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Making the transition to supervisory responsibilities

May 25 2017 - 10:00am to 3:00pm
Russell Library - Conference Room 302

Course description:

Supervising others can be a tough job. Between managing your own time and projects, helping your team members solve problems and complete tasks and helping other supervisors, your day can fill up before you know it. New supervisors often struggle with making the transition into their new responsibilities. Often they are supervising people who knew them before they became supervisors and have seen them behave in ways that may be contradictory to their new responsibilities. Supervisors need to realize that they become supervisors by title, but true leaders do not even need a title. Successfully transitioning to a supervisory position indicates a need for a roadmap to get there. During this workshop, we will look at some of the obstacles and guidelines for making the transition into supervision.

Topics covered:

  • Become aware of the challenges in making the transition to supervisory responsibilities.
  • Plot where you are in your transition.
  • Help participants realize that they are not alone in the stress associated with moving from peer to supervisor.
  • Facilitate participant thinking about the differences in following versus leading.
  • Share the guidelines of being a supervisor.
  • Clarify the expectations regarding supervision.

The workshop will be held Thursday, May 25, 2017, in Russell Library - Conference Room 302 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.

Kelly Prior
Professional Development & Training Specialist
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