2022 Syllabus

Whether you are a current, new or aspiring Auburn supervisor, developing and improving your managerial skills on an ongoing basis will help you meet new challenges in every area of your career.

Auburn University’s Supervisor Pathways is available to equip you with the skills and knowledge to manage a significant asset — its people. Pathways will help you become a problem solver, conflict manager, coach and motivator.

You will learn to be effective, modeling excellence in communication, teamwork, collaboration and performance management, while demonstrating respect for Auburn’s diverse working community.

Check out the Supervisor Pathways testimonials video to hear what past and current participants are saying about the Pathway!

By the Numbers


Current Pathways Participants



Program Graduates as of January 2022


Participating Colleges and Divisions


Approximate hours of time commitment over two years

What if I'm Not a Supervisor?

Aspiring supervisors are welcome to join the Pathway! Employees who seek a supervisory role work toward Supervisor Pathways certification alongside their program peers over a two-year period.

How Does it Work?

Supervisor Pathways is designed to provide Auburn University Supervisors with meaningful knowledge, skills, and behaviors necessary to be an effective manager and a developer of others.

The Pathways program includes a range of classes designed with AU in mind. Classes are free and open to all faculty and staff over a two-year schedule.

To “complete the path”, participants will:

  • Attend the mandatory, full-day Supervisor Pathways orientation on either May 23 or 25.

  • Complete 25 classes (1/3 of the program).

  • Participate in a year-long Community of Practice (1/3 of the program).

  • Complete the Pathways Project (1/3 of the program) that will connect course work and learnings to operations or process improvement in the participant’s current position.

Pathways certificate holders who apply for a supervisory role within Auburn University will receive six months of supervisory experience credit. This credit will be counted by Employment Services toward meeting minimum supervisory requirements, and by Compensation along with the hiring department for determining a salary if a position offer is extended.

NEW! Those wishing to participate in the Supervisor Pathways program will require access to a computer for both mandatory participation in the Community of Practice and to complete coursework. If you do not have a computer provided by the university, and need computer access, let us know; we'd like to help.

How Do I Apply?

Registration is closed for the 2022 sessions.

For More Information

For more information on the program, email hrpathways@auburn.edu.

Last updated: 10/31/2022