The Professional Development and Learning Office is pleased to announce that starting February 2022, they will once again be offering the New Supervisors Program to all new CUNY supervisors. The program is designed to address the knowledge and skill gaps most often experienced by CUNY supervisors with less than two years of experience.

Curriculum competencies that have been identified as integral to CUNY management success include, but are not limited to:

·       Employee Engagement

·       Emotional Intelligence

·       Communication/ Effective Feedback

·       Delegation

·       Conflict Management

·       Performance Management and more…

Eligibility Criteria and Nominations

Managers may nominate employees using the online nomination form. Please review the following criteria carefully to ensure that your selected supervisors meet the following program eligibility requirements:

  • Participants must be nominated by their direct supervisor.
  • Participants must be new supervisors with two years or less of experience as a CUNY supervisor with at least one direct report.
  • Participants must remain in an active employee status for the duration of the program (February through June 2022).
    • Supervisors with planned LOAs of one month or longer are not eligible to participate. 
  • Participants must be ready and willing to complete all program activities during their regular working hours. This includes:
    • Completing all mandatory online courses through LinkedIn Learning (approximately 22 hours).
    • Selecting and completing elective online courses through LinkedIn Learning (a minimum of five courses).
    • Completing all live, remote workshops on CUNY specific topics.
    • Completing an Individual Development Plan (IDP) with their supervisor.

Nomination forms must be submitted online by Friday, Jan. 21 and will be reviewed for program eligibility. Selected participants will be notified by the week of Feb. 7. Managers may go online to complete the nomination form. Seats are limited, so make sure to submit your nominations as soon as possible.

Additional information about the program can be found online. Questions about the program should be addressed to Despina Kouvaros at

Be well.

By Human Resources