The next generation of successful government supervisors will be individuals who can embrace and implement transformation and build cross-functional interagency relationships. Leadership for the Government Supervisor challenges senior-level supervisors to supervise across generations, collaboratively solve problems, resolve conflict, foster a service culture mindset, and motivate individuals to engage in organizational change efforts. The program also addresses their role in key challenges such as workforce development and succession planning.
Leadership for the Government Supervisor is a certificate program for senior-level supervisors in city, county, state and federal goverment with responsibility for staff, programs, and projects. Participants represent the business and program branches of agencies or departments as well as the information technology programs.
Leadership for the Government Supervisor is a forward-thinking departure from traditional “day in a desk” training. Using individual development plans, group discussions, expert speakers, case studies, and participant-submitted projects, the classroom becomes an experiential laboratory in which senior-level supervisors address real world problems with realistic solutions. Leadership for the Government Supervisor consists of eight required courses for a total of 56 hours of instruction and 5.6 Continuing Education Units (CEUs).
Cohort classes of no more than 25 participants create an opportunity to develop relationships, building networks that pave the way for collaboration beyond the scope of this experience.
Upon acceptance to Leadership for the Government Supervisor, participants are required to complete the Leadership Practices Inventory (LPI), which is based on The Leadership Challenge authored by Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner. Throughout the program, participants are evaluated through class discussions, experientail exercises and an individual project. Participants are expected to complete a project and report the findings at the end of the program. Approximately six months after completion of Leadership for the Government Supervisor, participants are invited to participate in a post-training assessment process by completing a follow-up Leadership Practices Inventory and an online self-assessment to measure the effectiveness of the program.
Course sessions meet from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
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Distinguished public and private sector managers and supervisors make a significant contribution to the program by discussing their challenges and best practices. Guest speakers will include: members of the Portfolio Advisory Committee, Leadership for the Government Executive alumni, and well-respected managers and supervisors from private industry.
The $2,939 program fee includes
There are no provisions for auditing this program at this time.
To apply for Leadership for the Government Supervisor, complete the online application form here. While there are only 25 seats available in each cohort, the college does not limit the number of applications submitted by an individual organization. Candidates not accepted upon first application may be considered for future cohorts. Applications are reviewed by committee and applicants will be notified of their acceptance.
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The College of Continuing Education wishes to thank the dedicated public servants who invest their time and energy to ensure the professional merit and applicability of this program.
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