Supervisory Boot Camp with Faith Sheaffer-Polen, Kent State Corporate University

Supervisory Boot Camp With Faith Sheaffer-Polen, Kent State Corporate University

Supervisory Boot Camp brought to you by Kent State Corporate University.

2-1/2 Day sessions

LIVE IN PERSON training!

Registration Deadline: Wednesday, August 3, 2022

Wed, Aug 10, 2022 -  Thu, Aug 11, 2022
08:00 am -  12:00 pm

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Registration options:
Ticket Name Ticket Price Qty
SOD Member $ 370.00
Non-Member $ 445.00

Event description:

Whether your team has first-time supervisors or seasoned supervisors, the world of work is changing, and the skills needed to be a successful supervisor are different today than they were yesterday. This 8-hour Supervisory Boot Camp can help supervisors successfully navigate these new expectations and clarify what successful supervision looks like.

Participants will:


  • Identify critical functions and skills need for today’s supervisors
  • Clarify their role, responsibilities, and accountabilities based on the expectations of employers, peers, and subordinates
  • Complete a SWOT analysis for the organization and their team
  • Identify how a supervisor must think, what they must say, and how they must behave
  • Learn simple stress management tools
  • Learn how to document behaviors correctly and learn about employment laws that impact their daily work




  • Set expectations / goals for session
  • What does a supervisor need to know?
    • The organization and their role in it
    • Their job as supervisor
    • Their personal strengths and challenges
    • Human behaviors and motivations
    • How to communicate effectively
    • What does customer service mean?
  • Transitioning from individual contributor to supervisor
  • Adjust your role, behaviors, skills/knowledge
    • Change model
  • How do you spend your days?
    • Stress management tips
  • 5 functions of a supervisor
    • Planning, organizing, resourcing, leading, monitoring
    • SWOT Analysis tool activity
  • Skills needed 
    • Theory X and Theory Y management styles activity
    • Good verses poor manager activity
    • 9 essential skills card sort activity
  • How does a supervisor think, talk, behave?
    • Brain Science and supervision
    • Case studies
  • Documentation basics and employment law 
    • Bullying, harassment, discrimination Court case examples (fatal flaw in most: supervisor did not discuss with employee)

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