Fundamental Supervisory Practices

Being a supervisor in local government today is more challenging than ever. The Fundamental Supervisory Practices course is designed to provide newly promoted or first-time supervisors with critical knowledge and skills needed to be an effective supervisor. This highly interactive program includes the True TILT Personality Profile to help participants understand their character strengths and opportunities for development and uses a “learning partner” model and daily development plan to enable greater integration of the program experience


The School offers both in-person and virtual sessions of this course, so participants can choose a session that meets their needs.  For both, participants will be highly engaged with each other and the instructors in both large and small group sessions and have opportunities to practice skills learned in class.  In-person offerings will take place on-site at the School of Government over the course of 4.5 consecutive days. For virtual offerings, on-line content will be delivered in nine 3-hour time blocks, with a one-week break between Day 5 and Day 6 to allow participants time to focus on other work and apply learnings in-between training sessions.  Participants should plan on spending an additional 15 minutes per day outside of class on pre-class assignments or readings.

At the conclusion of the course, participants will know:

  • more about themselves and their management style, and how that impacts their effectiveness.
  • the role, duties and skills needed to be an effective supervisor in the public sector.
  • the critical employment laws that impact the workplace and how to create a safe, professional and harassment free workplace.
  • how to work effectively in a diverse multi-generational workforce, and how to create an inclusive environment where all can prosper.
  • techniques and strategies to improve communication, deliver difficult performance feedback and engage in productive coaching conversations with direct reports.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 

Local governments in Tier One counties (as specified by the NC Dept. of Commerce in 2020, 2021, or 2022) are encouraged to participate in the tailored Tier One Fundamental Supervisory Practices program. Check here for a list of qualifying counties. Course content will parallel that of general open enrollment sessions.  Group discussion will be tailored to the unique opportunities and challenges faced by public professionals from qualifying counties. Click HERE for more information.

CEU27.00 hrs
  • Online
    October 10 - 14, 2022
    October 24 - 27, 2022
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    Course participants who cancel their registration on or before October 02, 2022 will receive a full refund. No refund will be made for cancellations on or after October 03, 2022, but you will receive a transferrable credit to be used within 12 months. Click here to view the School’s full cancellation and refund policy.

    This offering will be held online.

     

     

    $1,600.00
    Registration and payment for this course grants access for a single attendee. In order to register a group of attendees, please register each person individually. If you have questions, please contact our registration office at registration@sog.unc.edu or 919.966.4414.
  • Online
    February 6 - 10, 2023
    February 20 - 23, 2023
    View Cancellation Policy
    Course participants who cancel their registration on or before January 29, 2023 will receive a full refund. No refund will be made for cancellations on or after January 30, 2023, but you will receive a transferrable credit to be used within 12 months. Click here to view the School’s full cancellation and refund policy.

    This offering will be held online.

     

     

    $1,600.00
    Registration and payment for this course grants access for a single attendee. In order to register a group of attendees, please register each person individually. If you have questions, please contact our registration office at registration@sog.unc.edu or 919.966.4414.
  • Chapel Hill, NC
    April 10 - 14, 2023
    UNC School of Government
    400 South Rd., Knapp-Sanders Bldg
    Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3330
    View Cancellation Policy
    Course participants who cancel their registration on or before April 02, 2023 will receive a full refund. No refund will be made for cancellations on or after April 03, 2023, but you will receive a transferrable credit to be used within 12 months. Click here to view the School’s full cancellation and refund policy.
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    $1,600.00
    Registration and payment for this course grants access for a single attendee. In order to register a group of attendees, please register each person individually. If you have questions, please contact our registration office at registration@sog.unc.edu or 919.966.4414.
  • Online
    May 8 - 12, 2023
    May 22 - 25, 2023
    View Cancellation Policy
    Course participants who cancel their registration on or before April 30, 2023 will receive a full refund. No refund will be made for cancellations on or after May 01, 2023, but you will receive a transferrable credit to be used within 12 months. Click here to view the School’s full cancellation and refund policy.
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    This offering will be held online.

     

     

    $1,600.00
    Registration and payment for this course grants access for a single attendee. In order to register a group of attendees, please register each person individually. If you have questions, please contact our registration office at registration@sog.unc.edu or 919.966.4414.
  • Asheville, NC
    June 12 - 16, 2023
    Western Carolina University Biltmore Park Campus
    28 Schenck Pkwy
    Asheville, NC 28803
    View Cancellation Policy
    Course participants who cancel their registration on or before June 04, 2023 will receive a full refund. No refund will be made for cancellations on or after June 05, 2023, but you will receive a transferrable credit to be used within 12 months. Click here to view the School’s full cancellation and refund policy.
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    $1,600.00
    Registration and payment for this course grants access for a single attendee. In order to register a group of attendees, please register each person individually. If you have questions, please contact our registration office at registration@sog.unc.edu or 919.966.4414.

Materials will be posted in Canvas, the School of Government’s learning portal. Click here for instructions on accessing Canvas, including setting your password if logging into Canvas for the first time.

Once logged in, you will see your course(s) on the Canvas dashboard.

If you have questions or experience any issues, please contact instructionalsupport@sog.unc.edu.

 

The program manager will also send instructions with additional course information as we get closer to the program.

 

 

For all registration questions, resetting passwords, or login issues please contact:

Dale Zuckert

Assistant Registrar
919.966.4414
For questions regarding course details, including location, schedule, materials, and continuing education credits, please contact:

Susan Jensen

Program Manager, Local and State Government Group
919.962.0940
Albert and Gladys Coates Distinguished Term Professor of the Practice in Public Leadership and Organizational Development, Director, Center for Public Leadership and Governance