Supervisor Essentials Program

supervisor essentials

This noncredit program is ideal for new supervisors or managers who want to hone their supervisory skills while gaining a broad, practical foundation in key areas such as finance, managing others, and communication. Classes are taught by experienced instructors who have a variety of experiences to fit almost any student’s background.

Students may also register for classes individually rather than the full program.

Program Registration Fee $25.00   Register Now!

Upcoming Classes

Class Title Next Start Date
Written Communication for Professionals Online, Starting: 10/28/2021
Written Communication for Professionals 03/31/2022
Conflict Resolution in the Workplace Online, Starting: 11/11/2021
Conflict Resolution in the Workplace 03/17/2022
Conflict Resolution in the Workplace 10/05/2021
Conflict Resolution in the Workplace 03/22/2022
Employment Law Online, Starting: 10/21/2021
Employment Law 03/03/2022
Employment Law 11/02/2021
Employment Law 03/29/2022
Communicating with People and Teams Notify me!
Managing Generational Diversity 03/15/2022
Managing Generational Diversity 10/19/2021
Feedback, Expectations, and Delegation for Effective Managers Online, Starting: 11/04/2021
Feedback, Expectations, and Delegation for Effective Managers 03/24/2022
Feedback, Expectations, and Delegation for Effective Managers Online, Starting: 09/20/2021

Class Details

Schedule: Classes are generally offered each semester during the following times:

  • 1-day in-person classes: Weekdays from 9 am to 4 pm (with a 1-hour lunch)
  • 2-day in-person classes: Weeknights from 6 to 9 pm

Classes may be offered online, conforming to the same schedule.

Tuition: Each in-person class is $279/ $1699 total upon completion*

  • There is a $25 fee required to register for the full program. Registration and payment of the $25 nonrefundable fee, signifies the intent to complete all courses associated with this program. Fees cover additional student services provided for our program students.
  • Tuition is due at the beginning of each course.
  • Financial aid is not available for this noncredit program. Students are encouraged to inquire with their employers to determine if tuition assistance is available.
  • Find out about the Professional Education Tuition Installment Plan and other payment options »

* Tuition listed above is for the 2020-2021 academic year, and subject to change without advance notice. Online options, when available, may result in a lower overall tuition.

Most daytime classes:
University of Utah Sandy Center
One Sandy Center
10011 Centennial Pkwy, Suite 100
Sandy, UT

Most evening classes:
Continuing Education Building
Research Park
540 Arapeen Drive
Salt Lake City, UT


This program is entry-level, with no prerequisites. Register for the program, then complete 6 required classes within 1 year with a grade of “Satisfactory” to successfully complete the program, and to earn the completion award and digital badge:

  • Written Communication for Professionals
  • Conflict Resolution in the Workplace
  • Employment Law
  • Communication with People and Teams
  • Managing Generational Diversity
  • Feedback, Expectations, and Delegation for Effective Managers

Total Hours of Instruction: 36


Improve your managerial skills.
Each class in this program is designed to provide you with knowledge and skills you need in order to effectively supervise teams. By the end of the program, you will have a broad understanding that can help you stand out as an effective manager.

Gain skills you can put into practice immediately.
Instructors for this program have been selected based on their professional experience, education, and ability to teach in a dynamic and engaging manner. Each instructor brings unique experience from banking, healthcare, technology, finance, and accounting organizations. These instructors are all engaged in their fields and bring a wealth of Project Management knowledge and experience to this program.

Receive a digital badge.
Students will be awarded a University of Utah digital badge upon satisfactory completion of all required courses. Find out more about Digital Badges at the University of Utah »

Who Should Attend

This program is ideal for those who are either new to a management or supervisory role or who would like to refresh their skills on best practices in order to provide value to their organization. It is designed for a variety of individuals:

  • Individuals new to a supervisory role.
  • Individuals who have been given budget responsibility in addition to managing a team.
  • Individuals who have been managing people for a while but would like to gain perspective on day-to-day challenges and observations.
  • Individuals who would like to take proactive steps to be ready for the next promotion opportunity.

Students should have a basic level of competency using Excel prior to taking any of these courses. Suggested resources can be provided to students needing preparation in this area.

Professional Education at the University of Utah

Phone: 801-585-1780
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