Nobody told them that being a good supervisor would be easy. In fact, in some organizations, nobody tells them anything about being a supervisor. Avoid the problems of the new supervisor not knowing what to do and who to ask. Provide your first-line supervisors or potential supervisors with the basic skills needed to make a smooth transition from doing the work to managing the work.
In the MDP program, the content of each seminar builds on the other so that at the end of the series, the participants will have the needed skills to perform each function effectively and efficiently. Although some seminars are a required part of the series, seminars can be added or changed according to your training needs. Supervisors that are not enrolled in the MDP program can attend one or more of the individual seminars and will get a certificate for the ones they have attended. Supervisors who have completed the entire series will get certification that they have completed the program.
Who Should Attend: Potential or new supervisors. Supervisors, who may be in the job, but have had no formal training. Supervisors, who have had formal training, but are having difficulties performing the supervisory function or need a refresher course.
Methodology: This program utilizes lecture, video, case studies, group discussion, structured exercises, practice exercises, assessment tools, on-the-job assignments, question and answer segments.