Professional Development on Your Schedule


Professional Development on Your Schedule

Supervision I Essential Skills

Workshop Overview

Truly, times have changed for those who lead others, yet the solutions in dealing
with such changes can be found in the fundamental principles of basic supervision
– the roles, skills and functions required of a supervisor. This workshop is designed
to help individuals build competencies in basic supervision practices. It works to
define supervision, explains the competencies required of supervisors and describes
the supervisor’s position from an operational perspective.

Available Dates:

Custom training available on-site or via Zoom Livestream – On your schedule!

Workshop Outline

Title Overview
Day 1
  • The Changing Role of Supervision
  • Plotting the Future: Planning
  • Translating Plans into Actions: Organizing
  • Implementing Plans: Directing
  • Tracking Plans with Actions: Controlling
  • Managing the Critical Intangibles: Decision-Making, Problem-Solving and Creativity
  • Helping People Understand: Communicating
  • Encouraging Results: Motivating People
  • Building Human Resources: Staffing
  • Managing Finance and Resources: Budgeting
  • Tracking the Results of Human Efforts: Evaluating

Unique workshop offerings

An overview and in-depth discussion of supervisory techniques for facing modern-day
organizational challenges and leading a diverse workforce.

Workshop Leads

Dr. Prescott

Dr. Robert K. Prescott, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

Dr. Robert K. Prescott has spent twenty years in industry and as many years teaching
in academic positions. He is currently Director-Corporate Engagement for The University
of Alabama and has most recently served for sixteen years as Graduate Faculty of Management
at the Crummer Graduate School of Business at Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida.
His personal teaching expertise and research focuses on all aspects of human resource
management, leadership, organization behavior, training & development and enterprise
consulting. He is a native of Birmingham, Alabama, holds a B.S. in Marketing from
the University of Alabama and a Ph.D. in Workforce Education and Development from
The Pennsylvania State University.