Enrollment for the Spring 2023 cohort of this course is full. 

The next time registration for this course will open will be mid-December, and the course will run March-April 2024.

Spring 2023 Course Details

Schedule and Location

This is a two-week course. Each week, the course will begin on Monday at 1 p.m. and conclude at noon on Friday to allow for travel time for participants.

  • Week one: March 27-31, 2023
  • Week two: April 24-28, 2023

The format of the course is in-person. Both weeks, the course will meet in Durham, N.C.

  • Week one: Fairfield Inn & Suites Durham Southpoint
  • Week two: Hyatt Place Durham Southpoint Hotel

Course Fee and Registration

The course fee is $715.

Enrollment for the Spring 2023 cohort is at capacity and registration is now closed.

Contact Course Director Shelley Hoekstra with any questions about the course.


Do you desire to be a more effective manager but need some training or skill development? This course will help you develop the skills to navigate day-to-day challenges as a manager and make your life in management smoother and more successful!

This in-person, two-week course is offered once a year. Participants come together for an immersive week of interactive sessions, led by experienced speakers and experts.

Who is this training for?

This training is designed to address the needs of managers and supervisors in all areas of local N.C. public health agencies, from nurse managers to administrative directors and everyone in between.

The content of the course is designed for newer managers to gain basic managerial skills, but we welcome participants with various levels of experience who want additional formal training. We have had many experienced managers attend over the years, and all have said they have learned something new from attending!


Course Topics

The Management and Supervision course curriculum will help prepare local public health managers and supervisors to effectively communicate, delegate and manage departmental priorities. Session topics include:

  • Inclusive Practices in Hiring and Supervision
  • Performance Management
  • Personnel Law
  • Effective Communication Techniques
  • Leading Change in Your Organization
  • Practices of Exemplary Leadership
  • Conflict Management Skills for the Workplace

What Previous Participants Have Said About This Course

Feedback from participants in the 2022 course:

  • “I utilize the information learned at these sessions daily in my job. I also made great contacts while at the trainings and those contacts have helped me in my job tremendously. I plan to send my supervisors to the next available course!”
  • “Every topic was relevant, stimulating, and very important to new leaders as well as those of us who have been in leadership roles for many years but are new to public health.”
  • “I’ve received very little supervisor and management training before, but I now feel that I am better prepared for my role.”


  • N.C. Institute for Public Health, Gillings School of Global Public Health, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Local Technical Assistance and Training Branch, Division of Public Health, N.C. Department of Health and Human Services
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NCIPH’s educational programs reflect our organizational values as well as those of UNC Gillings. Diversity, inclusiveness and civility are core values and characteristics of the School.

Email us at nciph@unc.edu.
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