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At a Glance

Supervisory Institute

For more than 60 years, the University of Indianapolis has provided training for businesses and individuals. Whether you are a new supervisor or experienced manager, the Supervisory Institute (SI) will develop and enhance your leadership skills. This seminar is a comprehensive, two-day knowledge- and skill-building workshop for those wanting to improve their leadership and management abilities.

Who should attend?

  • Newly promoted supervisors and middle managers with less than two years in a supervisory position
  • Project managers with supervisory responsibilities
  • Supervisors with little or no recent management training or education
  • Supervisory personnel with fewer than two years of supervisory experience with your company
  • Employees in leadership roles (e.g., executive secretaries, team leaders, office managers, etc.)

Typical topics

Training topics are facilitated by a practitioner/facilitator from the University of Indianapolis or the private sector. The following are topics offered through the Division for Professional Engagement.

Building Trust
Business Simulations
Change in Multi-Cultural Organizations
Conflict Management
Connecting Generations
Continuous Improvement
Creating Your Vision
Crisis Management
Critical Thinking
Customer Service - Culture of Empathy
Customer Service - Negotiating Success
Effective Feedback
Effective Listening
Emotional Intelligence

Facilitator Skills Training
First Time Managers
Instructional Systems
Leadership Influence and Power
Learning Styles
Learning Theory
Managing Cultural Differences
Organizational Change
Situational Leadership
Skills for Effective Communication
Stress Management
Team Building
Team Roles
Thinking & Planning Strategically

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2017 Fall Supervisory Institute

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2018 Spring Supervisory Institute

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Solutions-based training for businesses

DPE offers contract training for businesses, specially designed to meet your organization's needs. Learn more ►

These programs can also be offered at your business location with special pricing. For information and pricing, please contact the Division for Professional Engagement at or call 317-788-3393.