Supervisor Training


New and prospective supervisors face a long list of challenges and shifting expectations. Over the course of just a few weeks, DVIRC’s Supervisor Training program helps these individuals transition from the rank-and-file to become effective in their new roles.

Why Supervisor Training?
It is not uncommon for individuals promoted from technical or other shop-floor roles into supervisory positions to struggle with the transition. The shift from being a standout technical performer to a great supervisor requires specific changes; these individuals must learn how to stop doing the work that earned them the promotion and start doing the work of a supervisor. DVIRC’s Supervisor Training is an excellent way to ease the transition.

The DVIRC Difference
This workshop is a foundational component of professional development and introduces many of the key skills supervisors need to master, including key strategies for motivating others.

This program also helps supervisors learn when and how to give productive feedback, as well as how to deliver and modify training to accommodate different learning styles to generate optimal results.

What you will learn
During this four-week training course, attendees will take part in half-day sessions to discuss:

  • Understanding what to expect as a supervisor
  • Building confidence to become an effective front-line leader
  • Recognizing different leadership styles
  • Dealing with negative people
  • Providing coaching and feedback to unlock employee potential
  • Increasing the ability to provide instruction

4 Four Hour Sessions 

  • Leadership for Supervisors – 1/18/2023
  • Feedback and Motivation – 1/25/2023
  • Addressing Negative Attitudes – 2/1/2023
  • Communicating for Effective Training – 2/8/2023

Who should take this course

This program is ideal for individuals who have recently been promoted to supervisory roles, or are being considered for such positions. It is also an excellent refresher for anyone who has been supervising people using the “school of hard knocks” approach and might benefit from learning a more structured, contemporary supervisory style


  • Achieve clarity on the roles and responsibilities of a supervisory position
  • Recognize and meet the expectations that come with the supervisor title
  • Provide feedback that corrects problem behaviors in a supportive and encouraging way
  • Effectively address behaviors that get in the way of productivity and/or effective working relationships
  • Create training that efficiently brings new employees up to speed and helps to ensure that all employees learn effectively



Cancellation Policy

Cancellations received up to 5 business days prior to class start date will not be charged the training fee, or will be refunded if payment has already been submitted. Cancellations 1-3 business days prior to class will be charged the training fee. As a courtesy, we will allow you to apply 50% of your payment towards a future training course within one year of the cancellation date. No refund will be provided for same-day cancellations and no-shows; customer is responsible for full payment without future training credit. Registrant substitutions may be made at any time. Cancellations must be submitted via email to or by phone at 215-552-3827.

COVID-19 Policy

DVIRC recommends all guests be vaccinated against COVID-19.

Unvaccinated visitors must take a rapid test (which may be supplied by DVIRC) and receive a negative response. Considering the test will take about 15 minutes to process, all unvaccinated guests should arrive 15 minutes early to ensure they can take the rapid test and receive negative results before they proceed to the training room or to their scheduled meeting within the building.