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You are now a supervisor or manager.  Being promoted to a supervisory role (or considering moving into one) is an exciting time! There are so many possibilities ahead. With the right skills in hand, you can make the most of each opportunity and pave the way to success.  We have designed this course to help you anticipate and overcome many of the common issues encountered as a workplace leader.

Problem solving is a core responsibility of leadership. It's not always easy, but let's get prepared. 

Supervising For K12 Administrators

SKU: 364215376135191
  • This course will empower you to:

    • Adjust to the supervisor’s role with confidence.
    • Develop your skills in listening, asking questions, resolving conflict, and giving feedback to employees.
    • Identify key attitudes that you can develop to enhance your supervisory skills.
    • Use time management and planning techniques to maximize your success.
    • Develop a technique for giving instructions that are clear and understood.
    • Understand the importance of developing good relationships with employees and peers, so you are seen as fair and consistent.
  • Pre-Assignment Review

    To begin, participants will discuss their pre-assignment in small groups.

    Making the Transition

    Next, participants will discuss how their role will change when they become a supervisor. They will also work on developing solutions for common concerns of new supervisors, such as, “How do I make sure employees recognize my new role and respect my position as a supervisor?”

    Responsibilities of a Supervisor

    During this session, participants will explore their three main areas of responsibility.


    Behaviors and Attitudes

    This session will explore some behaviors and attitudes that can set supervisors up for success. Topics will include building the right environment, motivation from within, and lifelong learning.


    Setting Goals

    This session will help participants set goals with SPIRIT.


    Planning for Success

    Next, participants will discuss the value of short- and long-range planning. Time management tips and e-mail techniques will also be covered, as well as the parts of a good plan.


    Active Listening Techniques

    During this session, participants will learn about and practice active listening skills.


    Communication Skills

    This session covers questioning skills, probing techniques, and non-verbal messages.


    Giving Feedback

    Giving feedback is one of the most important skills for a supervisor, yet it can be a tricky task. This session will help participants master this invaluable skill. Participants will also get tips on receiving feedback.


    Giving Instructions

    This session will explore how to give effective instructions.


    Orders, Requests, and Suggestions

    During this session, participants will learn about these three types of instructions.


    Managing Conflict

    Unfortunately, supervisors are often called in to mediate conflicts. Participants will learn a process for managing conflict in this session.


    Managing Challenging Situations

    In this session, participants will learn how to structure a difficult conversation. Then, they will consider how to handle some difficult situations.


    Developing Relationships

    To wrap up the second day, participants will explore their personal network and how to be a positive influence in it. They will also consider how to establish credibility.


    Workshop Wrap-Up

    At the end of the course, students will have an opportunity to ask questions and fill out an action plan.

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