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LEAD Institute Program: Supervisor

Schedule

  • Aug 26, 2020-May 13, 2021 at *ONLINE*, online course, Tuition: $9500  (#25144)   REGISTER

Overview

The LEAD Institute Program: Supervisor is a nine-month course delivered in a blended learning format incorporating face-to-face meetings combined with both asynchronous and synchronous online activities including Webinars and activity assignments in a learning management system.


This program will provide federal career specialists with opportunities to learn and practice the skills and tools to:


  • Convey information in a clear, concise, organized, and convincing manner tailored to meet the needs of the intended audience.

  • Ensure both onsite and remote employees are appropriately recruited, selected, appraised, and recognized.

  • Understand the exercise of influence and authority.

  • Apply coaching and mentoring strategies and skills, including listening effectively, giving feedback, and guiding others as well as leveraging unique strategies for remote employees.

  • Foster a diverse and inclusive workforce where individual similarities and differences are valued and leveraged to achieve the vision and mission of the organization.

  • Understand the difference between leading and managing and when to apply each.

How You Will Benefit

Together, learners will consider…


  • How can supervisors convey information in a clear, concise, organized, and convincing manner, targeting the intended audience?

  • What are the critical activities supervisors should engage in to ensure that employees are appropriately recruited, selected, appraised, and recognized, regardless of locale?

  • How can supervisors maximize their exercise of influence and authority?

  • What activities can maximize a supervisor’s effectiveness at applying coaching and mentoring strategies and skills, including listening effectively, giving feedback, and guiding others?

  • In what ways can supervisors foster a diverse and inclusive workforce where individual similarities and differences are valued and leveraged to achieve the vision and mission of the organization?

  • How are leading and managing different, and when is each most appropriate?

What is the LEAD Institute?

The Office of Personnel Management's LEAD Institute empowers federal leaders to take charge of their professional development by providing a clear path to leadership education and development that's right for them and their careers. The LEAD Institute offers essential role-based leadership skills that help individuals fulfill their Individual Development Plan (IDP), putting them squarely on the path to career development.

By training tomorrow's leaders today, the LEAD Institute helps training officers, managers and supervisors meet the challenge of succession management. Within each role-based program, current and future leaders assess their leadership effectiveness, gain core knowledge and develop critical skills for leadership success, culminating with a certificate signed by the Director of OPM, formally recognizing the employee's achievement.

What can I expect when enrolling in a LEAD Institute Program?

OPM created the LEAD Institute with busy federal professionals in mind, giving learners a path to complete an Institute program in just nine months. Classroom time is maximized by enhancing the transfer of learning through web-conferencing modules between classroom sessions.

In each LEAD Institute program, rising and established federal leaders participate in content rich modules that provide:


  • Assessments of current leadership effectiveness and/or potential.

  • Overviews of key leadership competencies critical to success.

  • Intensive development of workplace relevant skills.

Who Should Attend

New federal supervisors, or supervisors in their first year should attend this program. Completes the new supervisor training requirement.

Additional Information

Class Size

Each Cohort will be capped at 30 participants to maximize learner/instructor interaction, group learning, collaboration, teamwork, and skills development.

What is a Cohort Program?

The Cohort program is structured to engage learners in similar roles across federal service who bring their collective experiences to the Cohort’s learning environment, magnifying interaction and learning. Throughout the nine months learners will interact, learn, and participate in projects with Cohort members in a classroom setting and a combination of asynchronous and synchronous online projects and activities which may include webinars, group work, assigned readings, and an online community of practice.