Supervisory Academy

Supervisory Academy helps you succeed by:
  • Increased productivity
  • Reduces cost due to improved business processes
  • Reduces turnover
  • Increases retention
  • Fosters communication
  • Improves employee satisfaction/abilities
Average training rating: 4.8/5!
Average increase in learning: 48%!

It has been said that “Adults don’t need to be taught so much as they need to be reminded”. The process of becoming more aware of how you interact with others and why that style is or is not effective is one of the key objectives of this academy and is a foundational skill of becoming an effective supervisor and leader. This training will be your opportunity to practice new skills and make them the new norm for your work as a supervisor or potential supervisor. You are (or have been) embarking upon one of the greatest challenges you will ever make in your professional life. In short, you have been put in a leadership position. The Supervisory Academy will help you understand how to be an effective Supervisor in your leadership role. You will learn how to deal with the daily trials you face as you navigate your position. You will also learn how to recognize the responsibilities you have as a supervisor, to yourself, your team, and your organization. As you partake in this academy, you will begin to recognize and appreciate the strengths in your employees and learn how to develop and condition those strengths to better your organization.

This training is an interactive, facilitator-led process that requires active participation by the participants. You will have the opportunity to share your experiences as a supervisor/leader and will get to hear the perspective of the other participants.

Topics Covered:
  1. Fundamentals of Supervision
  2. Understanding Personalities
  3. Communication Concepts
  4. Communication Skills
  5. Navigating Conflict
  6. Cultural & Generational Diversity
  7. Teamwork & Coaching
  8. Motivating People
  9. Delegating & Managing Change
  10. Decision Making & Problem Solving
  11. Organizational Skills & Time Management
  12. Putting it All Together with Attitude

The Trainer was a great instructor; he made it fun and it wasn’t boring. He taught a lot in the little time we had.” – Previous trainee



Additional information

Dates & Time
  • August 8th – October 31, 2023 (skipping Oct. 3)
    • Tuesdays, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
    • Location: Regional Training Center
    • Registration is closed
  • September 12th – December 7th, 2023 (skipping Sep. 21 & Nov. 23)
    • Tuesdays and Thursdays (Meets twice per week)
    • 9:30 am – 10:45 am
    • Click here to download a full schedule
    • Location: Live Online via Zoom
    • Registration is closed
  • January 17th – April 10th, 2024 (skipping Mar. 27)
    • Wednesdays, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
    • Location: Regional Training Center
  • March 5th – April 16th, 2024 (skipping Mar. 28)
    • Tuesdays and Thursdays (Meets twice per week)
    • 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
    • Location: Regional Training Center

Please keep your eye on this web site for new academy dates to be added. If you would like to be added to our mailing list, to receive a email when new dates are added, please contact [email protected].

Want a private training for your employees instead? Contact us to setup a Supervisory Academy just for your employees on your schedule, at your site!

  • $120-$230 ETP Price*
  • $950 Non-ETP price

* Most companies qualify for ETP funding! Click here for more ETP info.
Contact us for more info: [email protected] or 559.688.3130.

Click here to learn how to sign-up for ETP with us!


Rhonda Herb – August Academy

Heather Bixler – September and January Academies

Paul Belt – March Academy


Regional Training Center
Sorma USA
231 N Kelsey St
Visalia, CA 93291

Online via Zoom
You will be sent the Zoom invite after you register and closer to the date of the training.

Tech Requirements:

  • Webcam so that we can see you and ensure you are present.
  • Microphone so that we can hear from you and ensure you are engaged.
  • Please click here to view the Cornell University PSA Guidelines for a successful Zoom training

Register Multiple Attendees

Please click here to register multiple people for this training.

Questions and Cancellation Policy

Please contact us at 559.688.3130 or [email protected] ​

Please click here to view our cancellation and refund policy.

Earn a Badge!

Those who attend the full training will earn a certificate and their Supervisory Academy Badge! What is a Badge? A badge is an indicator of accomplishment or skill that can be displayed, accessed and verified online.

We want to recognize our learner’s accomplishments and also allow others to recognize their accomplishment. The trainee goes through many hours of training and this badge allows them to have an additional credential to show for it. We want the trainee to be able to share their learning outside of their organization as well (i.e. on their LinkedIn page).