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Developing a Motivated Workgroup (1 Day)

This 1-day course is designed for supervisors to learn strategies for improving and maintaining employee performance. Participants will learn to identify performance issues and problems that are related to employee motivation and to solve those motivation-related performance problems. Participants will also learn to maintain the motivation of employees who are already performing at acceptable or higher levels.

Note: This course is not designed for improving the self-motivation of the participants: it is not a feel-good course.

Learning Objectives:
- Evaluate motivation-related performance problems
- Apply appropriate motivational strategies for given situations

Job Outcomes:
- Motivates employees at all levels to work toward the department’s goals, objectives, and strategies.

TRAINING HOURS: 6

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Organizational Dynamics - WBT

This course illustrates how organizational dynamics are influenced by individuals and their use (or misuse) of workplace power and politics, as well as the existing organizational culture. When you complete this course, you will be able to: identify the types of power that exist within the workplace, discuss the effects of workplace politics, recognize the symptoms of dysfunction in the workplace, apply solutions to improve organizational health, explain organizational culture and its effects, and apply strategies for cultivating a positive organizational culture.

Plus all the following:

Emotional Intelligence 2 - WBT

To lead in today’s world, one must possess Emotional Intelligence. Leaders are judged by how well they handle themselves and their employees. Focusing on the social competencies, this course will help you increase your social awareness, effectively manage your relationships, and improve the emotional intelligence of your team. The CPTP course, Emotional Intelligence 1: Personal Competence, focused on self-awareness, self-management, and self-motivation. This course builds on those practices and applies them to interpersonal situations. Upon completion of this course, you will be able to explain social competence and its role in the workplace, apply practices to increase your social awareness, use techniques to improve your relationship management, and implement strategies to improve collaboration and teamwork.

Ethical Leadership - WBT

This course covers the basics of ethical leadership and is designed to assist in determining possible unethical actions and recognize the differences between ethical and compliance questions. After completion of this course, you will be able to discuss the differences between ethics and compliance, summarize the sources of ethical behavior, recognize the supervisor’s responsibility to model ethical behavior, and describe possible ways to deal with unethical people.

Prioritizing Tasks with Agency Mission and Values - WBT

Using established time management strategies, this course offers general guidelines and practical techniques for prioritizing tasks using the mission and vision of an agency. Apply time management strategies to determine and address important/urgent tasks. Determine and prioritize mission critical tasks. Discuss the role of Strategic Alignment. Prioritize your own schedule in accordance with agency mission and goals.

Situational Leadership 2 - WBT

This course builds on the basic theories presented in the Situational Leadership 1 course, by offering you additional leadership strategies and examples of practical application you can use to enhance your team’s performance.

Strategic Thinking - WBT

This course will give you techniques to help you to become a strategic thinker. It will also help you use strategic thinking on the job, especially in relation to teams or supervisory duties. Upon completion, you will be able to explain strategic thinking and its benefits, identify the traits of strategic thinkers, overcome barriers to strategic thinking, and apply strategic thinking techniques in the workplace.

Work-life Balance: Balancing Your Life - WBT

This course discusses work-life balance. Upon completion of this course you will be able to define work-life balance, analyze your current state of balance, apply strategies to balance your life, and utilize techniques to maintain your balance.

2015 Supervisory Group 2 Capstone Workshop (1 Day)

MANUAL REQUIRED. See below.

This course is a culmination of the 2015 Supervisory Group 2 Program. It is required to complete the 2015 Supervisory Group 2 Program.

Learning outcomes for this course include:
> Learning how to think in a strategic manner
> Prioritizing tasks with agency mission and vision
> Applying situational leadership theories
> How to develop a motivated workgroup
> Demonstrating ethical leadership
> Using emotional intelligence in the workplace
> Finding a work-life balance

The Capstone Workshop requires participants to actively engage with each other in cooperative learning experiences. The course content includes discussions, simulations, and group activities. The 2015 Supervisory Group 2 Capstone Workshop assumes participants not only have taken course prerequisites but also are familiar with the material. Participants are welcome to revisit and review the prerequisite courses as often as they would like to before attending this class. CPTP recommends participants retake the web-based courses if there is a gap of more than six months between completing the prerequisite courses and the Capstone Workshop.

You are required to bring the course manual to class. You have the option of printing a manual, which can be found in the Links to More Information section of the course information in LEO or in the Manuals tile on the CPTP website, OR using the on-line fillable manual from your computer, tablet, or smart phone during class.

NOTE: 2015 Supervisory Core, 2015 Supervisory Group 1, and 2015 Supervisory Group 2 Programs each have a capstone workshop. The capstone workshops are required to complete each program.

TRAINING HOURS: 6

Plus 1 elective from the following choices:

Conflict Management - WBT

This course provides you with a basic understanding of conflict management. While taking this course, you will learn about the areas of conflict, how conflict affects you and others, and what conflict management style you most often use. This course also provides you with a Conflict Resolution Model that can be used as a guide to help you manage and resolve conflicts as they arise.

Critical Thinking - WBT

This course covers the basics of the discipline of critical thinking. In this course, we will define critical thinking, identify the steps and characteristics of the critical thinking pro, implement critical thinking techniques, and identify obstacles to critical thinking.

Developing Effective Teams 2 - WBT

Much of your personality is based on personal preferences. You may be aware of some of these preferences, but you may have some blind spots that limit your self-awareness. This course will help you identify your personality preferences as well as the preferences of your team members. Understanding these preferences can help you understand your personality, improve your relationships, and increase your team’s productivity.