National Seminars Group
National Seminars Group presents

Management Skills for First-Time Supervisors On-Site Training

This on-site training class is also available as Public Schedule Seminar.

Get the solid skills you need to achieve exceptional results through others. This high-intensity one-day workshop covers dozens of key issues common to supervising others

Course Description/Agenda

Program Description

How you perform in your first position as a supervisor is critical to your professional future. Time and again, studies show that the biggest mistake new supervisors make is to try to "wing it." That's why this high-powered day of training is a not-to-be-missed career event.

Through accelerated learning techniques, you'll gain the solid skills and supervisory "how-to's" you need to get others to go that extra mile! The comprehensive agenda covers the essential building blocks to supervisory excellence, how to build morale and increase productivity, strategies for handling conflicts and curbing absenteeism, time management tips no supervisor should be without, and how to acquire a supervisor's mindset and image.

You'll also develop skills in team-building, problem-solving and dealing effectively with non-performers and problem employees. Bottomline: This renowned workshop provides the essential training no supervisor can afford to be without! Why take the long, hard rocky road of trial-and-error to supervisory success when you can jump-start your skills in just one day?

What You’ll Learn

  1. Increase your department or unit's productivity with 5 motivational methods
  2. Avoid costly errors that new supervisors commonly make
  3. Master the art of "planagement" ­ management through planning - and watch your career soar!
  4. Turn around negative employee attitudes
  5. Get a group of diverse employees to think, act and work like a real team
  6. Give on-target instructions so the job gets done right the first time
  7. Deliver constructive criticism without causing anger or resentment
  8. Eliminate your daily time-wasters for an immediate boost in personal productivity
  9. Use non-cash motivators to inspire your people to greater achievement and increased productivity
  10. Resolve staff disagreements more quickly and easily than you ever dreamed possible
  11. Recognize and build upon your unique leadership strengths
  12. Know how to tell your boss that too much has been piled on you
  13. Improve your communication effectiveness with active listening techniques
  14. Recognize the 5 clear signals that an employee is burning out ­ and know what to do about it
  15. Project the image of a credible, confident leader who gets results!

Who Should Attend

  • First-time supervisors and managers who want to build their supervisory skills fast
  • Supervisors with a few years of experience who never received formal training
  • Anyone soon to be promoted to a supervisory position
  • Those new to supervising others, even if it's not part of the job description


Workshop Agenda

Acquiring the Supervisor's Mindset and Image

  • Use the Leadership Style Analysis to understand your supervision style
  • Gain long-term vision: how to think like a company president
  • 5 proven ways to gain control of your environment
  • Supervisory intervention, coaching and counseling-knowing the difference
  • Realize the 4 personality types and how to work with each
  • The 7 classic principles of influence…how and when to use them
  • What you should do when your employees make you look bad to your boss
  • Avoid the mistakes new supervisors usually make
  • How to look cool, calm and collected-even when you're tense and hurried

Building Blocks to Supervisory Excellence

  • The 3 red flags that tell you when an employee's workload is too heavy
  • When you can't think of everything: allowing a mentor to help you along
  • Increase your "Planagement Quotient"-and watch difficult tasks disappear
  • 12 effective ways to win others to your way of thinking
  • Keep the lines of communication open even when you aren't a verbal or talkative person
  • What to say when employees compare you unfavorably to the supervisor you replaced
  • The emotional requirements of being a supervisor

Creating Productivity and Building Morale

  • Understand the basic things that motivate all people
  • Being friendly with your staff while maintaining respect and compliance
  • Avoid the problems that come with supervising friends
  • How to match the right person to the right task
  • Make certain your people know when they're doing well and how to do well
  • Build teams that will provide great results
  • Techniques for leading, not bossing
  • How to give constructive criticism without deflating morale


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