Course Modules

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Supervising @Cornell training modules are groups of courses focused on a specific topic area. There are 9 core modules: a fundamentals of supervisory skills module, a module dedicated to Cornell-specific content, and seven modules aligned to the Leadership Skills for Success.

Participants must complete SUPERHR500 "Welcome to Supervising at Cornell," which then permits access to all other courses in whatever order you choose.

Note:  courses  without hyperlinks are in development.


Interacting with Integrity

Creating an Open and Inclusive Environment

Empower Staff to Act and Take Initiative

Communicating Clearly & Consistently

Inspiring and Articulating a Shared Mission & Vision

  • Inspiring and Articulating a Shared Mission & Vision - introduction by senior leaders
  • Vision@Cornell
  • Connecting Staff
  • Engaging Teams
  • Managing Change
  • Consider What It Means to Be a “Change Agent” (eCornell)
  • Develop Your Agenda for Change (eCornell)
  • Define Engagement (eCornell)
  • Using the Drivers of Motivation (eCornell)
  • Resolving a Suspected Motivation Problem (eCornell)
  • Align Your Network (eCornell)
  • Understanding and Managing Staff Culture
  • Process Improvement

Sound Judgment in Problem Solving

Being a Great Coach

Foundational Supervisor Skills

  • Foundational Supervisor Skills - introduction by senior leaders
  • Recruitment, Hiring, Compensation, Retention and Best Practices
  • Welcoming New Employees
  • Workday Talent Functionality
  • Workday Training with Wage and Hour 
  • Time Away from Work
  • Discipline
  • Performance Management Process and Practice
  • Ombudsman
  • Creating a Talent Management Culture
  • Learning about Online Tools
  • Running Effective Meetings
  • Disability Accommodation
  • Sexual Harassment
  • FSAP
  • Ombudsman
  • Benefits

Understanding Cornell

History of Cornell: Authored by Corey Earle

  • Land Grant Mission
  • The Founders and The Founding
  • First American University
  • Any Person: Student Diversity
  • Any Study: Academic Innovation
  • The Big Red and The Ivy League and Big Red Athletics