Mendoza School of Business

Supervisory Development

Participants in an executive education program at the Stayer Center for Executive Education at Notre Dame.

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

You’ll learn skills you need to effectively communicate, create a positive work environment, handle different personalities and inspire long-term change.

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

Participants in this program are managers, team leaders and directors with at least three to five years in the workforce and who are either transitioning into a leadership role or wanting to discover their leadership potential.

2 Days

On campus, short course

Notre Dame

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 it narrows in on what you can improve upon.

This program is more than a certificate. By participating in this unique learning experience on the campus of the University of Notre Dame, you’ll get to network with others in similar positions who are also seeking to better lead their teams. The curriculum is uniquely designed to address the issues that you face day-to-day, and will provide you with a set of resources that you can call upon when you return to your work environment.

Gain skills in management and leadership that will help you be a better servant leader to your team, but will also help you prepare for future steps in your career.

A benefit of participating in a professional development program is the network you develop among your fellow participants. Networking opportunities are fostered here at Notre Dame in programs offered by the Stayer Center for Executive Education.

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

April 28-29, 2020 (Postponed due to campus closures. Enrollees are welcome to select from either of the October dates shown below.)

October 6-7, 2020

October 7-8, 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
  • 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.

"Great program! I have attended several training classes over the years and this was by far the best. Both instructors clearly enjoy their work and are very engaging." Megan Johnson, Associate Program Manager - Sierra Nevada Corporation
"These sessions really opened my eyes and helped me learn more about myself. The program equipped me with tools to identify and appropriately approach challenges in the workplace. I couldn't be more happy with attending the program." Participant in Supervisory Development program - October 2019
"Everything about this program was great. This was a painless training opportunity - from the driving directions to the campus and the Stayer Center, to the teaching styles of the two instructors who kept people engaged. They both provided very relatable stories of situations they have experienced in their careers." Participant in Supervisory Development program - October 2019