Session 2 of Supervisory Skills

382.05 A Supervisor's Role in Managing Change
The only constant is change — and as a supervisor you play a key role in managing the changes that occur at your cooperative. Participants will take a look at the causes and types of changes in the co-op workplace that supervisors help implement. In addition to addressing your role in cooperation with management, this course discusses a four-step process for managing change. You'll leave with a solid plan to manage a change you see affecting you and those you supervise over the next year.

After completing this course, you will be able to:
• Recognize typical causes of changes at your co-op.
• Describe the change cycle and techniques for generating support for the change.
• Create a change management plan for the changes currently happening at your co-op.
• Explore effective approaches to implementing change.

381.05 Personal Time Management
There's only so much time in the day to get everything done and if you could manage your time at work better that'd be half the battle. This course will help you to analyze how you currently use your time and teach you to identify time wasters. By implementing a time management system, you'll discover how to better organize information in the co-op workplace and apply a time management tool that works best for you, You'll leave with a plan to tackle next week's to-do list with confidence.

After completing this course, you will be able to:
• Use time logs to better focus your time.
• Identify and apply tools for personal time management.
• Prioritize tasks so you're concentrating on the most important ones.
• Recognize and deal with time wasters.

388.05 Occupational Health and Safety for Supervisors
As a supervisor you are the bridge between the health and safety rules for your workplace and the employees who must comply with those rules. At the end of the day, we all want everybody to do great work and go home safe and sound. To achieve this, supervisors need to fulfill their legal obligations to address the safety and health of their employees while on the job. This course addresses the health and safety rules and regulations for which you are responsible, teaches ways to stay up-to-date on OSHA's training requirements and standards, gives you tools to enforce the standards (including discipline), and directs you to additional resources to assist you with your health and safety responsibilities.

After completing this course, you will be able to:
• Identify the elements of loss control as it applies to employee safety and health including the impact on the co-op's bottom line.
• Clarify the role of the supervisor in preventing unsafe acts and conditions.
• Identify key regulations affecting electric co-ops, including OSHA, the National Electric Safety Code and EPA.
• Describe tools for maintaining discipline.
• Explore available resources for further study in loss control.

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