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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

  • Supervision Fundamentals (online bundle)
  • Supervision for New Supervisors
  • Supervision for Experienced Supervisors

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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