Frequently Asked Questions

Management Academy FAQs

The Management Academy used to be a cohort model based on an application process. Do I need to apply now?

No. No application process is required. All classes are open for enrollment in SuccessFactors. We will offer the classes on a regular basis, year-round, for you to complete as your schedule allows. 

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Why do you not offer cohorts any longer?

The use of MS Teams technology allows OED to reach employees across the state. The in-person cohort model limits our ability to reach employees everywhere. The open-enrollment scheduling style now allows busy supervisors and managers the ability to enroll as their schedules allow, with classes no longer than half-day at a time.

Can I attend some classes virtually and some in person?

Yes. You can enroll in classes in whatever delivery format you prefer and as your schedule allows. Classes will be offered on a regular basis year-round. Initially, the classes will be delivered virtually over MS Teams. Later in 2022, in-person classes in the DHRM training rooms in Las Vegas and Carson City will be added to the schedule, along with virtual delivery.


Do I have to take all 19 classes to complete the Academy?

If you want to complete the entire Management Academy learning pathway, you will need to complete all 19 classes. While we have a recommended order of completion, the classes are stand-alone topics and can be taken in any order that your schedule allows. The Application of Management Academy Principles needs to be taken last, as it synthesizes concepts from the first 18 classes.

How long do I have to complete the Academy?

There is no specific deadline for completion. Classes will be offered regularly throughout the year, so you can enroll as your schedule allows. 


How do I enroll?

All classes are open for enrollment in SuccessFactors. You can search for them using any part of the title of the class as a keyword. The full list of classes is as follows:

#1:  Management in the Public Sector

#2:  From Vision to Execution

#3:  Temperaments and Your Management Style

#4:  Managing a Diverse Workforce and Customer Base

#5:  Teams 201

#6:  Managing Conflict

#7:  Manager as Performance Coach

#8:  Employee Retention and Succession Planning

#9:  Effective Employee Onboarding

#10:  The Work of Networks

#11:  Creative Problem Solving

#12:  Project Management

#13:  Process Improvement Tools and Techniques

#14:  Helping People Through Organizational Change

#15:  Leading Change from the Middle

#16:  Communication Skills for Managers

#17:  Ethics

#18:  Resiliency

#19:  Application of Management Academy Principles

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Do I need to have approval from my supervisor?

Class settings in SuccessFactors do not require any level of supervisory approval to enroll. It is the participant's responsibility to gain approval in advance to enroll in any OED class.

What if I only need to learn about some of the topics: can I take just those classes?

Yes. You can take only the classes you feel are necessary, as your schedule allows. The entire Academy is designed to be as flexible as possible to meet the training and scheduling needs of supervisors and managers across the state.