Supervisor’s Academy

Course Description

The Supervisor’s Academy has been offered by the Regional Training Center since 1985.  The Academy is for supervisors at every level (from upper management to first line supervisor), and for aspiring supervisors. The sessions are designed specifically for employees in local government and for the difficult and complex environment in which these employees work.

The Academy is five days in duration.  Although some theory is presented, the primary emphasis is on understanding and skill development.  The schedule provides time for presentation of material and an opportunity for practice during class.  Because of the separation between training days, participants can apply their learning in the workplace immediately, then deal with on-going situations, successes and failures, when they return to the Academy.


Course Topics

  • Qualities of a supervisor
  • Supervision styles
  • Communications, assertive and listening skills
  • Motivation
  • Goal setting
  • Decision making
  • Problem solving
  • Discipline issues
  • Conflict management
  • Power and empowerment
  • Implementing change
  • Emotional intelligence
  • Ethics in the workplace
  • Generations – how to manage a workplace with different generations present

Course Dates:

Regional Training Center Offering
Day 1 & 2: March 7-8, 2017 – RTC (San Diego)

Day 3 & 4: March 14-15, 2017 – RTC (San Diego)
Day 5: March 21, 2017 – RTC (San Diego)

San Marcos Offering
Day 1: June 5, 2017 – Community Services Dining Hall – 3 Civic Center Drive

Day 2: June 6, 2017 – Valley of Discovery – 1 Civic Center Drive
Day 3 & 4: June 13-14, 2017 – Valley of Discovery – 1 Civic Center Drive
Day 5: June 20, 2017 – Valley of Discovery – 1 Civic Center Drive

Regional Training Center Offering
Day 1 & 2: September 6-7, 2017 – RTC (San Diego)
Day 3 & 4: September 13-14, 2017 – RTC (San Diego)
Day 5: September 18, 2017 – RTC (San Diego)
Regional Training Center Offering
Day 1 & 2: November 28-29, 2017 – RTC (San Diego)
Day 3 & 4: December 5-6, 2017 – RTC (San Diego)
Day 5: December 12, 2017 – RTC (San Diego)

Course Fee: $550.00

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations received more than ten (10) business days prior to the start of the class will not be charged. If payment has already been made, it will be refunded. Cancellations received ten (10) or less business days before the start of the class will be charged at full price. This late cancellation charge compensates RTC for the non-refundable costs incurred prior to the start date of the course.
No Shows: A No Show on the day of the class will result in a full charge for the class.


Course Date(s)

  • 03/07/2017 – San Diego
    March 07, 2016 - March 21, 2017
    08:30 am - 04:30 pm
  • 1/24/2017 – Chula Vista
    January 24, 2017 - February 07, 2017
    8:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • 6/5/2017 – City of San Marcos
    June 05, 2017 - June 20, 2017
    8:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • 9/6/2017 – San Diego (RTC)
    September 06, 2017 - September 18, 2017
    8:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • 11/28/2017 – San Diego
    November 28, 2017 - December 12, 2017
    8:30 am - 4:30 pm

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