BLM-TC-1430-53/FWS/NPS-SUPSKILLS - BLM/FWS/NPS Supervisory Skills Workshop

Course TitleBLM/FWS/NPS Supervisory Skills Workshop
DescriptionThe Supervisory Skills Workshop is worth 36 hours of training if you have taken the 8 pre-requisite online courses. (24 hours for attending the in class workshop and 12 hours for completing the on line courses).

This 3-day instructor led course provides new supervisors within the Department of the Interior multiple opportunities to apply knowledge gained from the pre-requisite distance learning courses. It uses a skills-based interactive approach based on principles of adult learning and includes practice, scenario analysis, small group discussions and other activities to fully engage participants. Topics include engaging employees in accomplishing work, motivation, conflict management, leveraging diversity, performance management, progressive discipline, coaching and counseling; and involve a cumulative assessment on the final day.

You must complete 8 on-line training courses prior to attending the training. This is extremely important and the success of your class learning team will be affected if you have not completed them. If you have already completed them, do not attempt a retake; you can, however, review the material.

Course Name Course Code
The Role of the Supervisor...............................DOI-SUPV-OLT-101
Merit System Principles....................................DOI-SUPV-OLT-102
Supervisory Ethics ............................................DOI-SUPV-OLT-103
Managing Employee Performance ................DOI-SUPV-OLT-105
Conduct & Performance Based Actions........DOI-SUPV-OLT-106
Leveraging Diversity .........................................DOI-SUPV-OLT-107
Pay and Leave for Supervisors ......................DOI-SUPV-OLT-109
Supervisory Safety Skills…...………………...DOI-SUPV-OLT-110
Safety for Supervisors (FWS) ..........................OLT0007

For FWS new supervisors, Supervisory Safety Skills DOI-SUPV-OLT-110 does NOT satisfy the current requirement for FWS new supervisors relating to safety. Instead, Safety For Supervisors (FWS) OLT0007 is required for all new supervisors in FWS.

These modules can be found by clicking the provided link: Supervisory Skills Workshop Modules Bundle or by course name or course number in the DOI Learn catalog search for field. The modules can be taken in any order.

**Special Note for the 8 pre-work modules, if you are having difficulty viewing any of the modules, try and open in Internet Explorer.

Identify steps to promote employee engagement.
Identify barriers to inclusion in leveraging diversity and define strategies to overcome them.
Demonstrate the ability to discuss performance requirements as outlined in the EPAP with the employee.
Plan an approach to address any conduct and/or performance based action.
Demonstrate effective coaching skills with an employee with a performance deficiency.
Demonstrate effective coaching skills to correct employee misconduct.
Given a rubric and feedback sheet, use peer and self-review to evaluate the contributions of group members.
Develop ID support developmental needs.
Describe the 4Rs of Conflict Management. (Recognize, Respond, Resolve, Reflect)
Recognize behaviors that escalate/de-escalate conflict.
Demonstrate the ability to resolve conflict appropriately and at the earliest possible stage.
Demonstrate ability to coach in a conflict resolution situation.
Identify departmental resources available for conflict management assistance including HR CADR, an EEO staff.

Target Audience: New supervisors in their 12-month probationary period. (Note: If a Bureau elects to exempt other higher-graded employees from the 3-day 'Supervisory Skills Workshop', alternative supervisory training can be identified and substituted by that Bureau).


NOTE: Enrollment for BLM and NPS employees is by nomination. For information on being nominated please contact:
BLM: Jermaine Moore 602-906-5531
NPS: Katherine Callaway, 202.354.1403
FWS employees should register directly in DOI Learn. The employee will be automatically placed on the waitlist and enrolled first come, first served based on the number of seats allotted to FWS.

Supervisory Skills Workshop – FY 2018 Offerings





October 23-25, 2018

Bloomington, MN (FWS Regional Office)


October 16-18, 2018

Lakewood, CO (NPS Regional Office)


November 14-16, 2018

Shepherdstown, WV (NCTC)


December 4-6, 2018

Atlanta, GA (NPS Regional Office)


January 29-31, 2019

Shepherdstown, WV (NCTC)


February 26-28, 2019

Phoenix, AZ (NTC)


March 19-21, 2019

Lakewood, CO (NOC)


March 26-28, 2019

Anchorage, AK (NPS Regional Office)


April 9-11, 2019

Lakewood, Colorado (FWS Regional Office)


May 14-16, 2019

San Francisco, CA (NPS Regional Office)


May 21-23, 2019

Boise, ID (Idaho State Office)


June 11-13, 2019

Atlanta, Georgia (FWS Regional Office)


July 16-18, 2019

Lakewood, CO (NPS Regional Office)


July 30-August 1, 2019

Sacramento, CA


August 27-29, 2019

Shepherdstown, WV (NCTC)


September 17-19, 2019

Anchorage, AK

Keyword: 1430-53, supskills, Communications, Human Resources: Competency Management, Career Development, Self-Determination, Supervision, Training and Development, Leadership

Delivery MethodInstructor Led
Non-FWS Fee$597.00
Instructional Hours24
Course Content ContactToni Suminski,; ;
Curriculum CategoryLeadership and Supervision
Course FrequencyMultiple per year
Registration CategoryNomination
Registration LinkRegister
Extracted from DOI LEARN on1/19/2019 3:30:19 AM

Schedule:  BLM-TC-1430-53/FWS/NPS-SUPSKILLS - BLM/FWS/NPS Supervisory Skills Workshop

StartEndLocationSession Contact
1/29/2019 1/31/2019 National Conservation Training Center (NCTC) Stephanie Engle
(304) 876-7344
2/26/2019 2/28/2019 Phoenix, AZ Toni Suminski

3/19/2019 3/21/2019 BLM-Colorado State Office Toni Suminski

4/9/2019 4/11/2019 BLM-Colorado State Office Alison Duncan
5/21/2019 5/23/2019 Boise, ID Toni Suminski

7/30/2019 8/1/2019 Sacramento, CA Toni Suminski

9/17/2019 9/19/2019 Anchorage, AK Toni Suminski