Transition to Supervision

Transition to Supervision

Whether you are transitioning into a supervisor position for the first time or preparing for a future role, taking time to learn and develop the skills needed to effectively supervise others is a critical first step to ensuring your success. As a supervisor you still have responsibility for the completion of functional activities and tasks, but now you also have the additional responsibility of leading the work of 1 or more team members.

Transition to Supervision is a 9-week, blended-learning experience that consists of 5 virtual, instructor-led seminars and 8 asynchronous courses. In this program, you will explore critical leadership attributes, supervisory best practices and examine your career goals related to management.  As you move through the course, you’ll be asked to complete practice activities, maintain a self-reflection journey, participate in peer coaching seminars, and create your leadership development plan.

To successfully complete the program, you should allow 3-4 hours per week to complete assigned activities. The outline for this program is:

Week 1: Kickoff Seminar (instructor-led)
Week 2: Self-Study Activities

  • Decision Making
  • Time Management
  • Communication

Week 3: Peer Coaching Seminar (Instructor-led)
Week 4: Self-Study Activities

  • Psychological Safety
  • Conflict
  • Optimizing Well-Being

Week 5: Peer Coaching Seminar (Instructor-led)
Week 6: Self-Study Activities

  • Developing Others
  • Transition to Leader

Week 7: Peer Coaching Seminar (Instructor-led)
Week 8: Self-Study Activities
Week 9: Closing Seminar (Instructor-led)

This program is offered 3 times each year: January-February, May-June, and October-November. To begin enrollment in the program, complete this training form.