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Certificate of Supervision and Management

Build a firm foundation in management, and develop your supervisory skills. This certificate series is designed to provide those working in – or preparing for – a supervisory role with the knowledge and skills needed to be effective managers and leaders.


  • A framework for management processes.
  • How to build effective, diverse teams.
  • HR compliance essentials and processes for hiring, promoting, retention and evaluation.
  • Management dynamics and communication with direct reports, as well as peers and your own supervisors.
  • How to set career goals through defining your leadership style.


MGT 110 | Understanding the Role of a Supervisor 
This session focuses on building the essential skill sets for your success as a supervisor. Beyond your responsibilities, you need to plan, organize, lead, and control others. In addition, you need to be skilled at prioritizing your time and managing meetings.

MGT 120 | Transitioning from Tactical Manager to Strategic Leader 
Being strategic involves setting the path for the organization. Moving away from operations and into a strategic role requires spending less time on day-to-day issues and more time looking ahead. Participants in this course will learn how to use strategy to build alignment in the organization and identify their own strategic goals.

MGT 130 | Hiring and Evaluating Performance 
Ensuring that a good match is made between an applicant and their job can deter problems down the road. This course covers four essential modules of employee management: recruiting, interviewing and hiring; promotion and retention; setting compensation; and evaluation tactics.

MGT 140 | Employee Performance Challenges
Your organization is only as strong as its team. Learn key elements of people management, including investigating employee complaints, conflict resolution, recognizing and managing risk, and taking corrective action.

MGT 150 | Understanding People, Building Teams
This session will cover strategies to balance the motivations of different team members, optimize cultural differences, and go beyond the idea of diversity to create an inclusive work culture.


Chris Allers, Partner with Advantage Consulting, LLC is the former Executive Vice President of the Georgia Center for Nonprofits and received his Doctorate in Counseling (Georgia State University, 1993). Chris has excelled as a nonprofit professional for more than 30 years, who has performed a variety of roles in the nonprofit sector including as an executive director, “funder,” researcher and independent consultant. Chris served as the Executive Vice President at United Way of Metropolitan Atlanta from 2003-09 and helped launch the 2-1-1 system across the nation between 1999 and 2002. He is the founder/co-founder of four nonprofits in Metro Atlanta and has a distinguished professional record in areas such as collective impact, social research, organizational/board development, program measurement and evaluation, strategic planning, mental health/substance abuse disorder assessment and treatment, organizational change management, team building, nonprofit management and supervision. Learn more




  • Starting August 24, 2021


9:00 am - 12:30 pm EDT


Online Class
You will receive log-in information after registering for the course.

Registration Details

Member: $375
Nonmember: $475

Questions? Contact us at [email protected] or 678-916-3081.

Starting August 24, 2021

MGT 110 - 8.24.21
MGT 120 - 9.7.21
MGT 130 - 9.21.21
MGT 140 - 10.5.21
MGT 150 - 10.19.21

"This certificate gave me the knowledge, tools, and confidence I need to manage effectively at PAWS Atlanta. I’ve slowly introduced concepts from the course and have already seen a vast improvement in the performance of my team."

- Suzie Sloan, Director of Development, PAWS Atlanta