Supervisor Boot Camp - Winter 2023

The Supervisors Boot Camp is a one-day conference specifically designed for individuals who are newly promoted to the supervisor's role, will soon work as a supervisor, or for those who wish to refresh their supervisory skills.

The Winter 2023 program will feature presentations from UNH Professional Development & Training instructors Debra Schuler and J.T. O'Donnell

  • Essential Supervisory Skills: Successfully Developing Yourself and Employees| Debra Schuler 
  • How To Accurately Assess & Coach To Your Team's Strengths | J.T. O'Donnell

Visit the "What You Will Learn" and "Instructor Bios" tabs for more information on conference sessions and speakers. 

Register by January 9 and save $100! $199 if registered by January 9, $299 afterward.

Enrollment fee includes access to all conference sessions, conference materials, breakfast, lunch, and parking.

What You Will Learn


Supervisor Boot Camp - Winter 2023

Supervisors Boot Camp Conference sessions will include:

Essential Supervisory Skills: Successfully Developing Yourself and Your Employees | Debra Schuler 

When you become a supervisor or manager of people, the success of your employees is ultimately your success so it is critical that you shift your mindset and behavior from your previous role as an individual contributor to your new supervisory role.

In this session you will establish a baseline of your current supervisory skill strengths and opportunities for development by completing an "Essential Supervisory Skills Self-Assessment" and learn the following “Essential” Supervisory Skills:

  • Organizing the Work - Assigning the right people to the right tasks and providing necessary resources to meet work goals.
  • Developing Direct Reports - Knowing and actively working to increase the skill level of each employee being supervised.
  • Managing Performance - Removing obstacles to better performance so employees can meet job and organizational objectives.

You will also receive an actionable “Essential Supervisory Skills Tool Kit” containing practical templates that you can start using immediately with your direct reports.

How To Accurately Assess & Coach To Your Team's Strengths | J.T. O'Donnell

As a first-time supervisor, it's important to understand how unconscious bias can impact your ability to successfully leverage the talents of your direct reports. You'll learn how to objectively assess the unique communication styles and workplace strengths of your staff so you can create a working environment that fosters positivity and teamwork. Knowing how to build effective teams requires tools and insights that can help you recognize how your staff prefers to contribute. Creating a safe space for them to realize their potential is the key to your own success as a supervisor.


Travel & Site Information


Supervisor Boot Camp - Winter 2023

The Winter 2023 Supervisors Boot Camp will take place in the Piscataqua Room in Holloway Commons (75 Main Street, Durham, NH) at the University of New Hampshire.

Free parking will be available for all conference attendees in the UNH Campus Crossings Visitor Lot.  Those registered will recieve additional information on the location and parking by email one week prior to the conference.

Breakfast and lunch will be provided at the conference and is included in the cost of enrollment.

Lodging accommodations in Durham within walking distance of the UNH Supervisors Boot Camp:

Instructor Bios


Supervisor Boot Camp - Winter 2023

  • Deb Schuler

    Debra Schuler

    Debra Schuler, B.S., Management is a leadership development facilitator, coach and consultant who helps adults and youth lead themselves with more clarity and purpose to achieve greater fulfillment and success. Her work with individuals and organizations incorporates the research-based principles and evidence from neuroscience and positive psychology, as well as more than 20 years of corporate learning and development experience in large, global technology companies. Debra is a certified Professional Trainer (Association for Talent Development) and earned a Certificate in Positive Psychology from Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health. She is a certified CoreThemes™ career consultant and certified instructor for “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.” https://www.ensolifebydesign.com/

  • J.T. O Donnell

    J.T. O Donnell

    J.T. O'Donnell is the founder and CEO of WorkItDaily.com, an online career coaching platform that has millions of monthly blog visitors and thousands of customers worldwide. A 20+ year HR and recruiting industry veteran, she works with both individuals and corporations to help purpose-driven professionals develop their abilities so they can find greater career success and satisfaction. Her work has been cited by the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, ABC News, Goodmorning AmericaBuzzfeed and dozens of other news outlets. With more than 2.6M followers on LinkedIn and 1M+ followers on TikTok, O'Donnell has provided career and job search advice online to workers all around the globe.



Supervisor Boot Camp - Winter 2023

Winter Supervisors Boot camp
AGENDA | Thursday, February 9, 2023

8:30– 9:00am | Registration & Continental Breakfast

9:00-9:15am | Welcome

9:15- 10:30am | Part I-Essential Supervisory Skills – Debra Schuler 

10:30-10:45am | Break

10:45-12:00pm |  Part II -Essential Supervisory Skills | Debra Schuler 

12:00-1:00pm | Buffet Lunch

1:00-2:00pm | Part I- How To Accurately Assess & Coach To Your Team's StrengthsJ.T. O'Donnell

2:00-2:15pm | Break

2:15-3:15pm | Part II- How To Accurately Assess & Coach To Your Team's StrengthsJ.T. O'Donnell

09:00am - 03:30pm
Durham Campus - Holloway Center, Squamscott Room
J.T. O'Donnell
Debra Schuler
299.00 PDT - Supervisors Boot Camp
199.00 PDT - Supervisors Boot Camp