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Local Government Supervisory Training

This four-session course is based on the International City/County Management Association’s supervisory curriculum and covers all aspects of supervision from planning and organizing to evaluating performance, from building a work team to addressing discipline problems. It also teaches skills that supervisors need in order to deal with new trends in local government such as quality management and workplace diversity.

Who should take this course? Local government staff who have been recently appointed to manager or supervise others.

Course Schedule:

Day One (William "Bill" Taylor and Sara Pope) February 12, 2020
Role of the Supervisor
The first session begins with a broad overview of the role of a supervisor in today's environment and the key challenges that today's public sector supervisors face.
Organizing Work and Time
Your success as a supervisor depends on your ability to organize your work and to help your employees organize their time to achieve agreed-upon outcomes.
Selecting and Developing Employees
Selecting and developing new employees is an important supervisory skill.
Supervisors play an important role in promoting a healthy and inclusive work environment where employees value and respect each other.

Day Two (William "Bill" Tomes and Sara Pope) March 11, 2020
Team Building
Transforming a group of individuals into a team is a vital part of your job. The first module focuses on strategies for building a successful team.
Participants will increase their understanding of the power of effective communication in getting work done and improving employee performance.
Motivating employees to carry out their responsibilities and release their energies in productive and satisfying ways is an essential and highly challenging role of a supervisor.

Day Three (William "Bill" Taylor) April 8, 2020

Accountability in the Workplace
The first module addresses the key concepts of accountability in the workplace and the role supervisors play in making sure employees are accountable for their performance and their behavior.
Performance Evaluation
Performance evaluation is an essential, but often misunderstood, management tool. This module focuses on the benefits of a well-designed and well-implemented performance evaluation system.
Strategic Planning, Management and Evaluation
The third module explores the supervisor's role in creating strategic goals to motivate employees and support the organization's overall vision and strategic goals.

Day Four (Robert "Bob" O'Neill) May 6, 2020
The final session begins with a comprehensive overview of local government budgeting, from initial development through planning for the next budget cycle.
Supervisory Leadership
The second module examines leadership-what it is, why it matters, and how to become an effective leader, and offers practical advice to help supervisors become more successful leaders.
Ethics in Public Service
Ethics in public service covers the high ethical standards citizens set for public employees and the role supervisors play in modeling ethical behavior and coaching and leading employees to ethical performance
Leading Change
The final module explores change in organizations and provides practical techniques to help you lead your team to a better place on the other side of change, and to become a successful change leader.

Dates:September 11 - December 11, 2019 Check for other dates
Meets:W from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Location:College of Charleston North Campus 243
Instructor:Kendra Stewart

Sorry, we are no longer accepting registrations for this course. Please contact our office to find out if it will be rescheduled, or if alternative classes are available.

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