Course Description

The Supervisor’s Academy has been offered by the Government Training Agency since 1985.  The Academy is for supervisors at every level, from newly promoted or aspiring supervisors to upper management. The sessions are designed specifically for employees in local government and for the difficult and complex environment in which these employees work.

The Academy is five days in duration.  Although some theory is presented, the primary emphasis is on understanding and skill development.  The schedule provides time for presentation of material and an opportunity for practice during class.  Because of the separation between training days, participants can apply their learning in the workplace immediately, then deal with on-going situations, successes and failures, when they return to the Academy.

Course Topics

  • Qualities of a supervisor
  • Supervision styles
  • Communications, assertive and listening skills
  • Motivation
  • Goal setting
  • Decision making
  • Problem solving
  • Discipline issues
  • Conflict management
  • Power and empowerment
  • Implementing change
  • Emotional intelligence
  • Ethics in the workplace
  • Generations – how to manage a workplace with different generations present


Course Dates:

Please register for the course session you want. Only one registration is required and will automatically sign the student up for all three sessions affiliated with the course.

Course Session  Days 1 & 2 Days 3 & 4 Day 5
February 21 – March 7, 2023: 8am – 5pm February 21-22, 2023 February 28 – March 1, 2023 March 7, 2023

This class is an online virtual session, held via Zoom. All times are PST.

Course Fee: $575.00