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Supervisory Certificate Program

The Supervisory Certificate Program (SCP) is intended to help Drexel supervisors gain the knowledge, information and tools to become more effective members of Drexel’s management team. Now an established and sought-after offering, the SCP gives participants an opportunity to develop their professional skill sets, enhance self-confidence, and strengthen a culture of excellence. The SCP is offered by the Human Resources Talent Development team as part of a comprehensive approach to building leadership capacity throughout Drexel. Participants reflect on their experience below.

Program Requirements

If you are interested in becoming a Supervisory Certificate Program participant, please request your immediate supervisor or manager to email a letter of recommendation to

Upon acceptance into the program, you will be notified via email with instructions on how to register for the next available Fundamentals of Supervision workshop. This full day workshop is the first of five required core courses and a prerequisite for the other four core courses. While participants are welcome to attend as many electives as they want, only two are required for program graduation. Electives (unless a level II) may be taken in any order the participant chooses.

For complete course descriptions and to register for these workshops, please visit Career Pathway (log in using your Drexel Credentials).

Core Courses Elective Courses
Fundamentals of Supervision (prerequisite) (6 hours) Building High Performing Teams (3 hours) Leading with Emotional Intelligence (3 hours)
Leading Across Differences (3 hours) Coaching for Excellence (3 hours) Legal Interviewing (3 hours)
Managing Within the Law (3 hours) Delegation (3 hours) Managing Performance Issues (3 hours)
Developmental Leadership (3 hours) Guiding Change and Transition (3 hours) Productive Conflict I (3 hours)
Understanding Your Style with the MBTI (3 hours) Guiding Students at Work (3 hours)

What participants are saying about the program

Rocky Cooper

Rocky Cooper
Systems Administrator
The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University

"The Supervisory Certificate Program helped me realize my potential for success in a leadership position. Each course had its own way of instilling self-confidence and fostering further development of my professional skills. Group activities provided a great environment for networking with colleagues while practicing new skills and principles learned during SCP."

Angel Hogan

Angel Hogan
Department Manager, Finance
LeBow College of Business

"I so appreciate the opportunity to learn more about the fundamentals of supervision at my own pace, particularly being able to select electives based on my more direct interests. Also wonderful was the chance to network with colleagues from various schools and departments across the University."