Supervising in State Government

Supervising in State Government is a two-level  program for new and experienced supervisors.

Level 1: "The Essentials" involves one class day per week over four weeks, and focuses on the skills a supervisor needs to survive and thrive in state service. A strength-based approach to supervision is the foundation of all of our supervisory and management training. It is the core of enhancing employee engagement across state government. Level 1 is mandatory for all designated supervisors in the Executive Branch. Talk to your manager or HR Administrator to determine when you should enroll. To register, click here.

Level 2: "Building Excellence" provides depth, practice and practical application, as well as more information and skills to help supervisors recruit, retain and develop engaged employees. Supervising in State Government replaces the Supervisor's Development Program (SDP). SDP certificates are still valid.  Note: We are currently creating a wait list for interested participants for this program.  Please contact Joe LaPorte at  (joe.laporte@vermont.gov) to add yourself to the wait list if interested and you will be contacted when the class resumes.