Trainer: Carrie Cloud, Organizational Developmental Specialist

Supervisory Academy is a three-day training that covers best practices for supervising a team of employees. There are eight courses covered during the three-day event ranging from setting goals and expectations to documenting and performance managing. DHR provides the Supervisor Academy at no cost to LC State employees.

This is a three-day Program, in-person, on the Lewis-Clark State College Campus.

Dates: July 19, 20, and 21.

Course Descriptions

Introduces the different generations that currently coexist in today’s workplace. Participants will engage in multiple activities to better identify with different generations and learn practical skills to better support all team members.

Applies best practices for continual communication and setting of expectations with employees. Participants will write sample cascading objectives aligning state and agency goals for themselves as well as their employees.

Demonstrates leadership’s role and responsibility in recognizing and supporting the growth of each team members’ potential. Participants will engage in different activities that help them determine how they can help develop team members while improving the agency's function.

Explores the benefits and qualities of providing effective coaching and feedback. This course provides tools, tips and techniques specific to letting team members know how they are doing in their efforts to meet the expectations of their leadership.

Enhances the ability of leaders to influence the conditions that allow employees to thrive. Motivation is a popular business topic, particularly when everyone is doing more with less and not seeing the standard compensation adjustments for their efforts. Participants will engage in thought-provoking conversations and activities, and leave with tips and tricks for improving motivation in their workplace.

Enhances the effectiveness of documentation from all supervisors throughout the state system. Participants will discuss the pitfalls and benefits to documentation and complete the course with tips and techniques for easy, consistent documentation.

Provides guidance on the progressive discipline process including employee property rights and due process under state regulations. Participants will be exposed to a general overview of disciplinary actions utilized by state agencies.

Discovers the key steps required to ensure the performance evaluation documentation and meeting is delivered, has the desired results and protects the relationship between the supervisor and team member.