Supervision I

Essential Skills

Workshop Overview

Truly, times have changed for those who lead others, yet the solutions in dealing with such changes can be found in the fundamental principles of basic supervision – the roles, skills and functions required of a supervisor. This workshop is designed to help individuals build competencies in basic supervision practices. It works to define supervision, explains the competencies required of supervisors and describes the supervisor’s position from an operational perspective. 

Available Dates:

June 3, 2020, 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama


Workshop Outline

Title Overview
Day 1
  • The Changing Role of Supervision

  • Plotting the Future: Planning

  • Translating Plans into Actions: Organizing

  • Implementing Plans: Directing

  • Tracking Plans with Actions: Controlling

  • Managing the Critical Intangibles: Decision-Making, Problem-Solving and Creativity

  • Helping People Understand: Communicating

  • Encouraging Results: Motivating People

  • Building Human Resources: Staffing

  • Managing Finance and Resources: Budgeting

  • Tracking the Results of Human Efforts: Evaluating


Unique workshop offerings

  • An overview and in-depth discussion of supervisory techniques for facing modern-day organizational challenges and leading a diverse workforce.

Workshop Leads

Mr. Jim Satterfield

Dr. Robert K. Prescott, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

Dr. Robert K. Prescott has spent twenty years in industry and as many years teaching in academic positions. He is currently Director-Corporate Engagement for The University of Alabama and has most recently served for sixteen years as Graduate Faculty of Management at the Crummer Graduate School of Business at Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida. His personal teaching expertise and research focuses on all aspects of human resource management, leadership, organization behavior, training & development and enterprise consulting. He is a native of Birmingham, Alabama, holds a B.S. in Marketing from the University of Alabama and a Ph.D. in Workforce Education and Development from The Pennsylvania State University.