Professional & Organizational Development

SLP Supervisor Orientation


Due to current restrictions on in-person gatherings, SLP Supervisor Orientation has transitioned to an online format which will launch on July 6. Please register and you’ll receive a link to the training when it launches.


New or newly promoted supervisors often face a steep learning curve when trying to understand how human resources works at the UW. You must be able to understand and apply a myriad of policies related to everything from ethics in public service to working with unionized employees. Missteps or gaps in knowledge can jeopardize your credibility, put the University at risk, or result in employees being given misinformation or even being treated unfairly or inconsistently.

Objectives and curriculum

In this workshop, explore your responsibilities as an agent of the University, discover how to partner with UW Human Resources, learn about human resource fundamentals, and review the following:

  • Performance management
  • Disability accommodation resources
  • SafeCampus resources
  • HR at the U
  • Staff diversity and hiring cycle
  • Ethics and policies — discrimination and harassment
  • Compensation, layoff and restructuring
  • Leave administration
  • Union contracts / labor relations
Workshops and registration

All new supervisors or newly promoted supervisors should attend this workshop as soon as possible after starting in the supervisory role and should also attend SLP Level 1.

If you’ve already registered for SLP Level 1, you’re required to also register for SLP Supervisor Orientation.