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The Nuts and Bolts of Being a Supervisor

Municipal Training Westport Town Hall

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

The Nuts and Bolts of Being a Supervisor

Westport Town Hall
110 Myrtle Avenue
Westport, CT 06880

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.


Most of us are not born supervisors, but we can become effective supervisors. As a supervisor, you're the one in charge, but you know all too well that your job description doesn't even begin to cover the many roles you actually fill. In today's world, supervisors and their teams have more complex relationships than ever before.

A supervisor must be a boss, a coach, and a mediator.

This workshop will provide solid skills to help you maximize your role as a supervisor, plus provide fresh ideas to motivate you and your team. You'll learn how to provide meaningful praise, enhance your communication skills, and keep top performers at their maximum level without burning out. Hands-on training will help you learn the key to success for:

  • Motivating and praising
  • Delivering criticism and discipline
  • Working under pressure and meeting tight deadlines
  • Organizing people, projects, and schedules
  • Training new employees

You won't be the only one who enjoys the benefits of your enhanced supervisory skills. Everyone at your organization will benefit - your own supervisor, your team, and everyone else who profits from the stronger leadership, improved productivity, and fresh insight you'll bring to the workplace.


  • Discover how to apply the most appropriate supervisory style to each employee.
  • Learn to speak, write, and communicate clearly and tactfully.
  • Learn to plan, organize, communicate, and monitor results.
  • Understand your legal responsibilities as a supervisor.
  • Learn management skills to help give constructive criticism.
  • Understand how to maximize productivity by leveraging diversity and individual differences


  • First Selectmen, Mayors, Town/City Managers
  • Town/City Clerks
  • Human Resources Directors & Personnel
  • Town/City Clerks
  • New Supervisors
  • Department Heads
  • School Superintendents
  • School Business Managers
  • Municipal Attorneys

CCM PRESENTERS back to top

Fred Dorsey, Esq.,
Kainen, Escalara and McHale, P.C.

Fred Dorsey is involved in a wide variety of general and special education, labor relations, and employment issues including union representation elections, contract negotiations and administration, unfair labor practice charges and employment discrimination matters in both the public and private sectors.

Mr. Dorsey specializes in the area of education law, representing boards of education in special education, student expulsion, transportation and residency hearings. Attorney Dorsey currently
teaches a supervisor training course at the University of Bridgeport, Graduate Program Dept. for teachers currently seeking an administrator certification. He has been recognized by New York Magazine as one of their "New York Area Best Lawyers" in the area of special education law.

COST back to top

  • FREE to CCM-Members (see registration info below)

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Become a Certified Connecticut Municipal Official (CCMO) today! This workshop is good for 3 credit hours of Personal Development that can be used towards completing you certification. For more information such as details on requirements and how to get started, please visit