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Training for Managers and Supervisors

All supervisors are required to complete training upon appointment that meet the mandated 80-hour supervision requirement.  

If you have any questions about your departmental training program, job training mandates, or training policies, contact your training officer.

​80-hour sup​ervisory training

CalHR’s Statewide Training offers two ways to meet the 80-hour supervisory training mandate:

Option 1: Complete all four modules of the Supervisory Skills Course

Option 2: Complete both weeks of the Basic Supervision Course

Courses can also be taken separately as refresher training for supervisors who want to brush up their skills on specific topics. 

​California State Library

To access State Library resources you'll need either a library card or the use of a State computer. See also: 

The Role of a Supervisor and Techniques of Supervision

Articles, ebooks, and online videos 

Academic journals and periodicals from the State Library   

  • Supervision - Features articles aimed at teaching vital facts on minimizing costs and maximizing output for supervisors in industrial relations and operating management.
  • Public Personnel Management - Articles on all aspects of personnel management for public organizations published for members of the International Personnel Management Association.
  • Management - Articles on the development of leadership and management skills directed at members of the National Management Association.
  • Harvard Management Update - Use this publication to generate new ideas, understand management trends, and solve current business problems by drawing on world-class research and real world expertise share the best ideas with colleagues and save each issue for easy reference.
  • Workforce Management - A business magazine for leaders in human resources covering all aspects of personnel/human resources management.
  • Leadership Excellence - Centrally concerned with issues & ideas relating to personal development, managerial effectiveness & personal productivity.
  • Getting Results for the Hands On Manager - Excellent articles.
  • Leadership Quarterly - Stresses theory and empirical research on effective leadership in all walks of life. Publishes scholarly research and developmental applications from fields of inquiry about leadership.  
  • Developing Leadership Skills
  • New York Times Corner Office , a feature by Adam Bryant in the Sunday Business section of The New York Times, offers highlights from conversations about leadership and management.
  • Penn State University Smeal College of Business Executive Insight Series Leadership in Focus: Executive Insights is the signature speaker series at the Smeal College of Business. The program brings high-profile business leaders to the college to connect with students, faculty, and administrators
  • Duke University Leadership Podcasts and Videos The Fuqua/Coach K Center on Leadership & Ethics (COLE) was established in 2004 by Duke University's Fuqua School of Business in collaboration with the Kenan Institute for Ethics, and Duke University Athletics. Through this dynamic partnership, the center leverages the intellectual resources and practical experiences of leading academic and practitioner institutions and individuals (both within Duke University and from outside the university) to respond to today's need for ethical leaders and their leadership development. COLE's core mission is to deepen and extend the way that academics, students, and practitioners think about and practice ethical leadership in the 21st century
  • University of Arizona Eller College of Management Distinguished Speaker Series brings outstanding leaders from the private, government, and nonprofit sectors to Tucson for to address a variety of topics and issues that impact the business and public policy worlds. Selected speakers are diverse in thought, perspective, and leadership styles - providing guests with the opportunity to engage in stimulating discussion
  • Introduction to Management & Developing Your Staff from the Association of California State Supervisors
  • Ken Blanchard's - "Profiles of Success"

Planning

Articles, ebooks, and online videos 

Strategic planning and organizational performance measurement resources

Organizing

Articles, ebooks, and online videos

Staffing

Articles, ebooks, and online videos 

Controlling

Articles, ebooks, and online videos

Performance Standards

Articles, ebooks, and online videos 

Performance appraisal and discipline

Articles, ebooks, and online videos

Employment law relating to persons with disabilities

Articles, ebooks, and online videos 

  • Americans with Disabilities and Staffing - Talent Knows No Limits is a California Public Education Resource for the employment of people with disabilities.
  • Understanding Disability - Through a combination of good basic customer service practices, core knowledge of disability issues, and information on where to find additional resources, you can play a significant role in helping people with disabilities meet their career goals. This course was designed specifically to equip you, the workforce development professional, with those skills and resources. The information in this training is broken out by "Chapters" each discussing different categories of disabilities. The information was compiled from reliable sources and reviewed by experienced disability specialists representing diverse government and private sector organizations. It is not intended to address every issue related to the cause and effect of disabilities. The purpose of this introductory course is to provide you with a practical learning experience, as your first step toward acquiring the knowledge and skills needed to provide quality workforce development services to persons with disabilities.
  • Job Accommodations for People with Disabilities - The Objectives are: Apply basic principles in accommodating people with disabilities in the workplace; describe the main components of ADA and how it helped create a framework for job accommodations; respond to employer concerns and expectations regarding job accommodations.
  • Discrimination in the Workplace videos from DFEH - All State employees are entitled to a work environment free of discrimination based on race, color, age, religion, sex, disability, national origin, ancestry, marital status, sexual orientation, or political affiliation. It is illegal to retaliate against an employee for filing a discrimination complaint or participating in the complaint process. For information concerning the complaint process, contact your departmental Equal Employment Officer, your Personnel Officer, Department of Fair Employment and Housing or the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

​Labor relations

Government Code 19995.4

  •  Every supervisor shall have access to a copy of each bargaining agreement covering the employees he or she supervises.

CalHR recommendations

The Department of Human Resources recommends that every new supervisor meet with and receive an overview of Labor Relations with their Department or Agency Labor Relations Officer. An agenda and topics of discussion may include the role of a steward, the collective bargaining process, fair labor standards act, and the grievance process for your agency or department.

​Leadership Development Course Catalog

The California Department of Human Resources (CalHR) is excited to announce that the courses below will develop your leadership skills and satisfy the biennial (every two years) leadership requirements under Government Code 19995.4

Click on the course link below to view the course description, learning objectives and intended audience. Once a class has been identified, check the box next to the preferred training date and location to register for the class.  Please note, if there are no dates identified beneath the intended audience, there is no space available for that class.   

Course Title (Link to available offerings)Link to Course Description

​​Best Hiring Practice

Description

​​Best Practices for the Probationary Period

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Building High Performance Teams

Description

​Coaching and Skill Transfer Workshop

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Coaching as a Management Tool 

Description

​Developing and Motivating Productive Teams

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​Effective Change Management

Description

​Extraordinary Leader

Description

FMLA-CFRA Complex Case Review and Workshop

Description

Generational Challenges and Opportunities in the Workplace

Description

Grievance and Arbitration 101 for Supervisors and Managers

Description

IDP-Performance Appraisal

Description

​Implementing Strengths-Based Leadership

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Leadership Essentials

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Leading Effectively

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​Managerial Skills Refresher

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​Partnering Generational Work Styles

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Supervisor's Guide to Progressive Discipline

Description

The First Amendment in the Public Sector Workforce

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Understanding, Navigating, and Managing FMLA-CFRA Leave

Description

Understanding Emotional Intelligence

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