The supervisory relationship offers an extraordinary opportunity to influence the performance and job satisfaction of staff. Because supervisors are often expected to mediate the pressures associated with over-burdened staff, resource constraints, escalating client need, and a volatile policy climate, effective preparation for this role can make a world of difference. To be effective, supervisors must develop skills to manage complexity, think systematically and behave relationally.

Geared toward both new and experienced supervisors, this course focuses on developing, strengthening, and applying competencies essential for effective supervision.


After completing this workshop participants will be able to:

  • Identify, differentiate, and implement supervisory skills related to administrative and supportive supervision 
  • Identify modalities to increase awareness and staff centered practices
  • Engage in skills of supervisory practice including reflective listening, holding to focus, and maintaining race and trauma informed boundaries with supervisees
  • Distinguish skills necessary for informed supervisory practice, addressing performance and decision making issues, and boundary issues
  • Evaluate their own supervisory experiences and stiles in order to perform their developing supervisory styles 

Key Benefits

Participants in this workshop are eligible to receive up to 12 CE Hours pre-approved by the following Minnesota licensing boards:

  • Board of Social Work (BoSW): (#CEP-204)
  • Board of Marriage & Family Therapy (BMFT): 12 Supervision CEs (#2023-026); this workshop must be completed to meet 30-hour supervision training requirements to become a LMFT Board-Approved Supervisor (Minn. Rule 5300.0160)
  • Board of Behavioral Health & Therapy (BBHT): (#2023.CE.048)

Center for Practice Transformation – University of Minnesota has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 7404. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Center for Practice Transformation – University of Minnesota is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

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