INTRODUCTION TO MANAGEMENT & SUPERVISION
The Appalachian Council of Governments is pleased to announce the upcoming course entitled Introduction to Management and Supervision. The program is a combination of excellent materials produced by the International City/County Managers Association and the skilled facilitation of the ACOG staff who are familiar with this region and its particular needs. This course will include discussion of basic supervisory skills in such areas as communication, the skillful use of invaluable resources, employee selection and training, employee evaluation, motivation and relating to different personality types.
The Council of Governments uses the ICMA textbook, Effective Supervisory Practices, recognized as an excellent resource book. The series consists of seven, three-hour classes (9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon) over a period of seven weeks. The sessions will be held in the Board Room of the ACOG located at 30 Century Circle, Greenville, South Carolina. (Class starts on March 16, 2017, dates listed below.) Upon finishing the course and completing the written examination, each participant receives a certificate of achievement.
The program has been successfully utilized by over 5,000 local government supervisors and managers in the Appalachian Region in the last 20 years, and has been rated as excellent or exceptional by its participants. The course is a blend of discussions, role playing, case studies, and other adult learning techniques. The cost of the program is $230, which includes numerous handouts, the 217-page textbook and a workbook.
The ICMA Supervisory Program is conducted by Loretta Smith, MHRD, HR Director of the Governmental Services Division of ACOG. She has a Master’s Degree in Human Resources Development from Clemson University and has been actively training and developing organizations nationally for over 20 years. Loretta has served as HR Director for SC LLR and on the ACOG Board for over 8 years and worked with the region in the areas of personnel and management issues and has an excellent grasp of what challenges face this region's local governmental manager.
For additional information on training provided by SCACOG and associated costs please contact Loretta Smith at 864-241-4632 or firstname.lastname@example.org
This class will help your employees develop the confidence to stand up in front of Council, a citizen’s group, a public hearing, or any other group of people and deliver a well-organized and logical presentation. Students will be provided with the necessary tips to develop and deliver a presentation. As part of this class, all students will have to prepare and deliver a fifteen (15) minute work-related presentation using PowerPoint. The presentation will be critiqued by the trainer and fellow students and it will also be video- taped. Each student will receive a DVD of their presentation for their own review.