This two-day workshop will teach participants how to:
- Adjust to the supervisor’s role with confidence.
- Develop their skills in listening, asking questions, resolving conflict, and giving feedback to employees.
- Identify key attitudes that they can develop to enhance their supervisory skills.
- Use time management and planning techniques to maximize their success.
- Develop a technique for giving instructions that are clear and understood.
- Understand the importance of developing good relationships with employees and peers, so they are seen as fair and consistent.
Making the Transition
Next, participants will discuss how their role will change when they become a supervisor. They will also work on developing solutions for common concerns of new supervisors, such as, “How do I make sure employees recognize my new role and respect my position as a supervisor?”
Responsibilities of a Supervisor
During this session, participants will explore their three main areas of responsibility.
Behaviors and Attitudes
This session will explore some behaviors and attitudes that can set supervisors up for success. Topics will include building the right environment, motivation from within, and lifelong learning.
This session will help participants set goals with SPIRIT.
Planning for Success
Next, participants will discuss the value of short- and long-range planning. Time management tips and e-mail techniques will also be covered, as well as the parts of a good plan.
Active Listening Techniques
During this session, participants will learn about and practice active listening skills.
This session covers questioning skills, probing techniques, and non-verbal messages.
Giving feedback is one of the most important skills for a supervisor, yet it can be a tricky task. This session will help participants master this invaluable skill. Participants will also get tips on receiving feedback.
This session will explore how to give effective instructions.
Orders, Requests, and Suggestions
During this session, participants will learn about these three types of instructions.
Unfortunately, supervisors are often called in to mediate conflicts. Participants will learn a process for managing conflict in this session.
Managing Challenging Situations
In this session, participants will learn how to structure a difficult conversation. Then, they will consider how to handle some difficult situations.
To wrap up the second day, participants will explore their personal network and how to be a positive influence in it. They will also consider how to establish credibility.
In Person Training
The traditional classroom style of training remains our Most Popular and Most Requested format. On-site training provides participants with an in-person facilitator who will work directly with the team, whether for a single training session or a training series. The Mainstream team will craft and tailor your experience to ensure that your training session is specific, relevant and unique to your audience while meeting your learning objectives. Why settle for ‘pre-formatted, pre-scripted, one-size fits all’ training programs, when our team is able to customize a program that is just right for you? We know that every team has unique learning needs, situations and that they come from a variety of industries, each having unique customer needs and demands. Our programs can be scaled to accommodate time restraints, unique learning needs and even industry or company nuances and barriers.
Don’t settle for a program that gives you almost what you need; our team wants to give you Exactly what you need.
Delivering traditional onsite training results …virtually!
We’ve officially changed the rules and redefined what is possible in the world of soft skills learning. Our unique technology, accompanied by honed delivery methodology, have successfully replicated the traditional classroom-style training environment, allowing it to exist online.
Most online training solutions limit participants’ responses to keystrokes or to single person conversations because -with inferior technology- group discussions become distorted and confusing to follow. Our Virtual Room has eliminated those barriers and encourages learning through meaningful instructor feedback, skills modelling and engaging group discussion, without visual or audio distortion
The Virtual Room is for any organization seeking a flexible substitute to traditional onsite training; whether to lower costs, eliminate unnecessary travel or to simply ease the burden of demanding work schedules.
Lunch & Learn
A Lunch and Learn session is an onsite or virtual learning program with a facilitator-led session sharing valuable information and skills on an area of identified learning interest. It’s a great break away from a traditional training program, allowing your team the opportunity to learn while enjoying their lunch. Due to the limited time, the program focuses on specific learning concepts and skills. It is an interactive session that quickly targets and reveals learning objectives that are predetermined by the training organizer. Lunch & Learn sessions are also great as a training series, providing progressive learning programs for developing skills in a ‘bite-sized’ format.