Human Resources Series for Supervisors & Managers

The Human Resources Series for Supervisors and Managers (HR Series) is a multi-topic series focused on the basic information required to understand Illinois Human Resources (IHR) policies and guiding principles. Providing crucial information to create a positive workforce and productive work environment, this series of seminars is vital to successful supervision and management.

Facilitated by professionals from Illinois Human Resources (IHR); Faculty/Staff Assistance Services (FSAS); Campus Wellbeing Services; Office of the Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (OVCDEI ); and other campus units, these essential seminars provide the know-how to consistently interpret and apply university policies, rules, and procedures.

The HR Series helps supervisors and managers:

  • Reduce conflict on the job
  • Increase clarity of goals and objectives
  • Address common human resources issues
  • Know how and where to get help
  • Give employees effective, timely, performance-based feedback
  • Solve problems quickly
  • Create a positive workforce and productive work environment

In the long term, the HR Series will result in fewer employee relations issues that need to be escalated. The ultimate benefit to all participants will be an increased understanding of the university human capital approach and culture.

All HR Series seminars during the Fall 2021 Term will be conducted virtually as online seminars. We will invite registrants to an Outlook calendar meeting with the link to join prior to the session's meeting time. Seminars are three hours and begin promptly at 9 a.m.

Pre-registration is required for all seminars.

Target Audience:

  • All newly hired supervisors and managers
  • All recently promoted supervisors and managers
  • Managers and administrators who need an understanding of university HR policies and principles

What Is the HR Series Completion Certificate?
The HR Series Completion Certificate is completed when a participant attends all of the 8 core curriculum and 4 of the elective seminars within 6 HR Series terms (including the current term) of the first seminar taken. The HR Series Completion Certificate is being adopted as a professional standard for supervisors and managers by units across campus.
Completion Certificate Policy

Registration for the HR Series is available to University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign employees free of charge. For a list of the descriptions for these seminars, click here. To register for these seminars, login with your university credentials at the following link and complete the form:

For more information, contact Employee Development and Learning at (217) 333-8342 or by email at