Supervisory Skills Certificate

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In today’s workplace, individuals are often promoted to supervisory responsibilities because they have developed technical expertise in their positions. However, they are often unable to effectively supervise their workforce. This certificate program has been developed to train new or inexperienced supervisors in the interpersonal aspects of supervision, and to help or assist established supervisors to advance their skills.

This program consists of six one-day workshops, including three required seminars and three electives chosen from a number of offerings. The program is offered in Portsmouth and in Manchester. You are required to complete the program within two years. For those wishing to complete the program sooner, sufficient topics are offered each year.

Certificate Requirements:

Certificate requires completion of three "required" seminars and three "elective" workshops within a two year period.

Required Seminars (choose 3):

Electives (choose 3):

Several electives are offered each semester that apply to this program, including topics in critical thinking; change management; financial management; interpersonal and communication skills; teambuilding; and hiring, firing, and performance appraisal. 

Current elective offerings include:


Note: Electives change and are indicated by the code SS at the end of a seminar description.

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Student Story

Allie Plack

In 2016, I completed the Communication Skills Certificate program through Professional Development & Training at UNH. I was amazed by the variety of workshops and conferences offered as part of the program.  Most notably, I enjoyed Analyzing Workstyles: Using MBTI to Improve Communication and Making Your Business Writing More Effective, as they offered strategies and skills that I could immediately implement back at my office. At all of the programs I attended, the instructors always offered valuable experience, knowledge, and applicable examples.