Leading at USU

USU recognizes the importance of investing in developing leaders (both formal and informal leaders) to become better for those they lead. USU also recognizes that better leaders make better contributors to the university’s mission. In the end, this effort will impact those that the institution serves, namely students, faculty, staff, administrators, and future world leaders.

What is the Leading at USU Certificate and how do I get started?

The Leading at USU series is a collection of live trainings (virtually and classroom) designed to help USU leaders and supervisors in their roles.


  • Supervisor's First 90-day Checklist
  • Effective Communication
  • Strategies for Recognizing, Motivating and Engaging Employees
  • Developing Performance
  • Managing Difficult Employees
  • Understanding Employment Law
  • Overview of FMLA and ADA
  • Title IX for Supervisors
  • Onboarding and Offboarding
  • Hiring Right
  • Compensation Strategies
  • Coaching for Success
  • Setting a Vision
  • Execute Effectively without Micromanagement
  • Building Trust on a Team

Sign up for the Introduction to Leading at USU course to get started and learn more about the certificate.

What Courses are available in the Leading at USU series and how do I enroll?

Leaders can enroll in individual courses based on interest or needs; or you can work towards the certificate by completing all the listed classes below. Leaders do not need to take the courses in order; however, some courses have prerequisites, as listed.

Course enrollment is available through the university's Institutional Learning Management System (ILS). Click on the links below to enroll for courses individually.

Leading at USU Certification Course Requirements

Checklist PDF

Leading at USU Foundational Courses Part A-D:
Leading at USU Management System Courses:

Please note: Some courses my require a charge to the department for training materials and/or licensing fee.