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 Supervisory Challenge Class schedule:
|March 13 – 17, 2023||Denver, CO|
|August 7 – 11, 2023||Virtual* (Microsoft Teams)|
|September 18 – 22, 2023||Denver, CO|
USGS Refresher Training Class schedule:
|June 13-14, 2023||Virtual* (Microsoft Teams)|
Registration is available in DOI Talent for both courses.
This class will be virtual (webinar based). In order to fully participate in this virtual training, you will need:
- access to a government furnished (GFE) computer with Adobe Acrobat loaded
- a web cam with cameras "on" during the training
- a quiet place that minimizes distractions and allows you to participate fully without disturbing others
DOI Supervisory Training Options
- Supervision for New Supervisors
- Supervision for Experienced Supervisors
Please visit the DOI University website for more information.
Please register for the USGS and DOI supervisory classes in DOI Talent.
Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Training Options
Leadership and Management courses offered by OPM may be found at the link below. Please refer to the Leadership Journey Model found on that page to find courses most relevant to your position (team leader/project manager, supervisor, manager, executive).
Manager Resources for New Hires
Collaborative Action and Dispute Resolution (CADR)
Need to know...
Leadership & Executive Development
Required Refresher Training
Supervisory Development Policy
USGS Supervisory Challenge Class
OPM Supervisory Competencies—Definitions
Are You Ready To Be A Supervisor?