Basic Supervisory Courses

Supervisory Skills Program


The Supervisory Skills program is a curated series of competency-based classes that provide front-line supervisors with the core skills necessary to lead teams within State agencies. The course curriculum has been designed for both first-time supervisors with limited experience in leading teams, as well as seasoned leaders with many years of supervisory experience.

The classes are participant-centered, interactive, and encourage full participation. They offer a combination of theory, techniques, and applied practice. The program is made up of eight separate classes – each investigating the skills and tactics of a particular leadership competency. It is recommended that participants consider taking Foundations of Supervisory Leadership first. Subsequent classes can be taken in any order.

The Office of Employee Development runs the Supervisory Skills series of classes repeatedly each month throughout the year – allowing participants the maximum flexibility in scheduling their learning. Participants can participate in either in-person, classroom-based learning; or virtual-learning via MS Teams. (Please note a camera is strongly preferred to participate in classes on MS Teams; participants can use the conference number provided if they do not have a microphone.)

Designed as a pre-cursor to the Management Academy and Nevada Certified Public Manager (CPM) program, Supervisory Skills is a key element in the State’s commitment cultivating a workforce of proficient and skilled public sector leaders.

Supervisors are encouraged to become acquainted with the class descriptions by accessing them via their learning tile on Success Factors, the State’s employee portal.

The Supervisory Skills Program Courses and recommended enrollment order are the following: 

  • Class #1: Foundations of Supervisory Leadership
  • Class #2:Temperaments and Emotional Intelligence   
  • Class #3: Accountability and Performance Management 
  • Class #4: Getting Things Done through Prioritization 
  • Class #5: Delegation Best Practices 
  • Class #6: Motivation and Engagement  
  • Class #7: Teams  
  • Class #8: Managing Up and Across  
  • Class #9: Application Seminar (should be taken last) 



            DHRM Labor Relations Leadership in a Collective Bargaining Environment Series


            • Unfair Labor Practices
            • Setting Expectations in a Collective Bargaining Environment
            • Employee Engagement in a Collective Bargaining Environment
            • Managing Conflict in a Collective Bargaining Environment
            • Documenting Discipline in a Collective Bargaining Environment
            • Recruiting and Retaining New Generations in the Workforce