Register for the fast track for new supervisors program beginning January 2020

From: Division of Human Resources

The Talent Development team is excited to offer a new opportunity for supervisors who have been in their role less than six months. “Fast Track for New Supervisors” is a unique opportunity to build the core competencies of leadership to support the university’s aspirations for talent development.

The program consists of four modules provided in a blended instructor-led and online format with required pre- and post-work. The modules are designed to provide meaningful, relevant, and practical knowledge, skills, and abilities to help new supervisors be on the fast track to success.

The four core modules include:

  • Leading Self: The core of effective leadership is the ability to communicate well and recognize that others may express themselves differently. Thinking with clarity, expressing those ideas, and sharing the information across audiences is the ultimate supervisor’s tool.
  • Leading Others: The performance of yourself and others drives the success of your team and organization. Knowing how to bring out the best in others and yourself is vital.
  • Leading Teams: Developing your team is an important part of being a supervisor. Yet, building teams, coaching to the next level, and managing the process is challenging. As a supervisor, you need to take responsibility for the team to provide collaborative opportunities within and with other departments. Demonstrate dealing with conflict in an appropriate, timely, and constructive manner.
  • Leading Strategically: Knowing your resources is a fundamental support for all new supervisors. This will enable you to make ethical and timely decisions while perceiving the impact and implications of those decisions.

Classes begin January 2020. If you are within your first six months as a supervisor at Virginia Tech, we encourage you to register for this program. Space is limited. View the schedule and register today! You will be required to complete all four modules within one year of starting the program. You are encouraged to complete the modules consecutively.

For more information, visit the program webpage on the talent development webpage. For questions, contact the HR service center at or 540-231-9331.