course from a specfic list of courses and three elective courses.  These classes are scheduled throughout the year on Tuesdays or Thursdays from 8:30 to 12:30. 

Employees not enrolled in the SCP or MCP are welcome to take courses on a space-available basis.

Application Process

The application process is now closed.

  • Elected Officials and Department Directors will review all applicants and decide who will be admitted from their respective organizations.. Successful applicants will be notified by January 28, 2020 as to the status of their application. 
  • Mandatory 1.5-hour Supervisory Certificate Program Orientation on February 11, 2020 starting 8:30 am or 1:00 pm in the Employees' University training room, N4-850

 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.  

Management Certificate Program

Program Overview

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 program.

Curriculum:  The MCP consists of ten core classes and three elective classes for a total of 52+ hours of classroom instruction. All core classes will be offered once per year.   You will be required to complete an assessment and action plan based on your core classes.

As a part of this program participants will need to complete 52 hours of course work.   This includes the six module Supervisor Boot Camp which runs consecutively on Wednesdays from 8:30 to 12:30 four times a year.  Participants will also choose four core course from a specfic list of courses and three elective courses.  These classes are scheduled throughout the year on Tuesdays or Thursdays from 8:30 to 12:30. 

Employees not enrolled in the SCP or MCP are welcome to take courses on a space-available basis.

The application process is now closed.

  • Elected Officials and Department Directors will review all applicants and decide who will be admitted from their respective organizations.. Successful applicants will be notified by January 28, 2020 as to the status of their application. 
  • Mandatory 1.5-hour Supervisory Certificate Program Orientation on February 11, 2020 starting 10:30 am  in the Employees' University training room, N4-850

 Please contact Mary Van Buren by email or at 385-468-0578 for more information.

Supervisor Boot Camp - Your Management Essentials

Program Overview

Audience: New and Existing Supervisors and Professional Development Program Particpants.

Objective:  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 employees. 

Application 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 year.

Curriculum: 

Module 1 -County Government 101

  • Organizational Culture
  • Working for the Government
  • County Personnel Management Act
  • Workplace Ethics
  • Standards of Conduct
  • County Budget Overview

Module 2 - Communication

  • Verbal Communication
  • Non Verbal Communication
  • Listening Skills
  • Dealing with Difficult Conversations

Module 3 - Building the County Workforce

  • Classification
  • Compensation
  • Recruitment
    • Interviewing

Module 4 - Managing Employee Performance

  • Risk Management
  • Onboarding
  • HR Policy Review
  • Performance Management
    • Performance and Development
    • Performance Improvement
    • Discipline and Grievance

Module 5 - Employee Relations

  • Employee Relations
  • Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO)
  • Reasonable Accommodation
  • Family Medical Leave

Module 6 - Team Management

  • Understanding Team Performance
  • Overcoming Barriers to Team Performance
  • Developing a Team Action Plan
  • Delegation

At the end of the sixth session you will be assigned two online case studies and an assessment that bring together the information covered during the program.

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.

Women's Leadership Forum

Program Overview

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 

Curriculum:

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 Women
This 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 Decision
This 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 Confidence
This 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 Yourself
In 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.

Fiscal Management Series

Who
This course is designed for ALL levels of fiscal managers, whether you’ve been with Salt Lake County three (3) months or thirty (30)years! 

What
This certificate course is similar to the Supervisory Certificate and Management Certificate programs. 

Why
This 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.