Courses for First-Line Supervisors Available throughout Area

Eastern Kentucky University will offer its First Line Supervision Certificate Program this Fall semester with courses in Richmond, Corbin, Manchester and Somerset.

The three-day Basic Core Concepts I course is slated for Sept. 10, 11 and 17 in Richmond and Sept. 24 and 25 and Oct. 3 in Corbin. Participants will then select an additional 18 hours (three days) of elective seminars to complete the Basic Supervision Certificate program. The elective seminars may be taken as part of the Certificate Program, or as a stand-alone professional development activity. 

Graduates may choose to continue to the Advanced Supervision Certificate Program.  The second phase of the program requires the three-day Advanced Core Concepts II course, which is scheduled for Oct. 16, 21 and 28 in Richmond and on dates to be announced in Corbin.  Participants will again choose an additional 18 hours of electives to complete the Advanced Supervision Certificate program. 

For more information or to register, contact Caelin Scott at 859-622-8405 for Richmond classes, or Donna Helton-Grady at 859-622-6716 for Corbin, Manchester and Somerset classes. 

The complete Fall 2013 Training Schedule follows:

Core Concepts I — Sept. 10, 11 and 17 (Richmond) and Sept. 24 and 25 and Oct. 3 (Corbin): The basic core concepts that all supervisors need to know.

Conflict Management — Oct. 7 (Manchester), Oct. 23 (Somerset), and Nov. 7 (Corbin): How to use communication skills to defuse conflict and solve problems.

Creative Problem Solving — Sept. 5 (Corbin), Oct. 10 (Somerset) and Nov. 12 (Manchester): How to effectively apply creative techniques for problem solving while capitalizing on your own creative talents.

Legal Issues for Supervisors — Sept. 26 (Richmond): Legal aspects and obligations as a supervisor.

Effective Team Building — Sept. 5 (Richmond): The practical framework for building teams within a work unit.

Business Writing – Oct. 17 (Richmond):Improve written communication skills. 

Managing Stress — Nov. 5 (Corbin):  The effects of stress on behavior, physical and mental health, and ways to alleviate it. 

Motivating Employees — Sept. 18 (Corbin): Practical leadership skills to increase employee motivation and performance.

Emotional Intelligence — Oct. 1 (Corbin): How to deal with negative emotions, and how to utilize positive emotions to improve leadership performance and that of team.

Presentation Skills — Oct. 23 and 24 (Richmond): An opportunity to develop a presentation style in a safe environment.

Sexual Harassment — Oct. 24 (Corbin): Current issues that supervisors need to know for today’s workplace, led by practicing attorney.  

Time Management — Sept. 12 (Corbin): How to better manage time– both in the workplace and at home. 

Accident Prevention — Sept. 3 (Richmond): Practical approaches to promote safety and prevent accidents in the workplace.

Dealing with Difficult People — Oct. 3 (Richmond): Communication and flexible thinking as key methods of dealing with difficult people.

Coaching & Workplace Communication — Oct. 29 (Richmond): How to assess employees’ development needs and respond with appropriate leadership style.

5S – Nov. 12 (Richmond):Effective workplace organization and standardized work procedures.

Advanced Core Concepts II — Oct. 16, 21 and 28 (Richmond) and dates TBA (Corbin): Managing different generations, performance discussions, and managing up. 

Published on July 22, 2013