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Manager Foundations Certificate 2014-2015

Organizational Development and Workplace Learning offers managers a series of foundational courses aimed to strengthen skills and practices in hiring, employee engagement, communication, supervision and performance. Managers learn about DePaul’s policies and procedures and examine and explore the legal, procedural and behavioral practices of human resource management.

Course descriptions are found here and in the
Learning@DePaul Catalog.

To register, select your course through the Learning & Development Portal in Campus Connection.

A certificate is awarded for completing the following courses:

Making the Most of Annual Performance Appraisal
This is a blended learning module with an introductory e-learning module to the Performance Appraisal Process.  Complete the online module before attending the skill lab.

This interactive skill lab prepares managers and employees for year-end reviews. Participants will obtain skills necessary for completing the Performance Appraisal Form and learn how to conduct positive and productive performance appraisal discussions.


Skill Lab Schedule

Managing at DePaul 101 (MD001M)
This course provides activities and discussions focusing on management’s role in setting standards and expectations, ensuring quality, managing performance and change and engaging and developing employees. This hybrid course has both an online and classroom component.  Watch the Leading and Learning at DePaul video.

March 12

April 2

Customer Service Strategy (CU001A)
Participants learn a model of customer service that places Vincentian values at the center and covers basic skills to meet and exceed customer expectations and needs.

Coming in May.

Getting off to the Right Start (GO001A)
Formerly Setting and Fulfiling Performance Goals

This skill lab equips participants with tools necessary to translate organizational goals, departmental goals, and job responsibilities into personal S.M.A.R.T. (Specific, Measurable, Action-oriented, Realistic and Timely) goals. Participants will practice writing goals and explore ways to monitor and document progress.


Skill Lab Schedule

Getting Better Every Day (GB001A)
Formerly Giving and Receiving Feedback

Successful Performance Management is an ongoing process in which the Performance Appraisal Form is a “living” document. Managers and employees will gain skills necessary for sharing feedback, documenting progress and focusing on improved performance.


Skill Lab Schedule

Employee Relations: Practices and Principles (ER001M)
This course explores employee and manager engagement, policy and practice, effective management, employee resources and progressive discipline.

March 18

April 23

Interviewing and Hiring Best Practices (IH001M)
Managers learn the interviewing and hiring process as it relates to hiring laws and compliance with federal, state, local and university policies. Skill development focuses on behavioral interviewing techniques.

March 10

April 8

*For any cancellations please contact OD-WL at, or at 312-362-8338.

Manager Foundations Materials

For further information or to arrange for performance management and appraisal training in your department or division, contact Organizational Development and Workplace Learning at 312.362.8342 or by email at


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