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    Program Overview & Benefits

    The Partnership's Basics of Supervision Certificate Program is an exciting online learning and career development opportunity that will help employees develop the fundamental skills necessary to become an effective supervisor.

    Foundational Competencies

    Workplace development competencies are job-based skills employees need to succeed across a wide variety of occupations. When you complete this certificate, you will have an opportunity to enhance your skills in one or more competency areas. You can learn more about these competencies by visiting the Workforce Development Competencies page. This certificate will assist you in developing the following competency:

    Interpersonal and Customer Relations   Professionalism and Self-Management


    All CSEA-represented NYS employees are eligible to participate. Supervisory approval is not required for courses taken at home. It may be possible for employees to take courses during working hours with supervisory approval.

    Time Frames

    Employees can register for the Basics of Supervision Certificate Program between November 16, 2020 and May 30, 2021. Courses will be available from November 16, 2020 through May 31, 2021. All courses must be completed by May 31, 2021.

    Required Courses

    Participants are required to successfully complete 15 courses and achieve a passing grade of 70% or higher in each course. All online learning courses will be taken through the Statewide Learning Management System (SLMS). Would you like more information about SLMS and online learning?


    Participants who successfully complete the required 15 courses by May 31, 2021 will be awarded a Basics of Supervision certificate from the Partnership. To print your certificate, log into SLMS, go to My Learning page, locate the appropriate certificate program, and click on the Print Certificate button. Note: The Print Certificate button will only be available if the status is Completed.


    Not sure if you are registered already or need help? Contact us at (518) 486-7814 or (800) 253-4332 (for areas outside the Capital Region) or email OnlineLearningHelp@nyscseapartnership.org.

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