Preparing For A Role In Supervision

This interactive series is for employees looking to prepare for a future in management.  The series will cover fundamental skills that all individuals need to know before making that leap into management. The program will be comprised of four (4) modules, each a hands-on, instructional workshop focused on relevant topics in the supervising of employees.  Topics that will be offered within the program will include:

  • Employment Regulatory Basics
  • Intrinsic Drivers
  • Supervisory Techniques
  • Coaching for Performance

This four-session series runs during the academic year, with session registrations available in Totara under the course name "Preparing for a Role in Supervision." Enroll and sign-up through Totara via the Gateway!


Management Development Program

The Management Development Program (MDP) is an in-depth, year-long certification program designed for all supervisory levels. Employees who participate in the MDP program will acquire a greater understanding of management knowledge, skills, and abilities to enable them to be successful in their current role while enabling future success. Facilitators for the program will include faculty and administrators as well as local professionals with expertise in certain disciplines and knowledge of the higher education environment.

The general program format will be hands-on using case studies and simulations to discuss real challenges that supervisors face in higher education every day. Participation in the program presents an exciting opportunity to develop the leadership potential of Dickinson College for the future. The program will be comprised of seven modules, each a hands-on, instructional workshop focused on relevant topics in the higher education environment. Topics that will be offered within the certification program will include:

  • DiSC
  • Cultural Competency & Conflict Management
  • Developing Cultural Awareness as Management Practice
  • Understanding Admissions
  • Leadership
  • Managerial Decision Making
  • The Financing of Higher Education

The MDP application will be available in July 2022 for the upcoming year. To be considered for participation in the 2022-2023 Management Development Program, please request, complete and return the MDP application to Dennette Moul in Human Resource Services.


Higher Education Leadership Institute of Central Pennsylvania

This multi-institutional initiative is designed to help prepare administrative leaders from Bucknell University, Dickinson College, and Gettysburg College in addressing the complex challenges facing higher education. This cohort-based program will be both collaborative and experiential allowing participants to forge valuable relationships with colleagues while also focusing on the importance of individual development. The cohort’s involvement in self-reflection, coaching, scenario-based exercises, and goal setting will allow for direct application of these experiences within their respective campuses. As a result of the program, participants will be able to:

  • Capitalize on personal leadership strengths to produce further contributions to the institution
  • Identify opportunities for further growth both individually and within their respective departments
  • Set the example for others by aligning their actions with a set of shared values and a common vision
  • Build collaboration, teamwork, and trust in both an inter and intra-departmental context
  • Navigate through conflict that can limit professional and organizational growth
  • Apply the knowledge learned to current personal and institutional challenges

Employees interested in future consideration for this cohort-based program should contact Human Resource Services during the spring semester (prior to the fall semester kick-off) at or call 717-245-1503.