Supervisory Management Certificate


Motivate, lead, think creatively and master the big picture

Designed for supervisors at all levels — novice, veteran or aspiring — Supervisory Management courses from Extended Studies provide the tools necessary to successfully motivate, lead, think creatively and see the big picture. In a highly interactive setting, program participants will examine the techniques and philosophies that work for their peers and develop strategies to effectively supervise, manage and direct a workforce. To earn a certificate in Supervisory Management, a student must successfully complete a total of 10 courses, consisting of five Supervisory Management core courses and five professional development courses approved as electives. Certificates of completion are awarded at the conclusion of each course. Upon completion of the 10 courses, a Certificate in Supervisory Management will be awarded. Please note that Project Management Essentials courses, Supervisory Management core, and Human Resources Management core courses may only be applied toward the completion requirements of one certificate program.

Required Core Courses:

  • Effective Communication Skills in the Workplace*
  • Legal Aspects and Liability Issues for Employers*
  • Managing and Supervising People*
  • Performance Management*
  • Strategies for Understanding Financial Statements*
NEW! Five-Core-Course Discount
Individuals who register for all five Supervisory Management core courses at the same time will receive a 10 percent discount. Please call (775) 784-4062 or 1-800-233-8928 to register for all five courses at the same time and ask to receive the five-core-course discount (not available for online registrations). Completion of all five courses is required to receive the discount; participant-initiated cancellations void the discount.

*Courses marked with an asterisk have been approved or submitted for approval for six to 12 recertification credit hours toward PHR or SPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute (HRCI). For more information about certification and recertification, please visit the HRCI homepage at Click the links below for course descriptions and online registration.

Certificate Completion Criteria (10 Courses Required)
Courses may be taken independently and require no formal admission to the University.
Required Courses
Effective Communications Skills in the Workplace
Legal Aspects & Liability Issues for Employers
Managing & Supervising People
Performance Management
Strategies for Understanding Financial Statements
Core Courses As Electives
Administrative Law: Understanding Policy, Rules and Decisions
Compensation & Benefits
Cooperative Government: Understanding Intergovernmental Relations
Employee Relations
Employment, Placement & Practices
Human Resources Training and Development
Public Finance: How the Dollars Are Distributed
Public Management: Goals and Practices
Public Sector Human Resources
Current Elective Pool
Applying Emotional Intelligence in the Workplace
Bringing Out the Best of a Multigenerational Workforce
Business Writing for Results
Coaching Skills for Managers: The Who, What, Where, Why and How
Conducting an Effective Workplace Investigation
Conducting Successful Interviews
Critical Skills For Supervisors: Managing Today’s Workforce
Delegating Efficiently and Effectively
Effective Discipline & Documentation
Elements of Accident Investigation
Employee Orientations: From Design to Implementation
Employee Retention Tactics That Work
Enhancing Your Listening Skills
Grassroots Lobbying: How to Make a Difference at the NV Legislature
Improving Your Workplace Cultural IQ
Local Government Finance - the Basics
Payroll Fundamentals
Planning and Implementing Employee Events and Recognition Programs
Project Management Essentials
Public Sector Human Resources
Safety Issues for HR: Recording and Reporting
Talking Till You're Blue? How to Handle Difficult Conversations
The Human Factor of Project Management
Understanding the Collective Bargaining Process
Unions 101
Working with the Problem Employee
Workplace Violence: Don't Be Blindsided
Writing Grants: An Overview
Your Español: Engaging and Practical Workplace Communication