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Indiana State Personnel Department

SPD > Training Opportunities > Managers/Supervisors Manager/Supervisor Training Information

Computer Based Training

Core Supervisor Training Program

The Core Program is a online training program to enhance the skill set managers and supervisors need to work effectively and efficiently within our agencies. Topics include: managing conflict, discipline, discrimination, documentation, firing and hiring, performance evaluations, privacy, sexual harassment and violence.  After you have completed this program you can print a certificate of completion for your record. These can be taken at your own pace and each take no more than 30 minutes to complete. This program courses need to be completed by July 1, 2015. If you are interested in registering for this program, follow the steps listed in the guides below to self-enroll.

Using Internet Explorer 10? Please read our note about an error with PeopleSoft ELM Training and IE 10. It's recommended that you use another browser to complete the online training.

Enhanced Supervisor Training Program

If you are interested in additional training just for managers and supervisors you can check out the Enhanced Supervisor Training Program. Topics include: dealing with change, conflict resolution, effective communication for supervisors, motivating employees, problem solving, and time management for supervisors. This curriculum based program consists of nineteen (19) courses of which five (5) courses are optional. The program needs to be completed by July 1, 2015. After all of the required components have been completed, you can print certificate of completion for your record. 

You can complete this as a program or select a course ala carte.

Using Internet Explorer 10? Please read our note about an error with PeopleSoft ELM Training and IE 10. It's recommended that you use another browser to complete the online training.

Instructor Based Training

The State Personnel Department also offers instructor led courses for our managers and supervisors. All classes are held in the Indiana Government Center - South building, conference room 16, unless otherwise noted. Check out the calendar below for the next course offering:

Required trainings

All new state employees are required to take the following trainings upon hire and everyone is required to complete these trainings on an annual or biennial basis:

  • Ethics
  • Information Resource Use Agreement
  • Sexual Harassment Prevention Refresher

You are notified when you are required to take the trainings. You can review the following Online Training Self Service Quick Step Guide for instructions on how to complete these courses online.

Manager Toolkit

Below you will find resources to help you manage your employees.


Successful Onboarding is a collaborative effort amongst the entire organization. Each division, department, director, and manager has a responsibility to ensure that your employee’s first days, weeks, and months on the job provide a successful launch to their career. It is critically important that you provide your new employee with the foundation, tools, resources, and organizational perspective that ensures rapid inclusion within our workforce and our culture.

The Onboarding process begins at the time of an accepted job offer and it continues through your employee’s first 90 days of employment. This is not to say that Onboarding stops after 90 days. You are responsible for mentoring your new employee as they continue to develop and grow their knowledge, skills and abilities in order to be a productive member of your team.  In the table below you will find a helpful guide, checklist and other tools to onboard your new employee for both the Hiring Manager and Mentor.    

Hiring Manager


Hiring Manager Guide  Mentor Guide
Hiring Manager Checklist  Mentor Checklist
Discussion Questions  Discussion Questions
Sample Welcome Email from Hiring Manager  Sample Welcome Email from Mentor
Assimilation Questions

Do you need help asking the right questions when starting a new position? Use the sample questions below as you acclimate into your new agency and get to know various leaders and co-workers. 

If your employee attends a new hire orientation session, he/she automatically receives survey assessments at 30, 60, and 90 day intervals to gauge their Onboarding experience.  These surveys are delivered to the email address indicated on their employment application. For more information on Onboarding for your new employee please visit our Onboarding website at

We appreciate your feedback and the opportunity to continuously improve our orientation and Onboarding program. If you have any questions about the Onboarding process please contact your agency’s HR department or

Online Orientation

The following guides will help you understand what is expected of the manager after your employee completes their online orientation. For additional information on Online Orientation please visit the Onboarding website at

Time and Labor/Payroll

The following guides will help you learn how to approve your employee’s time in the PeopleSoft Time and Labor module and how to view your paystub.