DOI Supervisory Program Resource Center

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 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. Participants will learn essential skills to gain the respect and support of others, as well as how to build influence without designated authority. They will learn strategies to leverage their role within the organization to lead, handle different personality types, solve problems, make decisions, become a change manager, and build solid long-lasting working relationships.

Who Should Attend: Individuals who are not in a supervisory role but who need to get work done through others or those who aspire to a supervisory role.



SUPERVISION FUNDAMENTALS - FIRST 3 MONTHS (ONLINE COURSE BUNDLE)

Description: The Learning Plan, Supervision Fundamentals, is an essential collection of online courses and tools for new supervisors in the first 3 months of supervision. All supervisors have the responsibility to lead the workforce in compliance with established personnel policies and procedures, and transform strategy into performance. Topics addressed in these courses include:

Who Should Attend: Individuals who are new supervisors in their first 3 months of supervision. It is also a prerequisite to the Supervision for New Supervisors course offered by DOI University.

Course
Essentials of Interviewing and Hiring: Conducting an Effective Interview
Staffing Your Organization
Supervisory Ethics
EEO (including sexual harassment, NO Fear Act)
Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA)
Workplace Safety
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 employees 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. Learners will develop competency proficiency in the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs): Leading People, Leading Change, Results Driven, Business Acumen, and Building Coalitions; as well as proven leadership methods, tools, and techniques they can immediately apply on the job. Topics covered include:

Please complete the Supervision Fundamentals - First 3 Months Learning Plan that includes eight on-line courses targeting your obligation for “technical” competencies defined by OPM as mandatory in the first 3 months of supervision. Each online course will take 30 – 60 minutes to complete.
To access the Supervision Fundamentals - First 3 Months Learning Plan, click on the link below and follow the DOI Learn enrollment steps: https://gm2.geolearning.com/geonext/doi/LearningPlanCatalog.geo?id=3354


Who Should Attend: Supervisors who need to satisfy the training requirement for new supervisors in the first year.

Important: The course 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. You MUST attend the entire course to get credit. Please review the course dates and times and plan your travel accordingly.

Letter: Transmittal 5185

Note for DOI Employees: This course meets DOI's annual requirement for 4 hours of EEO and 4 hours of diversity training.



SUPERVISION FOR EXPERIENCED SUPERVISORS

Effective supervisors get things done through other people. They have the knowledge and skills to develop talent, motivate and engage employees, set the strategic direction, and get results. This course will explore ways to create an ethical and inclusive work environment where employees are motivated to perform at the highest level. Experienced supervisors will also learn from their peers on leadership strategies, tools, and techniques to deal with challenging workplace issues. This course satisfies the OPM guidance to provide training for supervisors in their first three years and those who need to meet the requirement for recurring supervisory training. Topics include:

Who Should Attend:  Experienced supervisors who have not completed their “refresher” for their 3 year recurring training obligation. New supervisors are subject to the 3 year recurring training requirement from the date of hire.

Important: This course satisfies OPM's mandatory training requirement for supervisors every 3 years (5 CFR 412.202(b)). You MUST attend the entire course to get credit. Please review the course dates and times and plan your travel accordingly.

Note for DOI Employees: This course meets DOI's annual requirement for 4 hours of EEO and 4 hours of diversity training.

Contact Us

Please don't hesitate to send your suggestions for additional information and resources to the DOI Supervisory Program Manager, Jennifer Butts, jennifer_butts@ios.doi.gov.

We are interested in providing tools that will be of value to you in the important work you do at the Department of the Interior!