Specific learning objectives include:
Note: information may change without notice.
You will spend the first part of the day getting to know participants and discussing what will take place during the workshop. Students will also have an opportunity to identify their personal learning objectives.
Adjusting to Your Role
To begin, participants will learn some key strategies for new supervisors. Then, they will discuss ways to ease the transition from employee to supervisor, and how to solve common problems.
A Supervisor’s Responsibilities
Next, participants will talk about their responsibilities to themselves, their employer, and their employees.
During this session, participants will learn how to use the urgent-important matrix to plan and prioritize. Participants will also be given a framework for planning.
This session will help participants set SMART goals.
To wrap up the first day, participants will look at different leadership models, including the Direction-Support model.
The Situational Leadership Model
During this session, participants will learn about Paul Hersey’s situational leadership model.
Next, participants will brainstorm ways to deal with four types of employee problems: excessive complaining, laziness, hostility, and over-dependence.
This session will begin looking at teamwork by exploring synergy: when the whole of the team is more than the sum of the parts.
Next, participants will discuss why trust is so important in a team environment, and how to build trust.
This session will educate participants about Tuckman and Jensen’s four stages of team development, and how leaders can help teams at each stage.
During this session, participants will discuss what communication is, what can be a barrier to communication, how to engage in active listening, and how to ask good questions.
The Communication Process
This session will give participants a three-step model to use with employees who are agitated in some way (for example, excited, frustrated, or angry).
Next, participants will talk about three approaches to motivation: the carrot, the whip, and the plant.
During this session, participants will rate their company’s orientation and develop ideas for improvement to bring back to their workplace.
This session will give participants some guidelines for effective training, whether they are the trainer or the trainee.
Giving feedback is one of the most important management tasks, yet many people find it a tricky area. This session will give participants some tools that they can use.
Next, participants will learn about the degrees of delegation and common pitfalls.
Dealing with Conflict
This session will give participants a six-step model to resolve conflict, and a separate model to resolve problems. Then, concepts from the entire workshop will be practiced in a role play.
To wrap up the workshop, participants will learn about various kinds of discipline and what to do if they have to fire an employee.
At the end of the third day, students will have an opportunity to ask questions and fill out an action plan.
Instructor Led classroom based training. Scheduled classes are normally held in Woodmead - near to Sandton in Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa. Stationary and textbook included. Refreshments, including 2 tea breaks and a cooked meal for lunch are provided for full time courses. Light finger meals are supplied for part time courses.
There are currently no up and coming The Professional Supervisor courses scheduled.You may request that the course be scheduled. If you are interested please click here to fill out an enquiry form.
For clients who want to enjoy the convenience of public transport, consider the Gautrain. Our training premises in Woodmead is located near the Morning Glenn Mall Bus Stop. If organised by prior arrangement we will collect delegates from the afore mentioned bus stop at no extra charge. Direction to the bus stop are as follows:
Take the Gautrain to the Sandton station.
Take the S2 Bus to Morning Glenn Mall.
We will collect you at 8:30 directly from the bus stop.
Please submit a query on the course page and we will be able to advise you on hotels and guest houses close to the training facility.