Western Kentucky University

CWD: Supervisor Certificate Program



The Consortium Supervisor Certificate Program is a competency driven program that will assist in building general supervisory skills as well as the basics of leadership behavior. It consists of a series of 9 core competency based classes, plus an additional 6 elective classes of the participants’ choosing. The program is designed to be completed in one year in order to receive the certificate.

This program is being offered as a cohort, a relatively small group of students, usually between 15 and 22, who start and finish their training together.

Explanation of the Model

The focus of each section of the model is described below:

Red Section: Continuous Improvement

To improve the organization, a supervisor should be able to:

  • Manage change
  • Solve problems and making decisions
  • Influence others
  • Take risks and be innovative
  • Set vision and strategy
  • Manage work flow
  • Understand and navigate within the organization

Yellow Section: Supervisory Tools

For self improvement, a supervisor should be able to:

  • Demonstrate ethics and integrity
  • Display drive and purpose
  • Exhibit leadership stature
  • Increase capacity to learn
  • Develop adaptability
  • Enhance business skills and knowledge

Green Section: Results Through Others

To help others improve, supervisors should be able to:

  • Communicate effectively
  • Develop others
  • Value diversity and difference
  • Build and maintain relationships
  • Manage effective teams and work groups
 Last Modified 11/22/13