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Managerial Development Subway Stop 2

Learn about supervising at UC San Diego.

New to supervising at UC San Diego? 

Engage in the onboarding resources to help build awareness of the policies and procedures, connect with your HR and University support network, and acclimate to the university culture. To learn more about 2024 offerings click here.

Note: For a visual comparison of the Subway Stop 2 resources, use the Learning Resources for New Supervisors of Campus Staff: A Comparison Chart.


Supervisors’ HR Toolkit

This toolkit includes resources and information put together by your Campus HR Partners and includes key topics you should know as a supervisor at UC San Diego. Topics include: prevention of harrassment and discrimination, supporting your teams, safety training, hiring, being a responsible employee, confidentiality, and the Faculty Staff Assistance Program.

Purpose: Access these resources the moment you become a supervisor within the UC San Diego Campus community.

Delivery Method: On-demand online

Supervising @UCSD​

This orientation provides an overview of the most important do’s and don'ts of supervising at UC San Diego, emphasizing best practices, recognizing areas that may implicate laws and regulations, and connecting with resources to help navigate supervisory challenges.

Purpose: This is recommended as the first course for Campus supervisors/managers who are new to supervising at the university.

Delivery Method: Live online

Survey Course (Supervisory Training Laboratory)​

The Supervisory Training Laboratory (Sup Lab) cohort will engage in self and team assessment activities, case study examinations, and small group projects to explore supervisory skills and strategies.

Purpose: This course is recommended for those who are within the first few years (up to 2 years) of the supervisor/manager role. It is recommended to complete “Supervising at UC San Diego” first, followed by “Supervisory Training Laboratory.”

Delivery Method: Live online

Core Courses

Log in to the UC Learning Center to review the offerings and enroll in these courses: 

Purpose: The three core courses are to be completed after “S@UCSD” and can be taken in any order. The courses are tailored for new supervisors/managers and can be helpful for experienced supervisors/managers who want to refresh their supervisory toolkit.

Delivery Method: Live online

Lifecycle Series

These are supervisor/manager-specific trainings hosted by Campus Human Resources and HR Partners.

On demand options available via the UC Learning Center:

Instructor-Led Options

Purpose: The lifecycle courses provide a deeper exploration into specific subject areas and are facilitated by experts in the respective fields.

Delivery Method: Live online

Toolkit for Team Building

The Toolkit for Team Building includes instructions and resources for you to select and facilitate an activity with your team. Assess your team’s needs and build rapport with your team via self-serve activities.

Purpose: The Toolkit for Team Building provides a structure and affiliated activities for  supervisors/managers to encourage open communication and the active inclusion of all voices.

Delivery Method: On-demand online

UC People Management Certificate

The UC People Management Series and Certificate is for anyone who currently manages or supervises people or aspires to manage people and includes topics such as: performance management, implicit bias, change management, and communications.

Purpose: The certificate coursework is designed to increase people management capabilities at UC San Diego as well as across the entire UC system.

Delivery Method: On-demand online