Stepping Up to Supervision
AUGUST 24-25, 2020
Are you stepping into unfamiliar territory where you must supervise others, or have you been supervising others for some time without a clear understanding of what you are doing? Supervision, especially in a faith-based environment, requires learning new skills—probably skills you did not learn during your professional formation. This class provides you with practical skills and tools for supervising the work of others and aligning the work of the team with the overall goals of the congregation.
Develop an understanding of supervision and performance management
Examine the interface between covenantal and employment relationships
Understand the importance of job description and learn how to design one
Explore techniques for setting performance expectations
Distinguish between three types of feedback conversations: the daily check-in, the quarterly goals update and the annual performance appraisal
Learn to hire right, so that managing becomes easier
Practice writing performance goals
Learn to deal with the chronic underperformer
Explore the process of progressive discipline, leading to termination
“So practical. Ms. Beaumont gets the church and culture of congregations.”
“Exactly what I needed. Well organized in terms of time, length and content.”
“It was very practical. I wish I had this two decades ago!”
Registration will close on August 18, 2020.
Tracing God’s Movement in Our Lives and Neighborhoods
Learn by Doing: Using Action Learning to Discover God’s Leading
Sharing Our Learning: Intentional Reflections on Our Actions
(Tuition includes workbook and copy of the book When Moses Meets Aaron: Staffing and Supervision in Congregations)
9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Susan Beaumont has consulted with more than 100 congregations and denominational bodies across the United States and Canada. Before establishing her own practice, Susan worked for nine years with the Alban Institute. She is known for engaging the best of business practice, filtered through the lens of careful theological reflection. She moves easily between discernment and decision making, and nurtures the soul of the leader along with the soul of the institution.