2018 Supervisors Summit
Supervision For Sustainable Success


Thursday, April 19, 2018
4th Floor UT Conference Center Building, Downtown Knoxville



Cost includes materials, continental breakfast, lunch and parking.

*Subject to 10-business-day cancellation policy.

We process the conference fee via IRIS internal transfer to your department. Charges will process within two weeks after the event takes place. 

Intended Audience

Open to all UT faculty and staff who supervise regular employees.

Registration available in K@TE

Log into K@TE and search Supervisors Summit in the upper-right search box.


The 2018 agenda will be released in early Spring 2018.

Opening Keynote Speaker
Athletic Director Phillip Fulmer

Phillip Fulmer assumed the role of Director of Athletics on Dec. 1, 2017, after serving as special advisor to University of Tennessee President Joe DiPietro for community, athletics and university relations since June of 2017. A former Tennessee football co-captain who went on to lead the Volunteers to a football national championship and earn first-ballot induction into the National Football Foundation College Football Hall of Fame, Fulmer has faithfully served the University of Tennessee for over 40 years.

The cornerstones of Tennessee Athletics under Fulmer’s leadership are: Warmth – Ensuring that we care about our student-athletes, our university, our state, our fans and our community; Communication – Transparency in sharing our vision and goals with our various constituencies while listening to theirs; Trust – We will build trust with our constituencies to ensure that we weather and withstand the challenges we are certain to face; Intensity – We will operate with great intensity daily to be the very best at our chosen calling.

Fulmer’s 17 years at the helm of the Volunteers program produced a record of 152 wins and 52 losses. At the conclusion of his final season, no active coach with at least a decade in Division I-A had a better winning percentage (.744). Under his tutelage, the Volunteers were the first to win the Bowl Championship Series National Championship in 1998 and made five appearances in the SEC Championship game, winning it in 1997 and 1998. He was named SEC Coach of the Year and National Coach of the Year in 1998. A 1972 Tennessee graduate, he played on the offensive line during his playing career, serving as team co-captain as a senior. The Vols were 30-5 and won an SEC Championship and a Sugar Bowl during his playing career from 1969-71.

Fulmer built his programs by challenging and motivating his teams to victories when the pressure was highest. Among his many accolades: Nine Fulmer-coached squads eclipsed the 10-win mark; 18 of Fulmer’s Vols earned first-team All-America honors, 70 Vols garnered first-team All-SEC acclaim and he produced 17 first-round NFL Draft selections and had a total of 91 players selected overall; Under Fulmer, the Vols were ranked in the national polls at game time for 169 of his 204 games as head coach; Tennessee posted a 44-37 record against teams ranked in the Associated Press Top-25 Poll during his tenure.

Fulmer is one of only three coaches to produce multiple winners the Draddy Award (now known as the William V. Campbell Trophy), which recognizes the nation’s top academic and athletic student-athlete by The National Football Foundation & College Football Hall of Fame. His induction into the 2012 National Football Foundation and College Football Hall of Fame on the first ballot was a rare accomplishment, signifying immense respect from his peers. He previously was inducted to the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame in 2001 and the Greater Knoxville Sports Hall of Fame in 2008. He was welcomed into the Tennessee Athletics Hall of Fame in 2017.

Past Agendas


About the Supervisors Summit

The Supervisors Summit is a one-day conference designed for UT supervisors and managers to address critical supervisory and leadership skills and topics. The agenda features keynote speakers and concurrent sessions focusing on the knowledge, skills, and insight that today’s supervisors need the most. Please note: This seminar is designed specifically for those who serve in supervisory/management roles. You must supervise regular employees to be eligible.


Cancellation deadline: April 5, 2018

All Employee & Organizational Development seminars and conferences have a 10 business-day cancellation policy. If a registered participant cancels within 10 business days of the date of the conference or seminar, the department will be charged the full amount. If the department will not pay, the individual will be invoiced for the amount. Departments are welcome to send a substitute if the registered attendee must cancel within this 10 business-day period.