New Supervisor Academy Overview

Welcome New Supervisors

Welcome, New Supervisors!

SEA stands for Supportive, Educational, and Administrative. These skills are the foundations of child welfare supervision in Colorado.

New Supervisor Academy will help you navigate the SEA of child welfare supervision. Click on each tab to learn more about your journey.

Register for the New Supervisor Academy.

Begin your journey with the web-based training, Charting Your Course in the SEA of Supervision.

It will be available as soon as you register and must be completed before your first classroom learning experience.

Web-based training (2 hours)

Learn how to

  • build a supportive environment for your team.
  • identify and refine your leadership style.
  • communicate effectively with workers.
  • respond to conflict in a way that promotes constructive change.
  • create a collaborative environment that enhances productivity.
  • build on your unit’s strengths.

3 classroom days (19.5 training hours)

From your county, complete the Supportive Supervision Transfer of Learning activities:

  1. Take part in a group discussion via Zoom.
  2. Complete these activities:
    • Supervisor as Lifelong Learner
    • Communication Expectations With Your Team
    • Anchoring Your Team
  3. Submit your signed TOLs to your facilitator during Educational Supervision next week.

Learn to

  • create a constructive learning environment.
  • design individual learning plans with workers.
  • use teaching, coaching, and feedback strategies to promote learning.
  • encourage ongoing staff development.

3 classroom days (19.5 training hours)

From your county, complete the Educational Supervision Transfer of Learning activities:

  1. Take part in a group discussion via Zoom.
  2. Complete these activities:
    • Supervisor as Coach
    • Anchoring Your Team
  3. Submit your signed TOLs to your facilitator during Educational Supervision next week.

Learn to

  • ensure that workers’ activities are consistent with law, rule, policy, and standards of best practice.
  • develop and communicate measurable, mission-critical performance expectations.
  • constructively manage change.

2 classroom days (13 training hours)

  1. From your county, complete the Administrative Supervision Transfer of Learning activities:
    • Performance Management
    • Anchoring Your Team
  2. Document your skills practice experience by completing the Skills Practice Transfer of Learning activity.
  3. Submit your signed TOLs to your facilitator during your Skills Practice Peer Review.

1 training hour

Solidify your skills and knowledge through participating in a day of peer review and feedback.

Classroom: 4.5 training hours
(Remote learners may participate by Zoom)

Take part in monthly, 90-minute coaching sessions through Zoom.

A Kempe Center coach will help you stay connected with your cohort of peers to share experiences and lessons learned.

Register for Group Coaching