Management Essentials: Manager/Supervisory Training

Program Description

To pursue a culture of organizational excellence and continuous improvement at NC State, we are committed to the investment of training and professional development for our employees.

As part of our campus-wide training initiative, we are excited to announce a new, two-day interactive training program, Management Essentials, designed to provide our managers and supervisors with the foundational leadership skills, knowledge, tools, and resources needed to effectively manage their employees and project teams. Training content for this program will include, but not limited to, the following:

  • Leading at NC State
  • Communicating Effectively
  • Developing and Motivating Your Employees
  • Managing Workplace Operations & Compliance
  • Leading Teams & Managing Organizational Change
  • Managing Employee Performance and Increasing Unit Productivity

Additionally, during the training, managers, and supervisors will create a leadership development action plan and will have an accountability-training partner assigned to them following the program to ensure continuous learning and improvements are implemented. All managers and supervisors who successfully complete the training will also receive a free one-year license to the COMPASS Online Learning System to continue their leadership development at NC State.

Target Audience

All managers and supervisors with permanent direct reports in non-faculty roles are required to complete the Management Essentials training program during FY 2017-18.

Employees working for CALS County Extension, Campus Enterprises and Facilities will not need to enroll in the campus class dates. Instead, we will offer additional training sessions at convenient times and locations.  HR representatives from the respective divisions will communicate directly with employees required to attend training when the dates and times are available.

Program Cost

There is no cost for the program. Participants will also receive a 1-year Compass Online Learning license at no charge.


It is highly recommended that you schedule and attend both days consecutively; however, when that is not possible, or you need to make up a missed day, you may schedule the days separately. Day 1 must be completed before Day 2.

Day 1: HR-ME200

Day 2: HR-ME201


Carina Lockley, 919-515-4280 or

NC State Learning and Organizational Development
919-515-7844 or