Supervising the UB Way

Designed for supervisors who are new to the University or recently promoted, this orientation will introduce you to UB management philosophies and policies. 

Presented in two half-day sessions, this introductory class provides the tools needed to be successful in your supervisory role. You will interact with other new supervisors and discuss various topics including coaching employees, organizational climate, managing performance and dealing with change. This class is offered at least twice a year.

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Learning Outcomes

  • The role supervisors play in building a great place to work
  • The supervisor’s impact on organizational climate, managing performance and dealing with change
  • Sources of support for supervisors at UB
  • Actions you can take to build trust within your group
  • Steps to create a Healthy Climate in your department

Intended Audience

UB faculty and staff who supervise at least one other person and are new to the role of supervision at UB 


Completion of a pre-training reading assignment (sent via email one week prior to class)



Class Schedule and Registration

Log in to UB EDGE to view class dates and register. (Don't have a UB EDGE account? Search for dates on the UB Calendar and email or call 716-645-4459 to register.)

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Susan Steck

Manager, Organizational Effectiveness and Orientation Programs

Organizational Development & Training

Phone: 716-645-4431


Contact for Questions

Kerry Lynch

Kerry Gangi

Program Coordinator & Communications Specialist

Organizational Development and Training

Phone: 716-645-4459


The University at Buffalo is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with any disabilities. If you require accommodations to participate in this session, please contact Organizational Development & Training (OD&T) at (716) 645-4459 or prior to attending the class. Please allow ample time for OD&T to work with the Office of Accessibility Resources to arrange accommodations.