Making the Transition from Peer to Supervisor

The purpose of this workshop is to provide employees with an opportunity to explore the complexities of making the peer-to-supervisor transition. The target audience for this workshop is:

• Staff who have recently made the peer-to-supervisor transition
• Staff who are planning to make this transition in the next 12 months
• Staff who have an interest in supervising or managing
• Current supervisory staff who may need a refresher on the topics presented

Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)

While many people assume that all human beings are ruled by the same basic desires, motivations, or instincts, that assumption often leads to considerable misunderstanding between people. In this program, we use the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) as the foundational tool for achieving an understanding of the differences in others. In this session, students will use the self-scorable MBTI for identifying natural preferences, strengths, and temperaments. While the MBTI identifies differing styles of perception, judgment, energy, direction, and lifestyle for the student, we will explore how to use this with employees and staff for more effective supervising and team building.

Peer to Supervisor Transition

Making the peer to supervisor transition can be a difficult transition. In this section, we will explore how to avoid making the typical mistakes that often plague new supervisors and develop strategies that can be used when problems arise.

Basics of Managing Successfully

The “Basics of Managing Successfully” are explored in this workshop, namely Effective Communication (around Goal Setting) and Giving and Receiving Feedback. In this section, students will review effective goal setting criteria as well as the guidelines for giving and receiving feedback.

Managing Change and Transition

One of the most difficult things that supervisors face, especially new supervisors, is managing change and transition. This portion of the program is designed to help participants avoid falling into the common organizational traps that plague most workplace environments today. This section will explore:
• How the collective attitudes of staff affect the outcomes in the organization
• How to get buy-in when important changes must be implemented
• How to implement strategies for moving beyond barriers to change
• How to keep morale up when workload is increasing, resources are depleted, and staff is burned out

We are conveniently located in Upper Marlboro, Maryland, in Prince Georges County and can host your small-group training programs here or we can come to you anywhere in the Mid-Atlantic region.