Resources for Managers

New managers will have the opportunity to build leadership skills and supervision capabilities through workshops and ongoing networking opportunities.  Workshops focus on how to create a positive, engaging, and productive culture, increasing managerial effectiveness, and how to align talent with the strategic mission of the University. 


Principles of Supervision 

Being an excellent supervisor can have a profound effect on Fresno State. Your actions, behavior, and treatment impacts employees, but also indirectly affects others. The people you supervise and manage frequently move on to lead others, often in a way that emulates how they were supervised. This 2 day workshop is offered 3 times per year and is open to all managers, chairs and leads.

Click HERE to access the online Principles of Supervision toolkit.


Dare to Lead™ 

Based on the research of Dr. Brené Brown, Dare to Lead™ is an empirically based courage-building program designed to be facilitated by organizational development professionals.  

Brené is a research professor at the University of Houston where she holds the Huffington Foundation – Brené Brown Endowed Chair at The Graduate College of Social Work. She has spent the past two decades studying courage, vulnerability, shame, and empathy, and most recently completed a seven-year study on courageous leadership. She is the author of five #1 New York Times bestsellers: The Gifts of ImperfectionDaring GreatlyRising StrongBraving the Wilderness, and Dare to Lead, which also debuted at #1 on The Wall Street Journal and Publisher’s Weekly lists.

The most significant finding from Brené’s latest research is that courage is a collection of four skill sets that are teachable, measurable, and observable. The Dare to Lead™ program focuses on developing these courage-building skills through workshops, trainings, and coaching to help individuals, teams, and organizations move from armored leadership to daring leadership.

Kathleen Scott is a certified Dare to Lead facilitator and is leading the Dare to Lead workshop on campus open to all faculty, staff and administrators.

Individuals who successfully complete the full 16-hour Dare to Lead program will receive a certificate of completion and are allowed to put a Dare to Lead Trained badge on their LinkedIn account.

Watch for the spring 2021 calendar coming soon. 

Further information is available at 

Situational Leadership II 

Situational Leadership® II (SLII®) is a widely taught leadership model based on work of Ken Blanchard. This is a full-day in-person workshop and will require 3 hours of online pre-work to introduce participants to the Situational Leadership model. Participants will learn three skills: goal setting, diagnosing and matching and a new language of leadership that will help you improve the quality and quantity of conversations you have with your team members in order to accelerate development, increase performance and support autonomy. 

Watch for the spring 2021 calendar coming soon. 

Online Resources 

Webinar: Managing Difficult but Talented Employees: Keys to Correcting Bad Behavior  Watch webinar HERE