Issue 141 - November 2023
Supervisor Essential Skills Training Program
Leadership is not just a title; it’s a skill set. Supervisors must leverage essential skills in the ever-evolving leadership landscape to help themselves and their teams thrive. Beginning in spring 2024, the Authority will offer a nine-part, in-person training program, “Supervisor Essential Skills,” to help members develop critical skills for optimal performance.
“We have invested significant time in developing this training program and are excited to offer it to our members who hold supervisory positions,” said Senior Training Specialist Ryan Thomas. “The training provides a real classroom feel because of its framework and interactive style. It will help build essential skills for better management while targeting areas that may lead to claims.”
Sharonda Bishop, a human resources professional and college professor, and Renee Christensen, ICF-certified president of DRC Inc., will help participants develop practical leadership skills with hands-on training on topics such as behavior, communication, emotional intelligence, conflict management, team building, giving and receiving feedback, diversity management, employee performance, and employee management.
“The purpose of this training is to help supervisors along their leadership journey,” said Bishop. “Becoming a great manager is a journey. Employees deserve the best manager you can be. Spending time in professional development programs is the way to get there.”
The cohort-based, nine-part training program will target the following regions: San Diego, Los Angeles/Orange County, Coachella Valley, and Central California. Each cohort will attend one monthly, full-day training at a specific location. The Authority will provide further details about the program during the enrollment process in spring 2024.
“We want to give managers the tools to handle the people side of work. The training will be very hands-on, incorporating real situations and scenarios from the workplace that participants will work through as a team,” said Christensen. “Each class is separate, but they are structured in a way that builds and will help participants in the next one.”
For more information about how managers and supervisors can take action and invest in professional development by applying for the Supervisor Essential Skills Training program, please contact your regional risk manager.
For questions about the Supervisor Essential Skills Training, contact Senior Training Specialist Ryan Thomas.< Back to Full Issue Print Article