Develop the crucial management tools to help fully lead and motivate your team to higher productivity.

Overview

Change is the norm. You are responsible for your own productivity and that of your staff. Your day-to-day dealings may now include colleagues, your boss and senior management who have different interests and viewpoints.

This workshop will equip you with proven supervisory techniques that you can put into action immediately. The skills savvy supervisors use to plan, organize, communicate and monitor will become part of your toolkit to effectively manage everyday interactions with greater ease. You will learn to leverage both your hard skills and your people skills to meet your new challenges with increased confidence, respect and power.

How You Will Benefit

  • Understand the management skills needed to succeed in a rapidly changing environment
  • Learn to plan, organize, communicate and monitor
  • Apply the most appropriate supervisory style to each individual and situation
  • Understand your legal responsibilities
  • Learn management skills to help you give constructive criticism
  • Maximize productivity by leveraging diversity and individual differences
  • Learn techniques to help you cope with difficult employees
  • Use delegation for effective employee development, time management and motivation
  • Increase job satisfaction and work output through coaching

What You Will Cover

Embracing Your New Role and Expectations

  • What your boss, employees, peers and senior management expect from you in your supervisory role
  • Four basic management functions: planning, organizing, communicating, monitoring

Managing a Diverse Workforce

  • Diversity issues and how they affect you, your work unit and your company

Filling Your Communication Skills Toolbox

  • Advantages and disadvantages of one-way and two-way communication and when to use each
  • Capitalize on the benefits of email
  • Demonstrate paraphrasing to check for content understanding
  • Experience the impact of nonverbal communication
  • How to ask questions that get the answers you really need

Coaching for High Quality Performance

  • How to give and receive criticism constructively
  • Learn to minimize defensiveness in yourself and others
  • Demonstrate a five-step coaching discussion model

Creating a Motivating Environment

  • Establish the essentials of a motivating environment
  • Demonstrate rules for reinforcing productive behavior

Taking Delegation, Performance and Team Development to the Next Level of Excellence

  • Use delegation as a motivational tool
  • Develop a strategy for solving a current employee motivational problem

Managing Performance Appraisals

  • Understand your company’s appraisal system
  • Record keeping and compliance issues
  • Write a performance appraisal document
  • Conduct an effective performance appraisal meeting

Managing Time Effectively

  • Key principles of effective time management
  • Share time management best practices
  • Five stages of managing meetings

Planning for Continuing Growth

  • Select and prioritize your own next steps
  • Develop an action plan for continuing professional development

Who Should Attend

New supervisors with fewer than five years of supervisory experience and process and production supervisors who want the benefit of basic management skills training.

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