Mendoza School of Business

Supervisory Development

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Give yourself the best opportunity to become a more effective supervisor at Notre Dame.

You’ll get the skill set you need to effectively communicate, create a positive work environment, handle different personalities and inspire long-term change on your team’s performance and on your personal success.

In this two-day Supervisory Development program, both new and experienced supervisors will develop the practical skills you need for dealing with day-to-day challenges. You’ll also learn techniques to better understand your own leadership style and your team members’ needs.

To get the most out of your experience, ideal candidates are individuals, managers and directors with five-plus years in a professional setting, who are either transitioning into a leadership role or wanting to discover their leadership potential.

2 Days

Online, or classroom or blended

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Highlights: Your Program Experience

The way to becoming a successful supervisor is no easy task, which is why Notre Dame offers this program on its iconic campus. You’ll get the guidance and skills you need to master the development and motivation of your employees while being surrounded by our close-knit community.

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Get Better at Delegating

Learn that by giving work to others, you’re helping them develop and move forward in their career -- and yours, too

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Connect with Your Team

Leave the program feeling like you can better interact with your team and be an inspirational leader to all team personalities

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Build on What You Already Know

You already know what it takes to be a good manager; this program helps you refine that knowledge and narrows in on what you can improve upon.

This program is more than just a certificate. By taking this program through the University of Notre Dame, you’ll gain access to specialized courses and a dedicated curriculum designed to give you everything you need to succeed. What’s more, you will benefit from the extra support and guidance Notre Dame offers its students and alumni after the fact.

Be the front-runner of your peers.The knowledge and skills you’ll accumulate during this certification program will help move you up the ladder when it comes to career opportunities.

Go ahead, reach out to that instructor or go to that event. We’re here to help and encourage you to take advantage of all opportunities to network and build your contact list – after all, you could be one of those sought out individuals one day.

The Supervisory Development program is designed for new frontline supervisors and for more experienced team leaders looking to update their skills with the latest techniques. You’ll learn the skills for effective supervision, leadership, delegation and more.

At the end of the day, we want you to better understand your role and responsibility as a team leader and be able to successfully motivate your employees. Topics include:

  • Management vs. Leadership
  • Managing Priorities
  • The Impact of Change
  • Selecting the Right Leadership Approach
  • Coaching and Delegating
  • Developing Employees
  • Developing an Action Plan


Registration is required in order to attend this program and can be done any time prior to the start date. Enroll Now.

Next Program Offerings

October 1-2, 2019

October 2-3, 2019

April 28-29, 2020

Meeting times are 8:30 am to 5:00 pm Eastern time each day.

Upon the successful completion of this program, the participant will receive a document certifying that the participant completed the program. The document will not qualify as an academic credential, and the recipient will not earn any academic credits at the University of Notre Dame in connection with the program. Participants in the program are not students at the University of Notre Dame, and completion of the program does not qualify any participant for status as an alumnus of the University of Notre Dame.

*If you are interested in having us run a custom offering of this program for your organization, please send an email to

Participant Fee

Investment for individual attendees:

  • For-profit organization: $995
  • Nonprofit organization: $796
  • Additional attendees from the same organization, attendees from past sponsoring organizations, and members of the South Bend Regional Chamber of Commerce: $895

Your fee includes:

  • Instruction and educational materials
  • Leadership assessments
  • Breakfast and lunch
  • Parking

Note: Lodging is not included.

The full fee is due prior to the start of the program. Cancellations must be submitted more than seven days before the session starts or you will be subject to the full fee. Substitutions may be made any time before the start of the program.

For more information, call Vickie Maris at (574) 631-4099, or email to learn more.