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Fast Track for New Supervisors: Self-Paced

Started May 16, 2020
8.0 credits


Full course description

Term: Beginning Summer 2020
Date, Time & Location: Online Self-Paced Course
Instructor: Talent Development


The Talent Development team is excited to offer a new opportunity for supervisors. “Fast Track for New Supervisors” is a unique opportunity to build the core competencies of leadership to support the university’s aspirations for talent development. 

The program consists of five modules provided in a self-paced online format. The modules are designed to provide meaningful, relevant, and practical knowledge, skills, and abilities to help new supervisors be on the fast track to success. 

The five core modules include:

The core of effective leadership is the ability to communicate well and recognize that others may express themselves differently. Thinking with clarity, expressing those ideas, and sharing the information across audiences is the ultimate supervisor’s tool.

The performance of yourself and others drives the success of your team and organization. Knowing how to bring out the best in others and yourself is vital.

Developing your team is an important part of being a supervisor. Yet, building teams, coaching to the next level, and managing the process is challenging. As a supervisor, you need to take responsibility for the team to provide collaborative opportunities within and with other departments. 

Successfully guiding your teams through projects and change can be difficult, but the rewards have lasting impact. As a supervisor, having foundational knowledge of project management and change management is crucial.

Knowing your resources is a fundamental support for all new supervisors. This will enable you to make ethical and timely decisions while perceiving the impact and implications of those decisions.

If you are within your first year as a new Virginia Tech supervisor, we encourage you to register for this program. All supervisors are welcome to register for this program.

Earn your badge of completion for the Fast Track for New Supervisors program by completing all five modules within one year of beginning the program. You are encouraged to complete the modules consecutively.

If you are a person with a disability and wish to request an accommodation to participate in this program, please contact Talent Development via email at

Sign up for this course today!