National Seminars Group & Padgett Thompson
a division of Rockhurst University Continuing Education Center
Course Description

How to Successfully Make the Transition to Supervisor

Make sure that you're 100% ready to handle the unique challenges that come with making the jump from Staff to Supervisor

Successful supervision is all about preparation – this training will make sure you’re ready! Management is not an easy job, especially when you’re new. Whereas before you only had yourself to worry about, now you’re responsible for leading a team. And this includes lots of responsibilities and expectations that you may not be prepared to deal with.

But don’t worry, we’re here to help! Featuring the proven skills and expert strategies you need, How to Successfully Make the Transition to Supervisor will help you tackle any issue you’re faced with, from communication nightmares to motivation strategies.

Master the fundamentals of supervision in just one day!

You’ve got a job to do, so you don’t have time to waste on training that may or may not be helpful. And that’s exactly why we created How to Successfully Make the Transition to Supervisor.

Sign up for this fun and fast-paced one-day seminar and you’ll learn to successfully navigate the world of management, while avoiding pitfalls and capitalizing on your strengths. Designed with you in mind, this training contains all the information you need to make the jump from employee to manager smooth and effective.

You’ll learn:

Get all the skills you need to be a master supervisor from day one!

By knowing what’s expected of you and using successful supervision strategies, you’ll get everything you need to be as successful at your new position as you were at your last. If you’re new to management, or even the slightest bit uncomfortable supervising former peers, then this is one training you can’t afford to miss. What are you waiting for? Sign up now!

Workshop Agenda

Your new role

  • Adapting to your new position and added responsibilities
  • The boss-employee dynamic and how it affects you
  • 5 common mistakes new supervisors make
  • Building trust and respect
  • Finding your personal leadership style
  • Eliminating roadblocks to your success
Leading with skill and poise
  • Establishing your authority without appearing “bossy”
  • Managing your time and priorities effectively
  • Keeping your cool when things go haywire
  • How to effectively delegate responsibilities
  • Conflict resolution that will leave all parties satisfied
Communicating for maximum effect
  • Supervisor talk: the keys to successful communication
  • Gathering and giving effective feedback
  • Communicating up and down the job ladder
  • Nonverbal communication and how to ensure you’re sending the message you intended
  • Resolving communication barriers and problems
Dealing with former peers
  • Simple strategies to deal with ill will from your promotion
  • Using personal relationships for your gain: a how-to
  • Managing friends and close associates
  • Dealing with criticism from your team
  • Encouraging frank discussion with your former peers
  • Disciplining problem employees
  • The right way to manage employees who are older than you
Expert motivation techniques
  • Giving feedback the right way, without hurting feelings
  • Vital listening skills that will make your job easier
  • Setting a good example to get the most from your team
  • Identifying and motivating chronic underachievers
  • Using the right motivational technique for each situation
Master management problem solving
  • Common management problems and their causes
  • Identifying issues before they arise
  • Determining the impact of solutions on your team
  • Strategies for making tough and unpopular decisions Keeping your cool when dealing with problems

Your Guarantee of Complete Satisfaction

We stand behind our seminars with a 100 percent , iron-clad, money-back guarantee of satisfaction. If for any reason you’re not completely satisfied with the solid skills, the tips, tools and shortcuts, and the crucial information you receive during this workshop, we’ll refund your money in full. Every penny. Guaranteed!

Program Hours:
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Registration begins at
8:30 a.m.

Group Discount: When 3 enroll from your organization, a 4th attends FREE!

Lunch is on your own.

Continuing Education:
Continuing education credits may be recognized by your professional board. Contact your own board to find out what's required.

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