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.
Cohort classes of no more than 25-30 participants create an
opportunity to develop relationships, building networks that pave
the way for collaboration beyond the scope of this experience.
The LGS program is an excellent program, the instructors are
well prepared, materials were appropriate, and the pace was
good. I strongly recommend that all supervisors and managers
take this program to learn the tools needed to become better
leaders in the workplace.
Griselda Ballesteros, Department of Fair
Housing and Employment • LGS Cohort 4 Alumni
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
This program is currently being
offered synchronously (9 a.m. – 4 p.m.) via Zoom due to
COVID-19. The delivery method may change according to local
safety standards. Please check with the program staff for updates
on program delivery.
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 5.6 Continuing Education Units
Distinguished public and private sector managers and supervisors
make a significant contribution to the program by discussing
their challenges and best practices.
This program is currently being offered synchronously (9
a.m. – 4 p.m.) via Zoom due to COVID-19.
Applications Due: July 31, 2020
Supervisor as a Leader, Sept. 23, 2020
Essentials of Talent Management, Oct. 21, 2020
Talent Development Strategies, Oct. 22, 2020
Introduction to Organizational Change, Nov. 18, 2020
Advanced Supervisory and Development & Graduation, Jan. 28, 2021
Applications Due: Nov. 23, 2020
Supervisor as a Leader, Feb. 24, 2021
Introduction to Organizational Change, Apr. 1, 2021
Organizational Change Applications, Apr. 2, 2021
Essentials of Talent Management, Apr. 28, 2021
Talent Development Strategies, Apr. 29, 2021
Decision Making for Supervisors, May 19, 2021
Effective Interpersonal Communication, June 16, 2021
Advanced Supervisory and Development & Graduation, June 17, 2021
The $3,329 program fee includes
5.6 continuing education units
Course materials (digital)
Pre-program SKILLSCOPE assessments
Graduation celebration with sponsors
Certificate of Participation
There are no provisions for auditing this program at this time.
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, experiential exercises and an individual
project. Participants are expected to complete a project and
report the findings at the end of the program.
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.
J. Clark Kelso
Federal Receiver, California Prison Healthcare Receivership
William C. Bush
Director, California Department of General Services (Retired
David A. Gilb
Director, Department of Personnel Administration (Retired