Registration for the 2024 course is now closed. We offer this course once per year in the spring, and we expect to open registration for the 2025 course in December 2024.

Course Overview

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.

Course Schedule

This is a two-week course. Both weeks will begin on Monday at 1pm. Week one will end at 4:30 PM on Thursday, and Week two will end at noon on Friday.
In 2024, the course schedule is:

  • Week one: March 25-28*
  • Week two: April 22-26

*Please note this is a change from previously posted information. Class time on Friday, March 29 has been cancelled. Please contact Course Director Shelley Hoekstra at with any questions related to this schedule change.

Location and Accommodations

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

Accommodations are available at these locations:

  • Week one (March 24-29): Hyatt Place Durham Southpoint Hotel (7840 NC Hwy 751, Durham, NC 27713)
  • Week two (April 21-26): Hilton Garden Inn Durham Southpoint Hotel (7007 Fayetteville Road, Durham, NC 27713)

Details about how to book your hotel room are available from the course registration page.

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!

Participants in the 2023 course.

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 for the 2024 course include:

  • True Colors (Personality and Leadership Style)
  • Teams, Development, and Performance Coaching
  • Practices of Exemplary Leadership
  • Change Management
  • Co-Creating DEI in the Workplace
  • Conflict Management Skills for the Workplace
  • Personnel Law
  • Communications
  • Quality Improvement
  • Budgeting 101
  • Resilience and Self-Care

What Previous Participants Have Said About This Course

Ki’Yonna Jones, MHA, MBA, presents on change styles for participants in the 2023 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.”

More Information

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


This course is jointly provided by:

  • The North Carolina Division of Public Health (NCDPH) at the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services.
  • The North Carolina Institute for Public Health at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health.

Funding support is provided by NCDPH.


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