Principles of Supervision

There are fundamental principles underlying the supervisory relationship. They are governing principles that will help  supervisors initiate and maintain productive relationships with their performers. Participants will focus on developing the abilities surrounding the five principles of supervision.

Learning objectives

At the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • describe the characteristics of an effective leader
  • differentiate between personal and position power
  • discuss the differences between leadership and management
  • define situational leadership and plan for responding to team members with the appropriate leadership style
  • describe characteristics of a supervisor and identify the role of the supervisor
  • list the current issues and challenges facing supervisors and develop strategies to implement in the workplace.
  • indicate the changes in behaviour required as a result of your changing role from employee to supervisor
  • plan strategies and goals for effectively transitioning into a supervisory role
    • identify personality style strengths and weaknesses
    • develop a plan to flex styles with team members and other leaders
    • examine the current work environment and the impact on team members' motivation
    • identify the elements of effective performance management
    • diagnose performance issues and strategize to effectively coach performers to meet expectations
    • identify the steps to successful problem solving and conflict management
    • develop delegation strategies for your team


This workshop can be delivered in a full day.