Course Description

The Supervisor’s Academy has been offered by the Government Training Agency/Regional Training Center since 1985.  The Academy is for supervisors at every level, from first line supervisor to upper management, and for aspiring supervisors. 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

2018 Course Dates:

City of Chula Vista Offering
Day 1 & 2: May 16-17, 2018 – City of Chula Vista
Day 3 & 4: June 4-5, 2018 – City of Chula Vista
Day 5: June 11, 2018 – City of Chula Vista

City of Chula Vista Offering
Day 1 & 2: August 7-8, 2018 – City of Chula Vista
Day 3 & 4: August 14-15, 2018 – City of Chula Vista
Day 5: August 21, 2018 – City of Chula Vista

Government Training Agency Offering
Day 1 & 2: November 27-28, 2018 – GTA (San Diego)

Day 3 & 4: December 4-5, 2018 – GTA (San Diego)
Day 5: December 11, 2018 – GTA (San Diego)

2019 Course Dates:

Government Training Agency Offering
Day 1 & 2: January 22-23, 2019 – GTA (San Diego)

Day 3 & 4: January 29-30, 2019 – GTA (San Diego)
Day 5: February 5, 2019 – GTA (San Diego)

Government Training Agency Offering
Day 1 & 2: April 2-3, 2019 – GTA (San Diego)

Day 3 & 4: April 9-10, 2019 – GTA (San Diego)
Day 5: April 16, 2019 – GTA (San Diego)

Government Training Agency Offering
Day 1 & 2: November 19-20, 2019 – GTA (San Diego)
Day 3 & 4: November 26-27, 2019 – GTA (San Diego)
Day 5: December 3, 2019 – GTA (San Diego)


Course Fee: $550.00

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations received more than ten (10) business days prior to the start of the class will not be charged. If payment has already been made, it will be refunded. Cancellations received ten (10) or less business days before the start of the class will be charged at full price. This late cancellation charge compensates GTA for the non-refundable costs incurred prior to the start date of the course.
No Shows: A No Show on the day of the class will result in a full charge for the class.

08/07/2018 – Chula Vista
August 07, 2018 - August 21, 2018
8:00 am - 4:00 pm

11/27/2018 – San Diego (GTA)
November 27, 2018 - December 11, 2018
8:00 am - 4:00 pm

01/22/2019 – San Diego (GTA)
January 22, 2019 - February 05, 2019
8:00 am - 4:00 pm

04/02/2019 – San Diego (GTA)
April 02, 2019 - April 16, 2019
8:00 am - 4:00 pm

09/10/2019 – San Diego (GTA)
September 10, 2019 - September 19, 2019
8:00 am - 4:00 pm

11/19/2019 – San Diego (GTA)
November 19, 2019 - December 03, 2019
8:00 am - 4:00 pm

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