May 10, 2018
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Christine Heer, Esq., MSW
Supervision: What is it? Why do we need it? How do we do it? In agency work, supervision is often neglected at best, and avoided when possible. We are all very busy and don’t have extra time to spare. Supervision is too often viewed as time consuming, confrontational, and uncomfortable. However, supervision is not only necessary for our organizational goals such as accountability, but for the professional growth of our staff members. Giving our workers the opportunity to grow and learn not only addresses accountability but also supports employee retention, which ultimately saves us time and money. This workshop will discuss Supervision from the Learning Organization perspective. How to do we, as an agency, develop into a Learning Organization? How to we make professional growth and learning a priority? How do we remedy problem situations with individual workers and still maintain the Learning perspective? How do we incorporate the concepts of team learning, mentor-ship and coaching into our supervision and professional growth models? We also will discuss ideas about how to structure supervision and team supervision meetings so as to be most helpful and productive.
5 DVS Credits: Organizing for Change
$15 Program Staff ∙ $50 Non-Program Staff