Leadership Skills for Supervisors

Leadership and Management TrainingLeadership Skills for Supervisors

In a business or organisation, supervisors bear the exciting yet challenging task of monitoring and motivating workers to deliver. On top of their professional tasks, supervisors also have administrative duties such as evaluating, training and even reprimanding employees. Come to think of it, supervisors are the immediate leaders that employees report to, even before the top management of an organisation or a company. As a result, leadership and management training courses are imperative for supervisors, to develop skills and learn leadership techniques.

Training

Taylor Mason’s Leadership Skills for Supervisors course, offers bespoke in-house training that guarantees tailored solutions for your business. No matter what business or organisation you are running, you can expect hip specialised training for your supervisors conducted by experienced and reputable trainers. Through in-house training, current and potential supervisors will be exposed to management and leadership theories and examples that will help them become better leaders. Furthermore, this excellent quality leadership and management training will help prepare supervisors for the important task of handling people.

The significance of attending a professional management and leadership training course cannot be overstated. Remember that variety and innovation can do wonders for managing people. And since the in-house training is exclusive to your organisation, you can expect active participation and interaction between the participants and management and leadership training consultants. Create a personalised program specifically for your business or organisation’s needs and requirements.

To give you a better idea of what topics can be studied on the course, here is the current outline for the Leadership Skills for New Supervisors course:

  • Learn ways to prioritise, plan, and manage their time
  • Identify their primary leadership style and techniques for maximising that style
  • Develop more flexibility to use other leadership styles
  • Search for ways to overcome communication barriers
  • Determine ways to engage in productive rather than toxic debate, and to make conflict a powerful force for creative, well-rounded solutions to problems

The course is delivered in one-day in-house, and costs £975. All prices are excluding VAT and travel charge for in-house training is 45p per mile. We highly recommend choosing in-house training courses because the cost per person becomes lower. You can also decide when and when management and leadership training will take place. Most importantly, it allows our training personnel to tailor the discussion according to your organisation’s requests and goals.

Managing Your Time and Energy

As mentioned earlier, being a supervisor means fulfilling your tasks as a professional, and at the same time, the task of handling your team. When you first think of this it may seem quite an easy role. However, once this becomes your role, you will realise that being a supervisor can be very challenging. Therefore, it is important for supervisors to manage their time and energy effectively. Some of the tips to achieve this include prioritising, setting SMART goals and learning the art of saying no. Even setting up a functional and conducive workplace will help. Since members look up to their supervisors, the latter must also be able to set a good management and leadership example.

What Makes A Good Leader?

When evaluating the effectiveness of a leader there are many factors to consider. These include the ability to motivate people, and management skills among others. However, there is no exact formula to make a good leader. Effective leadership that works for one person may not work for another person. Different businesses and organisations require different leadership and management skills from their supervisors. As a result, instead of specific leadership skills, it is recommended to learn about The Situational Leadership model and The Leadership Effectiveness and Adaptability Description (LEAD).

Communications as a Leadership Tool

In order to effectively lead and manage people, a supervisor must know how to communicate effectively. This allows them to send and receive messages properly and at the same time, prevent conflicts that may arise from misunderstandings. But before going into the different techniques for communication, it is important to know the definition of communication, and the factors affecting it. Furthermore, it is important to explore the elements of communication such as verbal and non-verbal cues and body language. When these have been established, it will then be easier to craft ways and activities on how to improve the communication between the leaders and his or her members.

The Commitment Curve

One of the most challenging parts in every employee’s career is starting out on a new job. While adaptation is mainly up to the employee, his or her supervisor has a big role to play in helping employees adjust. Aside from this, it is also the supervisor’s task to ensure that the new employee knows what they got themselves into and the roles they are expected to play in the team. This is where the commitment curve comes in. The commitment curve tackles the levels of support that a person has for advocacy over time. It begins with awareness of the values and principles, followed by acceptance and adoption and finally advocacy wherein the member himself begins to campaign for the organisation’s values. It is the supervisor’s task of managing and leading to guide new members of the team as they journey from awareness to advocacy.

 What will I learn

  • The current outline for the Leadership skills for new Supervisor course enables participants to:
  • Learn ways to prioritise, plan, and manage their time
  • Identify their primary leadership style and techniques for maximising that style
  • Develop more flexibility to use other leadership styles
  • Search for ways to overcome communication barriers
  • Determine ways they can meet the needs of employees and co-workers through communication and coaching
  • Explore ways to engage in productive rather than toxic debate, and to make conflict a powerful force for creative, well-rounded solutions to problems

 Course Outline    

During this interactive, linked and practical supervisory course, you learn about:

Managing Your Time and Your Energy

This section will discuss the Left and Right brain concepts, SMART goals, and how to organise your personal workspace.

What Makes a Good Leader?

In this section students will learn about The Situational Leadership model and The Leadership Effectiveness and Adaptability Description (LEAD).

Communication as a Leadership Tool

This section defines communication, how to use effective communication, and discusses the major elements of communication such as verbal and non-verbal queues, asking question

The Commitment Curve

This section will teach you how to ensure new employees understand the commitment curve and recognise that the first few months of any new job will be tough.

Employee Development Models

In this section we will discuss the Coaching and Dialogue employee development models.  “You” and “I” messages will also be discussed, along with the consequences and benefits of both changing and not changing.

Dealing with Conflict and Difficult Issues

You and the participants will discuss the difficulties involved when bringing up a concern or issue with another person.

What Successful Leaders Do

You and the participants will discuss the difficulties involved when bringing up a concern or issue with another person.

Delivery Options

Run In House – In-house Courses up to 12 delegates – £949 per day

Duration: This course is delivered over: 1 day

*All prices are excluding travel which is charged at 45 pence per mile.

 

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