Supervisor Training


Course Overview

With a host of challenges and responsibilities to tackle, supervisors need training like never before. This workshop will help overcome many of the managerial problems that may be encountered in this position. Dealing with these problems is not easy but it does not have to lead to discouragement.

This introduction to supervisory skills course is designed to help delegates understand the skills and responsibilities that go with first line management.

This workshop includes dynamic trainee/trainer interactions and discussions, written and oral exercises, case studies, reflection, quizzes and a workbook for each participant to take back to the workplace.

Target Audience

This workshop is designed for supervisors, team and/or section leaders who are relatively new to their role or who have had little or no previous training in the basics of people management.

Course Overview

SECTION 1: Responsibilities of a Manager / Supervisor
1. To management
2. To workgroup
3. To self

SECTION 2: Setting Goals
1. SMART Goals
2. Examples

SECTION 3: Planning
1. How Can Planning Help Me?
2. The Six Steps to Planning
3. The Next Steps - Implementation
4. Task Review and Evaluation
5. Types of Tasks

SECTION 5: Communication
1. What is a Skilled Communicator?
2. Asking Questions
3. Probing
4. Provocative Statements
5. Listening Skills
6. Communication & Listening Barriers
7. Overcoming Barriers
8. Active Listening

SECTION 6: Delegation
1. Delegation Do’s and Don’ts
2. Self Assessment
3. What is Delegation
4. Four Steps to Delegation
5. Degrees of Delegation
6. What to Delegate
7. Assessing Delegation

SECTION 7: Giving Feedback
1. The Importance of Feedback
2. The Sandwich Technique
3. The Six Steps to Constructive Feedback
4. Top Feedback Tips

SECTION 8: Providing Instruction
1. Vague Instructions

SECTION 11: Dealing With Difficult Employees
1. The Over-Dependent Employee
2. The Lazy Employee
3. The Hostile Employee
4. The Chronic Complainer

Contact Details
Contact Person:
Rachel Johnson
Contact Email:
rachel [at]
Course Details
Course Duration:
1 Day
Course Delivery Method:

E-learning E-learning

Blended Blended

In Class In Class

Distance Distance

Presented Presented Courses

In House In-House

On Demand On Demand

R2,595 ex vat (contact us for our excellent on-site, Google Meet and e-learning rates)





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