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Supervisory Skills Training

Supervisors are the vital link between an organization and its work groups. They need to have key skills and proficiency to set the tone for the workplace. If someone is a good supervisor, they can perform their job more efficiently and gain more respect from their peers and subordinates. HRDQ's supervisory skills trainings can help supervisors get up to speed quickly. Explore our wide range of self-assessments, interactive games, and instructor-led programs that target every aspect of effective supervision.

Supervisory Skills Training Materials

Supervisory Skills Questionnaire is a combination of assessment, peer feedback, a workbook, and a half-day supervisory skills training program that equips supervisors with the skills they need to tackle the everyday challenges they face in the workplace.


Leader-Manager Profile enables both your managers and your organization to achieve success. The 36-item assessment illustrates for managers how their competence as both a manager and a leader can contribute to meeting the demands of the marketplace.


The Toughest Supervisor Challenges gives both new and experienced managers the supervisory skills, tools, and techniques they need to evaluate every tough situation. They will learn the proper recourse to take with problem employees to resolve problems, create goals, work through personal issues, and mediate conflict.

More about Supervisory Skills

Key Supervisory Skills

A supervisor is anyone who is responsible for the work of others. This person is familiar with the daily work of their staff and receives direction from those who make bigger decisions for the company. There are 10 essential skills that supervisors need to possess in order to do their job as successfully as possible, which can be mastered in our supervisory skills trainings:

  1. Excellent Communication. Communication skills are one of the most important assets a good supervisor should have, as they communicate important information to staff.
  2. Conflict Resolution. Conflict can happen in the workplace. A good manager recognizes this and creates an effective method of minimizing conflict and dealing with it when it takes place.
  3. Strong Leadership. The supervisor must assert leadership. A strong leader will encourage their team and lead the way to success.
  4. Critical Thinking. With a high-level position comes more responsibilities and more decisions to be made. Critical thinking skills make the decision process easier.
  5. Time and Priority Management. Time management is essential in a business with deadlines and deliverables. Managers must also be able to structure the workload to ensure all projects are given the correct amount of priority and that high priority projects are finished first.
  6. Diversity Awareness. A great manager recognizes the importance of diversity and encourages their company to continue working on company diversity and inclusion (D&I).
  7. Guiding Workloads. Supervisors need to guide the overall work of their employees. Being an effective supervisor means understanding the bigger picture and adjusting work to accommodate that.
  8. Staff Development. A large role of a supervisor is developing personnel. They should have a plan for the employee’s development, setting goals for how they can work on their weaknesses and contribute to projects where they are likely to succeed.
  9. Interpersonal Skills. Developing and maintaining good relationships with other departments is also vital. To ensure that both their employees and the organization meet their goals, a supervisor should recognize the importance of working together cohesively.
  10. Openness to Advice and Willingness to Learn. Supervisors should look to their peers for advice and guidance when they are faced with a problem that is outside their expertise. Effective supervisors should also have a willingness to learn and grow. With essential supervisory management skills, managers can effectively solve any supervisory issues they may encounter and prepare for future situations.

Developing Supervisory Skills

Supervisory skills training allows managers to grow and learn how to work with their staff better. Assessments offer supervision training for leaders to develop core skills and the ability to balance the sometimes-opposing demands of management and employees. Explore the supervisory management skills training activities available at HRDQ to develop effective supervisors!

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