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Supervisory Academy Training Series

Supervisory Training Academy

Being a supervisor can be difficult! You have a lot of responsibility, and usually, very little training. This program was designed to change all of that! The Cabrillo College Supervisory Academy is an 8-week program designed to help you develop your skills and become a better supervisor. You can pick and choose which modules are best for you, or attend all 8!

In our weekly meetings, you will learn...

  • Skills that will make your job easier
  • To know yourself better as a supervisor and make effective choices about your leadership development
  • Time management and priorities
  • Better communication with your staff
  • Team building skills
  • Stress and conflict management
  • How to Motivate your employees toward better performance


Instructor: Vicki Miranda is a Human Resources professional with over 25 years of leadership experience. She provides skilled insight into leadership issues based on her experience with organizational teams, employee/labor relations, leadership development and conflict resolution.

Dates: Thursdays, June 16 - August 4, 2016
Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 noon

Location: Classes are held on the Watsonville Campus, Solari Green Tech Bldg., Room C107
Take ALL EIGHT MODULES for just $395

A comprehensive manual is included for particpants registered in the entire program.


    register online


Module 1
Being a Great Supervisor
Being a supervisor is a lot of responsibility. As a leader in your organization, you help set the tone, and you have the potential of making a very positive impact.
In this introductory course you will...

  • Understand the roles and responsibilities of effective supervisors
  • Assess your own supervisory skills and strengths
  • Set goals for your supervisory development

Date: Thu., June 16
Time: 9:00 am - 12 noon
Cost: $58


     register online


Module 2

Essential Communication Skills
As a leader, your communication style and habits have a disproportionate impact on the "climate" of the organization. The way you communicate can heavily influence employee motivation, the quality of information shared, and employee engagement.
Come to this course to...

  • Practice essential skills for creating the organization you want, including listening and speaking clearly
  • Understand the functions & channels of communication in an organization
  • Understand communication barriers and practice overcoming those barriers

Date: Wed., June 22
Time: 9:00 am - 12 noon
Cost: $58

     register online


Module 3
Managing Stress and Conflict
It's now common knowledge that stress is a serious and dangerous health risk factor and can be linked to many of our most serious health challenges. But did you know that stress is also the cause of billions of dollars in lost productivity and revenue in our workplaces? Stress is also at the core of how we handle conflict. When we can reduce our stress, conflict cycle can become more productive.
In this course you will...

  • Define stress and understand its causes
  • Identify your personal triggers and practice managing your stress reactions
  • Understand 5 conflict responses and practice effective conflict management

Date: Thu., June 30
Time: 9:00 am - 12 noon
Cost: $58


     register online


Module 4

Navigating Personal Change
Life is constantly changing and change inevitably creates stress. Unfortunately, that can lead to feelings of overwhelm. As a leader, it is imperative that you model appropriate and healthy responses to change. What changes are you facing at work? What changes do you want to proactively make in your life? How do you react under stress? How do your habits keep you feeling stuck and resisting the changes you need to make?.

In this workshop, you will:

  • Understand the impact of change on your mind, body and emotions

    Assess your “change-resilience”

  • Become aware of the stages of change, what to expect in each stage and how to manage your personal stress reactions
  • Learn critical self-awareness tools that will help you embrace change and move from habit to choice
  • Practice changing limiting beliefs into empowering beliefs
  • Make a plan for self-care and self- empowerment in the face of change

Date: Thu., July 7
Time: 9:00 am - 12 noon
Cost: $58


   register online


Module 5

Building a Team
Working with a team can be a challenge but in today's workforce is a given. When we understand some basic principles of teamwork, we can transform our working relationships by harnessing the power of our differences and creating a powerful work team.
Come to this class to...

  • Understand team development and the 5 elements of effective teamwork
  • Learn key steps for building collaboration and achieving consensus
  • Identify barrier to decision making and problem solving

Date: Thu., July 14
Time: 9:00 am - 12 noon
Cost: $58

     register online

Module 6

Employee Motivation
Understanding how to motivate others is a key skill in our ability to effectively lead others. Many of us resort unconsciously to the old carrot-and-stick methods with very limited success.
Come to this course to...

  • Understand your role in creating the motivational climate at work
  • Practice impacting employee motivation using the 4-D cycle, coaching, supporting and recognition skills
  • Build a plan for motivating your team

Date: Thu., July 21
Time: 9:00 am - 12 noon
Cost: $58


      register online



Module 7
Performance Management
Employee performance problems can be frustrating. Often, we act as if simply telling or showing our employees how to perform should be enough. However, performance needs to evolve through coaching and support- and NOT be relegated to an annual performance appraisal.
Come to this course to...

  • Discern between performance management and performance evaluation
  • Apply a 4-part performance management model to your most pressing performance issues
  • Discuss common barriers to effective performance and make a plan for overcoming those barriers

Date: Thu., July 28
Time: 9:00 am - 12 noon
Cost: $58


     register online



Module 8

Business Writing
In today's world, we communicate constantly: e-mail, text, facebook, tweets- the list goes on. But in this busy world, the quality of our communication makes a difference. For better or worse, people make judgments about our competence and credibility based on our written and oral communication.
Come to this class to...

  • Learn 5 ways to quickly organize your thoughts and translate them into writing
  • Learn and practice essentials skills for effective e-mail communication
  • Review common e-mail mistakes and ways to ensure that you don't make them!
  • Learn common grammatical and word choice errors and receive a cheat sheet to improve your writing


Date: Thu., August 4
Time: 9:00 am - 12 noon
Cost: $58


     register online



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