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.