Jaguar Series

What is the Jaguar Series?

The Jaguar Series is a three-part virtual training that covers a variety of topics to assist in developing knowledge and skills for supervisors. Each series should be completed consecutively, and resources, swag, and awards will be given at the end of each. Series One is offered in the fall semester and upon successful completion, Series Two and Three are offered in the spring semester. For more information on dates and times, please see the information below.

Interested in participating?

IUPUI faculty and staff who:

  • Supervise student employees currently
  • May supervise student employees in the future
  • Work collaboratively with student employees
  • Administer the student employee hiring and payroll process
  • Coach others who supervise and work with student employees

Participants will learn to:

  • Enhance student employment programs or positions and clarify roles and responsibilities
  • Remain in compliance with university, state, and federal policies that impact and guide student employment
  • Practice student employee supervision techniques through role-play, scenarios, and best-practice sharing
  • Strengthen communication and create positive supervisory relationships with student employees
  • Support student employee academic, professional, and career development
  • Integrate academic and career relevance into assignments, positions, and programs
  • Understand and adapt supervisor delegation styles, as well as establish realistic and challenging expectations
  • Demonstrate student employee appreciation and enhance overall student employee engagement
  • Utilize performance management tools and processes that emphasize student employee reflection and skill development

Registration is open for Series One, and you can register on this page below. Registration for Series Two and Three will not be available until after you complete Series One; registration for these series will be coordinated with our office.

Breakdown of each series

This is the introduction course and will provide the foundation for participants moving forward. It will take place over the course of six weeks with a variety of online and in-classroom learning.

Some examples of topics covered include: 

  • Hiring process 
  • Onboarding and orientation for new employees 
  • Coaching 
  • Recruitment methods 
  • Ethics and law in recruiting on campus 
  • Fostering employee engagement 
  • Understanding student employees and learning how to manage employees 

Series One will be offered based on interest and instructor availability, but likely each fall semester. Please follow the link to register any time, and once details are set, you will be notified of the dates and location via email for the next series.

This series will dive more deeply into some of the Series One topics and will cover new ones. The topics in each series get more advanced as you proceed. This series will take place over the course of five weeks with a variety of online and in-classroom learning.

Examples of topics in Series Two include: 

  • Development for you and your student employees 
  • Motivation and collaboration in the workplace 
  • Conflict and difficult communication 
  • Workplace evolvement 
  • Recruitment strategies and the student employment cycle 

Please be aware that Series One must be completed before registering for Series Two, which is typically offered in the spring semester. Registration will be offered at the completion of Series One.

Our champion supervisors are those who supervise student employees and have gone above and beyond to provide high-quality work experiences for students.

Here is how you receive a champion supervisor status:

  • Complete Jaguar Series One
  • Complete Jaguar Series Two
  • Attend three Office of Student Employment trainings or volunteer at an office event OR 
  • Attend two Office of Student Employment trainings or volunteer at an office event and attend the Supervisor Summit

You can view the office's additional trainings offered here. We highly encourage supervisors to complete their additional trainings, volunteering, and Summit participation simultaneously with their participation in the Jaguar Series courses.

Interested in registering?

Registration for Series One is open for the fall semester, and you can register with the link below. Registration for Series Two and Three will not be available until after you complete Series One; registrations for these series will be coordinated with our office.

Register for Series One

Contact us

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