Supervisory Development

Ready to Manage

Managers must effectively communicate, create a positive work environment, handle different personalities and inspire change—a combination that requires a diverse skill set to succeed. The way you handle day-to-day encounters has a long-term impact on your team’s performance and your personal success.

Our two-day Supervisory Development program helps you develop practical skills for dealing with these challenges. You will grow to understand your own leadership style and your team members’ needs, learning techniques to become a more effective supervisor.

Inspiring Your Team to Greatness

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 will learn the skills for effective supervision, leadership, and delegation while mastering the development and motivation of employees.

You’ll gain a better understanding of the factors that drive your employees and your role and responsibility as a team leader. 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

For a full program schedule, please complete the Request Information form at the left.

Registration 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 tuition includes:

  • Instruction and educational materials
  • Leadership assessments
  • Continental 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 anytime before the start of the program.

Upcoming Supervisory Development Session Dates

Choose from these sessions held on Notre Dame’s campus:

  • April 16-17, 2019
  • October 1-2, 2019

Meeting times are 8:30 am to 5:00 pm Eastern time each day. Registration is required and can be done anytime prior to the start of the program. Enroll Now.

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

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 Thank you.


Brian Butterfield
IT Director
Agrana Fruit US, Inc.
Brecksville, OH

"I was working long hours and knew that I wasn’t delegating enough. Supervisory Development opened my eyes to see it from a new perspective, get over the hump and realize delegating helps others develop and moves their careers forward."

Dan Storm
Sales Director, Motorcycles - North America
Polaris Industries, Inc.
Minneapolis, MN

"Every year, I commit to developing myself to re-center, stay sharp, and continue growing. I found Notre Dame’s Supervisory Development and it changed the way I interact with my team. In sales, I interact with many different personalities, and one of the tools we learned now allows me to "put logic behind the personalities" and better understand how to be an inspirational leader."

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