group picture of participants who completed the supervisor development program


How can you maximize your potential as a supervisor at CSU? Experience teaches us that focusing on self discovery, relationship building, systems thinking, and coaching helps us to become successful leaders who inspire their teams.

To improve the quality of supervision and engagement, Talent Development has created the Supervisor Development Program. The Supervisor Development Program at CSU is designed to provide faculty and staff with the tools they need to be effective and inspired in their respective roles at the university.

To ensure a positive environment among all employees, the Supervisor Development Program (SDP) is a requirement for all faculty and staff who supervise non-student employees. The program offers a variety of developmental courses to be completed within a three year time frame. For the Program Overview, see this .pdf entitled SDP Checklist.

SDP University Requirement Completions

Supervisor Development university requirement completion graph

The graph above displays the total number of learners who completed the Supervisor Development Program in the month of March from 2018-2020 and in the month of August from 2020-2021.

Take a look at what our participants have to say about the SDP program:

"I love the programs that are offered. They help me develop professionally and encourage me to stretch beyond my job description. I am better able to convey concerns and contribute more effectively to CSU."

-SDP Training Participant

“I have already applied several of the skills provided in this training. In just two days it has already made a difference in the huge project I am working on currently.”

- Mindset for Supervisors Participant

“I thoroughly appreciated the various activities and the multiple ways in which we addressed different ideas - on our own, through group discussion, and through written activities.”

- Mindset for Supervisors Participant

Supervisor Development Program Checklist

Do you have questions about your status in the program? Track your progress on our .pdf version of the SDP Checklist. If you have further questions about your status after viewing the document, please email Nakia Lilly.


If you have questions about certification progress or registration, please feel free to email Nakia Lilly or contact her by phone at (970) 491-1376

How the SDP Works

Expand the description of the SDP University Requirement Program. Access to the PDF guide.

Expand the description of the SDP Certification Program. Access to the PDF guide.


How Long is the Program? You can complete the program at your own pace however, it is suggested that you completed the program within three years. It is possible to complete the entire program in less than a year if you so desire.

The time commitment for each month is determined by each participant. The four Foundation classes combined are 13 hours.

The four Core and Elective classes will vary from about 2-4 hours in length depending on the classes you select. A variety of classes are held each month, so participants can take each class at their own pace.
Is the program only for current supervisors? The program is designed for employees currently in a supervisor role, but those who aspire for a supervisor or team lead role can also participate in the program.
How do I sign up and what do I sign up for? Everyone should start with the Foundation classes. It’s best to begin with Mindset for Supervisors which is an overview of how to use your strengths and your team’s strengths to enhance the workplace.

While you are taking the Foundation classes, you can also take the Core and Elective classes to enhance your education.

Register for any class by logging in at the My Learning website.
How do I submit my SDP Checkpoints in My Learning so that I can complete my program?Please reference this visual tutorial to walk you through the process of submitting your SDP Checkpoints.
Can I get transfer credit for other trainings I've taken? TD will evaluate your outside training for credit. Please fill out this form to submit your request! If this form is not working, please email with your request.