Developing as a Supervisor Certificate Series

As of May 31, 2024 the Developing as a Supervisor (DaaS) Series has been discontinued and replaced with a new program, People Management Essentials. For questions, please write

A supervisor is one of the most important positions at UC Davis, one that deserves investment and support to ensure success for both the supervisor’s career and the university’s pursuit of organizational excellence.

An effective supervisor models excellent interpersonal communication; inspires a common vision; demonstrates respect for a diverse community; encourages teamwork and collaboration; and coaches, evaluates and develops people in alignment with our university vision. A decision maker, problem solver, conflict manager, coach, motivator - these are some of the many roles a supervisor will assume. Designed for new-to-role supervisors, the UC Davis “Developing as a Supervisor” certificate integrates the essential aspects of supervision at UC Davis.

New supervisors will have eighteen months to complete the certificate series.  New leads are also encouraged to complete this series. 

Required Courses:


Performance Management

Employee and Labor Relations

Risk Management