Understand your communication style and recognize the styles of your team members and boss; appreciate how differences in communication styles impact how a message is received.
Learn active listening skills and how to use them effectively.
Learn a 3-step formula to give feedback to your team members and other colleagues.
Understand the impact that body language and tone of voice have on interpersonal communication.
Describe the impact that stereotyping, personal filters, triggers and assumptions have on interpersonal communication and how to deal with these unconscious components of communication.
Identify the communication styles of others and adjust yours to improve communication.
The role of the supervisor as a communication pipeline
"Above the surface" versus "below the surface" components of communication
Impact of body language, tone of voice and word choice on your message
Active listening skills
Impact of personal filters, assumptions and values on your interpretation of what others are saying
Leadership Skills Assessment
Drawn from the Electric Cooperative Employee Competencies, our 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.
Supervisor and Manager Development Program
- NRECA – 1 credit
- CEU – 0.6 credits
Read What Past Participants Say About the Course
"Worthwhile for supervisors at all levels and departments. Made me think more about considering others' perspectives, listening and communication styles."
Michael Bellipanni, Director, Marketing & Economic Development, Northcentral Mississippi EPA, Byhalia, Mississippi
"This class would be great for you to help communicate with individuals whom have different styles than you. Communication is key to successful co-ops. Class was great and instructors were good. Exercises were helpful."
Christopher Wright, Planning Engineer, Wake EMC, Youngsville, North Carolina
"Actionable content to take back and implement. Every supervisor should attend this training."
Jonathan Cutrer, Manager of Information Technology, Concho Valley Electric Cooperative, Inc., San Angelo, Texas
"Great information and great delivery!
Communication is key to everything. I learned a lot about how to deal and communicate with different types of people."
Kimberly Matelski, Dispatch Supervisor, Great Lakes Energy Cooperative, Boyne City, Michigan