Survival Guide for Supervisors


Lion YawningWorkshop Name:  “It’s a Jungle Out There!”


Becoming a supervisor can be an overwhelming transition that requires new ways of thinking, behaving and interacting with peers and direct reports. This workshop takes the supervisor through the basics of making that transition, and provides them with practical tools to deal with difficult situations while leading staff in achieving goals.

  Preparing for the Supervisors Role
Participants learn the basics of the supervising including making the leap from frontline to supervisor, key skills and behavioral changes required, roles and responsibilities and developing support systems..

Supervisory Styles
Using True Colors™ or MBTI (Myers-Briggs Type Indicator), participants assess their own supervisory style, learn their strengths and blind spots and gain awareness of how they impact others. They also learn how to coach staff by drawing out key strengths and developing the gaps, based on style diversity.

Supervisory Functions
Participants gain awareness of the five functions supervisors are responsible for and apply this to their role in the workplace. These functions are Planning, Organizing, Staffing, Leading and Monitoring Performance and include delegating and time management strategies.

Dealing with Performance Gremlins
Participants explore the warning signs and possible needs behind behavior problems, where they might be part of the problem, and practical strategies to deal with inappropriate behavior.

Motivating for Performance Issues
Using proven theories of motivation and research, participants learn and apply the basics of job satisfaction, how to create a motivating work environment, strategies for empowering people and effective ways to recognizing/rewarding performance.




Excellent course – I plan to put these ideas and skills into practice immediately. I would like to see the VP’s and CEO do this course!
Participant, Norwest Labs

Eye opening examples – very useful for success in the future – created involvement without feeling uncomfortable.
Glenn D., Alberta

Dianne’s passion for this subject shone through all the way! As an educator, it was a sincere pleasure to learn from her. As a beginning supervisor, I am sure that I will be referring to this course throughout my career. I have absolutely enjoyed myself as this course. THANKS!
J. Manchak, Metro Community College

I feel that every supervisor should take this course to improve their supervisory skills, responsibilities and best practices. They would have a clearer expectation of their jobs and responsibility to themselves s well as their employer.
G. Seehagen, Engineer


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