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Supervisory Skills

Essential Knowledge for Supervisors and Managers

Learn to drive the success of your organization by acquiring the relevant, practical knowledge you need to help move your organization forward. As a supervisor or manager you have the responsibility to manage not only your own time and performance but those of your staff. Learn to identify the skills sets, strengths and gaps of your staff and how to help them develop professionally. Acquire the ability to assess, coach, mentor and grow collaboration, problem solving, critical thinking and project management skills in your team.

These half-day, Sacramento-based training programs will help you build a strong supervisory foundation, so you can help your organization, and yourself, become more successful. Each series offers a wide variety of topics and allows you to spend five consecutive Tuesdays, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., enhancing the particular skill areas you need and return to your workplace for the remainder of the day, ready to put into practice what you've learned that morning. You can take the courses individually or together as a series (save $150 when you enroll in a series). Topics include:

Series I (offered in fall)

  • Principles of Supervision and Management
  • Building a Motivated Workplace
  • Delegating for Results
  • Working Through Conflict
  • Communication Skills at Work

Series II (offered in spring)

  • Juggling Multiple Priorities
  • Generations at Work
  • Moving Through Change
  • Coaching Employees
  • Developing Your Team

Career Outlook

Organizations are evolving to a point where supervisors and managers must go beyond simply managing policies and procedures and learn to coach and mentor their staff so they develop the skills needed to meet common organizational goals. In our rapidly changing world, supervisors with such abilities are in demand and cross over into nearly any industry—large and small, low-tech to high-tech.

Our classrooms are conveniently located in downtown Sacramento at the Sutter Square Galleria.

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