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Management Fundamentals Certificate Series

Successful managers help their department succeed by:

  • Empowering and motivating their employees
  • Juggling a wide range of tasks and deadlines effectively
  • Knowing how to effectively manage people and their performance
  • Helping others achieve their potential
  • Ensuring that the business at hand is taken care of properly

If you would like to become a more effective supervisor, MU Human Resource Services offers the Management Fundamentals Certificate Series.  In this series, courses are presented that cover the information you need in order to improve your management skills.

This nine-course series is geared toward employees who are new to a supervising staff position or the University. However, the series also provides useful information to anyone with supervisory responsibilities. All courses are presented by HRS, the Missouri Training Institute, and experts from across the system.

Course Schedule

This academic year, we are offering two cohorts of courses. The Traditional Cohort will meet once a month from September through May.  This year we are also adding a Fast Track Cohort that will meet for the nine classes between September and December.

Courses take place from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in Room 194 of the General Services Building.

A full schedule is listed below. Check out our course descriptions for more information on each individual course.

Course Name

Cohort 1


Cohort 2

Fast Track

Leadership, Integrity and

Empowering Employees

8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
September 14, 2017

Coaching for Improved

Employee Performance

8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
October 5, 2017

Handling Conflict


8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
November 16, 2017

It's the Law! The Fair Labor

Standards Act (FLSA)

8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
December 14, 2017

8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
September 21, 2017

Interviewing and Selecting


8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
January 4, 2018

8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
October 19, 2017

It's the Law! The Family and

Medical Leave Act (FMLA)

8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
February 1, 2018

8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
October 26, 2017

Fair and Effective Discipline

8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
March 1, 2018

8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
November 30, 2017

Performance Management

8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
April 5, 2018

8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
December 7, 2017

Creating a Culture of

Diversity, Inclusion and Health

8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
May 3, 2018

8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
December 21, 2017


To register for the Management Fundamentals Certificate Series, complete the survey. Make sure to include your cohort preference in the survey.

 The registration fee is $100. After you register, you will receive a follow-up email with directions for paying the fee.

If you have any questions or would like more information, email us.

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Last updated: Nov. 30, 2017