About Our Program
Supervisors are the department’s link between our successes transforming strategy into execution and a key factor in our employee satisfaction. To prepare our new and existing supervisors for the demands of their role we offer the following supervisory development.
Our Program Offerings
LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT SKILLS FOR NON-MANAGERS AND ASPIRING SUPERVISORS
Description: This course equips participants with the foundational concepts and skills to enable them to manage teams to perform to their highest potential. Learn essential skills to gain the respect and support of others, as well as how to build influence without express authority. You will learn strategies to leverage your role within the organization to lead, handle different personality types, solve problems and make decisions, become a change manager, and build solid long-lasting working relationships.
SUPERVISION FUNDAMENTALS - FIRST 3 MONTHS (ONLINE COURSE BUNDLE)
Description: The 8 online courses in the Supervision Fundamental package are essential prerequisites for the Supervision for New Supervisors and the Experienced Supervisor courses. Every DOI supervisor needs to know how to implement an effective human resource and performance management process to transform strategy into performance. These courses will inform your HR technical options, and build competency to differentiate appropriate personnel actions to recruit, hire and retain employees in the Federal workplace, ethics, mentorship, and safety to develop effective performance.
Prerequisite: These courses inform the advanced discussion and group work activities in both Supervision for New Supervisors and the Experienced Supervisor courses.
|Essentials of Interviewing and Hiring: Conducting an Effective Interview|
|Staffing Your Organization|
|EEO (including sexual harassment, NO Fear Act)|
|Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA)|
|Essential Mentoring Techniques|
|Veterans Employment for Federal Hiring Managers|
SUPERVISION FOR NEW SUPERVISORS (REPLACES THE ONE DOI COURSE)
This course equips participants with the foundational concepts and skills that federal supervisors need to be successful in leading those they manage to perform to their highest potential. The course focuses on the competencies and critical management activities addressed in the OPM guidance for supervisors in the first year:
- Leadership, talent management, and performance management
- Mentoring employees
- Improving employee performance
- Managing work schedules and priorities
- Creating employee performance appraisal plans
- Conducting performance appraisals
- Dealing with performance and conduct issues
Course content addresses the competency families leading and Change, Results Driven, Business Acumen, Building Coalitions, as well as developing greater Fundamentals to immediately apply on the job.
In order to satisfy the blended learning components of the course you are responsible to complete 8 on-line courses in advance of the instructor-led event. Each online course will take 30 – 60 minutes to complete.
To access the SUPERVISION FUNDAMENTALS - FIRST 3 MONTHS (ONLINE COURSE BUNDLE), click on the link below and follow the DOI Learn enrollment steps: https://gm2.geolearning.com/geonext/doi/bundlesummary.BundleCatalog.geo?id=113001
Who Should Attend: New supervisors and experienced supervisors who have not completed formal supervisory training, and those transitioning into a Federal civil service supervisory role.
The DOI Supervisory Development program maps to the OPM Supervisory Framework and objectives outlined in the Government Performance and Results Modernization Act of 2010, as well as critical leadership competencies and technical HR knowledge needed to succeed as a supervisor. Letter: http://www.chcoc.gov/transmittals/TransmittalDetails.aspx?TransmittalID=5185 FAQ: http://www.chcoc.gov/transmittals/attachments/trans5185.pdf
SUPERVISION FOR EXPERIENCED SUPERVISORS
Effective DOI supervisors develop capacity, motivate employees, improve engagement, and get results. This course will provide insights into workplace motivation and employee engagement. Learn to develop an effective leadership approach that addresses the requirements of a federal workforce and needs of your local team. The course addresses the OPM guidance to provide supervisors during their first 3 years and on a recurring schedule, training that addresses their competencies and essential job activities:
- Understand the different ways people learn, think and conceptualize and modify your style in the interest of working most effectively with others
- Learn strategies to shift from impasse, to resolution, to transformation in workplace conflicts
- Explore the concepts of employee motivation and engagement
- Network and learn from peers in other federal agencies facing the leadership and supervision challenge
- Apply and practice these skills to real workplace scenarios and develop strategies for applying learning to the workplace
Who Should Attend: Experienced supervisors who have not completed formal supervisory training for the first 3 years, or who require a refresher of the content intended to be recurring.
This course satisfies OPM's mandatory training requirement for Supervisors in their first 3 years (5 CFR 412.202(b)).
Please don't hesitate to send your suggestions for additional information and resources to the DOI Supervisory Program Manager, Jennifer Butts, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Greetings and Welcome!
The supervisors in DOI are the bond between our departmental and bureau strategies and performance. The Department of the Interior (DOI) has the express quality of touching the lives of our American people every day. The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) have detailed guidance to agencies to develop a quality supervisory workforce with essential competencies. They distinguish the competency needs along a supervision lifecycle and DOI has adopted that model and categories as our program framework.
The DOI Supervisory Program addresses the demands of the role for non-managers and aspiring supervisors, new supervisors, and highly experienced supervisors.
This site is designed to be your comprehensive reference for development of supervisors in the department. We provide course summaries, event dates, resource and references to assist you in the fulfillment of your supervisory responsibilities.
Acting Director, OSEOD
Department of the Interior