Supervisory Development Institute

SDI develops your workers into leaders.  Many companies rely on SDI for effective personal and professional development of their employees who are moving into supervision and management. The four levels should be taken in sequence.  Classes are offered to the public and also available as custom on-site programs. For more information, call Terry Childers at 828.413.7899 and download the current SDI brochure.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SDI-1     DEVELOPING PEOPLE SKILLS

The starting point for new supervisors and managers. Seven half-day sessions (modules).

  1. Personal Leadership:  assessment of each person’s basic and preferred work styles, using the PDP ProScan tool
  2. Roles & Responsibilities of Leading:  understanding and making the transition to supervisor, with case studies
  3. Situational Leadership:  a model for understanding how to develop an effective leadership style
  4. Effective Communications:  developing the ability to give clear job instruction by strengthening interpersonal skills
  5. Motivating for Performance:  explores employee motivation by going beyond theory to establish conditions for self-motivation
  6. Difficult People & Conflict Resolution:  examines the causes of workplace conflict and how to resolve it
  7. Coaching:  strengthening the skills necessary to be a positive influence in the workplace

 

Class Title Start Date End Date Time
SDI-1 Developing People Skills - Hickory Feb 06, 2018 Mar 20, 2018 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
SDI-1 Developing People Skills - Asheville Feb 08, 2018 Mar 22, 2018 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

 

SDI-2     DEVELOPING PERSONAL MANAGEMENT SKILLS

For supervisors and managers who have completed level one. Six half-day sessions (modules).

  1. Performance Management:  enhances recognition of performance qualities and provides models for creative appraisal
  2. Adult Learning & Choices:  how to motivate adults to learn by understanding learning styles and the processes involved
  3. Time Management & Organizational Skills:  how to organize yourself and your time to get more accomplished
  4. Goal Setting:  strengthens the ability to write and measure goals and link them to performance and the company as a whole
  5. Delegation:  teaches the key principles of delegation, choosing the right task person, and having delegation conversations
  6. Stress Management:  understanding the stress cycle, along with moods, boundaries, and the challenges involved

 

Class Title Start Date End Date Time
SDI-2 Developing Personal Management Skills - Hickory Feb 13, 2018 Mar 20, 2018 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
SDI-2 Developing Personal Management Skills - Asheville Feb 15, 2018 Mar 22, 2018 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

 

SDI-3     DEVELOPING LEADERSHIP SKILLS

For supervisors and managers who have completed level two. Six half-day sessions (modules).

  1. Effective Leadership Practices: examines the distinction between managing and leading, and reveals personal leadership styles
  2. Leading Teams: learn how to build a team that will collaborate together to achieve meaningful organizational goals
  3. Building Trust: how leaders develop trust, overcome barriers, and cultivate an environment of trust
  4. Leading Change Management: explores the impact of workplace change and how to lead the change process effectively
  5. Leading Workforce Diversity: strengthens leadership skills and understanding for a diverse workplace culture
  6. Leading Effective Hiring & Retention: how to screen, interview, and select the right job candidates using proven techniques

 

Class Title Start Date End Date Time
SDI-3 Developing Leadership Skills - Hickory Feb 13, 2018 Mar 20, 2018 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm
SDI-3 Developing Leadership Skills - Asheville Feb 15, 2018 Mar 22, 2018 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm

 

SDI-4     DEVELOPING STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT SKILLS

For supervisors and managers who have completed level three. Six half-day sessions (modules).

  1. Employment Law - Due Process:  reviews legal realities that impact supervision, to minimize litigation exposure
  2. Employment Law - Issue Free Management:  reviews legal realities in creating positive employee relations
  3. Leadership Concerns - Violence, Harassment, and Workplace Bullying: how to minimize these workplace issues
  4. Leadership Concerns - Social Media: the proper business response to social media in the workplace is explored and discussed
  5. Leadership Concerns - Strategic Planning: evaluating where the organization is, where it should go, and how it can get there
  6. Leadership Concerns - Emotional Intelligence & Business Ethics: leading from the inside out and final SDI review

 

Class Title Start Date End Date Time
SDI-4 Developing Strategic Management Skills - Hickory Feb 13, 2018 Mar 20, 2018 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm
SDI-4 Developing Strategic Management Skills - Asheville Feb 15, 2018 Mar 22, 2018 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm