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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 logoJanuary 27-31, 2014
Sacramento, California

Supervisory Challeng logoApril 14-18, 2014
Denver, Colorado

Supervisory Challeng logoMay 5-9, 2014
Reston, Virginia

Supervisory Challeng logoAugust 11-15, 2014
Denver, Colorado

Supervisory Challeng logoOctober 20-25, 2014
Reston, Virginia

DOI Supervisory Training Options

  • ONE DOI Supervisory Training
  • 40-Hour Supervision: Level 2 - Leadership, Management and Supervision

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)

Personnel Bulletin 06-04 on Supervisory Development

Manager resources for new hires

Leadership Development Program

Mentoring Program




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