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Leadership for the Government Supervisor

Leadership for the Government supervisor

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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 government 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.

Delivery Model

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).

Courses Classroom Hours Days CEUs
Advanced Supervision Concepts 7 1 0.7
Human Capital Essentials 7 1 0.7
Human Capital Applications 7 1 0.7
Organizational Change Foundations 7 1 0.7
Organizational Change Applications 7 1 0.7
Decision Making for Supervisors 7 1 0.7
Advanced Supervisory Applications 7 1 0.7
Advanced Supervisory Development 7 1 0.7
8 courses 56 hours 8 days 5.6 units

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 will be asked to complete a 360 degree assessment called SKILLSCOPE. SKILLSCOPE is based on extensive research conducted by the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL®) about the specific skills needed to be effective as a manager. 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.


Course sessions meet from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Applications Due December 5, 2014
Advanced Supervision Concepts April 15, 2015
Organizational Change Foundations May 13, 2015
Organizational Change Applications May 14, 2015
Human Capital Essentials  June 10, 2015
Human Capital Applications  June 11, 2015
Decision Making for Supervisors July 8, 2015
Advanced Supervisory Applications August 5, 2015
Advanced Supervisory Development August 6, 2015


Please select a course title to view complete course descriptions.

Guest Speakers

Distinguished public and private sector managers and supervisors make a significant contribution to the program by discussing their challenges and best practices.


The $3,179 program fee includes

  • 56 hours of instruction
  • 5.6 continuing education units
  • Course materials
  • Pre-program SKILLSCOPE assessments
  • Continental breakfast and full lunch for each class day
  • Parking for each day of the program
  • Graduation celebration with sponsors
  • Certificate of Participation

There are no provisions for auditing this program at this time.

Application Process

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.

Application Deadline:

Applications are due December 5, 2014.

Advisory Partners

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.

Founding Sponsors

  • J. Clark Kelso
    Federal Receiver, California Prison Healthcare Receivership
  • William C. Bush
    Director, California Department of General Services (Retired October 2009)
  • David A. Gilb
    Director, Department of Personnel Administration (Retired September 2009)