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Nominations Open for the New Supervisors Professional Development Program

Priority: Informational

The Office of Professional Development & Learning Management is pleased to announce that starting January 2021, we will once again be offering our New Supervisors Professional Development Program to all new CUNY supervisors. The program is designed to address the knowledge and skill gaps most often experienced by CUNY supervisors with less than 2 years of experience.


Curriculum competencies that have been identified as integral to CUNY management success include, but are not limited to:

  • Employee Engagement
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Communication/ Effective Feedback
  • Delegation
  • Conflict Management
  • Performance Management and more…


Additionally, due to the abrupt changes and challenges that have occurred over the last year, we have updated our curriculum to address some of these issues for managers. The program will now include a live, remote workshop on Managing Your Remote Workforce. The second phase of the program will also include a Diversity & Inclusion training series that will discuss CUNY’s policies on Equal Employment & Non-Discrimination and Sexual Misconduct, as well as recognizing unconscious bias.


Eligibility Criteria & Nominations

Managers may nominate employees using the nomination link provided below. Please review the following criteria carefully to ensure that your selected supervisors meet the following program eligibility requirements:

  • Participants must be nominated by their direct supervisor.
  • Participants must be new supervisors with two years or less of experience as a CUNY supervisor.
  • Participants must have at least one direct report.
  • Participants must remain in an active employee status for the duration of the program (January 2021 through June 2021).
    • Supervisors with planned LOAs of one month or longer are not eligible to participate. 
  • Participants must be ready and willing to complete all program activities during their regular working hours.  This includes:
    • Completing all mandatory online courses through LinkedIn Learning (approximately 22 hours).
    • Selecting and completing elective online courses through LinkedIn Learning (a minimum of 5 courses).
    • Completing all live, remote workshops on CUNY specific topics.
    • Completing an Individual Development Plan (IDP) with their supervisor.


Nomination forms must be submitted online by Wednesday, December 23rd and will be reviewed for program eligibility. Selected participants will be notified by the following week. Managers may click here to complete the nomination form. Seats are limited so make sure to submit your nominations as soon as possible!

Additional information about the program can be found here. Questions about the program should be addressed to Despina Kouvaros at


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