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Supervisory Development
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Promoting a culture within the USGS that recognizes, supports and honors supervisors for the crucial role they play in ensuring the excellence of our science.

The program strives to develop supervisors who…

  • believe people are as important as science
  • are equipped with a “moral compass” and well-developed leadership skills
  • are strong communicators with the ability to promote teamwork, address conflict and give constructive feedback
  • know the “rules of engagement” for supervisors at USGS
  • are not afraid to make tough decisions and can balance the need to be “Mr Nice Guy” with the need to protect the integrity of USGS
  • routinely hire the right person for the job, communicate clear expectations to their employees, develop their employees’ potential and motivate them to do their best work
  • are credible in dealing with the science of USGS

USGS Model for Supervisory Development


Please see the USGS Supervisory Challenge class schedule below.

Supervisory Challeng logoAugust 10-14, 2015
Reston, Virginia

Supervisory Challeng logoOctober 26-30, 2015
Reston, Virginia

Supervisory Challeng logoJanuary 25-29, 2016
Sacramento, California

Supervisory Challeng logoMay 16-20, 2016
Denver, Colorado

Supervisory Challeng logoAugust 8-12, 2016
Denver, Colorado

DOI Supervisory Training Options

  • One DOI Supervisory: Supervisors in their First Year
  • ONE DOI Supervisory: Supervisors in Their First Three Years (formerly known as Level 2 Supervisory Training)

Please visit the DOI University Web site to see upcoming dates and locations.

Please register for the USGS and DOI supervisory classes in DOI Learn.

Helpful Links:

Diversity Training

DOI Learn

Individual Development Plans (IDP)

Manager resources for new hires

Leadership Development Program

Mentoring Program




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