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Stepping Up: A Road Map for New Supervisors

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Statistics show that only 60 percent of new supervisors are successful. So what happens to the other 40 percent? They're either fired for lack of performance or they step down voluntarily. The problem is, not many new or aspiring supervisors know what is expected of them, or even what it takes to lead others. So how can you, as a trainer, improve the odds of success?

Stepping Up: A Road Map for New Supervisors is a management development training program for new supervisors, managers, and leaders. The program offers a basic understanding of the roles, responsibilities, and expectations required to be successful in this position. It also guides supervisors in developing an actionable plan for personal growth.

How It Works

If you are a first-time or an aspiring supervisor, then use the Stepping Up Participant Workbook for an accurate, real-life picture of what it means to be a supervisor. Here you will discover the clear expectations for this position, the skills and knowledge you will need to be an effective supervisor, and the path to follow to supervise others successfully.

The comprehensive Facilitator Guide is fully-scripted and comes complete with PowerPoint slides. While Stepping Up is considered ready-to-use, there are ample opportunities for trainers to customize the program to meet specific objectives.

Uses and Applications

Stepping Up is an excellent starting point for supervisors who are new to their roles. It has many applications for supervisory training and can be used as:

  • A standalone training program for new and inexperienced supervisors
  • Part of a larger supervisory-skills training initiative
  • Preparation for aspiring supervisors or those considering a supervisory role

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this workshop, participants will:

  • Uncover how to develop the skills required to be a supervisor
  • Understand the full scope of their supervisory role
  • Learn what principles are needed to build credibility
  • Discover the real-life concerns, challenges, and pitfalls of being a supervisor
  • Create an action-oriented decision-making performance model

Product Details

Product Type: Workshop

Target Audience: New supervisors

Measures: The leadership skills of new supervisors

Dimensions: Assertiveness, expressiveness, team synergy, and directness

Time Required: 1 day

What to Order

Facilitator's Set: Order One Per Trainer.

This specially priced set includes a comprehensive Facilitator Guide featuring background information, administrative guidelines, step-by-step workshop outline, and sample materials bundled with a full copy of the Participant Workbook for review and reference.

Workbook 5-Pack: Order One Pack for Up to Five Participants.

The Workbook serves as a comprehensive takeaway and includes critical content, worksheets, and forms used during the workshop.

About the Authors

Miki Lane is the founder of MVM Communications and a specialist in human performance improvement and instructional technology.

Wendy Shanken is a senior management consultant and trainer in multicultural communications and supervision.

Marilynne Malkin is a senior performance consultant for MVM Communications with many years of experience managing and designing training projects.

Dennis Cavendish is a contractual writer who draws on his experience both as a professional editor and writer in the area of business management.