EDGE Supervisors Series

Available in EDGE Learning 


About the Foundational Skills Certificate

The EDGE Supervisors Series Foundational Skills Certificate helps recently-appointed managers and supervisors transition into their new role. It can also serve as a refresher course for more experienced supervisors seeking to update their knowledge on UArizona's philosophy of management.

Seven interactive modules, each about 15 minutes in length, will impart high-level, high-impact information that you can put into action quickly. Obtaining the right tools is an important part of any learning experience, so this certificate comes with checklists, worksheets, and strategy guides.

An optional, but highly recommended, facilitated workshop is available after you complete the certificate. This 90-minute, facilitator-led workshop brings together supervisors from across the University of Arizona to form a network of colleagues for collaboration and support. The workshop is designed to build on the knowledge you obtained in the certificate, and to advance and apply the skills you developed throughout the modules. In addition, you will have the opportunity to explore and expand your own approach to leadership.

2 requirements

  1. Watch 7 on-demand modules in EDGE Learning

  2. Complete a brief pre- and post-assessment



  1. Foundational Skills Certificate: Facilitated Workshop

7 Modules

  1. Expectations for Supervisors

  2. Key Policies and Resources

  3. Managing Performance through Engagement

  4. Managing Performance through Communication

  5. Absence Management

  6. Corrective Action

  7. Career Conversations


Over the course of this series, you will learn:

  • Fundamental management skills you need as a supervisor

  • Management culture and expectations of supervisors at UArizona

  • How to engage your team and optimize their performance

  • Better communication skills

  • How to handle challenging situations