Supervisor’s Toolkit

Date(s) - 15 Jan 2018 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Aylott Room (click for address & map

To check availability and secure your place contact:
Ken Barfoot on 01305 261540 or email here

The Supervisor’s Toolkit provides a confident start to managing people. It is vitally important to provide the right tools for new supervisors. It gives them the confidence to do the job to their true potential. Each supervisor may need slightly different tools to match their circumstances.

‘If a man’s only tool is a hammer, he tends to treat everything as a nail’ 

Abraham Maslow.

supervisors toolkit
A hammer is not always the right tool for the job

This series of three practical workshops will provide you with a range of people management ‘tools’ to enable you to:

  • Confidently lead and manage your team.
  • Resolve everyday practical problems with more innovation.
  • Communicate effectively to reduce misunderstandings.
  • Make effective use of time and improve productivity.
  • Make your role easier and less stressful with an engaged team.
  • Gain the outcomes you need by being able to adapt your style to a variety of situations and individuals.

You can be promoted to supervisor or manager because you are good at what you do. The skills required to do the job are different to those needed to manage people.  For example; “How do you change from being one of the team to being the boss?” is a frequently asked question. Having a full range of ‘tools’ to draw on allows you to adapt to the situation, handle a variety of people and gain the outcome you need. The ultimate goal is to have a fully functional, motivated, productive team, which is performing to their best combined ability.

What you will learn from the Supervisor’s Toolkit:

  • Definition of  your supervisory role and the necessary skills required.
  • The difference between leadership and management.
  • The importance of communication and team development.
  • The impact of your behaviours in handling difficult situations.
  • How to take responsibility for your actions and decision making.
  • What is required to effectively get the task done and implement processes.
  • Ways to improve productivity and resolve common issues.
  • How to give effective feedback to improve performance.
  • How to engage and motivate the team.

The open course has three sessions at fortnightly intervals to allow implementation of the learning and agreed actions.

  • Supervision and Communication                 15th January 2019
  • Making the Best Use of Time                         29th Janaury 2019
  • Maintaining an Effective Team                     29th January 2019
“For me, I learnt alot about myself and my role. I know more about how the company want me to do my job. It was informative with activities which broke up the day. I will now supervise with a planned structure and positive energy to motivate my team” Zena Loder, Supervisor at Farmer Palmers.


Your investment in the Supervisor’s Toolkit is £425 for the series of three workshops.  This is per person and all inclusive with no VAT. Concessions can be made for multiple bookings. There are pre- and post-course briefings as part of the package.
It can also be run in-house. To find out more or to book a place, please contact us.

To check availability and secure your place contact:
Ken Barfoot on 01305 261540 or email here

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