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Division of Human Resources

Professional Development

Enhance your knowledge, skills, and abilities through a coordinated course of study. Customize your plan or earn a certificate in a critical area to achieve results for yourself and your organization.

Updates for 2021

NEW LEAD Supervisory Essentials Certificate Program launches in January 2021.

  • This learning track consists of new curriculum and is specifically designed for UofSC supervisors and HR Contacts only, per HR Policy 1.51 [pdf].
  • In addition to the coursework, participants will be required to pass a comprehensive, open-note, final exam with a score of at least 80% to achieve their LEAD certification. Participants will have two opportunities to pass the exam.

NEW Certificate Programs in 2021: Managing High Performing Teams and Effective Communications

  • These two new programs will replace the LEAD 2 Effective Management Certificate Programwhich concluded at the end of 2020.  If you completed LEAD 2 in 2020 and have not received a certificate, please notify us at

All courses on the 2021 Spring calendar will continue in online format until further notice due to COVID-19 and physical distancing. 


Challenge yourself to grow and develop as a professional. Discover new ideas.  Improve your skills and abilities. Stay on top of your game by familiarizing yourself with the essentials, while also being challenged with new approaches. Explore the information below to find the program or plan that is right for you and your career path.

LEAD: Supervisory Essentials

The LEAD (Supervisory Essentials) certificate program, is required for all supervisors of University staff hired into a supervisory position after January 1, 2010

Additional Certificate Programs

The Business Management Certificate Program, Managing High Performing Teams and Effective Communications programs are designed to help you upgrade your skill set and advance your career. 

Individual Development Plan

IDPs develop your skills through setting goals and then organizing those goals into a cohesive plan with defined timeframes and expected results.

Other Training Resources

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