UMKC Supervisory Development Series

Calling all UMKC supervisors—the start of a new semester can be a great time to invest in your own professional development! The UMKC Supervisory Development Series will begin with Supervisory Foundations on Wednesday, January 17, 2018. This certificate program is made up of 10 in person courses and 8 online myLearn topics. Program facilitators use a UMKC prospective to guide you through a wide range of supervisory-related topics. This is a great opportunity to build up your supervisor’s toolkit and meet and network with other supervisors.

Program Benefits

For those new to supervision, the Supervisory Development Series will provide opportunities to meet with colleagues and learn foundational management and leadership strategies. Experienced supervisors will benefit from University-focused program content. Upon completion of the Supervisory Development Series, participants will be able to:

  • Describe essential supervisory responsibilities
  • Understand UMKC policies and how to effectively respond to and handle common management issues
  • Utilize Time and Labor to effectively record time for yourself and employees
  • Understand the Family and Medical Leave Act and when employees should be utilizing leave regarding FMLA guidelines
  • Implement effective strategies to interview and select qualifying candidates for open positions
  • Resolve performance and disciplinary issues by implementing fair progressive disciplinary processes

Enroll through myLearn at UMKC Supervisory Development Series.

Supervisors will also find an important resource page on the UMKC Human Resources website under About Us, called Supervisory Resources. You will find information and guides on topics ranging from recruitment and onboarding to performance management and trending topics for supervisors.

If you have questions or would like more information, please contact Susi Mickey at

Winter Break Reduced Operations

The University of Missouri, including the UMKC campus, will be operating under a reduced operation plan during the period starting the day after the Christmas Day holiday is observed and running through the end of the day before New Year’s Day is observed, (December 26 – December 31). Normal business operations will resume on January 2, 2019.

If you are in a position that accrues vacation, sick leave and personal days, you are eligible for winter break paid leave during this period. Unit leadership will determine whether any employees will be required to work during the winter break and will directly notify those employees. If you are required to work during the winter break, you will receive the same amount of paid time off to be used sometime before November 30 of the following year or they will be forfeited.

For additional information, you can view the official Collected Rules and Regulations as well as the Winter Break Reduced Operations Q&A document. Additionally, Human Resources can be reached at 816-235-1621.