Management Certificate Program

Fall 2016 Certificate Recognition Ceremony

Qualifications
This curriculum program is intended for frontline supervisors (manages individual contributors) and mid-level managers (manages other managers). If you are not currently a supervisor, but would like to participate, you must also submit two letters of recommendation.

Application Process
Prior to beginning the program, all participants must complete an application.

*Now accepting applications for our Spring 2017 Management Certificate Program cohort

Program Structure
This program has 6 required core courses and a minimum of 12 hours of elective classes (selected based on the needs of each individual). A program participant must complete all core courses and elective hours in order to graduate. Certificate is provided by Valdosta State University Continuing Education Department.

Cohort size - minimum of 8 and a maximum of 20 individuals per class.

This is formulated to be a two-year program, with all your required courses and electives having been taken within two years of your application to the program. Courses are offered so that you can complete the program within a year.

All courses are designed using Adult Learning Principles and contain elements of group discussion, homework assignments and a pass/fail test after each course. Tests will not only assess knowledge learned but skills and
abilities demonstrated. Some course content will be delivered online.

Core Curriculum

  • Fundamentals of Management and Supervision (offered Fall term/6 hours)
  • HR 101  (hybrid course) (offered Fall term/6 hours)
  • Coaching for Success (offered Fall term/3 contact hours)
  • Service Excellence: Management Issues & Strategies (offered Fall term/ 3 hours)
  • Leading a Diverse Workforce (offered Summer term/3.5 hours)
  • Conflict Management for Leaders (offered Spring term/ 4 hours)

Elective Courses this Semester:


Exploration of Diversity-Introduction
University Center Rose Room
Wednesday, February 1
10 AM - 12 PM
Who Moved My Cheese
University Center Rose Room
Tuesday, March 14
2 PM - 5 PM
Exploration of Diversity-Advanced
University Center Rose Room
Wednesday, February 8
1 PM - 3 PM
How to Turn Conflict into Collaboration
Student Union Meeting Rm. 1 A&B
Thursday, March 23
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Leadership Profile and Personal Plan
University Center Rose Room
Tuesday, February 14
1:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Organization and Time Management
University Center Rose Room
Tuesday, March 28
1:30 PM – 4:30 PM

Policy and the Right Thing to Do: Sexual Harassment and Discrimination
University Center Rose Room
Tuesday, February 21
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Assertiveness Communication Training
University Center Rose Room
Tuesday, April 4
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Thriving During Times of Change
University Center Rose Room
Wednesday, February 22
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Effective Meetings
University Center Rose Room
Tuesday, April 18
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Micro-aggression and Unconscious Bias
University Center Rose Room
Wednesday, March 01
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

How to Hire the Right Person
University Center Magnolia Room 1
Tuesday, May 09
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Listening and Interpersonal Communication
University Center Rose Room
Wednesday, March 08
1:30 PM – 4:30 PM


Future courses:

Classes vary in length from 1/2 day to full-day courses. Most are 1/2 day courses.

    • How to Hire the Right Person (Spring term)
    • Workplace Violence (varies)
    • Building a Team and Motivating Your Workforce (Summer term)
    • Guiding Your Staff Through Change (Summer term)
    • Effective Meeting Management (Spring term)
    • Business Writing (Summer term)
    • Presentation Skills
    • Delivering Effective Performance Appraisals (Spring term)
    • Employment Law (under development)
    • Lean Six Sigma Series (Spring term)
    • Additional electives may be selected from the list of courses offered by Employee and Organizational Development. Class must have a leadership or management emphasis.

If you have any questions, please call our office at 259-5105, or send us a message.