What is the Supervisor and Manager Development Program?
The Supervisor and Manager Development Program (SMDP) is a flexible, co-op-specific education program focused on strengthening the leadership skills, knowledge and abilities needed to hire, develop and lead others, manage performance, communicate effectively and make decisions. The goal of this program is to equip co-op supervisors and managers with tools and resources to successfully lead and engage high-performing teams in support of the four mission-critical areas of safety, member satisfaction, reliability and cost control.
The courses that are a part of this program address the knowledge and skills needed by co-op staff who supervise others, including:
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
Hiring and developing others
Managing individual and team performance
Coaching and giving feedback
Individual and team communication
Workplace and employment law
Leading and managing change
This program is intended for co-op staff with leadership responsibilities ranging from key contributors considering a supervisory role, to new and experienced supervisors and mid-level managers. Regardless of where you are in your co-op’s supervisor and manager hierarchy, this program offers a learning plan just for you.
New! Leadership Skills Assessment
Drawn from the Electric Cooperative Employee Competencies, our new Leadership Skills Assessment was designed to help you understand which of NRECA's supervisory, management and leadership courses and events may be most appropriate for you. Learn more.
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