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So You Want to be Supervisor


This course is designed for people who are currently deciding whether a supervisor job is right for them. At the end of the one-day course, you will better understand what it takes to become a supervisor in State government and be able to determine if you are ready for the increased responsibilities associated with this position.

Anyone considering a promotion into a supervisory position

• Know the legal definition of a supervisor in California state government

• Assess your attitude about and readiness for becoming a supervisor

• Discuss motivations for becoming a supervisor

• Gain insight into a typical day in the life of a supervisor

• Explore the benefits of being a supervisor for self and the organization

• Discuss some of the core competencies required to be a supervisor

• Discuss traits and behaviors of an effective supervisor

• Learn the many roles of a supervisor

• Examine the responsibilities and tasks of a supervisor

• Understand the organization’s expectations of supervisors