Supervisory Management Frequently Asked Questions

Who should participate?

This seminar series is for managers with supervisory responsibility including, but not limited to: manufacturing plant managers and supervisors, government agency administrators, medical clinic managers, office managers, doctors and lawyers with office staff and educational administrators.

What are the benefits to my employees? To myself?

  • Higher productivity and higher morale
  • Less time spent on "people problems" (hurt feelings, dueling egos, power struggles)
  • More time spent on problem identification and resolution
  • Lower costs due to lower turnover
  • Greater employee job satisfaction


How do I earn the Supervisory Management Certificate?

You receive the certificate upon completion of three core seminars and 6 days of electives. Three core seminars are required: Supervisory Management One, Supervisory Management Two, and Supervisory Management Three. We strongly recommend that you take the required seminars in sequence. Three two-day or six one day (or any combination equaling 6 days) specialized management elective courses of your choice are also required. You have five years to complete the course requirements. 

What are the costs?

For the 2017 seminars, the core seminars are $489 per person per seminar and the electives are $249 per person per seminar.  Some discounts apply. 

Fees include materials and instruction, luncheons, and refreshments. 


  • Early Bird Special - If you register over 10 days in advance of the seminar, you can receive an Early Bird Discount. Use coupon code EB10 for the core seminars or a single elective.  Use coupon code EBE10 for registering for 2 electives at a time.  
  • Get a discount for registering 3 or more people from your organization, for registering for 3 core seminars, or a combination of core seminars and electives, totaling 6 days.  Use coupon codes SM3+ for the core seminars and SME3+ for the electives.  

One discount code applies per registration.  You may cancel or transfer your registration up to seven business days before the start date for a full refund. If you do not show or cancel the day of the event, you are responsible for the full fee. You may substitute another person for your registration at any time.  For additional information, call 608-785-8783.

Type of Registration Fee Coupon Code
Early Bird, Core Seminar $449 EB10
Early Bird, 1 Elective $229 EB10
Early Bird, 2 Electives $224.50 each EBE10
3 or More Registrations = 6 days, Core Seminars $429 each SM3+
3 or More Registrations = 6 days, Electives $214.50 each SME3+


How do I register?

You may register online, by phone, mail or fax.

Register online:

Click here, specify Topic: Managing Employees, Time Range: One Year, and click Search. There will be a Register button next to the seminar name.

Register by phone:
Phone 608.785.8783 for registration or to have a registration form brochure mailed to you. If you wish to register over the phone please have your credit card information ready, as well as the name and date of the seminar(s) you wish to attend.

Register by mail:
Send a letter with your contact information along with the name and date of the seminar(s) you wish to attend and return it with payment to:

UW-La Crosse
Small Business Development Center
1725 State Street
La Crosse, WI 54601

Register by fax:
Fax to 608.785.6919. Payments may be made by check, credit card (Visa or MasterCard), or purchase order number.

Additional Questions?

For any additional questions about the University of Wisconsin Supervisory Management Certificate Program, please contact the UW-La Crosse Small Business Development Center at 608.785.8783 or