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Training - Mandatory Training Requirements

These new Mandatory Supervisory Training Requirements will go into effect on January 1, 2015. This new policy is being implemented as a result of a Needs Assessment Survey and a new Competency Model that has been introduced, which consists of five competencies. The new Competency Model can be found below.

The competency cluster breakdown can be found below.

The new Mandatory Supervisory Training Policy will consist of four groups: Core, Group 1, Group 2, and Group 3. A listing of the required courses for each group can be found below.

The requirements on critical skills and competencies reach supervisors earlier in their careers, reducing potentially costly mistakes. The changes incorporate a blended-learning approach by combining online classes with instructor-led training. The use of a blended leaning approach of web-based courses and instructor-led courses will result in less time away from the workplace and less time required for course or program group completion. The total time investment for the Core Group is approximately 9 hours; for Group 1, it is approximately 21 hours; for Group 2, it is approximately 16 hours; and for Group 3, there are no additional requirements other than the completion of the five Core Group web-based courses. The total courses required to be taken and the completion timeframe deadlines for each group are depicted in the graphic below.

All employees who become supervisors on or after January 1, 2015 will be subject to the provisions of the new Mandatory Supervisory Training Requirements. Supervisors who are already in their positions prior to January 1, 2015 will have until July 1, 2015 to complete their required training under the 2012 Minimum Supervisory Training Requirements. Supervisors who have not fully completed their required training under the 2012 training requirements by July 1, 2015 will be subject to the provisions of the new 2015 training requirements.

Time frame deadlines for promotions are as follows: from Group 1 to Group 2, add one year to the existing due date or date of promotion; for promotions to Group 3, no requirements must be completed other than the five Core Group web-based courses if not already completed.

There is also a continuing education requirement under the new policy for Supervisory Groups 1 and 2, which will require one additional non-mandatory course to be completed per year. The course chosen must be on the LEO System for compliance tracking reasons.