Human Capital

Are You Ready to be a Supervisor?

Leadership development should begin well before an individual transitions into a supervisory position. The USGS Supervisory Development Program provides training for those who are interested in becoming a supervisor.

This 4-part webinar series, Are You Ready To Be A Supervisor?, will answer some of the questions employees have prior to becoming a supervisor and provide a glimpse into what is involved with supervision. It is designed to offer information to USGS employees who are considering a supervisory career. The objective is to familiarize them with the "reality" of supervision before they apply for a supervisory job.

Tuition: No charge

Upcoming Schedule: The next series will be held from 1:00 - 3:00 PM ET on the dates below.

  • October 18, 2018 — What Supervisors Do
  • November 1, 2018 — Transitioning to Supervision
  • November 15, 2018 — Leading People
  • November, 29, 2018 — Leading Teams

The webinar series will be hosted by the Office of Employee Development (OED) and presented by 2 in-house USGS supervisors, Deb Foster and John Brakebill.


Registration is limited to the first 50 non-supervisoryemployees.
The registration deadline is September 20.
Please email Kathy Faison ( to register. Your email registration includes all 4 webinars. You may attend 1, 2, 3, or all 4 sessions. Only those registered will receive credit in DOI Talent. The sessions may be recorded however, you will receive credit only for the sessions you attend “live”.


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Need to know...
Mandatory Initial Training for New Supervisors
Mandatory Refresher Training
Supervisory Development Policy
USGS Supervisory Challenge Class
360-Degree Feedback
Past Participants
OPM Supervisory Competencies—Definitions
Supervisory Mentoring
Are You Ready to be a Supervisor?


Kathy Faison

Program Manager, Supervisory Development
Office of Employee Development
Phone: 303-445-4672