Human Resources Series for Supervisors & Managers

The Human Resources Series for Supervisors and Managers (HR Series) is a multi-topic series focused on the basic information required to understand human resources policies and guiding principles. Providing crucial information to create a positive workforce and productive work environment, this series of seminars is vital to successful supervision and management.

Facilitated by professionals from Illinois Human Resources (IHR); Faculty/Staff Assistance and Well-Being Services (FSAWS); Office of the Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (OVCDEI ); and other campus units, these essential seminars provide the know-how to consistently interpret and apply university policies, rules, and procedures.

The HR Series helps supervisors and managers:

  • Reduce conflict on the job
  • Increase clarity of goals and objectives
  • Address common human resources issues
  • Know how and where to get help
  • Give employees effective, timely, performance-based feedback
  • Solve problems quickly
  • Create a positive workforce and productive work environment

In the long term, the HR Series will result in fewer employee relations issues that need to be escalated. The ultimate benefit to all participants will be an increased understanding of the university human capital approach and culture.

All Fall 2023 HR Series seminars will be offered EITHER in person OR via Zoom (please note the venue when you register). Seminars are three hours and begin promptly at 9 a.m. Pre-registration is required for all seminars.

Pre-registration is required for all seminars.

Target Audience:

  • All newly hired supervisors and managers
  • All recently promoted supervisors and managers
  • Managers and administrators who need an understanding of university HR policies and principles

What Is the HR Series Completion Certificate?
The HR Series Completion Certificate is completed when a participant attends all of the core curriculum seminars and 4 of the elective seminars within 6 HR Series terms (including the current term) of the first seminar taken. The HR Series Completion Certificate is being adopted as a professional standard for supervisors and managers by units across campus.
Completion Certificate Policy

Registration for the HR Series is available to University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign employees free of charge. Find a list of the descriptions for these seminars here. To register for these seminars, use the registration links located in the “HR Series” items in the training calendar below. We will open seminars for registration on the second Tuesday of each month.

You can receive notification of available HR Series seminars, as well as other professional development opportunities, by subscribing to the ELOE Professional Development bulletin. Subscribe to the Professional Development Bulletin.

HR Series 2023-2024 Calendar

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