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As a supervisor, you play a critical role in developing and retaining the talent needed to perform the vital work of local government. The new LEAD Academy has been developed to help you develop a targeted supervisor skill set that extends beyond knowledge and experience of the department work performed to directing the work that needs to get done.
The first LEAD Academy series will start in the spring of 2019. LEAD Academy workshops are presented by Metropolitan State University’s Institute for Professional Development, in partnership with the League of Minnesota Cities, the Association of Minnesota Counties, and Sourcewell.
The courses in this certificate program are tailored for government leaders. Supervisors, and those looking to move into a supervisory role, will build a great foundation to begin a supervising career through:
To earn the Public Sector Supervisor Certificate, participants must complete the following four mini-certificate series over a two year period. The series may be taken in any order, creating a flexible structure to meet your needs and schedule.
Time to Lead courses provide the opportunity to refine your leadership style and use your style to strategically and intentionally harness change and conflict for better department outcomes. Do not just let things happen; make things happen. Lead.
Please note: all St. Paul Time to Lead courses are currently full. If you are interested in registering for future workshops, email firstname.lastname@example.org be placed on a waitlist. In your email, specify if you would like to register for all the mini-certificate workshops, or specific individual workshops.
Supervisor Survival courses focus on the transition from being in a department to leading a department. While you bring valuable knowledge and experience to your role as a supervisor, supervising is about directing work rather than doing the work. These courses will help define the work responsibilities that come with the role of supervisor.
HR Essentials courses focus on your role in executing human resource duties. Supervisors play a crucial role in finding, developing, and retaining the talent in their departments. Research shows work environment is more important than financial compensation for people to stay in their roles. Make sure your department is where people want to work.
Managing Up and Out courses define the role supervisors play at an organizational level. In addition to managing the work of your departments, you’ll also need to connect to your organization. Understand how you can have a positive influence on the organization and get the resources needed for department work.
Interested in more information? See individual course descriptions for additional details and competencies developed in each course.
The first series, Time to Lead, will be offered in May/June 2019. See a full schedule of upcoming workshops.
Public sector supervisors and staff getting ready to move into supervisory roles.
$95 per workshop when registering for a mini-certificate series ($285 total for all three); $115 per standalone workshop