Jaguar Series

What is the Jaguar Series?

The Jaguar Series is a three-part hybrid training that covers a variety of topics to assist in developing knowledge and skills. Each series should be completed consecutively, and resources, swag, and awards will be given at the end of each.

Learn what the Jaguar Series consists of and what previous participants found valuable about the training series.

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, but registration for Series Two and Three will not be available until after the completion of Series One.

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
  • Fostering employee engagement
  • Understanding student employees and learning how to manage employees
  • Bullying in the workplace
  • Coaching

Series One will be offered in the fall, spring, and summer. The next available start date will be in the spring semester. However, you are still able to follow the link below to register, and once details are set, you will be notified of the series dates and location via email.

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:

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

Please be aware that Series One must have been completed before registering for Series Two, which will be offered in the fall and spring semesters. Registration will be offered at the completion of Series One. The next offering of Series Two is occurring October 28–November 18, 2020. 

This is the final session for the Jaguar Series and will take place over the course of five weeks with a variety of online and in-classroom learning. At the completion of this series, you will earn the title of "Champion Supervisor" along with other perks, exclusive development opportunities, and a special award. Examples of topics covered in Series Three include:

  • Diversity of employees
  • Employees with disabilities
  • Recruitment methods
  • Ethics and law in recruiting on campus
  • International student employees

Please be aware that Series Two must have been completed before registering for Series Three, which will be offered in the spring and summer semesters. Registration will be offered at the completion of Series Two. The next available start date will be in the spring semester. 

Series One is offered in the fall, spring, and summer semesters.

Spring 2021 Series One 
Start date: February 9, 2021
Zoom class times: Tuesdays (Feb. 9–Mar. 9) 10:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

Contact us

For more questions about the Jaguar Series, please email Olivia Daley.