Supervision Part II Modern Day Challenges

Workshop Overview

Possessing a capable skill-set is only half of the potential solution. Modern day
supervisors must execute relentlessly in producing results for their respective organizations.
This workshop moves beyond the attainment of up-to-date supervisory skills to applying
such skills while facing the daunting organizational challenges of the 21st century.
It provides an overview of today’s organizations, issues affecting organizations and
ways that modern supervisors in organizations are responding strategically. This workshop
also focuses on emerging new directions for supervision, the future of supervision
and ways to prepare for and act in the future.

Available Dates:

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


  • Pricing information available upon request. Contact Mary Patterson for details.

Workshop Outline

Title Overview
Day 1
  • Modern Day Supervision
  • Exerting Positive Influence and Leading People
  • The Emerging Role of Facilitator: Working with Groups and Teams
  • Employment Engagement
  • Managing the Critical Process of Problem Solving with Creativity
  • Helping People Work Together: Human Relations
  • Taking Responsibility: Organizational Ethics
  • Planning for Change: Technology and Modern Work Requirements
  • Preparing for the Future: Supervision Tomorrow

Unique workshop offerings

A future-focused and strategic view of the challenge for modern day supervisors

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.

Program Manager

Mary Patterson's PhotoMary Patterson, CPA, SHRM-CP
Phone Number: 205-348-7049

Questions about this program? Contact Mary Patterson today! Mary Patterson works in the Office of Teaching Innovation and Digital Education at The University of Alabama as a Program Manager, where she assists the OTIDE team in designing and implementing professional development and training programs, industrial training programs, and executive education programs that are offered on-campus, online or onsite at the workplace.  Ms. Patterson has a Bachelor’s degree in Business from the University of Alabama’s Culverhouse College of Business with a major in accounting.  She is a Certified Public Accountant and stays abreast of current developments relevant to business owners, including management, human resources, economics, accounting, taxation, and marketing.  Additionally, Ms. Patterson is a Certified Professional in the Society for Human Resource Management. She works closely with HR departments to design custom training to enhance work objectives, increase productivity, and build a positive culture.  She worked previously as Director of the Alabama Entrepreneurial Research Network (AERN) in the Culverhouse College of Business to bring the resources from the University of Alabama down to the community level.  She is a member of the Tuscaloosa Chapter of the Alabama Society of CPAs, the Society of Human Resource Management, the Culverhouse Commerce Executives Society, and the Southern Automotive Women’s Forum.