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Supervisor Development Institute - Curriculum – SDI

The following courses have been developed to offer participants both consistency in training with other supervisors, as well as the flexibility to create a personalized training program with their immediate supervisor.

The following curriculum has been created to reflect the critical performance requirements for your position. All hours of core courses are required. Participants may request a waiver of a core class due to recent prior experience or training; a formal request to Office of Human Resources should be submitted after orientation.

Orientation/Basics of Effective Supervision 4. 5 hours
Legal and Policy Issues I: Sexual Harassment 2.0 hours
Legal and Policy Issues II 4.0 hours
Supervising in a Union Environment 3. 0 hours
Performance Management 2.0 hours
Handling Performance Problems 2.0 hours
Effective Communication Skills 4.0 hours
Conflict Management/Having Difficult Conversations 3.0 hours
*Managing in a Diverse Work Force 2.0 hours
*Developing Your Team 3.0 hours
*Tools for Successful Hiring 2.5 hours
*Recommended per-requisite: Effective Communication Skills

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Office of Human Resources
5717 Corbett Hall
Orono, ME 04469
Phone: (207)581-1581E-mail:
The University of Maine
Orono, Maine 04469
A Member of the University of Maine System