FAQs

Who is eligible to participate in The Institute for Supervisory Excellence?
Any faculty or staff member who is in a supervisory role.

What are the benefits of participating in this leadership opportunity? 
Participants will benefit in a variety of ways including, but not limited to, learning from and with other supervisors, obtaining new ideas and resources, receiving a personalized CliftonStrengths assessment, engaging in group project, making a positive difference in the workplace, and reaching their fullest potential.

How much will it cost? 
There is no cost to selected individuals or their respective department.

Can I join at any time? 
Unfortunately, no. The program is designed to be completed in cohorts. Applications are accepted in the fall and new cohorts start in January. If interested participants are not available for each session, for the full duration, we ask that you wait to participate in the program until a time when you can attend all sessions in their entirety.

How will participants be selected?

A team of reviewers will assess the applications and select individuals based on the information provided on the application. Selections will further be made in consideration of potential class composition. Approximately 25 to 30 participants are selected for each cohort.

What is the time commitment? 
The in-person courses, which are typically 3 hours each, must be completed in the year you begin the program. Additionally, all participants will complete a group project. In addition, some courses may require pre-work and post-work assignments, which include but are not limited to completing assessments, pre-reading, group work, and self-reflection. Overall, it is estimated that a commitment of 8-10 hours per month will be needed to successfully complete the program.

What if I miss a class? 
We hope that you will take every opportunity to ensure your attendance for each class, but we do know it’s possible for an unforeseen conflict to arise. If that does happen, you will be asked to work with the facilitator to co-create a comparable learning experience.

Who do I contact for questions?

If you have questions or need additional information on The Institute for Supervisory Excellence, please email Talent and Organization Development.

Human Resources Administration

Lockefield Village
980 Indiana Ave, Suite 1156
Indianapolis, IN 46202
Phone: 812-856-1234
Email: askhr@iu.edu

Office Hours
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.