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Pre-Supervisory Leadership

The path to becoming a top-notch leader is one that requires constant attention and fine-tuning, whether we are preparing to lead small groups, large teams, or simply preparing for the next steps in a leadership role.   Useful tools and tips are available in a plethora of subjects relating to the important roles of Supervisor and Pre-Supervisor. 

OPM presents: “Difficult Conversations for Supervisors”

This online and interactive course is intended to support the requirements in 5 CFR 412.202, allowing new and current supervisors to explore different ways to conduct those “difficult conversations” with their employees.  Supervisors will learn various techniques and tools to facilitate effective discussions of sensitive nature with subordinates, and to practice in a safe and risk-free environment. 

This course is available to all agencies at no cost.  Agency staff may upload the course to their Learning Management Systems from our Shared Courses Wiki page located under OPM Training and Development.  OPM's Training & Executive Development team has recently launched this fantastic and new interactive online course designed to allow participants the ability to practice as if having an actual conversation with an employee - virtually.  It is cutting-edge technology that will benefit any supervisor or manager in developing the necessary skills required to facilitate those challenging, sensitive, and necessary conversations.  

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can be a truly effective means of not only assisting in guiding a coworker or colleague, but can also serve to teach the mentor a variety of skills.  It gives the mentor the opportunity to lead by example, by providing guidance, and by holding the mentee accountable and helping them to stay committed to their goals.  A mentee benefits by being able to address concerns regarding their professional development in a variety of collaborative ways.  All of these can be powerful self-teaching, developmental tools helpful in performing on-the-job, as well as in developing one's career. Check out our mentoring toolkit at this link:
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Stepping Up Introduction Table of Contents and Directions.docx The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) sponsors the Leadership Development Program, which is a  wonderful resource that has been shared with us.  The program includes a 180-degree assessment and an online supervisory resource center.  Attached are Resources from USPTO's leadership development group that you may use to assist in developing your leadership development program. 

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Discover Helpful Tips and Resources
(What other tools and resources including guides, articles and websites are available to me?)
OPM present’s “Difficult Conversations for Supervisors
Take a peek at the trailer of the online course here: 


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