Advanced Skills for Supervising

This program sharpens needed skills, builds confidence, and develops supervisors’ mindset to lead in today’s dynamic and ever-changing workplace. The tools and approaches employed focus both on leveraging different thinking, and different skills across different cultures, and on exploring creative ways for leaders to work with their teams to accomplish the customer’s mission. Focusing on developing agile, learning leaders yields positive organizational benefits.


Program Objectives


Gaining an understanding of oneself through exploring thinking and behavioral preferences, identifying natural strengths and potential blind spots, and relating these to leadership effectiveness.

Identifying areas for improvement and setting developmental goals.

Establishing a personal ‘leadership vision’.

Identifying the natural thinking approach in the change and innovation process.

Respecting, appreciating, and valuing the diversity in how we think and behave.


Program Elements


The Opening Session introduces the learning cohort to the learning journey, sets expectations, and encourages them to get acquainted with peers in different functional areas, different roles, and different experiences for the purpose of stretching and challenging their thinking.

Developing Self-Awareness involves the use of assessments, in thinking preferences, Emotional Intelligence (EQ), and conflict management.

Applying Adult Learning Principles rooted in self-discovery and experiential activities such as experiential team problem-solving experiences encourages collaboration amongst learners.  Participants keep a learning journal, develop SMART learning goals and an action plan.


Peer Coaching increases accountability, enhances learning transfer, and contributes to greater collaboration and improved leveraging of individual strengths. Peer coaching partners are expected to meet at least three times.


Learning Modules cover three areas of focus: Leading Self, Leading the Team, and Leading the Organization


Program Modules


Agile Leadership

Build Talent through Coaching

Enhance Emotional Intelligence (EQ) in Leadership

Communicating with Impact

Leadership Presence

Mastering Conflict for Leaders

Leading Change through Turbulent Times

Innovation, Creativity and Problem Solving for Leaders

Delegating for Optimal Performance

Encouraging the Heart


Program Facilitators


Debbie Featherston brings over 23 years of experience helping organizations design, implement and manage people development solutions.  As a Performance Consultant and Executive Coach, Debbie helps organizations build strong leaders, engage and retain high performers, and manage change initiatives.  Prior to founding Workplace Partners, Inc., Debbie was Vice President and Founder of JIST Works, Inc. where she designed and implemented systems and processes that provided a foundation to sustain fast growth for its national training and catalog sales.


Curtis Curry is President of Quality Learning International and has over 20 years of leadership experience working with global organizations in the human and organizational performance improvement field. His experience includes consulting with companies in the areas of organizational change and leadership, creating leadership development programs, providing one-on-one leadership coaching, designing and facilitating train-the-trainer projects, and developing and conducting multi-day leadership workshops. He has facilitated leadership development programs in the US, Europe, Asia, and Latin America.


Program Details


Days/Dates: Tues. and Wed., Jan. 24, 25, Feb. 7, 8, and 21

Time: 8AM – 5PM

Location: Daytona State College, 1200 W. International Speedway Blvd., 32114, Bldg. 140, Rm. 207

Fee: $1,195


Register now at  Registration deadline: January 9.



Categories: Education, Mentoring, Professional Development
Start Date: 1/24/2023 8:00 AM
End Date: 2/21/2023 5:00 PM
1200 W. International Speedway
Daytona Beach, FL 32114