Supervisor Development Course

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Course Number: 1-250-C53 (DL)
Pre-Requisites: None
Mode: DL
Location: Online
Academic Hours: 39
CEU's: 3.3
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Overview: Provides supervisors with knowledge necessary to successfully manage work processes and lead in the Army Environment.

  • The Supervisor Development Course is a web-based course with lessons that focus on supervising Civilian employees and is required for all Civilian and military personnel who supervise Army Civilians.
  • The Supervisor Development Course must be completed within the first year of placement in a supervisory position in accordance with the one-year supervisory probationary period. Supervisors are required to complete this course as refresher training every three years.
  • Supervisor Development Course is available to all Army employees as a self-development tool.

Applicants have 120 days from the date of enrollment to complete. There is one final exam associated with this course that is comparable in difficulty with a graduate level college compreshensive examination. Applicant has 2 attempts to pass the final exam and must score an 80% or above to pass. This course is available through CHRTAS.

Subjects Covered

  • Workforce Planning
  • Hiring
  • Onboarding
  • Training and Development
  • Coaching, Counseling, and Mentoring
  • Worker's Compensation
  • Supervising a Diverse Workforce
  • Reasonable Accommodations
  • Creating an Engaging Work Environment
  • Leading Change
  • Merit System Principles and Prohibited Personnel Practices
  • Position Management and Classification
  • Performance Management
  • Recognition, Incentives, and Awards
  • Leave
  • Labor Relations
  • Hostile Work Environment
  • Manging Conflict
  • Valuing Individual Differences

Application Process: Applications are submitted and processed through the Civilian Human Resource Training Application System (CHRTAS). For step by step instructions on how to do this click on the "Navigating CHRTAS" link in the box in the upper right corner of this page. Once a student has submitted an application through CHRTAS their supervisor is notified and asked to approve the training. Once approved, the course content can be found under the students "Current Enrollments" in the Army Learning Management System (ALMS). Step by step instructions for accessing course content can be found in the "Desk Reference". A link to this guide can be found in the box in the upper right corner of the page.


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