Supervisory Skills Questionnaire Online Assessment

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Making the step to supervisor can feel like a difficult or stressful transition for most people. Especially because it takes skill to balance the needs of the organization with those of the workgroup. Start the wheels turning for all supervisors in your organization with the Supervisory Skills Questionnaire, the training solution that gets supervisors quickly up to speed and ready for performance. This is a tool thousands of trainers have relied upon for supervisor skills training, and now the fourth edition has just arrived with a fresh design and numerous enhancements.

From the fully revised Facilitator Guide, brand-new participant workbook, online assessments, and 180-degree peer feedback form, to new skill-development and planning exercises, the fourth edition of Supervisory Skills Questionnaire offers a range of learning options for supervisors of all levels of experience.

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How It Works

Available in both online and printed formats, the Supervisory Skills Questionnaire assessment tools present individuals with a series of 30 real-world situations. Their task is to choose one of three possible response actions. Scores reveal an overall supervisory score as well as strengths and areas for improvement in five specific skills:

  • Guiding the work
  • Organizing the work
  • Developing your staff
  • Managing performance
  • Managing relations

In addition to the assessment, the Supervisory Skills Questionnaire includes a new online 180-degree feedback component that enables supervisors to understand how they are perceived by their direct reports. The comprehensive data provides individuals with an in-depth understanding of their performance and a benchmark they can use to create an action plan for improvement.

The assessment and the online 180-degree assessment take approximately 20-minutes to complete. If you are not facilitating the half-day, supervisory skills training workshop, we recommend you allow approximately one hour for the interpretation of results, debrief, and goal setting.

Trainer certification is not required to administer or facilitate the Supervisory Skills Questionnaire.

Uses and Applications

The Supervisory Skills Questionnaire is excellent as a stand-alone learning instrument or part of a more comprehensive supervisory skills training program. With comprehensive and adaptable content, the program covers skill areas that are integral to everyone from relatively inexperienced supervisors to seasoned veterans. This assessment is effective as a:

  • Centerpiece of a supervisor training or leadership development program
  • Discussion starter to bring to the surface existing problems
  • Readiness gauge for new supervisors
  • Refresher for more experienced supervisors
  • Mentoring tool for novice supervisors
  • Follow-up assessment for measuring performance improvement
  • Tool for further developing supervisor skills

The fourth edition offers many new exciting features, including:

  • Fully revised, full-color Facilitator Guide
  • Step-by-step half-day workshop
  • Paper and online assessment options
  • New self-study assessment option
  • New online option for 180 degree peer feedback
  • Comprehensive participant workbook
  • Contemporary Supervisory Skills Model
  • New skill-development module
  • Updated references and statistical analysis
  • Microsoft PowerPoint presentation
  • Supervisory Skills Model Poster
  • HRDQue Card (SSQ Quick Tips)

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this assessment, participants will:

  • Understand the core roles and responsibilities of a supervisor
  • Measure performance in five key supervisory skills training areas
  • Discover skill strengths and identify areas in need of improvement
  • Develop an action-oriented plan to improve competence and impact

Also see the classroom version of this assessment.